COVID-19 Updates

To provide the safest environment for our children, we want to provide the Derby community with additional resources to best educate and protect our community in light of the developing information regarding the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). 

Gov. Baker has announced a series of measures across the state to slow the spread of COVID-19, including closing all schools for the remainder of the school year.

We want to reiterate that we have established distance learning platforms for all our students. Our goal is to provide continuity with the curriculum and continued connection with teachers and peers. We will provide resources for students and guardians to ensure the implementation of distance learning is productive and seamless. Students will be hearing directly from their teachers about resources, lesson plans, and expectations. 

We strongly advise students and families to avoid travel to any area of elevated concern and to observe the updated advisories from the US Department of State. While this situation is continuing to develop, reconsider travel outside the country or places within the US where you will encounter large gatherings. Please reference the CDC's current recommendations for those who are at higher risk of illness.

Please check back often for important community announcements and helpful resources about COVID-19. 

Task Force Members

Nurse Maye Magner, RN
Trustee Curtis Cetrulo, MD ’85
Trustee Demi Isenstadt 
Trustee Jennifer Lowe Newell ’90 
Head of MS/US Kate Howell
CFO Phil Cantillon


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers resources about the Coronavirus including symptoms, commons questions, and steps to prevent illness.

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