A Derby faculty member is 3D printing protective masks for healthcare workers with the help of 3D printers from the school’s MakerSpace.
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 until at least Monday, May 4.
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.
Over March break, 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 PS/LS Scot Chandler
Head of MS/US Kate Howell
CFO Phil Cantillon
Derby's Science Department recently donated much-needed personal protection equipment (PPE) for local medical personnel assisting those affected by the Coronavirus.
A Derby alumna has joined other volunteers across the country to help provide protective masks for medical personnel.
- World Health Organization Info
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- The State Department Travel Advisories system
- NAIS resources and information on how to talk to children about news and traumatic events.
- Open Circle’s How to Talk to Kids About Coronavirus
- Parent Resource from NASP: Talking to Children about COVID-19
- American School Counselor Association’s Coronavirus Resources
- ChildMind’s Talking to Kids About The Coronavirus