WPS COVID-19 & Return to School Resources

Information, Communications, & Resources

Health Protocols for Students and Staff

The health and safety of our students, staff and entire school community is our highest priority as we plan for the reopening of school. It is absolutely critical that students and staff who show any signs of illness stay home and not report to school. If you have questions about the health of your child/yourself, or the health of anyone in your family, please contact your school directly and speak with the school nurse or principal. In collaboration with the Central CT Health Department, the following information is provided as guidance for navigating the complexities of COVID-19.

Important Resources & Contacts

Domestic Violence Hotline - 1-800-779-7233 

DCF Careline - 1-800-842-2288

211 Infoline - 211 (Local resources (unemployment, food bank, housing etc.. ) And for crisis management of children and teens.

Crisis Counselors 24/7 - Text SHARE or HOME to 741741 (Free resource 24 hours a day for anyone in crisis or just needs to talk.)

Talk it out CT - 1-833-258-5011 (For parents and caregivers who need someone to listen, to understand, and to talk your feelings out.)

Unemployment - N/A (Complete for newly unemployed. For previously unemployed, check emails regularly for updates.)

United Way Economic Relief Fund - 1-866-211-9966 (Help with paying bills, managing finances.)

COVID-19 Updates - N/A (To stay updated on CT response to the CoronaVirus)

COVID-19 Nursing & School Counseling Resources

Child Care Resources available through the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood

The Connecticut Office of Early Childhood has resources available to help you find appropriate child care for the days ahead.  The easiest way is to contact this department is to dial 800-505-1000 in order to speak to a Child Care Referral Specialist.  They will help you find the services that will best fit the needs of you and your family and can explore with you options such as child care centers, family child care homes, and group child care homes.  https://www.ctoec.org/child-care-and-camps/  

Online Health Resources

The best sources of reliable information continue to be the following: 

Centers for Disease Control - www.cdc.gov

World Health Organization - www.who.int

Connecticut Department of Public Health - portal.ct.gov/coronavirus 

Central Connecticut Health District - www.ccthd.org