I will be the Interim Superintendent for the opening months of school and I look forward to working with the Watertown City School District and community to provide the best environment for student success. The atmosphere following incredibly well-attended Open Houses for parents and their children indicates great enthusiasm for a full opening of school next Tuesday with few Covid-19 restrictions.
I would also like to congratulate retiring Superintendent Mrs. LaBarr for 35 years of excellence as an educator in the Watertown City School District including 5 years as the district leader. We wish her all the best in health and happiness for years to come.
If you wish to communicate with anyone in the district, please refer to the chain of communication posted to the district website. I wish you all a successful school year.
As always, we are very appreciate that you, as parents and guardians, entrust your child(ren) to our care and guidance as they pursue their potential. Together, with an amazing team of staff members, we are fostering a learning environment that supports not only academic growth, but also social and emotional growth. We strive to create problem solvers who take initiative to be productive citizens who are community-minded and curious about the world around them.
Welcome to the home page for the Watertown City School District Personnel Office. This area of the new and improved WCSD website was developed to be more of a resource for current employees as well as to provide potential employees with helpful information related to working for the WCSD. We hope you find the site helpful, and we welcome you to call and/or visit our office if you have questions.
The Watertown City School District has developed this communication chain to promote direct, open, and respectful interactions so that questions and concerns can be worked out efficiently while also providing you with an opportunity to share compliments. The communication protocol starts with the staff member closest to the situation, as that person will usually have the information. At times, additional personnel are required to solve specific situations. Appropriate communication channels are listed here. The District encourages all questions from parents and residents regarding school matters.
If your issue has not been resolved after following all the appropriate steps in the communication protocol, the District Clerk can assist you in contacting the Superintendent’s Office. Then, if still unresolved, the clerk can assist you in communicating with the Board of Education.
1. Strengthen collaboration among schools, families, and community
2. Promote physical and mental wellbeing of students and staff.
3. Assure that all structures meet the physical and functional needs of the district.
4. Expand learning opportunities for ALL students.
a. Create effective schedules that maximize opportunities for ALL students.
5. Engage students through current applications of critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity, which align with learning standards and incorporate meaningful assessments of student work. Strategic Plan 2018-2023
When weather conditions or emergency situations dictate, we may cancel, delay, or close school.
A one- or two-hour delay, this means that buses will be dispatched starting one or two hours later than normal. Any other delays experienced by a bus drive while en route may make it arrive even later.
Please be sure to have current information on file with the office where your child attends school if your child must go to another person's home for temporary care school when school is forced to close early.
Emergency cancellations and closing announcements are made via ParentSquare, local radio and television stations.
News media for delay and closing announcements:
RADIO - 790 WTNY/WCIZ, TK99, K-ROCK, North Country Public Radio
TELEVISION - WWNY TV Channel 7, WATN/WTOJ WWTI Channel 50, Spectrum, TV 3 (Syracuse)