Consolidated School District of New Britain
Consolidated School District of New Britain
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COVID-19 or Coronavirus Updates

This page is dedicated to providing up-to-date information and communication regarding COVID-19 or Coronavirus. Here you will find links to government agencies, connections to resources, and all communication from CSDNB regarding this on-going situation.



Updates and Resources from Government Agencies


Below are links to Government Agencies with up-to-date information and advice regarding COVID-19 or Coronavirus. The United Way of Connecticut also has a 2-1-1 hotline dedicated to answering general questions free of charge for individuals. Call 2-1-1 or text "CTCOVID" to 898211.


Steps for Limiting Spread of the Flu and Coronavirus


  • Wash hands frequently with soap and hot water for 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • If you become sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough, stay home and avoid contact with other people while you are sick so you do not spread the virus to others.

 


Communication from CSDNB


  • April 1st, 2020: Please see today's message from Superintendent Sarra regarding important information from the State Department of Education and the importance that everyone Stay Safe, Stay at Home as we enter into a peak period. Click here to read the Superintendent's message (English) | (Spanish) | (Arabic)

  • March 31st, 2020: Beginning April 6, a seventh Food Distribution Site at the Boys and Girls Club at 150 Washington Steet will also open. The other sites are Smalley Elementary on 175 West Street, New Britain High School at 110 Mill Street, Smith Elementary School at 142 Rutherford Road, Pulaski Middle School at 757 Farmington Avenue, Slade Middle School at 183 Steele Street, and Diloreto Elementary & Middle School at 732 Slater Road. The hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30 am -10:00 am and from 11:30 am -1:00 pm. All children ages 18 and younger can receive a free prepackaged breakfast and lunch. You may pick up both breakfast and lunch with one stop. Click here to read more and for Spanish and Arabic translation

  • March 30th, 2020, Please see the first of Superintendent Sarra's weekly "Monday Message" series, as we begin phase two learning for our extended school closure: Continued Educational Opportunities (CEO). Click to watch the Superintendent's message

  • March 27th, 2020: In an effort to keep everyone connected and informed, Superintendent Nancy Sarra has released the following updates for students, families, and staff regarding Phase Two learning for our extended school closure: Continuing Educational Opportunities. Please see the message, which includes resources in accessing Google Clasroom. Click here to read the Superintendent's message (English) | (Spanish) | (Arabic)

  • March 26th, 2020: Superintendent Sarra has released the following updates for students, families, and staff regarding Meal Distribution Centers and State Testing Udpates from the State Department of Education. Click here to read the Superintendent's message (English) | (Spanish) | (Arabic)

  • March 24th, 2020: Superintendent Sarra has released the following updates for students, families, and staff regarding extended school closure. Click here to read the Superintendent's message (English) | (Spanish) | (Arabic)

  • March 24th, 2020: Superintendent Sarra has released the following updates for students, families, and staff regarding extended school closure. Click here to read the Superintendent's message (English) | (Spanish) | (Arabic)

  • March 23rd, 2020: Superintendent Sarra has released the following updates for students, families, and staff. Click here to read the Superintendent's message (English) | (Spanish) | (Arabic)

  • March 20th, 2020: The following is the full message from Superintendent Nancy Sarra with several important updates that was communicated by phone to families Friday evening. Click here to read the Superintendent's message (English) | (Spanish) | (Arabic)

  • March 20th, 2020: Today's update from Superintendent Sarra is a reminder to ensure your contact information is up to date in PowerSchool. Letters regarding CSDNB's Interim Learning Plan, including how to access, will be mailed home in the next few days. Click here to read the Superintendent's message (English) | (Spanish) | (Arabic)

  • March 19th, 2020: We will be sharing regular updates from the Office of the Superintendent to ensure our community is as informed as possible during this uncertain time. Thank you all for your continued support and patience. Please see Superintendent Nancy Sarra's message. Click here to read the Superintendent's message (English) | (Spanish) | (Arabic)

  • March 18th, 2020: CSDNB staff has created a possible daily schedule for families to use during school closure. The schedule is intended to be a helpful suggestion and can be flexible. Click here to see daily suggested schedule | (Printable)

  • March 16th, 2020: The last day of school for all CSDNB schools will be June 19, 2020. Graduation is still scheduled for Monday, June 22, 2020, and will not be pushed back. Due to changes in CDC guidance and continued policy updates from the State Department of Education, we will no longer be adding days to the end of the planned calendar year.

  • March 13th, 2020: Student Email Communication The school district will be also use the student email system to send additional messages to all students. Not sure how to access your email? Log in using your student google account. Click here to go to your student email Having trouble accessing between google accounts? Click here


Academic Updates


Monday, March 30, 2020 marks the beginning of phase two of learning during the extended school closure in the Consolidated School District of New Britain. We are calling this phase ‘Continued Educational Opportunities (CEO)’. During CEO, Google Classroom will be the primary vehicle for classroom instruction. Students will access assignments and tasks posted by their classroom teacher(s) through their Google Classroom(s). Questions about posted assignments should be directed to classroom teachers. In addition, on or before Monday, April 6th, a weekly overview of plans will be available on each school’s page linked above under School Pages.


This DAB website will remain active and available during CEO and can be used to support and supplement student work with their teachers in Google Classroom. Families may continue to use resources on DAB as they wish.


Click here to enter the academics DAB Website



Additional Resources for Families


Click for Temporary Directory of Schools During School Closure
Click for Temporary Directory of Family School Liaisons During School Closure

  • Are you looking for internet options? The State of Connecticut offers a list of internet service providers with information on packages they are offering to increase access during the COVID-19 crisis.

See Here For Information On Internet Options


  • Have WiFi but no computer at home? The DAB resources are available on any device! This includes Smart Televisions, XBoxes, and Playstations too!

See Here For On-Line Learning Technology Information


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