Welcome Letter from Principal

Dear West Vine Street School Families,

Welcome to the 2021 - 2022 school year!  I am thrilled to welcome our students and staff back to school.
It has been a busy summer at West Vine Street School for those students who attended our district wide
summer learning programs. We hope that you were able to relax and make special memories with your
friends and families. Now it is time to look forward to a wonderful new school year!

Our incredible staff of educators have been in school throughout the summer to prepare classrooms for
the new school year. We are excited to welcome many new staff members to our West Vine Street
School family. We recognize that students may be feeling anxious with the start of a new school year and
we will continue to place a strong emphasis on social emotional learning while focusing on building
classroom community. We are aware that we will need to address unfinished learning by using an
acceleration model to fill in gaps in knowledge. Instruction will be focused on specialized skills and
content needed to learn grade level materials while providing the appropriate tools needed to grasp

West Vine Street School is such a special place to learn and grow. We are proud of our beautiful school
and have high expectations for each and every student. Our students are kind, compassionate, and
resilient. 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 inclusive school environment. Our overarching goal is to
encourage active student engagement to foster a lifetime love for learning.

Partnering with families will be crucial this year as we continue to face uncertainties following the global
pandemic. 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:

Please refer to the district calendar for updates:


Monday, August 30th : Kindergarten Orientation 
Wednesday, 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