Return to School Plan

After careful planning and consideration, and following a discussion with our Board of Trustees, Norwich Free Academy will begin the 2020-2021 school year in a hybrid model. This means school will be open, but there will be reduced daily capacity. Students will be placed in two groups. While one group is on campus, the other will participate in remote learning. Each group will be on campus two days per week.

Based on state requirements we were originally tasked to plan for three distinct opening scenarios: all students every day, hybrid model and full remote learning. We submitted our initial plan July 24 based on state guidelines. With stakeholder feedback, and updated health protocols, we submitted our amended plan on August 18. It includes updated hybrid and remote learning plans.

We believe this model provides the safest environment possible for our students, faculty and staff. Please review the information here carefully. We encourage you to check back often, too, as this will serve as our main information  hub.

More information will be forthcoming as we begin to fully operationalize this plan, but this will provide you with an important starting point about the upcoming school year.