Principal's Newsletter

Mid-Summer Edition

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Dear Watertown High School Families,

I hope this letter finds you well and beating the heat. If you are entering Watertown High School for the first time, welcome to our community! For those returning, welcome back! This year will be historic as it will be the last year in our current building. We are excited to begin the next chapter of Watertown High School and also understand that for some, this will be a major transition. Please know that we are committed to maintaining the same high standards we have built at WHS and will continue to provide a rigorous, inclusive, and supportive educational experience throughout the move, temporary swing space, building, and occupancy of the new high school.

While we are excited for the beginning of our next chapter, we recognize that this comes on the heels of a very difficult time in educational history. Coming out of the pandemic and into a new construction project will test our students, staff, and families, however, I am confident that we have what it takes to support everyone in our WHS community. To that end, if your student or you feel overwhelmed and need help, please reach out to your student’s guidance counselor or another adult in the building. We are here to help.

School begins on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 with a delayed start for students in grades 10-12.

The first two days of school are full days, with dismissal at 3:05, but they include an orientation time for Grade 9 students.

  • Grade 9:

Tuesday, September 6th, all Grade 9 students report to the WHS Auditorium by 8:30am

Wednesday, September 7th, all Grade 9 students report to their Advisory by 8:30am

  • All Other Grades (10 - 12):

Tuesday, September 6th, students report to the WHS Auditorium by 10:30am

Wednesday, September 7th, students report to their A Block class by 10:30am

Please note that this newsletter is also being physically mailed with important documents included. Future communication will be via my newsletter through Smore. If you have concerns about which email address is being used as your contact, or if you haven’t been receiving a link to the weekly principal newsletter, please contact the WHS main office and speak to Mr. Kareem Mimms to update your profile. Sending our newsletters via Smore allows information to be translated into over 100 languages.

In the mail, you will soon receive several forms. Please make sure to sign any form that indicates a signature is required and return them to school on the first day.

This mailing will include:

  • Chromebook Contract

  • Free & Reduced Lunch Application

  • Health Form

  • Information regarding

    • 9th-Grade Orientation

    • Opening days schedule

    • Athletics

    • WHS Guidance Newsletter including resources for families and students in need

    • PTSO Letter

Be on the lookout for a smore as we get closer to September 6th that will include an updated block schedule, first day information, and other important updates.

Wishing you and your family a safe and healthy end of summer,

Joel Giacobozzi


Watertown High School

summer work

Don't forget that many classes have summer work requirements to keep our student's skills sharp. Please see this link that has a list of summer work for students for next year. This is also on our website's homepage.

student schedules

Student schedules will be available to view on Powerschool during the last week of August. We will notify you when these schedules are available.

Covid protocols

Any and all COVID protocols or procedures will be announced by the district, shortly.

Picture Days - September 6th and 7th

Details to follow


Class specific material lists will be issued after students have met their teachers. It is a good idea for students to arrive with basic materials including: pens, pencils, notebooks, and a fully charged chromebook.

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