Glastonbury Public Schools...Bright Futures Begin Here!
Image with a picture of fall trees, sunshine and a path through the woods with quote from Kalpana Chawla: The path from dreams to success does exist. May you have the vision to find it, the courage to get on to it, and the perseverance to follow it.  Kalpana Chawla was an American stronaut and the first woman of Indian origin to go to space.

District News and Announcements

Board of Education ColumnThe Glastonbury Citizen newspaper regularly publishes articles submitted by the Glastonbury Board of Education. Click here for our most recent Board column titled: A Fresh Start. Previous articles can be found on the From the BOE....webpage.

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Teacher of the Year 2018-2019!
—Congratulations to Mr. Rob Rose, Glastonbury Public Schools's 2018 Teacher of the Year! Mr. Rose has taught English at Smith Middle School for 15 years. His passion and dedication to the profession and to his students is unparalleled. He is beloved by students and staff alike. And he is always at the forefront of developments in teaching and technology, sharing his time and creativity generously. We are delighted to have Mr. Rose join the ranks of our esteemed Teachers of the Year. Mr. Rose was also recently selected as a CT State Teacher of the Year semifinalist!!

Change in Inclement Weather School Delay TimesThe district has changed its standard school delay time from 90 minutes to 2 (two) hours. This additional time will provide a better opportunity for roads to be cleared for the safety of buses traveling in inclement weather. Click here for more information on school closings and delays.

Image of certificate:  Congratulations, Niche is proud to recognize Glastonbury School District for achieving the rank of #1 Best School Districts in Hartford Area, August 2018
Best School District in Hartford Area—Niche has ranked Glastonbury Public Schools the number one school district in the Hartford Area for 2019. Please click here for the Niche rankings. 

District Adopts New Strategic Plan—In June the Board of Education adopted a new five-year strategic plan for the district. The revised plan is the work of a committee of dedicated educators, parents and community members. It articulates Glastonbury Public Schools' values, vision, mission and goals.The plan will prepare our students to succeed in this dynamic world. Click here for more information about the new strategic plan. The Board also adopted a new tagline for the district:  Bright Futures Begin Here.

Air Conditioning—Air conditioning all of our schools has been a top priority for Glastonbury Public Schools for many years. We are pleased to report that all our school classroom and libraries, with the exception of Gideon Welles School, are now air conditioned. We look forward to completing the air conditioning of Gideon Welles School over the coming months. The continued patience and understanding of our Gideon community is most appreciated—it's never easy to be the last in line! Thank you to our families and our community for recognizing the importance of providing this appropriate learning environment for students and working environment for staff. 

Staff Recognition--We are proud to share some of the many accomplishments of our staff and schools. Please click here to learn more about recent staff awards and recognition.

GPS Dates to Remember

Community Newsletter

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The Glastonbury Planetarium

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