UPDATE Tuesday, Aug. 4: This post will stay pinned to the GOOD Morning Wilton front page. We’ll continue to update the schedule and calendar as more information becomes available from the school district. [highlight color=”yellow”]All new updates will be highlighted in yellow.[/highlight]
Welcome to August, the month that starts in the lazy days of summer but quickly winds up into the fast pace of Back-to-School. The dates will start to pile up rapidly with school supply shopping, sports and activities picking up and making sure that everyone is ready for that first day back.
Want to know when your kids can meet their teachers? Need to find the perfect after school class through Continuing Ed? We’ll have the info right here for you.
GOOD Morning Wilton will keep updating the information below as the start of school draws nearer and as the Wilton school district provides more detailed information.
Back to School Dates
August 3, Monday
All Schools Edline revamp is live! (see below)
August 4, Tuesday
Miller-Driscoll Teacher/Classroom assignments available on Edline for 1st and 2nd graders by end of day.
Cider Mill Teacher/Classroom assignments available on Edline by end of day.
August 5, Wednesday
[highlight color=”yellow”]NEW! Families of kindergarten students will begin to receive teacher assignments and class lists in the mail. Also, class lists will likely be available on Edline for 1st and 2nd graders by end of day. [/highlight]
[highlight color=”yellow”]NEW! Class lists will likely be available on Edline for all Cider Mill students by end of day. [/highlight]
Aug. 10, Monday
Middlebrook New student registration 8:30 a.m.-Noon
WHS New student registration; contact Mary Channing for a registration packet prior to visiting the school via email or phone, 203-762-3381, ext 8333. Grade 11: 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m., Grade 12: 10:30 a.m.-Noon.
Aug. 11, Tuesday
Miller-Driscoll Scavenger hunt for new students and incoming kindergarteners, 9:30 a.m.-Noon. Drop-in for a self-directed hunt throughout the building to familiarize new students with Miller-Driscoll School.
Middlebrook New student registration 8:30-Noon
WHS New student registration; contact Mary Channing for a registration packet prior to visiting the school via email or phone, 203-762-3381, ext 8333. Grade 10: 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Grade 9: 10:30 a.m.-Noon.
Aug. 19, Wednesday
Middlebrook Student schedules available on Parent Portal (PowerSchool)
WHS Student schedules available on Parent Portal (PowerSchool)
Aug. 27, Thursday
Miller-Driscoll Meet the Teacher Day: Children can see their classrooms and meet their classroom teachers. Kindergarten: 9-9:45 a.m.; 1st and 2nd grade: 10-10:45 a.m.
Cider Mill Meet the Teacher Day. Nod/Belden Hill 10-11 a.m.; Cannondale/Kent 12-1 p.m..
Aug. 31, Monday
All Schools First day of school!
- Cider Mill 7:40 a.m.-2:10 p.m.
- Middlebrook 8:20 a.m.-2:50 p.m.
- Wilton High School 8:20 a.m.-2:50 p.m.
- Miller-Driscoll 9:05 a.m.-3:35 p.m.
September 7, Monday
All Schools Closed—Labor Day
Continuing Education and Enrichment
As after school schedules start to come together, one of the best options is always Wilton’s Continuing Education program. Fall enrichment classes are being finalized, and Emily Dowden, supervisor of children’s programs, is hoping to have the catalog available and online registration open by the end of this week.
Enrollment for before- and after school childcare is already open now. Wilton Public Schools offers several extended day options to accommodate the various childcare needs of Wilton families. According to the Continuing Ed website, “the programs incorporate Wilton Public School guidelines to insure the health and safety of the student while supporting their physical, emotional, and social development.”
Daily schedules include some or all of the following age-appropriate activities:
- Guided Homework Time
- Recreation and Exercise
- Arts & Crafts
- Social Skills Development
- Health and Fitness Awareness
- Technology Skills Development
The Miller-Driscoll Before and After School Extended Day Programs allow children to arrive at school early (7-9 a.m.) or stay at school late (3:30-6:30 p.m.).
The Cider Mill After School Extended Day Program (2:15-6:30 p.m.) focuses on providing guided homework time, supervised use of school technology lab, study skills, recreation and exercise opportunities. Participating families have an advantage of preferred enrollment in our various Enrichment Programs, including the Cider Mill Conservatory of Music. The After School Extended Day Program provides additional flexibility for families looking to schedule music lessons, add Enrichment classes or after school teacher help by offering on-site childcare before or after their pre-arranged lesson or activity.
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Edline Website Refreshed
Friday saw the school district’s website, Edline, get a new look. District webmaster Skip Ploss rolled out the new look which has a cleaner, better organized interface that was designed based on user feedback. (click image to enlarge)
Ploss clarified something for GMW after we published an article last week about when parents will be able to access class and teacher information.
“It is a common misconception that the school’s websites and the Powerschool Parent Portal are one in the same. They are not actually. The website project has little or no effect on the release of placement data. Those dates are affected by the placement process in each school. Obviously grades K-5 class schedules are a lot simpler than those of the 6th-12th grade students, which have multiple teachers and activities. That’s why MD and CM can release earlier and why MB and WHS take longer to make class schedules public. The district has a lot of people working during the summer to make this happen.”