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

Annual Parent Survey

The annual Parent Survey is now available online in English, Spanish and Albanian. Please click on 2014-2015 Parent Survey .

Crosby Walk for Success

The Walk for Success is a collaborative partnership between Project GRAD and Crosby High School.  The Walk for Success (WFS) is a campaign that conducts door-to-door home visits for incoming Crosby students.

Flyer in English / Spanish / Albanian

Letter in English / Spanish / Albanian

FREE Folklore Interactive Workshop

Please join the Waterbury Parent Academy as they sponsor an extraordinary interaactive experience for parents and students performed by Shakesperience Productions at Kennedy High School on Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. See attached flyer for more information.

GEAR UP Summer Academy

Spend your summer learning Math, English, and exploring career choices with the GEAR UP Summer Academy for current 9th grade GEAR UP students. July 6th - July 31st; 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. daily at Naugatuck Valley Community College. Enroll now at gearup10thgradesummer.eventbrite.com. Find us on Facebook at Waterburygearup.

Parent and Community Leadership Conference

Come join us in a celebration of parent and community leadership, including parent recognition awards, display of student logo contest art work, student jazz performance, informative workshops, and lunch served by the Culinary Arts students of Crosby and Wilby High Schools. Featuring Guest Speaker Elizabeth Williamson, Northeast Communications Director for the U.S. Department of Education. Free parking, continental breakfast, best practices in parent engagement displays, and an opportunity to meet and network with other engaged parents, along with a free gift bag for each participant and a chance to win great prizes. Pre-registration required. Contact Gladys Wright at gwright@waterbury.k12.ct.us 0r 203 574-8044 for more information. Registration form will be available at this link after April 13, 2015.

 

Juvenile Review Board Needs Volunteers

 A new initiative to reduce student arrests needs volunteers from the community to sit on Juvenile Review Boards. This new program will allow students who commit misdemeanor offenses to avoid arrest. Students will be required to perform community service and / or receive counseling. Any adult who wishes to learn more about serving on a Juvenile Review Board, which meets once each month to hear and review cases, may contact the Waterbury Youth Services System, Inc. at 203 573-0264.

Proposed Budget

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

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Education Budget Mill Rate Analysis

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.

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

 

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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