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Our Mission is to inspire and prepare all students to realize their potential and enhance our global community.


47 Whiting Lane
West Hartford, CT 06119
Phone: 860-233-8541
Fax: 860-236-9367

Nancy DePalma, Interim Principal
Karen Kukish, Principal 

Welcome to Whiting Lane!


Interim Principal:  Dr. Nancy DePalma

Curriculum Specialist: Sally Pardee



Contact Numbers

Office:  (860) 233-8541

Early Learning Center:  (860) 233-1455
Fax:  (860) 236-9367


Absent or Tardy:  (860) 233-7124 ext. 405

 Please call the school office before 9:00 a.m. if your child is going to be absent or tardy. We appreciate your consideration in making this telephone call.


Safe Driving
Please obey all posted signs and traffic regulations when driving on school grounds or near our school. Remember the parking lot is closed during arrival and dismissal times.


School Hours

 K-5 School Day                Office Hours


M  8:35 am-3:20 pm         8:00 am-4:00 pm

T  8:35 am-3:20 pm          8:00 am-4:00 pm

W  8:35 am-2:00 pm         8:00 am-4:00 pm

Th  8:35 am-3:20 pm        8:00 am-4:00 pm

F  8:35 am-3:20 pm          8:00 am-4:00 pm


M  9:00 am-11:30 am

T  9:00 am-11:30 am

    12:15 pm-2:45 pm

W  9:00 am-11:30 am

     11:45 am-1:45 pm

Th  9:00 am-11:30 am

      12:15 pm-2:45 pm

F  9:00 am-11:30 am

    12:15 pm-2:45 pm

For safety and comfort, children should not arrive earlier than 8:20 a.m. Schools are not responsible for outside supervision prior to 8:20 a.m. The only exceptions are for those attending WHEE, the breakfast program (opens at 8:10 a.m.) or with teacher permission. The first bell will ring at 8:30 a.m., at which time children may enter the building. Children are considered tardy if they arrive after 8:35 a.m. Tardy records appear on your child's report card and are therefore part of your permanent record.

Visiting or Volunteering???

Anyone visiting or volunteering at Whiting Lane during school hours must sign the register in the office. It is important to know who is in the building at all times for security and safety reasons. Also, if your child is ill or hurt it will help us locate you if you are volunteering in the school. You will be required to wear a volunteer or visitor name badge. Your cooperation is appreciated and essential.  Only the front door will be unlocked during school hours.

Telephone Messages...

It is the policy of Whiting Lane not to interrupt classes to convey telephone messages to students. We request that early dismissal or after-school plans be finalized prior to students' arrival at school each day since we cannot guarantee that telephone messages will be conveyed prior to dismissal. If there are changes in dismissal plans please send a note to your child's teacher.

Afterschool Plans...

Please make sure to send in a note to your child's teacher whenever there is a change in your child's after-school plans. Unless there is a note, children will follow their usual after-school arrangements, i.e., ride the bus, go to WLEDC, or walk home. Please plan ahead and try not to call the office with changes in dismissal plans since we cannot guarantee that telephone messages will be conveyed to students prior to dismissal.

Parent Conferences

Please note the following early closing during Parent Conference weeks:

November and March

School Closings or Delays

During an early closing please do not call the office.

We need to keep our phone lines open. Please make emergency plans well ahead of time. When there is a delayed opening on a Wednesday, school will be dismissed at the regular 2:00 time. When there is a delayed opening on any school day, all before-school activities are cancelled. Please prepare your children for a snow emergency or other emergencies, which require an early closing. Have a practice drill just in case, so that your children know what to do and where to go if no one is at home. We will send all children home under most circumstances. However, should there be an instance when children absolutely cannot be dismissed, e.g. electrical lines down, we will keep your child safely at school.

For snow closings or other emergency closings, parents can get information by calling the source line, visiting the WHPS website or checking local news.  


WHPS SOURCE LINE: 860-233-2334

whps website



Crossing Guard

Three crossing guards are assigned to Whiting Lane School to ensure the safety of our children as they cross the streets on their way to and from school. They are located at the intersections of:

Whiting Lane and Farmington Avenue
Whiting Lane and Boulevard
Park Road and Oakwood Avenue


M 7:20 am-8:40 am 3:15 pm-4:00 pm
T 7:20 am-8:40 am 3:15 pm-4:00 pm
W 7:20 am-8:40 am 1:55 pm-2:40 pm
Th 7:20 am-8:40 am 3:15 pm-4:00 pm
F 7:20 am-8:40 am 3:15 pm-4:00 pm

WHPS Annual Informational Letters

Please click the links below to read the West Hartford Public Schools annual informational letters regarding the following topics:


Asbestos Letter


Green Cleaning




Transporation Code of Conduct

West Hartford Public Schools

50 South Main St, West Hartford, CT  06107

T: 860-561-6600

F: 860-561-6910

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