NEWINGTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS

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If you need additional district information, please call the Superintendent's Office at (860) 665-8610.

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Alternate Bus Stops - Important Information

Attention Kindergarten - Grade 8 Parents/Guardians:

This year Newington Public Schools’ Transportation Department is facing challenges that are impacting routing and schedules. The first challenge is the uncertainty of the location(s) of the transportation fleet. Due to the construction of the new Town Hall there are several safety and traffic congestion concerns. Town officials have informed us that all vehicles used for daily transportation must be removed from both sides of Garfield Street and relocated to a site not yet determined. Relocation of over 40 vehicles requires immediate decisions and actions as there are several moving parts including routing for all students, bus stop locations, and driver assignments.

The second challenge is the MDC project. This project involves the installation of water mains on Willard Avenue from Veterans Drive to the Cedar Street intersection and sewer improvements along Cedar Street from Mill Brook to Old Farm Road for a period of up to 18 months. We anticipate increased traffic delays and congestion.

Therefore, parents or guardians requesting an alternate bus stop for their child(ren) must do so by Wednesday, August 8, 2018. If your child had an alternate bus stop in 2017-2018, it is necessary to submit a new request for 2018-2019.

Due to the challenges listed above NO BUS STOP CHANGES will be made from August 20 to September 14, 2018. Bus routes and stops will be available on August 17, 2018.

All requests for alternate bus stops should be directed to the secretary at your child’s school. Please contact the school directly with any questions.

Click here to see the letter from Mrs. Pamela S. Muraca, Acting Superintendent, emailed to K-8 parents/guardians on July 26, 2018.

Posted: July 26, 2018

School Supplies

As students prepare for the new school year there are often questions about required school supplies. It is the belief and practice of Newington Public Schools to provide our students with the necessary basic supplies for school success. The school district provides general supplies such as pens, pencils, crayons, highlighters, paper, post-it notes, and a digital solution (iPads or Chromebooks) for every student. The consumable supplies provided are usually “generic brands” as these are purchased in bulk via a state contract at significantly reduced costs. Students may bring their own supplies if they prefer a particular brand or type.

A teacher may suggest a specific item(s) that will help your child stay organized such as folders or notebooks. If a suggested item(s) causes a financial hardship for your family please contact Pam Wassik, Newington Human Services, at (860) 665-8596.

Posted: July 20, 2018

NHS Quarter 4 Honor Roll

Congratulations to all of the Newington High School students who earned a spot on the Honor Roll and High Honor Roll for the fourth quarter in the 2017-2018 school year!

Posted: July 10, 2018

Asbestos Abatement Project at NHS - July 2018

We are replacing the deteriorating flooring in a classroom at Newington High School this summer. In preparation for the new flooring we are removing the existing carpet and underlying vinyl asbestos floor tile & mastic it is stuck to as an asbestos abatement project. Please be advised that asbestos abatement work will be taking place in Newington High School this summer break between July 16, 2018 and July 23, 2018.

The school will be partially occupied by children during the abatement process. The following programs will be using areas at Newington High School during the abatement:

      • Parks & Rec summer programs will be using the Gym in the High School as a backup location if heavy rain washes out the outdoor programs.
      • Band Camp will be using the Music Room and Auditorium area of the school.

Areas of the school undergoing abatement will be sealed-off from the occupied areas of the school with locked doors and appropriate signage. A full time environmental consultant will be monitoring the abatement work to ensure compliance with the contract specifications and Connecticut Department of Public Health codes and standards.

If there are any questions or concerns, please contact our designated project representative, Mr. Dick Vida, Director of Maintenance Services at (860) 665-8656.

Anticipated Project Start Date: July 16, 2018 at 7:00am

Anticipated Completion Date: July 23, 2018 at 3:30pm

Find additional information about the project in this letter from Mrs. Muraca >> NHS Abatement Letter - July 2018

Posted: July 06, 2018

NHS CCSU Dual Enrollment Information

Are you interested in earning college credit while you are a student at Newington High School? If so, you may be eligible to enroll in evening courses at Central Connecticut State University.

Newington Public Schools and CCSU have established a partnership agreement that allows Newington High School students the opportunity to take up to two evening courses per semester, four per academic year, to earn university credit if the student earns a grade of “C” or higher.​​​

Students interested in taking a course for the fall 2018 semester need to complete the CCSU registration form and submit it to the School Counseling Office by Thursday, August 23, 2018 for the CCSU fall semester, which begins on Tuesday, August 28, 2018.

Please view the CCSU Dual Enrollment Information which includes the following: NHS’s Dual Enrollment Guidelines and Procedures, CCSU’s Fall Course Offerings, CCSU’s High School Dual Enrollment Registration Agreement, and CCSU New Student Information​​​​​​​.

If you have any questions please see your school counselor.

2018 Summer Assignments

The 2018 Summer Assignments are posted on different websites that are organized by grade level (1-5, 6-8, and 9-12). The links to each site are provided here. Have a wonderful summer!

BOE Appoints Mrs. Pamela Muraca as Acting Superintendent

On Monday, June 25, the Board of Education accepted the resignation of Superintendent of Schools, Dr. William C. Collins, effective July 31. The Board has appointed Deputy Superintendent Pamela Muraca to serve as Acting Superintendent while the Board searches for a new superintendent.

In his 9 years as Superintendent, Dr. Collins worked to ensure that every student is college, career, and citizenship-ready. Under Dr. Collins’ administration, Newington Public Schools became a district that leads in technology on the state and national level, and has been globally recognized as a Google Reference District. Dr. Collins established district programs such as the 1:1 device program, academies at the middle and high school levels, STEM programs, media and audiovisual programs, and educational technology programs.

The district recognizes Dr. Collins’ commitment to our community and to the betterment of our students during his tenure.

The Board will update the public as its search for a new superintendent moves forward.

Newington BOE Central Offices

131 Cedar Street, Newington, CT 06111Main Phone: (860) 667-2000 | Superintendent's Office: (860) 665-8610facebook.com/NewingtonPS | Twitter: @NewingtonPS

Martin Kellogg Middle School

155 Harding Avenue, Newington, CT 06111MK Main Office Phone: (860) 666-5418facebook.com/MKMSNewington | Instagram: @martinkellogg06111

Anna Reynolds Elementary School

85 Reservoir Road, Newington, CT 06111AR Main Office Phone: (860) 521-7830facebook.com/AReynolds.NPS

Ruth Chaffee Elementary School

160 Superior Avenue, Newington, CT 06111RC Main Office Phone: (860) 666-4687facebook.com/RC.NPS

Newington High School

605 Willard Avenue, Newington, CT 06111NHS Main Office Phone: (860) 666-5611facebook.com/NewingtonHighSchool

John Wallace Middle School

71 Halleran Drive, Newington, CT 06111JW Main Office Phone: (860) 667-5888facebook.com/JWMSNewington | Instagram: @johnwallace06111

Elizabeth Green Elementary School

30 Thomas Street, Newington, CT 06111EG Main Office Phone: (860) 666-3394facebook.com/EG.NPS

John Paterson Elementary School

120 Church Street, Newington, CT 06111JP Main Office Phone: (860) 666-4657facebook.com/JP.NPSCT