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

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 transportation@wiltonps.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.

SEPTA

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

Lunch Menus

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

Middlebrook

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

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

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 studentsStarts 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

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