Please see the attached information.
Please see the attached information.
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Shelton Intermediate School
Tuesday March 8th at 6:30 p.m.
VITAHLS March Newsletter
The Teen Summer Reading Program for Shelton Libraries is geared to kids entering grades 5-12. Teens are encouraged to visit either Plumb Memorial Library or Huntington Branch Library to register for the program. There will be weekly prizes of $25 gift cards and teens have a chance to enter in both libraries to increase their chances of winning weekly. See the attached flyers for more info.
Shelton Public Schools will again be participating in a comprehensive survey of every 7th, 9th, and 11th grader in the Valley public and private schools. The survey, compiled by the Alliance for Prevention & Wellness, a program of BHCare, is the ONLY Valley-specific survey of youth substance use and was last completed in 2017. The survey should only take about 20 minutes to complete and will be given during the school day. The results are COMPLETELY anonymous; it does not ask for the student’s name, nor is a respondent’s information tracked individually in any way. Only combined Valley data is reported back to the town.
Please see attached letter from the Superintendent.
Survey participation dates are scheduled for:
Grade 7 – May 20th
Grade 9 – May 21st
Grade 11 – May 31st
Please see attached copy of the survey questions. Guardians may choose to "opt-out" of this survey opportunity by contacting the student's school's main office. If you have questions about the survey itself, please call APW at 736-8566 and ask for the agency’s Director, Pamela Mautte or the Prevention Coordinator Lorrie McFarland. You may also email me them at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
End-of-School Calendar 2019
Monday, June 10 - Full Day of School - All Grade Levels
Tuesday, June 11 - Early Dismissal for Students - Full Workday for Faculty and Staff
Wednesday, June 12 - Early Dismissal for Students - Full Workday for Faculty and Staff
Thursday, June 13 - Early Dismissal for Students - Full Workday for Faculty and Staff
SHS Graduation - 6:00 p.m. - Finn Stadium - Shelton High School
Friday, June 14 - Early Dismissal for Students , Faculty, and Staff
SHS Graduation - Rain Date Only - 6:00 p.m. Finn Stadium - Shelton High School
This is a message for the Parents and Guardians of Students in the Shelton Public School System - please check your Parent Infinite Campus Portal for a link to our 2018-2019 School Climate Survey.
Please complete a climate survey for each child enrolled in our school system.
The information provided from this survey is vital for the Shelton Public Schools to improve and sustain healthy learning environments. We look forward to your participation in this vital measure of our school climate.
The survey data collection window is now open and will not close until May, 14, 2019. Thank you for your attention to this very important information.
The redistricting plan proposal for Booth Hill, Elizabeth Shelton, Long Hill, Mohegan, and Sunnyside elementary schools was adopted by the Shelton Board of Education at their meeting on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. The Scenario 5 proposal and other important information can be viewed in the documents posted below. This adopted proposal provides the district with the best long-term redistricting outcome for all of our elementary schools.
All elementary school families that will be directly affected by redistricting will be contacted by their current school with a transition plan for their students.
Specific questions or concerns can still be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Shelton Public School system is looking for committed individuals who are interested in working as tutors and/or substitute staff for the remainder of the 2018-2019 academic year. For more information please contact Human Resources: 203-924-1023, extension 339
Superintendent’s Pay-to-Participate Public Statement - September 4, 2018
The Shelton Board of Education, due to a pattern of under-funding, leaving our students to learn and grow in one of the lowest funded districts in CT, continually needs to make due with less.
Our dual priorities are student safety and academic opportunities.
After reducing our workforce while trying to maintain a qualified, professional staff, we now must ask families to help support important programs in athletics and the arts. As the cost of healthcare, utilities, and labor go up our funding has not kept pace. We need the community’s help to provide for programs we cannot afford any longer.
We do not like Pay-to-Participate, and we will work with families to make this work, but with our consistently low per pupil expenditure (near the very bottom of the state-published annual listing of all school districts), we now need the direct support from the community to meet our legally mandated priorities, as well as traditional athletics and arts-based activities.
"Pay to Participate" will help keep our excellent programs in the arts and athletics sustainable.
A link to the specific details of "Pay to Participate" can be found on our website and on the attached Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document regarding “Pay to Participate”.
By the end of the first week of school (9/7/18) – parent/guardians will be able to electronically pay for their student’s participation in school activities via Infinite Campus – Parent Portal.
Through the Parent Portal – parents/guardians will be able to access individual student information regarding “Fees” and “Payments” similar to the way parents currently use the Point of Sale system for our food service provider.
Birds are chirping and flowers are blooming. Sunnysiders are excited to enter the last trimester of the 2018- 19 school year. I cannot thank our families enough for their outstanding support with our Raise Craze fundraiser. The acts of kindness completed and donations collected are a testament to your commitment to your children and our school. I would like to thank our families for delving into our read initiative with Chocolate Touch. We are excited to share some chocolate-inspired activities during our Family Night on Wednesday, April 3rd at 6pm. In addition, some community businesses are joining us to share ways to combat those chocolate cravings. Although our book has ended, the love of reading as a family never ends. Take advantage of your local library and bookstores to continue this “family read” tradition. Our grade 3 & 4 students will be participating in the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) this May. They are assessed in three areas - reading content, mathematics content and mathematic performance task. Our testing window begins May 7 th and concludes on May 24 th; giving an extra week for make-up testing. Students are given extra time and may continue the following day if needed. We encourage students to get a good night sleep, arrive to school on time and eat a healthy breakfast. Our teachers and students have been working diligently incorporating higher level thinking skills and problem solving strategies into their daily lessons. They are well prepared and eager to demonstrate their skills. We have confidence in their ability to perform well.
Mrs. Amy Yost
11:30 and 2:30