GMW’s Guide to Back To School Dates and Schedules 2019-2020
Tomorrow, Wilton’s children will return to school, which means it’s time for the GOOD Morning Wilton master list of important dates and information for Back to School in Wilton. 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.]
Wilton Public Schools
Bus transportation information is now available via the PowerSchool Parent Portal. The Parent Portal contains information on student’s bus route, pick up location and morning pick-up time.
If you are experiencing difficulties logging into the PowerSchool Parent Portal, please call your school’s main office number.
- Miller-Driscoll (Grades PreK-2): 203.762.8678
- Cider Mill (Grades 3-5): 203.762.3351
- Middlebrook (Grades 6-8): 203.762.8388
- Wilton High School (Grades 9-12): 203.762.0381
For questions about your child’s bus route please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203.762.3381, ext. 8295.
Special Bus Assignments:
The district does provide accommodations for student transportation to designated non-residence locations, and students are allowed to ride buses other than the one they’re assigned to–if there is space available on any given day, as students assigned to each bus have priority.
Check special bus assignments on the district’s website for a full list of destinations and bus routes by school. Students in Middlebrook and Wilton High School can independently choose which bus to board, while Cider Mill and Miller-Driscoll parents MUST use School Dismissal Manager to ride these buses.
Lost & Found–Bus
Articles of clothing are placed in the Lost & Found bin outside the office at the bus terminal. A PTA volunteer regularly empties the bin and places pictures of the articles online. If your child has lost or left something of value, other than clothing, on a bus, please contact the bus company directly at 203.762.8602. They will ask you for the child’s bus number, date lost, and a description of the article.
September & October School Closures
Monday, Sept. 2: Labor Day
Monday, Sept. 30: Rosh Hashanah
Wednesday, Oct. 9: Yom Kippur
Monday, Oct. 14: Columbus Day
Tuesday, Oct. 15: Professional Development
Join the PTA
Join the PTA and gain access to the Mobile Directory. Register online–use the code ‘wilton’–and get instant access. Register for all four schools’ PTAs at the same time.
Also download the MobileArq Ap from the App store.
To join Wilton SEPTA (Wilton Special Education Parent Teacher Association) visit the SEPTA website for membership!
Wednesday, Sept. 18, 7 p.m.: Parent kick-off social/meeting at Comstock Community Center, Rm. 12
Wilton SEPTA on Facebook
The link to lunch menus for all four schools can be found online.
To contact Chartwells, the food service provider, contact Brian Reynolds at 203.834.4990, ext. 5221.
To see balances or add money to student lunch accounts, visit My School Bucks online.
Download Chartwells’ Nutrislice app on the app store for on-the-go information about Wilton’s food service.
Wilton Board of Education
Thursday, Sept. 12, 7 p.m.: Board of Education meeting in the Wilton High School Professional Library.
Thursday, Sept. 26, 7 p.m.: Board of Education meeting in the Wilton High School Professional Library.
Wilton High School
Wilton High School PTSA webpage
Wilton High School Parent Community on Facebook
Monday, Aug. 26: Freshman/New Student Orientation 2019-2020
- 8 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.: Freshman student session (lunch provided), WHS Main Entrance
- 8-9:15 a.m.: Parent session, Clune Auditorium
- 8 a.m.: Orientation for students new to Wilton (Grades 10-12), College and Career Resource room
- 1:30-2:30 p.m.: Optional time for students/parents to walk the school to locate individual student classrooms
Tuesday, Aug. 27: First Day of School! All students will start at 8:20 a.m. and should report to homeroom/advisory. The block schedule will begin, with students reporting to and attending fewer classes than in previous years (which administrators say will be less frenetic with fewer transitions).There is no separate schedule rotation for freshmen and no delayed opening for sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The bus run for all four classes is a normal bus run.
After homeroom/advisory, the day will run on an A day schedule with shortened periods.
- 7:30-8:15 a.m.: Welcome Back Breakfast–Seniors Only
- 8:20-8:59 a.m.: Homeroom/Advisory–All Students
- 9:06-10:20 a.m.: Block 1
- 10:27-11:40 a.m.: Block 3
- 11:47 a.m.-1:30 p.m.: Block 5
- 11:47 a.m.-12:12 p.m.: First Lunch
- 12:12-12:38 p.m.: Second Lunch
- 12:25-12:51 p.m.: Third Lunch
- 12:38-1:04 p.m.: Fourth Lunch
- 1:04-1:30 p.m.: Fifth Lunch
- 1:37-2:50 p.m. Block 7
Wednesday, Aug. 28: Day B, Standard Bell Schedule
- 8:10 a.m. 10-Minute Bell
- 8:15 a.m. Pass to Class
- 8:20-9:45 a.m. First Block
- 9:52-11:17 a.m. Second Block
- 11:24 a.m.-1:18 p.m. Third Block
- 11:24-11:52 am. First Lunch
- 11:52 a.m.-12:21 p.m. Second Lunch
- 12:08-12:36 p.m. Third Lunch
- 12:21-12:50 p.m. Fourth Lunch
- 12:50-1:18 p.m. Fifth Lunch
- 1:25-2:50 p.m. Fourth Block
Thursday, Aug. 29: Underclassmen Photo Day, see schedule online
Sept. 3, 4, 5 & 6: Senior Photo Days
Tuesday, Sept. 10: PTSA Meeting, 7:30 p.m. in the WHS Professional Library
Thursday, Sept. 19: Open House, 6:30-9 p.m.
Saturday, Nov.9: Homecoming
Access Middlebrook team pages here.
Middlebrook PTA website
Middlebrook School Parent Community on Facebook
Middlebrook Parent Open House Dates:
- Grade 6: Wednesday, Sept. 4, 7-8:30 p.m.
- Grade 7: Tuesday, Sept. 10, 7-8 p.m.
- Grade 8: Tuesday, Sept. 17, 7-8 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 27, 8:20 a.m.-2:50 p.m.: First Day of School for Students
Tuesday, Aug. 27: Day 1 on the Middlebrook six-day cycle
Thursday, Sept. 5, 9-10 a.m.: New Parent Coffee will be held in the Middlebrook Library Learning Center (LLC)
Thursday, Sept. 5: School Photo Day
Thursday, Sept. 19, 9 a.m.: MB PTA Meeting
Thursday, Sept. 26: Lockdown Drill
Thursday, Oct. 17, 9 a.m.: MB PTA Meeting
Friday, Oct. 18, 7-9 p.m.: Grade 6 Activity Night
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m.: Grade 8/WHS Choral Concert
Thursday, Oct. 24, 9 a.m.: Parents New to Wilton Coffee
Friday, Oct. 25, 7-9 p.m.: Grade 7 Activity Night
Tuesday, Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m.: Grade 8/WHS Orchestra Concert
Cider Mill School Parent Community on Facebook
Cider Mill PTA Website
Cider Mill Parent Open House Dates:
- North (Cannondale and Nod Hill): Thursday, Sept. 5, 6-7 p.m.
- South (Belden Hill and Kent): Monday, Sept. 9, 6-7 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 27: First Day of School for Students. Starts at 7:40 a.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 27: Day 1 on the Cider Mill four-day cycle
Wednesday, Aug. 28, 9:15-10:15 a.m.: Cider Mill New Parent Coffee in the Cafeteria with Dr. Falcone
Tuesday, Sept. 10, 9:15-10:15 a.m.: Cider Mill PTA Meeting in the Cafeteria
Tuesday, Sept. 24: Photo Day
Wednesday, Sept. 25, 6:30-7:30 p.m.: Literacy and Math Night
Thursday, Sept. 26, 9:15-10:15 a.m.: Literacy and Math Morning
Miller-Driscoll School PTA website
Miller-Driscoll School Parent Community on Facebook
Miller-Driscoll School Parent Open House Dates:
- Pre-K and Kindergarten: Thursday, Sept. 5, 7:15 p.m.
- Grades 1 and 2: Monday, Sept. 9, 7:15 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 27: First Day of School for K-2 students. Starts at 9:05 a.m..
Tuesday, Aug. 27, 10 a.m.: M-D Early Learning Center (Pre-K) Family Meet-up at Merwin Meadows
Wednesday, Aug. 28: First Day of School for Pre-K students
Thursday, Sept. 5: Open House, Pre-K & Kindergarten. Starts at 7:15 p.m. in the Gym. No children please.
Friday, Sept. 6: Miller-Driscoll Spirit Day
Saturday, Sept. 14, 7:30-10:30 p.m.: Kindergarten Parent Social, Ambler Farm
Monday, Sept. 16, 9:30-10:30 a.m.: M-D PTA meeting and Principals’ Coffee
Friday, Sept. 20, 7-10 p.m.: Miller-Driscoll Early Learning Center (Pre-K) Parent Social, Old Town Hall
Sunday, Sept. 22: Kindergarten Family Play Date, Merwin Meadows
Wednesday, Sept. 25-Friday, Sept. 27: Picture Days at Miller-Driscoll
Friday, Sept. 27-Sunday, Sept. 29: Miller Driscoll PTA Fall Carnival
Saturday, Sept. 28, 8 p.m.: Grade 1 Parent Social, O’Neill’s Pub and Restaurant
Friday, Oct. 4: Spirit Day