Friday, March 25, 2022
Dear Watertown Public Schools Faculty and Families,
It has been wonderful to walk the fields this week as our athletic teams are now well underway for the spring season. I would like to give a big shout out to our Director of Facilities/Security and maintenance crew for working hard to get our fields ready. Thank you!
2022 Unified Sports Awards
It is with great happiness to share that Swift Middle School and Watertown High School are being recognized with awards for their commitment and dedication to Watertown Unified Sports! Under the leadership of Ms. Beth Wolf and Ms. Kristen Bates, WHS has earned the Ann Malafronte Rookie School of the Year Award. At Swift Middle School, the George Synnott Coach of the Year was awarded to Mr. Rich Peronace. Congratulations to our Unified Sports leaders, Watertown Pride! Click here to learn more about unified sports: CIAC/CAS Unified Sports Website
Delayed Opening
Please note that Wednesday, March 30, 2022 all Watertown Public Schools will be running on a 3-hour delay schedule. Please see below for school start times:

  • JTPS - 11:50AM
  • Polk & Judson - 11:50AM
  • Swift - 11:05AM
  • WHS and WTA - 10:40AM

Last Chance to SIGN UP! Strategic Planning 2026
The WPS is a district that believes our community’s feedback is important. The district is looking for input from all stakeholders to help us determine what the core values of our schools and community are. Through a process called ‘Strategic Planning 2026’, the Watertown Public Schools invite you to take part in a community wide survey or join one of several focus groups that will take place on March 28 at 5 PM to share your insights. If you already signed up for a focus group - you will receive a confirmation email this weekend.

By filling out the survey, stakeholders from the Watertown community will help us determine what we stand for, what we believe in, and what the Watertown Public Schools are unrelentingly not willing to compromise.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone,

Dr. V

Useful Information and Happenings


Important Dates
March 24-26 Last weekend to catch WHS’ ‘Mamma Mia the Musical’, 7PM
March 25 National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day
March 28 Strategic Planning 2026 - Focus Groups, 5-6:45PM (Sign up below)
March 30 Three-Hour Delay. All schools will follow a 3 hour delay schedule.
March 31 6 pm Grade 6-8 Jazz & Bucket Band, String Ensemble, Swift Auditorium
April 14 Early Dismissal Day
April 15 - April 24 Good Friday and Spring Break, Schools Closed

Kindergarten Registration is Open!
Do you know someone who will be 5 years old by January 1? Tell your neighbor, tell your friends, Watertown Kindergarten registration is open. Click below to begin the registration process. JTPS Kindergarten Parent Orientation will take place on May 9, 2022.

FREE Annual Athletic Physicals, May 22
Physicals for athletes planning on participating in sports for WPS in the 2022-2023 school year will be held at WHS on Saturday, May 21, 2022, 8-11AM. Students must pick up forms in the nurses’ office and return completed parent forms and health questionnaires to the nurse in order to be eligible. Forms due by May 13, 2022. No walk-ins permitted.

“To honor Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month (March), you may see many people wearing green.
Why green? The color was chosen to reflect youthfulness and new growth, as well as hope for advancements in treatment and acceptance”. Click here to learn more about Cerebral Palsy
Events from Around the Community

Quote of the Week
“Every addition to true knowledge is an addition to human power” ~ Horace Mann