OUR MISSION

The mission of the Waterbury School System is to establish itself as the leader in Connecticut for urban education reform in partnership with the State Department of Education and the entire Waterbury community.   The school system will provide opportunities for all students to maximize their skills and talents in an atmosphere where teaching and learning flourish under the never-wavering belief that all students can be exemplary students, while becoming respectful, responsible, productive citizens vital to our community.

 

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Latest Newsletter Available

The latest district newsletter is now available on the website. To see this newsletter, click on the link above or to see older, archived newsletters, go to the School/Community Relations link on the main district webpage, then click on newsletters. The newsletter includes several color photos, so it may take several  seconds to download to your computer, depending on your internet speed.

Proposed Budget

The Waterbury education department proposed budget, as under consideration by the Board of Education.

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Pages 42-83

Pages 84 on to end.

Smile Builders Spring Schedule

Parents: Smile Builders is a program that provides dental cleaning services to students during the school day. It is available to all students, including those with private dental insurance, HUSKY plan, or uninsured. Check the attached calendar for more information as well as dates when Smile Builders will be visiting your child's school. Flyer with calendar.

Honorees

Waterbury Public Schools is excited to announce the several educators and students being acknowledged at the 15th Annual Scholarship Awards Banquet for the Rivera Memorial Foundation, Inc. 

  • Juan Mendoza (Reed) will be receiving the Inspiring Educator Award

  • Jeff Hunter (Central Office) will be receiving the Community Service Award

  • Anthony Azzara (Sacred Heart) will be receiving the Inspiring Educator Award

    Students:

  • Sohan Aziz (Kennedy) will be receiving the Rivera Memorial Foundation Scholarship

  • Alegra Hilyard (WAMS) will be receiving the Rivera and Hughes Memorial Scholarship

  • Amber Craig (Sacred Heart) will be receiving the Joseph Cortes Memorial Scholarship

    The awards ceremony will be on Thursday, April 23 at Coco Key Water Resort Hotel & Convention Center and will begin at 6:00pm.  If you are interested in attending, please visit the following website: http://www.rmfinc.org/

Testing Windows Announced

We are beginning our test period for the Smarter Balanced test in our schools. Each school has received information about the district’s testing window for each test and will create a building schedule based on that testing window.

 

BOE Approves 2015-2016 School Calendar

The Board of Education approved the calendar for the 2015-2016 school year at its meeting of February 5, 2015. School will begin August 26, 2015 for students. Staff will be returning for professional development on August 24 and August 25. New teacher orientation is August 17 - 19.

GEAR UP Parent Survey

To all 8th and 9th grade families, the GEAR UP Program is requesting your assistance in completing our biannual parent/guardian survey.  Please follow the link below to access the survey.  The results will be reported to the US Department of Education later in the year.  We thank you for your time and continued support of the program.   

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/36GDXCJ

 

When to Keep Your Child Home From School

The Waterbury Health Department has issued guidelines for parents and guardians as to when a child should be kept home from school. Click here to view these guidelines.

Kindergarten Registrations

Registrations for kindergarten for the 2015-2016 school year will be processed at the Waterbury Family Intake Center, One Jefferson Square, first floor, beginning February 17. Each school is assigned a specific date or dates. Please see flyer for additional information. 

Pre-Kindergarten Registrations

Registrations for the public school pre-kindergarten classes will be accepted January 7, 2015 through May 29, 2015. Click here for more information.

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Waterbury Public Schools
236 Grand Street
Waterbury, CT 06702
Phone: (203) 574-8000

Fax: (203) 574-8010