May 19, 2017
This Bulletin provides students, parents/caregivers, and staff members with important happenings. There is information about a number of school activities.
After School Activities
New May Intramural Menu
Stay in the know about our clubs and activities happening during the week.
Lead Learner Highlights
IMPORTANT END-OF-YEAR TRIPS AT KP
June 12 - 7th Grade - The Village at Boulder Ridge - 9am to 5:30pm
June 12 - 8th Grade - High Meadow - 8:45am to 3:45pmJune 13 - 6th Grade - JCC Swim & Tennis Club - 9:00am to 4:15pm
* Students with outstanding textbook or cafeteria obligations will not be allowed to participate until their obligations are paid in full. Please contact the main office with any questions or concerns.
Attention parents/caregivers of 8th graders
8th Grade Parent End of Year Activities
At – A – Glance
Grade 8 Awards Ceremony
June 6, 2017
By invitation for award recipients and their families
June 13, 2017
Tickets distributed to students
at rehearsal on June 13
Trip to High Meadow
June 12, 2017
Field trip permission slip and *payment due on Wednesday, May 31st
Distributed during the last week of school
*There are limited scholarship funds available to assist families who find the cost of the field trip to be a hardship. If you would like to inquire about financial assistance, please contact your child’s team leader.
**If you would like to contribute a few extra dollars to the scholarship fund, please include that amount with the cost of the trip.
End of Year Reminders
Cell Phones: Our goal is to minimize distractions to the school day. To do this, we ask students to refrain from using/openly carrying their device during the day. Please speak to your child about keeping their device in their pocket or their locker unless a teacher gives them permission to use it for an educational purpose. As a parent or caregiver, we ask that you refrain from texting your child during the school day. If you need to reach your child, please call the main office at 860-233-8230.
Obligation Notices were sent home for students who owe books or cafeteria books. We would appreciate any support you can give to return or pay for items.
Dress Code Guidelines: As the weather turns warm once again, we ask that you review the dress code guidelines with students. We always ask students to have an extra outfit to change into if needed, so they do not have to disturb someone at home. Please see page 11 of the Student Handbook.
The Institute for Community Research (https://icrweb.org/), alongside a community coalition supported by the West Hartford Community of Concern and the West Hartford Substance Abuse Prevention Commission, is funded by the Connecticut Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services to assess substance use among West Hartford youth and young adults. The focus of this project is on reducing prescription drug misuse and underage drinking. This assessment will aid in the development of a low-cost and sustainable action plan for community prevention strategies. Getting the perspective of parents on these issues will be essential for implementing effective substance use prevention for West Hartford.
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Every Family School Edition
"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 www.whps.org/pa189."