Gideon Welles School

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Mrs. Kimberly Herwerth, Assistant Principal/ Special Education Supervisor

1029 Neipsic Road Glastonbury, CT 06033

Phone: 860-652-7800 Fax: 860-652-7825

Grade 5 & 6 Hours: 7:55 am–2:35 pm

Please see the information below and the dropdown menu above to access our Gideon Welles School resources.

GWS Calendar

GWS Daily Student Bulletin

GWS Daily Student Bulletin.pdf

GWS Grade 6 Bell Schedule

Bell Schedule_Regular Day_Table.pdf


Please click below for COVID-19 resources, our district dashboard, recent communications, and current COVID school operations information. Test kits are available at our schools for students and families. Contact our school health office (after the start of the school year) to arrange for test kit pick-up.

First Days Photos!

GWS Technology

Parent Tutorials

GWS Tech Info Parent Presentation.pdf

Help Desk

Wireless Issues? Missing an App? Forgot your Password? Something Else? Students, parents, and staff members can create a support ticket for any school tech issue they may be experiencing. Visit the Technology and Information Systems Help Desk page for more information.

Help Wanted

Glastonbury Public Schools is looking to hire. We are particularly looking for day-to-day substitute teachers, paraprofessionals, tutors, and bus/van drivers. If you have good interpersonal and communication skills and interact well with students, staff, and the public, please consider applying. Click the button below to learn more.

GWS PTO Open Forums

PTO open forum 2022-2023 schedule
Blue banner with gold trim with text: Congratulations! Gideon Welles School has been designated No Place for Hate, An ADL Program 2020-2021

GWS: No Place For Hate

Last school year Gideon Welles School was selected as one of only eight schools in Connecticut to be designated a No Place for Hate School by the Anti-Defamation League. No Place for Hate is "a school climate improvement program that provides staff, students and their families with a framework to take a stand against all forms of hate and communicate a clear, unified message that all students have a place where they belong. " Once again, in 2021-2022 we are committing to be a No Place for Hate School.



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Click above to visit the Gideon Welles School PTO website. All families are encouraged to join and volunteer to help our school.

Short Wednesdays

Grade 5 Student Program

Glastonbury Parks & Rec offers a variety of after-school programs during elementary short Wednesdays (August to November and March to June). This Wacky Wednesday flyer provides details. For more information and to register, please visit the Glastonbury Parks & Rec website or call 860-652-7679.

Please note:  All questions about this program should be directed to Glastonbury Parks & Recreation.

Clubs & Activities

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Please click below to learn more.

Powerschool Portal

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Click above for student attendance, assignments and grades.

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