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LAST SCHEDULE

This week's schedule is GREEN Let's give it our best efforts to end strong!

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8th GRADE GRADUATION INFORMATION - JUNE 16 - Drive-By on Bemis Street

Here are the plans and information:

  • A graduation VIDEO is being created and will be shared with all students on Monday, June 15th. The video will include:

    • Graduation remarks from Ms. Martin, Mr. Del Porto, Dr. Galdston, the new WHS Principal Mr. Giacobozzi, and Class President Tommy Dicker.

    • Award recipients will be named by Ms. Brackett and Ms. Martin.

    • Pictures of each student will be displayed while their name is being read by Ms. Brackett - please see the below information which was given to each student:

    • Other details will be included in the video, but some of it needs to be a surprise! :)

  • All students will receive envelopes with their graduation certificates, awards won, and a t-shirt designed specifically for them.


  • On June 16th, Drive-By Event on Bemis Street to pick up envelopes and awards and wave to WMS staff! Details are still being ironed out, and we will get you more information soon. If you are unable to drive-by on this day, we will mail or deliver your 8th-grade envelope/awards.

Summer Programming

WPS will offer summer programming for students K-12 this year, albeit remotely. Information on our Extended School Year (ESY), English as Second Language (ESL), and K-5 Literacy summer programming will be available soon.

In addition, WPS Community Education will offer a FREE virtual and voluntary Summer Explorations Program with 10 weeks of programming for students in grades K-5.

Students will also have the opportunity to continue with self-paced online learning programs such as IXL and i-Ready throughout the summer.

Our Teaching & Learning Team and principals will be sending out more information on summer programming when finalized shortly.

Other important 8th grade information (YEARBOOK, SEMI, CHROMEBOOK)

  • For those who ordered yearbooks, unfortunately, they are delayed due to the pandemic. As soon as they are in, we will send them out.


  • Toward the end of the summer, if guidelines allow, we would like to look into having a semi or some other event for this 8th-grade class. We hope to know more about the guidelines in July.


  • You can keep your Chromebook for the summer. You will have to turn it in once you arrive to the high school in September, so be sure you keep it safe and in good working order! Remember you are BORROWING IT!

  • If you are NOT attending the high school and want to return it once school is over you may do so!

PARENT PROGRESS REPORT SURVEY

From Ms. Martin:


**Please let us know you have seen the PROGRESS REPORT.**

Please fill out this BRIEF SURVEY to let us know you were able to access and have seen the Progress Report. Your feedback is very important to us. Thank you!

DC Refunds

The refunds were sent from the WPS Administrative offices to Town Hall last Friday (May 8).

They will be processed there with all other payments, and will then be mailed out by the Treasurer's office as soon as possible.

Learning Lab with Mr. Cotreau! Mon & Wed at 3:00pm

Need more help? Mr. Cotreau is ready to help you! MONDAY and WEDNESDAY at 3:00pm Meeting ID: 914 3299 4959 Password: 15bWa4

HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN ABOUT SPECIALS ???

You still need to be participating in Specials... if you have not done so, get back on track!

Goal-Setting and Perserverance

By following four steps, kids can achieve personal success today and in the long term.

VIRTUAL WMS LIBRARY

Need to return a book or check out a new one? Talk with Ms. Maroni-Wagner! Tuesdays 3:00pm-4:00pm Zoom Link: bit.ly/wmslibdropin Password: Posted on Cluster Schedules Email leah.maroniwagner@watertown.k12.ma.us

Social Emotional Learning

SEL is how we understand and manage emotions, set goals, show empathy for others, establish positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. A website to assist children during this stressful time. SEL Parent Toolkit Link

**** EMERGENCY ALERTS ****

To get Emergency Alerts from the Town of Watertown text WATERTOWNMA to 888-777.

Your cell phone number will be into the system without having to establish an Everbridge account. You also have the opportunity to add your email address into the system at this time. You would then receive all emails and/or texts from the system. If you already have an Everbridge account, this is not necessary, as you will continue to receive the notifications sent by the town.