Board of Education Meeting
The next Trumbull Board of Education meeting is scheduled for -Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 7:00 p.m. *6:00 Executive Session, Regular Meeting 7:00 p.m. Trumbull High School Auditorium* The packet and agenda is now available...
Help your Community during an Emergency. Join CERT!
The Emergency Management Department is in the process of building a team of volunteers that want to contribute to the safety and wellbeing of the community we live and work in. We are asking Trumbull citizens to step up and use their skills to help their community. We will start the program by properly training all volunteers in all aspects of the program. CERT is a national program overseen by FEMA. Download the flier... | Check out the CERT website
Trumbull's Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Robert Devine- Trumbull 2018 - 2019 Teacher of the year!
In his speech Mr. Devine spoke of the concepts that have shaped his career:
During my first week at Madison in 2008, a colleague told me of the opportunity I had in joining the teaching profession upon graduating from college. He then asked me three questions about the kind of teacher I wanted to be.
Did I want to teach all day, shut my door, and leave at 2:45? Or, did I want to be something more? He looked me right in the eye and said “How are you going to prove your worth to this school?” I have never forgotten that conversation, and I have strived every day to prove my worth to my profession, to my school, and to myself.
So to all the new teachers out there, you chose a wonderful profession, and you now work in a great district. After thinking about the most important factors which influence teachers, three essential ideas stuck out. The first is the importance of collaboration. Teachers should never feel like they are alone. They should never be afraid to seek out a colleague to share ideas or ask a question. In turn, we, as teachers, should never resist the chance to lend a helping hand - be it to a new teacher or a 30 year veteran. The second idea is a seemingly very simple concept. I had a graduate school professor last year who, at least once per class, reminded us to just be nice to kids. Challenge them, but do not be afraid to listen to them. The third represents a challenge we face in teaching the twenty-first century learner.
Teachers face an enormous task today in keeping our classes “ahead of the curve”. In other words, how do we keep our students excited about being active learners without always relying on technology? Last year, one of my students began talking to me about how much homework she had that night. She then said “Can’t we just learn all of this stuff on YouTube these days?” There is absolutely no doubt - students have more resources today than ever before. As I begin each school year and plan each lesson, I always ask myself: “What can I do to not only teach the material, but to also make my students excited to come to my class?” In Trumbull, I feel we have established a culture which embodies these concepts.
View the video from the 2018 Convocation.
2018 - 2019 Bus Information
We are pleased to announce that effective July 1, 2018, our new transportation provider is Durham School Services. As a leader in school bus transportation, we look forward to their safe, dependable and on-time transportation of our district’s students. Our staff, along with Durham School Services, has been working diligently on this transition to ensure that everything runs smoothly. A new feature that will be provided this year will be a web-based GPS student tracking App which provides parents the ability to view their child(ren)’s current bus location and information about the route. An update will follow with additional details regarding this new feature, including instructions for downloading and using the application.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office at (203)452-4321.
The Transportation Department
Food Allergy Policy
It is the policy of the Trumbull Board of Education to provide for a Food Allergy Management plan to maintain the health and safety of students with life-threatening food allergies. Each plan will be developmentally appropriate, promote self-advocacy and competence in self-care, and provide educational opportunities. The purpose of this policy is to:
- Reduce the likelihood of potentially life-threatening allergic reactions.
- Ensure a rapid and effective response in the event of an allergic reaction.
- Assist an identified allergic student in avoiding exposure to allergens.
Read the entire Policy and Download Forms...
Student Registration and Residency Proof
It is the policy of the Trumbull Board of Education that any child of school age who resides in the Town of Trumbull may attend the Trumbull Public Schools. To verify that they are a bona fide resident of Trumbull, based on the Trumbull Board of Education Residency Policy (5111/Eligibility to Attend Trumbull Public Schools) download residency forms along with the student registration forms. Please download here...