Janet Parlato
If you would like your child to be a Voluntary Remote Learner when we return to school on January 19, please let us know by completing this survey by Tuesday, January 12 at noon: https://forms.gle/AcgKs8TgedbXr28N8
11 days ago, Janet Parlato
Janet Parlato
Happy New Year to our students, families, and community members from everyone at the Watertown Public Schools!
20 days ago, Janet Parlato
Janet Parlato
Watertown Public Schools will hold a second Virtual Town Hall about the WHS Mascot on Tuesday, January 5 at 7:00. Anyone who would like to speak or submit written testimony should email: mascot@watertownps.org. Please click here for more details! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BzBKy4Sux6umzkIKA8j1l0zoHHqGGwRw/view?usp=sharing
28 days ago, Janet Parlato
Janet Parlato
We have a super simple way to apply for substituting positions in the Watertown Public Schools! Please follow this address to apply for substitute positions as teacher, paraprofessional, secretary, and/or cafeteria staff! Thank you for your interest in substituting in our school district! https://forms.gle/3y8xC814x8L7Fxbo9
29 days ago, Janet Parlato
Janet Parlato
The Watertown Public Schools seeks substitute teachers as the district prepares for potentially re-opening the schools on January 19. Connecticut State Department of Education guidelines for this school year allow individuals with an earned high school diploma to qualify as substitute teachers. The daily rate of pay is $85, and $100 per day for retired Watertown teachers. People can substitute from one to five days per week, and they can state their preference of grade level or school in which to substitute. To begin the application process for substitute teaching, please log onto www.watertownps.org, then click on Menu, then click on District Info, then click on Employment Opportunities. Interested individuals can contact (860) 945-4801 with any questions.
about 1 month ago, Janet Parlato
Janet Parlato
Friday, December 18 will be a Remote Learning Day for Watertown Public Schools. The start and end time for each school will be the regular start and end time for each building. Thank you!
about 1 month ago, Janet Parlato
Janet Parlato
Watertown Public Schools will have a traditional snow day with no school on Thursday, December 17. There will be a remote learning day on Friday, December 18.
about 1 month ago, Janet Parlato
Watertown Public Schools
Interim Superintendent Dr. John Ramos welcomes back students with a letter. Read here: https://5il.co/kedv
4 months ago, Watertown Public Schools
Watertown Public Schools
Bus Routes for the 2020-2021 school year have been posted! Call Michelle Pennella at First Student @ 860-274-5212 if you have any questions regarding routes. https://www.watertownps.org/o/watertown-public-schools/browse/47436
4 months ago, Watertown Public Schools
Watertown Public Schools
Care to tune in for the Special Board Meeting on Sept 8th? Click here to get the login details: https://whs.watertownps.org/article/291325?org=watertown-public-schools
4 months ago, Watertown Public Schools
Dr. Rydell Harrison
Interested in learning more about Watertown's plan for Distance Learning? Check out our new site. https://sites.google.com/watertownps.org/wps-distance-learning/home #WatertownLearns
10 months ago, Dr. Rydell Harrison
Dr. Rydell Harrison
Starting tomorrow, 3/13 all Watertown Public Schools will be closed for 2 weeks. Students and will return on 3/30. While we will work to reopen schools as soon as our local health dept. feels it is safe, families should be prepared for the potential of an extended school closing.
10 months ago, Dr. Rydell Harrison
Dr. Rydell Harrison
We are closely following the Health Dept recommendations regarding the prevention of COVID-19 and how to respond if students or staff have been exposed. Do not rely on any communications regarding WPS unless it comes from my office, the BOE, or the Town of Watertown.
10 months ago, Dr. Rydell Harrison
Dr. Rydell Harrison
It was a great day at JTPS and I had a blast visiting my friends in Yellow Pod! #WatertownLearns
11 months ago, Dr. Rydell Harrison
Dr. Rydell Harrison
Watertown Public Schools will have a two-hour delay due to inclement weather and below freezing temperatures.
12 months ago, Dr. Rydell Harrison
Dr. Rydell Harrison
#JTPS welcomed their new assistant principal Matthew Paylor with great fanfare and excitement! Welcome to Watertown
12 months ago, Dr. Rydell Harrison
Dr. Rydell Harrison
#JTPS Students learning social skills and emotional regulation strategies through Second Step lessons! #WatertownCares #WatertownLearns
about 1 year ago, Dr. Rydell Harrison
Dr. Rydell Harrison
Another great week of learning in WPS...I had the pleasure of spending time with 3-5 graders at #Polk and #Judson this week! Judson's 4th graders were coding and Polk's 3rd graders were digging into literacy! #WatertownLearns
about 1 year ago, Dr. Rydell Harrison
Dr. Rydell Harrison
Watertown Public Schools will have a two-hour delay on Wednesday, December 18, 2019.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Rydell Harrison
Dr. Rydell Harrison
Greetings from Watertown Public School! Check out this video for a little Snow Day fun! https://youtu.be/KIdt98xoiAQ
about 1 year ago, Dr. Rydell Harrison
Dr. Rydell Harrison
Based on tomorrow's forecast for a wintry mix of snow, sleet and ice accumulations, schools will be closed tomorrow (12/17/19) to ensure students and staff are safe. I wanted to let you know of tomorrow's closure tonight to provide our families with an opportunity to plan ahead.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Rydell Harrison
Dr. Rydell Harrison
The Watertown community has suffered a tremendous loss. Two former students were tragically killed last night in a shooting at their home. Although the two siblings who were killed were not enrolled at our High School, they attended Watertown schools through eighth grade and formed close relationships with students and staff over the years. This morning, crisis teams are in place at Watertown High School and Swift Middle School to support students and staff as they grieve. Our school community, like the wonderful town we live in, will come together to do everything we can to provide support to our students, staff and families during this difficult time.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Rydell Harrison
Dr. Rydell Harrison
I am excited to hear from Scarlett Lewis from Choose Love who is sharing about SEL in partnership with the Watertown Rotary Club! #WatertownCares
about 1 year ago, Dr. Rydell Harrison
Dr. Rydell Harrison
Today we pause to recognize our Veterans! We are grateful for your courage and sacrifice!
about 1 year ago, Dr. Rydell Harrison
Dr. Rydell Harrison
Congratulations to the @SwiftMiddle 8th graders who were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society this evening! #WatertownLearns #NJHS
about 1 year ago, Dr. Rydell Harrison
Dr. Rydell Harrison
Excited to see PreCalc students in action during today’s visit at WHS! #WatertownLearns
over 1 year ago, Dr. Rydell Harrison
Dr. Rydell Harrison
Very proud of our @SwiftMiddle students who participated in the Community 9/11 Remembrance! #EMPATHETIC #VOG #WatertownCares
over 1 year ago, Dr. Rydell Harrison
Dr. Rydell Harrison
4th Grade math brains at work! @PolkES students showing their ability to THINK CRITICALLY & WORK COLLABORATIVELY! #VisionOfGraduate #VOG #WatertownLearns
over 1 year ago, Dr. Rydell Harrison
Dr. Rydell Harrison
Isabella is one of our #Polk 5th Graders who was inspired by the district read of Lemonade Wars and set up her own stand in her driveway. It was the best $.50 spent in a long time and I was proud of her entrepreneurial spirit! @miss_agraham #WatertownLearns
over 1 year ago, Dr. Rydell Harrison
Dr. Rydell Harrison
Congratulations to Dan and Kelly, Watertown Transition Academy’s 2019 Graduates! We are so proud of you! #WatertownLeads
over 1 year ago, Dr. Rydell Harrison
Dr. Rydell Harrison
We’re thrilled to announce Watertown Public Schools’ new app! Access sports scores, cafeteria menus, news updates, even emergency notifications. Download the app on Android: http://bit.ly/2TM1Qsb or iPhone: https://apple.co/2TRTDTe.
over 1 year ago, Dr. Rydell Harrison
Dr. Rydell Harrison
“Slides are made for playgrounds NOT for reading!” #JTPS kicked off the summer reading and learned about @GovNedLamont Summer Reading Challenge! If students reach their goal, the principals will get SLIMED! #WatertownLearns
over 1 year ago, Dr. Rydell Harrison
Dr. Rydell Harrison
Happy Memorial Day! I am grateful for the men and women who fight for our freedom each day;especially those who have made the ultimate sacrifice!
over 1 year ago, Dr. Rydell Harrison
Dr. Rydell Harrison
@SwiftMiddle Students & Staff thanked Thomaston Savings, Watertown Foundation, Gold Circle, & Swift PTO for supporting their new Fitness Room! The new space gives PE students choice as they work on personal wellness goals! #WatertownLearns
over 1 year ago, Dr. Rydell Harrison
Dr. Rydell Harrison
‪The Supt. Student Advisory Council analyzed the draft Vision of a Graduate and gave feedback! Great reminder not to make decisions about students without including students! #StudentVoice #WatertownLeads #StrategicPlanning ‬
almost 2 years ago, Dr. Rydell Harrison
Dr. Rydell Harrison
Unified Sports Teams from SMS and WHS are tearing up the basketball court! They’re a great reminder that when students unite, everyone wins! #inspired
almost 2 years ago, Dr. Rydell Harrison
Dr. Rydell Harrison
Our Unified Sports Teams from SMS and WHS are tearing up the basketball court! When students unite, everyone wins!! #inspired
almost 2 years ago, Dr. Rydell Harrison
Dr. Rydell Harrison
Today is National Paraprofessional Appreciation Day–a time for us to acknowledge the dedication and support of our paras across the district. Thanks for all you do for our students, teachers and community! #WatertownCares
almost 2 years ago, Dr. Rydell Harrison
Dr. Rydell Harrison
@whsn_ct I am proud to wear my Autism Awareness shirt along with staff and students all across the district! Shout out to Clayton Bidmead for designing the shirt as part of his Senior Capstone Project! Proceeds will go to Autism Speaks at their Walk on June 1st. #WatertownCares
almost 2 years ago, Dr. Rydell Harrison
Dr. Rydell Harrison
These 6th graders are using their knowledge of invasive species to practice and apply all of their ELA skills! @SwiftMiddle #WatertownLearns #Speaking&Listening
almost 2 years ago, Dr. Rydell Harrison
Dr. Rydell Harrison
@swiftmiddle 7th graders are learning about 3 types of irony in Mr. Miceli’s class! “It’s NOT like rain on your wedding day...” #WatertownLearns
almost 2 years ago, Dr. Rydell Harrison
Dr. Rydell Harrison
I’m so proud of all of our students who performed and showed their art work at tonight’s coffee house! #WatertownLearns #WatertownLeads
almost 2 years ago, Dr. Rydell Harrison