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Last minute changes for dismissal or unannounced early pick-ups continue to disrupt instruction; last Friday we received over 10 changes after 1:00 pm.  Please note that we have 530 students at dismissal, with about 130 being picked up or walking home, hundreds taking one of 20 buses, and about 80 staying in after-school programs. 

To ensure a safe and orderly dismissal, please assist us with the following: 

1. Written notes must be sent to the office as early as possible.

2. All calls to the office for changes must be received before noon time.

3. Last minute calls or early unannounced pick-ups take time to process; we apologize but please expect delays.

4. We maintain a daily log to document all changes and a public announcement will be made at 2:35pm with any changes.

If you pick up at school, please do so at 2:50pm sharp for the regular day or 5:00pm sharp for the after-school program.


Los cambios de última hora a la hora de salida o el recoger a su estudiante temprano sin previo aviso continúan a interrumpir la instrucción para los estudiantes; el viernes, por ejemplo, más de 10 cambios fueron recibidos después de la 1 pm. Tenga en cuenta que tenemos 530 estudiantes al final del día escolar, con alrededor de 130 que son recogidos o caminan a casa, cientos que toman uno de los 20 autobuses, y alrededor de 80 que permanecen en programas después de la escuela.

Para asegurar un despido seguro y ordenado, por favor, ayúdenos con lo siguiente:

1. Por favor de enviar a la oficina por escrito cualquier cambio lo más pronto posible.

2. Todas las llamadas a la oficina para cambios deben ser recibidas antes del mediodía.

3. Las llamadas de último minuto o el recoger temprano sin aviso previo tardan tiempo en procesarse y por favor espere retrasos.

4. Mantenemos un registro diario para documentar todos los cambios y los anunciaremos por el sistema de comunicación pública a las 2:35 pm.  

Si Ud. recoge a su estudiante en la escuela, por favor recoja a las 2:50 en punto al termino del día regular o en punto a las 5 para el programa de después de la escuela.  

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Please note that students are not allowed to have fidget spinner toys in school if they do not have a physician's note to do so.

We realize the value of these fidget toys, but they have become a distraction and are being used more as toys than as therapeutic remedies. Those found being used will be confiscated and will result in possible disciplinary action.

Please contact an administrator if you have any questions.


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Please take a moment to read an update from Dr. Baldizon, click HERE.


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We are thrilled to be a 21st Century Community Learning Center! This grant-funded program allows us the opportunity to provide before and after school programs to our students in Kindergarten through 8th grades. We are starting the program on February 6th.

We are required to follow specific guidelines and students must be able to commit to participate in the programming 5 days a week for a total of 12.5 hours.

CLICK for full details and to sign your child up. 

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Some important reminders:

  • When using Ward Street to drop off and pick up your students, please avoid the area by the apartments as this is a residential zone and you may receive a parking ticket. During the hours of arrival and dismissal only, the city allows us to use the area on our side of the school and across the cafeteria by the fenced parking lot. 
  • Please avoid unannounced early pick-ups as instructional time continues to be interrupted; we understand emergencies arise and we accommodate accordingly.
  • With frigid temperatures upon us, please ensure students come to school wearing a warm coat, gloves and a hat.

Thank you!

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Our Mission

At John C. Daniels Interdistrict Magnet School of International Communication students are taught to be creative thinkers who understand and appreciate the diversity in their communities and in the world. Students learn to communicate in different languages enhanced by technology and infused with the arts.  Students are inspired to excel in their studies, to be healthy and active and to contribute to a global society.

Family-School Compact for Achievement


New Haven Public Schools' Nondiscrimination Statement:

It is the policy of the New Haven Public Schools district that no person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of or otherwise discriminated against under any program, including employment. Protected classes include Age, Ancestry, Color, Gender Identity or Expression, Genetic Information, Learning Disability, Marital Status, Mental Disability, Intellectual Disability, National Origin, Physical Disability, Race, Religious Creed, Sex, Sexual Orientation, equal access school facilities and school premises to Boy Scouts for America and other designated youth groups.

Title IX Coordinator:   Vallerie Hudson-Brown,  54 Meadow Street, New Haven,  Telephone#203-497-7014 504 Coordinator:  Delores Garcia-Blocker,  54 Meadow Street, New Haven,  Telephone # 203-946-8982


Contact Us

Principal: Dr. Marlene Baldizon
Assistant Principal: Laurian Kehoe

569 Congress Avenue
New Haven, CT 06519

Main Office: 475-220-3600
Magnet Office: 475-220-3604
Fax: 475-220-3605



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

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