District News and Announcements
BOE Column—The Glastonbury Citizen newspaper regularly publishes articles submitted by the Glastonbury Board of Education. Please click here to view our most recent article, Principals' Memorable Moments. Previous articles can be found here.
Plan for Eastbury School Closing—On May 16, 2016 the Board of Education passed a resolution stating that the Board intends to close Eastbury School beginning with the 2018-19 school year. The resolution includes a number of guidelines regarding a review of enrollment, housing and development in town, redistricting options, class sizes, and building utilization. Please click here to review the resolution.
End of Year Dismissal Schedule—Please click here to view the end of the year dismissal schedule for our schools for June 2016.
School Art Shows—Every spring our Glastonbury schools present Art Shows to display and celebrate our student artists. Please click here to see the school art show schedule. The Glastonbury High School Art Show, to which the public is invited to attend and enjoy, will be held on June 1, 2016 from 2:30 to 7:30 pm in the art department on the second floor of GHS. A year's worth of projects, including student work in art, computer art, and video, will be on display.
May Plant Sale—The Glastonbury Agriscience & Technology FFA Program is sponsoring a May Plant Sale to benefit Michaela's Garden Project (part of the Petit Family Foundation). Please click here to learn more. The community is invited!
Summer Enrichment Camps--School staff members will be offering a variety of summer camp programs for students. Because these camps are tuition based, there is no cost to the Board of Education. For a complete listing of summer enrichment opportunities, please visit our Summer Camps website. Program brochures are also available at the Glastonbury Public Schools Central Operations office, 628 Hebron Avenue, building two.
Air Conditioning Update—On January 12, 2016 the Town Council voted to appropriate $50,000 for a study to explore the options and costs for cooling school buildings that are not currently air conditioned. It is hoped that this study will be completed in the spring so that it may go to referendum in November. The next step of the process will be to review the study and for the Town Council to vote on whether to send the project to referendum for Glastonbury citizens to vote upon. We will continue to communicate with parents, staff, and citizens throughout the process and will provide a link to the study results when they are available.
Kindergarten Registration—Any child who will be five years of age on or before January 1, 2017 and meets all residency requirements is eligible to begin kindergarten at the start of the 2016-17 school year. A letter will be mailed home in January to all potential students of whom our district is aware. The letter includes instructions for our registration process. After pre-registering students online, families will be prompted to schedule a brief session with our registrar at the central office. Families will bring the necessary forms for the registrar to scan, which will complete the process. Please complete the registration of your kindergarten student as soon as possible. Appointments with the registrar are available starting January 1st. Visit the Kindergarten Registration webpage for more information.
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 awards and recognition received by Glastonbury Public School staff members.
The Glastonbury Board of Education is committed to a policy of equal opportunity/affirmative action for all qualified persons and does not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, religion, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, age, or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state and/or federal law. For more information, please click here.