From the Principal's Pen

February 5, 2021

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A Special Thank You to our Teachers!

We would like to send a special Valentine to our teachers and staff! They have been working extremely hard to keep our students in school and to continue to make learning fun. We appreciate everything they do on a daily basis for our students.
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Winter Recess - Mon. February 8th - Mon. February 15th

School Reopens - Tues. February 16th

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Parent Meeting on the Impact of COVID-19

Superintendent Dr. Toni Jones and GPS Director of Nursing Mary Keller, RN, MPH, joined Principal Trish McGuire for a parent Question and Answer forum this morning. Parents submitted questions in advance and also had an opportunity to ask questions during the meeting. If you were unable to join and would like to view a video recording of the meeting, please click on the button below.

Important Winter Travel Information

We realize that many families have been asked to quarantine during this winter recess. Although, this is very inconvenient please follow the recommendations and keep others safe. Quarantining will help stop the spread of this serious virus and help to keep our schools safe. If you or your child has been asked to quarantine at any point, please review our Do’s and Don’ts material located on the school district’s website.

The CDC states that “Cases are extremely high and travel should be avoided. Travel increases your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. Delay travel and stay home to protect yourself and others from COVID-19."

You and your travel companions(including children) may feel well and not have any symptoms, but you can still spread COVID-19 to family, friends, and the community during and after travel. Do NOT travel if you were exposed, you are sick, or you have tested positive.

IMPORTANT!! If you MUST travel please contact our nurse, Theresa McIntosh at and we will follow up when we return. Also, please send any and all information about exposures or positive cases to Nurse Theresa over the break.

In order to keep everyone safe, please be sure to follow all travel recommendations. For more information regarding travel restrictions and recommendations, please visit the Greenwich Public Schools COVID-19 Update page at:

COVID-19 Testing Information

Just a reminder that all children need to stay home if they have a pending COVID test regardless of the reason including travel or clearance to see relatives. Should your child be asymptomatic and have a positive result, coming to school will increase the time their classroom was exposed. A negative COVID test is needed to return to school. Students should also quarantine if there is anyone in their immediate family/household who has tested positive. During the quarantine period, if you or your child are symptomatic, we recommend getting tested as soon as possible. But if there are no symptoms, waiting 3-5 days from the possible exposure will give you the most accurate test results. Family Centers Health Care offers free COVID-19 testing at their Greenwich and Stamford locations. Details about their hours of operation and appointments can be found on their website. To find all test sites in your area, please visit United Way’s 2-1-1 website.

Quarantining will help stop the spread of this serious virus and help to keep our schools safe. If you or your child has been asked to quarantine at any point, please review our Do’s and Don’ts material located on the school district’s website.

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March Parent-Teacher Conferences


We encourage ALL JC parents and caregivers to attend this important presentation.

Wednesday, March 3 at 6:00 pm on ZOOM

Only the families of students at Julian Curtiss and New Lebanon schools will be receiving the opportunity to have a second individual conference with their child's teacher this year. This presentation will explain how you can best take advantage of this opportunity.

More information will be available after break, but MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW!

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JC Alums Featured in Local Art Exhibits

We are proud to announce that several of our artistic JC Alumni have their work featured in local art exhibits!

The College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth announced the eighth annual Emerging Young Artists exhibition selections. Among the 87 works that are on display at this exhibition, five photography students from Greenwich High School were selected including Nicole Catalano.

Also, GHS has 23 students who are displaying photography at the MOCA Westport-Museum of Contemporary Art, High School Student Art Exhibition: Hindsight Is 2020.

The Hindsight is 2020 High School Student Art Exhibition features submissions created during the year 2020, illustrating a diverse portrait of what young people experienced during these challenging and unique times.

This juried exhibition features close to 200 entries from across Connecticut and New York, including painting, photography, digital art, drawings, sculpture, and more. JC Alumni Nicole Catalano, Alexandra Aravides, Molly McNulty, Tyler Friedman, Kylie Finklestein are featured in this juried exhibition.

Congratulations to all! We are so proud of you!

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