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School Messenger Update Information 9/24/2020

Good evening,

This is Chris Drezek, Superintendent of the Enfield Public Schools, with a message for the students, parents, and staff of Henry Barnard School. Today, we were notified of a confirmed positive COVID-19 case with a member of the Henry Barnard community. We are working in direct contact with our local director of public health and are actively following our contact tracing protocols. Because of staffing constraints, Henry Barnard School will be closed for in-person learning tomorrow, Friday, September 25th. This closure will provide the district additional time to properly follow our contact tracing protocols and make the necessary staffing adjustments needed to reopen on Monday, September 28th. The school administration will be notifying any member of the community who could be considered a close contact as soon as possible. Students will be asked to follow our Wednesday remote learning schedule for tomorrow. I will be sending two letters to all families and staff shortly that will provide more details, but I wanted to get you this message as soon as possible. I realize that receiving this message is scary. Although my girls are older now, I can only imagine the angst that parents of young ones are feeling listening to this right now. Believe me, this is not a message I look forward to sending, but I want everyone to know that the safety and health of our students and staff is our greatest priority. We will continue to take every precaution to provide the safest environment possible for our students and staff.

Thank you – and have a good evening. 

Barnard Letter to families September 24 2020.pdf

Barnard Confirmed Case Letter September 24 2020.pdf



First Day of School 2021-2022
Tuesday, September 7


Please be sure to send a note in to your child's teacher on the first day of school confirming your child's afterschool transportation plans.

For example: 

John Smith will take bus 1 home.
or Jane Doe will attend ERFC
or Mary Sue will be picked up everyday

This goes for all Henry Barnard Students. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

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Principal’s Message

Welcome Back Henry Barnard School Families,

Everyone at HBS is so excited to begin another year with you and our students! The 2020-2021 school year promises to be another year filled with wonderful opportunities for everyone. We start this year with a pledge to you that this will be a year of engaging, meaningful and rigorous work in our classrooms, combined with special events and opportunities to be involved and stay connected!

Our staff of highly qualified professional educators and support personnel is committed to providing our students with the richest learning opportunities possible. We invite and encourage students and parents to work in partnership with us. We extend a special, yearlong invitation to our families to be an active part of the school community. We want…
we need…and we value your involvement and support in your child’s education! Your active participation during the school day as well as with our PTO is key to the success of all our students throughout their primary school years.

Please know that we highly value home-school communication. It is vital and plays an integral role in each student’s success. We encourage you to contact us if/when the need arises, and to stay in the know about your child’s studies, assignments, assessments, and school activities, as well as other events and happenings.

Again, we welcome you back to Henry Barnard School and to our learning community…a place alive with
energy and enthusiasm for teaching and learning! Here’s to an INCREDIBLE new school year as we work together to make our school a great place to work and learn each day!


J. Graham



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