Principal's Newsletter

April 29, 2022

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Even though the weather is not cooperating, Spring is in the air at WHS (our courtyard flowers above). Students are working hard and the end of the year is in sight.


Report cards were issued today and we added a new component to the report card distribution; honor roll certificates. We are pleased to celebrate our honor roll recipients with a certificate in their advisory class. Please check your student's report card and use this as a conversation starter about their current performance and, if needed, encourage them to seek support from their teachers and counselor.

whs diversity council

Watertown High School is developing a diversity council that will meet regularly to discuss issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are looking for parent representation on the council and are asking YOU to apply :-)


At Watertown High School we define diversity as:

A series of identities including differing abilities, socio-economic backgrounds, ethnicities, national origins, gender identities, languages, races, religions, and sexual orientations.


Meetings will take place approximately once per month. We will have 10 total members on the council to include: 2 parents/caregivers, 4 students (1 from each grade, ideally), 2 teachers, 1 administrator, 1 support staff


We will work to:

Embrace and support an inclusive school culture focused on anti-racism.

Support educators and District staff in fostering anti-bias and anti-racist practices.

Create opportunities to foster relationships and engage other groups to have conversations around anti-racism, equity, and inclusion.


Please reply to joel.giacobozzi@watertown.k12.ma.us with your information including Name, Student’s name, and reason for wanting to join the Diversity Council.

HOnor roll

Honor Roll certificates have been issued to eligible students for quarter 3. Congratulations to these students for their hard work!

Superintendent's Newsletter

Please find the Superintendent's Newsletter here!

Guidance Newsletter

For information on Course Requests for Next Year, AP and MCAS Exams,
Watertown Community Foundation Summer Internships and more, please see our latest Guidance Newsletter!

Teacher Appreciation Week

WHS PTSO is very excited to be able to host (once again) an in-person luncheon and breakfast during Teacher Appreciation week May 2-6 for all teachers and staff in the building. We already have several parents and students working hard to make the week special, and if you’d like to get involved or make a donation please take a look at the sign up genius or contact Jennifer Fandetti at jfandetti@mac.com.


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080B45AEAA22A31-teacher


We thank you!

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Senior Assassins

Senior Assassins is a game that involves students targeting each other using water guns. This is NOT a school-sanctioned event and is discouraged. This game puts students in unsafe situations involving vehicles, trespassing, and behavior that may appear suspicious to law enforcement and the general public. We ask that students find other ways to enjoy their last few weeks of high school.

COVID/Mask update

Pooled testing was conducted again on Monday (4/25) and identified 4 cases of COVID in the building. Per the metrics laid out by the Superintendent and approved by School Committee, masking will be optional at WHS.

Returning after COVID


  • If you test positive for COVID and you are asymptomatic, you may come back on day six. The day you test positive for COVID is day 0. For example, if you get a positive test on Wednesday (day 0), you can return on the following Tuesday (day 6). See chart below.

  • If you are symptomatic and then you test positive, day 0 is the first day you start to develop symptoms.

  • If you test positive and develop symptoms AFTER your positive test, day 0 resets to the day you become symptomatic.

  • YOU CAN ONLY RETURN after 5 days of isolation if you were asymptomatic, OR if you are fever-free and your symptoms are resolving.

  • If you have COVID, you cannot be part of pool testing for 90 days from your positive test, as you may test positive for up to 12 weeks on a PCR test.

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Upcoming events

4/29 - Quarter 3 Report Cards (issued in advisory)

5/10 - Community Conversations with the Superintendent - 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

5/10 - Community Conversations with the Superintendent - 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

5/17 - MCAS Grade 10

5/18 - MCAS Grade 10

5/18 - Early Release Day (Professional Development)

5/19 - Quarter 4 Progress Reports (issued in advisory)

5/19 - WHS Spring Concert Performance - 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

5/30 - No School - Memorial Day


Please refer to the WHS Calendar for more!