High School Transitions to Full Remote
January 18, 2021
Dear Parents, Guardians, Staff, and Community Members,
This afternoon, we received notification that an individual at Westbrook High School tested positive for Covid-19. This individual was last present in-person at Westbrook High School on Friday, January 15th. We are in the process of determining close contacts and anticipate an impact on staffing capacity as a result of quarantine requirements. As always, we are working closely with our local department of health. All students and staff required to quarantine will be contacted this afternoon and provided with instructions per CDC and Connecticut guidelines for schools.
Due to the impact on staffing at the high school, Westbrook High School will transition to full remote learning mode for this week (1/19-1/22) and next week (1/25-1/29).
Tomorrow, January 19th, the high school will follow a normal B-day schedule (not the remote schedule used in November). See full schedule below for reference. Period 5 will begin remotely at 7:50 a.m. tomorrow morning.
Based on current information, we anticipate that the high school will return to full in-person mode on Monday, February 1st.
Westbrook Middle School and Daisy Ingraham Elementary School are not impacted by this case. Westbrook Middle School will return to in-person operations tomorrow as planned.
We will continue to monitor this case and provide updates as needed. Principal Winch and high school office staff will be reaching out to students and staff this afternoon to provide additional instructions regarding quarantine for individuals who are identified as close contacts.
As always, thank you for your continued support and understanding. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.
Kristina J. Martineau, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools