April 12, 2024

Dear Watertown Public Schools Faculty, Families, and Students,

FY 25 Budget Public Hearing Update: Thank YOU WPS 

Last night, the Watertown Town Council held a Public Hearing regarding the FY 25 Budget as presented by all Town Departments and the Board of Education. On behalf of myself and the Board of Education, I would like to thank all of our PTO members and active community members who rallied families to attend the meeting yesterday. Likewise, thank you to all members of the community who submitted written testimony prior to the hearing. Your voices are an important part of making our schools the places we want them to be.

The Town Council will meet again on Monday, April 15 at 7PM in the Town Hall Chambers to determine the budget amount they decide to move forward to referendum in May. Another update will be provided after that meeting.

April Break

Next week, the Watertown Public Schools will be closed for Spring Break. Central Office will be open on adjusted hours next week from 7AM-2PM. We wish all of our families a relaxing, rejuvenating, and wonderful break as we get ready for the final stretch of the school year.

Pictures below! Enjoy.

Dr. V

Important Dates and Happenings

April is Autism and Disability Awareness Month

April 15 - Regularly Scheduled Town Council Meeting to Discuss Public Hearing Budget Amount, 7PM, Town Council Chambers

April 17 - School Capital Projects Building Committee Meeting, 7PM, Town Council Chambers

April 15-19 - April Break - All Schools Closed, Central Office Open on Adjusted Hours

April 23 - Passover Begins

April 23 - Regularly Scheduled BOE Meeting, 7PM WHS Lecture Hall

April 24 - FOCUS Presentations at WHS & Swift MS

May 1 - LCSA/CAPSS Superintendent’s Award Banquet, 5PM, Grand Oak Villa

May 2 - WHS Instrumental Concert, 7 pm, WHS Auditorium

May 6 - Start of Teacher Appreciation Week!

May 9 - Swift Instrumental Concerts,  6 pm,  6th Grade, String Ensemble, & Jazz Band/  7:15 pm 7th and 8th Grade, Swift Auditorium

May 9 - Early Release Day for Students, PD for Faculty 

May 13 - Welcoming Committee Meeting, 5:45PM Watertown Lecture Hall

May 16 - 6 pm, Swift Grade 6-8 Choral Concert, Swift Auditorium

May 23 - 6 pm & 7 pm, 2nd Grade Concerts, JTPS    

May 23 - Early Release Day for Students, PD for Faculty    

May 27 - Memorial Day Parade, Schools and Office Closed for Holiday      

Focus Presentations

April is Autism and Disability Awareness Month. On Wednesday, April 24, 2024, Swift Middle School and Watertown High School will host a visiting panel from FOCUS Autism. We are eager to hear from the interactive panel and continue our commitment to building an inclusive and accepting environment in all of our schools. 

Welcoming Committee

Lastly, the next ‘Welcoming Committee’ meeting will take place on Monday, May 13 at 5:45PM in the WHS Lecture Hall. Another reminder will be sent out closer to the date!

Kindergarten Registration for FY 25

This is a friendly reminder that Kindergarten Registration for the 2024-2025 academic year is open! Click here to learn more about the registration process.