KP Connection

April 27, 2018

Lead Learner Highlights

If you are short on time, please note the following:

  • Support our Musical Tonight or tomorrow's matinee. Our students are wonderful.
  • Check out our staff and student Kudos.
  • Look at our new Intramural Menu

Need to Know Dates

    • Friday, 4/27 - Spring Musical - 7pm

    • Saturday, 4/28 - Spring Musical - 2:00pm

    • Tuesday, 5/1 - SBAC Testing begins

    • Tuesday, 5/1 - 8th Grade History Night - 6pm

    • Thursday, 5/3 - Rethinking School Start Times Family Information Night at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium at Town Hall, 50 South Main Street.

    • Friday, 5/4 - Multicultural Celebration - 6pm

Daily Bulletin

Click here for KP's daily announcements about upcoming activities and opportunities.

K.P. Spring Musical 2018 - Don't miss it!

  • Friday, April 27 from 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 28 from 2:00 p.m.

Location: the King Philip Middle School Auditorium in West Hartford.


Please help us in welcoming . . .

Marilyn Krentzman, who will be serving as a long-term substitute teacher for Mrs. Charlotte Whitman-Logan who will be on maternity leave for the remainder of the school year. Welcome Ms. Krentzman and best wishes to Mrs. Whitman-Logan.

State Assessments

Dear King Philip Families,

During May, the West Hartford Public Schools will be administering annual state assessments in English/Language Arts and Math to all students in grades 6-8. The district will also administer the state Science assessment to students in grade 8. The state assessment results are one of many indicators of student performance and growth. The results of these assessments inform our continuous work to enhance the West Hartford curriculum and improve instruction.

If you have any questions about state assessments administered at King Philip, please contact school testing coordinator, assistant principal, Justin Gusy at 860-929-5252.

Thank you for your continued partnership

KP's Multicultural Celebration is Friday, May 4!

Please join us at KP's 6th Annual Multicultural Celebration on Friday, May 4 from 6 to 8 pm. Dancing and singing groups featuring our very own students will start off our celebratory activities, and then dinner will follow. Please find a permission slip below for this fun event for the entire family. Last year, there were close to 300 people in attendance. We are hoping for more this year. Please note that the RSVP deadline has been extended to the morning of Friday, May 4.

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Staff and Student KUDOS

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Student Opportunities!

Attention All Middle School Families

Save the Date!

Thursday, May 10, 2018

At King Philip Middle School

6:00-8:10pm. (Registration 6pm).

Join the KP Health and Physical Education Department for a fun and informative evening. This opportunity will allow King Philip families to be active, learn, and spend time together.

Come to explore:

1) Yoga/Mindfulness Practice

2) Sport of Pickleball

3) What students and caregivers should know about current trends and concerns about vaping.

In order to help us plan, please complete the RSVP form below by Friday, May 4th.

Parent Information

2018-2019 Student Placement Input for rising 6th and 7th graders

You may use the fillable form here , write a letter submitted to the main office (in a sealed envelope) or you can email your request to your child’s counselor or me at . Please know that we cannot honor requests for specific teams or teachers. We are requesting all feedback by May 18, 2018

Get Involved at KP -- Start with the PTO

There are several events/activities throughout the year. Please choose at least one to get involved.

Community Events

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Rethinking School Start Time Committee

Rethinking School Start Time Committee


New Dates: Stakeholder Surveys/Family Information Night

The Rethinking School Start Time (RSST) Committee which consists of a group of volunteer parents, students, teachers and administrators, is studying the issue of changing school start times. At the request of the Board of Education, the committee is examining the impact a change will have on all aspects of the educational program.

One important aspect of the committee’s work is to gather information from stakeholders. To that end, the committee will issue a survey for parents, teachers, and secondary school students. Originally, the committee planned to administer the surveys in February and March. The committee has secured the services of the Hanover Research Group to support the creation of a survey personalized to West Hartford’s needs. Hanover will administer the survey and work with the RSST Committee to analyze the results. The new survey window is May 1-May 15. A Family Information Night will held at 7:00 p.m. on May 3 in the auditorium at Town Hall, 50 South Main Street.

The survey and family information night are two ways for stakeholders to communicate their questions, comments and concerns about this important issue. If you prefer to use email, please direct any comments to . You are always welcome to attend a Board of Education meeting and address the Board of Education members in person during the public comment portion of the meeting.

"Public Act 16-189

We believe that it is vital for all students in West Hartford Public Schools to be able to efficiently and effectively use digital tools that empower them in all phases of the learning process, including research, problem solving, content creation, communication, and collaboration. We also believe that we must be committed at all times to protecting students' privacy and providing them with a powerful and safe educational experience. To that end, the West Hartford Public Schools follow the legal requirements of Public Act 16-189 to promote the safety and security of all students and staff.

In compliance with Connecticut State Law, we update online programs used within the district that house student data. The programs may be used district-wide, in a very small number of classrooms, or with individual students. The list will be updated each time the district enters into a new contract where student data is housed. For more information on the specifics of Public Act 16-189 and updates of vendor agreements, visit"