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Welcome to E. C. Stevens School


The E. C. Stevens School, named in 1961 to honor a local industrialist and school board member, is located in the southeast section of Wallingford. The children in Grades PreK-Grade 2 who attend Stevens live in the area bound by South Elm Street, East Center Street, South Airline Road, and Harrison Road. Many of these students are within walking distance of school.

The brick, one-story building is on spacious grounds, adjoining the Dag Hammarskjold Middle School and Lyman Hall High School campuses. It features two enclosed courtyard atriums that can be viewed from hallways and classrooms. Technology including iPads, Chromebooks, Smart Boards, and Touch Its are available for students to use. Computer lessons are taught in the school's computer lab.

An active PTO has raised funds to purchase new swings, classroom materials, and family night supplies. They also sponsor a field day, dances, book fairs, and a variety of cultural art programs. Additionally, many parents volunteer their time to help in school, or to work on projects at home.

  • Principal: Kristina Kiely
  • 34 teachers, 24 support staff
  • 327 students

Non-Discrimination Policy

Non-Discrimination Policy

The Wallingford Public School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability (including, but not limited to, intellectual disability, past or present history of mental disorder, physical disability or learning disability), or genetic information in establishing preliminary hiring and employment practices and establishing and providing school activities and programs.

Title IX Coordinator and Safe School Climate Co­Coordinator: Cindy G. Lavalette Assistant Superintendent of Personnel 100 South Turnpike Road, Wallingford, CT 06492 203-949-6508

Title VI Coordinator, 504 Coordinator, and Safe School Climate Co­Coordinator: Rob Mancusi Pupil Personnel Services Director 415 Church St. Wallingford, CT 06492 203-294-5946

Safe School Climate Specialist: EC Stevens Elementary School: Kristina Kiely, Principal 203-294-3750

Vision and Mission

E. C. Stevens School is a community of staff, students and families committed to educate, inspire and nurture children by providing a safe, challenging, caring and respectful environment in which every child will be successful. Our goal is to build a foundation to develop confident, knowledgeable, life-long learners, crticial thinkers, and problem solvers.

School Climate Goals

Goal 1 Bus Goal-To improve student behavior on school buses.

Goal 2 Positive Community-The focus of this goal will be to increase student pro-social interactions to increase school spirit.

Goal 3 Pro-social behavior-Students will demonstrate an increase understanding of school rules.

Click on each goal to find out more information about them.

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Attendance Policy

Please click on the link below to view the Wallingford Public Schools Student Attendance Policy

Student Attendance Policy

School Virtual Tour

Click on the link below to take a virtual tour of E. C. Stevens School.

Virtual Tour

We hope you enjoyed your tour!

Directions

From Hartford:

91 South to Exit 14 - take a right off the exit ramp and then an immediate left at the traffic light onto South Airline Road. Go through 1 traffic light (road now becomes Kondracki Lane). Follow to stop sign and take a left. Stevens is on the right.

From New Haven:

91 North to Exit 14 (Woodhouse Ave.) - take a left off the exit ramp. At the traffic light take a left onto Kondracki Lane. Follow to stop sign. and take a left. Stevens is on the right.

From 84:

Take 691 East to Meriden to 91 South. Follow the directions from Hartford above.

E.C. Stevens Parent Information Checklist

E.C. Stevens Elementary School

Parent Information Checklist

Parent/Guardian Resources

Goal: Know resources available to be an effective partner with school to help students succeed

□Establish login for PowerSchool and sign up to update your child’s demographic information to make sure it is accurate every fall. http://powerschool.wallingford.k12.ct.us/public/home.html

Use the link below to access direction for PowerSchool: http://www.wallingford.k12.ct.us/page.cfm?p=12530 School office will send home usernames and passwords.

□Register to view meal account at MyPaymentsPlus

https://www.mypaymentsplus.com/. Money can be added electronically through this website. You will need the student id number to register. This is different from their lunch pin. The student ID number will be sent home by the school office.

□Please feel free to reach out to set up a meeting with principal, Mrs. Kristina Kiely at kkiely@wallingfordschools.org

□For regular and special schedule school hours as well as storm-related delays and closings, visit the district website at www.wallingford.k12.ct.us.

Communication

Goal: Understand forms of school-to-home and home-to-school communications in order to stay connected with school and help student succeed

□All Teachers have a Parent Engagement Action Plan as part of their Teacher Evaluation Plan for the year. Talk to your child’s teacher about the ways they will engage & communicate with parents throughout the school year.

□Verify contact information (email) is accurate through the PowerSchool website in the fall or contact the school secretary: Dawn McCarthy at dmccarthy@wallingfordschools.org

□Read about the scoop at E.C Stevens School through our live newsletter and by visiting the virtual backpack both found on our School’s webpage.

□Read emails blasts which provide school information and news.

□Sign up for Wallingford Public Schools News and Happenings by RSS feed or Text Msg http://www.wallingford.k12.ct.us/page.cfm?p=12436

□Bookmark E.C. Stevens Parent Calendar and sign up for calendar and news alerts. It is a Google calendar, so it can be added to your own Google calendar on your computer or phone.

□Follow E.C.Stevens School on Twitter @ecstevensschool or by visiting our webpage.

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Volunteerism

Goal: Be an active partner in education by volunteering

Examples:

□Attend PTO meetings – meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month. They are held at Stevens for the first half of the year and held at Pond Hill for the second half of the year.

□Become a PTO member and make connections & receive updates from other parents. Membership is $10.00.

□Attend Parent Teacher Advisory Council (PTAC) meetings to collaborate with the Principal. These meetings are held every other month. Anyone is welcome at any meeting.

  • □Serve on a building-wide committee (School Climate, School Safety, Parent Ambassadors, Tools for Schools)

□Attend your child’s Open House and find out how you can volunteer to help in your child’s classroom. This year’s open house is Thursday, September 22nd at 6:00pm.

□Many teachers share information with parents via e-mail. This opportunity is usually communicated from the teacher through information sent home at the beginning of the year or at open house. Teacher e-mails are in the format of: first initial of first name last name @wallingfordschools.org (e.g. John Smith would be JSmith@wallingfordschools.org). There is also a faculty directory on the district website: www.wallingford.k12.ct.us under District Information.

□To connect to our school community, attend a E.C.Stevens Family Event.

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Collaboration with Other Schools and Board of Ed

Goal: Be a voice in decisions that affect all schools in Wallingford

□Sign up to receive alerts for weekly updates from Dr. Menzo, Superintendent http://salmenzo.tumblr.com/. You can also see Dr. Menzo’s weekly updates on his news and updates webpage here.

□Participate on a District level in system-wide PTAC (3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm at Central Office) or special interest group. Anyone is welcome at any meeting.

□Attend a BOE meeting or Town Council meeting. Check the Systemwide PTAC website for meeting dates and times as well as for contact information for BOE and Town Council members: wallingfordswptac.com.

□Subscribe to updates from the Systemwide PTAC website for more information about parent volunteer opportunities, such as district committees looking for parent participation.

Miscellaneous

Photo identification is required to access all Wallingford Public Schools. When you click the button to enter E.C. Stevens, you will be asked to show your identification and state your reason for visiting.

For information about how to register your child, click here.

Children will only be released to the parent/guardian or those names on our emergency list. Please be certain to report any changes to the school in writing.

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