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Dr. Lori S. Caplan

1245 Hillside Drive,

Watervliet, NY 12189

Phone: (518) 629-3200

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Congratulations to the WHS students who have earned a spot in the Top 10 of the Class of 2016! Read more


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New traffic safety rules for WJSHS parking lot begin Monday, May 2

Starting Monday, May 2, new traffic safety rules will be in effect for dropping off and picking up students at Watervliet Jr./Sr. High School. The first two lanes at the top of the parking lot are reserved for school bus traffic ONLY. All other vehicles must use the remaining lanes – lower end of the parking lot – for dropping off and picking up students at the school's main entrance. More information


District bus driver recognized for going the extra mile for students

Congratulations to Watervliet City School District’s David Capitula for recently being selected a “Friend of Education” by CASDA. Read more


2016-17 NYS budget includes $1.5 billion education funding increase

On Friday, April 1, New York lawmakers approved a 2016-17 state budget that includes an overall $1.5 billion – or 6.5 percent – increase in education funding. The state budget increases foundation aid – the primary source of funding for everyday school operations – by $627 million, or 4 percent. For Watervliet, the increase in aid equals approximately $299,000, which is more than the allocation proposed by Gov. Cuomo in his executive budget in January. More information


Changes for 2016 Grades 3-8 ELA and math tests

The New York State Education Department has made changes to the annual grades 3-8 assessments, which begin on Tuesday, April 5 with English language arts (ELA) tests. More information


Board of Education adopts 2016-17 school calendar

During its March 17 meeting, the Board of Education adopted the 2016-17 school calendar. This one-page calendar lists school holidays, staff development days and Regents testing dates. The complete 2016-17 district calendar listing school events will be mailed to student households in August. Download one-page 2016-17 calendar


Track to open again for public use beginning March 21

With spring officially arriving on March 20, the WJSHS track will again be open for public use on weekdays from 4 p.m. until nightfall starting Monday, March 21. When using the track, please be mindful of facility rules. View track rules


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.


Spring safety drills begin

The district began practicing safety drills at both schools starting today. The drills include shelter in place, lockdown, lockout and fire drills. This morning, a shelter in place drill was successfully conducted at WJSHS with assistance from the New York State Police and the Watervliet Police Department. These drills provide students and staff the opportunity to practice emergency procedures.


School Board nominating petitions available

Watervliet residents who are interested in running for the Board of Education may pick up a nominating petition packet from the District Office. One of the five school board seats will be up for election this year. MORE INFORMATION


Community invited to upcoming budget workshops

The Board of Education invites the community to 2016-17 school budget workshops on the following dates: Tuesday, March 8, 6:30 p.m., WES PTA meeting; Thursday, March 17, 6:00 p.m. prior to the regular board meeting, WJSHS; and Saturday, April 9, 9:00 a.m., budget breakfast, WJSHS.


Engineering Ambassadors program provides Watervliet students hands-on STEM experience

The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Engineering Ambassadors and Congressman Paul Tonko visited Watervliet Jr./Sr. High School on Monday, Feb. 22 for a day of hands-on activities, presentations, and discussion of careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Read more


First Health and Wellness Community Night a success!

The Watervliet City School District’s inaugural Health and Wellness Community Night drew approximately 100 students, parents, staff and community members to the high school on February 2. read more


Communicating weather-related announcements

With the arrival of winter weather, we offer this friendly reminder about the variety of ways the Watervliet schools communicate weather-related announcements—be it closings, delays or early dismissals. Read more


Capital Region school leaders outline legislative priorities

School superintendents from across seven counties in the region have come together to outline the changes needed at the state level to spur a period of progress and achievement for New York’s students and schools. Read more


Times Union publishes tax cap editorial penned by superintendents

An editorial co-authored by Watervliet Superintendent Dr. Lori Caplan and Schodack Superintendent Robert Horan published in the Times Union explains the effect a projected zero percent property tax levy cap could have on educational opportunities for students next year. Read the editorial download copy (PDF)

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Changes for 2016 Grades 3-8 ELA and math tests

With the spring testing season approaching quickly, state education leaders have announced a series of changes to the state’s English language arts (ELA) and math exams for grades 3-8. More information

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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Watervliet Girls' Basketball Banquet

All are invited to the Watervliet Girls' Basketball Banquet on Saturday, April 30, at the Watervliet Elks at 6 p.m. All tickets are $10, payable at the door.

2016 Athletic Hall of Fame nominations

A reminder that May 1 is the deadline to submit nominations for the 2016 Athletic Hall of Fame induction. More information

Introducing One Call Now

WCSD recently transitioned to a new 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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