KP Connection - Just Before School

August 16, 2018

Need to Know Dates

  • Thursday, 8/23 - 7th/8th Grade Students New to West Hartford Orientation - 9:00 - 10:00AM

  • Thursday - 8/23 - KP PTO End of Summer Blast 4:30 PM-6:30 PM (Front Circle)

  • Monday - 8/27 - WEB Orientation for ALL 6th graders 8:00 AM-12:00 PM (Drop off in the front)

  • Wednesday - 8/29 - First Day of School 8:00 AM (see below for drop off instructions)

School News

Lead Learner Highlights

Dear KP Families,

We are 7 days from our End of Summer Blast and 13 days until the First Day of School! Aren't you excited?! As we near the start, I just wanted to share a few things that I think will be helpful to know before we start. Please review this newsletter carefully as it holds important information about student schedules, drop off procedures, cell phones, and much more.

We hope to see you next Thursday at our End of Summer Blast on the front lawn of KP from 4:30pm-6:30pm! Drop in for a bit or stay the whole time.

I'm a little excited about the start of school!

Construction Update

We are moving into the final stage of the roof work and floor abatement and tiling of part of our building. We anticipate that the main office will be back in its original home by August 20th. We appreciate your patience as we unpack.

Team Placement Letters and Student Schedules

Team Placement letters were delivered to Town Hall yesterday afternoon. We anticipate that families should receive them by the weekend. If you happen to be away, the parent/student portal will be open Monday, August 20th, and you will be able to see information there as well.

PLEASE NOTE: Students have always received their schedules on the first day of school when they are finalized. Access to the parent/student portal does not mean their period schedule is final. While their team will not change between now and the start of school, the order of a student's class may change as a result of balancing class sizes. We have provided this access for families who may be away from home.

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Drop Off and Pick Up Procedures at KP

  • The welcome bell rings at 7:40 am signaling student entry and available adult supervision.

  • The late bell rings at 8:00 am.

  • Preferred student drop off by parents/caregivers is at the Mohawk Drive entrance. Staff members are there to greet students and direct them to their assigned area.

    For drop-offs in the front of the school, please see the map below.
    • There is a parking lane on the east side (school side) of King Philip Drive from Mohawk Drive to Lyman Road, the area shown in green will be signed for pick-up & drop-off; however, the entire parking lane can be used if needed. No pick-up or drop-off will be allowed on the west side of King Philip Drive.

    There can be a great deal of traffic on King Philip Drive during these times. If you choose to drop off here, please drop your child off and continue driving. Making U-Turns is not permitted.

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    Prices for LUNCH for the 17-18 school year:

    Elementary: $3.00

    Middle & High Schools: $3.25

    Breakfast and milk prices will remain the same. Additional Information is located here on the the WHPS website.

    Thank you,

    Tim Prosinski

    Chef/Food Services Director

    West Hartford Public Schools

    Intramural Menu and Extra-Curricular Clubs - Click Below

    Reminder regarding about our Cell Phone Policy - Minimizing Distractions

    Students are not permitted to carry their cell phones during the school day. Students may not have a cell phone on them at any time during the school day UNLESS a teacher has specifically directed them to bring it to class. Students are expected to power down their cell phones and secure them in their locker for the duration of the school day. This will ensure the devices are safe. Any student in violation of the cell phone policy will have their cell phone confiscated, and he or she will be referred to administration.

    If a parent/caregiver needs to reach a student or convey a message, please call the main office at 860-233-8230.

    Parent/Caregiver Resources

    How To Take Advantage Of The "Back-To-School Brain"

    You can guide your child to make the most of these weeks before the school year starts by connecting with their brain’s internal responses. And it all begins with a fresh start.

    Community Events

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    "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"