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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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Relay for Life at WJSHS

The Hudson River Communities Relay for Life is next Saturday, June 3 from noon to midnight at the Watervliet Jr.-Sr. High School campus. More information


School in session Tuesday, May 30

A reminder that Tuesday, May 30, will be a regular school day for all students and staff. This date had been marked on the district calendar as a possible contingent holiday, however, the district used its allotted snow days between January and March.

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Voters approve school budget

Watervliet City School District residents Tuesday approved the $26.7 million budget for the 2017-18 school year by a margin of 79 percent, or 277 yes votes to 75 no votes. Mary Beth Whited and Steven Hoffman were elected to the Board of Education. The bus lease proposition also passed 293 yes to 55 no votes. Read more


Board of Education Election

Learn more about the four candidates running for two open seats on the Watervliet Board of Education. Candidates for the board are listed in the order they will appear on the ballot: Christine Sutherland, Steven N. Hoffman, Shawn Smeltzer, and Mary Beth Whited. More about candidates


Board of Education adopts proposed 2017-18 school budget

The Watervliet Board of Education unanimously adopted a $26,692,000 budget proposal for the 2017-18 school year during its April 12 meeting. The proposed budget will be presented for public vote on Tuesday, May 16 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. More information


Watervliet Public Library proposition to appear on May 16 ballot

Watervliet City School District residents will see a separate proposition for funding to support the local library on the May 16 school budget ballot. More information


Civic Center leader recognized for support of the citys youth

Congratulations to Watervliet Civic Center Director Bill Sheehy for recently being selected a “Friend of Education” by the Capital Area School Development Association (CASDA). Read more


Governor outlines proposed school aid in Executive Budget Proposal

Gov. Andrew Cuomo presented a state budget proposal on Tuesday, Jan. 17, that includes a $1 billion increase in overall funding for the state’s schools in the 2017-18 school year. Read more


Notice of date change for April Board of Education meeting

The Board of Education meeting in April has been rescheduled. The regular meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 12 at 6 p.m. The Board of Education will meet in special session on Tuesday, April 25 to vote on the annual BOCES budget.


WHS student nominated as candidate for national scholars program

Congratulations to Watervliet High School senior Evan Tambolleo on being named a candidate for the United States Presidential Scholars Program. Read more


A reminder about weather-related school delay, closing notifications

Now that winter weather is here, the district shares a reminder about weather-related announcements be it closings, delays or cancellations. Read more


First Quarter Honor Roll announced

Congratulations to all grades 7-12 students who worked hard to achieve Honor Roll and High Honor Roll during the first quarter. Keep up the great work! View Honor Roll/High Honor Roll


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


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


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


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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STEM Day offers fun, hands-on science learning for grades 4-8

WHS senior Jaydin Cowan takes a look back at RPI STEM Day for grades 4-8 students and families at WJSHS in her latest blog.  Read Jaydin's blog

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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