Danbury students are returning to school today, though not to the traditional classroom. The district is starting with a full Distance Learning model. Superintendent Dr Sal Pascarella says he knows this is not a standard school opening with the bustle of students as they exit the bus and fill the classrooms and cafeterias with the buzz of the new year. Pascarella cautioned parents that there may be additional times that teachers will request to work with children by special arrangement, particularly if the student typically receives services during the school year. While school officially begins at 8:30 am each weekday, the Danbury district offering an additional enrichment activity designed by special areas teachers that will be accessible each morning by 8 am. He says these morning energizers will have some elements that support the social emotional needs of students. The content can be accessed at any time during the week.