Facilities and Operations

School Cleaning: We will continue enhanced cleaning and disinfecting of frequently touched surfaces and all school spaces during the day with deep cleaning after school hours.

Classroom and School Set-Up: Classrooms are set up to maximize social distancing if feasible as highlighted in the CSDE guidelines and requirements. This will allow for a full return to school having only desks and the most needed supplies in classrooms to maximize social distancing. School facilities will have clear signage for social distancing, handwashing and safe travel throughout the school building.

Food Services: Cohorts will have lunch together and we will make use of large indoor and outdoor spaces to ensure we are maximizing social distancing. Chartwells has a national model, the Ready to Reopen Playbook, for daily safe food distribution. For information about the Nutrition for All program, please click here. For information about Grab & Go food, please click here.

Bus Transportation: At this time, we are planning to operate buses at full or close to capacity while also maximizing health and safety protocols as highlighted in the CSDE’s plan. All passengers will be required to wear a face covering that covers the nose and mouth during transit, prior to boarding the bus, and must be kept in place until they are completely off the bus.

Ventilation: All ventilation systems are inspected regularly in-house and our HVAC equipment is always under maintenance contracts for operational functionality. In addition to outside contractors, we have three full time mechanics on our staff that perform regular belt and filter changes and keep our equipment running smoothly. We are maximizing air circulation throughout all schools.

Farmington Public Schools has obtained a waiver and USDA funding to provide meals free of charge to all students, In-person and Interactive Learners, from 18 years of age or under. Currently, this program will run through June 30, 2021. This includes one breakfast and one lunch served in our schools as well as those available for pickup. Pickup meals are available at no charge to anyone 18 or under, not just those enrolled in Farmington Public Schools.

STARTING WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER, 14th all students will be able to receive free meals. At the elementary, Pre-K-4 level, students must continue to pre-order each morning. This is required so that parents and guardians can maintain control over dietary choices and to help minimize food waste. WWUES, IAR and FHS students do not have to pre-order at this time.

We are glad to be able to meet the needs of students during these times with approval to run this program. Due to the unknown timeline that it will be available, we urge families to submit updated free and reduced meal applications. The application will be valid through the end of the school year. Applications are confidential, and instructions for applying can be found at https://www.fpsct.org/district-information/food-nu.... If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Phoenix at phoenixn@fpsct.org.

If your child is participating in IL (Interactive Learning), access to the school breakfast and lunch programs are available. Grab & Go will is available for all children under the age of 18 for pick-up at Farmington High School from 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Breakfast and lunch are offered. On Monday and Wednesday, you will be able to pick up meals for two days at a time. On Friday weekend meals will also be available for pickup.

Please see below for a map of where to go at FHS for Grab & Go:

If you have any questions regarding our school lunch program please contact Beth Haber at haberb@fpsct.org.

District Liaison:
Alicia Bowman
Assistant Superintendent of Finance & Operations
(860) 673-8270