OUR MISSION

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

New Propane Fleet to Debut

The Waterbury Public School district joined other environmentally-conscious school districts from around the country by switching to propane-fueled school busses to transport most students this year. The 149 new yellow Durham Transportation busses are distinguishable by white roofs and extended engine compartments, as well as “propane” markers in several locations on the sides and back of the bus. They have already begun travelling around the city of Waterbury, as drivers familiarize themselves with the busses and their new school bus routes.


New Bus Routes

The new school bus routes for 2016-2017 are now available on the website. Click on School Bus Routes to view. 

ATTENTION PARENTS: Re Bussing

Alert:  If your child is going home on a different bus than they arrived on or if they will be picked-up, please send a note to the school so the staff can place your child on the correct bus or in the correct pick-up line.

Njoftim: Nëse fëmija juaj do të shkojë në shtëpi me autobus tjetër nga ai që ka mbërritur, ose në qoftë se do të merret nga ju, ju lutemi dërgoni një shënim në shkollë, në mënyrë që stafi t'a vendosë fëmijën në autobusin përkates, ose t'a vendosë atë në rrjeshtin e duhur të marrjes.

Alerta: Si sus hijos se van a casa en un autobús diferente al que llegaron o si van a ser recogidos, por favor envíe una nota a la escuela para que el personal pueda ubicar a su hijo en el autobús correcto o en la fila correcta de recogida.

 

Annual Notice to 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.

 

Two New Centers Opened

Two new centers that will offer enhanced services for parents and the community officially opened for business on Thursday, July 29, 2016. The new Office of Early Education, located at 30B Church Street, combines several preschool services in one location, including the district's prekindergarten program, School Readiness, and screening services for preschool children who may qualify for special assistance for learning or other disabilities. The Family and Community Engagement Center (also known as F.A.C.E.) is located on the first floor of the Chase Building (236 Grand Street). F.A.C.E. brings together services for families looking for more information about the school district. A new family room includes four computers available for parents and guardians to use to access Progress Book, the district's parent portal for individual student progress, Naviance and other resources for families.     

Students Win Awards at Family and Housing Expo

Waterbury students were invited to tell the organizers of this year’s Family and Housing Expo “what makes Waterbury a great place for families to live” in a new set of student contests.  There was a poster contest for elementary age students, a poetry contest and an essay contest for students in 6th through 12th grade, and a live presentation contest for students in 9th through 12th grade. The poster, poetry and essay contests each offered $200 for first place, $100 for second place, and $50 for third place. The live presentation contest offers a $500 first place prize, with $200 going to second place, and $100 for third place. A selection of poetry, essay and poster entries were displayed at the expo, and visitors to the expo had an opportunity to vote for their favorite displayed entry in a People’s Choice Award.

For list of winners and photos, click here. To view one of two winning presentations / video on Why Waterbury Is a Great Place for Families to Live, click here.   

KidsMarathon

On June 2nd, nearly 2400 Waterbury students ran the final 1.2 miles of a cumulative marathon in the KidsMarathon culminating activity.  Marathoner Rod Dixon, who originated the KdsMarathon program, was on hand to cheer students on, along with Mayor Neil O'Leary, Waterbury basketball star Ryan Gomes, and several other dignitaries and community supporters. Click here for photos of the events.  

For several weeks prior, students learned about healthy choices and goal setting while running short distances that allowed them to accumulate the distance run for a marathon, just shy the final 1.2 miles run on June 2nd. 

 

Parents Honored

Twenty nine parents were honored at this year's Parent and Community Leadership Conference, held at the Naugatuck Valley Community College on May 20, 2016. The full day conference event, which included a keynote speech byDr. Michele Femc-Bagwell Director- CommPACT Community Schools Collaborative and Faculty in the Educational Leadership Department, Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut and workshops by Waterbury Public School staff, GEAR Up, the Waterbury Police Department and other community organizations. The full-day event was co-sponsored by the Waterbury Public Schools, NVCC, GEAR Up, CommPACT Community Schools Collaborative, Waterbury Hospital and Bridge to Success. Click here for more information and photographs. 

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