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Dr. Lori S. Caplan

1245 Hillside Drive,

Watervliet, NY 12189

Phone: (518) 629-3200

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Watervliet Elementary School welcomed 14 new students to its expanded prekindergarten program on Monday, Feb. 24. Read more View Photo Gallery


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Follow-up to Monday's incident at WJSHS

District officials received word from the Watervliet Police Department that an arrest has been made in connection with the threats made earlier this week that resulted in an emergency evacuation drill being implemented at Watervliet Jr./Sr. High School. More information


Board of Education adopts 2014-15 school budget proposal

On Tuesday, April 22, the Watervliet Board of Education adopted a $24,954,000 budget proposal for the 2014-15 school year. The proposed budget will be presented for public vote on May 20. More information

4.21.14 - updated 2:55 pm

WJSHS evacuation update

In response to a second threat called into the Watervliet Police Department this morning, the Watervliet Jr./Sr. High School implemented an evacuation dismissal drill at approximately 10:30 a.m. As a precautionary measure and in the interest of safety, police officials advised that WJSHS students and staff be transported off-site to another location in the city. Students were later released by administrators to their parents or guardians.
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District officials close to finalizing the 2014-15 school budget

Watervliet school district officials continued the formal budget development process on Saturday, April 12 with a review of the district’s final state aid numbers and a presentation of the district’s proposed $24,954,000 budget for the 2014-15 school year. Read more


Aid restored in state budget will lessen, not end Watervliet’s fiscal challenges

Most school districts in New York are receiving increased state aid as a result of state budget negotiations. Read more


Emergency drills to resume this spring

A reminder that as the weather gets warmer, the district will begin conducting emergency drills at both buildings, including fire drills and lockdown/lockout drills. These ongoing safety drills are not only required by the New York State Education Department, but also provide good practice for students and staff in the event of a real emergency.


Faculty, staff participate in Common Core, technology and bullying prevention workshops

Watervliet teachers and staff participated in several workshops to enhance classroom instruction and increase student engagement in learning during Superintendent's Conference Day on Friday, March 14. Read more


Watervliet teachers present on Common Core at state conference

New York State Education Department officials invited Watervliet administrators and teachers to share their journey to the Common Core with school leaders and educators from across the state during the New York State Council of School Superintendents Winter Conference in Albany on March 3. Read more


January 30 forum on school funding crisis draws more than 1,000

More than 1,000 parents, teachers, administrators, students and community members from 47 school districts, including Watervliet, gathered on Jan. 30 at Colonie Central High School for a thought-provoking roundtable discussion about the state’s Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) and the effect this significant reduction in aid has had on school programs and services in the past four years. View video recap of event featuring Dr. Caplan and WHS senior Kylea Spain

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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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Class of 2014 fundraiser

Purchase a burger and fries at Five Guys Burgers or enjoy a frozen treat at TCBY in Latham on April 24 and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Class of 2014. View flyer

Girls' Basketball Banquet

The annual banquet will be held on Saturday, April 26 in the Watervliet High School cafeteria beginning at 6 p.m. The charge is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. If you are interested in attending, please contact Coach Johnson at 783-5270. All are welcome.

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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