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District News and Announcements

Education Budget UpdateOn April 23, 2018 the Board of Education voted on $383,000 of reductions from next year's (2018-2019) education budget. The Board chose areas they felt would impact student instruction the least. Reductions were made in supplies and equipment as well as in curriculum and professional development. In addition, the magnet school account was reduced due to lower enrollment, and the food service health insurance account was reduced due to increased school meal purchases.

As always, the Board will continue to monitor class sizes through the spring and summer and will make any necessary adjustments to accommodate enrollment. More information about the school budget can be found on the BOE Budget page

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: Honoring Bill Landers. Previous articles can be found on the From the BOE....webpage.

GHS Agriscience Spring FairThe Glastonbury Regional Agriscience & Technology Program is hosting the annual Spring Fair. This is a FREE event that is open to the public and appropriate for children of all ages. A variety of companion and farm animals, plants, tractors, and exciting activities will be available. Please review the schedule and RSVP accordingly by April 20th to Patty Callahan, (860) 652-7200 x1101, CallahanP@Glastonburyus.org.
  • Thursday, May 3: Program for elementary/nursery/pre-school students. Various tours scheduled from 8:30 am –1:00 pm. Please call to reserve a tour.
  • Friday, May 4: Program for seventh graders and GHS classes during school hours.. Various tours and exhibits scheduled. Please call to reserve a tour.
  • Friday, May 4: Community members and program families are welcome to join us after-school from 2:30–6pm!
Air Conditioning APPROVED!On February 13 the Town Council voted to approve the funding necessary to install air conditioning in the classrooms of four elementary schools (Buttonball, Hebron Avenue, Hopewell, Naubuc). Installation at the elementary schools is planned for this spring and summer. On March 21 the Town Council voted to begin the process to air condition Gideon Welles School as part of the 2018-2019 CIP (Capital Improvements Program) budget. We appreciate all the people—parents, teachers, students, and community members—who have taken time to support this project over the years. Note: Nayaug Elementary School, along with Glastonbury High and Smith Middle School, is already air conditioned. When all of our schools are air conditioned, all of our students and staff members will be able to focus on teaching and learning every school day.

image of blue halo with text Summer Camp 2018Summer 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.

Kindergarten Registration—Any child who will be five years of age on or before January 1, 2019 and meets all residency requirements is eligible to begin kindergarten at the start of the 2018-19 school year. A letter will be mailed 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, parents/guardians will be prompted to schedule a brief session with our registrar at the central office. Families will need to bring the necessary documents for the registrar to scan. This will complete the registration process. Please complete the online pre-registration for your kindergarten student as soon as possible. Appointments with the registrar are available starting January 2nd. Visit the Kindergarten Registration website for more information.

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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 Year and a report on Redistricting Transition Plans presented to the Board of Education in January 2018. To learn more, please visit our Elementary School Redistricting webpage.

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.

Grade 6-12 Students Invited!

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April 30, 2018, 3:30–6:00 pm, GHS Auditorium
Program designed by
GHS Advanced Research Mentorship students
2018 GHS Girls Indoor Track 4x800 Relay Team 1st Place in New England. Their time in the New England meet was also the 10th fastest in the nation at the end of the season. Congratulations to: Angela Braga, Kaylen Hughes, Erin McGill, and Grace Sparrow!

GPS Dates to Remember

The Glastonbury Planetarium

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Community Newsletter

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