BALTIC, CT 06330

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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;

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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Dear Parents/Guardians of Sayles School Students,

We are writing to update you regarding the transition of school back to normal operations.  As part of our reopening plan, students will begin this transition back to daily, onsite learning on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 (the day after the Columbus Holiday), when all Sayles School students currently in cohorts A and B will begin attending school in person for four days per week. We ask that families be aware that bus pick-up and drop-off times may vary from what they have been in September due to the increased number of students. 

Sayles School Learning Model - Beginning Tuesday, October 13th
Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays
All students in person learning All students in person learning All students distance learning All students in person learning All students in person learning

Wednesday’s instruction for students will only be on-line learning and Wednesdays will continue to be used to clean and disinfect the building.  The time on Wednesday will also allow teachers to touch base with on-line students.  In November, we hope to be able to conclude the transition back to normal operations with students attending school in person all five days per week.

Families may continue to choose to have their students participate with on-line learning for all five days.  It is important to remember that attendance is being taken for students who are participating in online learning. All students are expected to be accessing their education five days per week. The distance learning option will be available until the State Department of Education decides to discontinue it. We will notify you when that happens. 

We would like to thank all of you for your support and flexibility as we transition back to full operations.  Working together, we can continue to keep our students and community safe.  As always, if you have any questions concerning our reopening plan, please do not hesitate to contact us. 


William Hull,
Superintendent of Schools
Jill Shamback,
Sean Bochman,
Director of Pupil Personnel Services

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Sayles School has an excellent staff that strives to provide a world class education for ALL students through a focus on:

       Creativity and Innovation

       The Arts

       Global Learning

       Strong Academic Skills


       Core Knowledge

Dr. Seuss and students during Read Across America


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.


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October 2020
Monday 10/12/20
Columbus Day
Monday 10/19/20 
Board of Education Meeting
Sayles School Media Center
6:00 P.M.
Thursday 10/22/20
Early Release 
1:00 P.M.
Parent Conferences
Afternoon and Evening
Friday 10/23/20
Early Release 
1:00 P.M.
Parent Conferences
November 2020
Tuesday 11/03/20
Professional Development
Day for Staff
NO SCHOOL for Students
Monday 11/09/20 
Board of Education Meeting
Sayles School Media Center
6:00 P.M.
Wednesday 11/11/20 
Veterans' Day
Wednesday 11/25/20 -
Friday 11/27/20
Thanksgiving Recess 
December 2020
Monday 12/14/20 
Board of Education Meeting
Sayles School Media Center
6:00 P.M.
Wednesday 12/23/20 
Early Release
Students and Staff
1:00 P.M.
Thursday 12/24/20 -
Thursday 12/31/20
Holiday Recess 
January 2021
Friday 1/1/21
New Year's Day
Monday 1/11/21 
Board of Education Meeting
Sayles School Media Center
6:00 P.M.
Friday 1/15/21
Early Release 
1:00 P.M.
Staff Professional Development Day - Afternoon
Monday 1/18/21
Martin Luther King Day
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 Thursday, October 15, 2020


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Connecticut Focus
on Foster Care

Connecticut Focus on Foster Care

We all have love to give.

The Department of Children and Families needs foster families for children of all ages.

Attend an information meeting where they will give descriptions of the foster family programs.

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The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.  These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.


Generally, employers covered under the Act must provide employees:

Up to two weeks (80 hours, or a part-time employee’s two-week equivalent) of paid sick leave based on the higher of their regular rate of pay, or the applicable state or Federal minimum wage, paid at:

  • 100% for qualifying reasons #1-3 below, up to $511 daily and $5,110 total;

  • 2/3 for qualifying reasons #4 and 6 below, up to $200 daily and $2,000 total; and

  • Up to 12 weeks of paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave paid at 2/3 for qualifying reason #5 below for up to $200 daily and $12,000 total.

A part-time employee is eligible for leave for the number of hours that the employee is normally scheduled to work over that period.


In general, employees of private sector employers with fewer than 500 employees, and certain public sector employers, are eligible for up to two weeks of fully or partially paid sick leave for COVID-19 related reasons (see below). Employees who have been employed for at least 30 days prior to their leave request may be eligible for up to an additional 10 weeks of partially paid expanded family and medical leave for reason #5 below.


An employee is entitled to take leave related to COVID-19 if the employee is unable to work, including unable to telework, because the employee:

  1. is subject to a Federal, State, or local quarantine or isolation order related to COVID-19;

  2. has been advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine related to COVID-19;

  3. is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and is seeking a medical diagnosis;

  4. is caring for an individual subject to an order described in (1) or self-quarantine as described in (2);

  5. is caring for his or her child whose school or place of care is closed (or child care provider is unavailable) due to COVID-19 related reasons; or 

  6. is experiencing any other substantially-similar condition specified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has the authority to investigate and enforce compliance with the FFCRA. Employers may not discharge, discipline, or otherwise discriminate against any employee who lawfully takes paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave under the FFCRA, files a complaint, or institutes a proceeding under or related to this Act. Employers in violation of the provisions of the FFCRA will be subject to penalties and enforcement by WHD.

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Attention Parents of Preschool Age Children

   Preschool Openings


For children ages 3 and 4 years old

1/2 Day Sessions

Free Transportation Provided

Free Tuition

NAEYC Accredited Program


Sayles School

25 Scotland Road, Baltic

860.822.8264 ext. 145



Mother Goose and Other Rhymes

Mother Goose and Other Rhymes, a new book with
Sayles School student illustrations, is available for purchase.


Profits from the book will go to support the 
Sayles School Art Program.  The price is $15.


For more information or to order copies, visit:




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.