District Calendar:

January 2015
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January 01, 2015

Holiday Recess - No School (All Day Event)
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January 02, 2015

Holiday Recess - No School (All Day Event)
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January 05, 2015

7:30p.m. BOE Meeting
Staples High School Cafeteria
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January 07, 2015

8:30a.m. - 11:59p.m. BOE Meeting - Budget Work Session
Westport Library, McManus Room
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7:00p.m. SBAC Testing Parent Meeting Grades 3-8 & 11
Bedford Middle School Auditorium
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January 08, 2015

10:00a.m. SBAC Testing Parent Meeting Grades 3-8 & 11
Bedford Middle School Auditorium
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7:00p.m. SHS Junior Parent Night
Staples High School Auditorium
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January 12, 2015

SHS Midterm Exam 1& 4 (All Day Event)
Staples High School
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January 13, 2015

SHS Midterm Exam 2 & 3 (All Day Event)
Staples High School
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12:00p.m. Internet Safety Workshop
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7:00p.m. Internet Safety Workshop
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7:30p.m. BOE Meeting
Staples High School Cafeteria
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January 14, 2015

SHS Midterm Exam 6 & 7 (All Day Event)
Staples High School
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7:00p.m. SPED 8th Grade Parent Night
Staples High School Faculty Dining Room
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7:00p.m. SES 5th Grade Orchestra, 4th/5th Grade Chorus Concert
Saugatuck Elementary School
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7:00p.m. CES 5th Grade Band/Orchestra, 4th/5th Grade Chorus Concert
Coleytown Elementary School
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January 15, 2015

SHS Midterm Exam 5 & 8 (All Day Event)
Staples High School
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7:00p.m. SHS Junior Parent Night SNOW DATE
Staples High School Auditorium
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January 16, 2015

Western Regional High School Festival (All Day Event)
Trumbull High School
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No School Students/Staff Development Day (All Day Event)
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January 17, 2015

Western Regional High School Festival (All Day Event)
Trumbull High School
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January 19, 2015

Martin Luther King Day NO SCHOOL (All Day Event)
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January 20, 2015

SHS Midterm Exam Make-Up Day (All Day Event)
Staples High School
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7:00p.m. SPED 8th Grade Parent Night SNOW DATE
Staples High School Faculty Dining Room
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7:30p.m. BOE Meeting
Staples High School Cafeteria
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January 21, 2015

7:00p.m. SBAC Testing Parent Meeting Grades 3-8 & 11 SNOWDATE
Bedford Middle School Auditorium
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January 22, 2015

10:00a.m. SBAC Testing Parent Meeting Grades 3-8 & 11 SNOWDATE
Bedford Middle School Auditorium
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7:00p.m. SES 4th Grade Orchestra/5th Grade Band Concert
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7:00p.m. GFS January Concert 4th Grade Orchestra/5th Grade Band
Greens Farms School
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7:00p.m. CES 4th Grade Orchestra Concert
Coleytown Elementary School
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January 23, 2015

Western Regional High School Festival SNOW DATE (All Day Event)
Trumbull High School
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January 24, 2015

Western Regional High School Festival SNOW DATE (All Day Event)
Trumbull High School
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SAT Exam - SHS is NOT a test site (All Day Event)
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January 26, 2015

7:30p.m. Benefit Concert for the Orphenians
Staples High School Auditorium
featuring Westport native and Broadway star Adam Kaplan (Newsies) and Friends
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January 27, 2015

7:00p.m. SHS/CMS Jazz Concert
Staples High School
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January 29, 2015

7:00p.m. 8th Grade Parent Night
Staples High School Auditorium
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7:30p.m. BOE Meeting
Staples High School Cafeteria
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Student Registration

Overview

The Westport Public Schools provide education to kindergarten through twelfth grade students in five elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school.  Stepping Stones Preschool, which serves both special education and typical students, is a district-run alternative to the many private nursery schools serving Westport.

Residency Requirements

Permanent residency (physical presence with an intention to remain) in the Town of Westport is the primary requirement for enrollment in the Westport Public Schools. Living with a Westport resident - even a close relative - for the purpose of attending Westport schools is forbidden under Connecticut law and Westport Board of Education policy.  Also in accordance with Connecticut school law, being a land owner, tax payer, or business owner in the Town of Westport does not confer residency privileges for school purposes.

Registration

Registration for residents new to Westport is conducted throughout the year in the office of the school your child will attend, which is dictated by your Westport address.  Consult the School Finder to determine which school serves your address, and for directions to the school.

When registering their child, parents must be prepared to prove residency by providing the following documentation:

  • A rental lease or proof of home ownership (deed, mortgage statement, current Property Tax Bill).
  • Secondary proofs in the form of:  Two current utility bills (land line telephone, water, electric, gas, oil, or cable television - not cellphone).
  • AND - a photo ID (CT driver's license or State ID card) showing current Westport address.
  • New residents must provide secondary proofs within one month of enrolling their child.

Also required at the time of registration are a birth certificate; proof of immunization; pertinent medical records (in the case of children with special needs); and a cumulative transcript.

Future Residents

Many times families would like their children to attend school in Westport prior to the closing on their new Westport property.  This is allowed under certain circumstances, and with certain stipulations:

  • Future residents may provide a contract of purchase with closing date, a construction contract with anticipated move-in date, or a dated rental agreement.  This contract or agreement must be signed and dated by both parties.
  • Future residents must apply for admission through the Superintendent of Schools office.

Unusual Circumstances

Occasionally circumstances arise which require a living arrangement different from those outlined above.  In such cases, as with all changes in residence, your child's school office must be notified immediately.  Legal documentation must then be completed through the Superintendent of Schools office in order for the student to remain in school.

Non-Resident Students

With the start of the 2000-2001 school year, the Westport Public Schools stopped accepting new non-resident tuition students, except for the children of Board of Education employees, and special education students placed by their school districts through the Special Education department.

Arrangements for foreign students must be made through the Office of the Superintendent of Schools.