College Student Observation Requests

If you would like to complete your observation/field experience hours for your college course with Waterbury Public Schools, please print and follow these instructions carefully.


Observation Steps:

Download and complete the Student Observation/Field Work Request Form
Student submits Consent and Disclosure for Background Check, Observation Request Form and the University Observation Approval Letter, Course Description, Signed Confidentiality Form, Signed Policy Form, and copy of Driver’s License or State Identification Card to Personnel and Talent Management via email to jdiaz@waterbury.k12.ct.us.
 **Any observation of individual students requires parental consent prior to observation date.
o Criminal and Sex Offender Background check is conducted.
o Once cleared, an approval letter is emailed to the student.
o Student then calls the campus directly to arrange observation schedule.
o When student arrives on campus, they must show their driver’s license/state identification to school administration and check in in the front office of the campus.
o Student completes observation hours.


After review of documents and background checks, the Talent & Professional Development Supervisor will send an email with a start date once you are approved for observations/field experience in Waterbury Public Schools. You may contact the campuses you have been assigned to AFTER receiving the approval email from Waterbury Public Schools. Observation hours/schedules will be assigned by the availability of the campus. Please note the Observation Blackout Dates when scheduling.


Fall Observations:
We will be processing Fall observations request Sept 3rd - Nov 4th as observations MUST BE completed Nov 30th.

Spring Observations:
We will be processing Spring observations request Jan 7th- April 3rd as observations MUST BE completed March 20th.
Please allow 7-10 business days for processing.


Talent & Professional Development Office
Waterbury Public School
(203)574-8022

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

Fax: (203) 574-8010