Dear Cromwell Community: At last night’s Board of Education meeting, there was a discussion regarding the continuation of a half day release for students on Wednesdays at all four schools for the month of March. It has been decided beginning March 3, 2021 both Cromwell High School (CHS) and Cromwell Middle School (CMS) will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Woodside Intermediate School (WIS) and Edna C. Stevens School (ECS) will be dismissed at 12:10 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be served. We will re-evaluate this plan at the end of March and we will update you of any changes to the schedule moving forward.
Dear Cromwell Community Members, Due to predicted weather conditions for tomorrow, Friday, February 19, 2021, Cromwell Public Schools will be a remote learning day.
Due to predicted weather conditions for today, Thursday, February 18, 2021, Cromwell Public Schools will be dismissing early today as follows: CMS and CHS at 11:30 a.m. lunch will be served before dismissal. ECS and WIS at 12:10 p.m. lunch will be served before dismissal. All after school activities have been cancelled.
Due to predicted weather conditions for tomorrow, Tuesday, February 9, 2021, Cromwell Public Schools will be a remote learning day. All offices will be closed and staff will work remotely from home.
Due to inclement weather, Cromwell Public Schools will have a two hour delay tomorrow, Monday, February 8, 2021.
Due to predicted weather conditions for tomorrow, Monday, February 1, 2021, Cromwell Public Schools will be a remote learning day.
I would like to share some great news from CIRMA. Cromwell Public Schools has received one of the four 2021 CIRMA Excellence Risk Management Awards. We were selected under the category of Establishing Risk Management as an Organizational Priority. This award can be presented to any CT Public School District or Municipality. The most wonderful thing about this award is that we were nominated by CIRMA for the many changes that the district has made to establish robust risk management programs to transform our workplace into a safe working environment. After speaking with Mr. Ian Havens who works very closely with our district, he was thrilled to inform me that Cromwell Public Schools will be honored with this award. I know that it is always a team effort when we earn awards as a district; however, I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge the hard work of Mrs. Michele DiMauro, Director of Human Resources, for ensuring that CPS has made this an organizational priority for us. We all know that taking good care of our employees, will only help them take care of our most valuable asset, our students! Enza Macri, Ed.D. Superintendent of Schools
This is a message from the Office of the Superintendent of Cromwell Public Schools. Although students are learning virtually today, school will be dismissed at 11:30 for Cromwell Middle School and Cromwell High School and at 12:10 for Edna C. Stevens School and Woodside Intermediate School. Have fun playing in the snow! Thank you and be safe.
The Cromwell High School TRI-M Music Honor Society in partnership with the CHS Performing Arts Boosters would like to officially present & open ticket sales for: BINGO WITH SANTA Ticket sales are NOW OPEN- $5 per bingo card (link below) When: December 22nd- 7pm Where: Zoom Link (to be sent out to patrons one hour before event). Families, Children, Adults ONE AND ALL are welcome to join the one and only Santa Claus for: BINGO with Santa! Bingo winners will receive various gift cards to national and local stores and online businesses (we will update the prize list as items become available). We will cap each bingo session at 50 people. Once we reach 50 people we will open up a second zoom session for later in the evening. We hope you will all consider joining us on December 22nd @7pm! Happy Holidays from the CHS Music Department! https://chs-bingowithsanta.square.site
CROMWELL PUBLIC SCHOOLS CURRENT LEARNING MODEL STATUS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2020 As of today, the following is Cromwell Public Schools current learning model status: CHS will participate in the virtual learning model from November 12th - November 25th; CMS will participate in the virtual learning model from November 17th - November 25th; ECS and WIS will continue in-person learning until further notice. However, if your child(ren) attend/s ECS and/or WIS and you would like them to participate in virtual learning, please contact the school principal by email this evening or tomorrow morning and they will arrange for virtual learning.
TECH SUPPORT: If the student’s device is broken or not working properly, please contact our IT Department at TechSupport@cromwell.k12.ct.us or call 860-632-3544 to arrange a time to drop off the device. Our tech department will troubleshoot any issues you may be having.
On behalf of Cromwell Public Schools, we thank Commissioner Cardona from the State Department of Education for his visit to Cromwell Middle School. https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/cromwell?__eep__=6&source=feed_text&epa=HASHTAG&__xts__=68.ARAEvJDuuoYlke2-vxYghTEUHbAbS87_5ZFRY0acnRa4GDSVxdoekjkD7OCZHzzSpmqU4k2vJjMakAG2xS4FM1G4Rg1THFEJxW6VVIxDlAyRuYA_0Q7OnUJk8Ov4TDpG5aoRAIbGY37UdKGEiy6-vgWo-6KW6ztXIU7TjWr0BQMJ2rXpx9haVIfHJ13jjmA50qpo_72xGHCwUihIKBF1soILW1D31fgDntdntYCt0boa0-riXadqrKJ6k1OLN3jXtF5gb6Yj_Q1U_Kd0WkYVVFiUuiOSXdPCGp8sYRNG23lbrI8nbXMUwBLBoK7W07Ogm1OZyUqZRKUb_ldiGVNQlFVYzA&__tn__=*NK-R
Please click on the link below for the Free Meals for all Cromwell Public Schools Students letter. https://5il.co/kx2d
Please click on the link below for the Superintendent's Welcome Back Letter 2020 https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vRHv9bIcIYJY1ezL-iUoi-r5rn8Wj26AgB5gylZ2BNDfOcgRUX7rxfkVP4KR2VAPNtKtoNfqkRn7Di6/pub
Please click on link below for an update from the Superintendent of Schools and webinar link. https://5il.co/j8o5
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1h5Ir0o57zT5xKafCagqv6oUA8RHj0WYQDgim-JD8bvw/edit?usp=sharing Please click link for: Cromwell Public Schools COVID-19 Reopen Schools Plan: Collaborative, Innovative, and Equitable
https://5il.co/ist4 Please click link - 7/29/20 Reopen Letter to Families and Staff from Superintendent of Schools
Dear Cromwell Public Schools Families, We hope you are well and enjoying your summer. Just a reminder that if you have not already done so, please respond to the survey links below regarding your students’ return to school. We need to collect this information from families so that we may begin to develop our academic programing and make the necessary adjustments to the classrooms and learning environments. Each school has a designated link. Be sure to respond to the link for which each child will be attending in the fall. Please respond on behalf of each child you have in Cromwell Public Schools. If you have already responded, you should not respond again. The survey will close on July 8th. After that point, school leaders will be reaching out to those families that have not responded. Thank you for your support in helping us to plan for the safest possible return to school for our students. Cromwell High School Cromwell Middle School Woodside Intermediate School Edna C. Stevens Elementary School We are looking forward to seeing our students in the fall! Enjoy your summer.
Dear Graduates and Families, Please come and help us celebrate our seniors! The Senior Drive portion of the graduation ceremony is to be held on June 15th (rain date is June 16th). The Senior Drive is a town-wide Senior Parade. Please read information below carefully. A procession will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m. from Watrous Park on graduation day. Seniors please arrive at Watrous Park no later than 12:45 p.m. In collaboration with the Cromwell Police and Health Departments – the following perimeters must be followed: 1. Two seniors are able to drive in one car at the same time as long as they are legally allowed to carry a passenger. Masks must be worn. 2. Two seniors are able to drive in one car at the same time with a parent. Masks must be worn. High school teachers will help organize this event under the direction of the Cromwell Police Department. Based on the Police Department’s calculations, the Senior Parade will be back at Watrous Park around 3:00 p.m. to pick up any graduates that were unable to participate in the town-wide parade and start the original path parade by the schools, ending at Cromwell High School. After the parade is concluded, you will wait for your assigned time to come to CHS to receive your diploma. Please see the attached Senior Parade route by street to be shared with family and friends.
Cromwell Listens Podcast with Dr. Macri, May 20, 2020 "Dr. Enza Macri provides much-needed information and insight into the plans and preparations for Cromwell public schools during this challenging time. Touching on subjects ranging from Cronwell High School graduation to the upcoming Fall semester, Dr. Macri reassures parents that education will continue in a safe environment, following all appropriate guidelines, for all students and that her top priority is to maintain the high standards for which our Community’s schools have come to be known. We hope you enjoy this interview as much as we enjoyed speaking with Dr. Macri." https://anchor.fm/james-matthew-neeland/episodes/Interview-with-Cromwell-Superintendent-of-Schools-Dr--Enza-Macri--May-20th--2020-eeanuj
Dear CPS Community, This morning, Governor Lamont, made an executive decision to close school for the remainder of the school year. CPS students will continue to participate in the Phase 3 Virtual Learning Plan for the remainder of the school year. The last day of Virtual Learning will be on June 15, 2020. More information regarding graduation and promotion ceremonies along with other end of year activities will be forthcoming from school principals. Thank you for all of your support during this very challenging time. We miss our students very much but understand that the governor’s decision to close school the remainder of the year was based on the safety of our students and staff. It is my sincere hope that your families are healthy and safe. Dr. Enza Macri Superintendent Cromwell Public Schools
Dear CPS Community, I hope you are all staying healthy and safe. As we approach the end of week one of Cromwell’s Phase II Virtual Learning Plan, it is important that we keep the mental health and well-being of our students, educators and families at the forefront of all of our decisions. In a couple of weeks, we will administer a survey to all stakeholders to gather information regarding how we can continue to support our students and families as we make plans to move forward. Below are updates that are available at this time: 1. Report cards for quarter 3 at CMS and CHS will go out on April 22nd. Grades closed on March 13th but students have until April 9th to turn in any outstanding assignments. 2. April Break will take place from 4/10 to 4/17. Although students and teachers will be on vacation, teachers will provide optional assignments for those students that want to remain engaged in their academics. Teachers will be available for daily virtual instruction on Monday, April 20th. We are following the original school calendar. 3. Reminder that any feedback about the Virtual Learning Plan and/or district operations can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org; we will send out weekly parent/community updates each Wednesday that school is in session. 4. Grab and Go meals will be available at ECS next week. Meals will continue to be disseminated on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays between 10:00-12:00 pm. 5. Schools are in the process of forming committees to brainstorm graduation/promotion alternatives for the end of the year. We will send out more details as we have them. Please enjoy the Holiday weekend and take good care. Sincerely, Enza
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Dear CPS Community, We are approaching the end of the original two weeks closure period and as the seriousness of the situation continues, we find ourselves away from the traditional classroom for longer. We will be phasing out our Interim Learning Opportunities and starting on Monday, April 6, 2020 we will be implementing a plan with more structure and accountability. In these uncertain times, it has been necessary for us to balance the most urgent needs of the families and student academics. As this will be the new normal for the near future, we are going to begin to normalize virtual learning as well. We appreciate your patience as our teachers are expected to instruct in a manner that they have never done before and are learning virtually as well. A letter will go out to families soon with further information as to how Cromwell Public Schools will be moving forward. In the meantime, we are also still waiting for guidance from the Commissioner of Education regarding many of these matters. Please feel free to contact the Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Dr. Keri MacLean, at email@example.com so that she can provide assistance if you should need it. Please be well. Thank you, Enza Enza Macri, Ed.D. Superintendent Cromwell Public Schools
Due to COVID 19, Governor Lamont has extended the school closure date until April 20, 2020. Our administrators and teachers will remain in contact with our students/families regarding the continuation of Interim Learning opportunities.
Please check your email regarding COVID-19 Update 3-17-20. The update is also available on our Cromwell Public Schools Facebook page and in our News section on this website.
Beginning Wednesday, March 18th, breakfast and lunch packaged meals will be available for pick up at Edna C. Stevens School (ECS). Grab and go meals for two days will be provided on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at ECS from 9:00 am -12:00 pm until further notice. Once you arrive, there will be structures in place to maintain a reasonable and safe flow of people. Stay healthy!
CPS will be closed effective Monday, March 16th – 27th related to COVID-19
There will be a half day on Wednesday, March 11th as scheduled. There will also be a half day on Thursday, March 12th to allow teachers to plan for distance learning opportunities.
Congrats to Olivia Polkowski! Her segment piece on “Over scheduled Teens” aired on Fox 61 Student News today. https://fox61.com/2020/01/24/fox61-student-news-students-coping-with-over-scheduling/
The Teacher of the Year nomination forms are now available. It is a great way to recognize excellence of an outstanding teacher in the system.
Due to predicted weather conditions all school activities for Saturday, January 18th have been cancelled.
Congratulations Cromwell District Teacher of the Year Christi Dooley!
The PowerSchool portal has been opened. If you are using the PowerSchool App our district code is. TJTX.
We are excited to announce that we are now offering the convenience of online registration for all Cromwell High School sports. Link can be found under Athletics on our CHS webpage. https://www.familyid.com/organizations/cromwell-high-school