Daisy Events

  • Daisy School Photo Day

    Daisy Ingraham Elementary School
  • Daisy - Early Dismissal for Conferences - MS/HS Full-day

    Westbrook Public Schools
  • Early Dismissal - All Schools Daisy(Conf.) MS/HS (P.D.)

    Westbrook Public Schools
  • Columbus Day - Schools Closed

    Westbrook Public Schools
  • BOE Meeting @ 7:00 pm

    Westbrook Public Schools
  • MS/HS - Early dismssal for Conferences: Daisy - Full-day

    Westbrook Public Schools
  • Early Dismissal/All Schools: Daisy (PD) MS/HS (Conf.)

    Westbrook Public Schools
  • Schools closed for students/PD for Teachers

    Westbrook Public Schools
  • BOE Meeting @ 7:00 p.m.

    Westbrook Public Schools
  • Early Dismissal - All Schools

    Westbrook Public Schools
  • Schools Closed - Thanksgiving Break

    Westbrook Public Schools
  • Schools Closed - Thanksgiving Break

    Westbrook Public Schools
  • BOE Meeting @ 7:00 p.m.

    Westbrook Public Schools
  • Early Dismissal - All Schools

    Westbrook Public Schools
  • Schools Closed - Holiday Recess

    Westbrook Public Schools
  • New Year's Day - Schools Closed

    Westbrook Public Schools
  • BOE Meeting @ 7:00 pm

    Westbrook Public Schools
  • Martin Luther King Day - Schools Closed

    Westbrook Public Schools
  • Daisy/MS-Regular Day: HS-Early Dismissal-Midterms

    Westbrook Public Schools
  • Daisy-Early Dismissal for Conf. - MS/HS - Regular School Day

    Westbrook Public Schools
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"Good News" Part 1; 9/23/20

"Good News" Part 2, 9/23/20

"Good News" Part 3, 9/23/20

"Good News" Part 4, 9/23/20

How to Wear a Face Mask

Re-Opening Broadcast

"Lucy's Mask"

Making a Child's Birthday Special

Recognizing a child's birthday is a very special part of growing up and this can be done in a thoughtful way in school, without the need for sugary treats to be sent in from home.  We will help our students celebrate their special day in a variety of ways, which may include:
  • Giving that child a special responsibility or classroom job that day.
  • Having birthday stickers or crowns for the birthday child, as is age appropriate.
  • Recognizing the child with thoughtful messages from peers and teachers during Morning Meeting and/or illustrating and writing special messages, etc.
  • Gifting the birthday child with a choice of a "Birthday Book" from the office (handled in a safe manner).
  • Any other special ideas to help the child feel extra-special on that day that teachers may devise.
Please note that:
  • Edible treats cannot be sent in from home.
  • We don't expect families to send in any items, but some may choose to send in individual bubble containers, stickers, pencils or other inedible items that children can enjoy individually, after being sanitized.
  • Our school cannot send home birthday invitations to families for events that may be planned outside of school.

Parents/Guardians, thank you so much for trusting our Daisy Educators to make every day special for our children!



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 IMPORTANT Daisy Drop-Off Pick-Up Procedures Effective Sept 1 2020.docx 

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  • SCHOOL PHOTOS AT DAISY---Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020

    We're all set for School Photos at Daisy!  This will look a little different this year with photos taken outside with all safety precautions in place.  There is also an opportunity for Remote Learners to have photos taken.  Please read the attached notice for all the details:




    Daisy Ingraham Elementary School
  • Updates re: Face Masks---Masks with Exhalation Valves NOT Recommended

    Dear Daisy Families & Staff,

    I hope that this communication finds you and your family well.

    I'm reaching out to provide some important updates re: mask wearing, so that everyone has the most up-to-date information from the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

    The CDC recommends the wearing of face masks for all children three years of age and older, as well as adults, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.  The Governor's Executive Order mandates the wearing of face masks for all students in preschool through grade 12, as well as all adults in public schools.  We all know this and have been practicing this and we're so proud of how our students and staff are doing, as I've communicated on several occasions.

    The important updates that I want to share are:

    Face Masks with Exhalation Valves Are NOT Recommended!
    Per Addendum 11 of CDC Guidelines: "Many styles of face coverings can be purchased with exhalation valves included. These valves are designed
    to allow air to escape when the wearer breathes out and to close off when the wearer breathes in.
    Although there is a theoretical risk of droplets escaping through these valves during expiration, it is
    unknown to what extent the presence of an exhalation valve increases the risk of respiratory droplet
    exposure or subsequent COVID-19 infection. Although the majority of expelled droplets should be
    caught or slowed by the cloth or other surface of the mask surrounding the exhalation valve in most
    cases, until more information is available regarding the relative effectiveness of masks with exhalation
    valves as a method of source control to prevent the spread of COVID-19, CDC does not recommend
    masks with exhalation valves for use as a source control face covering in the school setting."

    Therefore, please do not send your child to school with a mask that features an exhalation value.  If your child wears one of these types of masks, we will send this home to you and we will offer your child an appropriate, disposable mask to wear at school.  We currently have an ample supply of child-sized face masks for our students.

    Also, there has been controversy regarding gaiter-style face masks.  Evaluation is on-going regarding the effectiveness of this type of mask, which is a wide tube of fabric  worn around the neck and can be pulled up over the ears and nose and mouth.  If you choose to have your child wear a neck gaiter, please be sure that it is doubled over with at least two layers of fabric.  Please know that face shields DO NOT replace face masks, but may be worn as an additional level of protection over face masks.  For those who wear glasses, it helps to find a mask that fits closely over the nose or one with a nose wire to limit fogging.

    What is most important about wearing face masks is that the mask MUST properly cover both the wearer's nose and mouth.  We give frequent reminders and help to our students throughout the day as we all adjust to this new safety accessory.  Please also know that we give frequent mask breaks throughout the day, using outside spaces as much as possible.

    For more complete information on everything related to face masks, please consult the CDC at this link:


    Thank you for all you are doing to help keep our students, staff and our community safe.  As always, please contact me with any concerns.


    Ruth W. Rose, Principal



    Daisy Ingraham Elementary School
  • Covid-19 Update from Westbrook Health Department

    To Westbrook High School Parents/Guardians:

    On Sunday, September 13th, in accordance with the policy of Westbrook Public Schools' Reopening Plan, the Westbrook Public Schools community was notified of a positive COVID-19 case associated with Westbrook High School. The three-day closure of Westbrook High School and the advisement of class cohorts to quarantine for 14 days was conducted out of an abundance of caution in consultation with the Westbrook Health Department and Connecticut Department of Public Health.

    Proper mask-wearing and social distancing protocols were followed during school, however, students who were in the identified class cohorts on Thursday, September 10th and Friday, September 11th were advised to quarantine for 14 days, again, out of an abundance of caution.

    If you or your child were not contacted as being a part of the affected class cohorts, your child may return to school on Thursday, September 17th.
    Due to privacy reasons, personal and identifiable information related to case investigations will not be disclosed by Westbrook Public Schools and Westbrook Health Department.

    The health and safety of our community is of utmost importance. The Westbrook Public Schools and Westbrook Health Department will continue to work cooperatively to assess and investigate COVID related events in Westbrook Public Schools.
    Zachary Faiella, MPH, RS
    Director of Health
    Westbrook Health Department
    866 Boston Post Road
    Westbrook, CT 06498
    Tel: (860) 399-9869
    Fax: (860) 399-5661
    Email: zfaiella@westbrookct.us
    Covid Info
  • Positive Covid 19 Case at Westbrook High School


    September 13, 2020


    Dear Staff, Parents, and Guardians,

    This afternoon I became aware of a positive case for COVID-19 at Westbrook High School.  While we are unable to identify the individual due to the confidential nature of the medical information, we can share the steps we will be taking to respond to this information.

    What This Means for You and Your Child

    If your child was in the same class cohort, or in close contact with the confirmed positive individual, you will be contacted by the school and/or Westbrook Health Department and your child will be advised to self-quarantine for 14 days since last class cohort or close contact with the confirmed positive individual, per Addendum 9 of the Connecticut State Department of Education School Reopening Plan. Close contact is defined by the CDC as someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated. The school and/or local health department will notify you if this action is necessary.

    If your child is sick, stay home and contact your healthcare provider. We encourage you to continue social distancing, washing your hands, avoiding gatherings, and monitoring symptoms. If at any time, you or your child begin to develop symptoms of COVID-19 (such as cough, shortness of breath, fever, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell), please keep your child home from school and call your healthcare provider for next steps. It is recommended that you call ahead to your healthcare provider before going to the physician’s office, clinic, urgent care, or emergency room so they can be prepared for your arrival. They may also refer you to a testing clinic. For the most up to date testing information, call 2-1-1 or visit the United Way of Connecticut website: https://uwc.211ct.org/coronavirus-covid-19-information/

    What This Means for Our School

    The Westbrook Health Director, Zachary Faiella, has determined that the Westbrook High School facility needs to be closed for three days, September 14, 15, and 16.  These three days will enable the school to be thoroughly cleaned and to conduct the necessary contact tracing. The students will participate in distance learning during this period. Pending further information on this investigation, students and staff who have not been identified as either being close contacts or in the same class cohort as the confirmed positive individual will be allowed to return to school this Thursday, September 17. Please note reopening may be subject to change if additional positive cases are identified.

    The Westbrook Middle School will remain open due to the separate nature of that building and student traffic.

    Children may worry about how COVID-19 may impact them, their family, and friends. Parents and guardians can help children navigate this experience in an honest and accurate way to help minimize anxiety or fear. The CDC created recommendations to assist with these conversations: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/talking-with-children.html.

    Thank you for your support in these efforts and your patience, flexibility, and understanding as we work together to promote the health and well-being of our community.



    Zachary Faiella

    Westbrook Director of Health


    Patricia Charles

    Interim Superintendent

    Covid Info
  • Message From the Board Of Education Chairman

    Dear Westbrook Schools Community,


    The Westbrook Board of Education has been made aware of the resignation of Lee Bridgewater, a longstanding Board of Education member for the past 12 years and a former Chair of the Board of Education. The Board is grateful for Mrs. Bridgewater’s exceptional service to the town and the students of Westbrook. She served on countless committees and led the Board from 11/2015-7/2020. Her commitment to the Town of Westbrook will be sorely missed.


    This vacancy provides a new opportunity for leadership within our community. The Board of Education is seeking candidates to join the Board of Education. If you would like to be considered as a candidate for the Westbrook Board of Education, please send a resume, letter of intent, and information regarding your party affiliation by August 30, 2020 to Cecilia Lester in the Board of Education office at clester@westbrookctschools.org.


    A special meeting is set for 09-01-2020 at 7:00 PM for interviews and to select the candidate who will serve on the Board until the next regular town election in 2021. The Board will interview the candidates in executive session for discussion of the appointment of a public officer. The vote will be held in public session.


    We urge all interested community members to apply for this very important work with the Westbrook Public Schools.




    Zachary Hayden

    Chairman, Westbrook Board of Education

    Westbrook Public Schools
  • Athletics Update

    Good afternoon Westbrook Public Schools Families,

    This note is to provide updates on the status of sports programming at our schools. At this time the concept of public school sports in Connecticut is on hold until further guidance is provided to us by the Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC).  At this time we encourage our high school student athletes to work virtually with their coaches via their team Google Classroom, to register for their Fall Sport via Power School if they have yet to do so, so that they are prepared if the opportunity to play presents itself.

    Below please find information via a letter early this afternoon to athletic directors on our next steps. Per this update please note that CIAC has extended the August 24th revisit date to:

    ***The CIAC will delay the first date for all fall sports to Saturday, August 29, 2020.***

    CIAC High School Athletics Update – Friday, August 21st:

    The CIAC Board of Control met this morning to review last night’s discussion with the DPH and establish a timeline for decisions on the start of fall sports. The CIAC has requested that the DPH consider allowing our member schools to resume the non-contact conditioning workouts which they have been conducting since July 6, 2020 as early as Monday. Additionally, the CIAC understands that, at today’s ReOpen CT Rules Committee meeting, consideration will be given to the inconsistent guidance issued for CIAC interscholastic athletics versus non-CIAC youth sport opportunities. The CIAC and the DPH will continue our collaborative work once an update from those discussions is available, either later today or over the weekend.

    For our member schools’ planning purposes, the CIAC Board of Control has established the following timeline:

    • The CIAC Board of Control will meet again at 7:00PM Sunday.
    • The CIAC Board of Control will submit modified fall sport plan options to the DPH for consideration, which it has indicated it would welcome for review.
    • The CIAC will delay the first date for all fall sports to Saturday, August 29, 2020.

    This timeline will allow the DPH adequate time to consider CIAC’s revised fall sports plans, which it will submit early next week, and athletic directors the time necessary to begin a sports season. The CIAC will update member schools on the return to conditioning workouts as soon as more information becomes available.


    Article:  GameTimeCT article on Fall Sports 8-21-2020


    WMS Interscholastic Sports and Intramurals:

    At this time, all after school activities, including athletics, are on hold at the middle school.  This hold will allow the middle school to evaluate the effectiveness of the strict cohorting model before beginning any expansion. We will revisit the possibility of after school activities, including sports, the week of September 21st.    

    In the meantime if you have any questions or concerns related to athletics please do not hesitate to contact me via email at tcosgriff@westbrookctschools.org or the office at (860) 399 – 6214.

    Please know many people are advocating for our student-athletes at all levels for a safe and healthy return to sports when and where appropriate.

    Enjoy your weekend!



    Teg Cosgriff, CMAA

    Director of Athletics

    Westbrook Public Schools

    156 McVeagh Road

    Westbrook, CT 06498

    (860) 399 - 6214 (O)

    Covid Info
  • Westbrook Middle School Parent Meeting Regarding the Re-Opening of Schools

    On August 18, Westbrook Middle School Interim Principal Dr. Susan Miller hosted a parent meeting to help answer questions regarding the re-opening of Westbrook Middle School.  The presentation was recorded and is available to watch at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8L9pbRxhvI

    Covid Info
  • Athletics & CIAC Update: August 14, 2020

    Dear Parents, Guardians, Student-Athletes, and Coaches,

    The CIAC, following the recommendation from the Department of Public Health (DPH), made the decision today to immediately pause all in-person interscholastic fall sports activity, including conditioning programs and football OTA’s. This decision will be re-evaluated on August 24th, following further information from the DPH. As of the end of the day today, August 14th, all Westbrook Public Schools athletics activities are paused until further notice, with the earliest possible return being Monday, August 24th. Communication will come directly from the district once more information is received.

    Here is a link to a CIAC video statement from Executive Director Glenn Lungarini:

    CIAC Fall Sports Statement Aug. 14th

    High School coaches may continue to meet with their teams virtually to discuss best individual conditioning activities. We encourage each of our student-athletes to continue with individual, safe conditioning methods throughout this pause period.

    Thank you for your continued flexibility as we navigate the fluidity of the status of high school athletics at this time.

    Covid Info
  • Westbrook High School Parent Meeting Regarding the Re-Opening of Schools

    On August 13, Westbrook High School Principal Tara Winch hosted a parent meeting to help answer questions regarding the re-opening of Westbrook High School.  The presentation was recorded and is available to watch at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gy_7HPRhLBA.

    Covid Info
  • Daisy Ingraham Parent Meeting Regarding the Re-Opening of Schools

    On August 12, Daisy Ingraham Principal Ruth Rose hosted a parent meeting to help answer questions regarding the re-opening of Schools.  The presentation was recorded and is available to watch at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HM7hOGhFEeM&feature=youtu.be.

    Covid Info
  • Frequently Asked Questions About Re-Opening

    Please review some of the most common questions we have heard regarding the Westbrook Public Schools re-opening at https://www.westbrookctschools.org/covid_faq.

    Covid Info
  • Important Virtual Re-Opening Meeting for Daisy Families, Wed., Aug. 12, at 7 pm

    Dear Daisy Parents/Guardians,

    Please mark your calendars with a very important date:

    Wednesday, August 12, 7 pm

    Virtual Meeting re: Re-Opening Schools

    for Daisy Ingraham Families

    As you have heard previously from Interim Superintendent Dr. Patricia Charles, all Westbrook schools will be opening fully in-person for all students on September 1, 2020.  We are excited to welcome our students back to school and are confident that with our small class sizes that we can do a full opening safely.  Parents do still have the option to choose Distance Learning as a temporary remote option and we all remain flexible in case we need to change our school models at any time, dependent on the metrics and anything changing with community spread of COVID-19.

    The meeting on Wednesday evening will be a live broadcast and the details of how to access this will be posted on our school and district website.  We will share Westbrook's Re-Opening Plans and I look forward to discussing with you how safety changes will be specifically addressed at Daisy.  I will facilitate this meeting, along with Dr. Charles, and we will answer the frequentlyeasked questions that parents have sent in, along with any additional questions you have.  We also plan to record this meeting and post it for those who may not be able to join live.

    I fully realize this has been a very challenging time, both with the worldwide pandemic and then topped off by Tropical Storm Isaias, which has caused widespread power outages here in our community, which many of us are still experiencing.  I thank you for all you are doing for our students in helping them prepare to come back to school.  Please know that we take the social emotional health of our students very seriously and we will do everything possible to help ease their transition to new safety protocols at school.

    Thanks, also, for being patient as we further refine our class lists to ensure smaller, safer cohorts.  We will discuss this at the meeting and you can expect to hear from us about specific student placement in classrooms by August 19.  Please know that we are doing everything in our power to make the most appropriate and safe choices for your children.

    As always, please let me know your concerns, and I look forward to "seeing" you in our virtual informational meeting on Wednesday, August 12.

    Take care and be safe,


    Ruth W. Rose, Principal, Daisy Ingraham School


    Daisy Ingraham Elementary School
  • Remote Learning Information

    Dear Parents/Guardians,

    I am writing to you regarding your decision to temporarily opt into Voluntary Remote Learning for your child.  We are pleased that your child will be learning along with his/her in-school peers in this modified manner.  Our program will include both synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities with your child’s teacher(s).  This family choice, however, is not intended to be the same as the learning program that is provided for students attending in person or when school is canceled and all students revert to Distance Learning should public health data require it.  Please understand that access to classes and activities are more restrictive in this model.

    There are certain limitations to Remote Learning that apply:

    • Families are expected to supervise and support student attendance and engagement in instructional activities.
    • The voluntary remote learning programming may not result in the same offerings or matching instructional hours 1:1 with our in-person learning model.
    • Westbrook’s model includes synchronous and asynchronous instruction. Live streaming of classrooms and assignments will be offered as well as online assignments.
    • Parents may opt their children into remote learning by notifying the school principal. Parents are asked to provide advanced notice of one week if the student will return to in-person classes so the schools may properly plan for the child’s return. It is not necessary to wait until the end of a marking term to do so.
    • Remote learning is a full-day choice. Students may not elect to do some classes in-person and others remotely. 
    • Westbrook Public Schools must track the attendance of students participating in remote learning. Attendance will be tracked consistent with the State Board of Education expectations. Additionally, attendance at synchronous lessons, virtual meetings, daily work completion and student participation with the camera on will be used to track student participation. Students are expected to attend school for the full 177 days required by the State Board of Education.                                                                                                                                                         
    • Students will receive grades for their schoolwork completed in the remote model.
    • Students participating in remote learning will be expected to access statewide assessments in-person unless the assessments are available remotely.
    • The State Department of Education is planning to provide further guidance to districts regarding special education students who voluntarily choose temporary remote learning.

    We understand that there are a variety of reasons why some students may not be able to return to in-person instruction at this time.  We hope that your child is soon able to return to school in-person.  How wonderful it will be to welcome the day when we are no longer concerned about health consequences from normal interactions with each other.

    Wishing you a safe and enjoyable time for the remainder of the summer,

    Patricia Charles

    Interim Superintendent


    Covid Info
  • Re-Opening Decision

    Dear Westbrook Families,

    I have been working on making the best decision regarding how our students will return to school in September.  After following the State guidance, speaking with our administrators, looking at the comments in the Google Form regarding reopening, and listening to the Governor's press conference Monday, Westbrook is well positioned for our students and staff to return to in-person learning.  

    Our incident rate of COVID-19 cases is very favorable compared to other areas of the state. Additionally, our in-person cohort sizes rival those of other districts going back to school in a hybrid plan.  Our students have already been away from school for so long; the more we can "normalize" their experience, the better it will be for them.

    While I understand that there is a good chance we will be in hybrid or distance learning later in the fall, I feel that teaching and learning in-person is the best decision for our children and families as we open our schools.

    Should you decide that this update changes your decision about whether or not your child will return to school, please notify the building principal.

    Daisy Ingraham - Mrs. Ruth Rose, 860-399-7925

    Westbrook Middle School - Dr. Susan Miller, 860-399-2010

    Westbrook High School - Ms. Tara Winch, 860-399-6214

    As a reminder, school starts on September 1st.  Please be sure you avoid large crowds and parties as we head toward the end of the summer and Labor Day.  Remember also to avoid traveling to any states that are on the Connecticut Travel Advisory list for having high COVID-19 infection rates. The link to the CT Travel Advisory page is https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/Travel.  All affected travelers would need to self-quarantine for 14 days upon return to Connecticut.  It will take everyone's effort to ensure a safe and successful opening.  

    I look forward to working with you in these very uncertain times to provide consistency and quality educational programs to your children. 

    Please stay safe,    

    Patricia Charles, Ed.D

    Interim Superintendent

    Westbrook Public Schools



    Covid Info
  • Re-Opening Presentation and Survey

    Dear Parents,

    As we get closer to the start of school on September 1st, I am certain there are questions you have about the opening of Westbrook Public Schools.  As you know the plans are evolving based on local needs, the spread of COVID-19, and data that is updated constantly.  The district plan is posted on the home page of our website at www.westbrookctschools.org. It is a broad plan that addresses three different scenarios based on the level of threat from the virus. 

    An informational broadcast will be held on Wednesday, August 5th at 6:00 PM to discuss the district plan.  The administrators and I welcome your questions and will answer them based on our most current information.  Please complete the form available at the following link to submit your questions: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfwJ1OnhkrEMVYuGzprjPneYuYU15TV39b1diVPWXLnQoo-Ag/viewform.  It is also available on our Covid 19 page at https://www.westbrookctschools.org/covid19 in the link titled "Public Feedback for Re-Opening".

    The webinar will be broadcast on the district YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHi6y2EA0g-bsJmypyAxnbQ

    Follow up informational sessions will be held by school principals with specific details about how each level will respond to reopening its doors.  An invitation will be sent within the next two weeks.  Additionally, an informational program from the Athletics Department is scheduled for August 11th at 5:00.  The link will be sent out in a separate email.

    We look forward to getting back to school and the opportunity to work with you and your children.



    Patricia Charles 


    Covid Info
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 Letter to Daisy Parents Guardians 3 19 20.docx 

  • "Grab and Go" Lunches are available for children up to 18 years old,  in the Daisy circle between 12:30-1:30 pm, Mon. through Fri.

We ask all parents, guardians and students to watch the video posted by Mrs. Rose to explain the process.

Then, please visit your child's teachers by clicking on their websites, under "Classrooms."

The daily schedule of lessons will be posted there, along with resources.

Please be patient as we embark on a whole new educational opportunity!

It may be challenging, but it will be rewarding as well.

Please let us know your concerns, as always.

Let the learning begin!

Warmly, Mrs. Rose

Message from Principal Rose re: Distance Learning



Principal, Daisy Ingraham School

105 Goodspeed Drive, Westbrook, CT  06498

Email: rrose@westbrookctschools.org

Phone: 860-399-7925