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Principal's Message

Welcome to the "Nicest Place in Connecticut!" 
Clintonville has been named the "Nicest Place in CT" and a finalist in the competition for "Nicest Places in America!"  Click here to read the Readers Digest article!
The Clintonville Elementary School Community is dedicated to encouraging our students to become lifelong learners who respect themselves and are sensitive to the differences of others. Through the arts and physical education, students will develop, appreciate, and express their own individuality and creativity. By promoting critical thinking, responsibility, and self-sufficiency, students will become active citizens of our community. Together, we will not only make a difference in everyone's day but make a difference in everyone's life.
It is a privilege to be your principal. Please contact me with any concerns, comments or suggestions.
Lauretta Dowling
North Haven Public Schools Vision Statement
 As a result of their experience in the North Haven Public Schools, every student will acquire the skills necessary to meet the demands of the 21st century.
North Haven Public Schools Values and Core Beliefs
·         Faculty and staff have the capacity to contribute to continuous improvement in student achievement
·         District and school leadership must commit to improved student achievement
·         We must hold ourselves and each other to a standard of excellence and contribute to the positive school experience of all students
·         All students deserve highly effective instruction every day
·         Learning must be relevant, engaging, and challenging
Helpful Parent Tips: 
Please make sure your children arrive to school on time every day.  The school day begins at 8:30 and ends at 3:02.
Please help your child achieve a full day's attendance throughout the year.  If they aren't in class, they are missing instruction.
Be sure they are well rested and have had a healthy breakfast and bring a healthy snack.
Check backpacks each evening for notices and assignments.  Arrange for them to complete their own homework in a designated area.
Read with and to your children nightly when possible.
Be a role model.  You are your child's first teacher.  They watch how you respond to situations and they will imitate that.
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Mission Statement

It is the Mission of the North Haven Public Schools in collaboration with students, parents and community to develop responsible, educated and productive global citizens who can thrive in an ever-changing world.

News & Announcements


Q & A Virtual Session with Medical Associates

Families, do you have questions about returning to school safely this fall? Join pediatricians and school medical experts to get answers to your questions about immunizations, mask wearing, hand washing, social distancing, face touching and any other concerns.
Public Discussion


Please click on the link to read an announcement about a public ZOOM meeting to be held on August 6 to discuss the North Haven school mascot.
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North Haven Public Library Anti-Racism and Black Lives Matter Movement

The mission of the North Haven Memorial Library is "to provide library resources and services to address the informational, educational, cultural, and recreational needs of the community of North Haven." The North Haven Memorial Library always has and always will WELCOME EVERYONE, and we stand in solidarity with the Connecticut Library Association in its statement condemning racism

Look for the Good

Click on the link to view he Clintonville Look for the Good slideshow

Events Calendar

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Notice of Policy of Non-Discrimination

The Board of Education complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability (including pregnancy), veteran status or gender identity or expression, in any of its educational programs and activities, in employment and application for employment, and in admission and application for admission as required, subject to the conditions and limitations established by law. The Board’s prohibition of discrimination or harassment in its educational programs or activities expressly extends to academic, nonacademic and extracurricular activities, including athletics.
It is also the policy of the Board to provide for the prompt and equitable resolution of complaints alleging any discrimination on the basis of protected characteristics such as race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability (including pregnancy), veteran status or gender identity or expression.
Any student and/or parent/guardian, employee, or third party wishing to file a complaint regarding discrimination may obtain a copy of the Board’s non-discrimination complaint procedures and complaint forms, which are available online by CLICKING HERE or upon request from the main office of any district school. If a complaint involves allegations of discrimination or harassment based on reasons such as gender/sex or disability, such complaints will be handled under other appropriate policies prohibiting sexual harassment/discrimination or disability. Complaints of discrimination and/or harassment may also constitute bullying behavior under the Board’s Bullying Behavior in the Schools Policy.
Any student and/or parent/guardian, employee, or third party also may file a complaint with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education (“OCR”):
Office for Civil Rights, Boston Office
U.S. Department of Education
8th Floor
5 Post Office Square
Boston, MA 02109- 3921
(617) 289-0111
Any student and/or parent/guardian, employee, or third party may also file a complaint with the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities:
Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities
450 Columbus Blvd.
Hartford, CT 06103-1835
(800) 477-5737
Anyone who has questions or concerns about the Board’s policy on non-discrimination, or who would like a copy of the Board’s complaint procedures or complaint forms related to claims of discrimination, may contact:
Director of Student Services
Title IX Coordinator, Section 504 Coordinator
5 Linsley Street
North Haven, CT 06473
Retaliation against any individual who complains pursuant to the Board’s policy and regulations is strictly prohibited. The district will take actions necessary to prevent retaliation as a result of filing a complaint.
Full Notice with Legal References
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