Monday, August 16, 2021

Dear Watertown Faculty, Families, and Students,

With only a couple more weeks before school begins for the 2021-2022 academic year, we are getting ready to welcome back our faculty next week and eagerly awaiting our students’ arrival the following week. At this time, building principals have started reaching out to families directly about getting ready for the start of school - Be on the lookout for emails and information.

  • Tomorrow, Tuesday, August 17, 2021 the Board of Education will be holding a special BOE meeting at 7pm where we will be able to share an updated reopening plan. The meeting will take place in the main Auditorium at WHS. Click here for the agenda. Individuals in attendance are required to wear a mask.


Dr. V

Happenings and Useful Information

Health and Safety

Click here for the most recent Bi-Weekly Covid 19 Positivity Rates within the Torrington Area Health District (TAHD) Jurisdiction Covid Data July 11-24 ; Covid Data August 12

 Watertown High School Events

Swift Middle School Event

  • August 20th from 12:00-1:00 PM "Welcome Orientation" for all incoming sixth graders and students in grades seven and eight who are new to Swift. Parents accompany their children.

 Polk School Events

  • August 19 from 10:00-11:00 AM- Any newly registered students are invited to come for a tour of Polk. We can’t wait to meet you! 

  • August 27 from 5:00-7:00 PM- The Polk PTO is hard at work planning our annual Back to School Bash! Save the date! More info to come!

Judson School Events

  • August 27 from 5:30-7:30 PM - The annual Back to School Bash is back!

  • August 19 from 10:00-12:00 PM - Come meet Mrs. Raymond and have a tour of the building. 

JTPS School Events

  • August 25 from 1-3PM - ‘Popsicles on the Playground’ for all incoming kindergarten students plus one family member will meet their teachers on this special day, no siblings so that we can follow Covid guidelines.

Transportation Change Requests

(There was an email address error in the 8.10 message. The email address has been corrected below.)

Each year, bus stop information is posted on the district website/parent portal prior to the start of the school year. If returning families need to make any changes to their child’s bus stop they may do so now by contacting Michelle Pennella at First Student directly michelle.pennella@firstgroup.com 

 New families will receive notification of their bus stops once the district posts them via a follow up email from their building principal.

 Quote of the Week

“Some give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal; while others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than ever before” ~ Herodotus