Student and Staff Recognition

Superintendent

Contact Information

Patricia A. Ciccone
Superintendent

pciccone@westbrookctschools.org

860-399-6432

Letter from the Superintendent Regarding Health Concerns - 9/26/2018

Dear Westbrook School Community:


You may have heard that our school district has been experiencing a couple cases of Hand, Foot and Mouth disease recently. To date, we have four confirmed cases district• wide and that is certainly not an epidemic. Nonetheless, I want to share some information and the simple measures that can be taken to prevent its origin and its spread. 

The link below will provide steps that we can all take to understand the symptoms of Hand, Foot and Mouth disease, information on its course and how to protect and stop the outbreak.  This information will be found on our Health Department  web page that is created and monitored by our school nurses. As you read through the information on this issue and the power of good personal hygiene and environmental cleaning and disinfecting practices, please know that we are already upgrading our daily cleaning and disinfecting of our school facilities.  As a reminder, per our district policy, students must be fever free for 24 hours and with no open sores, in order to return to school.


https://www.healthychildren.org/Enqlish/health-issues/conditions/infections/Paqes/Hand-Foot-and-Mouth-Disease.aspx


Thank you for your consideration of this non-life threatening health update and please contact your child's primary care provider with any questions or concerns regarding this information. Of course, I am happy to discuss our school district response to this and other health issues at any time.

Patricia A. Ciccone,

Superintendent

News and Anouncements

  • Early Dismissal on Wednesday, November 21, 2018

    Students at Daisy Ingraham Elementary School will be dismissed at 1 pm on Wednesday, November 21, for the Thanksgiving Holiday.  School will resume on Monday, November 26.

    We wish all a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving weekend.  We remain so very grateful for the support of our Daisy families and staff in the work with our students, every day.

    Warmly,

    Ruth W. Rose, Principal

    Daisy Ingraham Elementary School
  • Spamalot Postponed

    Due to the inclement weather, Thursday evening's performance of Spamalot has been postponed.  The rescheduled performance will take place on Saturday, November 17th at 2:00 in the afternoon.  Tickets are available to the community and may be reserved through the online link below or via text or voicemail at 860.884.0051.
     
    Ticket holders for the Thursday evening performance may exchange them for the Saturday matinee.  Please know there are still tickets available for Friday and Saturday evenings, should you prefer, you may exchange for one of those performances until sold out. 
     
    Please note that the online link will remain live until 1:30 p.m. on Friday, November 16th.  After this time please leave a  text or voicemail to 860.884.0051.
    Westbrook High School
  • WHS Music Food Drive

    On behalf of WHS Music and the Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries, we would like to thank you for your generous donations to our Fall Concert Food Drive. As you can see in the pictures below, WHS Music students all lent a hand to deliver the donations to the pantry at St. Mark's, where the items were very happily received by the food pantry staff. 
     
    Together, we collected 270 pounds of food and $40 in cash donations which, according to food pantry statistics, amounts to approximately 350 meals. This is is now our benchmark for what we hope becomes a growing annual tradition!
     
    WHS Music invited SSKP staff to attend our Fall Food Drive Concert on Thursday, Oct. 25, where Executive Director Ellen Rabin was publicly recognized for the important work she and her staff perform for our community.
     
    Attached is a copy of the concert program - in additional to the music we performed, you will also find information about how to give or get help from SSKP. Should any of you be interested in volunteering, donating, encouraging students to volunteer, or sharing information with a family in need, take a look in the program or visit the SSKP website at www.shorelinesoupkitchens.org.
     
    Thanks again for your support of WHS Music and the Westbrook community at large.
     
    Sincerely,
    Rachael Allen & Eric Gerhardt
    WHS Music
    Westbrook High School
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences - Nov. 14, 2018

    Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Wednesday, November 14 from 1:00 - 6:00 PM.   Appointments may be made through the following website:  http://westbrookhs.schoolappointments.com   

    Please click the link below to view the parent letter that contains information as to how to set up your account and schedule your appointments:

     

    Westbrook High School
  • Join us for the Westbrook High School Theatre's production of Spamalot!

    On November 15th, 16th, and 17th, we will be performing Spamalot.  Order tickets online or visit our theatre page for more information!

    Westbrook High School
  • FALL FUN ON OCTOBER 31, 2018

    Please read the attached re: important events taking place at Daisy on October 31, 2018.

    Thank you!

    Ruth W. Rose, Principal

     

    Daisy Ingraham Elementary School
  • Students present at the National Education Association New England Aspiring Educators' Conference

    Westbrook High Teen Leadership/School Climate Students presented at the National Education Association New England Aspiring Educators' Conference on Sunday, October 21st at the Heritage Hotel in Southbury, CT. 

    Their topic was as follows:

    “Working with Students as Resources to enhance Social Emotional Learning in a School Setting

     Westbrook High School students shared first hand their training through the National School Climate Center and the ways to promote working with Students as Resources rather than objects or recipients in a school setting. The foundations of school climate training and Social Emotional Learning are a national trend for schools to promote safe, supportive learning environments that nurture social and emotional, civic, and academic growth for students. Westbrook High School is the first high school in the country to adopt the National School Climate Standards and a pioneer in promoting engagement through the training of students as well as faculty and staff. This workshop  provided not only valuable information included from school climate training but gave ideas, shared experiences and allowed for participation in a variety of related activities. This seminar was given to college students from eight different states attending the weekend long conference.  The NEA and CEA has never before included student presentations at their conference. 

    Westbrook High School
  • DAISY FAMILY PTO PICNIC POSTPONED DUE TO RAIN!

    Dear Daisy Families & Staff,

    In consultation with our Daisy PTO,  and in light of rainy weather, we have decided to postpone our Family Picnic, which was to be held this evening, to a later date.  There is also rain in the forecast for tomorrow/Thursday, Sept. 13, so we have decided to postpone to a future date.  We will announce that date as soon as possible.

    So sorry, but this traditional, outside picnic is best held in good weather, which we hope to have soon : )

    Thanks for your flexibility and enjoy your day!

    Ruth W. Rose, Principal

    Daisy Ingraham Elementary School
  • DAISY ANNUAL PTO FAMILY PICNIC, WED., SEPT. 12, 5-7 pm

    Daisy Families and Staff,

    Please join us for the Annual Daisy PTO Family Picnic, to be held this Wednesday, Sept. 12, from 5-7 pm, on the Daisy playground, paved area and soccer field.  Rain date is Thursday, Sept. 13.

    The PTO will be grilling hamburgers and hotdogs (available for $1 each).   Water and soft drinks will also be available.  Families are asked to bring a dish or dessert to share.  It is a wonderful event to informally mingle and meet up with new and old friends from school.

    Hope to see you there!

    Ruth W. Rose, Principal

    Daisy Ingraham Elementary School
  • FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS--AUGUST 29, 2018

    We look forward to welcoming our students and families back to school on Wednesday, August 29.

    Please open the attached letter to read a welcome letter from our Principal, Ruth W. Rose.

    Daisy Ingraham Elementary School

District Events

  • Daisy Holiday Fair

    Daisy Ingraham Elementary School
  • WMS LIBRARY

    WMS PTO MEETING

    Westbrook Middle School
  • WHS Auditorium

    Small Ensembles Concert

    Westbrook High School
  • WMS LIBRARY

    WMS HOMEWORK CLUB

    Westbrook Middle School
  • WMS CAFETERIA

    WMS STUDENT COUNCIL MEETING

    DANCE SET-UP

    Westbrook Middle School
  • WMS CAFETERIA

    WMS STUDENT COUNCIL DANCE

    Westbrook Middle School
  • WMS LIBRARY

    WMS HOMEWORK CLUB

    Westbrook Middle School
  • ROOM 115

    WMS ART CLUB

    Westbrook Middle School
  • ROOM 206

    WMS MATH COUNTS

    Westbrook Middle School
  • ROOM 203

    WMS NEWSPAPER CLUB

    Westbrook Middle School
  • WMS MATH OLYMPIADS

    WMS MATH OLYMPIADS

    ROOM 107

    Westbrook Middle School
  • WMS LIBRARY

    WMS HOMEWORK CLUB

    Westbrook Middle School
  • Early Dismissal

    Westbrook Public Schools
  • Winter Recess

    Westbrook Public Schools
  • Christmas Eve - Buildings Closed

    Westbrook Public Schools
View Monthly Calendar

Letter From the Superintendent Regarding the School Shooting in Texas on May 18, 2018

May 18, 2018

Dear Parents/Guardians and Staff,

 Once again, we find ourselves stunned by yet another school shooting; this one at Santa Fe High School in Texas.  In light of this tragic news and the even more tragic realization that our country has experienced 22 school and soft-target shootings since January 1st of this year, it is not surprising that our thoughts are with those who have lost loved ones and those who have been injured  in this latest attack.

 With every such devastating event, we are reminded that the safety/security of our students is our top priority.  In that commitment, I once again want to assure our community that we take safety and security seriously and work daily to practice our schools’ safety procedures.  And, as with each tragic event we have experienced in the past, I hope the resources available on www.westbrookctschools.org will help you and your students to cope with this most recent tragedy.   Please feel free to share the approved resource information with other families and friends as well.  Our school support professionals and I hope that these resources will be helpful to you.

 As always, please contact me via email at pciccone@westbrookctschools.org or phone at 860-399-6432 with any questions or concerns regarding school violence issues and talking with children about it.

 

Immigration Resources: Connecticut Family Preparedness Plan

For your convenience, the State of CT has developed a resource toolkit for individuals and families with immigration concerns. Please read CT's description of the resource tools and go directly to the state website by clicking on the Plan version of your choice or the hyperlink below.

"To assist families who have concerns about immigration enforcement, particularly in regards to to the possibility of the deportation or detainment of guardians and the impact that it could have on their children, the State of Connecticut has developed a useful toolkit that people can utilize.  There is no cost to utilize any of the documents contained in the toolkit, and neither attorneys nor court action are needed.  If you are worried about what will happen to your children if you are detained or deported, you should make a family preparedness plan.  We hope that you never have to use your plan, but having one may help reduce the stress of the unexpected."

Family Preparedness Plan

Plan de preparacion familiar

State of CT link to the Resource Toolkit

For additional information on preparing your family, knowing your rights and finding legal representation, visit http://ctheretostay.org