It’s still incredibly hot, and many Wilton residents are away someplace where there’s sand underfoot. College students are starting to trickle back to their dorms and campuses, bidding Wilton farewell for now. We may be dragged back kicking and screaming, but what’s waiting just around the corner is…Back to School!

Once again, GOOD Morning Wilton is creating a master list of important dates and information for all your ‘Back to School in Wilton’ needs. We’ll continue to update this article as needed–and welcome any suggestions or additional information we may have overlooked. [Readers can always contact us by email at editor@goodmorningwilton.com.]

Wilton Public Schools

Bus transportation information will be available the week before school begins via PowerSchool Parent Portal.

PowerSchool Parent Portal:  Lost password or no account? Call the front office of your child’s school.

Thursday, August 25:  Presentation for ALL parents by Dr. Yeap Ban Har on math learning and problem solving (click here for more information)

WHS

Tuesday, Aug. 23:  Schedules will be available the afternoon of Aug. 23.

Monday, Aug. 29:  Counselors will be onsite beginning today. They should be contacted via e-mail as they will be participating in opening school activities.

Wednesday, Aug. 31:  WHS staff return to school

Friday, Sept. 2:  Freshman and new student orientation, 8 a.m. (Please note: the Club Fair will NOT take place on this day. It will be held during the lunch waves within the first couple weeks of school. More information will be provided closer to the start of school.)

Tuesday, Sept. 6:  First Day of School! Freshmen will start at 8:20 a.m. and all other students will start at 10:20 a.m.. Full details of the day’s schedule will be posted and emailed soon.

  • Bus Run Grade 9:  Normal Run
  • Freshmen ONLY:
    • 8:20-8:55 a.m.: Homeroom/Advisory/Check Lockers
    • 8:59-10:15 a.m.:  Visit Classes (Periods 1-8)
  • Bus Run Grades 10-12:  Begins at 9:30 a.m.
  • 9:45-10:15 a.m.:  Welcome Back Breakfast–Seniors Only
  • 10:20-10:45 a.m.:  Homeroom/Advisory–All Students
    • 10:50-11:15 a.m.             Period 1
    • 11:20-11:45 a.m.             Period 2
    • 11:50 a.m.-12:15 p.m.    Period 3
    • 12:20-12:45 p.m.            Period 4
    • 12:50-1:15 p.m.               Period 5
    • 1:20-1:45 p.m.                 Period 6
    • 1:50-2:15 p.m.                 Period 7
    • 2:20-2:50 p.m.               Period 8
  • Regular lunch waves will not be scheduled. Students will eat lunch during their free period or study hall.

Thursday, Sept. 15:  Open House, 7 p.m.

Athletic registration:  Athletic registration is still in progress. If your child is interested in trying out for a fall sport, be sure your child is registered on FAMILY ID and a current physical is on file in the high school prior to tryouts. Football began Monday, Aug. 15 and all other fall sports start on Thursday, Aug. 25.

Middlebrook

Tuesday, Aug. 23:  Student class schedules and team assignments will be available via the PowerSchool Parent Portal in the afternoon.

Having trouble resetting your password? Visit the Middlebrook website, under “News” select the “PowerSchool Password Reset” link. A member of the staff will email you a temporary password.

If you have any questions about your child’s schedule, please contact the school counselors via e-mail. Counselors will address them as soon as possible. Middlebrook school counselors will be onsite beginning Tuesday, Aug. 30.
School counselors are:

Thursday, Sept. 1:  

  • 10-11 a.m.:  New Parent Coffee will be held in the Middlebrook Media Center
  • 11 a.m.-noon:  Walkthrough for Grades 7 and 8
  • 1-2 p.m.:  Walkthrough for Grade 6

Meet teachers and explore the school. Middlebrook PTA Gym clothes will be available for sale in the school’s lobby.

Tuesday, Sept. 6:  First Day of School for Students.  Starts at 8:20 a.m.

Middlebrook Parent Open House Dates:

  • Grade 8:  Wednesday, Sept. 14, 7-8 p.m.
  • Grade 7:  Tuesday, Sept. 20, 7-8 p.m.
  • Grade 6:  Tuesday, Sept. 27, 7-8:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 16:  Photo Day for students

Cider Mill

Thursday, Sept. 1:  Meet the Teacher Day

  • 10-11 a.m.:  Cannondale and Kent
  • 12-1 p.m.:  Belden Hill and Nod Hill

Tuesday, Sept. 6:  First Day of School for Students. Starts at 7:40 a.m.

Thursday, Sept. 8, 9:15 a.m.:  Cider Mill New Parent Coffee in the Cafeteria with Dr. Mitchell

Cider Mill Parent Open House Dates:

  • Cannondale and Kent:  Monday, Sept. 12, 6:30 p.m. Special Areas; 7-8 p.m., classroom teachers
  • Belden Hill and Nod Hill:  Tuesday, Sept. 13, 6:30 p.m. Special Areas; 7-8 p.m., classroom teachers

Tuesday, Sept. 13:  Photo Day

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 7 p.m.:  Parents informational Math Night

Thursday, Sept. 29, 9:15 a.m.:   Parents informational Math Day

Miller-Driscoll

Thursday, Sept. 1:  Meet the Teacher Day.  Please carpool if possible–parking is limited due to construction Spirit Wear will be on sale. Cash or check accepted.

  • 9-9:45 a.m.:  Preschool and Kindergarten
  • 10-10:45 a.m.:  Grades 1 and 2

Tuesday, Sept. 6:  First Day of School for Students. Starts at 9:05 a.m..

Friday, Sept. 16:  The Miller-Driscoll PTA sponsors an Outdoor Family Movie Night at 7 p.m..

Monday, Sept. 19:  First Grade Open House. Starts at 7 p.m. in the Gym. No children please.

Wednesday, Sept. 21: Kindergarten Open House.  Starts at 7 p.m. in the Gym. No children please.

Thursday, Sept. 22:  New Parent Coffee with new principal Kathy Coon. Begins at 9:30 a.m. in the South Cafeteria.

Saturday, Sept. 24:  Kindergarten Parents’ Social at Trackside, 4-6 p.m.–The 10th annual Kindergarten Parents’ Social Hosted by the Miller-Driscoll PTA. $20/person, $40/couple A signup form will go home with students in Parents’ Welcome Packet.  Appetizers, wine, beer, dessert. Contacts:  Vivian Lee-Shiue and Dana Haddox-Wright.

Monday, Sept. 26:  Miller-Driscoll PTA Meeting, 9:30 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 26:  Second Grade Open House.  Starts at 7 p.m. in the Gym. No children please.

Tuesday, Sept. 27:  Reading Curriculum Night for Kindergarten parents, 7 p.m. in the Gym.

Wednesday, Sept. 28 & Thursday, Sept. 29:  Photo Days at Miller-Driscoll

Thursday, Sept. 29:  Reading Curriculum Night for Grades 1 & 2 Parents at 7 p.m. in the Gym.