GPS District Digest

Stories, news and updates from Greenwich Public Schools

Introducing Greenwich Public School's "District Digest"

Announcing the launch of the “GPS District Digest” e-newsletter to share news, updates, announcements and more to parents, students, community members, and all others who are interested in staying up-to-date on Greenwich Public Schools. Click here to subscribe* and receive the next newsletter directly to your email inbox. All issues of the GPS District Digest will be archived on our website.

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Schools welcomed back students in a BIG way!

Check out some of the highlights below and click here for a gallery of photos:

  • Students and staff at Riverside School and Hamilton Avenue School started the year off with a "Parade of Learners."
  • While at Julian Curtiss and New Lebanon, family and friends gathered to send students off for their first day.
  • At North Mianus and Glenville School students and teachers shared in the excitement of the new year with assemblies and encouraging messages throughout the hallways.
  • And at Old Greenwich School, teachers and staff welcomed new families to the school with surprise lawn signs around town.
  • Students and staff at Western shared their school chant, "West Side, Best Side" on social media.
  • And Greenwich High School's Class of 2023 was welcomed to school with a Student Activities fair during freshman orientation.
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Superintendent Dr. Toni Jones starts first school year with the District

Dr. Jones shared, "I'm very appreciative of the warm welcome I have received from the Greenwich community. I've been using the summer months to listen and learn from our staff, teachers and community members, and with each conversation my pride for leading the Greenwich Public School district grows."

New menu items & eco-friendly changes

Food Service enhances offerings: Over the last few years, a Food Service Menu Planning Subcommittee, comprised of parents, industry experts, administration and students, has been hard at work to make substantive improvements to the food services menu offerings. Their goals are to: make menu items more nutritious, sustainable and continuously improve food service offerings. For the 2019-2020 school year, several new items will be introduced and several items will be removed. These updates are highlighted as such on the Elementary School and Middle School menus.

Eco-friendly changes: GPS has made a commitment to helping our environment and reducing waste. For the 2019-2020 school year there will be no more styrofoam trays. GPS is beginning with a paper product at all sites, except at New Lebanon, which installed a dishwasher during building construction that will wash and reuse metal trays.

Tips on Tracking Screen Time

GPS wants to partner with parents to ensure balanced learning between human collaboration and technology as a tool. Click here for instructions on how to track your child's iPad screen time.

Two Greenwich Public School Staff Members Recognized by National Associations

Advanced Learning Program Leader Bonnie O'Regan was named 2019 Gifted Administrator by the National Association of Gifted Children. Read more.

Greenwich High School's Ian Tiedemann was awarded 2019 Alfred P. Sloan Teaching Champion Award by the Center for Economic Education for excellence in economics. Read more.

Projects Update

Feasibility Studies:

Starting September 2019, Julian Curtiss School's building feasibility study and Greenwich High School's Entryway and Media Center feasibility study will begin.

New Lebanon School:

The September update for the New Lebanon Building Construction has been posted. Read the full update in English or Spanish. The update included work anticipated for the coming week, which includes:

  • Playground installation will be ongoing thru September
  • Sod will be placed late September.
  • Landscaping and fencing are being installed and will continue as per the approved plan.
  • Plantings will continue through the fall due to the respective planting seasons
  • Ballfield reconstruction will be completed in the fall as part of Phase 3 of the approved plan.

Upcoming events across the district

Board of Education - Board Retreat
Thurs., Sept. 5 • 7:00pm
Havemeyer Building

Elementary Schools Open House
Thurs., Sept. 12 • Time by school
All Elementary Schools

Greenwich Football Home Opener
Sat., Sept. 14 • 4:00pm
Cardinal Stadium

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