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Dr. Lori S. Caplan

1245 Hillside Drive,

Watervliet, NY 12189

Phone: (518) 629-3200

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The Garnet & Grey Bands performed their annual Winter Concert in December at Watervliet Jr.-Sr. High School. View Pictures


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Upcoming school recess

Watervliet schools will be closed from Wednesday, Dec. 24 through Friday, Jan. 2 for holiday recess. School and district offices are closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. Classes resume Monday, Jan. 5.


Communicating weather-related announcements

With the arrival of winter weather, we offer this friendly reminder about the variety of ways the Watervliet schools communicate weather-related announcements—be it closings, delays or early dismissals. Read more


Comptroller releases school district audit for July 2011 March 2014

The Watervliet City School District received a final report recently from the New York State Comptroller’s Office summarizing the findings of an audit for the district’s fiscal operations from July 2011 through March 2014. Read more


Watervliet schools complete lockdown drills

Lockdown drills were successfully completed today at Watervliet Jr./Sr. High School and Watervliet Elementary School. Read more


Extracurricular programs reinstated at Watervliet schools thanks to donation

Thanks to the generosity of the Arsenal Business & Technology Partnership, 16 after-school clubs and extracurricular programs eliminated from the budget will again be offered at Watervliet schools. Read more


New Yorkers to vote on $2 billion ‘Smart Schools’ bond on Nov. 4

When New Yorkers head to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 4, in addition to electing candidates to office, they also will vote on a $2 billion bond referendum that would provide each school district with funding for new educational technology and infrastructure improvements. More information


WHS Hall of Fame inducts nine new members on October 18

The Watervliet High School Athletic Hall of Fame inducted nine members during its seventh annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday, October 18 at Watervliet High School. View list of 2014 Hall of Fame inductees View Hall of Fame tribute video


Clarification on reported health code violation

The New York State Department of Health conducted an inspection of the Watervliet High School summer food program in July. The cafeteria was cited for cross-contamination concerns when it was discovered that raw eggs in a walk-in cooler had been placed on a shelf above ready-to-eat food (box of apples). It is important to note that no cross-contamination was observed and food service personnel corrected the issue. The WHS cafeteria was among a number of kitchens in Albany County to have health code inspections performed between July and September 2014.


Arsenal Partnership Golf Tournament raises $25,000 for Watervliet’s after-school programs

The Arsenal Business & Technology Partnership presented a check for $25,000 to Watervliet City School District officials at halftime during the homecoming football game on Friday, October 10. Read more


"Go Home Early" evacuation drill set for October 10

All UPK through grade 12 students will be dismissed 15 minutes early on Friday, October 10. More information


Student safety reminder

In light of suspicious incidents reported in the North Colonie School District and a few other area schools of strangers approaching children, Watervliet school officials and the Watervliet Police Department remind students and parents about safety precautions for walking to and from school and other locations in the community. Read safety tips


Information for parents about Enterovirus D-68 (EV-D68)

The Watervliet City School District is providing information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the New York State Department of Health (DOH) to help parents and community members become better informed about the Enterovirus D-68 and to help prevent the spread of this respiratory illness. More information


School and community celebrate opening of Watervliet’s new athletic field and track

A crowd of at least 1,500 high school football fans, community members, invited guests, TV crews and sports media personnel converged on the Watervliet Jr-Sr High School campus Friday night for the first home game of the 2014 football season and to celebrate the grand opening of the school’s new athletic field and track. Read more view photo gallery


WCSD welcomes students back for the first day of the 2014-15 school

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NYSED releases Common Core test results for 2013-14

On Thursday, August 14, the New York State Department of Education released district and school results for the English and math assessments that students in grades 3-8 took in the spring of 2014. read more


Watervliet City Schools awarded state grant to review assessments

Watervliet is part of a consortium of 12 school districts led by Capital Region BOCES that has won $399,946 to review and improve student assessment practices. Read more


Complete 2014-15 school calendar now available online

The Watervliet 2014-15 school calendar is currently being printed and will be mailed to families of students later this month. In the meantime, you can view the calendar online or download a copy (PDF).


Parents Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security

The Watervliet City School District is committed to ensuring student privacy in accordance with local, state and federal regulations and district policies. To this end and pursuant to U.S. Department of Education regulations, the district is providing a Parents Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security. Read more


New school immunization requirements

The New York State Department of Health (DOH) has revised immunization requirements for school attendance to be consistent with recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). The new requirements took effect on July 1, 2014 and were developed to reduce the number of vaccine-preventable diseases, such as measles and whooping cough. More information

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New York's tax "cap" law

A video by the Capital Region BOCES Communications Service aims to break down the complexities of the law and explain it in terms that everyone can understand. More information

What is the GEA?

Learn about the Gap Elimination Adjustment and its impact on our schools. More information Watch a short video that explains the GEA in easy-to-understand terms. video

Parent Portal available for K-12

The web-based communication tool that allows parents and guardians to view their children’s academic profiles via the Internet is now available for grades K-12. read more

Watervliet Schools on Facebook, Twitter

To help keep the community, parents, students and staff more informed about important news and events, Watervliet City Schools has joined the social-networking websites Facebook and Twitter. Learn more


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SNN keeps you connected

The 2014-15 school year is underway. Make sure your SNN profile is up to date. New to the district? Sign up for SNN today and stay connected to your child's school. register for SNN now

Fitness Center public hours

The Fitness Center at WJSHS will be open to the public on Mondays and Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. effective Dec. 1. Residents who are interested in using the facility will need to fill out a the Fitness Center waiver. Call the WCSD Athletic Department at 629-3303 for more information.

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