Principal's Newsletter

June 9, 2022

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Congratulations to our State Championship field hockey team, under the direction of Coach Eileen Donahue, for being invited to visit the State House and have a meet-and-greet with Governor Charlie Baker. We are proud of you ladies and the heights to which you have soared.

iReady testing

Our 9th Grade students will be completing end-of-year iReady testing on the mornings of Monday, June 13th (Reading) and Tuesday, June 14th (Math). This end-of-year assessment will allow us to see how far the 9th graders have come since the beginning of the year. iReady gives us almost instant feedback, so that both 9th grade and 10th grade students and teachers can review the data and use it to ensure that students transition to the next grade level with all of the support they need. We look forward to celebrating the growth that our 9th graders have made.


Each student will need to bring:

1) Their Chromebook, fully charged

2) Headphones that work with their Chromebook

3) (for Tuesday) Something to write with for the math diagnostic

4) Something to read or homework to do if they finish early

college credit

Students who complete a Chapter 74 vocational/technical pathway at Watertown High School are eligible for up to 12 credits at Keene State College. For additional information on how to earn credits, please refer to the MAVA Articulation Agreement.

Junior cruise

Our Junior Cruise is Friday, June 10th! Busses depart at 5:30pm and return at 10pm to/from Commander’s Mansion.

pick up and drop off

Please help us be good neighbors by not blocking driveways in the area and not idling your vehicle when waiting.

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.

Your student is invited to travel to England & Ireland in 2023!

Dear Watertown families,

I’m excited to announce that Watertown HS students are being offered an international educational experience to England & Ireland in April 2023 with Ms. Erin McGovern.

Many of you likely attended the meeting but we wanted to make sure that everyone had access to learn more and enroll through this link: www.eftours.com/2481058XB. There are limited spots available on this trip, so please make sure to enroll while there is still space. EF is offering a $100 off for everyone who signs up by June 1st. They are also offering a risk-free enrollment period for all travelers signing up by June 1st as well. For those of you who are holding vouchers from previous trips, this could be a great option to apply the funds to future travel.

If you have further questions on the details, please reach out to Ms. McGovern at: erin.mcgovern@watertown.k12.ma.us

We know that when students travel, they expand their knowledge of the world around them, discover more about themselves, and grow more confident. By taking part in this experience, students will be given the chance to step outside their comfort zone, experience a new culture, and see the world from a different perspective. These skills are critical for creating the global citizens of tomorrow, and I would love to have your student participate on this adventure.


-Erin McGovern

PE, Health & Wellness Update

Click the link to read about what PE, Health & Wellness classes have been up in the last semester of the year. Be sure to read through the health and wellness tips!

Sepac newsletter

To learn more about SEPAC, please follow this link!
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Adult & Community Education Catalog & Town Wide Yard Sale Information


Watertown Community Education is excited to announce the return of our Adult & Community Education Catalog and Town Wide Yard Sale!


The 2022 Spring/Summer Watertown Adult & Community Education Catalog features courses for Adults, High School Students, Middle School Students, Elementary School Students, and Families & Young Children.


The catalog is online now, and can be viewed by clicking here, or visiting the Adult & Community Education page our website at https://www.watertown.k12.ma.us/about_our_district/community_education.The registration form can be found under each course description in our catalog, through this link, or by visiting our website.


The 2022 Town Wide Yard Sale is Saturday, June 11th & Sunday, June 12th! Sign up to list your yard sale or mark your calendars and come find your neighbor's hidden treasures! The informative flyer and registration form can be accessed through the links below or by visiting the Adult & Community Education page on our website at https://www.watertown.k12.ma.us/about_our_district/community_education


Town Wide Yard Sale Flyer


Town Wide Yard Sale Registration Link


If you have any questions about Adult & Community Education or the Town Wide Yard Sale, please contact Jeff Bodner at jeffrey.bodner@watertown.k12.ma.us or 617-926-7764.



Thank you,

Jeff & Debi

COVID/Mask update

There was no pooled testing this week, however, students were given at-home tests to take with them. If your student is in need of an at-home test, please have them visit our main office.

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

6/13 - iReady (Reading)

6/14 - iReady (Math)

6/14 - Community Conversations with the Superintendent - 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

6/14 - Community Conversations with the Superintendent - 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

6/20 - No School - Juneteenth Observance

6/28 - Quarter 4 Report Cards (mailed)


Please refer to the WHS Calendar for more!