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Dear Strong School Families,

It is with great excitement and anticipation of the upcoming year that I welcome back all of our students and families to Strong School! As the principal of Strong School, I am delighted that you are part of our amazing learning community. I welcome and value your positive energy and dedication to excellence. I am excited and energized to continue to work with our staff, students and families to ensure high levels of academic, social and emotional success for all of our children.

I am looking forward to another incredible and productive school year. Our devoted staff is already planning and preparing for the return of our students. This year, we are particularly eager to continue and expand our work with Emotional Intelligence. In addition to the Charter and the Mood Meter, students will be learning about 2 new anchor tools – The Meta Moment and The Blue Print. These tools will help students regulate their emotions and resolve peer conflicts. Be on the lookout for more information in regard to these tools. We’ve also been working hard on revising our school wide behavior plan. We will no longer be utilizing behavior tickets or the behavior strike system. Our focus will shift to align with our work on Emotional Intelligence. We will be utilizing “Dolphin Dollars” to positively reinforce students for following classroom Charters and school wide Charters… stay tuned for more information in regard to our new plan!

If I can be of assistance to you, please call or email me. The wonderful Strong School staff and I feel privileged to be part of this school family. We thank you for your support and look forward to working with you as we embark on what will prove to be another year of amazing accomplishments.

Weekly Updates

Special Education

If you have a child transitioning from 5th to 6th grade in special education, take a look at the FAQs. Entering 6th Grade: special (education) edition video.

Family Resource Center of Southington

The Family Resource Center of Southington (FRCS) is a partnership between the Southington Public Schools, community and families. Our mission is to help children build a strong foundation for learning by providing a nurturing environment that enhances all areas of development.

We understand that providing the items may be a financial burden for some. Therefore, please know that every public school has its own "Cares Program" to assist families in need. Contact may be made to each school's administration for further information. Additionally, the Town of Southington has, through the Community Service Department, assistance available. Please contact the Community Service Department at (860) 276-6271 for more information.

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Southington Public School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Non-discrimination Statement

Special Needs Registry

The Town of Southington in conjunction with the Commission of DisAbilities has established a Special Needs Registry at the Southington Police Department dispatch center to assist residents with special needs in the event of emergency or evacuation. Special needs flyer


Melissa Barbuto, Principal

820 Marion Avenue
Plantsville, CT 06479

Phone: 860-628-3314
Nurse: 860-628-3314 Ext. 292
Fax: 860-628-3322

School Hours

Preschool AM Session:
9:05am - 11:45am

Preschool PM Session:
12:55pm - 3:35pm

Grades K-5:

Planned Early Dismissal:

Parents & Students

School Handbook

Covid 19 Safety Protocols