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District News and Announcements

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Redistricting UpdateOn June 12th the Board of Education voted to adopt an elementary redistricting plan for the 2018-2019 school year (next school year). Please click here to view the new Elementary School Listing by Street EFFECTIVE for the 2018-2019 School YearTo learn more, please visit our Elementary School Redistricting webpage.

School Calendars—The Board of Education recently approved school year calendars for the next two school years (2018-2019 and 2019-2020). Please visit the District Calendars page of our website to review the calendars.

Eastbury School Utilization—On September 25, 2017 the Board of Education voted on a plan for the utilization of the Eastbury School building for next school year when the Eastbury Elementary School closes. In the fall of 2018 the LINKS Academy, including post-graduate students, and the district's preschool program will be located at the Eastbury building. The district's Pupil Services/Special Education offices will also move to Eastbury. There are numerous educational and financial benefits to centralizing these programs and providing room for them to expand. In addition, the building will house a weight room for athletics training of students across the district. Details of the plan are available in the Board's Eastbury School Utilization report. The Board will continue to discuss the use of this facility during their meetings throughout the year as the plan is further refined.

BOE Column—The Glastonbury Citizen newspaper regularly publishes articles submitted by the Glastonbury Board of Education. Click here for our most recent Board column titled: Talented and Dynamic Educators. Previous articles can be found on the From the BOE....webpage.

Two Presidential Award State Finalists!—Congratulations to Ms. Diane Pintavalle and Mrs. Brenda Gregorski who have both been selected as State Finalists in the 2017 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). Ms. Pintavalle is a GHS Biology teacher and Mrs. Gregorski a GHS Mathematics teacher. If chosen as a national finalist, these teachers would be honored at the White House in Washington D.C. Glastonbury teachers Mr. Joshua Steffenson and Mr. Richard Broggini have both received these prestigious Presidential Awards and made the trip to Washington in the last two years!

Board Member Recognition—
Jeremy Grieveson, a member of the Glastonbury Board of Education, recently achieved the level of Certificated Board of Education Member in the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE) Board Member Academy for the 2016-2017 school year. Mr. Grieveson was one of 58 board of education members recognized for their achievement. A board member must accumulate at least 20 credits to become a Certificated Board of Education Member. Areas of study are designed to strengthen leadership skills and give Board members a firm foundation in the essential governance skills needed to carry out their responsibilities.

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Teacher of the Year!—Congratulations to Nayaug Elementary School teacher Mr. Christopher Robbins who is the Glastonbury Public Schools Teacher of the Year for 2017-2018. Mr. Robbins is in his 25th year of teaching in our school system. He has taught at Hopewell Elementary, Gideon Welles, and Nayaug Elementary Schools. Through the years, Mr. Robbins has had an extraordinarily positive and lasting impact on countless students, families and colleagues in the Glastonbury community. He is a superb teacher well deserving of this honor!

New Media Consent Protocol—Glastonbury Public Schools is proud to promote the success of its students, staff, and programs. Throughout the year, students are highlighted as we share school activities and achievements via photos, videos, audio recordings, school work samples, etc. Students may be featured in a variety of media without prior notification of parents/guardians, including but not limited to yearbooks, slideshows, school and community newsletters, displays, newspapers, and websites.

However, we require parent/guardian permission in order to identify children by name in public media. At the beginning of each school year, through the Student Information Update system, parents and guardians will be able to indicate if they consent to the use of their child’s name in public media such as newspapers, websites, etc. 

Staff Recognition--We are proud to share some of the many accomplishments of our staff and schools. Please click here to learn more about recent staff awards and recognition received by Glastonbury Public School staff members.

GPS Dates to Remember

The Glastonbury Planetarium

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Community Newsletter

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