Reopening Communication #7

Dear Parents/Guardians,

With the winter months approaching, it is critical that we all play our part by monitoring our own and our children’s health. Please keep a child who is not feeling well at home. If your child is experiencing any of the symptoms listed below, please contact your medical provider.

  • Fever (100.4° Fahrenheit or higher)
  • Chills or shaking chills
  • Uncontrolled new cough (not due to other known cause, such as chronic cough)
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • New loss of taste or smell

Our continued implementation of the hybrid model is allowing us to maintain continuity of education despite the rising number of COVID cases in our area. To ensure that we protect the health and safety of the Branford school community, it is important to notify the people listed below in each of the following scenarios:


Parent/Guardian should notify


School Personnel

Other Professional

Child has COVID-related symptoms (see above)

School nurse

Child’s medical provider

Child tests positive for COVID-19

Child’s grade-level administrator (BHS & WIS) or school principal/program director (Elementary and PK)

East Shore Health Department

Family/household member tests positive for COVID-19

East Shore Health Department

Child is required to quarantine due to close contact outside of school


Finally, please remember that there is no school for students this coming Monday, November 2, 2020, and Tuesday, November 3, 2020. On Wednesday, November 4, 2020, students will engage in remote learning following their school’s usual hybrid Wednesday schedule. We hope you will exercise your civic right and responsibility by voting in this year’s election.

Best regards,

Hamlet M. Hernandez

Superintendent of Schools