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Dr. Lori S. Caplan

1245 Hillside Drive,

Watervliet, NY 12189

Phone: (518) 629-3200

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WCSD welcomes new and returning students as the 2016-17 school year gets underway. View WJSHS photo gallery View WES Photo gallery Visit WCSD's Facebook page for more photos


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Food for Fuel program helps alleviate weekend hunger

A new program called Food for Fuel kicked off last week providing dozens of students at risk of hunger with healthy food to eat over the weekend. The program is a collaborative effort between the Watervliet Civic Center and the elementary school. Read more


Lockdown drills completed at WES, WJSHS

The district successfully completed lockdown drills at both schools this morning in collaboration with the Watervliet Police Department. These drills are intended to help students understand what they would need to do in the event of an emergency, and help school officials and first responders be prepared. Lockdown is one of several safety drills the school district must conduct each year by law.


“Go Home Early” drill set for Friday, October 7

The Watervliet City School District will conduct its annual "Go Home Early" drill this Friday, Oct. 7. Students will be dismissed 15 minutes earlier than the regular dismissal time. More information


Watervliet Athletic Hall of Fame to induct six individuals and one team

The Watervliet High School Athletic Hall of Fame will induct five alumni, one coach and one team into the Class of 2016, as part of the school’s Homecoming celebration. The inductees will be recognized during a Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Brunch at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 8. Read more


Extended school program to offer students academic support, enrichment

In the next month, Watervliet City School District will roll out a new program that will extend the school day for elementary and junior high school students who are struggling academically. The new program is the result of the district applying for and being awarded an Extended School Day/School Violence Prevention grant through the New York State Education Department. Read more


Results of water testing in district

The Watervliet City School District has received preliminary results of water testing completed over the summer, which detected elevated lead levels in some of the samplings. The identified faucets have been deactivated until further testing can be performed. Read superintendent's letter to parents


Administrative changes for the 2016-17 school year

As students return to school, they will notice a few familiar faces in different spaces. Read more


WCSD has instructional and support positions available

The Watervliet City School District has immediate openings for the following positions: Long-term substitute teacher for English Language Arts (ELA) for grades 7-12; English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher for grades 7-12, and Teaching Assistant grades 7-12 (two positions). Apply online through the Capital Region Online Applications System (OLAS) at


WES students eligible for free school breakfast & lunch this year

With the start of school in September, all elementary students in the Watervliet City School District will be eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch at school regardless of family income thanks to the Community Eligibility Program (CEP). More information


SAVE THE DATE: 5th Annual Arsenal Partnership Golf Tourney set for September 20

The Arsenal Business & Technology Partnership invites you to participate in the 5th Annual Arsenal Partnership Tom Hartnett Memorial Golf Outing on Tuesday, September 20 at the Colonie Golf & Country Club. Proceeds from the tournament will help benefit Watervliet City School District’s extracurricular programs and The Michael R. McNulty Center for Veteran Entrepreneurial Activity. More information


2016-17 district calendar available online

The 2016-17 school district calendar, which lists upcoming events for the school year, has been printed and will be mailed to all families with children enrolled in the Watervliet City schools in late August. Get a preview here


Free and reduced-price school meals application available

The Watervliet City School District participates in the National School Lunch Program providing nutritious meals free or at a reduced price of 25 cents for eligible students. Free or reduced priced meals are provided based on household size and income. All information is kept strictly confidential. MORE INFORMATION


Reminder: Meningococcal vaccine required for 7th, 12th graders

New York state requires students entering seventh and 12th grades to be vaccinated against meningococcal disease. Does your child need to be vaccinated before the start of the 2016-17 school year to meet this requirement? The answer depends on more than just your child’s age and grade level. READ MORE


School tax payment information

The Watervliet City School District will no longer collect school taxes at its Business Office in the high school. Taxpayers wishing to pay their school tax bill in person must go to Pioneer Savings Bank located at 2000 Second Ave. in Watervliet​ during regular business hours. More information


School supply lists available

See what supplies your students will need for school this fall by grade level: kindergarten grade 1 grade 2 grade 3 grade 4grade 5 grade 6 grade k-2 self containedgrade 3-4 self contained grade 5-6 self contained Grade 7 Grade 8

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WCSD Transportation Department updates available via social media

The WCSD Transportation Department is now 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.

Vliet administrators join 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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Free Youth Flag Football program at the Dome

The Albany County Recreation Bureau is offering a Youth Flag Football program on Wednesdays from November 2 through December 7 at the Watervliet Dome, 2nd Ave. and 13th St. This free program is available to Albany County youth ages 5-14. Registration required. More information (PDF)

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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