Comp-Sci Weekly

May 29, 2023 - June 2, 2023

Principals Message

Dear Families,

By this point of the year, I won't say the week flew by--but it sure was busy! On Tuesday we went to the soccer game, we wrapped up SBAC on Wednesday, and then had our We R CompSci event on Wednesday night. Thursday and Friday the kids were working hard and trying to get it all done. I know for some kids they are feeling like they are already done with the year, so please help us remind them that it isn't over yet!

From here until the end of the year, things move very quickly, and we have lots of events coming up. Next week there is no school on Monday in observance of Memorial Day. On Wednesday our 21st Century Afterschool program has a field trip to Silver Lanes Bowling. On Thursday our track team has an early dismissal for their big meet at CompSci High. On Friday the student Equity Team has a trip to Quassy! This is how the rest of the year is, so stay tuned.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. If someone in your family was lost or injured in military service, I honor them for their sacrifice.

Jill Wnuk

Summer 2023 Computer Coding and Tech Programs

Code Ninjas

Computer Coding in a game based environment. Learn to build your own video games


388 Middle Turnpike West

Manchester, 06040


Tech it Out 2023

Central Connecticut State University

New Britain

Several programs- check age requirements

Magic of Multimedia, Land and Air Robots, Coding with Python, E Sports and G gamers, AR/UR 2 D and 3D graphics


ID Tech Camp

Wesleyan University

Middletown, CT

Game design with mine craft/roblox/coding camp



960 Main St. Hartford, CT


Summer STEAM programs @makerspace

Design it- Make it

Build it- Play it

Build it-Send it

East Hartford Parks & Rec.

Camp program includes reading, STEM, Makerspace, Puppetry, Performing Arts and more


Please check out the link below for more information on PPT

Transportation Stipend Reimbursement

Dear {School Name} Families:

The Connecticut State Department of Education’s Regional School Choice Office (RSCO) partners with the Capitol Region Education Council to operate a regional transportation system that serves the Greater Hartford school choice programs.

Generally, interdistrict transportation is available during regular school hours for students in kindergarten through grade 12 who reside in towns within the transportation zone. Non-Hartford resident PK3 and PK4 students and students who reside outside of the transportation zone and do not utilize RSCO transportation services in another town, may be eligible to receive a transportation stipend.

As a parent/guardian, if you feel you are eligible to receive this stipend for the reasons listed below, please click on the link to complete the transportation stipend reimbursement form.

a) You transport your PK3 or PK4 aged student to and from school because transportation is not otherwise provided.

b) You live outside of the transportation zone, and other transportation options have not been set up with RSCO Transportation.

The deadline to submit the 2022-2023 transportation stipend reimbursement form is June 20, 2023. Please consider submitting this form as early as possible. Upon submission, you will receive a confirmation email which we encourage you to keep for your records. Reimbursement to approved families will be mailed in late August.

Should you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact RSCO Transportation at 860-524-4077.

Reembolso de estipendio de transporte para padres/tutores legales


Re: Reembolso de estipendio de transporte para padres/tutores legales

Estimadas Familias de {School Name}:

La Oficina Regional de Elección Escolar (RSCO, en inglés) del Departamento de Educación del estado de Connecticut se asocia con el Consejo de Educación de la Región Capitál para operar un sistema de transporte regional que sirve a los programas de elección escolar del área de Hartford.

Generalmente, el transporte interdistrital está disponible durante las horas regulares de escuela para los estudiantes de kindergarten hasta el grado 12 que residen en las ciudades dentro de la zona de transporte. Los estudiantes de PK3 y PK4 (no residentes de Hartford) y estudiantes que residen fuera de la zona de transporte y no utilizan servicios de transporte de RSCO en otra ciudad, pueden ser elegibles para recibir un estipendio de transporte.

Como padre/tutor legal, si usted siente que usted es elegible para recibir este estipendio por las razones enumeradas a continuación, por favor haga clic en el enlace para completar el formulario del reembolso del estipendio del transporte.

a) Usted transporta a su estudiante de PK3 o PK4 de ida y vuelta a la escuela porque el transporte no se proporciona de otra manera.

b) Usted reside fuera de la zona de transporte, y otras opciones de transporte no se han establecido con el transporte RSCO.

La fecha límite para presentar el formulario de reembolso del estipendio de transporte 2022-2023 es el 20 de junio de 2023. Por favor considere enviar este formulario tan pronto como sea posible. Al entregarlo, recibirá un correo electrónico de confirmación, el cual le animamos que guarde para sus archivos. El reembolso a las familias aprobadas será enviado a finales de agosto.

Si tiene alguna pregunta con respecto a este asunto, por favor comuníquese con la oficina de Transporte de RSCO al 860-524-4077.

Great Explorations Doctors Academy

Aetna Health Professions Partnership Initiative

Please Note: This program, Parent/Guardian Orientation Workshops and Parental Seminar Series will be held virtually during the 2022-2023 academic school year.

  • A science enrichment program that engages 8th grade students in hands-on science activities and college exploration.
  • Provides educational enrichment in science, math, reading and college preparation activities during the academic school year at the following schools: Bellizzi, Kennelly, Naylor, Sport and Medical Sciences Academy, West Middle School, Jumoke Academy, Metropolitan Learning Center, Two Rivers Magnet Middle School, and the Academy of Science and Innovation. (Contact your school counselor and/or science teacher.)
  • Offers a four-week, Monday through Friday, Summer Academic Enrichment Program for rising 8th grade participants. Students receive instruction in language arts, math, science, college awareness classes and engage in educational programs to raise awareness in the health professions. Students are provided breakfast and lunch. If the student is a Hartford resident, transportation is provided as well.
  • Offers a 30-week, Saturday Academy during the academic school year where 8th grade students can continue to strengthen their academic skills and college preparation.
  • Parent/Guardian Orientation Workshops are held for all students participating in the summer and Saturday Academy Program.
  • Parental Seminar Series are held for parents/guardians of all students participating in the program.

Important Dates

  • June 26, 2023 to July 21, 2023: Four-week, Monday-Friday Summer Program
  • June 1, 2023: Application Deadline

Applicant Criteria

All Applicants Should:

  • Be a rising eighth grader.
  • Have a ‘B‘ average or better.
  • Submit an essay.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Provide two letters of recommendation from a Science or Math teacher or guidance counselor.
  • Have an official CMT score report.
  • Submit a completed application form.

How to Apply

Submit a completed application form using the online system. An application is available.docx for you to work on the components prior to submitting online. An online submission is required for your application to be reviewed.

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Guidance Department

Carla Joseph-Trim , x3153

8th Grade Counselor


Leigh Skal, x 3160

8th Grade Social Worker


Cheryl Sansone, x3152

6th Grade Counselor


Miguel Falcon, x3156

6th Grade Social Worker

Joey Braiewa, x3154

7th Grade Counselor


Jocelynn Nelson, x3155

7th Grade Social Worker


Nitza Rivera, x3150 (bi-lingual)

Administrative Assistant


General School Information

Academy of Computer Science and Engineering

337 East River Drive

East Hartford, CT 06108

(860) 290-5320

Fax# 860-291-3159 (860)-290-5330


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CREC’s Statement of Diversity and Inclusion

“Capitol Region Education Council (CREC) is an intentionally diverse social justice organization whose members work to acknowledge, respect, and empathize with people of all different identifiers, such as race, socioeconomic status, gender identity and expression, education, age, ability, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, language, nationality, and religion. In accordance with CREC’s mission of equity, excellence, and success for all through high-quality educational services, our staff and students commit to participate in and support ongoing equity and inclusion programming through curricular and co-curricular offerings, professional learning, and local and national partnerships. Moreover, CREC staff and students strive to understand and confront the symptoms and causes of systematic oppression—ranging from implicit biases to micro aggressions to discriminatory policies, practices and traditions—that benefit privileged groups. While at CREC, staff and students commit to affirm and honor the lived experiences of others, to willingly challenge inherited beliefs and ideologies, and consequently learn, grow, and serve.”


Students’ bell times is as follows: 7:20am -1:55pm (Full Day) and 7:20am – 10:45am (Half Day)

Picking up your child early

When picking up a student early from school, a note is required and should be given to the front desk Security Guard.

Parents/Guardians are to provide ID for verification when signing out any student. Anyone other than the parent/guardian

Who is asked to pick up a student must have the parent’s written permission; that individual is required to be in our

Emergency contact or be named in the note provided by parent—and will also need an ID.

Address Change Reporting

Help us keep our records current by reporting any changes to your child’s demographic information. Please complete the Address Change Form and bring in the necessary information to complete this process. Complete and return to Mrs. Rivera

In Guidance with any changes to your address and/or phone number. By doing this you will assist in jump starting your child’s bus stop change needs.

Request to Board a Different Bus

Click on the following BUSING PROTOCOL for more information. Please call the school 860-290-5320 with any questions.

Pick up and drop off procedures

Please read the following CLICK HERE for procedures when picking and dropping off your child.


RSCO Transportation Inclement Weather Letter

RSCO Transportation Emergency Closing Information CLICK HERE

Click on the following link for texting information, both in English and Spanish, about busing during inclement weather.

2022-2023 Transportation Reimbursement

Transportation Reimbursement is allotted for Families who reside outside of the CREC Transportation District & do not utilize CREC transportation in any way. Both criteria must be met to receive mileage reimbursement.

Lost & Found

Bins can be found in the 1st and 3rd floor offices, guidance and in the gymnasium. Bins are emptied the last Friday of the month.

Student lunch accounts

During SY 2022-23, through the Community Eligibility Commission (CEP), ALL students attending Comp-Sci will receive free meals.


Snack items (chips, juice, etc) will cost extra. If your child will be purchasing snack items, simply add money to your child’s lunch account.

For your convenience, below are ways you can add money to your child’s lunch account:

Pay electronically by registering with My School Bucks. Please remember this takes 1-2 business days.

**To register go directly to

**You must choose East Hartford as your child’s school district.

**You must register if you do not already have an account.

**If you have an account, please enter your user name and password to access your account.

**You will also need your child’s lunch identification number. If you need help locating your child’s number, please contact us.