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Important News

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in the
   Fire Prevention Day
Nov 3
  Spirit Day
Sports/Jersey Day
Nov 4
  No School
Election Day
Nov 8 
Camp Out
Gr. K-2

  Veterans Day

Nov 11
Retake Day

Nov 21


Nov 21
for more information
   Early Dismissal
Nov 23
   No School
Thanksgiving Recess
Nov 24-25

Sandy Hook School in the Newtown Labor Day Parade!



Feature Photo

Visitors to SHS 2015-16

Peter H. Reynolds, author of "The Dot"

came to our school, did two wonderful programs, and worked with our 4th graders.  
Visit his website at


Katy Wozniak, lead penguin keeper at the Pittsburgh Zoo skyped with SHS for our
OSOR Culminating Activity. 
Cora the Gentoo penguin and Micky the Macaroni penguin showed the students what real penguins look like.

  Members of the National Circus Project performed and taught the students.

Visitors to SHS in 2014-15



The stars of

Aladdin the Musical on Broadway 


Sandy Hook School

 Danny Magic helped us 
kick-off our OSOR

"Friendship According to Humphrey"

Sandy Hook Elementary!

Astronaut Rick Mastracchio shows off the Sandy Hook Elementary shirt that he took with him to the International Space Station



Grades K-4:         Early Dismissal:
  9:05 - 3:37            9:05 - 1:37   

2 Hour Delayed Opening
11:05 - 3:37




SHS Connections


Student Insurance is now available for the 2016-17 School Year

Student Insurance is now available for the 2016-2017 School Year

Student Accident Insurance Information For Parents
Student accident insurance is offered annually to each student when school begins, however, coverage may be purchased at anytime during the year and will be effective from the date of receipt.  Currently this coverage is administered by Colonna Insurance Services, LLC. and is underwritten by Commercial Travelers Mutual Insurance Co.  For more information and to access the 2016-2017 Brochure and application form click here and use access code: 94AB.

Click Below
K-12 Student Insurance Plans Online Access

Bus Drop-Off Waiver Info

K-4 Bus Drop-Off Procedure

Approved by the Newtown Public Schools Board of Education

September 4, 2012


Students in kindergarten through grade four should be met at the bus stop by a parent, other known adult, or older sibling.


If no parent, other known adult, or older sibling is at the bus stop, children will be transported back to their home schools.  Parents will be contacted to pick students up at the school office.


If a family so chooses, they may sign a waiver allowing their first through fourth grade children to disembark from the bus even if no adult is there to meet the children.  Click the link below for a copy of the waiver.


Kindergarten students are not eligible for the waiver.  They will not be dropped off unless they are met by a parent, other known adult, or older sibling.  

Drop-Off Waiver

Volunteer Waivers

For a detailed description of the Newtown Public Schools Volunteer Procedures



Click on the links below to download:

Volunteer Information Form and Waiver of Liability

Volunteer Background Check Authorization


EdAdvance Program (was EdConn)

Click HERE for Newtown informational flyer and registration info.

For additional program information or to register for the 

School Age Programs - BASES (Before & After School Enrichment Services) 

please visit our website at

Please remember to include your child's name and school/site whenever contacting us.


Geography Program

Click here for more information about the geography program and to access practice tests and study guides!More

Safe School Climate Plan

Look over the district's initiatives and action steps here.More

Recommended Resources for Families

School Nurse

Click the image
Character Tree

Our Mission Statement
The mission of the Newtown Public Schools, a partnership of students, families, educators and community, is to
in attaining and applying the knowledge, skills and attributes that lead to personal success while becoming a contributing member of a dynamic global community.  We accomplish this by creating an unparalleled learning environment characterized by:
High Expectations
Quality Instruction
Continuous Improvement
Civic Responsibility


While we appreciate your generous offers, letters, and donations, we ask that all correspondence be directed to sites identified on the Newtown Public Schools donations page.  Thank you!!


The Newtown Public School District is committed to a policy of equal opportunity/affirmative action for all qualified persons and equal access to Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups.  The Newtown Public School District does not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex,  age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability (including, but not limited to, intellectual disability, past or present history of mental disorder, physical disability or learning disability), genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state and/or federal nondiscrimination laws.  The Newtown Public School District does not unlawfully discriminate in employment and licensing against qualified persons with a prior criminal conviction. 

Inquiries regarding the Newtown Public School District’s nondiscrimination policies and practices should be directed to:

Title IX, Title VI, and Section 504 Coordinator

Jean Evans Davila, Assistant Superintendent

Newtown Public Schools

3 Primrose Street,

Newtown, CT  06470



Title IX, Title VI Coordinator

Sonia Raquel, Special Education Supervisor

Newtown Public Schools

3 Primrose Street

Newtown, CT  06470



504 Coordinator

Maureen Hall, Special Education Supervisor

Newtown Public Schools

3 Primrose Street

Newtown, CT  06470


click here for link to Section 504 form