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Good morning Nayatt Families,

About a week ago, I sent out an email regarding the transition days on September 1 and 2, 2021.  As a district, we have decided to make these days optional for students.  We would like to see as many of our students at school as possible on these days, but we understand that not all will be able to attend.  

Transition Days, Part 1:  September 1 and 2, 2021, are devoted to getting to know your child and providing them an opportunity to see the school and meet their teachers and classmates.
Wednesday, September 1, 2021:  

  • Students will come to school from 7:55-11:30 AM.  
  • Students will meet their teachers and their classmates, get to know the classroom expectations, and attend a special subject class (Music, Art, Library, PE) for a shortened period as well as have a recess and snack.
  • Please pack a water bottle and snack for your child. 
  • For those eligible for bus transportation, buses will be running on this day.

Transition Days, Part 2:  Students are not in school, classroom teachers will meet with families for a conference.
Thursday, September 2, 2021:  

  • Hopes and Dreams Conferences with families.
  • 10-15 minute conferences will allow you to meet your child’s teacher and let your child’s teacher know important information about your child from your perspective.  
  • Teachers will send an electronic sign-up form.  Watch for this in the placement packet being emailed next week.  Your meeting will be held on Zoom.

First Day of School:  The official first day of school is Wednesday, September 8, 2021.  

  • School hours are 7:55 AM-2:30 PM.

Covid 19 Protocols: 

  • First, all students will participate in” in-person” learning this school year.  
  • Second, we are still in the process of updating our protocols and I will share this information with you prior to the start of the school year.  
  • Third, please remember:  Keeping our children safe and healthy is a priority.  Our protocols will reflect this priority as well as take into consideration that our students are too young to be vaccinated.  


  • Per the Barrington Town Manager, mask wearing is mandated in all municipal buildings in town, including the schools.  Anyone entering our schools will be required to wear a mask.  As a district, we will be following the CDC and AAP recommendation of requiring all individuals to wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status.  
  • My suggestion, at this time, would be to start easing your child into the habit of mask wearing in preparation for the return to school. 

Thank you for your time and attention.  Please contact me with any questions.  We look forward to seeing you and your family soon.


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