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CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL DISTRICT
OF NEW BRITAIN

In partnership with family and community, the Consolidated School District of New Britain works to provide the best personalized and comprehensive whole-child education at every level so students will be prepared for, and positively contribute to, a profoundly different future. The Consolidated School District of New Britain strives to pursue excellence one student at a time.

Consolidated School District of New Britain
CSDNB Back to School 2020: Everything you need to know


CSDNB Back to School Guide: Everything You Need to Know

Wednesday, August 31 is the first day of school in New Britain! Is your student all set for #CSDNBDAY1? The below information may help your family get ready to begin the school year. If your question is related specifically to your child's school, or if it hasn't been answered in the tabs below, please reach out to your child's school. A full directory of schools, along with emails and phone numbers, can be found here. A full directory of schools, along with emails and phone numbers, can be found here.

Dr. Tony Gasper comes to New Britain with 26 years of experience in Connecticut public education. 18 of those years have been in Connecticut’s Alliance districts. After taking on the role of Superintendent in July, Gr. Gasper said he is both proud and happy to be named to the position and for the opportunity to bring his expertise to the table in what he describes as a good fit. 

To read more about Dr. Gasper’s background, plans for New Britain’s future, and who he is as a person, check out the personal introduction he penned to the community. 

> Click here to read Dr. Gasper’s introduction in English.
> Click here to read Dr. Gasper’s introduction in Spanish.
> Click here to read Dr. Gasper’s introduction in Arabic. 



If your child will be entering kindergarten, middle school (6th grade), or high school (9th grade) in the fall, please note that the State of Connecticut requires that all children entering these grades must have an up to date physical exam (“check up”) and up to date immunizations. 

All students need to have an up to date immunization record (“shot/vaccination record”) on file with the school nurse. State of Connecticut Immunization requirements can be found here. 

If your child had a Physical exam on or after July 1, 2020, they do not need a new physical. Just ask your child’s doctor or clinic to complete the blue physical form, which is available here. This form can be sent by email, fax, mail, dropped off at your child’s elementary, middle, or high school OR you can take a picture of all pages of the form with your phone and send it to Jacqui Maddy RN, CSDNB Nursing Supervisor via email at maddy@csdnb.org or by fax to 860-827-2273. If you email or scan the form, please turn the original completed form into your child’s school nurse on the first day of school. 

No cost (“free”) physicals and immunizations will be available from our school-based health centers located at Pulaski Middle School, Gaffney Elementary School, Smalley Elementary School, New Britain High School and on the Roosevelt Campus.

Families can call 475-269-6893 to make an appointment for their child(ren) to be seen at our school based health centers. As we get closer to the start of the school year, it is important that families who would like their child(ren) to get their required physicals done at the SBHC call right away to set up an appointment. As a reminder all students who entering kindergarten, grade 6, and grade 9 along with those students who are entering from out of state need to have a physical exam.

For students who need immunizations: The New Britain Public Health Department, located at 88 Prospect Street, is open Monday through Friday and provides free immunizations to all children in New Britain who are under the age of 19. If your child needs immunizations, you can make an appointment with the Health Department at 860-826-3464. Same day appointments are usually available. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the nurse on duty at the Central Registration Office. They can be reached at 860-223-5501.


Effective March 1, 2022, face masks shall be optional for all staff, students, and visitors to New Britain school buildings, unless otherwise ordered by the state of Connecticut Department of Education, under emergency order by the governor, or by an act of the Connecticut General Assembly. The Superintendent, in consultation with the New Britain Health Department, may reimpose a mask requirement for up to 2 weeks in response to an outbreak in a school or a rapid rise in community infection rates. This may be extended with Board approval.


Our PowerSchool Parent Portal is available for students and their parents and guardians of ALL grade levels. It is a confidential, web-based application that allows students and parents to view current and historical grades as well as class assignments and attendance. The purpose of this tool is to improve communication between students, teachers, and parents.

To access the parent portal, parents and guardians will need to create a registered account. Once an account is created, add students by using the AccessID and AccessPassword assigned to each student. Multiple students can be added to one PowerSchool Parent Portal  account.  All guardians can create separate PowerSchool Parent portal accounts for their students using the same AccessID and AccessPassword.

Please contact your child’s school secretary if you don’t have AccessID and AccessPassword for your child so you can set up a PowerSchool Parent Portal account.   

Click on this link and follow the directions to set up your account: For quick access, you may wish to add this link to your "favorites" on your home computer. 

Please remember the importance of privacy and security when accessing grades via the portal. Usernames and passwords should not be shared. Below, you will find more detailed information, including instructions for accessing the parent portal and answers to frequently asked questions.

If you are still experiencing problems registering or accessing your account, please contact your school’s main office. You may also contact our IT Help Desk between 8 AM - 4 PM (Monday-Friday) at 860-832-4692 or 860-801-1223 (English/Spanish). Additionally, you can fill out our form requesting technical assistance at any time and someone will follow up with you as soon as possible.

There is an app one can download for both  iPhone and Android devices. However, you MUST FIRST create an account through the website and connect the student's access id and password there before you can connect the app to your account. There is a separate access id and password for every child. The district code is WDFH.

> Click here for more information and resources regarding the PowerSchool Parent Portal
> Click here for a video on how to create a parent account
> Click here for PowerSchool App Instructions
> Click here for the PowerSchool Parent and Student Resource Center


All students entering the Consolidated School District of New Britain need to register, make an appointment and bring all required documents to the Central Registration Office. The only exception are students entering New Britain High School as they will need to register at the school, located at 110 Mill Street. For more information on how to register your child at New Britain High School, please click here.

Please note that when a student enrolls in a school in a new school district, the new school district shall provide written notification of such enrollment to the school district in which the student previously attended school. The school district in which the student previously attended school (1) shall transfer the student's education records to the new school district no later than ten days after receipt of such notification, and (2) if the student's parent or guardian did not give written authorization for the transfer of such records, shall send notification of the transfer to the parent or guardian at the same time that it transfers the records.

Central Registration is open from 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM, Monday - Friday.  A Spanish, Arabic translator is available during office hours. We have the services of Language Line availble for other Laguages.   For further information, contact the New Britain Central Registration Office at 860-223-5501 or visit the Central Registration webpage.

> Click here for 2022-23 Registration – English
> Click here for 2022-23 Registration – Spanish


6th and 9th graders will start school a day early this year on Tuesday, August 30, 2022. The early start will run on a half day schedule with an early release. The early start will give these students transitioning into big changes to their environment a chance to meet teachers, classmates, follow their schedule and familiarize themselves with the building before the rest of the students return. Transportation and lunch will be provided. This includes DiLoreto, HALS, Pulaski, Slade and NBHS students.


The Consolidated School District of New Britain is participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) as part of the National School Lunch Program for the 2022 - 2023 school year. Under this provision, participating districts and schools provide free breakfast and lunch to all students at all times.

All students enrolled in the New Britain Public School District may participate in the School Breakfast Program and National School Lunch Program at no charge. Household income applications are no longer required to determine eligibility for free or reduced-price meals at schools participating in the CEP.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided at no charge to all students who attend a school within the New Britain Public School District.

For additional information please contact Ann Alfano, Assistant Director of Finance , Consolidated School District of New Britain, 272 Main Street, New Britain, CT 06051, or at 860-827-2255.



PRE-KINDERGARTEN


School
Full Day Pre-K (Gaffney, RELC)
Morning Pre-K (Gaffney, RELC)
Afternoon Pre-K (Gaffney, RELC)
Regular School Day
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Early Dismissal
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:45 AM
11:15 AM - 1:00 PM
Bad Weather Dismissal
9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
9:00 AM - 10:45 AM
No School
2-Hour Delay
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
No School
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOLS


School
​Elementary (except Smalley and DiLoreto)
DiLoreto Elementary & Middle School
Pulaski and Slade Middle Schools
Smalley Elementary School
HALS Academy
NB Transitional Center
Brookside School
Regular School Day
8:55 AM - 3:35 PM
8:10 AM - 2:50 PM
8:10 AM - 2:50 PM
8:10 AM - 2:50 PM
7:30 AM - 2:15 PM
7:50 AM - 1:30 PM
7:50 AM - 1:30 PM
Early Dismissal
8:55 AM - 1:15 PM
8:10 AM - 12:30 PM
8:10 AM - 12:30 PM
8:10 AM - 12:30 PM
7:30 AM - 11:45 PM
7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
7:50 AM - 12:30 PM
Bad Weather Dismissal
8:55 AM - 12:15 PM
8:10 AM - 11:30 AM
8:10 AM - 11:30 AM 
8:10 AM - 11:30 AM 
7:30 AM - 10:45 AM 
7:50 AM - 11:30 AM 
7:50 AM - 11:30 AM
2-Hour Delay
10:55 AM - 3:35 PM
10:10 AM - 2:50 PM
10:10 AM - 2:50 PM
10:10 AM - 2:50 PM
9:30 AM - 2:15 PM
9:50 AM - 1:30 PM
9:50 AM - 1:30 PM

HIGH SCHOOL


School
New Britain High School
NBHS SCA (Early Release)
​NBHS SCA (Late Release)
Regular School Day
7:30 AM - 2:15 PM
7:30 AM - 1:55 PM
7:30 AM - 3:05 PM
Early Dismissal
7:30 AM - 11:45 PM
7:30 AM - 11:45 PM
7:30 AM - 11:45 PM 
Bad Weather Dismissal
7:30 AM - 10:45 AM 
7:30 AM - 10:45 AM 
7:30 AM - 10:45 AM
2-Hour Delay
9:30 AM - 2:15 PM
9:30 AM - 1:55 PM
9:30 AM - 3:05 PM 

We all know accidents can happen. Without CSDNB's Student Device Insurance Program, you could be on the hook for costly device repairs or replacement costs. The Student Device Insurance Program ($20/school year) is designed to protect students and families in the event that the Chromebook issued to a student is damaged or malfunctions due to no fault of the student.

CSDNB reserves the right to charge the student the entire replacement cost if student negligence is determined to be the cause of the damage.This coverage is effective from the first day of the 2022-23 school year until the first day of the following school year. Insurance must be renewed annually.

> Click to learn more about CSDNB’s Student Device Insurance Program or to enroll.


To help guide you as you shop for your student, we've put together a universal supply list for each grade level. Please note that these are recommendations only - further guidance will be coming from your child's school and teacher in the first week of school.

If you have any questions related specifically to your child's school, please call the main office. A full directory of schools, along with emails and phone numbers, can be found here.

> Click here to view the supply list recommendations for all grade levels


Regular transportation will be available for students who live outside their walk radius. Special transportation will be provided for students who have special transportation identified in their IEP and/or 504 plan. Information regarding transportation for the upcoming school year will be mailed in mid-August. Please make sure your information is up-to-date in PowerSchool by updating it or calling your child's school. A full directory of schools, along with emails and phone numbers, can be found here.


The New Britain Board of Education has voted to reinstate the pre-pandemic School Attire Policy for students in grades K-8 with changes designed to provide more color options for families.

During the months of May and June, CSDNB invited parents and guardians to share their preferences regarding uniforms via the PowerSchool Parent Portal. Parents were sent direct communication via school messenger inviting them to participate. The majority of respondents were in favor of reinstating the School Attire policy. This information was used to inform the Board of Education’s decision.

In an effort to increase flexibility, the revised policy includes a universal uniform amongst K-8 schools consisting of a solid white, navy blue, red or yellow collared polo top, and khaki, navy blue, or black dress slacks, skirts, dress shorts, or skort bottoms. The previous School Attire policy included school-specific color choices that may have made it more difficult for families who may change schools throughout the year or pass on clothes to others.  At New Britain High School, student attire expectations will return to the guidelines used before the Covid pandemic.

The New Britain Board of Education determined that reasonable regulation of school attire can further important educational interests by reducing distraction, minimizing disruption, enhancing school community and pride in the school. Additionally, the implementation of uniforms ensures that schools provide a solution for some social disparities, provides an equal opportunity within the educational setting and maintains the focus of academic achievement.

> Click here to read the full policy, as revised on July 11, 2022 in English
> Click here to read the full policy, as revised on July 11, 2022 in Spanish
> Click here to read the full policy, as revised on July 11, 2022 in Arabic