Friday, September 10, 2021
Dear Watertown Public Schools Families and Faculty,
Although many of our students today are not old enough to remember, I think many of us as adults can recall where we were and what we were doing on September 11, 2001. In my own family, my uncle and cousins in the years after the 9/11 attacks served tours in Afghanistan and other countries year after year making September 11th always like yesterday. However, as time has passed, this weekend marks the 20th anniversary of an event that touched the lives of so many and memorials across our nation and community will take place to remember those who so bravely served, lost loved ones, or are dealing with the after effects of the crash site. As our flags fly half staff for 9/11 this weekend, I wish you all a moment of peace to share with one another in memory, love and thanks.
Dates to Remember
Thursday, September 16
Monday, September 20
JTPS Open House for Kindergarten
Tuesday, September 21
JTPS Open House for Grade 1
Thursday September 23 & 24
Vaccination Clinic for follow up second doses
JTPS Open House for Grade 2
Wednesday, September 29
No School, Professional learning for faculty
Consent form here: DPH Vans COVID Vaccine Consent Form
Health and Safety
Our local Torrington Area Health Department continues to provide weekly reports on: Covid-19 positivity and vaccination rates within the torrington area health district (TAHD) jurisdiction Click here for all weekly updates
In addition, we ask that all families report any positive Covid 19 cases and students who are awaiting test results should not return to school until they receive a negative test result.
Families can click here to read the updated “Return to School Protocols” to help determine when your child should return to school.
In addition, on September 9, 2021, CSDE released an Updated Addendum 5: Interim Guidance for Responding to COVID-19 Scenarios in Connecticut School Districts.
We’ve partnered with CMHA! Click here to read more School Based Case Management Services
Out and About in the Community & Resources for Parents
Quote of the Week
“What we have once enjoyed we can never lose.All that we love deeply becomes a part of us”. ~Helen Keller