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Dr. Lori S. Caplan

1245 Hillside Drive,

Watervliet, NY 12189

Phone: (518) 629-3200

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Parents invited to annual Meet the Teacher Nights

Watervliet Elementary School hosts Meet the Teacher Nights on Tuesday, Sept. 19 and Wednesday, Sept. 20. More information about WES Meet the Teacher Nights
Watervliet Jr./Sr. High School hosts its Meet the Teacher Night on Thursday, Sept. 21. More information about WJSHS Meet the Teacher Night


New law requires 5-year-old children in the city to attend school

Five-year-olds in Watervliet will be required to attend kindergarten under legislation signed by Governor Cuomo on Sept. 13. Read more about the legislation


WHS Fall Blood Drive set for September 20

Watervliet High School will host its annual Fall Blood Drive on Wednesday, September 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the small gym. According to the Red Cross the need for blood is urgent at this time due to the recent hurricanes (Harvey and Irma). Please consider donating! Contact Mr. Robinson to schedule an appointment.


Kids Count to honor two Watervliet educators

Watervliet Jr./Sr. High School foreign language teacher Meg Fronczek and retired Watervliet High School Principal Jack Weaver are among the honorees who will be recognized during the Kids Count 18th Annual Dinner on Saturday, Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. Details


Class schedules, assignments

Elementary School classroom assignments and Junior/Senior High School student schedules are available on the Parent Portal. Go to the Parent Portal


All Watervliet students to have access to free school meals in 2017-18

The Watervliet City School District will expand its offering of free school breakfast and lunch this year to include all students regardless of family income, through the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). More information


Important information about summer reading for grades 7-12

Summer reading offers an excellent opportunity for students to stay connected to literature, enhance literacy skills developed during the school year and gain knowledge. Information on assigned summer reading


Summer learning underway with Watervliet’s Summer Academy

Summer learning is underway as the first day of the K-8 ExTRA Summer Academy found students engaging in reading, math, art and physical education activities. Read more about K-8 Summer Academy


Board of Education elects new officers at July 6 meeting

During the Watervliet City School District Board of Education's meeting on Thursday July 6, new board member Steven Hoffman was officially sworn in to serve his first term. Sheri Senecal, who had served as vice president, was elected president, while Heather Soroka was elected vice president. Congratulations to all!


Superintendent statement: WHS graduation

An altercation occurred outside Watervliet High School after the graduation ceremony ended Thursday evening. The incident occurred at the edge of school property and continued into the street. Watervliet police who were at the school directing traffic for the graduation ceremony responded and additional officers were called to assist.
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Departing Board of Education members thanked for service

During the June Board of Education meeting, outgoing Board President Mark Scully and board member Michael Hartkern were recognized for their service to Watervliet’s students, staff and community. Read more


WHS to offer summer school through South Colonie CSD for eligible students

Watervliet Jr. /Sr. High School is partnering with the South Colonie Central School District again this year to offer summer school tuition-free for students in grades 9-12 who meet the eligibility criteria. Summer school information


Youth Day 2017

Youth Day is an annual event that offers WHS seniors an opportunity to job-shadow city officials to get a behind-the-scenes look at local government. View Youth Day photo gallery

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Voters approve school budget

Watervliet City School District residents Tuesday approved the $26.7 million budget for the 2017-18 school year by a margin of 79 percent, or 277 yes votes to 75 no votes. Mary Beth Whited and Steven Hoffman were elected to the Board of Education. The bus lease proposition also passed 293 yes to 55 no votes. Read more

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WCSD Transportation Department updates available via social media

The WCSD Transportation Department is on Twitter and Facebook! Parents and students are invited to follow @WCSDTrans or like Watervliet CSD Transportation on Facebook to receive the latest transportation news and updates.

Follow Vliet administrators on Twitter

All Watervliet administrators are now on Twitter! That means you can receive more news than ever about our schools. More information

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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ExTRA Summer Academy program parent survey

Parents of students who participated in the Watervliet ExTRA Summer Academy are invited to provide feedback about the program. Take the Survey

One Call Now

WCSD has transitioned to a web-based messaging system called “One Call Now” to notify parents by phone, email and text message about important district news and information regarding school events and activities, as well as school closings and/or early dismissals. Read more

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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