Fairfield fundamental college goes remote as a result of COVID staffing issues

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Timothy Dwight School on Redding Road was recently awarded a National Blue Ribbon by the federal Education Department, one of four in the state to receive the citation this year.

Timothy Dwight college on Redding highway become these days awarded a country wide Blue Ribbon by the federal schooling department, one in every of 4 in the state to get hold of the quotation this year.

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FAIRFIELD — teachers and college students at Timothy Dwight basic faculty will go to far off-simplest gaining knowledge of during the end of the week, the district announced Tuesday evening.

The choice came as 11 workforce participants were in quarantine or isolation for publicity to the novel coronavirus, in response to an electronic mail from Superintendent Mike Cummings and COVID-19 health And safety Compliance Liaison Angelus Papageorge.

“This vastly impacts the faculty’s skill to feature in a secure and helpful method,” the e mail observed.

The closure starts off Wednesday and may run through this Friday, Dec. 2.

“the following day’s agenda will be adjusted a bit to give teachers time to put together. The AM cohort will meet online from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm and the PM cohort will meet online from 1:10 pm -3:40 pm,” the electronic mail observed.

Thursday and Friday will follow an emergency closure agenda.

The choice changed into made according to staffing, now not “issues about in-college transmission or publicity to COVID-19,” the electronic mail noted.

The faculty reported fewer than six new situations ultimate Wednesday within the state’s weekly report on new cases at Connecticut colleges. The document does not specify the number of circumstances beneath six to protect the identities of students.