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The faculty and staff are anxiously awaiting the return of our students this Thursday, August 28th.

Upon arrival, we ask students to meet their teachers in the following locations:

  • Grades 1-2 Teachers will be in the Auditorium with class lists
  • Grades 3-4 Teachers will be in the Gym with class lists
  • Grades 5-8 Teachers will be in the Cafeteria with class lists

Additionally, you should have received a letter in the mail outlining our arrival and dismissal procedures. Click here for a copy. 

We cannot wait to see everyone!! 

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Mark your calendars for a Parent University workshop day, Saturday, November 1, 2014. Parent University is a free Parent Support Network for all New Haven Public School parents.  A critical component of New Haven’s School Change Initiative, Parent University aims to give parents the tools they need to help their children succeed in school and in life.

Join hundreds of New Haven Public School parents for a day of free workshops and community resources.

For more information, visit www.punh.org or call 203-497-7055 (English) or (203) 497-7056 (Spanish)

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For students entering grades 5 through 8, parent/guardian attendance at orientation is mandatory. To help meet the busy schedules of our families, we are offering three sessions from which to choose.

You need to attend only one of the following:

  • Friday August 22nd 10:00am-11:00am
  • Friday August 22nd 1:00pm-2:00 pm
  • Tuesday August 26th 5:00pm-6:00pm

We look forward to seeing you.

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As we look forward to starting the 2014-2015 school year, we want our parents to be aware of ways they can be involved in their child's academic experience. The New Haven Public Schools invites parents to join The Citywide Parent Leadership Team (CPLT). This team consists of parents from each school who work to provide input to the district. This is an open group and encourages participation from parents interested in becoming more involved with both individual schools and the school district. For additional information, go to NHPSparents.

Also, as part of JCD's efforts to ensure effective and ongoing communciation with our parents, in conjunction with our Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO), we are hoping to establish a network of room parents for each classroom. More information will be available at orientations as well as during the first few days of school. A room parent helps to facilitate communication between parents and the teacher and supports the teacher in needs that may arise. The responsibilities of a room parent will vary from teacher to teacher and grade to grade. Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:


*Meet with the teacher to discuss the role he or she would like the room parent to play

*Recruit other parents to help in the duty of room parents

*Help organize class parties and enrichment opportunities

*Call or email parents to line up chaperones for field trips

*Send out reminders—via email, phone or notes that go home with the students—about upcoming events, meetings, field trips

We do hope you will give some consideration to participating in these opportunites. 


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Our Mission

John C. Daniels School of International Communication fosters a community of teachers and learners who view themselves as global citizens growing in their ability to communicate effectively in a diverse world. We develop higher order thinking skills through our HOT, Magnet and elementary Dual Language programs. We infuse arts and technology into the curricula so as to best prepare each unique child to be a productive, effective member of the 21st century society.


Contact Us

Principal: Dr. Marlene Baldizon
Assistant Principal: Laurian Kehoe

569 Congress Avenue
New Haven, CT 06519

Main Office: 203-691-3600
Magnet Office: 203-691-3604
Fax: 203-691-3605



School Hours: 8:35am - 2:50pm

Pre-K Program: 7:30am - 5:30pm