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Special Meeting Cancelled

The Board of Education’s Special Meeting for 7:00 p.m. tonight has been cancelled.  Their

Workshop for 5:30 p.m. is still scheduled.

Board Schedule Revised

The Board of Education will hold a Special Workshop on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 5:30 p.m., Wallace Middle School, Media Center, 3453 East Main Street, Waterbury, 

Connecticut. 

Further, the Board of Education’s Regular Meeting for Thursday, November 16, 2017

 has been RESCHEDULED to Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 6:30 p.m., Waterbury Arts Magnet 

School, Atrium, 16 South Elm Street, Waterbury, Connecticut. 

Waterbury Autism Safety and Registry Day

autism flyer

November 2017 PBIS Newsletter

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Hispanic Heritage Celebration

On Friday, October 27th, students from throughout the district gathered at Wilby High School for the annual district-wide Hispanic Heritage Celebration. The event included performances by students, as well as displays of art work. Click here for photos and more information.

Below: Chase Elementary School students arrive dressed to perform. 

Chase School students arrive at Hispanic Heritage Celebration.

October 2017 Students of the Month

The PBIS Team and the staff at Wallace wanted to congratulate our October Students of the Month for 2017!! 

SOTM Oct 17

Fitness Center Renovations Completed!

The Fitness Center has undergone renovations over the last year. Pictures of the renovations may be seen here.

 

Today, construction was completed, and our school's logo, painted by Ms. Zareck, was mounted today. Thank you to Ms. Zareck for her painting! And thanks to Mr. Irrera for taking pictures of the Fitness Center!

 

Fitness Center Lion

 

United Way Bed Races

Two Waterbury schools participated in the United Way’s Bed Race October 14th. Hopeville School and West Side Middle School had the highest level of participation in the recent employee fundraising campaign for the United Way, and the reward was representing the school district in the races. Both schools presented colorfully decorated beds, with West Side adopting a “West Side Warios” theme, dressing much like the video game character Mario, and Hopeville donning pink clothes in a “Hopeville Goes Pink” theme for breast cancer awareness. Darren Schwartz raced alongside the Hopeville team, and Board President Liz Brown was on hand to cheer on both schools.  Hopeville advanced to the second round despite losing a wheel off its original bed during its heat. Click here to view more photos from the event. 

Hopeville lost wheel

Message From Deputy Superintendent

opening statement

WAMS Lottery

The Waterbury Arts Magnet School lottery is now open. Please click here for the link to the WAMS online lottery application. Applications must be submitted no later than Monday, November 13th, at 9:00 a.m. The lottery drawing will be conducted on Monday, November 27th. Parents/guardians will be notified of the results by mail following the lottery.

There will be two Open House/Tours:

Wednesday, October 18, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.*

Saturday, November 4, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. *

* Free parking in the Scovill Street Garage for these events. 

Services for Those Who Become Homeless

If you become homeless, the McKinney-Vento Act provides special services for your child to address the special needs he or she may have while displaced. The McKinney-Vento Act defines "homeless children and youth" as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. This includes those who are sharing housing with others (doubled up with a friend or relative), living in motels or camp grounds, or living in emergency shelters, as well as those having no address because they are living in a car, public space or abandoned building.

McKinney-Vento provides transportation from the temporary residence to school and back, school uniforms and basic school supplies, tutors, and tools for school. Please click here to view a brochure with more details on the law and how you may access services.  Please click here for Spanish version of brochure.  Please click here for Albanian version of brochure. 

You may also contact your school's Parent Liaison for more information on how to access these services and to set up transportation for your child if needed.  

Vote on 2017 Title I DPAC By-Laws

ATTENTION ALL PARENTS/GUARDIANS: You are eligible to vote on the Title I District Parent Advisory Council 2017 By-Laws. Your school's Parent Liaison has a copy of the proposed by-laws and a paper ballot for your voting convenience. To be counted, your vote must be returned to your Parent Liaison no later than October 13, 2017

You may also review the by-laws by clicking here.   You may print a copy of the ballot by clicking here.   

Title I DPAC Meeting

Families gathered Wednesday, October 4th, for the Annual Title I District Parent Advisory Council Meeting. In addition to learning about programs and services offered through Title I funding in both public and non-public schools, parents and guardians also had the opportunity to speak directly to content area supervisors and other district program providers for tips on how to help their children succeed in school. Dr. Marcy Kane, Vice President for Children's Services at Wellmore Behavioral Health, also spoke to families about the importance of the social emotional well-being development of their children and the impact that has on academics. 

welmmore rep

Openings for School Readiness

WATERBURY SCHOOL READINESS

Waterbury Office of Early Childhood is currently accepting applications for the School Readiness Program.

 Full Day, Part Day and School Day options are available for 3 & 4 year old children. 

Call the School Readiness office at 203-573-6684 for more information.

Power School

The PowerSchool Student and Parent portals are now active and ready for use…

Students are able to log into PowerSchool to view their schedules and grades with the same credentials that they use to access district computers.

Parents will need to reach out to the Parent Liaisons for login information and instruction. The Parent Liaisons were trained and were provided the parent lists and log on information earlier this year. 

An IRIS notification will be sent to parents regarding notifying them of their access to PowerSchool.  

The link listed below is for access to the parent/student portal:

https://waterbury.powerschool.com/public/home.html

 

Students Participate in The Gathering

bunker hill gathering 2017Waterbury Public School students and staff enthusiastically participated in The Gathering on Saturday, September 23rd, the city's fifth annual celebration of its multicultural diversity. All schools marched in the opening parade, walking behind banners with the school name and logos. 

 

September 2017 Students of the Month

The PBIS Committee and the staff at Wallace would like to congratulate the following students on being nominated for Student of the Month for the Month of September. 

SOTM sept17

Celebrating Back to School

Hundreds turned out for the annual Back to School Rally in Library Park (August 23rd, from noon to 3:00 p.m.).  After checking in, guests mingled around the numerous information booths, picking up brochures, information packets, and school supplies given out by several of the vendors. Guests also enjoyed a hot dog from Frankies and a cold water from Waterbury Youth Services, who coordinates the event each year with several sponsors. bts rally 2017 targetbts rally 2017 face

Neighborhood Support

Support counselors will be available at Hopeville and Duggan Elementary Schools on Monday August 21st, 2017 from 9am-12pm to support our neighborhood communities.

New Interim Supervisor

Amy Simms has been named Interim Early Childhood Education Supervisor.  She will oversee all of the Waterbury Public School preschool programs and will continue to be the point person for Bucks Hill Annex.  If you need to contact Ms. Simms, she is best reached at the Office of Early Childhood located at 30B Church St.  The phone number to that office is 203-574-8024.

Hoop to Help Event

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Solar Eclipse Safety

Connecticut will experience a partial solar eclipse on Monday, August 21st. PLEASE do not look directly at the solar eclipse unless you are wearing certified solar eclipse safety glasses. Doing so will result in permanent eye damage, including possible permanent blindness. There are also several methods by which you may safely view the eclipse using indirect methods.   

For more information on how to SAFELY view the solar eclipse, visit the solar eclipse safety information on the NASA website: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety.

Waterbury Student Publishes Book on Amazon

Chase Taylor, a Waterbury student, recently published a book on Amazon to help young children learn the alphabet. He weas recently interviewed on Fox 61 news about his book,The Letter Critters. Chase is the son of Alan and Helen Taylor, who are strong advocates for Autism Speaks, in large measure because of Chase. Helen and Alan are responsible for bringing the Autism Speaks Walk to Waterbury eight years ago.   

Summer School Bus Routes (2017)

Click here to see the Summer School Bus Routes for 2017.

Carrington

Duggan

Gilmartin

Maloney

Reed 

Rotella

Wallace - 21st Century - listed as pages 31-36 in the full bus routes above. 

 

Summer Meals Program

The “Free Summer Meals” program begins on Monday, June 26th.  Once again, we will be serving free breakfast and lunch throughout Waterbury to all children 18 years and younger. The informative flyer and menus provide contact information as to where families can find a Summer Meals location near them.  Click here for flyer / breakfast menu / lunch menu / list of sites available with times.

Updates to Board Schedule

The Board of Education has scheduled a Special Meeting on Thursday, June 22, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. at the Waterbury Arts Magnet School. Further, the Board of Education has cancelled its June 29, 2017 workshop and its July 6, 2017 meeting. 

Flag Day

Today, June 14th, is Flag Day. The date corresponds to the date in 1777 when the Second Continental Congress resolved that the new government would have an official flag.  

Summer Arts Program

The Summer Arts Program at the Waterbury Arts Magnet School is now accepting applications from students in grades 6-12 in Waterbury or the Greater Waterbury area. The dates of the program are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., July 3rd through July 14th (excluding the July 4 holiday). For more information, please click here.  

2500 Students Run Marathon

Over 2500 students participated in this year's Mayor Neil O'Leary's Waterbury Kids Marathon program, running short distances each week that added up to the full marathon distance by the end of the program. The culminating activity took place on June 1st, with students parading to a starting line in front of City Hall and running a little over a mile through downtown streets back to Library Park, where they had a healthy snack and water. Mayor O'Leary was on hand to personally encourage students in their endeavors, including this group from Bucks Hill School. 

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Sensitivity Task Force

The Sensitivity Task Force is holding a public forum in the Aldermanic Chambers on June 20th, 2017 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm for comments and questions from the public.   Information translated to Spanish / Albanian. 

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Photo Newsletters Released

Several end of the year activities are being highlighted in photo newsletters, including

Teacher of the Year

Superintendent's Student Recognition Awards (elementary schools)

Superintendent's Student Recognition Awards (secondary schools) 

Keep checking back for more!

Teacher of the Year Announced

Waterbury's newest Teacher of the Year is Yolanda Lee-Gorishti, a science teacher at Crosby High School. 

Just a few of the highlights from her career:

She has completed her coursework for a PhD. .

She teaches grade 9 Physical Science and Grade 11 and 12 Human Biology. She has previously taught Biology, and Meteorology and Astronomy.

She is a professor of Anthropology at the University of Connecticut (2003 to present) and in the Earth Science Department at Southern Connecticut (2004 to present).

She started Crosby’s branch of the Science National Honor Society, and the organization is thriving. Students do community-service work, including tutoring other students at Crosby twice each week.

She organized the STEM Fair at Crosby for the past four years.

She supervises the Environmental Science Club at Crosby.

She serves on the Science District Curriculum Committee and has helped write district assessments for science (mid-terms, final exam, and CFA’s).

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Great DASH & BASH

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May Students of the Month

The PBIS Committee would like to congratulate the following students on being nominated  Student of the Month for the month of May, and would like to thank our staff members who nominated our students throughout the school year!

May SOTM

Blue Whale Challenge

Parents: When it comes to the well-being of our students, we can never be too careful. Therefore, it's important to inform you of a new "game" on social media...

Please click here to view letter from Chief Academic Officer Darren Schwartz that explains what the game is and why it may be dangerous for students to start playing. Letter is in English, Spanish and Albanian.   

Reauthorization Form

Letter From Mr. LoRusso

Reauthorization Form

 

All forms must be returned to the school by May 25th.

Student of the Month

The PBIS Committee would like to congratulate the March 2017 Students of the Month!

sotm march 2017

The Fifth Annual Community Meeting Day

Parent Power

 

Click here for the Registration Form: Parent Power

Please have your child return the form to Ms. Flaherty.

 

School Readiness Request for Proposals
PTO Fundraisers!

The PTO is holding two fundraisers this month.

The first is our Annual Shamrock Chocolate Candy Sale. Students should fill out the following form, and return it to Ms. Flaherty by Thursday, March 16th by Noon. 

Shamrock Candy Sale

Our second fundraiser this month is a Home and Family Fundraising Sale by Yankee Candle. 

Shop using the catalog or shop online by using the following group ID number.

Wallace Middle School

Home and Family

Group #990108136

familyFR.com

Remember to use your students name as the seller, so they will get credit towards their trip.

Students who raised $175.00 through the Yankee Candle and the Home and Family fundraisers this year will get their field trips for free!

Math Night!

Math Night will now be held on March 21st - we will see you there!

Math Night 2017

Permission Slip is attached here .

Forms must be submitted to Ms. Flaherty by March 10th! 

PBIS Door Decorating Contest

The PBIS Committee hosted it's annual Kindness Door Decorating Contest in February. Attached, you will find two PowerPoints displaying all entries.

Thanks to all participating homerooms!

Doors Part One

Doors Part Two

Great News from the PBIS Committee!

The PBIS committee would like to thank all students, who participated in our Winter Poster Contest! Students had the option to choose from two ideas: "Be a Buddy - Not a Bully" and "Every Day Counts: School Success Starts with Attendance" 

Here are your Winners:

feb 2017 poster winners

 

The PBIS Committee would also like to congratulte our February Students of the Month!

feb 2017 students of the month

A Message From Waterbury Youth Services

wys letter

Meeting Cancelled

The Waterbury Board of Education meeting scheduled for Thursday, February 16, 2017, has been cancelled. 

European Conflict Exhibit

WAMS Student Council European Conflict Tours Exhibit

Mattatuck Museum will host a month long exhibit of WAMS Student Council European Conflict Tour I, II, and III, beginning Jan. 13th 2017 and ending Feb 26th 2017.

The tours took place in 2011, 2013, and 2015.  The exhibit will be featuring over 100 student photographs of World War II and Cold War sites located in, Paris, Normandy, Berlin, Munich, Warsaw, Krakow, Salzburg, Prague, Amsterdam, Dachau and Auschwitz. There will also be a student produced documentary with holocaust survivors. 

School groups are welcome to view the exhibit during regular museum/school hours.

wams pic

 

Annual Title I Literacy Night

Please attend Wallace Middle School's Annual Litearcy Night, February 9th, in the Wallace Cafeteria at 6pm. 

 

Literacy Night 2017

Maloney and Rotella Lottery Information

Lottery applications for Maloney and Rotella will be available from February 1st through February 28th, 2017. Applications will be accepted for grades pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. Applications will be accepted online at https://Waterbury.GoodwinChoice.com (available starting 2/1/17). 

Open House for Prospective Students
Maloney -  rescheduled to January 24, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. 
Rotella - January 11, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

The Lottery will be held on March 8, 2017. Parents will be notified via mail of the lottery wait list numbers during the week of March 27, 2017. 

PBIS Poster Contest

The PBIS Committee is hosting its second poster contest of the 2016-2017 School Year. Students who submit an entry to the contest will have their work displayed around the building at Wallace following the contest. 

This Month, we have two themes for students to illustrate:

  • Be a Buddy, Not a Bully
  • Every Day Counts- School Success Starts with Attendance.

Students may create a poster for each theme if they would like, or just participate in one. 

 

Posters are due to Ms. Cremins by Febrary 6th, to room 318, in the Gold House. 

Poster Contest

Saturday Activities Cancelled

All Saturday activities have been cancelled (Saturday, December 17, 2016).

December Happenings

December 2016 Calendar

Students can also look forward to the following PBIS Activities:

December 16th - Make My Day Award Bingo Day 1

December 20th - Games and Craft Day for 7th and 8th Grade Students who have earned 15 Paws Tickets

December 23rd - Make My Day Award Bingo Day 2

State-wide Parent Survey

State Department of Education officials are asking parents to participate in an online survey. Click here for more information in English / Spanish. Click here for a link to the survey. Information gethered from the survey will be used to guide the state department of education on developing priorities related to the new Every Student Succeeds Act. The survey must be completed by December 15th.  

TWO HOUR DELAYED OPENING

Two hour delayed opening today, Monday, December 12, 2016, due to the weather. 

Picture Retake Day

Picture Retakes will be done January 13th, from 8 to 12pm.

Students that want their pictures to be retaken, must return their original photo package in order to have their pictures redone. 

 

Please see Ms. Flaherty with any questions. 

 

TWO HOUR DELAYED OPENING

All schools have a two-hour delayed opening today, Monday, December 5, 2016, due to the weather. 

Join Us For The Winter Concert & Art Show!

Please join Wallce Middle School for a night of winter fun!

What: Winter Concert and Art Show

When: Wednesday- December 21, 2016 at 6:00 PM

Where: Crosby Auditorium

Event will include festive songs and also numbers from Wallace's musical "The Lion King, JR".

 Suggested donation $1

Thanks,

We Hope To See You There!

Wearing Pink for a Cause

Waterbury Public Schools employees presented a check for $4,646.25 from a “Pink Out” day to St. Mary’s Hospital. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, employees were invited to wear pink on Friday, October 28th, and to donate to the hospital’s The Women for Women organization, which provides free mammograms for women who are unable to afford one. 

 

Tree Lighting Ceremony

The City of Waterbury's annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held in Library Park this year. Sponsored by the city and the Arts and Tourism Commission, the event starts at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 27th. The rain date is the following day, Monday, November 28th, also at 6:00 p.m. Click here for more information.

Parent Survey

Parents and Guardians, please take a few minutes to fill out this year's Survey.

Thank you. 

Fundraising for Hurricane Relief

We will be raising funds as a district in support of hurricane relief efforts. Students, parents and staff can purchase a yellow wrist band for $1.00 (but larger donations may also be accepted) and then they can wear the wristbands to show their support of all the victims. Funds will be donated to one of three organizations: JJ Watts Foundation, Red Cross or Unicef. Each person can choose to which foundation he/she would like the money be directed. The campaign will begin as soon as the bracelets arrive. Parent Liaisons will spearhead the drive in all schools. They will collect all monies and then deliver them to the office of Family and Community Engagement, 236 Grand Street, Room 104 by 1:30 on that final day. 

Sixth Grade Orientation
PBIS Poster Contest

PBIS Poster Contest Oct 2017

Support Kids Marathon

On Friday, May 5, 2017, students in K-8 Waterbury Public School students will be allowed to wear their favorite colored shirt for Waterbury Kids Marathon Day.  (example,  Yankees , Mets,  Frozen, UConn).  We are asking students and staff to donate a minimum of a $1.00. All proceeds will support the Waterbury Kids Marathon to be held on May 25, 2017 at Library Park. The rain date for the event is June 1, 2017. Let’s support our students and this great event.  Parent Liaisons will collect the donations.

Thank you.

"Putting on AIRS" - May is Asthma Awareness Month

May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. The PUTTING ON AIRS (POA) Program is now up and running at the Waterbury Health Department. 

Parents: Is your child's asthma out of control? "Putting on AIRS" can help. Click here for more information in English or Spanish

POA english leaflet

spanish poa

 

 

 

 

21st Century Community Learning Centers Grants 2017-2018

The Waterbury Public Schools are preparing afterschool grant applications for the 2017-18 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant Program.  We welcome any input you have to offer concerning those grant applications.  To share your thoughts on this please call the Competitive Grants Office at 203-346-3506, or email jcallahan@waterbury.k12.ct.us using the following subject line: 21stCCLC Community Input, by September 12, 2017.

StayWell Registration Form

Here is the link to the 2017-2018 StayWell Center Registration form

If families would like to register their students, please complete the registration packet, and have your student return it to Wallace Middle School. 

Thank You!

Parent and Community Leadership Conference

student logo 

PARENTS: You are invited to attend the third annual Parent and Community Leadership Conference, to be held on Friday, May 26th, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Naugatuck Valley Community College. The event is free and includes workshops, lunch, and awards ceremony. To register, please click here.

The Art Department Wants Your Help!

The Art department is in need of supplies that you may have laying around at home.  Below is a list of items that we are looking for. If there are any other items that you think we could possibly use, let us know! You can drop off supplies at any time in room 129 (Ms. Zareck's Room).  

Thank you!

 

Newspaper

Markers

Egg Cartons

Cotton White T-Shirts

Graph Paper

Tape (Any)

Fabric Scraps

Wall Paper Books

Glue (Any)

Hot Glue Guns/ Refills

Magazines

Craft Supplies

Wire

Wood Scraps (Mr Kowalski :p)

April Students of the Month

The PBIS Committee would like to congratulate the following students, who were named as our April Students of the Month by their teachers.

SOTM April 17

PBIS Incentive

Backpack

Wallace Wear Flash Store

Wallace Wear is now available to students, families, and staff. Follow directions on the attached form, or from the image below to order!

 

Wallace Wear can be worn on the First Friday of every month to demonstrate school pride. 

May Flash Store

Teachers of the Year

Congratulations to all of our Teachers of the Year. All will be honored at the annual Teacher of the Year Awards Ceremony, to be held Wednesday, May 31st, at 4:30 p.m. at Crosby High School. Family, friends, and colleagues are all invited to attend and help celebrate. See list by clicking on the "read more" tab.   

Harlem Globetrotters To Visit

globetrotters flyer

The Gathering

gathering

Board Commissioners Certified

Congratulations go out to President Liz Brown, and Commissioners Ann Sweeney and Jason Van Stone, upon receiving CABE’s Certified Board of Education Member designation. To achieve this designation, Board members are required to earn a total of twenty credits in the areas of Board Relations, Policy, Curriculum, School Finance, School Law, Labor Relations, and Board Operations. This represents knowledge, skills and ability which can then be used here in Waterbury to help advance school and district improvements and policy. According to CABE, very few Board members earn this designation. 

 

Kennedy Students Compete

The Kennedy High School robotics team, the Nuts and Bolts of Fury, will be competing at the FIRST National Robotics Championship in St. Louis on April 26th to the 29th, after qualifying earlier this year at two regional competitions. The students have set up a GoFundMe page and will be conducting fundraisers at Amalfi’s on April 10 and Texas Road House on April 18, in addition to two car washes, a dunk tank at the school, and a paint night. Kennedy teacher George Flaherty works with the students. 

Twenty-six Kennedy High School students recently spent five days in New Orleans, helping construct a Habitat for Humanity home and seeing the sights. The members of the HOPE  (Helping People Everywhere) and YES (Young Educators Society) clubs were accompanied by Jahanna Hayes and Cassandra Fann Peirce. 

Parent Notification-Parent Right To Know

The district will notify the parents of each student attending any Title I school through our website that the parent may request and the district will provide (in a  timely manner) information regarding the professional qualifications of the student's classroom teacher, including, at a minimum, the following:                                                           

Whether the student's teacher    

- has met the state qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction;

- is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which state qualification or licensing criteria have been waived; and 

- is teaching in the field of discipline of the certification of the teacher.  

Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and if so, their qualification. ESSA qualification of teachers and paraprofessional is attached.

 
Crosby Students Do Well in State Competitions

The Crosby High School LifeSmarts team will be representing the state of Connecticut at the National LifeSmarts competition in Pittsburgh the week of April 20th to the 24th. The Crosby students have won the state championship before, with coach Donna Mancuso winning Coach of the Year honors last year.

The Crosby High School Mock Trial Team made it to the semi-finals and lost by one point to Trumbull who ended up being the state champion. The students displayed great professionalism and knowledge of their assigned case.  Coach Donna Mancuso learned that Trumbull High has Mock Trial as a 45 minute class every day whereas the Crosby students practice only one night a week and occasional Sundays at my attorney's office.   My Vice Principal actually had to take the team to the last two trials as I was in Washington on another program.  She was impressed by what she saw as well. 

Harlem Globetrotters Perform

The Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Center sponsored a fun evening for families on Wednesday evening, September 6th, with two of the Harlem Globetrotters, “Showboat” Jackson and “Blenda” Rodriguez, who not only engaged the audience with their tricks on the court but also spoke to students about staying safe and being kind to each other. The pair enlisted student and parent volunteers to come down on the court for some up-close demonstrations. 

harlem

CT Is Standing Up for Public Schools

The National School Board Association and its state associations, including the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education, have banded together to share the successes of public schools. NSBA has gathered the support of such superstars as Magic Johnson, Montel Williams and Sal Khan. As part of its efforts, Connecticut has developed a video that stars Rick Matracchio, a Waterbury native.

Click here to learn more about Stand Up 4 Connecticut Public Schools on the CABE website.

Click here to view the video of Rick Mastraccio speaking about his own public school education.

  

Testing Information and Schedule
Bus Routes

Morning and afternoon school bus routes are now available under the Parents link (see either School Bus Routes or 2017-2018 School Information) or click here. 

PBIS Welcome Back Letter

PBIS Welcome Back Letter

 

Click here to download the letter.

CHRO Forum

chro forum

Community Eligibility Provisions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Waterbury Public Schools is participating in the Community Eligibility Provision, which provides free breakfasts and lunches for school year 2017-2018.  All students enrolled at the schools may participate in the School Breakfast Program and National School Lunch Program at no charge.   Household applications are not required to receive free meals, but the school will distribute applications to collect household income data for other programs that require this information and these forms must be returned to the Food Service Department.

All students will be served breakfast and lunch at no charge at all the Waterbury Public Schools.

Dads Matter Too

dads matter

Durham Bus Tracker App

Parents and guardians please be reminded there is a free app: m.durhambustracker.com that allows you to view your students’ current school bus location and information about the route in near real time including the scheduled arrival time to your home.

You can download the app to your phone at no cost. For more information, please click here.

What are the learning expectations for my child?

face flyer

HUMAN GROWTH, DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION POLICY

Parents:

 

1.HUMAN GROWTH, DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION POLICY

 

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.

Click to continue article in Spanish and Albanian. 

 

School Readiness Seats Open

“NOW ENROLLING 3 AND 4 YEAR OLDS IN SCHOOL READINESS! CALL 203-573-6684 TODAY!”