Glastonbury Public Schools

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Summer 2020 and School Reopening

Schools and offices are open this summer by appointment only. If you need to visit, please call the office first to schedule an appointment. In addition, all visitors must wear a facemask to protect the health of all. There is much to do to prepare for the 2020-2021 school year. All reopening decisions will be made in compliance with the Governor’s orders. Decisions will also be made in collaboration with local and state health officials. We will reach out over the summer to parents with our plans. Whatever it looks like—whether all students return to school buildings with health and safety protocols, all students continue with a new and improved eLearning experience, or some combination of the two, Glastonbury Public Schools will be ready.

Quicklinks and Dates to Remember

District News and Announcements

Equity and Social Justice

Glastonbury Public Schools is actively working to ensure equity in our schools. Please visit our Equity and Social Justice webpage for more information, including action steps we are taking to promote our district’s anti-bias and anti-racism work.

Food Assistance

Glastonbury Public Schools Food Service Department has been approved to continue providing free breakfast and lunch for children in need through August 17. Food assistance is available to all children 18 years old and younger.

Please visit the Food Services website for important information and details about the program.

Kindergarten Orientation

Please visit our district's Kindergarten Orientation webpage to learn all about the Kindergarten year!

Note: Kindergarten Visitation Days for the Spring of 2020 are currently postponed. We hope that there may be an opportunity to reschedule these important school events later in the spring or summer. We will reach out to parents of incoming kindergarten students when, and if, kindergarten visitation is rescheduled.

Summer Learning

We encourage students to continue learning and growing during the summer months. We are fortunate that this summer current students advancing into grades 1–12 will have a school iPad at home. We have developed a Summer Learning website to provide a range of suggested summer learning activities.

We believe that summer learning comes in many forms. The site includes optional online activities as well as suggested activities that are decidedly “off-line.”

Kindergarten Registration

Any child who will be five years of age on or before January 1, 2021 and meets all residency requirements is eligible to begin kindergarten at the start of the 2020-2021 school year.

Please complete the online pre-registration for your kindergarten student as soon as possible. After pre-registering students online, parents/guardians will be prompted to schedule a brief session with our registrar at the central office. Visit the Kindergarten Registration website for more information.

New Curriculum Directors

three headshot photos of new curriculum directors

We welcome three new curriculum directors who will replace retiring directors on July 1. Pictured left to right:

Holly Constantine will begin as Director of Art, replacing Cindy Parsons. Mrs. Constantinte has taught art for 18 years at all levels in Glastonbury. Her intelligence, creativity, and listening and problem-solving skills make her a perfect fit for this position.

Elizabeth Cole will replace Dr. Jill Carey as the Director of Career Technical Education. Ms. Cole has served many roles in other districts including Science Department Coordinator, STEM Supervisor, and Assistant Principal. Her work has been described as "transformational."

Jennifer Spring has been appointed Director of Health & Physical Education. She replaces Ann Marie Colebrook. Mrs. Spring taught for 13 years before serving 8 years as a Health & P.E. administrator. She is described as genuine and supportive and as a highly effective communicator.

District Communication

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, veteran status, civil air patrol status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, age, or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state and/or federal law. More information is available on the Non-Discrimination Policy page.