Glastonbury Public Schools

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Quicklinks and Dates to Remember

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District News and Announcements

Join our New Community Group!

Town residents who are NOT Glastonbury Public Schools parents, guardians, or staff members can now join our district's “community group” on the ParentSquare app.

Those who sign up will receive a couple of notices every month. Notices will include updates on major initiatives and the school budget and invitations to public events such as high school drama productions and concerts. We also look forward to sharing stories of student and staff successes. 

To sign up, please complete this quick community group form. You will receive a confirmation email where you click to activate your account.  We hope this new tool will help us build an even stronger community network that benefits everyone.

Board Votes on Final 2024-25 Budget

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On April 1, 2024, the Board of Education finalized the school budget for next school year. The Board reduced the budget by $475,000 as required by a Town Council vote.

Several budget lines were reduced and four positions will not be filled. The Board eliminated three tech specialist positions which are currently unfilled. They eliminated one of the two floater custodial positions that they had wished to add to the district. They reduced budget lines for technology equipment and software, professional development, and elementary supplies. The district will also purchase one fewer bus than planned.

The BOE Budget page provides budget documents and additional information on the budget process. 

Glastonbury Music Program Receives National Recognition!

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Glastonbury Public Schools has been recognized by the NAMM Foundation (National Association of Music Merchants) for its outstanding commitment to music education with a Best Communities of Music Education designation. The Music Department has held this distinction since 2013.

Evening of Rhyme & Rhetoric

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April 25th at 6:30 pm at Welles-Turner Memorial Library

Featuring GHS poets, writers, musicians & artists with opening remarks by Andrea Barton, Poet Laureate of Glastonbury.  The evening will also honor inductees to the GHS Quill & Scroll Society. 

Click here to register

Summer Enrichment Camps

Camp Registration is OPEN

Click here for our 2024 Summer Camp offerings and to register.  Summer Enrichment Camps are self-supporting and are designed and facilitated by staff. There is no cost to the Board of Education as camp tuition covers the costs of teacher salaries and supplies.  

GHS Strength & Conditioning Center Update

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Our district received seven bids for the GHS Strength and Conditioning Center construction. The Board of Education awarded the bid to the  Connecticut Carpentry Corporation from Rocky Hill. This selection was based on the "lowest responsible and qualified bidder" criteria. The total cost for the Center is approximately $1.65 million. This price includes two add-alternates for dormers and a permanent athletics storage area.  We remain optimistic that the center will be completed and ready for use near the beginning of the 2024-2025 school year.  

GHS POPS Concert

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May 3rd at 7:30 pm in the GHS Gymnasium

The GHS Annual POPS Concert features the Band, Chorus & Orchestra. 

Advanced ticket sales through May 2nd. 

Additional tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis the night of the concert beginning at 6:30 pm. 

Click here to purchase tickets

Updated COVID-19 Guidance

The CDC has updated its COVID-19 guidance. COVID-19 is now categorized with other respiratory illnesses including the flu and RSV. Glastonbury Public Schools has updated our practices as well. You'll find details on the Respiratory Illness page of our Health Office website.

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 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.

Behavior Issues at School

The Superintendent and Board of Education recently shared information with families and the community regarding student behavior.  Please click here for the Superintendent's message to families.

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.

After you register be sure to click here to find out about Kindergarten Orientation.

Congrats to the 2024 State Class LL and State OPEN Champions GHS Girls Indoor Track!

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Naubuc Renovation Update

In March 2022 the Glastonbury Town Council approved the renovation of Naubuc School's second floor as part of the town's Capital Improvement Project budget. Construction is planned for the summer of 2023. Click here  to learn about the project and track its progress.

Tech Help Desk

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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.

District Communication

Glastonbury Public Schools as a matter of policy provides educational opportunities without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, civil air patrol status, age, or disability. In addition, the Glastonbury Board of Education does not permit or condone discrimination based on race, creed, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, civil air patrol status, age, or disability in employment matters or assignment in programs or services provided.  The compliance officers for the Glastonbury Public Schools have the responsibility to monitor compliance with this policy. More information is available on our Non-Discrimination Policy page.