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Helpful Information for the Opening of School

  • School starts August 26th. School begins at 8:05 a.m. and dismissal begins at 2:49 p.m.

  • Fifth Grade Welcome to Reed Picnic will be held at Dickinson Park on August 25th from 12-1:45.  There is no raindate for the picnic; check the RIS website in the event of inclement weather. 

  • Fifth Grade Welcome to Reed Walkthrough will immediately follow the picnic.  Teachers will be available in their classrooms for a brief meet and greet from 2-3. Since teachers will be involved during meetings up until that time, early admittance will not be permitted.

  • The school day begins at Reed at 8:05 a.m.  Students who are not in their homeroom by 8:05 a.m. must report to the office for a late pass.  Dismissal begins at 2:49. 

  • School supply lists are posted on teachers’ websites.

  • Brochures and enrollment forms for student insurance will be sent home on the first day of school.

  • Lunch accounts can be set up at http://myschoolbucks.com. Basic lunch in our cafeteria costs $2.85.  Drinks and other items are also available for purchase.  Weekly menus will be published in the Newtown Bee and are also accessible on the website under the food service tab. 

  • Bus schedules can also be found on the district website and in the Newtown Bee.  If you have any questions regarding bus transportation please contact Alan at All-Star (203) 304-9779.

  • Open House for 5th grade is scheduled for September 8th.  Open House for 6th grade is scheduled September 15th. More information will follow.

  • Students arriving to school by car must be dropped off in the circle in front of the school no earlier than 7:40 a.m. Be sure that there is a staff member present outside the building before releasing your child from the car.

  • Student pickups at dismissal will be from the cafeteria.   Any adult picking up a child must park and come into the cafeteria and be prepared to present an ID. If someone other than a parent will be picking up, a note must be sent in advance and presented at the time of pickup in addition to showing ID.


We want our students to stay hydrated, but we can only allow students to bring water into the classrooms. Flavored and colored drinks, when spilled, attract bugs and stain our carpeting. Thank you for your cooperation!

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The Newtown Public School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs, activities, employment practices and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  The Newtown Public School District does not discriminate on the basis of a disabling condition as it applies under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Title IX, Title VI and Section 504
Linda Gejda, Assistant Superintendent
3 Primrose Street, Newtown, CT  06470

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