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Clinton Goes Back To School Tuesday, August 28

The first day of school for Clinton students begins the week before Labor Day.

Clinton Goes Back To School Tuesday, August 28


Back to school begins Tuesday, August 28 for all Clinton Public Schools. Students will be in school for four days and then enjoy a Monday, September 3 holiday for Labor Day.

For those new to town, the Clinton Public Schools district consists of four schools: The Lewin G. Joel Elementary School (grades K-3); Abraham Pierson School (4-5); Jared Eliot Middle School (6-8); and The Morgan School (high school grades 9-12). Projected student population is 2,013.

To register your child or children for school, call the school office(s) where the students will be attending school. Click on the school name for the phone number or see below.

Additional information for students and their families can be found at the school’s website.

On the website, there is a complete listing of the bus routes for all schools. School lunch menus are available here.  


School Names, Locations, and Contacts:

Lewin G. Joel Elementary School (preschool and K-3)

137-A Glenwood Road

Clinton, CT  06413

Phone: (860) 664-6501

Fax:     (860) 664-6581

Principal: Claudia Norman

Assistant Principal: Shanta Smith

Regular School Hours: 8:46am to 3:15pm

Delayed Opening:  10:30am to 3:15pm

Early Dismissal:  8:46am to 12:15pm

AM Preschool:  8:46am - 11:35am

PM Preschool:  12:25pm - 3:15pm

Early Dismissal Preschool: AM 10:45am; PM no classes


Abraham Pierson School (Grades 4 and 5)

75 East Main Street

Clinton, CT  06413

Phone: (860) 664-6502

Fax: (860) 664-6582

Principal: Angela Guarascio

Regular School Hours: 7:56am to 2:37pm

Delayed Opening: 10am

Early Dismissal: 11:45am


Jared Eliot Middle School (Grades 6 - 8)

69 Fairy Dell Road

Clinton, CT  06413

Phone: (860) 664-6503

Fax: (860) 664-6583

Principal: Linda Tucker

Assistant Principal: Mike Gourdier

Regular School Hours: 7:50am to 2:31pm

Delayed Opening:  10am to 2:31pm

Early Dismissal:  7:50am to 11:45am


The Morgan School (Grades 9 - 12)

27 Killingworth Turnpike

Clinton, CT  06413

Phone: (860) 664-6504

Fax: (860) 664-6549

Principal: Keri Hagness

Assistant Principal: Nate Jacobson

Regular School Hours: 7:35am to 2:10pm

Delayed Opening:  9:35am to 2:10pm

Early Dismissal:  7:35am to 11:15am


Special Services Office (K-12) and Administrative Offices

137-B Glenwood Road

Clinton, CT  06413

Phone: (860) 664-6505

Fax: (860) 664-6585

Director of Special Services: Janet Brisson


Parent Conference Dates:

Joel - Dec. 5 and March 27

Pierson - Dec. 6 and March 13

Eliot - Nov. 15 and March 14

Morgan - Nov. 8 and March 26


School Recesses

Nov. 22-23: Thanksgiving Recess

Dec. 24-Jan. 1: Holiday/Winter Recess

Feb. 19-22: February Recess

April 15-19: Spring Recess

June 21: Last Day of School/Early Dismissal


Other Holiday Dates/No School:

Sept. 3      Labor Day

Oct. 8        Columbus Day

Jan. 21       MLK Day

Feb. 18       President’s Day

March 29     Good Friday

May 27        Memorial Day

School will be open for Veterans’ Day, November 12


CMT and CAPT Dates:  March 5-8, March 11-15, March 18-20, March 22, March 25-28


Early Dismissal Dates: Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 21, Dec. 21, Jan. 17, Feb. 28, March 21, April 25, May 16.


Early Dismissal Times

Joel School: 12:15 p.m.

Pierson School: 11:45 a.m.

Eliot School: 11:45 a.m.

Morgan School: 11:15 a.m.

Joel morning PK 10:45am

Joel afternoon PK no classes


Delayed Opening Times

Joel School: 10:30 a.m.

Pierson School: 10:00 a.m.

Eliot School: 10:00 a.m.

Morgan School: 9:35 a.m.


Central Office Administration

Superintendent of Schools: Jack Cross

Assistant Superintendent of Schools: Maryann O’Donnell

Phone number - Administrative Offices: (860) 664-6500

Fax number – Administrative Offices: (860) 664-6580

School Business Administrator: Kevin Kane

Phone number - School Business Office: (860) 664-6506

Location of Administrative Offices: 137-B Glenwood Road, Clinton, CT


Board of Education

Generally, meetings are held the first and third Mondays of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Board of Education Meeting Room at the Administrative Offices (Joel School Building), 137-B Glenwood Road, Clinton. This schedule can change due to Monday holidays.

Upcoming Board of Education Meeting dates:

August 20; Tuesday, September 4; September 17; October 1; October 15; November 5; November 19; December 3.


Board of Education Members:

Deborah Grass, chair

Ethelene DiBona, secretary

Kim Buckley

Kim Campanaro

Peter Giannotti

Lois Ruggiero

Phil Williams


Helpful Websites:

Henry Carter Hull Library

Town website


2012-2013 Education Budget:  $31.3 million    

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