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Revised Student Start Day 2020-21
Revised Student Start Day 2020-21
Branford Public Schools
Saturday, August 29, 2020

August 29, 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians:

I hope the recent storm’s impact to you and your family was minimal.  Thankfully no one was seriously injured; however, many families experienced power outages and had damage to their property.  Unfortunately, because of the storm’s impact the District closed on Friday, August 28, 2020, as we also experienced power outages and had damage due to a large tree falling on Tisko Elementary.  We are addressing the issues stemming from the storm and will keep you apprised as to the status of Tisko Elementary school.

With the District closed on Friday, we were unable to complete important reopening training and had to cancel some of our scheduled orientations.  The activities which were cancelled due to the storm are being rescheduled for this coming Monday, August 31, 2020.

Because of the above change, the first day of school for all students is now Thursday, September 10, 2020.  This allows all the professional development and school opening activities to take place.  Please note that kindergarten students and students assigned to the blue group in grades 1-4 will be in-person in their respective school on September 10, 2020 with all other students starting school remotely on September 10, 2020. 

On Friday, September 11, 2020, kindergarten students and students assigned to the orange group in grades 1-4 will be in-person in their respective school with all other students learning remotely.   

Please make note of this change and we thank you for understanding and stay safe.

Warm regards,

Hamlet M. Hernandez

Superintendent of Schools