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Teaching & Learning

Parents And Guardians as Partners

We know that parents and guardians are an essential part of our school community. Research has shown that students achieve more and do better in all aspects of school life when parents/guardians and families are involved. 

Parent/guardian/family involvement can mean a variety of things, including but not limited to:

  • Volunteering at school
  • Helping with homework, reviewing classwork and discussing these with your child
  • Attending PTA meetings
  • Attending parent-teacher conferences and keeping in contact with your child's teachers
  • Helping with a fundraiser
  • Reinforcing skills learned at school - both at home and in the community
For more ideas on how you can participate in your child's education, review the pages included here and/or talk to your child's teacher.

Parent Portal: 

The parent portal allows for increased school-home communication by providing parents online access to attendance, assignment and grading information for their children. The Parent Portal will open in late September.

Find out more about the Parent Portal


Physical Fitness Resources for Kids

The Physical Fitness Resources for Kids site links to a variety of fun ideas for getting and staying active throughout the year.

Library Program for Parents and Kids:

Brundage Community Branch Library (91 Circular Avenue) is the site of the Highwood Parents and Communities for Kids (PACK) Program.

PACK serves families in the Highwood Community, focusing on children ages 6-10, their parents and siblings. PACK offers programs that support families wishing to engage with their children in fun learning activities outside of school. Call (203) 287-2675 or (203) 287-7650 for more information.

The Brundage Branch Library has a variety of new materials for people of all ages, including a Spanish language collection for adults and children. It also has 4 computers with internet access and word processing programs.


It is the mission of Hamden Public Schools to ensure all our students learn to the best of their potential each and every day they are entrusted to our care.

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