TORRINGTON — Students will head to class at different times during the next school year in Torrington, as the district has announced changes to its schedule.
According to a letter from Superintendent Susan Lubomski, elementary schools will start the day at 8:40 a.m. and end it at 3:35 p.m.; Torrington Middle School’s schedule will be pushed up by five minutes, running from 7:45 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.; and Torrington High School students will attend classes from 7:20 a.m. to 2:10 p.m.
Preschool classes at Forbes Elementary School will run from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., Lubomski said.
Lubomski noted that instructional time at the elementary school level will increase by 25 minutes under the new schedule, allowing for “more intervention and targeted instruction,” while the new high school schedule would be more “developmentally appropriate” for older students.
New bus routes will be posted on the district website by Aug. 9, Lubomski said.
The schedule changes were announced as part of a more comprehensive letter about the upcoming school year.
Lubomski also announced that new classes would be offered at the high school level, including “Drones, Engineering, Sports Science and Coding.”
The Torrington Public Schools and community organizations will host a meet-and-greet for city parents at Coe Park from 10 a.m to 1 p.m. August 10, Lubomski also noted.
“I am always amazed by the kindness and caring that our community partners continue to demonstrate while serving our families,” said Lubomski in the letter. “Please join us!”
The first day of classes will be held Aug. 28.