A Message From Your Teachers
Latest School Updates
Updated 4/29/2020 at 3:13 PM
Continuing Learning Opportunities continue to be provided to all of our students every day in addition to IEPed counseling and related services. Please continue to let your teachers and therapists know about any questions or concerns you have. We will work through this together the best we can.
No School on Memorial Day, May 25th. Last day of school is Friday, June 19th.
To help you and your student at home we will continue to find resources and activities to keep your child engaged. Please check out our resources section below for information from various educational websites and organizations supporting parents at home with their children.
During this closure it is important to note that all New Britain students will have access to Breakfast and Lunch at five distribution centers in the city.
▧ New Britain High School, 110 Mill Street, New Britain CT 06051
▧ Pulaski Middle School, 757 Farmington Avenue, New Britain CT 06053
▧ Smalley Elementary School, 175 West Street, New Britain CT 06053
▧ Smith Elementary School, 142 Rutherford Street, New Britain CT 06051
▧ Diloreto School, 732 Slater Rd., New Britain, CT 06053
▧ Slade Middle School, 183 Steele Street, New Britain, CT 06052
▧ Food Truck at A.W. Stanley Park close to the Basket ball courts., Stanley Street, New Britain
Meal Distribution Center hours are Monday – Friday: 8:30a.m.-10:00 a.m. AND 11:30-1:00. The expectation is that you bring your child with you for their meals. You may obtain both meals during each of the open hours so that you do not have to come twice per day. Once you arrive there will be instructions to maintain a reasonable flow of people.
Additional Locations For Food Sites Beginning
TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2020
In addition we will be driving to Malikowski Circle and the Mount Pleasant neighborhoods beginning around 11:00 a.m. Both breakfast and lunch will be provided.
The Whitson’s food truck will also be driving through the various parks in New Britain at 1:30 in the afternoon to ensure all New Britain students have access to meals. Parks include:
▧ Chesley Park
▧ Walnut Hill Park
▧ Stanley Quarter Park
If you know of a particular neighborhood that is in need that we may have overlooked, please email Jeff Taddeo, Director of Whitsons food services at firstname.lastname@example.org
Links And Resources For Parents
Parents Resource - Talking To Children About COVID-19
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CONNECTICUT LIFELINE DISCOUNT PROGRAM
Frontier is committed to helping qualified low-income individuals pay for telephone or qualified internet services. Lifeline service is a non-transferable (from one person to another) government assistance program that provides a discount on the cost of monthly telephone service only ($7.25) or qualified internet access service with or without telephone service ($9.25).
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YALE CHILD STUDY FAMILY RESOURCES AND SUGGESTIONS FOR COPING WITH CORONAVIRUS
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