Glastonbury Public Schools

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District News and Announcements

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District Ranks Highly Again!

Niche's 2024 rankings compare our district regionally, statewide, and nationally. 

There are many data points that can be used in evaluating a school system. This is just one source for measuring our success. 

Glastonbury Public Schools is grateful to all those in our school community who support us in achieving our goals. We are empowering students to be active learners, curious thinkers, resilient individuals, and compassionate citizens. We are proud of this recognition! 

Please click here for all Glastonbury Public Schools Niche rankings.

Amazon Donates $5,000

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Amazon donated $5,000 to Glastonbury Public Schools for back-to-school supplies. Each of our buildings received a proportionate share. This photo captures the excitement when employees from the Glastonbury Amazon delivery station delivered boxes to the special education programs at Eastbury. Eastbury staff selected a variety of equipment, sensory supplies, and educational games to help students focus and learn. The students couldn’t wait to see what was in those boxes! 

Go GHS Guardians!

Thank you to the  GHS Student Council for organizing the fall sports pep rally!

Introducing ParentSquare!

We are excited to have launched ParentSquare this summer. ParentSquare is our new districtwide communication system.  Parents received invitations to sign up this summer. We will be gradually rolling out the many features of this program during the 2023-2024 school year. 

Teachers will 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.

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Our district's K-12 STEAM initiatives offer students the opportunity to work and learn across the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, art, and math. STEAM projects ​​spark student passions and prepare them for future STEAM careers and college studies.

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.

Teacher of the Year is State Semifinalist!

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Congratulations to GHS English Teacher Tim Sanderson, the Glastonbury Public Schools 2023-2024 Teacher of the Year! Mr. Sanderson is entering his 25th year teaching at Glastonbury High School. He is a champion for student voices who has a profound and positive influence on his students.  

Mr. Sanderson was also recently selected as a Connecticut State Teacher of the Year Semifinalist. This recognition is so well deserved! Glastonbury Public Schools is proud that seven of our last nine Teachers of the Year have become state semifinalists. 

NEW Free Meal Guidelines

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The State of Connecticut has allocated​ funding to support school meal programs.​ Under current state guidelines, our schools will provide breakfast, where available, at no cost to all students. In addition, lunch meals will be provided at no cost to students eligible for reduced-priced meals. Families that do not qualify for free or reduced meals may purchase lunch for $3.00 (grades K-6)​ or $3.50 (​grades 7-12).

If you think your family may qualify for free​ meals,​ please click here ​for information and forms.  Please contact the Food Service Department at 860-652-7949 with any questions.

Help Wanted!

Glastonbury Public Schools is hiring! We are actively seeking day-to-day substitute teachers, paraprofessionals, tutors, and bus/van drivers. We provide the training, resources, and support you need to be successful in your job.  Click the button below to learn more.

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Glastonbury Public Schools is actively working to ensure equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in our schools. Please visit our Equity, Diversity & Inclusion website for more information, including steps we are taking to promote our district’s EDI work.  

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Board Adopts Strategic Plan

On July 10, the Glastonbury Board of Education adopted a new five-year plan for the future. The plan voices the district mission, core values, beliefs about learning, and vision of the graduate (the “why”), our strategic goals (the “what”), and our action plan (the “how”).  

Student success is the essence of our work. As a preK-12 learning community, our goal is for every graduate to develop important skills that will help them to be successful now and in the future. Click here to learn more about the 2023-2028 Strategic Plan.

23-24 COVID Practices

The federal COVID-19 health emergency expired in May of 2023. Glastonbury Public Schools will start the 2023-2024 school year without most of the COVID-19 practices we have followed in the past few years including the public reporting of the number of cases. However, COVID-19 continues to circulate.

As always, students and staff should take simple actions such as staying home when sick, washing hands, and covering their mouths when coughing and sneezing. Those testing positive for COVID should notify the school nurse, stay home for the first 5 days, and (if fever-free) return wearing a mask for the next 5 days. We will continue to clean and ventilate our schools. We will keep our school community informed and adjust our practices if the level of community transmission requires a different approach to protect the health and safety of students and staff.

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Music Department Honored

Our district's music department was recognized again this year for it's excellence in music education. This is the 11th year in a row it has received this distinction.

Naubuc School Renovation

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Naubuc School's second floor is under construction during the 2023-2024 school year. Click the blue button below to learn about the project and track its progress. In addition, Director of Operations and Maintenance Al Costa provided the Board of Education a construction update at the August 28, 2023 Board of Education meeting (begin at the 22:30 mark) 

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.