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School Starts Tuesday, Sept. 4. Message from Dr. Cooke
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Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! I hope you had a fun and relaxing summer.

As a reminder, school begins Tuesday, September 4th. Please make sure your child arrives to the bus stop 10 minutes prior to their scheduled pick up time to ensure a smooth transition on the first day of school. Please expect some fluctuation in bus times, as is usually the case, at the start of the school year.

Families are now able to access district bus routes by visiting www.windsorct.org. Under “Departments” Tab, click on Transportation, then under the 2018-2019 Bus Routes, search on the links to find your student’s bus stop. If families need guidance on finding a bus route, there is a how-to video available. Families should check back before the first day of school to make sure times have not changed due to late student enrollments.

Families will receive a free/reduced meal application from their child’s school. Please complete the application and return it to the school. Participants have a 30-day rollover meal price eligibility status from last school year.

Each returning family has received a registration packet. Please complete the online registration as soon as possible. Stay up to date with the latest news and announcements by visiting our district website and following Windsor Public Schools on Facebook and Twitter: @WPSwindsorct.

Our staff and faculty have worked very hard to prepare for the new school year and are eagerly awaiting the arrival of our students.

Even though we are entering the month of September, it is probable that we may experience some warmer temperatures. Please prepare your students on those days by having them wear lightweight clothing and sending a water bottle with them to school. Drink plenty of water prior to and after school as well.

In cooperation with our families, we strive to prepare our students to reach their full potential. Enjoy the last few days of summer and we look forward to seeing you soon for another fantastic school year!

Craig A. Cooke, Ph. D.

Superintendent, Windsor Public Schools

A Message from Superintendent Dr. Craig A. Cooke
August 14, 2018

Dear Windsor Community,

It is with deep sadness that I must share the news of the death of Windsor High School Student Isaiah Saylor from a long battle with sickle cell anemia on Friday, August 10th. Isaiah was a member in good standing of the Class of 2020 and a proud WHS student. It is with the blessing of Isaiah’s family that I share this information with you.

Losing a member of their school community can be quite devastating for students and our greater school community. Windsor High School social workers and counselors will be available to provide support to students and staff on Wednesday, August 15 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM and on Thursday, August 16th from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM. We ask that students and community members use the main entrance to the building and then proceed to the counseling office. If it is determined that additional time is needed, we will expand the offerings and provide notification from Windsor HIgh School.

We send our sincere sympathies to Isaiah’s family and friends. Please contact the high school’s main office with questions or for additional information.

Sincerely,


Craig A. Cooke, Ph.D.
Registration Office to Offer Evening Hours
Registration Office to Offer Evening Hours
In order to better accommodate families needing to register children for school, Windsor’s Central Registration Office will offer evening hours in late August and early September. In addition to being open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, the office will remain open until 7:00 PM on Tuesday and Thursday evenings between August 21 and September 6, 2018.

Families are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity in order to assure that their children are fully registered by the first day of school on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. Registration can also be completed online at www.windsorct.org.

The Central Registration Office is located in the Windsor Board of Education Offices in the L.P. Wilson Community Center at 601 Matianuck Avenue in Windsor. Additional information about the registration process can be found at www.windsorct.org or by calling 860-687-2000 extension 1263.
Notice of Destruction of Records 2018
Notice of Destruction of Records 2018
In accordance with the Connecticut State Library Record Retention Policies, the Windsor Board of Education will be destroying the confidential special education records of students who have exited the district (graduated or reached age 21) in the 2011-2012 school year.

Confidential records include referrals to special services, PPT/IEP records, testing and evaluation documentation, correspondence with other agencies, and all other records related to special education or special services.

Those graduates can obtain the special education records before they are destroyed by contacting the Pupil and Special Education Services department by August 31, 2018. Records will not be released to anyone other than the student (with proper identification provided) unless a signed consent for release of records form is provided. To request by phone, please call (860) 687-2000 Ext. 1238. Written requests may be sent to: Pupil and Special Education Services, 601 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT 06095.

Records will be destroyed on September 1, 2018.
WinCal.org -- Windsor Online Community Calendar
WinCal.org -- Windsor Online Community Calendar
Please visit WinCal.org -- Windsor’s new online community calendar where you can find everything there is to do in Windsor, all in one place!
Looking for before or after school care? Register for Tree House
WPS Families: If you are looking for before or after school care for your elementary school-aged child, please call the Tree House office (687.2000 x 237) for more information. Registration is ongoing. However, families must register by August 22nd in order to be enrolled on the first day of school.

Our Tree House before and after school care program is conveniently located at each school for children in grades PreK-5 enrolled in Windsor Public Schools. Open Monday- Friday from 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

The mission is to provide a high quality, recreational enrichment program that supports social, emotional and cognitive development.
Archived News
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  • Legal Opinion on Release of Directory Information
  • Russell Sills Named Director of School, Family, and Community Partnerships at WPS
  • WHS Music Education Program Receives National Recognition with SupportMusic Merit Award
  • WHS Video Productions Program Wins National NASA HUNCH Video Challenge
  • Windsor High School Welcomes New Assistant Principals
  • Windsor Lions Club Donates Welch Allyn SPOT Vision Screener to School District
  • Windsor Public Schools Receives $390,000 Grant from Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
  • WPS Thanks Community for Providing Scholarships to Graduating Seniors
  • Windsor High School Class of 2016 Graduation
  • Businesses Fueling Minds Through Books
    Businesses Fueling Minds Through Books
  • Windsor Chamber of Commerce Large Employer Breakfast
    Windsor Chamber of Commerce Large Employer Breakfast
  • WPS Office of Family and Community Partnership Family Pep Rally
    WPS Office of Family and Community Partnership Family Pep Rally
  • Board of Education Meeting Recognitions
    Board of Education Meeting Recognitions
  • WPS Announces CAPSS Student  Leadership Award Recipients
    WPS Announces CAPSS Student Leadership Award Recipients
  • 10/19/16 Re: Free and Reduced Meals from Windsor Food Services
  • WHS Girl's Bball Team Invites All Female Students To
    WHS Girl's Bball Team Invites All Female Students To
  • Calling All Fathers -- on Monday, September 19
  • Daddy-Daughter Dance: February 11th
  • Family PEP Rally, Fri., 11/4. Register by 11/1.
  • Homework Survey Results: K-5 Families
  • How to receive text messages from your student's school
  • Jennifer Tigre Recognized as 2016-2017 Windsor Teacher of the Year Recipient
  • Joint Elementary and Middle School PTO Meeting: April 26
  • New Student Registration for WPS 2016-2017 School Year
  • Notice of Destruction of Student Records - 2016
  • Proclamation Commemorating Teacher Appreciation Week: May 1-5
  • Register For Parents Supporting Educational Excellence (PSEE)
  • Register for the 11th Annual Senior Citizen Breakfast: May 5, 2017
  • Sign up for Camp Tree House Summer 2017
  • Sign up for SBAC / STAR Night for K-2 on 10/25
  • Steve Songs Concert for Families - April 20th
  • Student Transportation for 1st Day of School, Tuesday, August 30, 2016
  • Support Windsor Food and Fuel Bank: Donations needed April 24-28
  • Take A Drum Ride: Saturday, March 11
  • Veterans Day (11/11) Schedule for Windsor Public Schools
  • Virginia Hoerle Named New Principal of Oliver Ellsworth School
  • WEF Awards Grants to WPS to Fund Innovative Learning Programs
  • WHS Alumnus Develops Math Program & Teaches Students to
  • Windsor Education Foundation Awards Grants to WPS to Help Further Student Achievement
  • WPS Elementary Schools' Family Yoga Night: April 25th
  • 12th Annual Senior Citizen Breakfast: May 4
  • 2018 Teacher Appreciation Week Proclamation
  • Asbestos Abatement Activities at LP Wilson: July 24 - Aug 4
  • Asbestos Abatement at JFK Nov. 22-24
  • Board of Education Meeting Recognitions 5.15.18
    Board of Education Meeting Recognitions 5.15.18
  • Windsor Students Receive CABE Student Leadership Awards
    Windsor Students Receive CABE Student Leadership Awards
  • Changes to District and School Phone Extensions
  • Businesses Fueling Minds Through Books
    Businesses Fueling Minds Through Books
  • Community Block Party
    Community Block Party
  • BOE Meeting District Recognitions 4.17.18
    BOE Meeting District Recognitions 4.17.18
  • BOE Meeting District Recognitions 6.20.17
    BOE Meeting District Recognitions 6.20.17
  • Superintendent's Annual Senior Citizen Breakfast
    Superintendent's Annual Senior Citizen Breakfast
  • Convocation
    Convocation
  • Community Event: Debby Irving Workshop
    Community Event: Debby Irving Workshop
  • Adult Learner Success Stories - Andrea Gamble
    Adult Learner Success Stories - Andrea Gamble
  • Windsor High School Graduation: June 13
  • BOE Meeting District Recognitions 11.21.17
    BOE Meeting District Recognitions 11.21.17
  • BOE Student Representative Fall 17
    BOE Student Representative Fall 17
  • BOE Meeting District Recognitions 2.21.18
    BOE Meeting District Recognitions 2.21.18
  • McDonald's Donates $3,000 to WHS Air Force JROTC Program
    McDonald's Donates $3,000 to WHS Air Force JROTC Program
  • Windsor Chamber Cares Benefit Auction 4.6.18
    Windsor Chamber Cares Benefit Auction 4.6.18
  • Last day of school for students (K-11): June 19
  • BOE Offers Community Forum on Tues. Feb. 27
  • Bullying Workshop for Community: Jan 9
  • Camp Tree House Family Information - Summer 2017
  • Collaborative Conference to be Conducted by the Commission on Public Schools
  • CTSAB Advisory: The Blue Whale Challenge App
  • Free Summer Meals
  • How to Find Your Child's Bus Route
  • Internet Safety Presentation for Families Grades 5-12 on February 22
  • Joint PTO Community Budget Meeting: 4.25.18
  • Kelly Educational Staffing Hiring Event: Nov. 21
  • Kristina Wallace Recognized as 2017-18 Educator of the Year
  • Liana Jorgensen Named New Principal of Sage Park Middle School
  • Memo from Dr. Cooke to BOE regarding School Safety Initiatives
  • Notice of Destruction of Special Education Records 2017
  • O’phir Bullock Recognized as 2017-2018 Paraeducator of the Year
  • Steve Songs Family Concert: April 19
  • Student Forum: Dialogue with school administrators and politicians 3.29.18
  • Summer Fun Outdoor Playgroup / Activities (Deerfield Apartments Courtyard)
  • Summer Learning Book Fair for Windsor Families: May 23-25
  • Superintendent Statement Regarding Parkland FL
  • Top Students Celebrated for Academic Excellence By John Hopkins Center for Talented Youth
  • WEF Awards Grants to WPS to Fund Innovative Learning Programs
  • WHS Graduating Class of 2016
  • WHS Senior Awarded First Place in Global Film Festival
  • WHS Video Productions Program Wins National NASA HUNCH Video Challenge
  • Windsor BOE Offers Community Forum on December 12
  • Windsor High School Class of 2017
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  • Windsor Public Schools Give Back This Holiday Season
  • Windsor Schools Youth Survey 2017
  • Windsor Superintendent's letter on
  • WPS Humanities Dept. Seeking Local Businesses For Industry Partnership Activity
  • WPS Receives $334,690 Grant from HFPG During Third Year of WPS Family and Community Partnership Plan
  • WPS Receives $393,100 Grant from Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
  • WPS Superintendent to Present 2017-2018 Budget on January 18
  • WPS Superintendent to Present 2018-2019 Budget on January 17
  • WPS Thanks Community for Providing Scholarships to Graduating Seniors
  • WPS Veterans Day Events: Fri. Nov. 10