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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 WHS senior Patrick Ethier on his nomination to the 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program! Read more about the nomination


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Winter Recess is Feb. 19-23

Watervliet schools will be closed for Winter Recess from Feb. 19-23. District offices are closed Monday. Feb. 19 in observance of Presidents' Day. Classes will resume Monday, Feb. 26.


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


SAVE THE DATE: Sheriff and City to discuss heroin epidemic on Feb. 27

The Albany County Sheriff and the City of Watervliet invite the community to a heroin awareness town hall meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 27 from 6-8 p.m. in the Watervliet High School auditorium. Information on the Town Hall Meeting


Pre-Kindergarten registration set for March 12-13

Registration for Watervliet City School District’s Pre-Kindergarten program for the 2018-19 school year will take place on March 12-13 at Watervliet Elementary School. Registration information


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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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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