July 12, 2024

OQS News

Superintendent Tom DeBalsi's Resignation

The Hartford School District Board of Directors and District Superintendent Tom DeBalsi today announced that Superintendent DeBalsi has tendered his resignation to the Board. DeBalsi was in the next to last year of his contract with the District. He and the District concluded that this would be an advantageous time for the District...

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Last Day of School

Due to the snowstorm on Thursday, April 4, the last student day this year was pushed to Friday, June 14. The last teacher day was also pushed to Monday, June 17. This caused numerous problems for staff, students and summer programs. We were able to request a student school day waiver for Thursday, April 4 due to the nature of the closure. The w...

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Thank you!

May 6, 2024 Dear Hartford Community,  As you may have already heard, on April 15, 2024, both the school budget and bond passed. We would like to take a moment on behalf of the administrative council to express our profound gratitude for your support of our students, staff, and schools. We appreciate the generosity of t...

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Hartford Performing Arts Camp - 2024

Registration is open for Hartford Performing Arts Camp, a week-long day camp for kids who love the performing arts! Eligible campers are incoming 6th-9th graders. Join for a fun week of singing, dancing, and/or playing instruments.  This year camp is during the week of June 24-28 at Hartford High School.  Registration close...

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Press Release

For Immediate Release: The school board, at a special meeting on February 19, voted unanimously to rescind the budget from the upcoming town meeting. The decision was made as a result of the pending change in legislation expected at the state level with the signing of H850 and its anticipated impact on the new school budget. Th...

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HSD FY 25 Budget Communication

February 13, 2024 Good Evening, Hartford! You may have heard that the State of Vermont has changed the way it funds public education this year. Last year Vermont passed Act 127, which made the distribution of state education funding more equitable. Given that the new law, in its implementation year, might cause an artificial spike in stat...

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Water Testing

February 7, 2024 Dear Parents, Guardians and Staff: The State of Vermont passed a new law in 2019 that requires all schools and childcare providers to test their drinking water for lead. Samples of water from every tap in the district, that is reasonably expected to be used for drinking or cooking, were collected, and sent to the Ver...

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Informational Night

Informational Night The Hartford School Board and the Hartford Select Board invite you to an Informational Night on the school and town bond proposals and charger changes. Monday, February 5th at 6pm in the BEST Room at the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center, HACTC. We will: - explain the bond initiatives, - answer voter questions and - solicit pub...

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Superintendent Search - Survey Link

Community members, please use this survey to share your input in the Superintendent search process: Community Input Form [English] Formulario de opinión de las partes interesadas [Español] Formulário de contribuições das partes interessadas [Portuguesas]

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Superintendent Search Process - Meeting Reminder

There will be a 7pm meeting Tuesday, January 9th, in the high school auditorium for community members interested in meeting the consultants that will assist in the superintendent hiring process. Please know that all community members will have an opportunity to share their thoughts through the surveys below. Here is an upda...

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Grandparent Meeting

Grandparent Meeting Inviting all grandparents, who are currently the primary caregivers of grandchildren, to join Hartford Schools for Grandparent's Night; an evening of connecting, community building and resource sharing. We recognize and appreciate the unique position of grandparents in parenting roles and want to ensure that as a school community...

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Health Education

Dear Members of the Hartford School District, With some of our schools beginning their health curriculum after the break, we wanted to reiterate the district's stance on inclusion and access for all students. The mission of the Hartford School District is to provide and ensure a caring and dynamic learning community. Students will develop...

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Welcome Back and COVID Guidance

August 29, 2023 Dear Parents and Guardians, Welcome Back! We are so excited to be starting a new school year. There is a new calendar that better supports the developmental learning needs of our students,  HERE  it is in case you need an electronic version. Please pay particular attention to the start date and the early release ...

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End of Year Calendar Change

The state has waived our need to makeup the 2 snow days we had this year! We now will have our last student day on Thursday, June 15 and it will be an early release day. Our last teacher day will be Friday, June 16. Thank you and have a nice day. Tom DeBalsi Superintendent of Schools Hartford School District

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Hartford Performing Arts Camp (HPAC) 2023

Whether you like to dance, act, sing, play an instrument, or do it all, this is the camp for you! Hartford Performing Arts Camp is a week-long day camp ending with a public performance for students entering grades 6-9. Campers can select to participate in concert band and/or musical theatre. Registration Op...

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BroadwayVentures summer camp - registration now open!

Registration to audition for BroadwayVentures is now open!   BroadwayVentures is an intensive two week musical theatre program, where students rehearse and put on a full length musical. This year we are doing  Shrek the Musical! The program runs from July 10-22 from 8:30am-3:30pm on weekdays for incoming 6...

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Town Of Hartford Communications Survey

The town is working with Tuck Community Consulting on a town communications strategy and wants to hear from YOU!   How do you want to hear from the town?  Do you prefer the list serv or the website?  Maybe you get your town news from Facebook or Twitter.  Tell us how you'd like to hear about official town ne...

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Transportation Update

Dear Hartford School District Community,  As many of you know there is a national shortage of school bus drivers. We have been working diligently with our transportation provider, Butler Bus Service, to try to resolve our local issues with transportation. In the spirit of collaboration, we have come up with some ideas that hopeful...

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Bus Routes

Bus routes for the 2022/23 school year are posted on the district website. --  Bus Routes

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Multicultural Celebration

Multicultural Celebration on Sunday, May 22nd from 11-2 The People's Barbershop and Touch by Sofie Hair Braids Beauty Bar will be there all day, doing ethnically diverse hair cuts and styles for our ethnically diverse district students. If you would like to make an appointment to get your child's hair done (or yours!), please em...

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HPAC - Rockumentary: The Evolution of Rock

Whether you like to dance, act, sing, play an instrument, or do it all, this is the camp for you! Hartford Performing Arts Camp is a week-long day camp ending with a public performance for students entering grades 6-9. Campers can select to participate in concert band and/or musical theatre. HPAC Deta...

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School Board Meeting on Masking

Good Morning Hartford! Many of you have asked this week about changes to Hartford's  COVID masking protocols, given the recent changes announced at the state level. The District has not made any changes to the Masking protocols. Masks will continue to be required in all Hartford Schools and programs un...

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BroadwayVentures summer camp

Registrations is now open for Hartford's BroadwayVentures - now a now a school run summer program! This year we are doing Beauty and the Beast. The program runs from July 11-22. BroadwayVentures is a two week-long, musical theatre intensive program for incoming 6th graders- outgoing 12th graders. The cost is $225 for Hartford r...

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Kindergarten registration now open

The Hartford School District is in the process of obtaining information for incoming kindergarten students for the 2022-2023 school year.  Early enrollment is important because it gives the schools time to plan for the incoming classes, allocate resources to fit the student needs, and best prepare for your child’s education. If you h...

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School Safety Tip Line

The school district has a safety team that includes representatives from schools and programs across the district, the Hartford Police Department and the Hartford Fire Department. We follow procedures and protocols that are used nationally to keep children and staff safe in school. Recently it was recommended that we initiate an&...

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BIPOC Family Resource Group

The Hartford School District BIPOC Family Resource Group (BIPOC: Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Family Resource Group and Affinity Space to provide a safe space for people with shared experiences as it relates to being BIPOC in the school district and the Upper Valley. The group provides an opportunity to share experiences, learn from...

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