Board of Education meeting on March 11
The Board of Education will meet in regular session on Tuesday, March 11 at 7 p.m. in the administrative conference room at WJSHS. Agenda │ Meeting materials The meeting will be preceded by a budget workshop that will begin promptly at 6 p.m.
School Board nominating petitions available
Qualified residents who are interested in running for the Watervliet City School District Board of Education may pick up candidate nominating petitions in the office of the District Clerk (1245 Hillside Drive) on normal business days between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. All school board candidate nominating petitions must be filed with the District Clerk no later than 3 p.m. on April 30, 2014.
Watervliet teachers present on Common Core at state conference
New York State Education Department officials invited Watervliet administrators and teachers to share their journey to the Common Core with school leaders and educators from across the state during the New York State Council of School Superintendents Winter Conference in Albany on March 3. Read more
Mayor delivers 2014 State of the City at Watervliet Jr.-Sr. High School
The Watervliet Junior/Senior High School was the site of Mayor Michael Manning's annual State of the City Address on Friday, Feb. 28. Read more
WCSD receives offender notification from Watervliet Police Department
2014-2015 budget workshops to begin in March
District administrators and Board of Education members will discuss the proposed 2014-2015 budget during a series of workshops in the coming weeks, the first of which will take place on Tuesday, March 11 at 6 p.m. Parents, community members, teachers, students and staff are encouraged to attend and learn more about the budget, ask questions and offer input. View schedule
January 30 forum on school funding crisis draws more than 1,000
More than 1,000 parents, teachers, administrators, students and community members from 47 school districts, including Watervliet, gathered on Jan. 30 at Colonie Central High School for a thought-provoking roundtable discussion about the state’s Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) and the effect this significant reduction in aid has had on school programs and services in the past four years. View video recap of event featuring Dr. Caplan and WHS senior Kylea Spain
State aid for education increases, GEA remains in Governor’s budget proposal
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed investment in New York State schools would increase by $807 million or 3.8 percent next school year but his budget plan still fails to address the underlying problem facing Watervliet and other school districts across the state – the Gap Elimination Adjustment or GEA. Read more
STILL in fiscal peril, region’s schools to hold January forum on school funding crisis
Stakeholders from 47 school districts will converge on Colonie Central High School on Thursday, January 30 to continue the unprecedented regional call to action on the fiscal crisis facing public schools, an effort that began last year. Save the date—and be there for our schools!
District anticipates adding fourth UPK classroom in late January
The Watervliet School District anticipates (based on receiving a New York State grant) that it will be able to add a classroom to the UPK program at the end of January 2014. read letter to parents | visit UPk website
WJSHS identified as Local Assistance Plan school
City School District Board of Education during its November meeting,
approved a Local Assistance Plan (LAP) for Watervliet Jr.-Sr. High
School, as required by the New York State Education Department
Communicating weather-related announcements
With the winter season approaching, now is a good time to remind everyone how the Watervliet schools communicate weather-related announcements—be it closings, delays or early dismissals. Read more
Latham Sam’s Club recognizes Watervliet Elementary teachers
Sam’s Club of Latham awarded $50 reward cards to 20 teachers from Watervliet Elementary School to purchase classroom supplies as part of the company’s Teacher Rewards program. Read more
Basic calendar for 2013-2014 school year available
The Watervliet City School District Board of Education has approved the 2013-2014 school district calendar. This basic calendar includes holidays, half days, and Regents exam days. Download a copy of the one-page printable version of the 2013-14 district calendar (pdf)
New York's tax "cap" law
A video by the Capital Region BOCES Communications Service aims to break down the complexities of the law and explain it in terms that everyone can understand. More information
What is the GEA?
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
Sign-up to receive Parent Today Read more
Watervliet City School District transportation requests must be made to the school district annually for each eligible child (see policies). Requests must be submitted by April 1 for children who will attend school in the fall.
Kindergarten registration set for March 20 Download a copy of the registration flyer
Fitness Center public hours
The Fitness Center at WJSHS will be open to the public on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m. 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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School guests reminded to sign in, receive Visitors Badge: visitors policy