Welcome Letter from Principal

Dear West Vine Street School Families,

Welcome to the 2020 - 2021 school year!  I am thrilled to welcome you back to school. It is truly an honor for me to move from Assistant Principal to Principal of West Vine Street School. I am privileged to work with an outstanding staff to make it a smooth transition for our students during this uncertain time. I would also like to extend a warm welcome to AnneFay Sullivan to West Vine Street School as our new Assistant Principal. We are excited to work closely with you to ensure the success and well being of all of our students.

We have been working hard all summer to plan for a safe opening of school and to implement best practices to mitigate the risks associated with Covid-19. Our classrooms have been modified to increase social distancing, signage has been installed throughout the building to guide students, and our schedule has been modified to allow for more time for mask breaks, hand washing, and opportunities to access outdoor learning spaces. A stronger emphasis will be placed on social emotional learning as we implement the Second Step program in all of our K-5 classrooms.  

 West Vine Street School is such a special place to learn and grow. We are proud of our beautiful new school and have high expectations for each and every student.  Our students are kind, compassionate, and inquisitive.  Together with our dedicated staff, we strive to make connections with students to help them feel valued, accepted, and safe. Our West Vine motto of “Forward Thinking, Fostering Passions, Developing Responsible Citizens, and Preparing for Tomorrow’s Opportunities” will continue to guide our mission to provide a rigorous and joyful school environment. Whether we are learning in person or remotely at home, our goal is to encourage active student engagement to foster a lifetime love for learning.

Partnering with families will be crucial this year as we face many obstacles due to the global pandemic.  We appreciate your support as you work with students at home to practice safety protocols such as wearing a mask and washing hands. We encourage families to stay connected and informed by following our district website for important updates and information regarding our reopening plans. 

You can find Stonington Public School’s Covid-19 Information site at:  https://www.stoningtonschools.org/family-resources/covid-19-information

Please refer to the district calendar for updates:



Thursday, August 27th:  Kindergarten Orientation 
Tuesday, September 8th: Opening Day 

Please look for procedural updates communicated to you from West Vine Street School.  We value our partnership with families as we navigate these challenging times together. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with questions or concerns. Stay safe!


Kathryn Irvine, Principal
AnneFay Sullivan, Assistant Principal


Below are just a few of our frequently asked questions as well as upcoming events...

What are the school hours?
Regular Day: 8:55 AM - 3:25 PM
Half Day: 8:55 AM - 12:10 PM
Delayed Start: 10:25 AM - 3:25 PM
Early Closing: 8:55 AM - 12:10 PM