Weekly Message from the Superintendent
Dear Staff and Families,
The 2024 Connecticut General Assembly Regular Session convened this week in Hartford. Our delegation are strong advocates for Stamford Public Schools, and I want to thank them again for meeting with Mayor Simmons and me last month to discuss Stamford’s legislative priorities.
During our meeting, we asked the delegation to support Stamford Public Schools by advocating for additional Education Cost Sharing and excess cost funding, as well as funding to support Pre-K programs given the change in kindergarten age requirements.
Please click here for the contact information for the Stamford Delegation!
School Counselor Appreciation Week!
This was School Counselor Appreciation Week! From helping with high school course selection and the college application process to supporting social emotional learning, school counselors are an integral part of the secondary school experience. On behalf of everyone in Stamford Public Schools, I’d like to say thank you to our school counselors for their hard work supporting students and families every day.
Café con la Super
The next Café con la Super is Monday, February 12 at 6:30 p.m. on the 4th floor of the Government Center. The topics will include Kindergarten Readiness and the High School Program of Studies. If you have a child entering kindergarten or high school in the fall, be sure to join us.
Translation in English is available for non-Spanish speakers. Please click here to RSVP.
The Board of Education (BOE) discussed the superintendent's proposed budget during their workshop meeting on Tuesday night. This was an opportunity for the BOE to discuss and react to the community feedback since the proposed budget was unveiled on January 16.
The BOE will vote to increase, decrease, or approve the budget as submitted during the regular meeting on Thursday, February 22. Following the BOE vote, the budget will be submitted to the Mayor on March 1 for further review and votes by the Boards of Finance and Representatives.
Please join Kids Helping Kids (KHK) on Saturday, February 24 from 12:00-3:00 p.m. at UCONN Stamford for their 2nd annual Hope Day, a free community event to learn about all the mental health resources available in Stamford.
The amazing KHK student event planning committee has recruited more than 30 organizations to share information about mental health programs and services during Hope Day. Be sure to join KHK to learn about the calming effects of yoga, building confidence, developing a positive self-image, and more. For more information, click here.
Early Kindergarten Admission Assessments
Beginning this fall, children will need to be 5 years old on or before September 1 of the school year to be automatically eligible for kindergarten. If your child has a birthday later in the year, you may apply for early kindergarten admission. Please click here for more information and to schedule an appointment. If you have questions, please email email@example.com.
Reminder: Annual Physicals Required for Grades K, 7, and 10
Students entering kindergarten, Grade 7 and Grade 10 in Fall 2024 are required to have a recent annual physical on file with Stamford Public Schools. We recommend that you schedule your child’s physical around their birthday. It can be difficult to get an appointment right before school begins. Your child’s healthcare provider will need to complete this form for the school nurse.
If your child does not have a healthcare provider they see regularly, click here for a list of providers in Stamford that offer school physicals.
Board of Realtors School Visit
I want to thank members of the Stamford Board of Realtors for joining us for the monthly Realtors Visit to Stamford Public Schools. Thanks, also, to Rogers International School principal Cathy Cummings, the student ambassadors, and the entire Rogers school community for sharing the wonderful academic offerings and social emotional programs at Rogers.
We look forward to our next school visit in March!
Stay Safe and Healthy!
Dr. Tamu Lucero