Glastonbury Public Schools

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Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year!

Glastonbury Public Schools is excited to welcome everyone to the new school year. We have been working hard preparing an exciting year of learning for your children. Below are welcome letters from the Superintendent of Schools and the Board of Education Chairman.

Superentendent's Back to School Letter

Board of Education Chair Back to School Letter


SOS

Our schools use Signs of Suicide (SOS) to teach suicide prevention to students. This portal is designed to provide parents with information about our suicide prevention efforts and helpful tools for supporting your child’s mental health.


Summer Reading and Summer Math

Glastonbury Public Schools asks all students in grades 1-12 to participate in our summer reading program. We have also developed math activities to help students maintain and strengthen their mathematics skills over the summer months. Please visit our Summer and Independent Reading and Summer Math websites to help guide and inform students at each grade level.


Glastonbury School District Excels in Area, State, and National Niche Rankings

Award seal that reads: 2020 Best Schools, Niche

Niche has ranked Glastonbury Public Schools highly compared to other school districts in the Hartford area, the state of Connecticut, and the nation. Please click below to learn more. Congratulations to all our school staff for earning these impressive distinctions!

Best School Districts in the Hartford Area (#1)

Best School Districts in Connecticut (#3)

Safest School Districts in Connecticut (#3)

Best School Districts for Athletes in AMERICA (#1)


Image of healthy vegetables and 3 children smiling with text "Free Summer Meals! Comidas de Verano Gratis"

Summer Meals

Childhood food insecurity remains at unacceptable levels across the country. Children are most acutely at risk in the summer when they do not have access to school meals. Children ages 18 and younger may visit Open Summer Meals sites anywhere in the state to receive a meal. There is no application, identification or commitment to participate in Summer Meals.

Please click here for more information and to identify Summer Meals sites in our state.

Welcome New Administrators!

head shot photos of Kimberly Brown, Andrea Kirby and Kerin Hemmsoth

Mrs. Kimberly Brown started her new position as Director of Special Education on July 1. Last school year she served as the Assistant Principal/Special Education Supervisor at Hebron Avenue Elementary School. Prior to that, Mrs. Brown worked in Clinton for fourteen years as an elementary school psychologist and early childhood program director.

Mrs. Andrea Kirby is the new Assistant Principal/Special Education Supervisor for Nayaug Elementary School. She replaces John Szalkiewicz, who now serves the same role at Hebron Avenue Elementary School. Mrs. Kirby has worked as a special education teacher in both Weston and Regional District 15. She also served as Supervisor of Special Services in Redding.

Mrs. Kerin Heemsoth joins the leadership team at LINKS Academy and the special education preschool program. Her role will be split as she serves as a part-time administrator and part-time school psychologist. Previously, Mrs. Heemsoth worked in Glastonbury as a school psychologist at Naubuc Elementary School. More recently, she worked as a Pupil Personnel Supervisor at multiple schools in Manchester.


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, 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.