Friday, September 3, 2021
Dear Watertown Public Schools Families and Faculty,
The first full week of school has just come to an end! Click here to see Pictures from the First Days of School. I would like to thank all of our families and students for a joyful and smooth return to school - we are so happy to have you back in person. Our administrators, faculty, and staff continue to organize upcoming events and all the details. Keep an eye out for communications regarding open houses.
Free Breakfast and Lunch for 2021-2022
All students enrolled in Watertown Public Schools will receive breakfast and lunch free of charge this academic year as Watertown Public Schools is part of the National School Lunch Program/SSO.
However, we still ask all families who are eligible for the Free and Reduced Lunch program to complete the following form and submit asap.
Students who are eligible for free and reduced lunch also have other benefits like the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT), discounted technology, WiFi programs, and more. Click here to fill out the form now!
Eligible families who fill out this form also help the Watertown Public Schools district receive the proper funding for additional programs.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Dates to Remember
Consent form here: DPH Vans COVID Vaccine Consent Form
First View APP
In continued partnership with our transportation provider, First Student, Watertown Public Schools is launching FirstView®, a bus tracking and parent communications app for your smartphone or desktop.
To download the app, please go to www.firstviewapp.com
For Help with registering click here: Step by step registration
Your child’s school will provide a school code and letter, please wait until you receive your codes
Links to CT Core Standards
CT school districts, including the Watertown Public Schools follow the CT Core Standards in the ongoing development of curriculum. WPS invites anyone interested in learning more about the CT Core Standards to click the links below. We look forward to continually updating our district website over the course of this year to build a more interactive experience in exploring curriculum for our families and students.
English Language Arts (ELA)
Visual and Performing Arts
Health and Safety
- I would like to thank all of our parents, students and faculty for supporting our schools by following the mitigating strategies to keep our schools open safely.
- 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
Information for Families on the Advance Child Tax Credit
The Internal Revenue Service's IRS Advance Child Tax Credit payments are now in effect. Advance Child Tax Credit payments, up to $250 per month per qualifying child ages 6 – 17 and up to $300 per month per qualifying child under age 6, started in July and will go through December 2021. Most taxpayers will receive these payments automatically. However qualifying families who did not file a 2019 or 2020 tax return must either file those returns or use the IRS non-filer sign up tool to receive Advance Child Tax Credit payments. Please see flyer English and Spanish) to see if your family qualifies.
Out and About in the Community & Resources for Parents
- Community Shoe Drive please see flyer here, 9/12
- Watertown Fall Festival, 9/18
- Emergency Broadband Program (English Flyer / Spanish Flyer)
Quote of the Week
“Nobody ever got ready by waiting. You only get ready by starting”. ~ John C. Maxwell