First Day Of School - August 29
Important Reminder - ParentSquare
To stay better connected with families and staff, the district will utilize a new communications tool called ParentSquare. Through ParentSquare, all district, school and classroom messages will be sent to your computer or phone via email, and/or text. This includes emergency messages.
During the transition to ParentSquare, parents and staff will continue to receive information through both Infinite Campus and ParentSquare. Starting October 2, messages to parents will exclusively be sent through ParentSquare.
Infinite Campus will continue to be used for a variety of purposes including report cards, grades and assignments, lunch payments, fees/school store and real-time attendance information.
Families should have received a link to log in to their ParentSquare account from their principal. If you have not received a link, please reach out to your school directly.
FirstView Bus Tracking App
Fairfield Public Schools is pleased to launch FirstView, a bus tracking and parent communications app for your smartphone or desktop. The app provides families with the ability to track the location and direction of your child’s bus and receive confirmation when the trip is complete.
For further support, contact FirstView at 888-889-8920 or email email@example.com.
Click here to view the agenda and additional meeting information.
Fairfield Public Schools is pleased to offer you a protection plan for your grade 3-12 child’s Chromebook or laptop. The annual fee is $30 for a Chromebook and $50 for a laptop, and will cover two incidents of damage, including loss. Damage to a Chromebook could be a cracked screen, a keyboard with missing keys, or other issues. Insurance enrollment is scheduled to begin September 1, 2023, and end October 1, 2023. For additional information click here.
Fairfield Collaborative for Youth Mental Health
The Fairfield Police Department, Fairfield Public Schools and Fairfield Department of Human and Social Services are proud to announce the launch of the Fairfield Collaborative for Youth Mental Health.
The Collaborative, formed in response to key areas of concern identified by the town’s three departments, will feature programs addressing mental health issues.
The Collaborative’s first project is a monthly series that will provide parents and others with information and resources. The series will begin on Wednesday, September 13 at 6:30pm at Warde High School. All presentations are free and open to the public. To register or for more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
School Start And Dismissal Times
Click the above flyer for school start and dismissal times and upcoming early dismissal and conference schedules.
Calendar Change Reminder
The 2023-2024 FPS calendar was revised by the Board on July 20 to reflect a PD date shift from May 28 to April 30 due to primary elections.
FPS District leaders met for the annual August Advance. The group participated in professional learning and worked collaboratively to prepare for the upcoming school year.
We are excited to welcome many new staff members to Fairfield! Welcome to FPS!
Mill Hill Green Team Honored By US Department Of Education
The Mill Hill Green Team recently returned from DC, where they attended the US Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Ceremony and received a 2023 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School Award. Congratulations! Visit the FPS website to read the complete press release.
FPS Food Services Update - Free Breakfast
We are pleased to share that a new allocation of state funding enables FPS to offer free breakfast for ALL students for the duration of the 2023-24 school year. Students who are eligible for reduced price meals will receive free lunch.
For those who need meal assistance and are not automatically eligible through SNAP or Husky A, please see information available in the Free and Reduced-Priced Meals section of the website.
Save Your Soles Shoe Drive
Cleaning out shoe closets to start the new school year off on the right foot? Please save your soles for the Warde DECA shoe drive in October. Advanced pick up can be arranged.
Fairfield Students Attend Best Buddies Leadership Conference
Incoming Best Buddies School Chapter Presidents Madison Calandriello from Fairfield Warde High School and Bridget Carey from Fairfield Ludlowe High School attended the Best Buddies Leadership Conference in Indiana this summer.
Best Buddies is a club that creates one-to-one friendships for students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
Ludlowe Student Earns Congressional Award
Ludlowe Student Sofia Dillabough was recognized by members of the United States Congress, public and private partners, and industry and civic leaders at a multi-day event celebrating recipients of The Congressional Award Gold Medal. This award is the U.S. Congress’ highest honor for youth.
Congrats to Sofia on this amazing accomplishment!
The FPS Operations Department was hard at work this summer preparing schools for students and staff!