April 29, 2022
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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 email@example.com with your information including Name, Student’s name, and reason for wanting to join the Diversity Council.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
We thank you!
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.
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!