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Mr. Brown Reads to Kingsbury!
Summer Resources
Kingsbury School's Virtual Field Day

Click here for Kingsbury's Virtual Field Day!  Have Fun!!

This link will be up all summer for you to enjoy


Congratulations 5th Graders!!



Be a Part of the Conversation, WPS Engages with Community with New Online Platform to Plan for 2020-2021 School Year WPS Engages with Community with New Online Platform to Plan for 2020-2021 School Year

We are using a new online platform, called Thoughtexchange, to gather your input on the reopening of schools for the 2020-2021 school year. 

You will be asked to answer one open-ended question with as many responses as you like and then move on to the next step which is 'Star.' In 'Star,' you will see your thoughts and the thoughts of others and assign stars to each thought (from 1-5) depending on how strongly you agree or disagree with the idea.

Thoughtexchange is completely confidential. You can rate as many thoughts as you would like before moving on to 'Discover,' where you can see all the thoughts sorted by the average star rating. Please come back often to rate new ideas through Tuesday, July 14. We will share the data in a timely manner.

We appreciate your involvement and continued support.

To join the exchange, click here.

PLEASE COMPLETE: Connecticut Survey on Distance Learning

Waterbury Public Schools is pleased to offer this survey in order to obtain information from our families and teachers. The Connecticut Family School Partnerships (CFSP) developed The Connecticut Survey on Families and Distance Learning with the goal to collect data from both families and teachers on the impact of distance learning.

The survey was developed in collaboration with five Family Engagement Directors from Connecticut, the CFSP Leadership Team at CREC, the Connecticut Department of Education, evaluators from Cross Sector Consulting and the National Network of Partnership Schools at Johns Hopkins University. 

We will receive a summary of our data within two weeks of the survey closing on Wednesday, July 8. The data will be critical in preparing for the 2020-2021 school year and fostering dialogue among families and educators during the coming school year. 

Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete this survey. Please share it with other families and teachers across Waterbury Public Schools.

Family Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Family-Waterbury 

Encuesta Familiar: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Family-Waterbury-Spanish

Teacher Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Teacher-Waterbury

June 29, 2020- Letter from Superintendent Ruffin Regarding CSDE's Comprehensive Plan for 2020-2021 School Year
Summer Meal Service

The meal service for the 2019-2020 academic year will end on Tuesday, June 30 and the summer meal program will begin on Monday, July 6. Please note meals will not be available July 1 through July 3 as the Food Service Department prepares for the summer program.

For a list of summer locations, click here.

Final Report Cards-translations


En un esfuerzo por garantizar una comunicación constante con los padres y las familias con respecto al progreso y el logro de los estudiantes durante el cierre de la escuela, a excepción de los alumnos de Kindergarten, los padres y tutores podrán acceder al reportes de calificaciones de sus estudiantes a través del sitio web o aplicación PowerSchool a partir del 17 de junio. Si un padre o tutor desea una copia impresa del reporte de calificaciones, puede hacer una solicitud en el siguiente enlace:  https://bit.ly/WPSReportCard.

Los reportes de calificaciones de Kindergarten se enviarán a la dirección de correo registrada.


Në përpjekje për të siguruar një komunikim të vazhdueshëm me prindërit dhe familjarët në lidhje me progresin dhe arritjet e nxënesve gjate periudhes së mbylljes se shkollave, me përjashtim të nxënësve që janë në Kindergarten, prindërit dhe familjarët do të kenë mundësine të shikojnë deftesat e notave, në faqen e internetit të PowerSchool ose në aplikacion, duke filluar nga data 17 qershor. Nëse prindërit do të deshirojnë te kenë kopje të dëftesës, ata mund të bëjnë kërkesën e tyre në linkun e mëposhtëm: https://bit.ly/WPSReportCard.

Dëftesat e notave për Kindergarten do të dërgohen me postë në adresën e shtëpise që disponojme nga dosja e studentit.

Distance Learning Resources


Waterbury Public Schools Weekly Update

WPS Update for the week of June 8, 2020:




Update from Superintendent Ruffin regarding Introduction to Google Meets

Please review Dr. Ruffin's letter regarding Google Meets and videoconferencing. Thank you.




WPS Weekly Update-May 18, 2020

Please click here for Guidance from the CSDE, WPS Information and Resources

In this issue you will find:

1. Message from the Connecticut State Department of Education Commissioner, Dr. Miguel Cardona

2. UPDATE: Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) Program

3. Lt. Governor’s Computing Challenge

4. Resource for Families- The Three Rs of Learning from Home

Jr Achievement Online Activities

Jr. Achievement volunteers visit Kingsbury every May to offer wonderful programs to our students.  Since we can't be together in school, JA has a link to elementary school activities your children will enjoy. Please check them out:

JA Elementary School Resources

The Three Rs of Learning from Home

 Dr. Ruffin would like to  share this resource with parents and families:

The Three Rs of Learning from Home, shares tips on Routines, Relationships and Reassurances.


Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer Program

May 12, 2020

Update from Dr. Verna D. Ruffin, Superintendent of Schools, Waterbury Public Schools

The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) continues to seek ways in which students facing food insecurity can access proper nutrition during the COVID-19 school closure. The CSDE has partnered with the Connecticut Department of Social Services (DSS) to implement the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer Program (P-EBT). The P-EBT program complements other efforts to provide food to children during this difficult time and is not intended to replace any existing benefits or meal services, such as school meal distribution.

The P-EBT Program provides households with an EBT debit card that contains the cash value of one school breakfast and one lunch for each day that school classes are canceled due to COVID19 ($5.70 per day per child). Eligible households include those whose children are certified to receive free or reduced-price school meals and children who attend schools that offer free school meals to all students (such as Community Eligibility Provision or CEP schools). P-EBT Cards must be used only for food purchases at participating food retailers.

Cards will be issued in three phases beginning in late May and through the remainder of school closures and the benefits will be retroactive to March 17, 2020. 

el Programa de Transferencia Electrónica de Beneficios Pandémicos

12 de mayo de 2020

Actualización de la Dra. Verna D. Ruffin, Superintendente de Escuelas, Escuelas Públicas de Waterbury

El Departamento de Educación del Estado de Connecticut (CSDE) continúa buscando formas en que los estudiantes que enfrentan inseguridad alimentaria puedan acceder a una nutrición adecuada durante el cierre de la escuela COVID-19. El CSDE se ha asociado con el Departamento de Servicios Sociales de Connecticut (DSS) para implementar el Programa de Transferencia Electrónica de Beneficios Pandémicos (P-EBT). El programa P-EBT complementa otros esfuerzos para proporcionar alimentos a los niños(as) durante este momento difícil y no pretende reemplazar ningún beneficio o servicio de comidas existente, como la distribución de comidas escolares.

El Programa P-EBT proporciona a los hogares una tarjeta de débito EBT que contiene el valor en efectivo de un desayuno escolar y un almuerzo por cada día que las clases escolares se cancelen debido a COVID19 ($ 5.70 por día por niñoa/a). Los hogares elegibles incluyen aquellos cuyos hijos(as) están certificados para recibir comidas escolares gratuitas o de precio reducido y niños(as) que asisten a escuelas que ofrecen comidas escolares gratuitas a todos los estudiantes (como la Disposición de Elegibilidad de la Comunidad o las Escuelas CEP).


F.J Kingsbury Elementary School
220 Columbia Blvd
Waterbury, CT 06710
Phone: 203.574.8172

Fax: 203.573.6644