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General Announcements

July Newsletter from Superintendent Deanne Galdston

Dear Watertown Parents and Caregivers,
I am very pleased to begin my tenure as your superintendent as of July 1. Moving to 30 Common Street
seemed so far away back in March when I was appointed, but now that I have settled in, I couldn’t be
more excited to get started in a district that values high academic achievement, life-long learning, and
civic engagement in an inclusive and diverse environment.

August 19 and August 26, 2017:  Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation Community Course Registration

There is still room for the August Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation Community Course being held August 19 and August 26.  You are invited to register for our second introductory community course in Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation.
To learn more about what this course covers, times and location, click here
To register for the course, click the Course Registration Link

Find a summer meal site – Child Nutrition Outreach Program

Please see below for a listing of locations, dates and times for free summer meals for kids and teens.

Free summer meals for kids and teens

Report of the School Start Times Implementation Task Force

Report of the School Start Times Implementation Task Force
Presentation: Impacts of Changing School Start Times
Memo: Superintendent's Recommendation to Accept the Report

Below please find a link to the Extended Day Program review

Mascot/Logo Proposals for Watertown High School 

The Watertown Public School district has begun a process to identify and select a mascot/logo for the High School.  The High School has a nickname – the Raiders – and school colors – red, white and black – but it does not have an official mascot/logo.  The nickname and school colors provide a common identity and connection to the traditions of the school, teams and community.  A mascot/logo adds to this by presenting a graphic image of that identity and connections.    

Proposals will be reviewed by a Screening Committee created for this purpose. Proposals chosen by the Screening Committee will be presented to the School Committee for a final selection.  

  2017-2018 Bus Transportation Information & Registration

Do you want your child to take the school bus next year? If so, please follow this link to register by June 30 at the latest.

Bus registration is available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish, Chinese, Armenian, Pashto, Arabic, Greek, Thai, and Persian. Click the flag icon in the top right corner to choose your preferred language.

Kindergarten/Prekindergarten Information 

Kindergarten Registration Information - click here

Click here for more information on Prekindergarten.

Registration update for new students entering WPS 

 Please click here for more information on Student Registration.

Watertown Public Schools FY18 School Committee Adopted Budget

Click here for the FY18 School Committee Adopted Budget.

 Behavioral Health Resources

Click here for resources from the Massachusetts Office of Victim Assistance.

 Information about our Extended Day Program 

 Boston College & Watertown Public Schools to Collaborate on Increasing Family Engagement


  [Press Release]

    [Needs Assessment Report of Family Engagement 2015-2016 School Year]

 Bring the Library Home

    Apply now at InternetEssentials.com or call 888-972-5982 

    [click here for more information]

 ESL Resources Page for Families & Educators

    [click here for ESL Page]