Watts Frequently asked questions

We expect you’ll have questions about our policies and procedures. We’ve compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions to help you find the answers you need in a jiffy. Of course, if you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, please contact us.

How do I enroll my child at Watts?

We are thrilled to welcome new members to our community! Please visit our NDCS Enrollment page for information about enrolling your child at our Watts campus.

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Does your school offer breakfast and lunch?

We operate an excellent nutrition program at each NDCS campus. Our cafeterias participate in the National School Lunch Program providing free breakfasts and lunches every school day to all Watts students. Please do not send outside food or drink with your student. We are a closed-food campus.

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What if my child requires medication during the school day?

We will administer prescription medications in accordance with state regulations and with physician and parental approval. Please complete our medication fact sheet, and bring medications in the original, labeled packaging to the front office. Students may not carry or self-administer prescription or over-the-counter medications for any reason while on campus.

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What is PowerSchool and how do I get a username and password to use it?

Powerschool is just another way we keep communication between home and school strong. It provides you with almost real-time access to your child’s grades, attendance history, and other important information. To receive your log-in information, please call our front office.

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What are the school hours?

Arrival: 7:45–7:50 a.m.
Dismissal: 3:45 p.m.
ExLA: 3:45–6:00 p.m.

To view the high school and middle school bell schedules, please visit Our School page.

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What do I need to do if my child will be absent from school?

If your child must miss school, please call the school office on the day of his/her absence before 8:00 a.m. For information about attendance requirements and what qualifies as an excused absence, please refer to our student handbook.

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Do you enforce a dress code at Watts?

Because student attire affects the learning environment, our dress code aims to minimize classroom distractions so students can focus on their academics. To that end, we have instituted a uniform policy that requires students to dress in clean, appropriately-sized clothing in good repair and groom in such a way as to reflect the seriousness of their studies. Specifically, student uniforms include:

Middle School

  • Light blue or white polo shirt with the school logo
  • Navy blue uniform pants, shorts, or skorts no less than three inches above the knee
    • We do not permit sweatpants, jeans, corduroy, and/or cargo-style pants. 
  • Solid black or white flat-soled, close-toed shoes, or black-and-white patterned shoes
  • Black or brown belt
  • White button-down shirt with the school logo (8th grade only)
  • Navy tie with an optional school-logoed vest (8th grade only)

High School

  • White button-down shirt
  • Khaki uniform pants
    • Students may not wear cargo-style pants.
  • Navy vest with the school logo
  • Solid navy or black tie
  • Black or white flat-soled, close-toed shoes, or black-and-white patterned shoes
  • Black or brown belt
  • White button-down shirt with the school logo, vest optional (seniors only)
  • Black uniform pant (senior only)
    • We do not permit sweatpants, jeans, and/or cargo-style pants.

We require students to wear outerwear that is solid black, green, tan, gray, or white in color without visible logos (unless school-logoed) and to keep hoods off the head at all times. We do not allow students to wear the following:

  • Athletic or yoga-type pants or leggings, jeggings, or tights worn as pants
  • Low-rise or hip-hugger pants, excessively tight or sagging clothing
  • Open-toed shoes
  • Head coverings of any kind (including headphones or sunglasses)
  • Gang-related clothing and accessories or clothing that promotes illegal behavior
  • Jewelry or accessories that distract from the learning experience or pose a safety risk

Students may wear clean, untorn jeans on free-dress days as well as clothing items with college or school logos. For more information, please review our student handbook.

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What is the cell phone policy at Watts?

We encourage all students to keep personal electronic devices at home, including cell phones. While we understand that parents may wish to stay connected to their kids during the school day, we cannot be held responsible for the loss, theft, or damage of any personal electronic device. If a student must bring a cell phone or other electronic communication device to school, it should remain powered off and out of sight during the school day. Please review our student handbook for more information.

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May my high schooler drive to and from school?

No, we do not have adequate parking for student drivers. Your son or daughter may ride a skateboard or bicycle to school and store it within the designated areas. Students may not ride their skateboard or bike during the school day or while on school grounds.

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