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Our Hispanic Heritage Celebrations will take place on Friday October 18th. We will have two performances.

  • The first performance will be at 9:00am for students in PreK, Kindergarten, first, seventh and eighth grades.
  • Our second show will begin at 10:15 for students in second through sixth grades.

Parents are welcomd to join us as we recognize the contributions and vital presence of both Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and to observe their native heritage and contributing culture.

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Picture day is October 17th. As a school wide fundraiser, for $1 students in grades Pre-K to 8, may dress down or stay in their picture day clothes. Remember clothes must follow school dress code policy and be appropriate (no inappropriate graphics, no hoodies, no ripped jeans, no crop tops, no sandals, no slides, and dresses/skirts must be at arm’s length). All funds collected will be utilized for future student events.

el 17 de octubre es el día de las fotos. Los estudiantes de Pre-K - 8 pueden vestirse con ropa de fotos o ropa casual  por  $1.00. Recuerde que la ropa debe seguir el código de vestimenta de la escuela y ser apropiados (sin gráficos inapropiados, sin “hoodies”, sin mahonés con rotos, sin camisetas cortas, sin sandalias, y sin vestidos / faldas cortos).Todos los fondos recogidos serán utilizados para los futuros eventos estudiantiles.

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There has been a recent increase in mosquito born West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in several Connecticut regions. New Haven has demonstrated WNV-positive mosquito activity as well as the adjacent towns/cities of West Haven, East Haven, and North Haven. EEE is most closely present in Shelton and Madison at this time and with recent and continued warm weather and humidity, spread of infected mosquitoes is likely and opportunities of exposure increased.


Though the transmission of EEE to humans is rare, there have been two cases reported in CT, and all residents are urged to use preventive measures to reduce risk to exposure; please click HERE for prevention information.


Check the NHPS website at https://www.nhps.net/Page/484 for addtional information.


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Kindergarten Arrival Procedures       

  • Doors open at 8:20 a.m. daily
  • Beginning on Thursday, Sept. 5th ALL Kinder- 8th grade walkers and drop-offs will enter the building through the cafeteria doors on Ward Street. Additional staff will be present to monitor and escort K-4 students to their classrooms.
  • For security reasons, parents are not allowed to enter the cafeteria and walk with their child(ren) to the classrooms.
  • WARD street arrival door will close promptly at 8:40 a.m.
  • Students arriving after 8:40 a.m. must use the main entrance door on Congress Avenue and report to the main office for a late pass.

Procedimientos de la llegada

  • La llegada comienza diario a las 8:20 a.m.
  • Empezando el jueves 5 de septiembre, todos estudiantes de Kínder-8 que caminan o vienen en carro entraran en la calle Ward por la puerta de la cafetería. Ningún padre puede entrar por las puertas de la cafetería en la calle Ward.
  • Para mantener la seguridad, los padres de los estudiantes de Kínder - 8 no pueden andar a su hijo/hija al salón de clase. Tenemos suficientes maestros para ayudar los estudiantes de K-4 llegar al salón de clase.
  • Los estudiantes que llegan después de 8:40 a.m. se consideran tarde. Los padres/encargados necesitan entrar por la entrada principal en la avenida Congress y deben reportarse a la oficina con su hijo/hija para recibir un pase.
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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.


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.




Contact Us

Interim Principal: Mrs. Tina Mitchell
Assistant Principal: Ms. Yesenia Perez

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