Parent Discussion - Securly

We will post a recording of our parent meeting regarding the use of Securly which took place on February 22nd shortly.

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    Use of cafeteria, gym and bathrooms near cafe

    Westbrook Middle School
  • WMS P&R After School Program

    Use of cafeteria, gym and bathrooms near cafe

    Westbrook Middle School
  • WMS P&R After School Program

    Use of cafeteria, gym and bathrooms near cafe

    Westbrook Middle School
  • WMS P&R After School Program

    Use of cafeteria, gym and bathrooms near cafe

    Westbrook Middle School
  • WMS P&R After School Program

    Use of cafeteria, gym and bathrooms near cafe

    Westbrook Middle School
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Mid-Year PTO Membership Drive

The Westbrook Middle School PTO is a dedicated group of parent and teacher volunteers whose goal is to provide support for the school community through its volunteer and fundraising efforts.  The PTO is currently seeking new members; especially in leadership roles. Membership is open to Parents/Guardians, Grandparents & Staff and is free this year. Please watch for forms coming home with students to be filled out and returned, or call the office to express your interest.

 

WMS - Helping our Community

  
Our talented students, under the direction of Art Teacher Mrs. Colagiovanni, have partnered with area businesses like Pasta Vita to share some positivity, artistic and verbal expression as well as a commitment to Community and all of its People. This "bag art" project is a great example!

Remote Schedule

  

UPDATED SAFETY/HEALTH PROTOCOLS

We continue to work closely with our medical advisor Dr. Adam Perrin, Westbrook Health Dept, CT State Board of Education, and CT Department of Public Health in putting practices in place to keep our students and staff safe.

Our latest guidance is regarding the acceptance of the “rapid antigen test” used to diagnose individuals with symptoms of COVID-19. It has been reported that these tests often produce false negative results for patients who actually have the illness. Therefore, we can only accept test results from the PCR viral test going forward.  While the result takes longer to receive, it is an accurate and reliable test.

This letter is to address and clarify what to do when your child is ill. If your child is ill, please call and/or email the office or the nurse’s office and leave a detailed message regarding the reason your child is out and any symptoms he or she may be having. This will allow the nurse to follow up with the parent and/or guardian with any other questions she may have.

For any student who is kept home due to experiencing ONE or more of the following symptoms…

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath and/or difficulty breathing
  • Fever and chills
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea and/or GI issues
  • New loss of taste and smell
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion and/or Runny Nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Fatigue

…there are four options that allow the child to return to school.

1.)   The student may receive a note from his or her Pediatrician that states an “Alternate Diagnosis” and that the Pediatrician is not concerned that the symptoms the student may be having are related to COVID.

2.)   If you choose NOT to take your child to his or her Pediatrician, providing a negative PCR COVID test will allow their return to school. Please note that even with a negative COVID test all students must be symptomatic free for at least 72 hours.

3.)   If a child tests positive for COVID-19, he or she must quarantine for the FULL 10 days and may return to school after the 10 days have been completed AND the child is symptom free.

4.)   If you choose NOT to take a child to their Pediatrician AND choose NOT to have a COVID test done the child must quarantine for 14 days.

If your child is symptom free, but must remain quarantined, you may choose for your child to attend class remotely, rather than have those days marked as absent.  To do this, please notify the office and the homeroom teacher by email. 

***Please note that if your child is sick, s/he should not access the remote learning, as we want your child to rest and recover!***

If you have any other questions or concerns, please directly contact the school nurse.

Thank you,

Kayla Johnson, RN and Tina Bennett, RN

Nursing Staff, Westbrook Public Schools

 

 

District News

  • Covid Cases- Daisy and WMS

    February 27, 2021

    Dear Parents, Guardians, Staff, and Community Members,

    Earlier today, we received notification that two additional individuals at Daisy Ingraham Elementary School and an individual at Westbrook Middle School tested positive for Covid-19. 

    Case #1 at Daisy: This individual was last present in-person on February 24th.  As a result of this case, Ms. Cote’s preschool class will transition to remote learning effective March 1st-March 5th.  The class will return to in-person mode on Monday, March 8th.

    Case #2 at Daisy: This individual was last present on February 25th. As a result of this case, Ms. Fair’s 4th grade class will transition to remote learning effective March 1st-March 5th. The class will return to in-person mode on Monday, March 8th.

    Case #1 at WMS: This individual has not been in-person in our district for an extended period of time. There are no close contacts or quarantine requirements associated with students or staff.

    We are in the process of determining close contacts. 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.

    An update in other recent cases: The quarantine period ends this weekend for students and staff associated with the 7th grade case and the 3rd grade case.  The 7th grade will return to in-person learning on Monday, March 1st.  Ms. Fischer’s 3rd grade class will transition back to in-person learning on Monday, March 1st.

    As always, thank you for your continued support and understanding. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.  

    Sincerely,

    Kristina J.  Martineau, Ed.D.

    Superintendent of Schools

    Covid Info
  • Covid Update- Daisy Ingraham Elementary School

    February 26, 2021

    Dear Parents, Guardians, Staff, and Community Members,

    We received notification that three individuals at Daisy Ingraham Elementary School tested positive for Covid-19.  All three individuals have not recently attended school in person due family exposures and quarantine requirements.  We have carefully reviewed each case.  In consultation with our local department of health, we have determined that there are no close contacts associated with students or staff per CDC and Connecticut guidelines for schools.  

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.

    Sincerely,

    Kristina J.  Martineau, Ed.D.

    Superintendent of Schools

    Covid Info
  • Covid-19 Case- Daisy Ingraham Elementary School

    February 25, 2021

    Dear Parents, Guardians, Staff, and Community Members,

    We received notification that an individual at Daisy Ingraham Elementary School tested positive for Covid-19. This individual was last present in-person at school on Wednesday, February 17th.  In consultation with our local department of health, we have determined that there are no close contacts associated with students or staff per CDC and Connecticut guidelines for schools.

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.

    Sincerely,

    Kristina J.  Martineau, Ed.D.

    Superintendent of Schools

    Covid Info
  • Covid-19 Case- Daisy Ingraham Elementary School

    February 24, 2021

    Dear Parents, Guardians, Staff, and Community Members,

    This afternoon, we received notification that an individual at Daisy Ingraham Elementary School tested positive for Covid-19. This individual was last present in-person at school on Wednesday, February 17th. In consultation with our local department of health, we have determined that there are no close contacts associated with students or staff.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.

    Sincerely,

    Kristina J.  Martineau, Ed.D.

    Superintendent of Schools

    Covid Info
  • Covid-19 Cases: WHS and District

    February 23, 2021

    Dear Parents, Guardians, Staff, and Community Members,

    We received notification that two individuals have tested positive for Covid-19. Both individuals were last present in-person on Thursday, February 18th. One individual is associated with Westbrook High School.  The other individual is a district employee.

    A small number of students at the high school will need to quarantine as a result of one of the cases. There is no anticipated quarantine impact associated with the other case. All close contacts have been identified and contacted with instructions to quarantine per CDC and CT DPH guidelines. 

    We will continue to monitor these cases and provide updates as needed. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.

    Sincerely,

    Kristina J.  Martineau, Ed.D.

    Superintendent of Schools

    Covid Info
  • Covid-19 Case: Westbrook High School

    February 21, 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 school on Thursday, February 18th. 

    We are in the process of determining close contacts. All students and staff required to quarantine will be contacted this afternoon and evening with instructions per CDC and Connecticut guidelines for schools.

    We will continue to monitor this case and provide updates as needed. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.

    Sincerely,

    Kristina J.  Martineau, Ed.D.

    Superintendent of Schools

    Covid Info
  • Covid-19: Two Cases

    February 20, 2021

    Dear Parents, Guardians, Staff, and Community Members,

    This afternoon, we received notification that an individual at Daisy Ingraham Elementary School and an individual at Westbrook Middle School tested positive for Covid-19. These individuals were last present in-person at school on Wednesday, February 17th. 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.

    At Daisy Ingraham Elementary School, Ms. Fisher’s 3rd grade class will transition to remote learning. This class will return to in-person learning on Monday, March 1st.

    Due to the impact on staffing capacity at Westbrook Middle School, all 7th grade students will transition to remote learning. Grade 7 will return to in-person learning on Monday, March 1st.

    We will continue to monitor these cases and provide updates as needed. We are in the process of 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.

    Sincerely,

    Kristina J. Martineau, Ed.D.

    Superintendent of Schools

    Covid Info
  • Case Update- Daisy Transitions to Remote 2/1-2/5

    January 30, 2021

    Dear Parents, Guardians, Staff, and Community Members,

    Earlier this morning, we received notification that an individual at Daisy Ingraham Elementary School tested positive for Covid-19. This individual was last present in person at Daisy on Thursday, January 28th.  All students and staff required to quarantine have been contacted and provided with instructions per CDC and Connecticut guidelines for schools.

    Due to the impact on staffing at the elementary school, Daisy Ingraham Elementary School will operate in full remote learning mode starting on Monday, February 1st through Friday, February 5th.

    Potential weather related events aside, Westbrook High School and Westbrook Middle School return to full in-person mode on Monday, February 1st.

    In the event of a weather related closure this week, we will use one day as a traditional snow closure day, but transition to remote learning if multiple days are impacted and power outages are not an issue.

    As always, thank you for your continued support, understanding, and flexibility. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.

    Sincerely,

    Kristina J.  Martineau, Ed.D.

    Superintendent of Schools

    Covid Info
  • Covid-19 Case at Daisy Ingraham Elementary School

    January 26, 2021

    Dear Parents, Guardians, Staff, and Community Members,

    This morning, we received a notification that an individual at Daisy Ingraham Elementary School tested positive for Covid-19. This individual was last present in-person at the elementary school on Friday, January 22nd. This case impacts one 4th grade classroom that will transition to remote learning effective January 27th and return to in-person mode on February 2nd. All students and staff required to quarantine have been contacted, dismissed early today, and provided with instructions per CDC and Connecticut guidelines for schools.  

    As a reminder, if you or a family member start to exhibit symptoms of COVID-19, are exposed to a positive case, or are awaiting test results, please inform the school nurse as soon as possible.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us for guidance and clarification. Most importantly, please self-quarantine and choose remote learning until these concerns and questions are resolved. 

    As always, thank you for your continued support and understanding. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.

    Sincerely,

    Kristina J.  Martineau, Ed.D.

    Superintendent of Schools

    Covid Info
  • Westbrook Middle School- Remote Learning 1/21-1/29

    January 20, 2021

    Dear Parents, Guardians, Staff, and Community Members,

    This afternoon, we received notification that an individual at Westbrook Middle School tested positive for Covid-19. This individual was last present in person at Westbrook Middle School on Tuesday, January 19th. After a review of close contacts in collaboration with our local health department, we have determined that this case requires 13 staff members and 13 students to quarantine. All students and staff required to quarantine have been contacted and provided with instructions per CDC and Connecticut guidelines for schools.

    Due to the impact on staffing at the middle school, Westbrook Middle School will transition to remote learning effective Thursday, January 21st to Friday, January 29th.  At this time, we anticipate the middle school returning to in-person operations on Monday, February 1st.

    We will continue to monitor this case and provide updates as needed.

    As a reminder, if you or a family member start to exhibit symptoms of COVID-19, are exposed to a positive case, or are awaiting test results, please inform the school nurse as soon as possible.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us for guidance and clarification. Most importantly, please self-quarantine and choose remote learning until these concerns and questions are resolved. 

    As always, thank you for your continued support and understanding. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.

    Sincerely,

    Kristina J.  Martineau, Ed.D.

    Superintendent of Schools

    Covid Info
  • 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.

    Sincerely,

    Kristina J.  Martineau, Ed.D.

    Superintendent of Schools

    Covid Info
  • Covid 19 Case- Daisy Ingraham Elementary School

    January 15, 2021

    Dear Parents, Guardians, Staff, and Community Members,

    We were notified of an individual at Daisy Ingraham Elementary School who has tested positive for Covid-19.  This individual last attended school in-person on January 12th.  After conferring with our local health department, we have determined that a small number of students and staff will quarantine in line with CT Department of Public Health and CDC guidelines.  All families and staff members impacted by this case have already been contacted.

    As a reminder, if you or a family member start to exhibit symptoms of COVID-19, are exposed to a positive case, or are awaiting test results, please inform the school nurse as soon as possible.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us for guidance and clarification. Most importantly, please self-quarantine and choose remote learning until these concerns and questions are resolved. 

    As always, student and staff health, safety and wellness are our highest priorities. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

    Sincerely, 

    Kristina J. Martineau, Ed.D.

    Superintendent of Schools

    Superintendent of Schools

    Covid Info
  • Positive Covid 19 case at Westbrook Middle School

    January 12, 2021

    Dear Parents, Guardians, Staff, and Community Members,

    Early this morning, we received notification that an individual at Westbrook Middle School tested positive for Covid-19. This individual was last present in person at Westbrook Middle School on Friday, January 8th. After a comprehensive review of close contacts in collaboration with our local health department, we have determined that this case requires 11 staff members and 13 students to quarantine. All students and staff required to quarantine have been contacted and provided with instructions per CDC and Connecticut guidelines for schools.

    Due to the impact on staffing at the middle school, Westbrook Middle School will continue to operate in full remote learning mode for the remainder of this week and return to in-person operations on Tuesday, January 19th.

    Westbrook High School and Daisy Ingraham Elementary School are not impacted by this case and will remain in full in-person learning mode.

    We will continue to monitor this case and provide updates as needed.

    As always, thank you for your continued support and understanding. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.

    Sincerely,

    Kristina J. Martineau, Ed.D.

    Superintendent of Schools

    Covid Info
  • Westbrook Middle School Moves to Remote Learning - 1/12/2021

    January 12, 2021

    Due to a positive Covid-19 case at the middle school that was reported early this morning, the time needed to conduct contact tracing, and potential impact to staffing capacity due to quarantine, we have determined that all Westbrook Middle School students and staff will participate in remote learning today, Tuesday, January 12th.  I will follow-up with a communication later this morning with more details as we evaluate this case and its impact.  

    Kristina J. Martineau

    Superintendent of School

    Covid Info
  • Covid-19 Case Update 1/6/2021

    January 6, 2021

    Dear Parents, Guardians, Staff, and Community Members,

    We were informed that two individuals at Westbrook High Schools have tested positive for Covid-19.  These individuals have not attended in-person learning since early November.  There are no known exposures or contacts associated with Westbrook Public Schools associated with these cases.  

    We were also notified of an individual at Daisy Ingraham Elementary School who has tested positive for Covid-19.  This individual attended school in-person on January 4th.  After conferring with our local health department, we have determined that a small number of students and staff will quarantine out of an abundance of caution and in line with CT Department of Public Health and CDC guidelines.  All families and staff members impacted by this case have already been contacted.

    As a reminder, if you or a family member start to exhibit symptoms of COVID-19, are exposed to a positive case, or are awaiting test results, please inform the school nurse as soon as possible.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us for guidance and clarification. Most importantly, please self-quarantine and choose remote learning until these concerns and questions are resolved. 

    As always, student and staff health, safety and wellness are our highest priorities. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

    Sincerely, 

    Kristina J. Martineau, Ed.D.

    Superintendent of Schools

    Covid Info
  • Covid-19 Case Update 12/29/2020

    December 29, 2020

    Dear Parents, Guardians, Staff, and Community Members,

    We were informed that an individual at Westbrook Middle School has tested positive for Covid-19.  This individual was last in the school on December 23rd. After consulting with our local health director, we have determined, out of an abundance of caution, that two other individuals should quarantine per CDC and CT DPH guidelines. These individuals have already been contacted and no other action is needed at this time.

    We will continue to monitor cases of Covid-19 and update you as we receive new information. 

    We ask that you continue to encourage your children to practice good hand-washing hygiene, wear face masks, and to practice social distancing per CDC guidelines. As a reminder, if you or a family member start to exhibit symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, shortness of breath, coughing, new loss of taste or smell, headache, chills, muscle aches, vomiting, diarrhea, for example), please reach out to your physician and inform your child’s school nurse. If you would like further information on COVID-19, please go to the Westbrook Public Schools website at www.westbrookctschools.org.

    Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

    Kristina J. Martineau, Ed.D.

    Superintendent of Schools

    Covid Info
  • Covid-19 Update 12/28/2020

    December 28, 2020

    Dear Parents, Guardians, Staff, and Community Members,

    This afternoon, we were informed that an individual at Daisy Ingraham Elementary School has tested positive for Covid-19.  This individual last attended Daisy in person on December 23rd.  This case is the result of a household exposure event. We have conferred with our local health director and determined that this new case does not require any student or staff at Daisy Ingraham Elementary School to quarantine.

    Additionally, we received a report of another individual associated with Daisy who also tested positive for Covid-19.  This case is also the result of an unrelated household exposure event. This individual was last in person at Daisy Ingraham Elementary School on Friday, December 18th. No students or staff members need to quarantine as a result of this case.

    We ask that you continue to encourage your children to practice good hand-washing hygiene, wear face masks, and to practice social distancing per CDC guidelines. As a reminder, if you or a family member start to exhibit symptoms of the COVID-19 (fever, shortness of breath, coughing, new loss of taste or smell, headache, chills, muscle aches, vomiting, diarrhea, for example), please reach out to your physician and inform your child’s school nurse. If you would like further information on COVID-19, please go to the Westbrook Public Schools website at www.westbrookctschools.org.

    Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

    Kristina J. Martineau, Ed.D.

    Superintendent of Schools

    Covid Info
  • Covid-19 Case Update

    Sunday, December 20, 2020

    Dear Parents, Guardians, Staff, and Community Members,

    We were informed that an individual at Westbrook High School has tested positive for Covid-19.  This individual was last present at Westbrook High School on Tuesday, December 15th.  As always, we work closely with the Westbrook Health Department to identify close contacts and quarantine requirements.  We have determined that a quarantine period is required for high school students who may been in close contact with this individual.  All students and their families impacted by this particular case have already been contacted and instructed to quarantine.

    As always, we appreciate your efforts and support during this challenging time.  

    Sincerely, 

    Kristina J. Martineau, Ed.D.

    Superintendent of Schools

    Covid Info
  • Remote Learning Survey

    Monday, December 14, 2020

     

    Dear Westbrook Students, Parents, and Guardians,

     

    After an extended period of time in remote learning mode this fall, I am writing to you now to ask for your feedback to help us to plan in the event we return to remote, e-learning this school year.  Please consider taking a few minutes to share with us your thoughts, experiences, and suggestions to help us to provide the best experience possible in remote learning.

     

    Also, some of our students continue to participate remotely while schools are in-person.  The perspective of our students and families who remain in remote learning mode is also very important to us.

     

    Thank you in advance for your time in completing this survey and your input to help us in future planning.  Please complete one survey per child.  The survey will close on Monday, December 21, 2020.

     

    Daisy Ingraham Elementary School

    Westbrook Middle School

    Westbrook High School

     

    Kristina J. Martineau, Ed.D.

    Superintendent of School

    Westbrook Public Schools
  • Covid-19 Update

    December 9, 2020

    Dear Parents, Guardians, Staff, and Community Members,

    This afternoon, we were informed that a student at Westbrook Middle School has tested positive for Covid-19. This was a household spread event.  Due to the household exposure, this student has been in quarantine per guidance from our local health director and CDC guidelines. This student did not attend in-person learning this week and there are no known exposures or contacts associated with Westbrook Public Schools. No further action is required at this time.

    I will continue to update you if we receive information regarding positive cases of Covid-19 and any potential impact on our day to day operations due to staff shortages and quarantine requirements.

    As always, we appreciate your efforts during this challenging time.

    Sincerely, 

    Kristina J. Martineau, Ed.D.

    Superintendent of Schools

     

    Covid Info
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