We invite you to take a few minutes to view the 2013 State of the Schools report. This document contains achievements throughout the Guilford Public Schools over the past year and initiatives for the 2013-14 school year. State of the Schools 2013
Security Update From Superintendent
April 10, 2013 - Since December, our schools and our community have partnered to review, modify, and implement comprehensive security procedures and plans to ensure the safety of our students and staff in our buildings. The safety of every child is our greatest responsibility. (more)
Construction Documents for New GHS
On February 4, 2013, Superintendent Paul Freeman presented the Construction Documents for the new Guilford High School to the Board of Education. For more information and to view the plans, please visit the Superintendent's Page
Common Core State Standards
Guilford Public Schools is currently implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). CCSS is based on the principle that academic standards in literacy and mathematics should be consistent across districts and states, relevant to the real world, and reflect the knowledge and skills needed by students to be prepared for college and careers in our global economy.
The implementation of the CCSS will continue to improve educational outcomes for Guilford students. This effort will build on what we are already doing well, allow us to clarify expectations at each grade level, and assess students’ knowledge based on the updated standards.
For more information about the Common Core, please link here.
2012-2013 District Goals
The Institute for Learning
Guilford Public School District has been a member district of the Institute for Learning (IFL) at the University of Pittsburgh for the past five years. As a result of the partnership with IFL, Guilford continues to work on the implementation of the Principles of Learning – giving all students the opportunity to reach or exceed world class standards. Two fundamental beliefs drive our practice: 1.) Effort creates ability and 2.) Discipline-specific content knowledge and pedagogy is important for high student achievement.
GHS CONSTRUCTION PROJECT - IMPACT ON FIELDS & PARKING LOTSPlease link below for information on the start of construction on the new Guilford High School and its impact on fields and parking lots.
DESTRUCTION OF HEALTH RECORDSHealth records of Guilford students born between 1/1/89 - 12/31/89 will be destroyed after 6/28/13. Please contact the GPS Health Services Coordinator if you would like your records at (203) 453-2741, ext. 241.
BREAKFAST IS NOW SERVED IN GUILFORD'S ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
HEALTH NEWS - WHEN TO KEEP YOUR CHILDREN HOMEThe following link will provide details on when children must stay home from school when they are ill. Guidelines from GPS Health Services
RESOURCES TO HELP SUPPORT CHILDREN
National Association of School Psychologists: Talking to Children About Violence
The National Association of School Psychologists has additional resources on their website at NASP.American Psychological Association: Helping Your Children Manage Distress
Guilford Public Schools is committed to recycling in all of our school buildings. A link to a poster explaining what can and cannot be recycled at home is available here.
EATING & LIVING HEALTHY
Guilford Public Schools is collaborating with Dr. Deborah Kennedy to provide easy ways to improve children's diets and activity levels to live healthier.
The U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services and Education have launched a redesigned Stop Bullying website to encourage children, parents, teachers and communities to take action to stop and prevent bullying.
GUILFORD GOES GREEN
Please visit this independently maintained website for information on recycling including details on the Guilford Public Schools Recycling program.
D.A.Y. COMMUNITY FORUM - Developmental Assets Survey ResultsMay 21 from 6-8pm at the Community Center. Guilford D.A.Y. presents the results of the 2nd Developmental Assets Survey taken by students in grades 7-12.
GHS PROJECT GRADUATION 2013
Learn more about the all-night, substance free celebration for our graduates.
GHS ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTION
Become a Program Patron
GUILFORD HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING PROJECT
BATTLE OF THE BANDS - MAY 22nd - Winner plays at the Guilford Fireworks (more)
For information about organizations in Guilford that serve our youth, please link here.
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This site is the official web site of the Guilford Public Schools (GPS), Guilford, Connecticut. Links to web sites outside of the GPS structure are for the convenience of the user. Such use does not constitute an official endorsement or approval by the GPS. The Guilford Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, national/ethnic origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, or disability in its programs, activities, and employment practices. Questions or complaints related to Title IX should be directed to Anne Keene, Assistant Superintendent, 55 Park St., Guilford, CT 06437 or at 203-453-8216; questions or complaints related to disabilities, should be directed to Patricia Brett, Director of Pupil Services, 280 South Union St. Guilford, CT or 203-453-0128.