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Principal's Update

DePaolo Families,


DePaolo families, 

I would like to extend my best wishes to all our 8th grade students as they set out on their new journey.  They will all be missed, but I know they will do well in high school!  Please be sure to tell them to come back to visit and share with us all of their accomplishments.  I know they will make us all proud.     

Below are some updates to share from DePaolo for the last time this school year. 



Our last day of school is an early release days for students.  Students will be dismissed at 12:45 PM on Thursday.   

Parent Climate Survey: 

Earlier this week, the district sent out an invitation for all families to complete our annual Parent Climate Survey through ParentSquare.  If you have not already completed that survey, please do.  We value your feedback.   

Transportation Survey: 

The district is looking for ways to be more effective with bus transportation for next school year. If your child qualifies for transportation, you should have received a Parent Square communication requesting that you complete a short 10 question survey.  If you haven’t already, would you please consider completing the survey?  You will be able to opt back into bus transportation at any time if you change your mind.  The link is below: 


Grade 7 Physicals: 

The Health Assessment Record for entry into Grade 7 for the 2024-25 year, should be on file as soon as possible but no later than the first day of school which is August 29, 2024.  Physicals can be dropped off in the Main Office over the summer between the hours of 8AM – 2PM. Please contact our nurses in the Health office at 860-628-3265 with any questions. 


Medication Pick-Up Reminder: 

Please pick up any student medication from the Nurse’s Office by 12 PM on the last day of school, June 13th.  Any medication left in the Health Office at the end of the last day will be properly disposed of as outlined in the SPS Medication Administration guidelines. Please reach out to one of our nurses with any questions. 


Ice Cream  

We will have ice cream for the students during all lunch waves on the last day of school, Thursday.   



The last day for students to use their lockers will be Wednesday, June 12.   

Grade 8 Holiday Hill:  

We had a great day at Holiday Hill for all Grade 8 students yesterday.  All the students seemed to really enjoy themselves and I am very proud of how well our students represented DePaolo.   


Grade 8 Class Picture:  

Our Grade 8 Class panoramic picture order forms are still available in the main office.   


Yearbook Sales: 

There are still extra copies of this year’s yearbook available to purchase.    


Summer Reading: 

Summer reading lists and letters to parents are now available on-line at the Southington Public Schools website, under the Parent Tab. 


Grade 8 Class Night: 

DePaolo will be transformed into beach scenes where students can find music, free raffles, an inflatable obstacle course, an inflatable axe throwing booth, an enclosed 360 photobooth, a selfie photobooth, yard games, a candy bar, and a popcorn machine.  In addition, T-shirts will be handed out and pizza and snacks will be served. 

Have a wonderful summer and I wish the very best to all 8th grade families!