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Griswold Engage

Griswold Engage is a one-click, easy access page that presents essential information from our district. We will post relevant information about initiatives, work, and growth as a community frequently on this page.

 

Timely Resources

GPS Climate Surveys

We're reaching out to invite you to share your invaluable perspective in our annual school climate survey. Your anonymous participation will help us improve our programming, communication, and overall engagement within our school community. By lending your voice, you play a crucial role in shaping a positive and dynamic environment for our students and families. Please see the links below and participate by July 1, 2024, so that we can all work together to move Griswold Forward

 

CDC COVID-19 Isolation Guidance 3/1/24

The CDC issued new guidance on COVID-19 isolation on March 1, 2024. If you would like to review the guidance, please view the document from the Uncas Health District or feel free to contact our school nurses' offices directly with specific questions. 

 

GPSxSchoolAI 2/7/24 DPAC Meeting Slides

At our District Partnership Advisory Council meeting on February 7, 2024, we teamed up with SchoolAI to explore how GPS is utilizing Artificial Intelligence, safely and effectively, for teaching and learning. Find our slides embedded on the DPAC webpage, or view them on Google Slides here.

 

School is better with you! In school, every day.

The Connecticut State Department of Education's (CSDE) School Is Better with You campaign website offers resources that promote the importance of attending school, every day, while raising awareness about chronic absenteeism (which is missing 10% or more of school, or 18+ days per year). If you're not sure when to keep your child home sick, your child is missing school due to anxiety, or you have other concerns about your child attending school, FAQs on the portal may help. Learn more here.

 

Middle East Conflict Memo 10/11/23

Resources compiled by the State of Connecticut Board of Education for having conversations about the escalating conflict between Israel and Hamas

 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Calendar Dates Sept. 2023-June 2024

 

Griswold Forward plan page

 

School Registration Hub

 

School Lunch Menus Webpage

 

CT State Department of Education Resources for Families and Students (PDF) | (PDF en Español)

 

CURRENT FUNDRAISERS: (as of May 20, 2024)

  • GHS Fundraisers:
    • Toy Drive - donate your gently used plastic toys. GHS and Second Chance Toys are teaming up to collect your outplayed toys to rehome to local organizations serving children in need. Declutter your outgrown toys and help deserving children, while keeping plastic toys out of our landfills. Collecting toys until May 24, 2024 in Mrs. Rourke's Room 3223 at GHS. Toys must be clean, gently-used or new, have batteries included. Please NO plush toys or toys with missing parts. 
    • Toiletry Drive for the local homeless shelter - please bring in things such as Toilet Paper, Shampoo, Deodorant, Toothbrushes, and necessary bathroom items. The collection bin is in the GHS Learning Commons.
    • Ongoing: Griswold Booster Club Merch Sales (fill out the apparel request form here) and Concessions Stand
    • Ongoing: GHS PTO SquadLocker Merch Sales for "Class of" merch
    • Ongoing: Sneaker Drive - do you have any sneakers that you no longer need or want? Instead of throwing them out, please donate them to the GOT SNEAKERS drive. Collection bags will be located outside Ms. Nassimos’s classroom 4225 and Ms. Davis’s classroom 4101.
    • Ongoing: Career Closet - the GHS Business department is always collecting business casual clothes for students to have access to for interviews. See Ms. Bromley in room 4213 to donate or access clothes from the closet.
    • GHS PTO Calendar Fundraiser will take place in May 2024. Stay tuned for more information!
    • Contact the GHS PTO for more ways to contribute!
  • GMS Fundraisers:
    • Ongoing: Student Council is always collecting canned goods and winter clothes for members of our community who are in need

    • Ongoing: GMS Student Services is always collecting personal care items (toiletries, snacks, etc.) for their Care Closet

    • Contact the GMS PTO for more ways to contribute!
  • GES Fundraisers:
    • Griswold Elementary School raised $20,346.97 via the Next Level Power of Purpose Fundraiser this year, which will help fund field trips and school equipment

    • Contact the GES PTO for more ways to contribute!

  • District-wide Fundraisers:
    • Griswold Public Schools raised $2,162.56 for CT Children's Hospital on PJ Day for the Kids. Each school collected funds ($1 suggested donation) for each person wearing PJs on Dec. 8, 2023. Thanks for your contributions!