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Schools are closed beginning on Friday, March 13 and extending until Tuesday, June 16.

 

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Welcome to Waltham Public Schools! We serve more than 5,600 students from diverse backgrounds with courses and activities designed to prepare them for success in the 21st Century. Our vision is to provide a world-class education to ALL students by developing their heads, hearts, hands, and voices, and to inspire them to become critical thinkers, problem-solvers, designers, builders, innovators and social entrepreneurs who make contributions to our diverse communities, nation, and global world. We strive to be the first choice of all families in the wonderful #OneWaltham community!

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The Waltham Health Department is monitoring the latest information from both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH). At this time, there are not any special measures recommended for local public health departments or schools.

MDPH Released an advisory for schools on 2/24/2020 that included guidance for prevention and precautions in schools. Additional updates and informational resources are and will continue to be posted on our Health Services and Nursing page as they become available.

Visit http://bit.ly/WalthamCOVID19 for all district updates and communications related to COVID-19.


 

soa.jpgStudent Opportunity Act Planning: We Want to Hear from YOU!

In 2020-21, Waltham will receive additional state funding to support programs aimed at improving holistic student experiences and eliminating opportunity gaps for all students. We are considering the possible features of these programs and drafting program proposals during the month of March, and we want to hear from YOU! Parents, teachers, students, and community members are invited to learn about the proposals and take our survey. 

View 2020 SOA Program Proposals:

English, Spanish, Haitian, and Portuguese 

Attend one of our Forums:

Latinx Parent Forums:

3/7/20 @8:30am: 230 Newton St, Suite 15 

3/6/20 @8am: McDevitt Middle School

3/13/20 @8:15am: McDevitt Middle School

Africano Parent Forum Tuesday, 3/10 6pm @703 Main St

All-Community Forum Monday, 3/15 7:30pm @TBD

Survey coming soon!

A Letter from Interim Superintendent Frost to the Waltham Community
March 5, 2020
In a letter to the Waltham Community, Interim Superintendent George Frost provides important updates and reassurance regarding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in our school community. Please read Mr. Frost's letter in its entirety in English and en Español.
Pop-Up Literacy: Family Reading Nights
February 24, 2020
Please join Waltham Public Schools and Waltham Public Library leaders in reading and literacy for an evening of reading great children's books. Waltham High students will read stories with the children who attend, and every family will go home with a free book! Families will also have a chance to learn from leaders and one another about ways to promote a love of reading.
School Parenting Awareness Conference
February 13, 2020
Please join Waltham Public Schools for their first School Parenting Awareness Conference on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at McDevitt Middle School. The mission of this conference is to connect and enable parents and guardians of Waltham students to be powerful advocates for themselves and for their children. Please read for more details and registration information of this important conference.
From Desegregation to Meaningful Integration in Public Schools
January 9, 2020
Waltham Public Schools is pleased to welcome Dr. Susan Eaton, Professor of Practice in Social Policy and Director of the Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy at the Heller School. Join us on Thursday, January 30, 2020 to learn about the history and legal landscape of school integration efforts across the United States. The event will be followed by a discussion of our own racial integration efforts here in Waltham using the Real Integration Framework developed by IntegrateNYC.
Mental Health in Communities of Color
January 8, 2020
Please join Waltham Partnership for Youth for an important discussion about mental health in communities of color. This resource fair of local organizations will focus on the health of people color, followed by a panel discussion and how we can reduce the stigma for ourselves and others. The event will be translated into Spanish.

District Calendar All Events

Jun2
STE MCAS
Category

Waltham High School Community Calendar - Rediker

When

Jun 02, 2020 12:00 AM to Jun 02, 2020 12:00 AM
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Jun3
STE MCAS
Category

Waltham High School Community Calendar - Rediker

When

Jun 03, 2020 12:00 AM to Jun 03, 2020 12:00 AM
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Jun3
Waltham Youth & Community Coalition (WYACC) Monthly Meeting
Category

Waltham High School Community Calendar - Rediker

When

Jun 03, 2020 2:00 PM to Jun 03, 2020 3:30 PM
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Where

Teacher's Cafe at WHS

Summary

WYACC:
A community coalition working together to make Waltham a safe, healthy, just and engaged community where all young people can thrive.

Our mission:
To support a culture of mental health and wellness, free of substance misuse, for Waltham youth by connecting all sectors of the community, addressing root causes, and promoting advocacy, education, and policy change.

Jun6
SATs
Category

Waltham High School Community Calendar - Rediker

When

Jun 06, 2020 7:45 AM to Jun 06, 2020 12:00 PM
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Jun15
LAST DAY of SCHOOL
Category

WPS -- Vacations & Holidays - Rediker

When

Jun 15, 2020 12:00 AM to Jun 15, 2020 12:00 AM
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Where

WPS -- Vacations & Holidays

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