Dr. Chris Winters

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BOE Approves Gildea’s Start/End Time Creative Solution for GHS: The “Opportunity Block”

Dr. Gildea proposed a creative solution to the “pain points” in this year’s new GHS start/end times. The idea of a non-rotating “opportunity block” at the end of the day would allow athletes to leave for games without missing a core academic subject. Most of the board members reacted very favorably. Continue Reading →

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Letter: If Headmaster Believes Science on Start Time, He Should Not Recommend 8:15am Start

“If Mr. Winters doesn’t want to call the science into question, he shouldn’t recommend an 8:15am start time. What’s clear is that he is bowing to pressure from a minority of parents who are putting the interest of athletes ahead of the general student population.” – Jonathan Perloe Continue Reading →

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Gildea: No discussions about returning to the old school start time. We’re seeking a logistics solution.

After parents and students urged the Superintendent and BOE not to roll back start times, Greenwich Schools Superintendent said the start/end time steering committee is focusing on logistics, not on a roll back of start times. Continue Reading →

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Newly Formed Superintendent’s Start/Dismissal Time Steering Committee Exchanges Thoughts

“This shouldn’t be polarizing. It should be done without throwing out the science of sleep. I fear this will bee seen in the context of a political movement. We’re honoring the science of sleep, but realizing some small adjustments could make a big difference – we will not surrender or retreat.” – GHS headmaster Chris Winters Continue Reading →

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Selectmen Mull GHS Student Parking, Double Parking, Lack of Compliance on Drop off and Pick Up Agreement

First Selectman Peter Tesei asked for more aggressive police enforcement against double parking on Hillside Road and suggested a working committee be formed to explore smoother drop off and pick up. Continue Reading →

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GHS Headmaster: Taking away student parking on Hillside Rd does not begin to address congestion

“Many of the issues you raise are not influenced by student parking on Hillside. Parents make illegal maneuvers, they pull into driveways, they double park. They will do this whether there is street parking or not. …The Greenwich Police Dept has allowed that practice out of sheer practicality. There are not good options for after school pick up.” – GHS Headmaster Dr. Chris Winters Continue Reading →

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Greenwich Schools Community Service Awards Shine a Light on Extraordinary Students

In addition to awards for students at all the elementary, middle schools and GHS students – one in each of the five houses – the Fleishman Award for Community Service, which WMS principal called “The Ernie,” went to René Lapointe Jameson. Continue Reading →

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