With coronavirus concerns, Brookfield schools switching to online learning
Brookfield schools are switching gears to all virtual instruction Wednesday, according to an email sent out to faculty, staff and families.
The school system made the call after the town’s public health director, Dr. Raymond Sullivan, looked over “newly evolving regional public health trend data” and advised Brookfield schools to temporarily step away from its hybrid model, the email read. That model is expected to restart on Nov. 5.
The announcement comes after Connecticut pinpointed 11 “red alert” cities and towns last week that had greater rises in their number of positive COVID-19 cases over the course of two weeks — one of which was Brookfield’s neighbor, Danbury.
On Nov. 9, the district also intends to flip back to holding school fully in person for students in kindergarten to eighth grade, according to the email.
“[W]e will evaluate the health data, consult with Dr. Sullivan, and inform you of any changes to this plan should the need arise,” the email read. “Currently, we have had no identified in-school transmission; however, the spread continues to climb in the community within families, which is driving this decision.”
Free lunches are planned to go out to children at Brookfield High School during fully virtual work, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, another email from the school system read.