Registration is done through the Guidance Office of your middle school OR at the ESL reception center. For more information, click here.
Access to Student Records
A student record is the property of the school and shall be held as confidential. Parents or guardians and students of legal age shall have knowledge of and access to all educational, medical or similar records maintained in the student record folder in conformance with Board policies, which are available at each school and administrative office. Parents, guardians and legal age students may utilize an appeal process, which starts with the building principal, to correct records which they believe to be inaccurate or misleading.
The Danbury Board of Education, pursuant to the United States General Education Provisions Act, declares the following to be " directory information" as provided in said act, and that information relating to students may be made public if said information is in any of the following categories:
• Student¹s name, address, telephone listing
• Date and place of birth
• Participation in officially recognized activities
• Weight and height of members of athletic teams
• Dates of attendance and major fields of study
• Honors and awards received
This public notice is required by law before such information can be placed in yearbooks, student directories, or other student publications. A parent/guardian of a student may notify the district, by notifying the principal of the school which the student attends of the parent's/guardian's desire that none of the above information may be released without the parent's/guardian's consent, provided that such notification is given the district within thirty (30) days of this publication notice.
Unless notified otherwise by parents or legal guardians the Danbury Board of Education will allow students to have photographs taken and used in the newspaper, on video tape, and other publications.
Acceptable Use Policy ("AUP")
The Acceptable Use Policy ("AUP") is signed by parents and students upon Registration, and gives the parent the choice of whether the student will be allowed to:
• access the Internet at school
• have his/her picture published on the District's Internet sites
• have his/her work published on the District Internet sites, or
• have his/her first name published on the District's Internet sites.
Important Student Policies
If a student is going to be absent, please call the school. When a child is absent,the parent is expected to write a note and send it with the child when he/she returns. It is expected that every student will attend school regularly. The principal will excuse students for absences due to illness, serious personal or family problems, established religious observances, or at the request of physicians, psychiatrists, psychologist, dentist and similar professional persons for the performance of necessary professional work which must be scheduled during the school day.
Administration of Medicines
A school nurse or, in his/her absence, the principal or any teacher, may, if necessary, administer medicine including asprin to students with either chronic or short-term health problems when such medicine is ordered in writing by a licensed physician and with the written authorization of the parent/guardian of the child . Implementation of this policy is subject to the regulations of the Connecticut State Department of Health and the Danbury Public Schools.
Refer to the Middle School Conduct Code
Homework is an extended school activity which should be completed after the class session or at home. It will provide a practice experience; it will prepare a student for the next class meeting, or ot will enhance the class experience in order to apply concepts or skills learned in class.
Amount of Homework (The following are minimal time values):
Grade 6: 45-75 minutes daily
Grade 7: 60-90 minutes daily
Grade 8: 75-120 minutes daily
Special trips are occasionally scheduled by school departments. Parents will be notified of these trips well in advance. Students must then bring written permission from a parent or guardian to participate in any field trip. All rules and regulations of the school system will be strictly enforced on these trips.
Danbury's middle school students use the Internet in a networked environment, which provides them protection. For more info, see the following web page:
Internet Safety for Middle School Students
Students, who are outside of walking distance, must ride the bus to which they have been assigned. If a parent wishes for his/her child to ride another bus for a special reason, the student must present a written, parental request to the principal. If the request is approved, a pass will be issued.
Drivers are in charge of their buses, and they are required to enforce all of the rules and regulations that have been adopted by the Danbury Board of Education. Improper behavior by any student endangers the lives of all of the passengers. Therefore, it may become necessary to suspend some of the students from riding the bus. Parents will be notified of any disciplinary action that is taken.
There is no late bus transportation, except for certain After-School Programs. If a child stays after school for any reason, it is the parent's responsibility to provide transportation home. Early Dismissal Make arrangements for children in the event of an unplanned early dismissal due to weather conditions.
The Danbury School System does not provide accident insurance coverage for its students. Therefore, parents/guardians are encouraged to purchase the low cost insurance coverage which is made available to all students at the beginning of the year.
Both middle schools have tutorial or homework After-School programs; check with your school's central office for more information. In addition, both schools participate in the Community Resource Center's SAFE & COOL After School Programs.
Handicapped Students & Affirmative Action Statement
In compliance with state and federal law, the Danbury school district will provide to each protected handicapped student without discrimination or cost to the student or family, these related aids, services of accommodations which are needed to provode equal opportunity to participate in and obtain the benefits of the school program and extra curricular activities to the maximum extent appropiate to the student"s abilities. In order to qualify as a protected handicapped student the child must have a physical or mental disability, as defined by law, which substantially limits or prohibits participation in or access to an aspect of the school program. These services and protections are for "protected handicapped students" as distinct from those applicable to all eligible or exceptional students enrolled (or seeking enrollment) in special education programs. For further information on the evaluation procedures and provisions of the services to protect handicapped students, and for information on the procedural rights of parents and students contact Dr. Dylewski at (203) 797-4705 at the Administrative Center at 63 Beaver Brook Road between the hours of 8:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.
Affirmative Action Statement
The Danbury Board of Education is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and encourages applications from those groups traditionally under-represented. Federal anti-discrimination laws and the policy of the Danbury Board of Education prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or past or present physical or mental disability. Inquiries concerning discrimination may be directed to the office of the Superintendent of Schools. Copies of the policies and grievance procedures are available in all administrative and school offices.
Staying in Touch
Report cards will be sent home four times per year. Refer to the school calendar for approximate distribution dates. Interim reports will be sent home in the middle of each marking period to inform you of your child¹s progress.
Parent Teacher nights are scheduled during the school year. There is always at least one Parent-Teacher night in the fall. Check school bulletins for the appropriate dates.
Parent/Teacher conferences are held during American Education Week in November of each year. Your student's cluster teachers will contact you to schedule a conference.
Email addresses of all staff are listed on both school websites, as well as the Danbury District website. Teachers use email as one form of communication; however, some staff members prefer to use the telephone or Student Agenda books for communication with parents.
Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)
The PTO exists to foster cooperation between the parent and school staff, and therefore provide the vital link of communication between the home and the school. The PTO invites parents and teachers to volunteer to help with the various school activities. Check your school website for PTO information.
Both Broadview and Rogers Park welcome and encourage volunteers. There are numerous ways for parents, as well as members of the community, to assist with educational process. For example, volunteers can assist in the media center, help tutor individual or small groups of students, and aid teachers with clerical duties, just to mention a few. Please contact the building principal for further information.