Weston Intermediate School
Grades 3 – 5
Absence Line: 203.221.6331
Regular School Hours
8:30 AM – 3:15 PM
95 School Road
Weston, CT 06883
Main Office: 203.221.6330
General Quick Links
Welcome to Weston Intermediate School. WIS prides itself on being a caring community of learners that fosters pride in each student’s developing abilities while promoting social development. We build the essence of community each day in every classroom touching all of our students. We know that no meaningful learning can happen unless students feel safe. Building on where Hurlbutt left off, we use the Responsive Classroom approach to teach children to act responsibly, take responsibility, and treat each other with respect.
Our teachers use a variety of innovative instructional approaches such as Workshop to instill a love of learning and build confident, competent students. This approach naturally differentiates the learning for all students, to meet the individual needs of each child, and to challenge them to be their best. Our goal is not only to promote literacy, but more importantly, to inspire our students to read and write as part of daily life. We focus on enhancing students’ ability to think critically and creatively, and to be innovative problem solvers and proficient communicators; to speak and write effectively and clearly – across all subjects. Indeed, it is a foundation of the district’s AIM (Academic Innovation & Measurement) initiative, to go beyond core academics. We are excited that all of our students will be able to participate in this initiative this year, so we can help insure our students develop skills and capacities that contribute to making them successful citizens, and more effective communicators and collaborators to become truly successful in the 21st century.
WIS students also have a wealth of programs that we believe will enrich their appreciation of the arts, music, physical well-being, science, and sports. For example, we have a program teaching students how to use and not abuse technology, and a musical that draws over 130 students to the stage. As we teach our students how to become successful citizens, they learn that we do not tolerate bullying at any level on the school grounds, the bus, or any school related activity, nor do we look the other way. You will see that not only do we want our students to feel safe and their parents to know they are safe, we want all of our students, teachers, parents, and community to take pride in all we do each day.
At WIS we are fortunate to have a strong, active PTO and we encourage all parents to participate. I also urge you to take an active part in what your child is required to do at home and to support independent reading. The road to a successful adulthood starts early. We strive every day to make sure that while the path may not be easy at times, what is learned at WIS will inspire a student to do the best work possible at every stage.
There is a lot of information contained in this website and more will come each month from our school newsletters. In addition, you should always know that all of us at WIS believe in open communication. We are here for your students and for you.
Weston Intermediate Principal
Assistant Principal's Message
Welcome to WIS! Here at WIS we are dedicated to student achievement and meeting the individual needs of all our students academically, socially, emotionally and behaviorally. Our district focus this year is on the teaching of writing and developing students’ abilities as narrative, informational and opinion writers. We have revised our curriculum this summer and are excited to continue on our journey of developing writers. We are also implementing a new math curriculum in 5th grade: Math in Focus. Now at WIS, all of our students will be taught using this new program and pedagogy.
Our social curriculum is a combination of Responsive Classroom and PBIS. Through the PBIS initiative in the state we have developed WIS PRIDE; personal accountability, respect, integrity, discipline, effort. We have monthly assemblies where the whole school focuses their efforts into developing our community as well as ourselves as members of a larger, global community. We pride ourselves in partnering with our students’ families to provide the best possible educational experience for each of our students.
Before coming to Weston I was a teacher in Westport for 11 years. I am married and have two children: a 5 year old son who is beginning Kindergarten this year and a 3 year old daughter entering pre-school. We live in Fairfield and have spent our summer at the beach, with extended family, lots of friends and even went on our first camping adventure.
My door is always open so please call or stop by to visit. I am looking forward to another wonderful year as part of the WIS community.
Weston Intermediate Assistant Principal
As a caring community of learners, Weston Intermediate School fosters pride in developing abilities, promotes positive social development, and encourages an appreciation of individual differences. Our dynamic program builds a foundation for success by providing a balanced learning environment, which supports problem solving, creativity, and independent thinking.
Weston Public Schools Pre-K-12 Learning Expectations
By successfully meeting the Weston Public Schools’ graduation requirements, students will demonstrate proficiency in the following foundational, academic, personal and social competencies:
Visual, Verbal, Aural and Written Language
Comprehension and analysis of visual, verbal, aural and written language necessary for adult learning.
Communication Through the Written Word
Clear and effective communication through the written word.
Preparation and delivery of clear and effective presentations to a variety of audiences.
Quantitative Problem Solving
The ability to use quantitative methods for problem solving.
Critical and Creative Thinking
The ability to think critically and creatively: assess, interpret, evaluate, analyze, and synthesize information.
The ability to research, apply knowledge and skills across disciplines and synthesize information in order to solve authentic problems.
The ability to effectively apply technological skills to effective communications and authentic problem solving.
Integrity in Identity and Community
The development of a commitment to act cooperatively, responsibly, and with civility and integrity.
Health and Well Being
The ability to make positive decisions related to physical and emotional wellness.
Main Office & Staff Info
Our main office staff members are the first people you speak to on the telephone or meet when you visit. They support the educational mission of our school by ordering supplies, maintaining records, and assuring that our school runs smoothly each day.
The main office is accessible to the school community between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Top Forms & Resources
The WIS on-line SCHOOL DISMISSAL MANAGER will start operation on September 14, 2020. For the first week of school, students will need a written note for any alternate PM dismissal plans. WIS families will be contacted by email in early September. (All daily dismissal changes at WIS MUST be entered by 12:00pm on the day of the alternate transportation/activity. The deadline is 10:00am on early dismissal days.)
Recent News Items
Dear WIS Families, I hope everyone has been having a good summer. We are looking forward to welcoming our students back on Tuesday, September 8th. Now that the Board of Education has officially endorsed the Superintendent’s recommendation that the schools will reopen...
Late last week, I shared the Governor’s announcement regarding the plans for reopening public schools across Connecticut in Fall 2020. I promised to send you additional information as it is received from the Governor or Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE)…
As you all should be aware, the Board of Education (BOE) charged the WPS administration to
actively consider a change to School Start/End Times for Fall 2020. At the heart of the work is a broadly representative Task Force, including administrators, teachers, parents, community leaders, with targeted outreach to high school students.
This section contains the Weston Intermediate School Community Handbook for students, parents and staff. It contains important information regarding expectations and procedures.
WIS Online School Dismissal Manager
Click here for the WIS on-line PM Dismissal Manager – https://www.schooldismissalmanager.com/Default.asp
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the hours for students?
Where is the parent drop off and pick up area?
Parent drop off and pick up occurs in front of the building in our car loop. In the morning, drop off begins at 8:20, unless your child is participating in a before school activity. As cars pull up and stop, students from the first six cars should exit and enter the school. In the afternoon, we follow the same procedure. If you do want to park your car, please plan to be at the school by 2:50. After that time, we close off the parking area to simplify the traffic flow at the end of the day.
What if my child's dismissal plans change?
Please be sure that your child knows of his or her dismissal plans before the school day begins, as well as back-up plans in the event of inclement weather. Dismissal plans need to be entered into our Dismissal Manager prior to 1:00 p.m. and can be done up to two weeks in advance. Please refrain from calling the office for dismissal changes. Changes will be accepted by phone only in cases of emergency.
What are the office hours?
The office is open from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm.
I have academic concerns for my child, or, I am concerned about something I heard that happened on the playground, who do I contact?
The first point of contact for concerns regarding your child’s academics or other school related issues should be the classroom teacher. The classroom teacher has the most frequent contact with your child and should be able to work with you on the issue. On occasion, the teacher may want to involve the principal or assistant principal, or members of our mental health team.
I have a concern about something that happened on the bus, who do I contact?
In the case of bus issues, please contact the assistant principal.
Each student of the Weston Intermediate School community has the right to:
- Participate in worthwhile learning activities at school
- Freedom from cruel teasing and put-downs
- A safe, calm, clean, and orderly learning and playing environment
- A fair turn in the classroom and on the playground
- Make mistakes without being ridiculed by others
- Seek help from adults who are here to help you
- Dignity and respect from others
Each student of the Weston Intermediate School community is responsible to:
- Come to school prepared with necessary tools, completed homework, and a willingness to learn
- Avoid fights or verbal abuse of other students
- Be fair and accepting of others
- Work and play safely
- Work to the best of your ability, taking pride in your effort
- Use appropriate and acceptable language
- Be kind, courteous, helpful, and respectful of others
- Share equipment and materials fairly, and use them properly
- Respect property, especially things that do not belong to you
- Cooperate with your schoolmates and adults who want to help you
- Speak out when you witness unfairness or offensive language or behavior of others
- Be a good sport whether you win or lose
- Be truthful with everyone