Pupil Services

June 29, 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Your child has the opportunity to participate in our in-person Extended School Year (ESY) services offered through the East Haven Public Schools beginning on July 6, 2020. The district medical advisor will review planning and implementation of Summer School programming in cooperation with the Superintendent of Schools and Director of Pupil Services. These ESY services will take place on school grounds and will be provided consistent with current applicable health and safety guidance from federal, state, and local authorities. East Haven Public Schools and parents/guardians understand that the choice to have your child participate in this in-person activity is voluntary and that alternative educational services will be made available if you choose not to have your child participate in our in-person ESY programming. Before your child will be permitted to participate in our in-person ESY programming, East Haven Public Schools requires that you read the information stated below in this Notice of Risk.

INFORMATION ABOUT COVID-19

COVID-19 is an illness caused by a virus that can spread from person to person. The symptoms of COVID-19 can range from mild to severe, appearing 2-14 days after exposure to the virus and may include, among other symptoms, fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea. Some individuals with COVID-19 may not show symptoms and it may be spread even by people who are not displaying signs of illness. Because of its highly contagious and sometimes “hidden” nature, you must understand that it is currently very difficult to control the spread of COVID-19 or to determine whether, where, or how a specific individual may have been exposed to the disease.

COVID-19 is a new disease and there is limited information regarding risk factors. Based on current information, people who are 65 years or older or people of any age with underlying medical conditions (such as chronic lung disease, moderate to severe asthma, serious heart conditions, severe obesity, diabetes, chronic kidney or liver disease, or those who are immunocompromised) are at higher risk of experiencing severe illness as result of COVID-19. At this time, students living in households with individuals who are 65 years of age and older and/or with individuals who have higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19 (such as people with underlying medical conditions) are recommended to stay home.

There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. Due to its highly contagious nature, it is possible that contact with others, as well as with surfaces that have been exposed to the virus, can lead to infection. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) currently advises that individuals stay home as much as possible and avoid close contact with others and engage in social distancing. The CDC further advises people to wear a cloth face covering in public settings, particularly when social distancing is not possible; to clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces; and to wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

The School District has put protocols and preventative measures in place that are consistent with applicable recommendations from public health officials and other federal, state and local agencies. These safety measures include, but are not limited to, requiring cloth face masks, social distancing, regular handwashing, avoiding the use of shared items and mandating regular screening of participants. Despite these protective measures, however, it remains possible for a student participating in the District’s in-person program to become infected with COVID-19 or to infect others, even if a student is asymptomatic.

Additional information regarding COVID-19 is available on the following websites or upon request from the School District: CDC’s website link: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html CT Department of Public Health website at: https://portal.ct.gov/coronavirus

Please be advised that the school district may suspend in-person classes at any time due to health & safety risks.

The COVID-19 Health & Safety Compliance Liaison for Summer School 2020:

Robert E. Swan, Director of Pupil Services

rswan@east-haven.k12.ct.us

203-468-3312

A school nurse will be assigned to each of the two schools which students will attend.

No Visitors will be permitted into school facilities unless required by regulation, or otherwise required by a student’s individualized educational plan.

No student meal times will be scheduled inside our facilities. In-district students will be able to take a lunch and a snack to-go as they exit. This exchange will be planned to happen consistent with all public health and safety guidelines for social distancing.

Physical Space: Group size in every classroom will be limited. Six-foot distancing will be encouraged and in situations where distancing is not possible, appropriate face coverings and other protection (such as face shields) will be worn. Social distancing means putting space between yourself and others. Video Link here is 10 Seconds: https://www.cdc.gov/video/socialmedia/social-distancing_lores-2.mp4

Students are encouraged to wear a face mask to, from, and during school hours. Wearing a cloth face covering correctly can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 to others. Video Link here is 30 Seconds: https://www.cdc.gov/video/socialmedia/Cloth-Face-Covering-Dos-Donts.mp4

Parents are encouraged to provide transportation for their child to and from school. If your child must take the bus they are required to wear a mask.

If more than one adult is required in a classroom, staff will work with consistent teams and utilize proactive scheduling to minimize cross-contamination of student groups.

The district will restrict the sharing of educational materials between individuals. These materials include, but are not limited to: books, computers, calculators, writing materials, and art supplies.

If your child recently had close contact with a person or experiences any of the following symptoms (21 Second Video)-click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zzfdYShvQU please Stay Home & notify the school and self-quarantine. Quarantine is used to keep someone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 away from others. Quarantine helps prevent spread of disease that can occur before a person knows they are sick or if they are infected with the virus without feeling symptoms.

Please provide your child with water and a refillable water bottle.

Sincerely,

Robert E. Swan, Director of Pupil Services

29 de junio de 2020

Queridos padres y tutores:

Su hijo/a tiene la oportunidad de participar en nuestros servicios en persona de Año Escolar Extendido (ESY) ofrecidos a través de las Escuelas Públicas de East Haven a partir del 6 de julio de 2020. El asesor médico del distrito revisará la planificación e implementación de la programación de la Escuela de Verano en cooperación con el Superintendente de Escuelas y Director de Servicios Estudiantiles. Estos servicios de ESY se llevarán a cabo en la escuela y se proporcionarán de acuerdo con los avisos de salud y seguridad de las autoridades federales, estatales y locales. Las Escuelas Públicas de East Haven y los padres / tutores entienden que la opción de que su hijo participe en esta actividad en persona es voluntaria y que se ofrecerán servicios educativos alternativos si elige que su hijo no participe en nuestro programa ESY en persona . Antes de que a su hijo se le permita participar en nuestra programación ESY en persona, las Escuelas Públicas de East Haven requieren que lea la información que se indica a continuación en este Aviso de Riesgo.

información sobre COVID-19

COVID-19 es una enfermedad causada por un virus que puede propagarse de persona a persona. Los síntomas de COVID-19 pueden variar de leves a severos, aparecen de 2 a 14 días después de la exposición al virus y pueden incluir, entre otros síntomas, fiebre o escalofríos, tos, falta de aliento o dificultad para respirar, fatiga, dolores musculares o corporales. , dolor de cabeza, nueva pérdida de sabor u olfato, dolor de garganta, congestión o secreción nasal, náuseas o vómitos y diarrea. Algunas personas con COVID-19 pueden no mostrar síntomas y puede propagarse incluso por personas que no muestran signos de enfermedad. Debido a su naturaleza altamente contagiosa y a veces "oculta", debe comprender que actualmente es muy difícil controlar la propagación de COVID-19 o determinar si, dónde o cómo un individuo específico puede haber cogido a la enfermedad.

COVID-19 es una enfermedad nueva y hay información limitada sobre los factores de riesgo. Según la información actual, las personas mayores de 65 años o personas de cualquier edad con afecciones médicas subyacentes (como enfermedad pulmonar crónica, asma moderada a grave, afecciones cardíacas graves, obesidad grave, diabetes, enfermedad renal o hepática crónica, o aquellas que están inmunocomprometidos) tienen un mayor riesgo de experimentar una enfermedad grave como resultado de COVID-19. En este momento, se recomienda que los estudiantes que viven en hogares con personas de 65 años de edad o más y / o con personas que tienen un mayor riesgo de enfermedad grave por COVID-19 (como personas con afecciones médicas subyacentes) se queden en casa.

Actualmente no existe una vacuna para prevenir COVID-19. Debido a su naturaleza altamente contagiosa, es posible que el contacto con otros, así como con superficies que hayan estado expuestas al virus, pueda provocar una infección. La mejor manera de prevenir enfermedades es evitar exponerse al virus que causa COVID-19. Los Centros para el Control de Enfermedades (CDC) actualmente recomiendan que las personas se queden en casa tanto como sea posible y eviten el contacto cercano con otros y participen en el distanciamiento social. Los CDC recomiendan además a las personas que usen máscaras en lugares públicos, particularmente cuando no es posible el distanciamiento social; para limpiar y desinfectar superficies frecuentemente tocadas; y lavarse las manos a menudo con agua y jabón durante al menos 20 segundos, o usar un desinfectante para manos a base de alcohol.

El Distrito Escolar ha establecido protocolos y medidas preventivas que son consistentes con las recomendaciones aplicables de los funcionarios de salud pública y otras agencias federales, estatales y locales. Estas medidas de seguridad incluyen, pero no se limitan a, requerir máscaras de tela, distanciamiento social, lavado de manos regular, evitar el uso de artículos compartidos y exigir una evaluación periódica de los participantes. Sin embargo, a pesar de estas medidas de protección, sigue siendo posible que un estudiante que participa en el programa en persona del Distrito se infecte con COVID-19 o infecte a otros, incluso si un estudiante es asintomático.

La información adicional sobre COVID-19 está disponible en los siguientes sitios web o a solicitud del Distrito Escolar: enlace al sitio web de los CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html Sitio web del Departamento de Salud Pública de CT en:https://portal.ct.gov/coronavirus

Tenga en cuenta que el distrito escolar puede suspender las clases en persona en cualquier momento debido a riesgos de salud y seguridad.

El Enlace de Cumplimiento de Salud y Seguridad COVID-19 para la Escuela de Verano 2020: Robert E. Swan, Director of Pupil Services rswan@east-haven.k12.ct.us 203-468-3312

No se permitirán visitantes en las escuelas a menos que así lo exija la regulación o el plan educativo individualizado de un estudiante.

No se programarán comidas para los estudiantes dentro de nuestras escuelas. Los estudiantes del distrito podrán obtener un almuerzo y una merienda para llevar a casa cuando salgan. Se planificará que este intercambio sea consistente con todas las pautas de salud pública y seguridad para el distanciamiento social.

Espacio físico: el tamaño del grupo en cada aula será limitado. Se alentará el distanciamiento de seis pies y en situaciones donde el distanciamiento no es posible, se usarán máscaras y otra protección (como protectores faciales). El distanciamiento social significa poner espacio entre usted y los demás. Enlace de video aquí que dura sólo 10 segundos: https://www.cdc.gov/video/socialmedia/social-distancing_lores-2.mp4

Se alienta a los estudiantes a usar una máscara cuando están de ida y vuelta a la escuela y durante el horario escolar. Usar un paño que cubra la cara correctamente puede ayudar a prevenir la propagación de COVID-19 a otros. Enlace de video aquí que dura 30 segundos: https://www.cdc.gov/video/socialmedia/Cloth-Face-Covering-Dos-Donts.mp4

Se alienta a los padres a proporcionar transporte para sus hijos hacia y desde la escuela. Si su hijo debe tomar el autobús, debe usar una máscara.

Si se requiere más de un adulto en un salón de clases, el personal trabajará con equipos consistentes y utilizará una programación proactiva para minimizar la contaminación cruzada de los grupos de estudiantes.

El distrito restringirá el intercambio de materiales educativos entre individuos. Estos materiales incluyen, entre otros: libros, computadoras, calculadoras, materiales de escritura y materiales de arte.

Si su hijo recientemente tuvo contacto cercano con una persona con Covid-19 o experimenta alguno de los siguientes síntomas (video que dura 21 segundos), haga clic aquí:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zzfdYShvQU , quédese en casa y notifique a la escuela y cuarentena por 14 días. La cuarentena se usa para mantener a alguien que podría haber estado expuesto al COVID-19 lejos de los demás. La cuarentena ayuda a prevenir la propagación de la enfermedad que puede ocurrir antes de que una persona sepa que está enferma o si está infectada con el virus sin sentir síntomas.

Proporcione a su hijo agua en una botella de agua recargable.

Sinceramente,

Robert E. Swan, Director of Pupil Services

35 Wheelbarrow Lane

East Haven, CT 06513

Director of Pupil Services - Robert Swan

203-468-3312 (Phone)

203-468-3868 (Fax)

East Haven Public Schools provide a free, appropriate public education for each preschool and school-aged child requiring special education and related services. The district provides each child requiring special education and related services with a program appropriate to the child's needs as set forth in an Individualized Education Program (IEP).

East Haven Public Schools have established procedures for developing, implementing, reviewing, maintaining, and evaluating IEP's for each child requiring special education and related services. The IEP is based on the diagnostic findings and the educational progress of the child. Changes in a child's IEP can only occur through recommendations made at a PPT meeting based upon the current IEP and information relating to the child's current educational performance. An IEP shall be in effect at the beginning of each school year for every child with a disability who requires special education services. Before any student with disabilities is initially placed in a special education program, a full individual evaluation of the child's educational needs is conducted by the East Haven Public Schools.

Parent Resources relating to Individualized Education Programs:

Parent Guide to Special Education in Connecticut

English - https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/SDE/Special-Education/Parents_Guide_SE.pdf

Spanish - https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/SDE/Special-Education/parents_guide_SE_span.pdf

Individualized Education Plan Manual

https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/SDE/Special-Education/IEP-Manual-REVISED-July-2018.pdf?la=en

Building a Bridge, A Resource For High School Students

http://www.ct.gov/connect-ability/lib/connect-ability/youth/d_buildingabridge.pdf

Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center

http://www.cpacinc.org/

Other useful information can be found at the state department website by clicking on the following link:

https://portal.ct.gov/SDE/Services/Special-Education

Parental Notification of the Laws Relating to the use of Seclusion and Restraint in the Public Schools

English - https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/SDE/Special-Education/2018_parental_notification_of_the_laws_relating_to_seclusion_and_restraint_in_the_public_schools.pdf?la=en

Spanish - https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/SDE/Special-Education/las_leyes_relacionadas_con_el_uso_del_aislamiento_y_la_restriccin_en_las_escuelas_pblicas.pdf?la=en

Procedural Safeguards Notice

English - https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/DOC/Pdf/EducationProceduralSafeguardspdf.pdf

Spanish - https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/SDE/Special-Education/Prosaf_Spanish.pdf?la=en

Medicaid Information

English - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwQpP42WHt9dMTl4R0hTajN4TkE/view?usp=sharing

Spanish - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwQpP42WHt9dY1BHTjJBNUVmeUk/view?usp=sharing

Autism Toolkit: Challenging behaviors represent some of the most concerning and stressful features of autism. These behaviors can often cause harm or damage, family and staff stress and caregiver burnout. Parents may feel guilty and responsible. It is important to know that you should not blame yourself for behaviors that you find difficult. Sometimes, the extraordinary steps parents go through for their children with complex needs might not be enough and additional supports and resources might be necessary.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwQpP42WHt9dQ3U4RTM5c2VsZUxEa3JDc1k0RUZmSk5TWC1v/view?usp=sharing

Children's Mental Health Resource:

Mental health is just as important as physical health to a child's well-being. Looking for information on children's mental health? Check out the link below for more information including child trauma, mental health in school, infant/early childhood mental health and best evidence-based practices.

http://www.kidsmentalhealthinfo.com

Homeless Education:

https://portal.ct.gov/SDE/Homeless/Homeless-Education

Talented and Gifted (TAG):

Students performing in the top percentile ranks on nationally normed and standardized assessments, as well as in daily classwork or demonstrate outstanding talent in the creative arts are considered for a Talented and Gifted classification.

For more information on the Talented and Gifted process, please see the "TAG" tab under "Teaching and Learning."

New Haven Resource Guide:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwQpP42WHt9demNiOWpuaXRiRkFuVnN3LWdGTlI5cW5sQ0lZ/view?usp=sharing

East Haven Public School Resource Guide:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwQpP42WHt9dUWQ3ZVdYdU9QaEE/view?usp=sharing