BALTIC, CT 06330

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 and Guardians,

I am writing with information on a number of issues. Once again, I remind you that Sayles School will open its doors to students for the 2020/21 school year with a FULL day on Monday, August 31, 2020.   Students in each multiage classroom have been assigned to a cohort.  You should have been notified of your child’s cohort in a previous mailing.  Students assigned to cohort A will attend school on Mondays and Tuesdays of each week and students assigned to cohort B will attend school on Thursdays and Fridays.  Teachers will be available on Wednesdays to answer questions. 


In addition, we will have a helpdesk for students which will be available Monday-Fridays during school hours to answer any questions. Students can reach the help desk at   Please remember that when students are not in school that they are expected to take part in on-line remote learning.  As mandated by the Connecticut State Department of Education, school personnel will be taking attendance for students taking part in on-line learning.    For students whose parent(s) choose not to participate in the hybrid model, Sayles School will be offering on-line learning.  It is important to note that should public health data support a return to full time learning in schools, the option for remote learning will be withdrawn.  This decision will be made by the Connecticut State Department of Education.

If your child needs a device to access on-line lessons, you may pick up a Chromebook at Sayles School from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM daily on Thursday and Friday, August 27 & 28, 2020.  If this time is not convenient for you, you may pick up a device beginning Monday, August 31st, Monday through Friday from noon to 4:00 PM. or you can call for an appointment at ext. 100 or 102.


Bus information will be posted in the front foyer window of Sayles School on Friday, August 28th and also on the Sayles School website,  You can view the information posted at the school on the front foyer windows from the outside of the building.

As part of our reopening plan, we are limiting access to Sayles School.  Parents will not be able to access the building unless in an emergency.  Preschool parents dropping off their student(s) will access the classroom entrance at the back of the building.  Parents dropping off Kindergarten students will access the classroom through the classrooms’ outside entrance. 

Thank you for your help in making Sayles School safe.   Working together we can ensure a successful school year for your child.  If you have any additional questions please email me at


William Hull
Sprague Superintendent of Schools






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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September 2020
Monday 9/7/20
Labor Day - NO SCHOOL
Wednesday 9/9/20
Virtual Open House
5:15 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
Monday 9/14/20 
Board of Education Meeting
Sayles School Media Center
6:00 P.M.
October 2020
Monday 10/12/20
Columbus Day - NO SCHOOL
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 - NO SCHOOL
Wednesday 11/25/20 -
Friday 11/27/20
Thanksgiving Recess 
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 Tuesday, September 22, 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.