Glastonbury Public Schools
Renew and Reimagine 20-21
Bright Futures Begin Here!
Please visit the links here for Glastonbury Public Schools' COVID-19 information and protocols. Note: At this time, in order to protect everyone’s health, visitors, including parents, will not be permitted in our school buildings unless absolutely necessary. If you need to visit, please call the office first to schedule an appointment. In addition, all visitors must wear a face mask to protect the health of all.
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District News and Announcements
Board Approves Next Year’s Budget
At their January 11, 2021 meeting, the Board of Education voted to adopt a $114,067,405 education budget for the 2021-2022 school year. This is an increase of 2.07% to the current operating budget. It is the lowest percent request in a Board approved budget in 29 years. Board members reduced Superintendent Bookman's proposed budget by $455,225. Reduced areas included athletic uniforms, new and replacement equipment, and fringe benefits.
The Board budget will be presented, along with the Town of Glastonbury budget, during the Annual Town Meeting on January 27 at 7 pm (held via Zoom conference). Next, the Board of Education will meet with the Board of Finance and the Town Council to discuss the education budget. The Town Council will vote on the final budget later in March.
To view budget documents and confirm upcoming meetings, please visit the BOE Budget page of our website.
Student Travel Protocols
Our school system follows the CT State Travel Advisory Executive Orders, which require quarantine in many travel circumstances.
Please refer to the following information regarding Glastonbury Public School protocols for student travel.
Virtual Calendar Art Exhibit
At their January 25, 2021 meeting, the Board of Education celebrated our student artists who contributed to this year's district art calendar. Click here to enjoy the Virtual Calendar Art Gallery.
Snow Days will alternate between eLearning days and closing school
We recently surveyed parents and staff to determine their preference for snow days during the 2020-2021 school year. The options were to hold eLearning days with all students learning from home on inclement whether days or to cancel school and add days to the end of the school year (except for grade 12).
There was no clear preference so we have decided to alternate the two options. The next inclement weather day we will plan to cancel school for the day and add a day to the end of the school calendar in June.
If there are widespread power/internet outages impacting teachers and students, we will not have a remote learning day. Instead, we will close school for the day and it will be made up at the end of the school year (except for grade 12). In-person extra-curricular activities will be cancelled, unless road conditions improve enough to hold the activity.
FREE School Meals
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has extended approval for Glastonbury Schools to continue providing FREE meals to all children 18 years or younger through June 30, 2021.
We offer these meals in all schools for in-school learners and at the grab-and-go meal sites (Glastonbury High School and Smith Middle School) for remote learners and any other children 18 years or younger.
More information is available on our Foods Services website.
Registration for Kindergarten
The kindergarten registration process is now fully online. Please complete the registration for your child(ren) as soon as possible by visiting our Kindergarten Registration website.
Glastonbury School District Excels in State and National Niche Rankings
Please click below to learn more. Congratulations to our school staff for earning these impressive distinctions!
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.