Glastonbury Public Schools
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School Reopening 2020
During the summer of 2020 we continue to develop health and safety protocols for the reopening of schools. Our plans remain a work in progress. They are in compliance with the CT State Reopening guidelines. Please click the red button to learn more.
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.
Quicklinks and Dates to Remember
District News and Announcements
New First Days of School
The first days of school for 2020-2021 have been changed. This will provide teachers and staff with three additional days for reopening activities, facility and classroom set-up and staff training. Training topics will include new health and safety protocols, classroom teaching strategies, video conferencing, teaching apps, and supporting student social and emotional learning.
2020-2021 First Days of School
Grades 7-12: August 31
Grades preK-6: September 1
Glastonbury Public Schools Food Service Department has been approved to continue providing free breakfast and lunch for children in need through August 12. 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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.