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Dr. Lori S. Caplan

1245 Hillside Drive,

Watervliet, NY 12189

Phone: (518) 629-3200

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Watervliet football players and coaches take to the new turf field for the first day of fall sports practices on Monday, August 18. View Photo Gallery


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Board of Education meeting is Sept. 18

The Board of Education will hold its next regular meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18 in the WJSHS administrative conference room. View agenda Download meeting materials


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


Watervliet residents invited to community forum on heroin/opiate addiction and prevention

Assemblyman John McDonald invites 108th Assembly District members (including Watervliet, Cohoes and Green Island residents) to attend Heroin/Opiate Community Education Forums on Sept. 17 and Sept. 24. These forums will provide constituents an opportunity to learn more about the ongoing heroin/opiate crisis. More information (PDF)


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

View photo gallery WES first day View photo gallery WJSHS first day


Arsenal Partnership annual golf tournament to benefit Watervliet students

Enjoy a day of golf and help support WES & WJSHS extracurricular programs for students. Proceeds from the Arsenal Partnerships annual golf outing on Monday, Sept. 22 will be donated to the Watervliet City Schools to help restore after-school programs. Register to play, be a sponsor or make a donation today! information about tournament  registration and sponsorship availability


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


Community organizations to host Back-to-School Picnic August 16

Watervliet families can enjoy free hot dogs, a bouncy castle, climbing wall, and swimming! First 200 children (K-6) who attend the picnic with a parent will receive a free backpack with school supplies. View flyer for information


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


Bus schedule for Watervliet students attending Cohoes Summer School

The Watervliet City School District is providing transportation for students enrolled in regular summer school courses (Sessions I & II) Monday, July 7 through Tuesday, August 12 (Mondays-Thursdays) at Cohoes High School. view schedule


Watervliet Board of Education officers selected at organizational meeting

During the organizational meeting on July 1, Mark Scully and Matt Ethier were elected to serve as president and vice president, respectively, of the Board of Education. New school board member Michael Hartkern was sworn in to serve his first term. Read more


Phase IV facilities project update

With school out for summer, crews are again busy with renovations at both buildings as part of the Phase IV facilities improvements project. Read more about the improvements & renovations underway this summerView photo gallery of track and field 


Watervliet schools end-of-year events

View a rundown of the end-of-year events at Watervliet schools.


Watervliet Jr./Sr. High School Summer Reading 2014 program

Summer reading is an excellent way for students to stay connected to literature, to enhance skills developed during the school year and to gain knowledge. That is why WJSHS English teachers have developed reading lists for grades 7-12 and encourage students to read a minimum of two books over the summer. More information Grades 7-12 reading lists


Watervliet/Cohoes to offer shared summer program for at-risk students

Watervliet High School will offer a shared summer program in cooperation with the Cohoes City School District beginning in July. The summer program will take place at Cohoes High School. 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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Visit our alumni page for details on Class of 64 and Class of 89 reunions information

Group seeks donations of coats, winter apparel

Coats for the Community is seeking donations of gently used coats to give to those who need them most. More information

Stay connected with SNN

The new 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 Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m. 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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