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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 welcomed back students on Sept. 5! View First day pictures from WESView First Day Photos from WJSHS


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Ninth-grade Pivot Program students visit Siena College

Ninth-grade students in the the Pivot program recently participated in a visit to Siena College to tour the campus and learn more about the school and college life in general. Read more about the college visit


Student athletes volunteer as guest readers at WES

Nearly 20 high school seniors, who also are student athletes participating in fall sports, volunteered as guest readers at Watervliet Elementary School. Read more about the guest readers


Lockout lifted at WJSHS, WES

Friday morning, a staff member notified a principal at Watervliet Junior-Senior High School about an alleged threat against the school. Watervliet Police were called to investigate. In an abundance of caution, the high school and elementary school were placed in lockout around 9:45 a.m. Classes proceeded as scheduled at both buildings, however, access to the schools was restricted. At approximately 11:00 a.m., police deemed it safe to lift the lockout. Read full statement

UPDATE: 9.12.18

Reminder to enroll your child for services through the Whitney Young 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 download enrollment forms


District schools go into lockout due to nearby police activity

Both Watervliet Elementary School and Watervliet Jr./Sr. High School were in lockout Wednesday, Sept. 12 based on the recommendation of the Watervliet Police Department. Classes continued as normal during the lockout, which began a little after 12:00 p.m. (noon) and lasted through dismissal. More information about the lockout


WHS 9th Athletic Hall of Fame honors individuals, teams for contributions to Cannoneer program

The Watervliet High School Athletic Hall of Fame will induct five alumni, the 1953 soccer team, a longtime coach and a former high school principal into the 2018 Hall of Fame during a ceremony at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 6. Read more about the 2018 Hall Of Fame


Watervliet students to have access to free school meals in 2018-19

The Watervliet City School District will continue to offer free school breakfast and lunch to all students (kindergarten to grade 12), regardless of family income, through the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) this school year. More information


Watervliet ExTRA Summer Academy Parent Survey

Parents of students who participated in the Watervliet ExTRA Summer Academy are invited to provide feedback about the program by taking a brief online survey. Your input will help us improve the programs we offer. Click here to take the survey


State issues new health exam form

New York state has released a new School Health Examination Form that parents and doctors should begin using this school year. Read more about the form Download the form from the State Education Department website


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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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

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