A Global School for Students of Character

News & Announcements

2023-2024 School Choice Online Lottery Information!

The RSCO 23-24 online lottery Is open and accepting online applications at this website: https://portal.ct.gov/SDE/School-Choice/RSCO/Regional-School-Choice-Office-Home-Page/Apply-to-RSCO-Open-Choice-or-Magnet-School. Be sure to complete an online application before the Feb. 28, 2023 deadline.


In-Person Open House dates (6-7 pm):

*No registration necessary - just show up!

Wednesday, Feb. 8


Virtual Open House dates on Zoom (6-7 pm):

Mon, Jan. 30: https://hartfordschools-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJErcOitrjwtHNMpl2Xpxj-9oEp_FWxrXa7w

Tues, Feb. 7: https://hartfordschools-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJItduqoqToqE9D9-Myz8asQxsaA_X-9qqtf


School tour dates: (any day Monday-Friday between 9 am and 3 pm for an Individualized school tour for your family)

*Call Mrs. Gardner at 860-695-5748 to schedule


Other Opportunities to learn about Breakthrough South:

Sat, Feb. 4: RSCO Winter Fair at Discovery Academy 10 am - 1:30 pm

NEW: Ch. 8 news story about Lunar New Year!

Lunar New Year celebration with Hartford Healthcare!!!! This aired on Channel 8 earlier today!


https://www.wtnh.com/news/hartford-healthcare-celebrates-the-lunar-new-year-with-local-students/

NEW: NBC CT news story about 241 after-school fencing program!

https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/sports/2-4-1-sports-brings-fencing-to-breakthrough-magnet-schools-in-hartford/2963798/

NEW: Reminders for this week:

Wed, Jan. 25 is a FULL day with 3:40 pm dismissal and students come in uniform. Fri, Jan. 27 we have our monthly Coffee & Connect in the cafe for families from 8:30-9:00 am - all are welcome! We are also excited for our PTO Family Game Night, which is Fri. Jan. 27 from 5-7 pm!

NEW: February Intersession (Feb. 21-24):

As a reminder, we have no school the week of Feb. 20-24. We will be reaching out to certain Gr. 3, 5 & 8 families whose students will be invited to attend the 4-day Math Intersession program at our school Feb. 21-24. More information to come soon!

NEW: SAVE THE DATE:

Wed, Jan. 25: FULL day

Fri, Jan. 27: PTO Family Game Night (more information to follow)

Sat, Jan. 28: Education EXPO school fair at SMSA

Wed, Feb. 1: 12:30 pm Early dismissal & PTO Dress Down

Tues, Feb. 7 & Wed, Feb. 8: Parent/Teacher Conferences for Marking Period 2

Wed, Feb. 8: 12:30 pm Early Dismissal & PTO Dress Down

Tues, Feb. 14: Friendship Day

Mon, Feb. 20: No School (Presidents' Day)

Tues, Feb. 21-Fri, Feb. 24: No School (Intersession)

Reminder - HPS Dental Screenings in January/February:

The State of Connecticut is now requiring that all public school children receive an oral health screening. The dental hygienist at your child’s school will be providing these quick and easy oral screenings during January and February. There will be no charge to you for this service. We will bill Husky if your child is eligible. Please contact your child’s dental hygienist via email if you do not want your child to have a dental screening at school (Email: Amatt001@hartfordschools.org) or inform your child's homeroom teacher that you are "opting out" of this service. If we do not hear from you, then we will assume that you are fine with your child receiving the oral health screening. See attached flyer for more details and reach out to our school nurse at 860-695-5708 with any questions.

Reminder: HPS Saturday Academy:

Hartford Public Schools Saturday Academy is an extended learning opportunity that provides all (Magnet and District) K-12 students with enrichment activities as well as academic support in reading and math in partnership with our Community Based Organizations. Programming for each Saturday will be from 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM and includes breakfast and lunch.

Saturday Academy will be offered in 3 cycles. Each cycle will include 5 Saturdays.

Parents may register their child for 1, 2 or all 3 cycles. Registration will open prior to each cycle. Families will receive enrollment location information 7 – 14 days after registration. See attached flyer for more details.


Reminder - HPS Update on Snow Days for 22-23 school year:

HPS may make the decision to close schools for a day due to winter weather conditions and HPS must also close schools when the City of Hartford initiates the emergency parking ban. The district will inform families as early as possible through the communication methods listed below. Snow days will be made up at the end of the school year. Remote Learning Days No Longer Offered in the 2022-2023 School Year. Per Connecticut State Department of Education guidelines, if schools are closed, delayed, or students are dismissed early due to inclement weather, there will not be a Remote Learning option for students.


Reminder - HPS Parent Volunteer Application:

If you are interested in volunteering at our school in a classroom or attending a field trip, you must complete an online parent volunteer application and get cleared by HPS. The link wasn't working at the beginning of the year, but we have just learned that it is now up and running. Please let your child's teacher know if you completed an application so that we can let you know when you have been cleared! https://www.hartfordschools.org/https-apps-raptortech-com-apply-nti1odplbi1vuw/