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DPAC Meeting

flyer for jan 9

Chase Holiday Tree

Students from Rotella Interdistrict Magnet School decorated the holiday tree in the Chase Building with the assistance of Principal Robin Henry. School Superintendent Dr. Verna Ruffin stopped by to admire the tree and the many handmade ornaments. 

students decorate tree


group stands around tree


WAMS PTSO Visit with Santa

WAMS santa

PJ Day for Elementary Schools

pj day flyer


Flyer in Spanish / Albanian

Flu Clinic

flu clinic flyer

Community Conversation

flyer for community conversation

Parent Forum

parent forum flyer

Monthly Montage November

Input Sought on Grant Application

21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant 2018-19

The Waterbury Public School District is preparing one afterschool grant application for the 2018-19 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant Program.  We welcome any input or suggestions you have to offer concerning this grant application.  To share your thoughts on this please call the Competitive Grants Office at 203-346-3506, or email using the following subject line: 21st CCLC Community Input, by October 23, 2018.

Monthly Montage - September

Educators of Year Announced

Thirty-one teachers, three paraprofessionals, one administrator, and one support staff person of the year will be honored at a ceremony at Crosby High School on Thursday, June 14th, at 4:30 p.m. The Administrator of the Year and the Waterbury Teacher of the Year will be announced at that time. Continue reading this article on the next page to see the list of winners. 

Monthly Montage June

Celebrating Community Through The Arts

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Rotella Montage April 2018

Moving on to National Invention Convention

Caleb Smith, a 5th grader at Rotella, was selected to go on to the National Invention Convention in Washington DC on June 3rd.  We had 19 finalists compete at UCONN this past weekend, and we received two other awards, both to Caleb.  It was a great experience for the students, and Waterbury was well represented. 

Open House Postponed

Maloney’s 2017 Lottery Open House scheduled for tonight has been rescheduled to Tuesday, January 24 at 6 pm. 


Crazy Hair Day

All students with no write ups and have all homework assignments turned in for the month of April may participate! 

Book Fair

Book fair will be open during school hours and during parent conferences on April 29th from 5-7pm.

School-Family-Community Team Meeting 8:30AM
Bus Routes Revised

The bus routes for Rotella have been revised starting September 15, 2014. Please click here for updated schedule. AM routes are followed by PM routes.

Hispanic Heritage



It Starts with the Arts

The Rotella Interdistrict Magnet School opened in 2000. The student body consists of students in grades pre-K through five who reside in Waterbury and its surrounding towns. Our school motto is "It STARts with the ARTS".

Back to School Ice Cream Social

Thursday, August 23, 2018 from 3 to 4 pm

Rotella cafeteria

Come say hello to your new teacher and enjoy a cold treat!

Science Night

Click on the link below to view photos from our October 19th Science Night!

Science Night Photos


Magnet School of America-Merit Award

The Magnet Schools of Merit Award recognizes member magnet schools that demonstrate a high commitment to academic standards, curriculum innovation, desegregation/diversity efforts, specialized teaching staffs, and parent and community involvement. Rotella has been awarded the top category:Magnet School of Excellence for 2013!

Arts Integration Award

Rotella Magnet School received the Arts Schools Network 2012 -2013 Arts Integration Award as Rotella has demonstrated exceptional leadership and accomplishment in bringing arts integration strategies into the curriculum. 

After School Programs

100 Best For The Third Year In Row

Waterbury Named One of the 100 Best Communities for Young People by America’s Promise Alliance and ING U.S.

Annual Competition Recognizes Communities that Prioritize Youth Education and Well-Being

Feedback Needed

The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) is conducting Parent Surveys for randomly selected students with disabilities in a number of CT school districts. As a part of CT’s Focused Monitoring System, our district has been selected to participate!

Accommodations for Holidays

An absence from school due to a student's observation of a religious holiday is considered an excused absence under the Board of Education policy.

Rotella Interdistrict Magnet School
380 Pierpont Rd
Waterbury , CT 06705