February 10, 2021

Dear Sprague Parents/Guardians,

Enclosed is a revised 2020/21 Sprague School District calendar that the Sprague Board of Education just adopted on Monday, February 8, 2021 at their February Board meeting.  The Board adopted this calendar to begin transitioning the district back to five (5) days per week in school instruction for students.  Below are the major changes to the calendar:

  • Wednesday, February 17th will be a full in school day of instruction for students.

  • Wednesday, February 24, March 3, 10 and 17 will be half days of in school instruction for students.  Students will be dismissed at 1:00 pm.

  • Beginning the week of March 22nd, Sayles School will return to all in school instruction for students.

For the 2020/21 school year, the Connecticut State Department of Education has also allowed students to choose to remain in distance (remote) learning.  If you choose to have your student return to in person learning, I ask that you notify the school, in writing, a few days in advance of your student returning to school.

It is important to note that all other safety protocols (i.e., wearing masks) will remain in effect for the remainder of the school year.  Working together we can keep our community safe.  As always, if you have any questions and/or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

William Hull,
Superintendent of Schools

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March 2021
Friday 3/12/21
NO SCHOOL for Students
  
Professional Development
Day for Staff
 
Monday 3/15/21 
Board of Education Meeting
Sayles School Media Center
6:00 P.M.
 
April 2021
Friday 4/2/21
Good Friday
NO SCHOOL
  
Monday 4/12/21 -
Friday 4/16/21
Spring Recess 
NO SCHOOL
  
Monday 4/19/21 
Board of Education Meeting
Sayles School Media Center
6:00 P.M.
         
Friday 4/30/21 
Early Release Students
1:00 P.M.

Professional Development
Afternoon for Staff
 
May 2021
Monday 5/10/21 
Board of Education Meeting
Sayles School Media Center
6:00 P.M.
   
Friday 5/28/21 
Early Release Students
1:00 P.M.

Professional Development
Afternoon for Staff
   
Monday 5/31/21 -
Memorial Day
NO SCHOOL
 
June 2021
Wednesday 6/9/21 
Last Day of School
Early Release Students
1:00 P.M.
   
Monday 6/14/21 
Board of Education Meeting
Sayles School Media Center
6:00 P.M.
 
       
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INVITATION TO BIDDERS
CLERK OF THE WORKS
SPRAGUE BOARD OF EDUCATION
BALTIC, CT

  1. The Sprague Board of Education will receive sealed bids until 3:00 PM, prevailing local time on March 19th, 2021, at the Board of Education Office, 25 Scotland Road, Baltic, CT  06330 for Clerk of the Works.

  2. Services generally include the following:

  • To serve as clerk of the works for the replacement of approximately 36,500 square feet of roof and code improvements to doors, fire alarm panel, and elevator at Sayles School.  The project completion date is August 25th, 2021.

  1. Any questions should be forwarded to William Hull, Superintendent, via email (whull@spraguek12.org) between the hours of 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM.

  2. All bid proposals must be submitted on the designated forms and mailed to William Hull, Superintendent, 25 Scotland Road, Baltic, CT  06330, and will be received no later than 3:00 PM on March 19th, 2021.  There will be a public bid opening at the Sprague Board of Education Administrative Offices at 25 Scotland Road, Baltic, CT at 3:00 PM on March 19th, 2021

For full specifications, RFQ forms, and general terms
and conditions, please download the complete Transportation Services 
Request for Proposal document.

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INVITATION TO BIDDERS
TRANSPORTATION SERVICES
SPRAGUE BOARD OF EDUCATION
BALTIC, CT

  1. The Sprague Board of Education will receive sealed bids until 11:00 AM, prevailing local time on April 7, 2021, at the Board of Education Office, 25 Scotland Road, Baltic, CT  06330 for Transportation Services.

  2. Services generally include the following:

  • Transportation services for Home-to-School runs for Sayles School (Grades PK – 8) and for Home-to-School runs for Sayles designated High Schools.

  • Per hour / per mile charges for Activity and Athletics trips.

  • Vehicles will include Type I and Type II (with Wheelchair Lift) buses.  Vehicles will be equipped with two-way radios, front bumper crossing gates, a child safety alert system, and video cameras.  An alternate bid is requested to equip buses with GPS.

  • Services will begin with the 2021-22 academic year including possible summer school.

  1. Any questions should be forwarded to William Hull, Superintendent, via email (whull@spraguek12.org) between the hours of 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM and no later than 11:00 AM on March 24th, 2021.

  2. All bid proposals must be submitted on the designated forms and mailed to William Hull, Superintendent, 25 Scotland Road, Baltic, CT  06330, and will be received no later than 3:00 PM on April 7th, 2021.  There will be a public bid opening at the Sprague Board of Education Administrative Offices at 25 Scotland Road, Baltic, CT at 4:00 PM on April 7th, 2021.

For full specifications, RFQ forms, and general terms
and conditions, please download the complete Transportation Services 
Request for Proposal document.

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January 28, 2021

 

Dear Parents and Staff:

The administration of Sayles School would like to provide you with notification that five year re-testing radon-in-air will be conducted on Monday, February 22 – Thursday, February 25, 2021.

According to Connecticut General Statute 10-220(d), schools are required to retest for radon in air every 5 years following the initial testing. Ten percent (10%) of the rooms are re-tested, a different ten percent (10%) being tested each time.

EASTCONN will conduct the radon testing. To test for radon in air, small canisters containing charcoal will be placed in each of the tested occupied rooms that are in contact with the ground or over a crawl space. These canisters will be left in place for a minimum of 48 hours. You will be informed of radon test results and interpretations as soon as possible.

In the event that high radon levels are found, steps will be taken to correct the problems beginning with retesting of the space(s) in question. If radon levels continue to be high corrective action will be by methods suggested by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Questions or additional information may be directed to the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health Radon Program at (860) 509-7367 or https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/Departments-and-Agencies/DPH/dph/environmental_health/
radon/pdf/CTSchoolspamphletpdf.pdf

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

William Hull,
Superintendent of Schools

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Appointments are required to register your child for school.

Preschool - Grade 8 Registration, call 860.822.8264 ext. 100 or 102.
High School Registration, call 860.822.8264 ext. 107.

   
    

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

Gas Convection Steamer, pressureless, Propane specific, free standing, two (2) compartments, 144,000 BTUs, minimum 1-year warranty on parts and labor.  Price will include purchase, installation, removal, and disposal of current unit.

November 30, 2020

The Sayles School is accepting proposals for a new Gas Convection Steamer. Vendors will be required to install new steamer and remove old steamer from the current location.

There will be an optional walk-through on Wednesday December 9th at 9am.  Meet at the Sayles School Office located at 25 Scotland Rd Baltic, CT  06330.

Sayles School will accept proposals until 3pm on Friday, December 18th.  At this time proposals will be opened in the Superintendent’s Office located at 25 Scotland Rd Baltic, CT  06330.  All proposals submitted after that time will not be considered. 

  

 Proposals should be labeled:

Gas Convection Steamer Proposal

Proposals should be sent to:

Sayles School

25 Scotland Road

Baltic, CT  06330

Attention:  William Hull, Superintendent

 Questions related to Specifications should be directed to:

Attention: Susan Osborn, Director of School Nutrition

Email: sosborn@spraguek12.org

  

The Town of Sprague reserves the right to reject any and/or all bids or any parts thereof, to waive any informality in any bid, to require a modification of the contract terms at any time, and to select the bidder who, in the opinion of the School District, will meet the best interests of the School District, provided that nothing herein shall be deemed to waive any requirement of federal, state or local law.  Under no circumstances will the Town or School District be responsible for the cost of preparing any bid.

General Instructions:

Proposals are to be:

  • Submitted in duplicate unless otherwise indicated in the specifications.  

  • Submitted using the blank proposal forms furnished.

  • Submitted in a sealed opaque envelope utilizing the enclosed label, with the bidder’s name and address in the upper left-hand corner.

  • Made out and signed in the corporate, or other, name of bidder.  In addition, an authorized person must fully and properly execute the bid.

Proposals received later than the time and date specified will not be considered.

Amendments to or withdrawal of proposals received later than the time and date set for the opening will not be considered.

Bidders or their representatives may be present at the bid opening as long as COVID restrictions allow.

The Town of Sprague may require further information and references on any individual or company placing a bid prior to the awarding of a bid.

The Superintendent reserves the right to amend and/or cancel the bid invitation prior to the time and date of the bid opening.

The Superintendent reserves the right to correct an award erroneously made as a result of a clerical error on the part of the Town of Sprague.

A contract shall not be awarded to any corporation, firm or individual who has an unpaid and overdue debt to the Town by nonpayment of taxes, by debt or contract, or who is in default as surety or otherwise by any obligation to the Town of Sprague.

For full specifications, quote form, and general terms and conditions,
please download the complete Sayles School Gas Convection Steamer 
Request for Proposal document.

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INVITATION TO BID
CODE IMPROVEMENTS AND PARTIAL ROOF REPLACEMENT FOR SAYLES SCHOOL
BALTIC, CT 06330

< Click here for a list of the bids received on 10/13/2020 >

The Town of Sprague will receive sealed bids until 3:00 PM, prevailing local time on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at, the Board of Education Office, 25 Scotland Road, Baltic, CT 06330 at which time they will be opened and read aloud. The building is open Monday thru Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

1.  All bids shall be sealed and clearly labeled Code Improvements and Partial Roof Replacement Sayles Elementary School.

2.  Work required pursuant to this contract includes the following:

  • Installation of asphalt shingles, all associated underlayments, ice and water shield, gutters, metal and fabric flashings

  • Installation of twelve (12) exterior aluminum doors (3’-0” x 7’-0”) with lights

  • Installation of seven (7) interior flush wood, 1-1/2 HR, fire rated doors (2’-8” x 7’-0”).

  • Installation of a new Fire Alarm Panel (located in main office area), including integration of the new panel with the existing appliances.

  • Improvements and code updates to the existing elevator, elevator shaft and elevator machine room.

  • General and Subcontract Bids shall consist of but are not limited to: general construction, carpentry, sheet metal work, painting, electrical work, site restoration and all other work necessary for or incidental to the full completion of the entire project, including all equipment, labor, material, and incidentals in connection  therewith.

3.  The work of this contract must be substantially complete by August 20, 2021. If not substantially complete by August 20, 2021 the contractor shall face a penalty of $100 for every calendar day beyond the substantial completion date.

4.  This contract is subject to state contract compliance requirements, including non-discrimination statutes and set-aside requirements. State law requires a minimum of twenty-five (25%) percent of the state-funded portion of the contract be set aside for award to subcontractors holding current certification from the Connecticut Department of Administrative Services. The contractor must demonstrate good faith effort to meet the 25% set-aside goals.

5.  In accordance with Connecticut General Statute Section 4a-100 and4b-91, a responsible bid must contain two (2) documents: The Contractor Prequalification Certificate and the Update (Bid) Statement. The classification GENERAL CONTRACTOR is required as a minimum.

6.  Questions regarding the bid or the Contract Documents may be directed to Hibbard and Rosa Architects, L.L.C., 363 Main Street, Middletown, Connecticut, 06457, Attn: Mr. Thomas Hibbard. E-mail; tom@hra.bz

7.  Addenda will be issued via email to all mandatory walkthrough respondents.

8.  A Bid Bond of five percent (5%) of the bid amount is required. The selected bidder will be required to post Performance and Payment Bonds in the full amount of the Contract Sum.

9.  The successful bidder must file a one hundred percent (100%) Performance Bond, a one hundred percent (100%) Labor & Materials Bond and Certificate of Insurance to the Finance Director within ten (10) days of notice of bid award.

10. A mandatory pre-bid meeting between prospective bidders and the Architect will convene in the lobby of the School, located at 25 Scotland Road, Baltic, CT., on Monday, September 28, 2020 at 3:30 pm when project details will be discussed and questions answered.

11. All bid proposals must be submitted on the designated forms. The Town of Sprague reserves the right to waive any defect in any bid and reserves the right to reject any or all bids. All bids must be completely filled out when submitted.

12. The Town of Sprague, CT reserves the right to reject the low bid, or the unit prices when deemed in the best interest of the Owner, and to negotiate with the lowest qualified bidder.

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The Sayles School Preschool Program is legally exempt from child care licensing and, as such, is not required to meet licensing standards.

Connecticut General Statutes, Section 19a-77(b)(1)(A) provides that a program administered by a public school system is not required to be licensed to operate.