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PARKWAY SCHOOL

 

September 2020

Welcome to Parkway School!

Parkway School is located on eighteen beautiful acres, north of the Merritt Parkway, in what locals describe as “backcountry” Greenwich. Flanked by rolling hills, country roads, and all of the goodness that nature has to offer, Parkway School is one of eleven elementary schools that serve the town of Greenwich, Connecticut.

Home to approximately 230 students, Parkway has three kindergarten classes this year and two classes on each grade level from grade 1 through grade five. With its intimate size, Parkway boasts a tight-knit school community where everyone knows each other by name and greets each other with a smile and a helping hand.

This summer a great deal of time and care has been spent by our staff to take the state and district reopening plans and create a safe and engaging school environment for our students. With changes to our physical plant and strict adherence to the three critical safety strategies - mask-wearing, social distancing, and hand washing/sanitizing - our school is taking every possible precaution to provide our students and staff with a safe and healthy learning environment.

 

Parkway School follows the rigorous curriculum of the Greenwich Public Schools, which is rooted in the Connecticut Core Standards. Parkway students routinely exceed state and local standards in their performance in Reading/Language Arts and Math as measured by the Smarter Balanced Assessment and local curriculum-based assessments. The school’s staff includes a cadre of experienced teachers and specialists who work together to meet the unique learning needs of all of our students so that all of our students grow and progress to the highest levels.

Social-Emotional Learning is an integral part of our program. Parkway School follows the district norms (“Be Here, Be Safe, Be Honest, Care for Self And Others, and Let Go and Move On”) to consistently model and reinforce positive behavior. Our school subscribes to the Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) approach, and values and teaches Mindfulness to our students to give them the tools they need to initiate friendships, to peacefully resolve conflict, and make responsible decisions.

As part of the district’s digital learning commitment, all Parkway students and staff have iPads that are used to enhance classroom instruction and help facilitate personalized learning. Students at every level begin the year by taking a Digital Citizenship course to learn how to be responsible users and consumers of the technology.

Please come and visit our lovely campus, where the timeless bounties of nature serve as the backdrop for a comprehensive and innovative education for our students.

Mary Grandville

Principal