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“Go Home Early” drill set for Friday, Oct. 7  

Required drill provides emergency preparedness practice for students, staff


The New York State Education Department requires all school districts to hold an annual "Go Home Early" drill to ensure that students and staff are prepared in case an emergency ever requires school grounds to be cleared.

The Watervliet City School District will conduct this drill on Friday, Oct. 7. On this day, schools will dismiss 15 minutes earlier than regular dismissal. Please make appropriate arrangements at home or with childcare providers that day.

Parents who have any questions about the drill should contact their child's school.

Also, please note other dates this month when school will not be in session or there will be early dismissal for students:

bullet graphicMonday, Oct. 10 -- Columbus Day (all schools and offices closed)

bullet graphicThursday, Oct. 27 -- 1/2 Day Professional Development (training day for teachers, staff)