Parent Student Handbook 2020-21

We are pleased to present the Parent Student Handbook, 2020-21.  This year, our Handbook has made the transition to a digital format and we believe it will provide you with the most up-to-date information, especially in our ever-changing educational environment.  Please review each section of our Handbook carefully and, if you need additional information, we ask you to reach out to the appropriate department administrator.

Some of the items included in this year's Handbook are under review in light of the COVID-19 pandemic we all are facing.  As specific items are confirmed, we will update them here accordingly.  

Each chapter topic is shown, below, as a 'plank,' with the ensuing related tabs underneath. Please review all of the information included within.  Thank you for your interest in the Milford Public Schools and we look forward to working with you this year.

Introductory Information

Communication

Daily Operation: Calendar, School Hours, Cancellations

Academic

Given these unprecedented times, many of the policies and practices listed in this section may need to be temporarily amended as we enter the 2020-21 school year.  We are listing the information in its standard form, but please be aware that temporary policies and practices may be released that will supercede our traditional protocols.  We suggest you be vigilant in all communications issued from the district and from your school in the months ahead.

Teachers are available for extra help.  Students who are having subject matter difficulty, or who have makeup work to do, are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity.  The responsibility for making an appointment with a teacher for additional help rests solely with the student.  Office hours are posted in school or on the website.  Students may make arrangements to meet virtually with the teacher, as well, using software programming such as Google Meet.

Attendance

Conduct

Extra-Curricular Activities

Food Services

Health and Well-Being

The health and well-being of our students take a high priority at all of our schools.  It is important that you understand what your professional medical staff members in your child’s school both can and cannot do relating to medical issues.  In addition to providing the overall principles we follow in school for medical care, we are also including our formal administrative policies, as adopted by the Milford Board of Education, on the following topics:  Child Abuse and Neglect, Administering Medication, Food Allergy, Suicide Prevention and Intervention and Alcohol, Drugs and Tobacco. The policies appear on the following pages.  

In addition to providing routine and emergency medical care to students, school nurses maintain information on immunizations and required physical examinations.  They should be able to answer many of your health-related concerns such as administration of medication during school hours, symptoms that warrant school absence, general health screenings and much more. 

The nurses working in our schools are employed by the Milford Health Dept.  Questions relating to public health and safety that your school nurse may not be able to answer may be directed to Joan Campbell, R.N., Director of Nursing for the Milford Health Dept. at (203) 783-3285.

Parent Involvement

Privacy & Confidentiality

Special Education Programs

Student Assessment

Information Coming Soon!

Transportation