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.



Free School Breakfast Available

"The School Breakfast Program is available to all students every weekday morning. You do not have to register your child in advance.  Your child can eat breakfast at school every day or only occasionally." Linda Franzese, Food Services Director -  Click here for additional information. 

Waterbury Public Schools will be participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for the 2015 - 2016 school year.  In a CEP school, ALL students will receive a nutritious breakfast and lunch at no cost, regardless of family income.

Notice to Parents of Students New to the District: To ensure that your child continues to have access to the free breakfast and lunch program, the Waterbury Public Schools is requesting that parents of students new to the district complete a financial surveyThe information provided will help ensure that your child continues to benefit from such a great program. If you receive such a request, please complete the form and return it to your child’s school by September 15th, 2015.  This financial form will be distributed as soon as it becomes available over the next couple of days.Your assistance in maintaining current funding levels is greatly appreciated. If you have any questions, please contact the Food Service Office at 203 574-8195.  Forms available on School Lunch Menu tab under Parents or Students link.


School Bus Routes Now Posted for New Year

School bus routes are now available on the website under both the parents and students tabs at the top of the page.

New Vendor Announced

Socks and Tops Outlet 

72 South Main St

Waterbury, CT  06792

Phone (203) 597-9719

E-mail:  socks and tops@att.net


Hours: Tuesday through Friday 11 a.m until 5 p.m.

Saturday : 12 noon until 4 p.m.


Work done on premises.  Polo shirts in store or bring your own.   

Payment options: cash, credit cards.


Jersey Knit Polo Shirts:  White $8.99, Colors are $10.99.  

Size Small thru X-Large. Additional for embroidery or decal.


During the summer we came up with a different form for taking days off that is earth friendly (electronic).  There are only 2 forms now: the form for Professional leave and the form for Personal, Funeral, Family Sick, Religious, Jury Duty, and Vacation (SAW).  This is the only form that will be accepted.  You may dispose of the old forms as you see fit. The form is located on the Waterbury.k12.ct.us website under staff, then HR Forms. It is called: Request to be Absent Form, for all employees.  The new form is electronic.  You need to fill it out and electronically sign it, email it directly to your principal for them to electronically sign it, and they will electronically forward it to the HR department for final approval.  There is a separate email that they need to go to.  It is hrrequest@waterbury.k12.ct.us.  If you have an issue with signing it electronically please contact your IT department for an update.  Our hope is to cut down on the paper usage, the wear and tear on the fax machines and copy machines, and the pricey toner cartridges.


Traffic and Parking Concerns

Welcome back to the start of school on August 26th.  Our goal is to provide a safe and secure environment for our students, staff and our visitors.  The Waterbury Police Department has requested us to please remind all parents and visitors that the Police Department will be monitoring parking and traffic at and around all schools. Everyone should follow the rules of the school’s traffic pattern and the motor vehicle laws to avoid enforcement action by the Police Department.


Annual Statement Posted



Any parent or legal guardian of a Waterbury Public School student may exempt his/her child from any or all lessons dealing with Human Growth, Development and Family Life portions of the Health and Wellness Education Curriculum.  This may be done by written notification to the Principal of the building that the child attends.  Copies of the curriculum are available at the school for parent review.  If you would like to read the curriculum, please call the school and make an appointment to go in and review the material.


New Chief Academic Officer Appointed

The Board of Education approved several appointments at its July 30, 2015 special meeting, including Darren Schwartz as Chief Academic Officer. He replaces Anne Marie Cullinan, who retired in June. Darren has served as an Instructional Leadership Director for the past three years.

Other appointments were: Joanna DiManno Crudele and Cathleen Newmark as Crosby Vice Principals, Jennifer McAloon-Egan as North End Middle School house principal, Michael Harris as Waterbury Career Academy Vice Principal, and Talisha Foy as Wilson Elementary School Vice Principal.



The Waterbury Board of Education revised the School Attire policy on May 7th, 2015 and again on May 21st, 2015 for the 2015/16 school year.  The revisions mainly impact high school students at Crosby, Kennedy, Wilby, Enlightenment, and Waterbury Arts Magnet School, as well as middle school students at Waterbury Arts Magnet School. Please see the copy of the Board of Education policy under Board of Education link for additional information and for policy specific to elementary and other middle schools.

Board of Education Videos

Videos of recent Board of Education meetings are now available on the website under the Board of Education link. Videos will be added as they become available.

Adult Education Registration


Morning registration begins on August 10, 2015 from 8:00AM-10:30AM

Evening registration begins on August 17, 2015 from 5:30PM-7:30PM

For more information contact the Waterbury Adult Education office at (203) 574-8038.

Teacher of the Year

This year's Waterbury Teacher of the Year is Jahana Hayes, a social studies teacher from John. F. Kennedy High School.

Revised Dress Code

The Board of Education voted to adopt changes to the district's dress code.  Click here for new policy.

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.

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.

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

Fax: (203) 574-8010