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Important Information

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

Important News




FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
August 26th
WELCOME BACK!



       SPIRIT DAYS
Friday, October 3rd

Spirit Days will be the
first Friday of the month.  



Back To School Picnic

August 28th
5-7pm
Backfields

 

SCRAPBOOK
Click the pic to view pictures from recent events at SHS. 
 

OPEN HOUSE
September 10th & 16th
 
CALENDAR
Be sure to check the SHS calendar for important events.
 



Feature Photo
   


K-9 Lutheran Comfort Dogs, Luther, Ruthie, Addie, and Isaiah showing their Sandy Hook School spirit!!   


Welcome!
SCHOOL HOURS
Grades K-4:         Early Dismissal:
  9:05 - 3:37            9:05 - 1:37   

ATTENDANCE LINE
203-426-7658  

WHAT'S FOR LUNCH?
Click here for menus & more



Information

Student Insurance Policy

Dear All,
Please read the attached memo regarding student insurance information. A hard copy of this memo and the letter is in the interoffice mail to you.

Student Insurance brochures will be shipped to your school on August 11th. Include the attached letter to parents along with the student insurance brochure in your first day packet going home to parents.  

Below is the link to the on-line brochure for your schools website.  Please indicate the following on your website:

"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 2014-2015 Brochure and application form click the link and use access code: 994B."
http://commercialtravelers.com/k12-brochures/

Please call me with any questions.
Thanks,
Joanne

Updated 2013-2014 School Calendar

Recommended Resources for Families

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

Fingerprinting Reminder

REMINDER:
All parents who intend to volunteer in our kindergarten and first grade classes MUST be fingerprinted before being allowed to interact with the students. Volunteers for grades 2-4 with direct one-on one contact with a child also must be fingerprinted. If you were fingerprinted last year, you do not need to go through the process again.


Fingerprint cards and instructions can be picked up at the Board of Education Central office at Fairfield Hills Campus.

The district will cover all related costs, 
so there are no out-of-pocket expenses.

Health Curriculum

Education Connection Program

Click the link below for information regarding Education Connection School Age Programs.

Education Connection School Age Programs

Safe School Climate Plan

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

Geography Program

Click here for more information about the geography program and to access practice tests and study guides!
Character Tree
 
The Newtown Public School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs, activities and employment practices. The Newtown Public School District does not discriminate on the basis of a disabling condition as it applies under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The following individuals are coordinators for Title IX (sex discrimination), Title VI (race, creed and color) and Section 504 (disabled students):

Title IX and Title VI
Section 504 Dr. Linda Gejda, Assistant Superintendent Joan G. Libby, Esq., Director of Human Resources 3 Primrose Street, Newtown, CT 06470 (203) 426-7616  3 Primrose Street, Newtown, CT 06470 (203) 270-4867

Disclaimer: The links on this page have been evaluated and chosen based on their educational merit. Due to the fluidity of the Internet, sites may change from when they were initially reviewed. Also, it cannot be guaranteed that subsequent links are of equal validity not that they do not contain objectionable information. It is recommended that adult supervision be provided to elementary age children on the Internet. Due to economic reasons, many sites with suitable educational content may also contain commercial content. These sites have not been excluded but in no way represent an endorsement by the Newtown Public Schools for products advertised.