What is Distance Learning?
Distance learning is the education of students who are not physically present at a school. Teachers will deliver lessons and learning materials in a number of ways, using the Internet, videos, discussion forums, worksheets, and other tools.
We have been working diligently on our distance learning model for students in grades K-12, the Continuity of Learning Plan (CLP), which includes opportunities for E-Learning and technology-free learning.
- E-Learning: learning that involves utilizing digital devices, such as Chromebooks, laptops, or even cell phones, to access educational curriculum outside of a traditional classroom
- Technology-free learning: learning via non-digital resources, such as district-provided printed learning packets, to access educational curriculum outside of a traditional classroom
What does this mean for my child?
As part of the CLP, your child will have access to grade-level activities and materials that offer a combination of review, practice, and new learning. While the CLP is a new way of learning for many of our students, we will do our best to provide support.
On Friday, March 27, we completed the distribution of all the available and functional devices in the district. The small number of remaining devices are being collected at one location where they will be serviced for possible distribution.
If you still do not have an available device at home, please complete our technology survey so we can reach out to you next week. Survey was emailed to all families and is on the website.
Student Meal Pick-up Locations
PRINTABLE MAP OF LOCATIONS
We remain committed to providing nutrition to students who need meals during the school closures. We are also mindful of our collective need for social distancing. We have added eight additional meal distribution locations throughout the city for a total of 16. Any student 18 years old or younger can pick up a lunch and breakfast at any of our 16 school locations listed below. Please be aware that locations have changed.
For the safety of all, we ask that families practice social distancing at meal sites, avoid close contact, and wash hands upon returning home.
Starting on Monday, March 23, we will implement the following changes to student meal delivery:
- Meals will be distributed on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
- On Mondays and Wednesdays, two days of meals will be provided. On Fridays, three days of meals will be provided.
- Distribution will occur at 17 school locations in Hartford. The full list of locations is below.
- Meals will be distributed frozen with heating instructions in English and Spanish. They should be taken home and cooked or refrigerated quickly.
New Student Meal Distribution Sites
|1||Achievement First||305 Greenfield Street||9:00 AM – 12:00 PM|
|Classical Magnet School||85 Woodland Street||9:00 AM – 12:00 PM|
|Rawson School||260 Holcomb Street||9:00 AM – 12:00 PM|
|Weaver High School||415 Granby Street||9:00 AM – 12:00 PM|
|2||Global Communications Academy||85 Edwards Street||9:00 AM – 12:00 PM|
|SAND School||1750 Main Street||9:00 AM – 12:00 PM|
|Wish Museum School||350 Barbour Street||9:00 AM – 12:00 PM|
|3||Hartford Public High School||55 Forest Street||9:00 AM – 12:00 PM|
|Kennelly School||180 White Street||9:00 AM – 12:00 PM|
|Moylan School—ELAMS||101 Catherine Street||9:00 AM – 12:00 PM|
|Parkville Community School||47 New Park Avenue||9:00 AM – 12:00 PM|
|Sanchez School||176 Babcock Street||9:00 AM – 12:00 PM|
|4||Bellizzi School||215 South Street||9:00 AM – 12:00 PM|
|Betances Early Reading School||42 Charter Oak Avenue||9:00 AM – 12:00 PM|
|Burr School||400 Wethersfield Avenue||9:00 AM – 12:00 PM|
|Hartford Magnet Trinity College
|53 Vernon Street||9:00 AM – 12:00 PM|
|MD Fox School||470 Maple Avenue||9:00 AM – 12:00 PM|
All Hartford Public Schools are closed until further notice in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Schools have been cleaned and properly disinfected so that they will be safe for our students when they return.
Please practice the preventative health measures listed below in order to stay healthy.
HPS Health Services Hotline: (860) 695-8760
Community Assistance Call 2-1-1
Please contact the HPS Health Services Department Hotline at (860) 695-8760, if you have any questions or concerns. The HPS Health Services Department Hotline will have a recorded message with daily updates. If you choose to leave a message, your call will be returned by HPS Health Services.
Also, Hartford HealthCare’s Clinical Command Center hotline, staffed by healthcare professionals, is now available to the community. To reach the 24-hour hotline, call 860.972.8100
If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911.
HPS Messages to Families
Links to More Information
The Coronavirus, referred to as COVID-19, is a viral illness that originated in Wuhan City, China, and is currently considered a pandemic affecting a growing number of people worldwide. COVID-19 can affect your lungs and airways. Common symptoms include cough, fever, and shortness of breath.
The virus is thought to spread between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) and through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. The CDC recommends practicing social distancing as a way to reduce the spread of COVID-19. This means reducing close contact with people and standing at least 6 feet away from others when out in public.
There is currently no specific treatment for coronavirus (COVID-19).Treatment aims to relieve the symptoms until you recover.
More information is available from the CDC (Centers from Disease Control) and the Connecticut State Department of Public Health:
Preventative Health Measures
The best way to prevent the spread of viral illness like COVID-19 or the flu is by using simple good health practices. We strongly encourage all members of your family to do the following:
- Practicing social distancing (Reducing close contact with and standing at least 6 feet away from others while in public)
- Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds with soap and water
- Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing and then throw the tissue in the trash
- Wipe down frequently touched or shared surfaces (such as doorknobs, tables, counters, faucets, etc.) after each use with a disinfectant wipe.
- Avoid sharing cups, utensils, water bottles, etc.
- If your child has a fever, do not send him/her back to school until fever free for 24 hours (without the use of Tylenol/Ibuprofen)