January 11, 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians,

After a review of the data regarding current COVID-19 infections, I have decided to return to in-person student learning four days per week for Sayles School students starting today, January 11th, 2021; all students will access learning remotely on Wednesdays.   By state mandate, attendance will be taken for all days of learning.  If your child has problems accessing remote learning, please call the school for assistance.

We hope to resume five day in-person classes in the near future.  I want to thank you for your cooperation during this difficult time. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at whull@spraguek12.org

Have a good day and stay well. 

Sincerely,

William Hull,
Superintendent of Schools

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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

       Technology

       Core Knowledge

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January 2021
Friday 1/1/21
New Year's Day
NO SCHOOL
        
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
NO SCHOOL
 
February 2021
Monday 2/8/21 
Board of Education Meeting
Sayles School Media Center
6:00 P.M.
        
Thursday 2/11/21
Early Release 
1:00 P.M.
Parent Conferences
Afternoon and Evening
        
Friday 2/12/21
Early Release 
1:00 P.M.
Parent Conferences
Afternoon
        
Monday 2/15/21 and
Tuesday 2/16/21
Presidents' Day Recess 
NO SCHOOL
 
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
       
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Connecticut Focus
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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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Dear Parents and Guardians,

I want to thank everyone for their diligence in following our protocols for keeping our students and staff safe during this pandemic. I would like to take this opportunity to remind you of another important protocol. If your child is ill for any reason, please keep your child home from school. As they recuperate at home, they still have access to their education through on-line instruction. If you decided to have your child or any member of your household tested for COVID-19, please remember that all members of your household should remain at home until a negative test result is received.  If a positive COVID test is received, then all members of your household must quarantine for the appropriate number of days.

I also ask that you notify our school nurse, Mrs. Houle, RN at 860.822.8264, ext. 111 or via email at phoule@spraguek12.org, whenever a COVID test is administered to a family member.  With this information, we can begin to plan appropriate measures to limit the potential spread of the virus.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact any member of the Sayles School administration or Mrs. Houle.  Working together, we can continue to keep all members of the Sayles School family safe.

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.

   

    
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:

http://www.nllibrarium.com/mothergoose

  

 

    

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

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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; 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.