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Dr. Lori S. Caplan

1245 Hillside Drive,

Watervliet, NY 12189

Phone: (518) 629-3200

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The Watervliet City School District congratulates the  Class of 2018! View pictures from WHS graduation ceremony on Facebook


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District partners with Whitney Young Health to offer school-based health center

WCSD is pleased to announce a new partnership with Whitney Young Health to offer a School-Based Health Center that will provide access to a range of quality healthcare services to students in kindergarten through grade 12. Participation is voluntary only students who have been enrolled in the program by their parents will be eligible to receive services. More information about Whitney Young school-based health center


2018-19 school budget approved, two elected to Board of Education

Watervliet City School District residents Tuesday approved the $27.4 million budget for the 2018-19 school year with 226 yes votes to 77 no votes. Heather Soroka was re-elected to the school board with 209 votes and Amanda Cavanaugh was elected to her first term with 132 votes. More information on the approved school budget

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Four candidates run for Board of Education

Four candidates are running for two open seats on the Watervliet Board of Education. Incumbent Heather Soroka, who is currently vice president of the board, is seeking re-election. Three other candidates Amanda Cavanaugh, Theresa DeChiaro and Shawn Smeltzer are seeking first terms. More about the candidates


Safety drills complete at WES, WJSHS this morning

Safety drills were completed this morning at Watervliet Jr.-Sr. High School and Watervliet Elementary School. Both schools practiced lockdown and lockout drills. The state requires these and other safety drills to be practiced several times each year to help prepare school district staff and students in the event of an emergency.


WCSD to expand opportunities for students through new PTECH program

The Watervliet school district will serve as a lead partner in a new consortium with the Capital Region BOCES and the Mohonasen Central School District to offer a new Pathways in Technology Early High School (P-TECH) program. The new Capital Region PTECH will begin in September with two campuses: one at Watervliet High School and the other at Mohonasen High School. The program is made possible through a New York State grant that partners schools in the region with community colleges and area businesses, and gives students a chance to earn their Regents diploma and an associate’s degree in a high-tech field at the same time. Read more about Capital Region PTECH


Nominating petitions available for Watervliet CSD Board of Education

Two seats on the Watervliet City School District Board of Education will be up for election in May. If you are interested in running for a three-year term on the school board, stop by the district office, 1245 Hillside Drive, to pick up a petition. Learn more about running for the school board


WJSHS Principals letter regarding March 14 event

Read a letter from Principal Ryan Groat regarding an event organized by Watervliet Jr./Sr. High School student leaders that will take place on Wednesday, March 14. View the letter


School safety a top priority

In the wake of the tragic school shooting in Florida, WCSD offers this message about school safety to parents, students, and the community. Read district message about school safety


Congressman Tonko gifts books to WCSD libraries

Rep. Paul Tonko visited Watervliet Jr.-Sr. High School to deliver a collection of books that his office had secured for the school district from the Library of Congress Surplus Book Program. Read more about Rep. Tonko's Visit


District advisory on bitter cold expected for Friday, January 5

Watervliet City School District officials will continue to monitor the weather forecast for tomorrow. Any decision to close or delay school will be made tomorrow morning, Friday Jan. 5. Please check the website and social media for updates. Read advisory


Bus runs provided for walkers due to sub-zero temperatures

Due to the frigid temperatures this week, the Watervliet City School District will provide additional transportation opportunities to and from school for district walkers in grades 7-12. Information about bus pick up locations and times


Executive order does not allow for prepayment of 2018 school property taxes

Following a review of the Executive Order announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Dec. 22, legal counsel for the WCSD has advised the following: “Under the current Executive Order, school districts do not have the legal authority to accept pre-payments for the 2018-19 school year. Read More


WHS teachers offering Regents review classes for January exams

Watervliet High School teachers are offering review classes to help students prepare for upcoming Regents exams in January. View schedule


Communicating weather-related announcements

With snow in the forecast for tomorrow, it is a good time to remind families, students and staff of the ways our district communicates weather-related announcements, such as closings and delays. More information about weather-related notifications


Safety drills complete at WES, WJSHS

The Watervliet Elementary School successfully conducted a lockdown drill this morning. Thanks to the Watervliet Police and Fire departments and the Arsenal Police for assisting with the drill. At the same time, a lockout drill was conducted at WJSHS. These drills are practiced to reinforce safety procedures with students and staff in the event of an emergency.


SCCC offers college-bound seniors instant admission

Several WHS seniors were accepted on the spot to Schenectady County Community College (SCCC) during Instant Admission Day on Thursday, November 9. Read about SCCC Instant Admission Day


Safety drills complete at WES, WJSHS

Lockdown drills were completed successfully at Watervliet Elementary School and Watervliet Jr./Sr. High School on Monday, Oct. 23. These safety drills provide practice for students and staff in the event of a real emergency.


HVCC Instant Admission Day

The Watervliet High School Guidance Department hosted a successful Instant Admission Day on Friday, Oct. 20 with representatives from Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC). Read about HVCC Instant Admission Day


City firefighters provide fire safety and prevention tips to WES students

Local firefighters visited Watervliet Elementary School to share fire safety tips with students during assemblies in recognition of Fire Prevention Week. Read more about fire safety assemblies


Students sharpen culinary skills for healthy cooking demo

The kitchen at Watervliet High School became a classroom for 10 students Friday as they joined lifestyle expert and television host Evette Rios for a hands-on healthy cooking demonstration. Read more about cooking demonstration


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


Kids Count honors two Watervliet educators

Watervliet Jr./Sr. High School foreign language teacher Meg Fronczek and retired Watervliet High School Principal Jack Weaver were recognized during the Kids Count 18th Annual Dinner on September 16.


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


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!

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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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WHS student bloggers

Alyah Montes and Justin Cusson are two Watervliet High School seniors who are writing blogs as part of their Career Exploration Internship Program (CEIP). Read Justin's blog about spring sports Read Alyah's blog about the Drama Club's upcoming performance of The Little Mermaid Read Justin's blog about school breakfast

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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