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May 22, 2020-Letter from Superintendent Ruffin Regarding Class of 2020 Graduation
WAMS Graduation Pictures for Ceremony Notification

WAMS Senior Graduation Picture

High School Link to Upload Pictures for Graduation Ceremony(Click the PowerStation Link Below)

https://powerstationevents.com/corporate/videography/virtual-commencement/wams/

Employment Opportunity for ages 14-21
Google Meets and Distant Learning
Summer Youth Employment

Summer Youth Employment

Click on the left link for more information

Computing Challenge

Covid-19 Computing Challenge

CSDE and DSS Partner to Provide Food to Children During Pandemic Through EBT Program

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.

Walsh Elementary's Mr. Andre Foote Named 2020 Waterbury Teacher of the Year
Scholarship Opportunities

The WAMS PTSO is offering graduating seniors a chance to earn a scholarship.

Click here for the application.

 

Seniors!! Log into your Naviance account for more scholarships!

 

 

 

A Message Regarding the Grading Policy

Good morning parents and guardians,

This is Mr. Albini, Principal of Waterbury Arts Magnet School.  I hope that you and your families are staying safe. I wanted to update you regarding the grading policy changes as a result of the closure of schools beginning on March 13th due to COVID-19.

As you know, 10 days of the 3rd quarter were lost, accounting for approximately 23% of the quarter.  As a result, teachers will be grading students with either a pass or incomplete for the third quarter.

Please be aware that this will not impact final grades and overall GPA. Students overall grades and GPA will be calculated based on first and second quarter grades, including the midterm.  This will be updated in PowerSchool as soon as possible.  As a result, PowerSchool will be temporarily unavailable as we transition to accommodate these changes.

As more information comes from the state regarding school closures, we will keep you updated in regards to the fourth quarter.

Thank you for your patience and please be safe.

Learn-from-Home Resource

Learn-from-Home Resources for Parents/Guardians of Learners with Special Needs

(Including Those with Significant Cognitive Disabilities)

This recorded webinar series is customized for parents and guardians of learners with special needs, including those with significant cognitive disabilities, to support student learning and engagement while schools are closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. This webinar will share examples of both digital and screen-free activities and resources for students with disabilities compiled by the Connecticut State Department of Education, partner states, and national centers.

Presenters:                Janet Stuck, CSDE
                                   Deirdre Ducharme, CSDE

Session Available:    April 27

Link:                           CSDE Professional Support Series

NViSION Scholarship

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Click here to download the application.

 

ATTENTION AP STUDENTS

Get ready for AP!

AP Exams are May 11–May 22. Check out the AP Exam schedule to see when you’ll take your exam: https://apcoronavirusupdates.collegeboard.org/students/taking-ap-exams/ap- exam-schedule

Good luck on your AP Exams! You got this!

Class of 2020 Yearbooks

ATTENTION WAMS STUDENTS ... 

It is extremely important that if you would like a yearbook, you purchase it now.  We have opened on-line sales.  Please click on the link below to purchase your yearbook.

Supplies are limited therefore if you wait until the end of the year, there is a very good chance that none will be available.

 

LINK TO ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK: http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A01091607

 

If you do not remember if you have already purchased one, please search your email for 'Jostens' as they would have sent you a confirming email.  Or call Jostens at 1.877.767.5217 during business hours and they can check for you or take your order over the phone. 

April 9, 2020- Asynchronous Learning & Accessing Google Classroom
Helpful Links for AP students

AP Exam Schedule with Course-Specific Exam Information
https://apcoronavirusupdates.collegeboard.org/educators/taking-the-exams/ap-exam-schedule

General Information about Exam Features, Exam Timing, Before Exam Day, and Exam Day and After
https://apcoronavirusupdates.collegeboard.org/educators/taking-the-exams

General Information about Exam Security
https://apcoronavirusupdates.collegeboard.org/educators/taking-the-exams/security

Tips for Success on Open Book/Open Note Exams
https://apcoronavirusupdates.collegeboard.org/students/open-book-tips

Schedule for Online AP Classes and Review
https://apcoronavirusupdates.collegeboard.org/students/ap-course-schedule

College Board Opportunity Scholarships
https://pages.collegeboard.org/scholarship-opportunities-from-collegeboard
 

Support Staff

If you are or have a student that currently attends WAMS and is in need of support and/or community resources please email your name and contact information to one of the following. 

Kiley Lombardo, School Social Worker
klombardo@waterbury.k12.ct.us

or

Mike Fabrizio, School Psychologist
mfabrizio@waterbury.k12.ct.us

Grade 12 students

ATTENTION SENIORS!

Your school counselor, Mrs. Gibson, is available by email. If you need documents sent, assistance with your college applications or you have questions, please email her. Be sure to include your name, phone number and questions in the email. She will get back to you in a timely manner. 

Mrs. Gibson's email is: jgibson@waterbury.k12.ct.us

AP Exam Schedule 2020

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AP Exam

Updates for Schools Affected by COVID-19 from College Board

For information on the AP Exam schedule and how to take the exams please click the link below:

https://apcoronavirusupdates.collegeboard.org/students

A Video Message from Dr. Ruffin
COVID-19 Closure- Meal Service and Distance Learning

Breakfast and lunch can be picked up at any one of the 25 schools between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Students and parents may pick up meals from the school site most convenient to their home even if their child is not enrolled in that school. Click here for a full list of the locations.

     *Please note: For students who do not have access to the online learning plan, supplemental learning materials for Pre-K through 12th grade are also available at each location.

To access the District's Distance Learning Plan, click here.

Internet Access: The Governor’s Office has compiled a comprehensive list of Internet providers offering various packages and offers to help get Connecticut residents online and stay connected.

For a complete list of providers offering online access in various ways, click here.

Technology Survey for Parents and Families

At your convenience, please take the time to complete a brief survey regarding access to technology in your home as the District continues to prepare and provide supplemental learning resources.

To access the survey, click here.

Waterbury Arts Magnet School
16 South Elm Street
Waterbury, CT 06706
Phone: 203.573.6300

Fax: 203.573.6325