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Dear Parents and Guardians:

It is my sincere pleasure to welcome you to Ivy Drive Elementary School! 

Ivy Drive Elementary School is recognized as one of Bristol's finest elementary schools. It is our intent to maintain our high expectations and standards of excellence! The development of a positive, safe learning environment in which all students can achieve to their fullest potential and become The Best They Can Be is our primary mission.

As a faculty and staff, we strive to achieve high standards of excellence, and to insure that all students achieve a strong academic foundation in basic skills as well as becoming caring, responsible citizens. To achieve this goal, we are committed to open, honest communication and a strong partnership between you and all of us. Research has demonstrated time and again that students who are the most successful in school have parents or guardians who are actively engaged in their children's learning. Therefore, we encourage you to get involved in your child's education here at Ivy Drive School. You can do this in many different ways, such as: volunteering and visiting your child's classroom; talking with your child and taking an active interest in what he or she is learning on a daily basis; communicating regularly with your child's teacher(s) about issues and changes in your child's life if they might impact learning and asking questions when you are unsure about something; making sure your child is "dressed for success" and appropriate for learning; insuring your child arrives to school on time, has his/her homework completed, and is ready to learn; supporting your child's teacher(s); and most importantly, by encouraging your child to be the best that he or she can be every day!

All of us at Ivy Drive are very excited that you will be joining us as part of our school community this year. We want nothing more than to make this school year a positive learning experience for you and your child. Let's join together and work hard to insure a safe and successful learning experience for your child and every student at Ivy Drive Elementary School.

If we can be of any assistance to you during the year, or if you have questions, concerns, or comments, please don't hesitate to talk with your child's teacher or contact me. You can reach me by phone at 860-584-7844, by email at, or by stopping by my office. You can also find a copy of this handbook along with other current information about our school on our website. The Bristol Public School website is . Click on Our Schools and then Ivy Drive School to get our current information. Be sure to follow us on twitter @IvyDriveSchool.

The following handbook has been updated to assist you during the 2019 - 2020 school year. Please read the handbook carefully and review the contents with your child. You will want to save this handbook to use throughout the year. It can serve as a reference whenever you have questions regarding school policies, procedures, and activities.

Again, welcome to Ivy Drive and best wishes to you and your child for a wonderful and successful school year!


Emily Gomes Principal

Principal Gomes

Bristol Public Schools Mission Statement

To provide all of our students with the mastery of skills, the acquisition of knowledge, and the inherent wisdom that will equip them to compete globally, to serve others locally, and to seek a fulfilling and healthy life.

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