Alison Villanueva, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Thursday, June 17, 2021
Dear Watertown Families and Students,
It’s the last day of school!
The excitement and energy on the last day of school is always off the charts. The last day of school marks the culmination of months of effort, dedication, and perseverance. It is also a time to celebrate the accomplishments and achievements of the past ten months with pride. With field days, classroom clean up, step up and graduation ceremonies peppered through the last week of school, sometimes time can get away from us.
It is an understatement to say this year has been an exceptional year for all of us. With the number of adjustments and changes, shifts and maneuvers, the community of Watertown stepped up to show the resilience and genuine care you all have for our district, one another, and most importantly our students.
I would like to thank the entire Watertown Public Schools faculty, staff, students, and parents for the continued collaboration and support in making this year a memorable one, not because of the pandemic, but because we were united in conquering anything that stood in our way.
I wish all of you the most wonderful and relaxing summer. May it be filled with days where you can sleep in, weekends that melt into the start of the week, and time with family and friends. These next couple of months are here to provide time to refresh, rejuvenate, and reenergize!
Thank you students
Thank you parents
Thank you teachers
Thank you paraprofessionals
Thank you secretaries
Thank you nurses
Thank you custodians, tech and maintenance crews
Thank you cafeteria and food service
Thank you administrators
Thank you to all seasonal and temporary staff
This year was successful because of you!
Happenings and Useful Information
End of Year Pictures (Click Links)
Ongoing Summer Communications
Throughout the summer, the Watertown Public Schools district website will be the main hub of information for our district.
Check out the 2021 Summer Learning Website for resources and summer activities
Any updates and news will be clearly posted on the site and all families are encouraged to check back regularly. https://www.watertownps.org/
In addition, the Superintendent’s weekly updates will continue via email.
Academic Summer Program
All RSVPs are in and groups have been made. If they have not already done so, the Academic Summer Program teachers will reach out to families via email by the end of the day tomorrow, Friday, June 18th, at the latest to confirm dates, times and other logistics. Instruction will begin the week of June 21at culminate the week of July 28th.
Watertown Parks & Recreation
If you have accepted an invitation from the schools for a camp experience at Watertown Parks & Recreation through the grant funding, you will be contacted by Parks & Recreation to register. You will not be able to register online, as this will not allow you to proceed without payment. Parks & Recreation will be in touch shortly to get everyone registered.
2021 - 2022 Academic School Year
As the saying goes, “set it and then forget it!” As the approved 2021-2022 Watertown Public Schools Calendar indicates, here are dates that you can place into your calendar as you move into vacation and not have to worry about when your children will be returning.
Building teams and PTO’s will continue to reach out over the summer to invite families to several fun ‘back to school’ activities like, so keep an eye out for summer email invitations!
Wed. Aug. 25
JTPS ‘Popsicles on the Playground’ for incoming Kindergarten Students
This annual meet and greet is reserved for incoming Kindergarten students. Each Kindergartner may be accompanied by one parent only. This special event will take place between regular school hours for those who would like to plan ahead. More details to come!
Thurs. Aug. 26
First Day of School for Grades Pre K-9
Fri. Aug. 27
First Day of School for Grades 10-12
Quote of the 2020-2021 Academic Year
“Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions”. ~ Albert Einstein