2019 Open House Letter

Please click the link to read about our 2019 Open House happening Thursday, September 26th at 6pm. See letter for schedule! Hope to see you there!

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Welcome to the Green Acres Elementary School Website!
 
I am proud to be joining the amazing and talented staff of Green Acres as the new school principal. For the past 12 years, I have served the North Haven School District as principal of the Middle School. I am so excited and, along with the faculty, we are ready to begin the 2019-2020 school year! Our goal is to work with you and with your child to create a positive learning experience. It’s going to be a great learning year with the collaboration of faculty and staff, parents and community. From the first day of school when children arrive, we use the Responsive Classroom approach to help every child enter a warm and safe learning environment that supports them to take risks to learn and reach their full potential. This is the core principle behind Responsive Classroom and is our philosophy at Green Acres in reaching all of our students.
 
Our new, easier-to-navigate website will provide information throughout the school year. The student handbook, calendar, newsletter, and additional information will now be posted on the school and district websites in lieu of paper copies being sent home. Even with these technological advances, you will still receive some paper notices from school, the teachers and our P.T.A. Please be sure to look in your child’s backpack daily.
 
The district administrative team worked to develop the following North Haven Public Schools Vision Statement, Values and Core Beliefs:
 
North Haven Public Schools Vision Statement: As a result of their experience in the North Haven Public Schools, every student will acquire the skills necessary to meet the demands of the 21st century.
 
·          Faculty and staff have the capacity to contribute to continuous improvement in student achievement
·          District and school leadership must commit to improved student achievement
·          We must hold ourselves and each other to a standard of excellence and contribute to the positive school experience of all students
·          All students deserve highly effective instruction every day
·          Learning must be relevant, engaging, and challenging It is the expectation that the above statement, values and core beliefs will be the guiding force behind the work we do with all of the students in North Haven.
 
Green Acres is fortunate to be able to make available to your child one of two instructional programs. The Integrated Day and the Contemporary Program both address the curriculum and skills your child needs to know. Each has a different educational philosophy, assumptions, and structure and this enables the parent to make a choice. The Contemporary Program instruction takes place in single level classrooms and is a more traditional type of approach. The Integrated Day Program provides instruction in multi-grade classrooms and is based on the British primary school model. An information session is held in the spring to give parents the opportunity to learn more about each of these wonderful programs before making a decision.
 
We are the Green Acres Soaring Hawks! 
We expect that your child’s experiences at Green Acres Elementary School will start him/her on the road to ever-expanding opportunities. We emulate the characteristics of *responsible, respectful, and safe* Soaring Hawks. Kindness is spoken here as we set the stage for our guiding principles.
 
Parent, Family and Community support and cooperation are vital. 
Please stay informed and keep us informed of any changes that are important for us to know. We look forward to a thought-provoking and challenging year of student growth and relationship-building!
 
Sincerely, Philip Piazza, EdD
Principal, Green Acres Elementary School
We love Green Acres!

Mission Statement

It is the Mission of the North Haven Public Schools in collaboration with students, parents and community to develop responsible, educated and productive global citizens who can thrive in an ever-changing world.

News & Announcements

Open House

2019 Open House Letter

Please click the link to read about our 2019 Open House happening Thursday, September 26th at 6pm. See letter for schedule! Hope to see you there!
Powerschool Updates / Chromebooks

Student Information Updates

Please log-in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal to update your student's information prior to the beginning of the school year.
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Substitutes Wanted

Kelly Services is looking for substitute teachers and paraprofessionals
School buses

Bus Monitors Wanted

North Haven Public Schools is seeking both substitute and permanent Bus Monitors.

Events Calendar

Green Acres Classroom

Notice of Policy of Non-Discrimination

The Board of Education complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability (including pregnancy), veteran status or gender identity or expression, in any of its educational programs and activities, in employment and application for employment, and in admission and application for admission as required, subject to the conditions and limitations established by law. The Board’s prohibition of discrimination or harassment in its educational programs or activities expressly extends to academic, nonacademic and extracurricular activities, including athletics.
 
It is also the policy of the Board to provide for the prompt and equitable resolution of complaints alleging any discrimination on the basis of protected characteristics such as race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability (including pregnancy), veteran status or gender identity or expression.
 
Any student and/or parent/guardian, employee, or third party wishing to file a complaint regarding discrimination may obtain a copy of the Board’s non-discrimination complaint procedures and complaint forms, which are available online by CLICKING HERE or upon request from the main office of any district school. If a complaint involves allegations of discrimination or harassment based on reasons such as gender/sex or disability, such complaints will be handled under other appropriate policies prohibiting sexual harassment/discrimination or disability. Complaints of discrimination and/or harassment may also constitute bullying behavior under the Board’s Bullying Behavior in the Schools Policy.
 
Any student and/or parent/guardian, employee, or third party also may file a complaint with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education (“OCR”):
Office for Civil Rights, Boston Office
U.S. Department of Education
8th Floor
5 Post Office Square
Boston, MA 02109- 3921
(617) 289-0111
http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/howto.html
 
Any student and/or parent/guardian, employee, or third party may also file a complaint with the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities:
Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities
450 Columbus Blvd.
Hartford, CT 06103-1835
(800) 477-5737
 
Anyone who has questions or concerns about the Board’s policy on non-discrimination, or who would like a copy of the Board’s complaint procedures or complaint forms related to claims of discrimination, may contact:
Director of Student Services
Title IX Coordinator, Section 504 Coordinator
5 Linsley Street
North Haven, CT 06473
203-239-2581
 
Retaliation against any individual who complains pursuant to the Board’s policy and regulations is strictly prohibited. The district will take actions necessary to prevent retaliation as a result of filing a complaint.
 
Full Notice with Legal References
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