May 20, 2021
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Spring Cabaret Performance - May 20, 2021
Safety during drop off
May 27th - Senior Awards Night - Seniors that are invited to awards night should report to WHS Auditorium at 6:30pm. Live stream begins at 7:00pm.May 28th - Mandatory COVID testing for those attending prom. Testing will be offered 8:30am-3:30pm at WHS.
June 1st - Prom - Busses leave WHS at 2:30pm. All students attending the prom MUST take the bus to and from. Prom is 4:00pm-9:00pm
June 1st - Mandatory COVID testing to attend graduation. Students attending prom can be tested while boarding the prom busses, those not attending should come to WHS for a test 8:30-2:30pm
June 3rd (NOTE THE DATE CHANGE) - Senior BBQ hosted by the PTSO - Victory Field - 6:00pm
June 4th - Graduation rehearsal - 10:00am at Victory Field. All seniors must attend.
June 4th - Graduation - Seniors report to WHS gym at 4:30pm. Graduation is at 6:00pm.
Class of 2021 Yard Signs
The PTSO is purchasing yard signs for the Class of 2021 to celebrate their graduation! The signs will be placed by volunteers using anonymized addresses.
The PTSO is also running a fundraiser to help offset the costs of the celebrations. You can purchase a sign to support Watertown Schools here, or donate directly by sending a check to the WHS PTSO at the high school or using RallyUp.
New zoom camera policy
Students who do not feel comfortable with having their camera on should speak directly to their teacher, in private, about this request. Students may also speak to their guidance counselor to request that they be allowed to keep their camera off.
Mandatory Student Covid-19 Pooled Testing
COVID-19 pooled testing is mandatory for all students who are learning in-person. In order for your student to return to full in-person learning on Monday, April 26th, you must complete a consent form for testing. This is a requirement for return, and families who choose not to participate are welcome to continue their learning through our live streaming options from home. Students will come to the main entrance and be funneled through 4 lines to expedite testing.
COVID-19 universal surveillance pooled testing will be completed once a week on Mondays with a non-invasive anterior nasal swab testing protocol. Fully remote student athletes must still be tested, which will also take place on Mondays. All students who will be returning to full 5-day in-person instruction will be required to fill out the “Commitment to In-Person Learning, COVID Protocols, and Consent for Pooled Testing” form prior to returning to school. This additional safety measure is fully supported by the Watertown Health Department.
It is important to note that testing, combined with vaccinations, contact tracing, and isolation, helps control the spread of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. The availability of in-person instruction and the District's in-person health and safety implementation guidelines will be determined and continually assessed using up-to-date data and guidelines provided by the Watertown Health Department, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).
For more information about pool testing, please refer to the following information video.
**If you or a member of your household has tested positive for COVID-19 or is in the process of being tested due to exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, please keep your child home and contact the school nurse.
COVID Testing: How to Nasal Swab
WHS COVID Protocols Handbook
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