The focus of lessons in the first few weeks of the Danbury school year will be about building connections, relationships and class community. Superintendent Dr Sal Pacarella says the purpose of this is to provide a safe environment and allow students to feel comfortable to talk about how all the social changes in their lives are affecting them, both with COVID-19 as well as with recent racial tensions across the country. Throughout the school year, Pascarella says social emotional lessons and activities will continue each school day to support students. In addition, teachers will focus on digital citizenship and connecting students to programs and the digital tools needed to succeed this school year. Regular curriculum content will pick up after the first 8 to 10 days of school.