Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Dear Watertown Public Schools Faculty, Students, and Families,

  1. FY 24 Budget Update

Last night at a regular Watertown Town Council meeting, the TC restored $800k to the BOE budget and $200k to the Town Budget. At this time, the BOE budget is moving as recommended without any reductions. Please click here to find all FY 24 budget related documents, presentations and meeting videos.

The Town Council set the Town Referendum for Tuesday, May 23. All polling stations will be open from 6AM-8PM at various locations: 

An absentee ballot may be applied for by any qualified registered voter unable to vote in person on the voting day due to any of the following reasons:

  • Active service in the Armed Forces of the United States

  • Absence from town in which one is eligible to vote

  • Sickness

  • Physical disability

  • Tenets of religion which forbid secular activity on the day of the election, primary, or referendum

  • Serving as an election official at a polling place other than their own

    1. NEW! WHS Post University High School Academy Application Now Open


Earlier today an email was sent out to all 8th grade and current WHS families/students with an active application link to the WHS Post University High School Academy. This is a very exciting opportunity for qualified rising 8th grade students and current HS students to take part in college level credits beginning as early as their Freshman year! The Post University HS Academy allows students to concurrently earn a Certificate in Paralegal Studies (10 courses) or an Associate’s Degree (20 courses) over the course of their 4 year HS journey! To learn more about this great opportunity and to find out if you qualify, please click here. In addition, a parent information session will be held in the coming weeks for interested students and parents.

Thank you,

Dr. V


Important Dates and Happenings

May 1 - Judson Fun Run Fundraiser

May 1 - Unified Sports Awards Banquet

May 1 - Town Council Meeting to Set the Referendum Date

May 2 - Swift & WHS PTO Meeting, Superintendent to Present the FY 24 Budget

May 3 - CAPSS Superintendent’s Awards Banquet at the Grand Oak

May 4 - Early Dismissal for Students, PD for Faculty

May 8 - Regular BOE Meeting, WHS Lecture Hall, 7PM

May 11 - Grade 6 Instrumental/ Music Clubs, 6PM/ Grades 7&8 Instrumental Concert, 7:15PM

May 12 -  Jr&Sr. Prom, 6:30pm, Aqua Turf

May 15 - JTPS 2nd Grade Concerts, 5:30 and 6:45PM

May 18 -  Early Dismissal for Students, PD for Faculty

May 18 - JTPS Book Fair Family Night

May 18 - K-12 District Art Show at WHS, 5-7PM

May 22 - JTPS Volunteer Breakfast & Incoming Kindergarten Orientation

May 22- Regular BOE Meeting, 7PM, Location Change to WHS Library

May 23 - Town Referendum VOTING DAY! 6AM - 8PM

May 23 - Grades 6-7 Chorus, 6PM / Grade 8 Chorus and Select Choir, 7PM

May 25 - Senior Scholarships and Awards Night, WHS

May 26 - Senior Picnic

May 29 - Schools Closed for Memorial Day - Town Memorial Day Parade

Financial Literacy and Mathematics and Statistics Awareness  - PD Playlist

The CSDE encourages students and families to engage in learning that sets the foundation of Financial Literacy for a bright future. It is critical for students to be financially literate and to understand mathematics and statistics as important drivers in our current world. The Connecticut State Department of Education encourages the promotion of Financial Literacy this month by deepening the understanding of these topics during the month of April and beyond. Together we can increase financial knowledge and appreciate the diverse applications of mathematics and statistics. Please see the attached PD Playlist.

Asthma, Mental Health and TAHD

Take a look at our regional Torrington Area Health District’s most recent newsletter TAHD Newsletter. There are lots of important information about Asthma, Mental Health, and the good work TAHD is doing in our area.

Select School Appreciation Days

Throughout the academic year, there are numerous Appreciation Days! It takes many hands, roles, and people that make a district the best it can be. Click above to see some familiar appreciation days for the important people in your child’s school!

Quote of the Week

“The preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today”. ~ H.Jackson Brown Jr.