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


35 Barksdale Rd.
West Hartford, CT 06117
Phone: 860-233-4421
Fax: 860-232-4732

Jennifer Derick, Principal 

School Info


Jen Derick


Curriculum Specialist

Michelle Wendehack


School Secretary

Jill Krawciw


Office Paraprofessional

Kathy Trial


School Nurse

Cathy Riefenhauser


School Phone Numbers


(860) 233-4421   voicemail 5700  
Fax (860) 232-4732
Absent or Tardy      

(860) 233-4421 ext. 3299


School Day Hours

  Student Hours      Office Hours      
Monday 8:30 - 3:20 8:00 - 4:00
Tuesday 8:30 - 3:20 8:00 - 4:00
Wednesday         8:30 - 2:00  8:00 - 4:00
Thursday 8:30 - 3:20 8:00 - 4:00
Friday 8:30 - 3:20 8:00 - 4:00


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, music rehearsals 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. All tardy students must sign in, in the main office and will not be admitted to class without a tardy slip. Tardy records appear on your child's report card and are therefore part of your permanent record.  In the event of an emergency closing due to weather conditions, school will close at 11:45.  For more information about emergency weather closings, please see the district emergency information page.


Safe Driving

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


After-School 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 WHEE, 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.


Telephone Messages

It is the policy of Norfeldt School 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.

Upcoming Events

  • April 2019
    • SatApr20 Passover
    • SunApr21 Passover
    • MonApr22 Earth Day
    • MonApr22 Passover
    • MonApr22 NO Floor Hockey Club, Grade 4 and Grade 5, due to Art Show 7:30 AM to 8:20 AM
    • MonApr22 Grade 4 Orchestra 7:45 AM to 8:30 AM
    • MonApr22 Grade 1 Visit from Field House Farm 8:45 AM to 12:00 PM
    • MonApr22 Student Council Meeting, Art Room 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM

West Hartford Public Schools

50 South Main St, West Hartford, CT  06107

T: 860-561-6600

F: 860-561-6910

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