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 of Finance Recommends Reduction to Education Budget

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The Board of Finance has recommended a $475,000 reduction to the Board of Education approved budget for next school year. During March, the Town Council will discuss and vote on the final education budget. The BOE Budget page includes budget documents and additional information on the budget process.

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

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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.

Upcoming Networking Event

Networking Event Flyer March 2024.pdf

We hope you will join us on March 7! Please click here to register

Naubuc School Renovation

This video provides a quick construction update. Please click the blue button below to learn more about the project.

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.

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.

GHS Spring Musical

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The Glastonbury High School Music Department and Drama Club will present Anything Goes in the GHS auditorium at 7:00 pm on March 1, 2, 8, and 9. There is also a 2:00 matinee on March 3. 

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and senior citizens. Click here to purchaseYou may also purchase tickets at the door. Doors open at 6:30 pm. For more information, please call 860-652-7200 ext. 11032. 

GHS Strength & Conditioning Center

Planning for the GHS Strength and Conditioning Center are well underway. The Town Plan and Zoning Commissions has reviewed and approved the design for the new building.  The project will soon be sent to bid. We are optimistic that the center will be completed and ready for use by the end of the summer of 2024. 

District Ranks Highly Again!

Image with Glastonbury Public Schools seal and images of 9 different school/program logos. Text reads:  2024 Niche Rankings. Best SCHOOL DISTRICT. #1 of 31 in Hartford Area #7 of 122 in Connecticut #141 of 10,932 in America. BEST PLACE TO TEACH.  #1 of 31 in Hartford Area #6 of 136 in Connecticut #175 of 11,822 in America. BEST SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR ATHLETES. #1 of 31 in Hartford Area #1 of 119 in Connecticut #4 of 10,346 in America.

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

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.