COVID-19 Update and General Information
Please see our website Charting Our Course for current updates and information, including our COVID-19 dashboard
In conjunction with the New Canaan Health Department and medical advisors, New Canaan Public Schools is taking precautionary measures regarding the COVID-19 outbreak and announces that school buildings will be closed beginning March 12, 2020. All NCPS pre-school and afterschool events and programs as well as athletic events are being suspended at this time. The district made e-learning preparations, and teachers began these programs remotely with their students beginning Friday, March 13, 2020.
Although not surprising, it was nonetheless heartbreaking to learn that our schools needed to remain closed for the balance of the 2019-2020 school year (click to read Gov. Lamont's press release announcing K-12 school closure). We are heartbroken for all of our students, staff, parents, and the entire school community, especially our high school seniors.
This difficult decision was made in an effort to control the spread of the virus and minimize its impact on our communities, and we are optimistic that our efforts today will help us to return to school safely in the future.
As we continue to plan forward to a reopening in the fall, we are developing various scenarios to ensure that we are ready to reopen in compliance with Health Department and CDC guidelines. While devasted that we will not be returning to our school buildings this year, we remain committed to doing everything possible to support our students, staff, and families throughout this pandemic.
The district will continue to send out updates to the community. All recent communications to the NCPS community will be archived under the "Communications to the Community" page to the left. Links to informative resources are available here, as informative links on this page. Coronavirus updates will continue to be posted on this page.
COVID-19 Update to BOE: March 9, 2020
Message from the Superintendent
"By continuing to take good care of ourselves, our families, and each other, we will continue successfully navigating the issues and challenges ahead,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Bryan Luizzi. “In all that we do and every decision we make, the health and wellness of our school community will always be our true north and unwavering guide.”