Weekly Message From Dr. Tamu Lucero, Superintendent -- Mensaje de la Dra. Tamu Lucero, Superintendente de las SPS

Tamu Lucero

Dear Families and Staff,

As always, the Stamford Public Schools is committed to continuous improvement.  One of our areas of focus is regular and varied communication to meet the needs of staff and community members.

As a way to reintroduce, and in some cases introduce, Stamford Public Schools (SPS) communication methods, we have prepared a two-sided, one-page reference guide.  The communication tool explains:

  1. The various modes of communications that Stamford Public Schools offer
  2. The type of information that a person will gain from each communication mode
  3. The best way to receive that type of communication

Please take some time to review the communication options reference guide or sign-up for any of the tools that might be helpful throughout the 2021-2022 school year.

We want to take this time to sincerely thank the parents and staff that co-chaired the translations and interpretation committee.  This team worked to develop a plan to provide professional interpretations at our monthly regular BOE meetings. On September 28, 2021, parents and community members were able to listen to our BOE meeting with a Spanish interpreter.  The translation and interpretation committee will continue to work with the Office of Family and Community Engagement to determine how we should expand this resource in other languages and for other types of central office and school level meetings.

Finally, as you may have heard, Governor Lamont has extended the following Executive Order that impacts local school districts:

  • Executive Order No. 9, Section 1, and Executive Order No. 13A, which provide the authority to require masks in schools, childcare facilities, and certain higher-risk settings, as well as providing municipal authority to require universal masking in certain settings.”
  • Executive Order No. 13F and Executive Order No. 13G, which require long-term care facility workers, state hospital workers, state employees, PreK through 12 school workers, and the staff of childcare facilities to get vaccinated, with test-out options for those not working in long-term care facilities and hospitals.”

Stay Safe and Healthy,

Dr. Tamu Lucero

Superintendent of Schools