Important Update on COVID-19 Guidance from NYS and COVID-19 Testing in Schools

In response to increasing COVID-19 positivity rates across New York, the state has begun categorizing areas with high rates of infection as yellow, orange or red zones. (Read more about NYS Cluster Action Initiative) Once a region is placed in one of these zones, various restrictions for businesses, gatherings and schools take effect. The Watervliet …

Two additional individuals test positive for COVID-19

The district was notified today, Tuesday, Dec. 2, of two new positive cases of COVID-19 that involve both the Watervliet Elementary School and Watervliet Jr.-Sr. High School communities. The two individuals are currently in isolation and will not return to school until cleared by the Albany County Department of Health. Neither individual has been on …

Watervliet UPK through Grade 5 Classes to Transition to All-Remote Learning Nov. 30-Dec. 4

We learned today, Sunday, Nov. 29, that a second member of the Watervliet Elementary School community has tested positive for COVID-19. School administrators are reaching out to families and staff who are contacts. As a precaution, all UPK to grade 5 students and Miss Shannon’s class will move to remote learning beginning tomorrow Monday, November …

Virtual After-School Clubs for Grades 3-12 to Begin Dec. 1 – Sign Up Now!

Like to draw and paint? Love to read? Need some help with your homework? Sign up to participate in our after-school arts and enrichment program! Watervliet City School District will begin offering programs to our students after school to provide academic support and enrichment opportunities for grades 3-12 starting December 1. All after-school programs will …

COVID-19 Update 2: Watervliet Grades 6-12 Classes to Transition to All-Remote Learning Nov. 19-24

We learned this evening, Wednesday, Nov. 18, that a second member of the Watervliet Jr.-Sr. High School community has tested positive for COVID-19. Mandatory quarantines related to the first case earlier this week have created an inability to provide adequate staff coverage for classrooms. As a result, all grades 6-12 classes will move to remote …

Update Nov. 18: Student in remote learning program tests positive for COVID-19

The Albany County Department of Health notified Watervliet City School District today, Wednesday, Nov. 18, that a remote learner in our school community has tested positive for COVID-19. The student has not been in either building this school year. Please note that the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other privacy laws restrict …

First Quarter Marking Period Ends, Report Card Information for Grades 6-12

The First Quarter of the 2020-2021 school year has ended and it’s time to virtually review progress and celebrate our students’ successes as a community! Please review the information below to make the most of what our school is offering this week. Report Cards will be posted to Parent Portal on Friday, November 20! If …

Whitney Young Health to make COVID-19 testing available for students

Beginning Monday, Nov. 16, Whitney Young Health will offer COVID-19 testing to symptomatic students. Testing will take place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and will be administered with parental permission in the parking area outside the former main entrance to Watervliet Jr.-Sr. High School. (Note: Students and staff should not use this entrance except during …

WCSD to have a Practice Remote (Virtual) Learning Day on Tuesday, Nov. 24

Watervliet City Schools will conduct a Practice Remote (Virtual) Learning Day on Tuesday, Nov. 24 for ALL students (in-person and remote learners). This practice day will help prepare students, families, teachers and staff in the event some classrooms, a school or the entire district needs to move to 100-percent remote (virtual) learning due to COVID-19, …

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