Watertown School District Preschool Screening Date: August 10, 2020 at Garfield School This screening is for children who reside in Watertown, and turn 4 on or before September 1. Students will qualify for programs based on screeners and/or household income. If you have any developmental concerns for your child including speech/language, motor or cognitive please consider attending the screening. To schedule an appointment please call 882-6398.
From the Watertown School District: Parents have been notified of the "Return to School Plans" in a call and text on July 17. Here is the link to the parent letter on the Watertown Webpage. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/805240/Return_to_School_Parent_Letter.pdf. Here is a link to the district's planning document, https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/805241/Return_to_School_for_Board.pdf. You can find more information at the district's Coronavirus website, https://www.watertown.k12.sd.us/o/watertown-school-district/page/covid-19-resources--13.
Summer Academy registration is open. Click on the link to register. http://wtnacademy2020.weebly.com
From the Watertown School District: Remodel work has begun at WHS. The high school offices can be found in the 500 hallway of WHS near the student entrance, and the district offices are now located at Garfield Elementary. This will remain in place for the summer.
Summer Reading Information for On-Line Reading Challenge Grades: Birth through 4th Grade https://www.watertownsd.us/739/Online-Reading-Challenge
From the Watertown School District: A big thank you to all of you for your work getting us through the 4th quarter. Report cards will be mailed out on Friday, May 29. A reminder that the Boys and Girls Club will be starting lunches for the summer on Tues. May 26. Watch for details on the start of school scheduled for Aug. 27. We don't know what this will look like yet, but we are anxious for a return to school this Fall. Please check out the 2020 Graduation Ceremony on Sun. May 24 at 2:00 PM. Links for viewing can be found at http://watertown.k12.sd.us. Have a great summer!!
From the Watertown School District: The year is coming to a close with a materials turn-in on May 20-21. Please have the devices charged and turned on for return. Details will come from the building. Please join us in recognizing the Class of 2020 with a parade on May 20 at 7:30 PM. Graduation will be broadcast on Sunday, May 24 at 2:00 PM. Summer school will not take place until August, and Driver's Eduction will start in July. These students will be contacted separately about attendance. Thanks for all of your help. Have a great weekend!
From the Watertown School District: Happy Mother's Day to all our Moms!! The final materials exchange will take place at all buildings on Monday, May 11 from 8-5. We will be getting details out to families about end-of-year turn in to be held on May 20-21. Graduation ceremonies will be broadcast on Sunday, May 24 at 2:00 PM on the local Government channel, KXLG, KWAT, and Public Opinion websites. We are also aiming for an in-person graduation celebration on Sunday, July 26. Thanks again for all your help during this time. We appreciate it. Have a great weekend.
From the Watertown School District: Thank you parents for filling out the survey on our Flex Learning. We appreciate the feedback. Please note that we are closing off our playground equipment according to CDC guidelines. We intend to continue the Flex Learning until Thursday, May 21. We will have another materials exchange day on Monday, May 4 from 8-5 at all buildings. Graduation details were emailed to seniors this afternoon. We still intend to recognize the Class of 2020 on Sunday, May 24 and hope for an in person ceremony in July. Have a great weekend.
From the Watertown School District: We will have another materials exchange on Monday, April 27 from 8-5 at all buildings. Senior students have been surveyed about graduation, and we will make an announcement soon about the May 24 ceremony. Parents, please help us gather feedback about our flexible learning by filling out the survey at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1xMsy5tXrHP91hK7R_BZoC98A-SpCw-iyMRjq-sUUxVs/edit. Please continue to take advantage of the free student lunches served daily. Have a great weekend.
From the Watertown School District: Materials Exchange will take place on Mon., April 20 from 8-5 at all buildings. The final day of school for students will be Thurs. May 21. The PACH program will no longer have a separate distribution and will instead be included in the Community Food Distribution held at the Boys & Girls Club on Thursdays at 4:00 PM. More information coming soon on graduation. Have a great weekend.
From the Watertown School District: No school or lunches served on Fri. April 10 and Mon. April 13. We will continue with flex learning on Tues. April 14. Our next materials exchange will be on Mon. April 20. Thanks for your continued help with all of our school needs. One tip to keep in mind is to remember to login to the filter each day on the school device. Enjoy the long weekend.
From the Watertown School District: Thank you for your cooperation with our materials handout on Monday. It went very well!! I also wanted to remind you of the free lunches available for K-12 students at all 5 elementary schools and the intermediate school each day. The Governor has asked all schools to close until Friday, May 1. We will remain closed to students until that time and continue to work with students through online means as we have already started. More communication will follow about turning in work and other learning elated items. All activities until May 1 will be postponed until we know more information.
Parents of students attending Garfield Early Childhood Preschool are asked to come to the entrance at Garfield School to pick up materials for your child on March 23rd. 9:00 - 11:00 Letters A - F 11:00 - 1:00 Letters G - M 1:00 - 3:00 Letters N - R 3:00 - 5:00 Letters S - Z
From the Watertown School District: Governor Noem has declared no school throughout the state during the week of March 23-27. We have been working on alternative learning materials for all students. Please click on this link for a letter with more details about materials, free meals for all students, and free Internet access for families. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/627317/Parent_Update_3-19-20.pdf We will continue to update you through the usual means as more details are known. Best wishes on the health and safety of your family.
From the Watertown School District: The Governor has announced another week of school closures for March 23-27. This means we will not have students physically attending school; however, we are working on alternative learning plans for the week at home. We are also working on a plan to offer school breakfast and lunch. More details to follow before the end of the day on Friday.
From the Watertown School District: Following the Governor’s recommendation to close schools for students the week of March 16-20, the Watertown School District will be closed. All facilities will be off-limits to students and the public beginning at 6:00 PM tonight until Monday, March 23rd. This will include practices as well as school activities and outside use of our facilities. Conditions will continue to be evaluated during this week in the event there would need to be a need for further closure to students and the public.
From the Watertown School District: It has come to our attention that a phony Facebook page is stating there is no school. That is false. There will be school in Watertown on Friday, March 13. Please watch for further updates from this account or the school webpage.
From the Watertown School District: The Watertown School District is having Kindergarten screening this Thurs. Mar. 12 & Fri. Mar. 13. If you have a child who turns 5 on or before Sept. 1, 2020, please call Garfield School at 605-882-6398.
From the Watertown School District: Please follow this link for information on the Coronovirus. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/612500/Coronavirus.pdf
From the Watertown School District: The Watertown School District will start two hours late on Thursday, February 13. All morning practices and activities will also start two hours late.
From the Watertown School District: There will be no school on Wednesday, February 12. All activities will be postponed or canceled.
From the Watertown School District: We will be running two hours late on Friday, January 31. All morning activities and practices will also be two hours late.
The Watertown School District is currently taking calls for KG Screening. KG Screening will be March 12th and March 13th. Your child must be 5 on or before September 1, 2020 to be eligible. Please call Garfield School at 605-882-6398 to register today.
From the Watertown School District: There will be no school on Friday, January 17. All activities will be postponed or canceled for Friday.
From the Watertown School District: Public meeting in the WHS Arrow Academy Room 307 to view the plans for a remodel of WHS. Session is on Thurs. Jan. 9 at 5:30 PM.
Happy New Year from the Watertown School District. A reminder that school will resume on Thursday, January 2nd.
Reminder, Thursday, September 26th is picture day at the Garfield Education Center. Remember to send picture forms with your child.
Garfield Early Childhood students are welcome to participate in Homecoming Dress-Up Week. Monday, September 9th is Pajama Day. Tuesday is Hat Day. Wednesday is "Wear Blue" Day. Thursday and Friday are "Wear Purple and Gold Day." Go ARROWS!
All Garfield students and/or their parents may purchase a Watertown Arrow Days 2019 Button in the front office. They are $1 and will get you into Homecoming events throughout the week.
Garfield Picture Day has been rescheduled to Thursday, September 26th. Picture forms will be coming home soon.
Thanks for a great First Day of School!! See you again tomorrow at all buildings.
Transition Campus First Day of School is Thursday, August 22nd, 2019
Open House for Transition Life Skills Campus Students on August 19th from 5:00 - 6:00 PM. Enter through main doors.
Open House for Morning Preschool August 19th 5:00-5:30 PM, Afternoon Preschool 5:30-6:00 PM (Enter SW doors)
Welcome to the new website and app for the Watertown School District!