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Parent Resources

The Greenwich Public Schools value a strong partnership between families and schools in contributing to the academic, personal and interpersonal growth of every student. 

To that end, the categories below provide information and links for parent resources to keep families informed and engaged in their child/ren's learning experience.

Curriculum Information

Greenwich Public Schools believes that a coherent, articulated PK-12 Standards-Based Curriculum supports all learners (adults and students) in creating and engaging in high impact learning tasks that ensure students develop and demonstrate the Vision of the Graduate capacities. 

It is important to us to engage families as partners in learning. More information on curriculum can be found on the District Curriculum Section of the website.

Student Information Systems (Aspen, Schoology, Naviance & ParentLink)

Aspen: 

Aspen, the District's student information system (SIS), maintains student contact information, attendance records, and at the secondary level, assignment grades and report cards. 

Parent account credentials are issued to parents of secondary students (grades 6-12) upon registration via email notification.  If you have forgotten your credentials, follow the "I forgot my password" link using your primary email address for both the Login ID and Primary Email fields.   If you do not know your primary email, you can obtain it from your school main office.

Schoology:

Schoology is the learning management system where teachers link documents and resources, give quizzes, host discussions, and allow for online submissions of some assignments. This is not where posted grades are kept.

Some elementary teachers may use Schoology for homework, but they are not required to do so. Parents may monitor their student’s Schoology account usage by asking their child to provide their login credentials. Students log into Schoology via http://schoology.greenwich.k12.ct.us.

Questions about homework or posted items should be directed to the class teacher.

Naviance:

Naviance is a web-based tool used by students and parents to assist in achieving goals set forth in individual Student Success Plans, which include future educational and career goals. 

For more information see the GHS School Counseling page College Process / Post High School and Transition Planning.

ParentLink:

ParentLink is the District's mass electronic notification system. It is used by the District and School leaders to communicate important information to parents, including emergency alerts. The main telephone number and email address you provide as part of the registration process are accessed for this communication resource. Please be sure you provide up to date contact information to your child's school office staff in order to ensure timely receipt of information.

Tips for Student/Parent Connection (Educational, Health, Safety)

The District wants to partner with parents on sharing important resources for connecting with their child(ren) for their educational, personal and interpersonal needs. 

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Screen Time

Greenwich Public Schools wants to partner with parents to ensure balanced learning between human collaboration and technology as a tool. We've provided instructions on how to track your child's iPad screen time.

Sexting

We are often asked by parents for information and resources about discussing sensitive subjects with their child(ren). This video was produced for parents as informational by the Rowan Center. It depicts the importance of starting the conversation with your teenage child(ren) about the consequences of sexting. 

 

Please provide feedback by following this survey link.

Smoking/E-Cigarettes

The State of Connecticut's State Board of Education recently shared information in response to a Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) press release regarding the dangers of nicotine addition in youth populations. This document provides links to reports as well as links to numerous resources for avoiding or reducing nicotine use in middle and high school students, including e-cigarettes. 

Other Resources for Parents (Parent Meetings, New Family Info., Strategic Plan)

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Parent Meetings

Pre-K Parent Chats:

We realize that raising a preschool child can provide you with many challenges. It is our hope to support you by providing regularly scheduled "Parent Chats" giving us all the opportunity to share successes and challenges we are experiencing at home. Our role is to facilitate and support you in developing strategies to help you and your child. We will provide you with lots of resources and ideas that are easily used at home. Come listen to other parents who are dealing with many of the same challenges and find ways to make life easier at home! There will be two opportunities monthly to participate. Flyers will be sent out monthly as a reminder. 

More details are available in English and Spanish


GPS Safety Forum:

At the request of our Greenwich Public Schools' PTA members, the District will host a Safety Forum on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 7:00PM at Greenwich High School's Media Center. All are welcomed to attend this event to learn more about safety at GPS, and to hear from and meet some of the people who oversee safety at our schools. 

On the Safety Forum's panel will be Greenwich Police Department's Chief Heavey; Director of Security for GPS, Tom Bobkowski; and Superintendent for GPS, Dr. Toni Jones. 

New Family FAQ

As a new family joining the Greenwich Public School District, you may have questions. There is an extensive list of Frequently Asked Questions available to you. 

Strategic Plan

The Greenwich Public Schools (GPS) 2015-2020 Strategic Plan is designed to achieve the Mission, Vision and Strategic Goals for academic, personal and interpersonal growth by providing personalized learning opportunities for each student. Personalized Learning is a teacher facilitated process that provides each student with meaningful choice, guided by a standards based curriculum, in what, where, how and at what pace and appropriate depth they learn, based on individual strengths, needs, motivations, interests, goals and cultural background*.

There is more information on the Strategic Plan and District survey results available

District Newsletter

Stay informed on all of the great programming, events and activities happening across our entire District by subscribing to the weekly newsletter, the "District Digest."