Since the 2015-16 school year, a multi-year initiative in the Trumbull Public Schools - "Trumbull Writes!" - has expanded our students' capacity to become the best writers they can be, starting in kindergarten and proceeding all the way through twelfth grade. We continue to build upon our Belief Statement, developed in October 2015, for Writing in the Trumbull Public Schools.

  • At the K-5 level, Writing exists as one thread of Balanced Literacy; the other is Reading. Subsequent to the August 2016 Writing Institute, teams of grades K-5 teachers worked to develop writing curricula for pilot implementation during the 2016-2017 school year. Those curricula were then updated during the summer of 2017 based upon the pilot year of implementation, and further updated and approved by the Board Education during the summer of 2018 consistent with the new reading curricula discussed under "Trumbull Reads!"

Kindergarten | Grade 1Grade 2 | Grade 3 | Grade 4Grade 5

  • Subsequent to the July 2017 Writing Institute, teams of grades 6-8 teachers worked to develop Draft for Pilot writing curricula for implementation during the 2017-18 school year. Those curricula were brought to the Board of Education Curriculum Committee in July, August, & September 2017; they will be updated during the summer of 2018 based upon the pilot year of implementation, and then brought to the Board of Education for approval for full implementation beginning in the 2018-2019 school year.

Integrated Language Arts 6 | Language Arts 7 | Language Arts 8

  • At the grades 9-12 level, teachers began a collaboration with the Bard College Institute for Writing & Thinking with a full professional development day in June 2018, participation in July Workshops held at Bard College, and sustained professional development throughout the 2018-19 school year. Teacher feedback has been positive, and will be manifest in the continued infusion of high-quality writing instruction across courses at Trumbull High School.
  • To support teachers instructionally since the 2016-17 school year, teachers across schools participate in regular grade-level after-school meetings to share best practices related to writing workshop; they also participate in visit teams to observe colleagues across all grades and schools in implementing writing workshop.
  • Rubrics for reporting of student data in writing: Literacy consultants, the K-5 Program Leader for English Language Arts, and grades 6-8 instructional leaders in English Language Arts assist teachers in implementing consistent standards of student assessment related to writing workshop. Trimester 1 Units of Study, for all K-5 grade levels, focus on Narrative Writing. Trimester 2 and Trimester 3 Units of Study bring students into Information Writing and Opinion Writing. Grade-specific rubrics are used to evaluate student work.

On all rubrics, the goal is for a student to attain "grade-level expectations" (a "3" on the rubric) or higher by the end of the year; during the school year, a student's rubric scores will likely represent progress toward meeting those expectations.

  • Based on the elements of each rubric category, the category of "Structure" can generate between 0-20 points; "grade-level expectations," by the end of the year, would be 15 points.
  • The category of "Development" can generate between 0-16 points, since each rubric category in Development is weighted double; "grade-level expectations," by the end of the year, would be 12 points.
  • The category of "Language Conventions" can generate between 0-8 points; "grade-level expectations," by the end of the year, would be 6 points.

NarrativeKindergarten | Grade 1 | Grade 2 | Grade 3 | Grade 4 | Grade 5

InformationKindergarten | Grade 1 | Grade 2 | Grade 3 | Grade 4 | Grade 5

OpinionKindergarten | Grade 1 | Grade 2 | Grade 3 | Grade 4 | Grade 5

 

Food Allergy Policy

bowl of nutsThe Trumbull Board of Education has passed a new policy regarding the Management of Food Allergies in the schools. This policy affects food being brought in for curriculum and celebrations. This and all policies can be found on the Policies page of this website.

Emergency Notification

In the event of an emergency, school delay, closure or early dismissal, notification is made to the following:

Ø  Radio Stations:WEBE 108 FM (107.9), 600 AM, 99.9 FM

Ø  TV Stations : WTNH – Channel 8, WNBC – Channel 6 and 30, WFSB –  Channel 3

    In addition, the information will be posted on the TPS home page and on Twitter.

    Refer to the school hours page for opening and closing times for schools.

Health Forms

Medical Symbol for health moduleEach pupil, before initial enrollment in the Trumbull Public Schools shall have had a health assessment. In addition, each pupil enrolled in Trumbull Public Schools shall have a health assessment at least once in each three year interval: in grade three, in grade six, and in grade nine. These forms and insurance enrollment form can be found here...

Wellness Newsletter

Screen shot of Wellness NewsletterEvery month, September through May, the Trumbull Food Services posts a Wellness Newsletter with tips about healthy eating and living. Past issues can be found on the Wellness Page.

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