Waterbury Roar

Volume 1, Issue 18; January 8, 2021

A Roar from our Principal, Dr. Jon Pokora

Waterbury Community,

Happy New Year!

I am hoping that everyone enjoyed time with family over the winter break!

On January 11th, we will be welcoming back the return of our in-person students and continue to welcome back our virtual students. We have students that will be transitioning from virtual to in-person as well and I want to welcome them.

If you are a parent of an in-person student, it is important to read the different reminders below. The information outlines what to bring back to school. Here are a few of the reminders regarding our return to in person learning.

  • Students and parents need to wear a mask when they are on school grounds.
  • Gaiter masks are not permitted in school,
  • Student entrance begins at 8:20 and at 8:30 school starts and for the PM, student entrance begins at 12:10 and at 12:20 school starts. Staff will begin the self-certification checks during arrival times.
  • Students must stand on the PAWs that are located near the entrances to continue to practice social distancing.
  • Parents need to wait for their children away from the exit doors.
  • Please remember to bring back any pertinent supplies, Chromebook, lanyards and extra masks.

As always if you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to me.

Thank you again for all your support and welcome back!

Dr. Jon Pokora


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Next Friday (January 15th) is Snow Day- Dress in All White!

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It Takes a Community Effort to Help Keep Us Safe

Just a little reminder to follow handwashing, masking, distancing, and self-isolation when necessary in the coming weeks to reduce our community spread as we approach our target hybrid-model return date of January 11. Remember it is extremely important to report all illnesses to the school with a description of your student's symptoms before school starts every day.

Remember to utilize the self-certification cards provided to your student as your drop them off for school.

I am here as a resource for you and a family as we continue to stay healthy during this pandemic. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns you may have.

Thank you for your continued support to help keep our school community safe!

Lisa Montiel, RN

Waterbury School Nurse



Please continue to adhere to these guidelines:

★ Stay home when appropriate – experiencing new symptoms (including fever, cough, headache, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, congestion, runny nose, fatigue, body aches, loss of taste or small and abdominal pain), exposure to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, or are awaiting COVID-19 test results.

★ Wear a mask and socially distance at all times

★ Practice frequent hand hygiene


I also attached the latest exclusion guide that I am utilizing to make decisions regarding daily attendance in our building. Hopefully, it will offer some insight as to why individuals are asked to stay home for a bit.

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PTO Paw Print

Our Parent Teacher Organization works all year round to benefit all of our children. Please come to any of our meetings this school year and consider volunteering. With your help, we will have another successful year at Waterbury!

Dine to Donate Night- Cafe Zupas!

Join us on Tuesday, January 12th from 5-9pm and support Waterbury at Cafe Zupas!

Please note: cafezupas.com and Café Zupas App orders (not third party delivery services) count toward your Fundraiser Night when code FUNDRAISER25 is used at check out from 5-9 pm on the day of your event for the location of your event.

Guests visiting the restaurant will need to let the cashier know they are supporting your organization to have their orders count. We ask that you don’t invite other customers to join your Fundraiser Night once you’re at Café Zupas.

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Lunch Program Info and Flyers


All In-Person Students will be provided with free meals when being dismissed from class each day. Please be sure to check your child's backpack as there may be food & drink that need to be refrigerated.

All Remote Students can pick-up meals from any of the D20 schools, during the assigned times below. This includes all students who are learning remotely during an adaptive pause. We will no longer have bus delivery of meals when hybrid/in-person is in session. Meals for multiple days will be given on each pick-up day, including to cover Saturday and Sunday (i.e., Monday pick-up for Monday + Tuesday, Wednesday pick-up for Wednesday + Thursday).


GREENBROOK 7AM - 10:45AM & 11:30AM - 1PM




If you are picking-up meals for more than 5 children at one time, we ask that you please complete the BULK MEAL SIGN-UP form before 2pm on the day before you will be picking up the meals, so that we can have your food ready for you on the date(s) and location you request.

For more information, visit https://www.esd20.org/for-parents/food-services

Openings Available in the Childcare Program through the Roselle Park District

Students from any D20 school can attend full or half day childcare at Waterbury thru Roselle Park District. Please see the attached flyers, or for more information please contact Roselle Park District (630) 894-4200 or register online https://bit.ly/D20ChildcareRegistration

Tech help will be offered on a drop-thru basis.

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WB: 8:45 - 9:45

Future Important Dates

January 11, 2021: Hybrid Learning resumes

January 12, 2021: Cafe Zupas Dine Out Night! 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

January 15, 2021: Snow Day- Dress in All White

January 18th, 2021: Martin Luther King Day- No School

January 19th, 2021: Supply Pick Up 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

January 22nd, 2021: Neon Colors Day

January 29th, 2021: Rainbow Colors Day

February 1st, 2021: Supply Pick Up 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

February 15th, 2021: President's Day- No School

February 16th, 2021: Supply Pick Up 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

March 1st, 2021: Supply Pick Up 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Market Day is everyday. Be sure to place your order for home delivery here