Comp-Sci Weekly

February 20, 2023 - February 24, 2023

Principals Message

Dear Families,

I hope you all had a good week. We were busy, busy, busy here. The kids did a good job of wrapping things up before heading out for vacation.

I hope you all enjoy the vacation and spending time with your kids! School returns on Monday February 27th.

Be well,

Jill Wnuk

Reader of the month

Amir Bentley

Team- 7B

AR points over 180!

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The Hartford Youth Scholars (HYS) will be hosting a virtual panel on Wednesday, February 22 from 6:00PM-7:00PM with representatives from HPS, RSCO (Regional School Choice Office), and CREC (Capital Region Education Council) to discuss high school options.

The representatives will offer insight on how best to navigate their respective processes, and answer any & all questions that families might have. Given that all three school-choice ​approaches have different application procedures, and the schools within each system offer various pros/cons relative a family's wants & needs, it's important that families have all the facts before making an informed decision – there is no such thing as too much information! High school is a formative period in a student's life as it sets the foundation for success in higher education and beyond in the years to come. Choosing the right-fit school is critical.

While the information is most pertinent to 8th grade students and their families, students currently in high school could find the panel beneficial if they are looking to transfer schools.

Please use the link below to access the zoom meeting on Wednesday, February 22.

Click here –> ZOOM LINK: High School Panel - Wed, Feb 22

If you have any questions or concerns about the panel, please reach out to our Associate Director of Scholar Success, Tariq McMahon at

This month's Open Choice Parent Empowerment Series presents… Navigating the Special Education Process” Presented by Tenisa Tenisa Turnbaugh, Behavior Support Specialist.

Families will be able to identify

o the parts of an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and a Section 504 Plan

o their role on a Planning and Placement Team (PPT)

o services and supports available to student with an IEP or 504

§ When: Thursday, February 23, 2023 Time: 5:30-6:30PM Grade level: All Grade levels Location: Virtual link: Save your spot here

¡No olvides registrarte!

La Serie de Empoderamiento de Padres Open Choice de este mes presenta... "Navegando el Proceso de Educación Especial" presentado por Tenisa Turnbaugh, Especialista en Apoyo Conductual.

Las familias podrán identificar

o las partes de un Plan de Educación Individualizado (IEP, por sus siglas en inglés) y un Plan de la Sección 504

o su función en un Equipo de Planificación y Colocación (PPT, por sus siglas en inglés)

o servicios y apoyos disponibles para el estudiante con un IEP o 504

§ Cuándo: El jueves, 23 de febrero de 2023 Hora: 5:30-6:30PM Nivel de Grado: Todos los niveles de grado Lugar: Enlace Virtual: Reserva tu plaza aquí

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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


Would you like to receive these messages via text? If so, please text Y to 67587 to opt into this service (one time). Once you opt in, you will receive future messages about bus delays via text. You can opt out anytime by texting N to 67587. There is no charge for this service but your standard message and data rates apply.

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.

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