Good evening Sweeney Star families. This is a reminder that there is NO SCHOOL on this Friday, October 8th due to Staff Development day. There is also NO SCHOOL on Monday, October 11th due to Indigenous Peoples' Day.
Good evening Sweeney Stars, this is Katie Firth Interim principal. We have had a great week! Thank you to everyone who filled out the dismissal forms. More information will come out about that once we have them all sorted. You can use your Windham app to go to documents and click on the Digital Backpack Forms which has information about Biddy basketball and other community announcements. Thanks for all of your support!
Good evening, Sweeney Star families. This is Katie Firth, Interim Principal. For the peach-colored dismissal form that was sent home, please remember to write your child’s name on it or you can complete the electronic form. We need these forms (either electronically or by paper) by Friday October 1st . Thanks for your help with this. We hope you are interested in joining our PTO, and would love for your to send the purple sheet back so we can get you involved. I am looking forward to a GREAT week ahead with your students! 😊
Good afternoon Sweeney Stars! Your child is bringing home the following documents: • Attendance Highlights • Uniform Policy • PTO Form • Dismissal Form Please review these. The dismissal should be returned to school as soon as possible. You can also fill it out online by clicking the link below: https://forms.gle/RboVzeN8m4jjFrng7
Good evening Sweeney Stars! Please make sure you review the Parent/Student Handbook for information on school policies, attendance, and more! The handbook can be found under the For Families tab on our website.
We are loving our new app! Access documents, news updates, and even emergency notifications, right from your pocket. Download the app on Android: https://bit.ly/3jNvZEd or iPhone: https://apple.co/3jO9G1i.
Good afternoon Sweeney families. The bus company has informed us that the buses are running 15-20 minutes late due to an accident in town. We appreciate your patience. Buenas tardes familias de Sweeney. La compania de autobuses nos ha informado que hay un retraso de 15 a 20 minutos debido a un acidente en el pueblo. Apreciamos su paciencia.
Good evening Sweeney star families. This is Katie Firth, Interim Principal with your weekly update. This is a reminder that there is no school on Monday, Sept 6th due to Labor Day. Please make sure students are wearing sneakers daily. We greatly appreciate everyone’s patience and support with our new safer dismissal routine. The school opens its doors for students at 8:15. School starts promptly at 8:30, please make sure you are on time, every minute counts! Attendance matters, we are doing a competition for the whole school to see which class can have the BEST attendance! See you Tuesday on September 7th!
As we start our first full week of school, please remember to complete your Daily COVID Health Checklist. If you check any of the boxes, stay home and call our school nurse hotline at 860-465-2521. Thank you for keeping us in the wellness zone! You can read our Health & Safety Manual For Families & Staff Members online: www.windhamps.org/page/wellness-zone
All Windham Public Schools, including C. H. Barrows STEM Academy, are going to have an early dismissal tomorrow, Friday, August 27. Early dismissal times, which can be found on our website (https://5il.co/t2bd), are as follows: Windham High School – 11:20am Windham Middle School – 11:40am C. H. Barrows STEM Academy – 12:00pm Sweeney, North Windham, Natchaug, & Windham Center Schools – 12:30 Windham Early Childhood Center – 12:45 We appreciate those families who understand the need to call these early dismissals to ensure safety when we are dealing with excessive heat and a mask mandate in both our classrooms and on our school buses. Looking ahead at the forecast, things should cool off nicely as we end August and start off the month of September.
LAST NIGHT’S UPDATE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT: This is Dr. Tracy Youngberg, Superintendent of Schools, calling to welcome your children back to school on Thursday, August 26, our first full day together. We are very excited that all of our students will be back in person this school year. I want to remind everyone that masks are mandated in our schools and offices per the Governor’s Executive Order. In addition to the mask mandate, we will continue to follow the recommended mitigation strategies designed to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 in our schools. The Department of Public Health continues to view vaccination as the number one prevention strategy. Vaccinations, as you know, are available to anyone 12 years and older. Please visit the district’s website for specific details shared with you in video format on how we will work to keep our schools in the Wellness Zone: www.windhamps.org/page/reopening-covid Video in English: www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbeT7yAV_is Video in Spanish: www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWNamN1Rlqc Have a great night everyone, and we will see you for the first day of school on Thursday, August 26.
EVENT POSTPONED! Windham Public School’s Welcome Back-Pack Drive has been postponed to Tuesday, August 24 from 3:30-5PM due to the weather. Stop by Recreation Park on Tuesday for a vaccine clinic and a backpack giveaway! One backpack per child present.
WPS WELCOME BACK-PACK DRIVE: Stop by Rec Park this coming Monday, August 23, 3:30-5PM for a vaccine clinic and a backpack giveaway! One backpack per child present. Subject to change depending on weather.
This is a message from Windham Public School’s Before and After School Program. We are informing families that programs will be starting on Monday, August 30, 2021. Please make separate arrangements for childcare for the first two days of school. We also had to adjust program hours since school day times have changed. Sweeney, North Windham, Windham Center, and Natchaug Elementary After School Program hours are 3-5:30pm, Monday through Friday. C. H. Barrows STEM Academy hours are 2:40-5:40pm, Monday through Friday. Our Before School Program will also begin on Monday August, 30, with student drop-off starting at 7am. Please find a letter posted on our website for more information: https://5il.co/xiv7. You may also contact 860-465-2595 with questions. Thank you.
Families, check out our 21-22 Bus Bus Stop Listing and Schedule online (https://www.windhamps.org/page/transportation)! You can also read our Transportation Guidelines Letter for more information.
As of this evening, electricity, phones, and internet have been restored at all Windham Public Schools. Thank you for your patience as our IT team worked with our provider to resolve this issue.
As of early this morning, all Windham Public Schools have no phones or internet. Sweeney Elementary and Windham Middle School have no electricity. Thank you for your patience as our electric company is currently on-site working to resolve this issue. We will keep you updated of any changes.
As of this early this morning, all Windham Public Schools have no phones or internet. Sweeney Elementary and Windham Middle School have no electricity. Thank you for your patience as our electric company is currently on-site working to resolve this issue. We will keep you updated of any changes.
DIGITAL BACKPACK: FIND BACK-TO-SCHOOL LETTERS - Click on "Digital Backpack" in the header of our website at the very top to view back-to-school letters that were mailed districtwide (https://www.windhamps.org/browse/234805). Read the Welcome Letter from the Superintendent, read up on Transportation Guidelines, check out the school year calendar, and learn about the Community Eligibility Provision.
Need help buying school clothes for your children attending grades K through 8 ? Eligible parents can choose to purchase two uniform shirts OR receive a voucher to purchase needed clothing at a local store. ¿Necesita ayuda para comprar ropa escolar para su niños que asisten a los grados K a 8? Los padres elegibles pueden elegir comprar dos camisas de uniforme O recibir un cupón para comprar necesario ropa en una tienda local.