Glastonbury Public Schools
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District News and Announcements
Kindergarten Age Change
Connecticut has joined the large majority of states in our country that require children to be 5 years old before September 1 to start kindergarten. The cut-off date used to be January 1. This change will narrow the age and developmental ranges of kindergarten classes. It will help ensure kindergarten students arrive ready to learn and thrive.
Glastonbury Public Schools will phase in this change over two years. This will assist families searching for childcare spots that are both hard to find and expensive. It will also help the school system in managing staffing levels.
Please visit our Kindergarten Registration website for details of the plan.
Board of Education Budget Workshops
Glastonbury citizens are encouraged to attend the Board of Education’s upcoming budget workshops and learn about the budget process. Budget workshops will be held on January 2, 3, and 4, 2024 at 6:00 pm in Town Hall Town Council Chambers. The third meeting on January 4 will be held if needed.
To view budget documents as they become available, please visit the BOE Budget page. To view meeting information, including options for participating during public comment, visit the BOE Meetings page.
Honoring Our Veterans
Thank you to everyone who helped to make the Veterans Day programs and celebrations in our schools special. Most importantly, thank you to all who have served and sacrificed for our country.
Please enjoy this video. It features the song The Flag We Fly by Karl Hitzemann, sung by the Nayaug School Midnight Singers. The soloist is Nayaug student Alarie Sweet. Musicians are Mr. Stephen Confrancesco on trumpet, Mr. Mike Rosenbush on guitar, Mr. Chris Waltz on bass, and Mr. Ben Weir on drums.
District Ranks Highly Again!
Niche's 2024 rankings compare our district regionally, statewide, and nationally. Many data points that can be used in evaluating a school system. This is just one source for measuring our success.
Glastonbury Public Schools is grateful to all those in our school community who support us in achieving our goals. We are empowering students to be active learners, curious thinkers, resilient individuals, and compassionate citizens. We are proud of this recognition! Please click here for all Glastonbury Public Schools Niche rankings.
Kindergarten ABC Fashion News!
Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Glastonbury Public Schools is actively working to ensure equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in our schools. Please visit our Equity, Diversity & Inclusion website for more information, including steps we are taking to promote our district’s EDI work.
Glastonbury Public Schools received six awards from the CT Association of Boards of Education this year! First, the Board was recognized as a Board of Distinction for effective leadership. We also received five communications awards for: 1) the 23-24 BOE budget, 2) the 23-24 budget presentation, 3) the district's Careers webpage, 4) the district's Strategic Plan, webpage, and graphics, and 5) the 23-24 Art Department calendar. Pictured here (left to right) are Superintendent Alan Bookman, BOE Vice Chair Julie Thompson, and CT Commissioner of Education Charlene Russell-Tucker.
FFA Winter Sale
Online Orders: November 20th - December 13th
Walk-up Sale: Saturday, December 16th from 10am-1pm
The Glastonbury FFA Winter sale has begun! This year you can purchase poinsettias, wreaths, boxwood trees, cemetery boxes, and candle centerpieces. We have a variety of options for colors and designs, so please click above to see our full variety of products. All proceeds from the sale go directly back into supporting our students in the AgriScience program. Our students are excited to bring you this variety of holiday goods, handcrafted with love and care as they learn the intricacies of design as an art and a business!
Naubuc School Renovation
This video provides a quick construction update. Please click the blue button below to learn more about the project.
Glastonbury Public Schools is hiring! We are actively seeking day-to-day substitute teachers, paraprofessionals, tutors, and bus/van drivers. We provide the training, resources, and support you need to be successful in your job. Click the button below to learn more.
GHS Strength & Conditioning Facility
Plans for the GHS Strength and Conditioning Facility are almost complete. They will soon be submitted to the Town for planning and zoning and land use approvals. Then the project will be sent to bid. We project that the facility will be completed and ready for use by the end of the summer of 2024.
Board Adopts Strategic Plan
In the summer of 2023 the Glastonbury Board of Education adopted a new five-year plan for the future. The plan voices the district mission, core values, beliefs about learning, and vision of the graduate (the “why”), our strategic goals (the “what”), and our action plan (the “how”).
Student success is the essence of our work. As a preK-12 learning community, our goal is for every graduate to develop important skills that will help them to be successful now and in the future. Click here to learn more about the 2023-2028 Strategic Plan.
Get the ParentSquare App!
ParentSquare is our new districtwide communication system. We will be gradually rolling out the many features of this program during the 2023-2024 school year.
Teachers will have the option to pilot the use of ParentSquare during the 2023-2024 school year. Some may choose to use the app right away and others may not. Please click here for more information about ParentSquare.
Our district's K-12 STEAM initiatives offer students the opportunity to work and learn across the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, art, and math. STEAM projects spark student passions and prepare them for future STEAM careers and college studies.
Tech Help Desk
Wireless Issues? Missing an App? Forgot your Password? Something Else? Students, parents, and staff members can create a support ticket for any school tech issue they may be experiencing. Visit the Technology and Information Systems Help Desk page for more information.