Parent Info

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  • Child Care Programs

    Renbrook School families have a variety of options for After School Programs to fit their schedules covering before and after the normal education day hours of their child’s school day. Children can be registered online through the Renbrook School website and fees are based on the combinations of the days, hours, and program levels selected. Seasonal programs in the After School Adventures curriculum are run for specified days and weeks depending on the season and the specifics of the program offered. Dates, times and costs of these programs will be published and distributed to families several weeks in advance of the program starting.

    Preschool and Junior Kindergarten-Early Afternoon After School Care: 12:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
    Renbrook School students enrolled in the 1⁄2 day programs for either Preschool or Junior Kindergarten may elect to stay through the afternoon Monday-Thursday: 12:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m., Friday: 12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. This program includes time after lunch for a rest period, followed by a variety of small group activities such as StoryTime, Music & Movement, small arts and craft projects, games, and playground. Staffing is organized with Renbrook School teachers and Renbrook After School Staff. The cost for this option is based on the days of the week reserved. Dates, times and costs of these programs will be published and distributed to families several weeks in advance of the program starting.

    Preschool to Grade 5 After School Care: 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

    Renbrook School families in the Preschool to Grade 5 have options for late afternoon care to fit their schedule needs:

    A. Monday - Thursday
    3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    B. Friday
    2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    These programs begin with an afternoon snack time and are followed by a variety of daily afternoon activities such as small craft projects, LEGOS®, block games, playground, pool (weather permitting), and occasional field trips (extra cost). Staffing levels are set at 1:5 teacher to student ratio and include Renbrook School Summer Adventure Staff as well as Renbrook School teachers. The cost for these options is based on the days of the week and hours selected. Dates, times and costs of these programs will be published and distributed to families several weeks in advance of the program starting.

    Preschool to Grade 5-After School Adventure Programs (Formerly AfterSchool Plus+)
    These are themed based programs that are offered each season and include a variety of fun extra-curricular activities such as arts and crafts, pottery, Chess Club, coding and robotics, ice skating, origami, cooking, and more! These are open to all Renbrook School students. These are separate registrations from other After School programs, involve a separate fee for the program (reduced fee applies for After School contract registered students), and run from 6-8 weeks depending on the program. Hours are generally 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. for one day each week during the program. Programs may be mixed and matched according to availability and desire to attend.

    Special Program Notes:
    Space is limited for all After School Programs in order to maintain safe staffing and oversight levels and require advance registration.

    After School Adventure Programs require an additional fee which varies per program; reduced for contracted After School students.

    Families will be billed in two installments:

    60% of the total cost is due and payable on November 1, 2018
      40% of the total cost is due and payable on February 1, 2019

      **adjustments made mid-session will be billed February 1, 2019, or
      after the adjustment is made

      Pick-ups after 6:00 p.m. incur a $60.00/hour late fee, prorated in 15-minute

      Drop-ins for After School Programs are welcome but are subject to
      staff/student ratios, with reservations made 24 hours in advance. The cost is
      $25/hour, prorated in 15-minute increments

      After School Early Afternoon Program 12:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. is on a
      contract-only basis, ​no drop-ins please​.

      After School Programs may qualify for Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts. Please contact your employer

      Preschool to Grade 8-Before School Program
      Students are welcome to arrive daily beginning at 7:00 a.m. and will report to the Large, Middle and North Dining rooms to be signed into the program daily. Students will be escorted to their homerooms at 7:45 a.m. each morning. There is no additional fee for this program.

      Preschool to Grade 5 Vacation Care for the 2018-19 School Year
      Vacation Care options are offered to Renbrook families and students for specific holidays, vacations, and conference/professional days on the Renbrook All School calendar. Families must register in advance for Vacation Care and registration forms will be available online. In order to give families the advanced planning necessary for coverage, a decision will be made seven days prior to the specific day(s) and parents will be notified if the program will run based on a minimum number of pre-registrations. The All School calendar for Renbrook School will identify the holidays/vacations/special days that Vacation Care will be offered.

    • Dining Services

      The talented chefs from SAGE Dining Services offer a daily culinary adventure for the Renbrook community. SAGE's seasonal menus are custom designed for Renbrook, reflecting the students' preferences as well as the fresh products available in the market. SAGE's registered dietitians review and approve each menu to ensure that it offers a wide variety of nutritious choices.

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      Food Allergy Policy

      Renbrook is a nut and peaunut aware school. Food items brought to school for any reason must be free of nuts and/or peanuts in any form.
      • Please read all labels and store signage with great care.
      • Look for wording such as "may contain" or "made on the same machines or premises with."
      • Remember, such products pose a threat due to cross-contamination and should not be brought to school. We have students with life-threatening allergies. We cannot risk having these students go into rooms where there are—or have been—food items containing nuts or peanuts in any form.
      Renbrook strives to accommodate food-allergic children through efforts not often found elsewhere. 
      The SAGE Spotlight Program

      SAGE believes all foods fit on your plate when you practice variety, balance and moderation. The SAGE Spotlight Program© makes this easy! We assign color-coded dots to all menu items to guide your decisions. Our program encourages a healthy relationship with food that is both fun and nutritious.

      A balanced approach to eating relies on getting a variety of nutrients from a broad array of foods. Moderation is key since all foods contain differing amounts of nutrients. The green, red and yellow dots indicate how much and how often certain foods should appear on a plate.

      Green spotlight foods are the foundation of your plate. Simply prepared fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins and non-fat dairy are common green dot foods. Everyday, add a variety of these foods to at least half your plate for added color and nutrients.

      Yellow spotlight foods add a mix of nutrients and flavors to your plate. Yellow dot foods include fruits, vegetables, grains, proteins and low-fat dairy prepared with moderate amounts of added sugar, fat and/or salt. Balance your plate by filling a quarter to a half of it with yellow dot foods.

      Red spotlight foods provide valuable nutrients, but also contain some you want to moderate. Focusing on portion or frequency is a great way to enjoy red dot foods. Reserve a quarter of your plate for foods like macaroni and cheese, or add items like pizza to your plate a couple times per week.

      SAGE's registered dietitians evaluate and update the program on an ongoing basis. As part of the SAGE Signature Service©, they analyze recipes and review menus for balance, completeness and accuracy.
    • School Hours and Contact Info

      School Hours and Contact Info 

      Renbrook School 
      2865 Albany Avenue
      West Hartford, CT 06117           
      Main Phone 860-236-1661 
      Main Fax 860-231-8206
      Nurse's Fax 860-232-2047 
      Announcements & School Closings  860-231-2257
      Summer Adventure Phone 860-232-8410 

      Main Line Hours  

      School year: 
      7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. M–Th
      7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. F
      Vacation and Summer schedule: 
      9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. M–F
      Renbrook School Summer Adventure:
      8:00 a.m. –  4:00 p.m. M–F

      2019-20 School Hours 

      8:20 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. M–F
      Junior Kindergarten
      Full Day 8:20 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. M–Th,
      8:20 a.m. –  2:00 p.m. F,
      Half Day 8:20 a.m. –  12:30 p.m M–F

      8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. M–Th,
      Friday dismissal at 2:00 p.m.
      Grades 1-5:
      8:00a.m. – 3:00 p.m. M–Th,
      Friday dismissal at 2:00 p.m. 
      Grades 6-8:
      8:00 a.m. – 4:10 p.m. M–Th, 
      Friday dismissal at 2:00 p.m.

      Health Services 

      The nurse is on full-time duty on school days.
      Office Hours: Monday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. and Friday to 2:00 p.m.
      When sending medical materials by FAX, please use the School Nurse FAX line at 860-232-2047.
    • Secondary School Placement

      Life after Renbrook...

      How will I find the right school for my teen?

      Our Secondary School Placement Office guides students and families through the process of finding the right fit school for every child. As students enter the Upper School, the office keeps track of their progress, achievements, and growth.

      Renbrook students receive:
      • Guidance with every step of the application process
      • Personal consultations with the Director of Secondary School Placement
      • An invitation to our annual Secondary School Fair held every October with more than 70 schools in attendance
      • Free SSAT strategy sessions to help improve SSAT scores
      • The opportunity to take the SSAT Flex Test in a familiar school setting
      • Application essay-writing assistance
      • Mock interviews to prepare for visits to schools
      • Parent information sessions regarding the placement process
      • Opportunities to meet with secondary school admissions representatives when they visit campus
      • Teacher recommendations that reflect the relationships teachers build with students throughout their Renbrook years

      Where do Renbrook students go?

      Renbrook is proud of the established relationship that we have built with admissions in 100 plus schools throughout New England and beyond. Renbrook’s student acceptance rate for Secondary School placement is over 90% for eighth grade graduates and these relationships are a contributing factor.
      Acceptances 2017-18

      Renbrook students were accepted at the following schools in 2018:

      Avon Old Farms
      Dana Hall
      Ethel Walker’s
      Francis Parker
      Germantown Friends
      Miss Hall’s
      Miss Porter’s
      New Hampton
      Northfield Mount Hermon
      Northwest Catholic
      Pacific Ridge
      St. Paul’s
      Shattuck-­‐‑St. Mary’s
      Stoneleigh Burnham
      The Gunnery
      Wilbraham & Monson
      Vermont Academy

    • Transportation Options

      Transportation for West Hartford students

      The Town of West Hartford provides busing transportation to and from Renbrook School for our students who reside in West Hartford. Families must submit an annual Private/Parochial Transportation Request to arrange for busing. The Town of West Hartford determines the drop-off and pick-up schedule for the buses each year according to the number of Renbrook students and where they reside.

      Families in other towns arrange carpools with other Renbrook parents from those towns.

      Renbrook's Glastonbury Express

      Getting to Renbrook is easier than ever for families living in Glastonbury and adjacent towns, thanks to Renbrook's Glastonbury Express bus.

      This service offers Renbrook students in Grades K-8 one-stop transportation between Glastonbury, CT and the Renbrook campus in West Hartford. All transportation is run by DATTCO, specialists in school transport.

      Sign-up is on an annual basis. For more information, contact Jane Livziey, Director Enrollment Management and Financial Aid by email at or by phone: 860-236-1661 ext. 219.

      Transportation Hours

      Pick-up time at the Glastonbury stop is 7:00 a.m.; the bus arrives at school by 8:00 a.m. or earlier.

      The afternoon bus leaves school at 4:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 2:15 p.m. on Friday, arriving at the Glastonbury stop at 5:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. respectively.

      Transportation Costs

      Sign-up is on an annual basis. To learn more about costs please contact The Business Office at 860.236.1661

    Health Services

    The nurse is on full-time duty on school days.

    Office Hours: Monday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. and Friday to 2:00 p.m.

    When sending medical materials by FAX, please use the School Nurse FAX line at 860-232-2047.

    Immunization requirements for enrolled students in CT schools for the 2018-19 school can be located under "downloads" on the right hand side of this page.
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