Space available for 4-year-old children in full-day Prekindergarten program

The Watervliet City School District UPK program has openings for 4-year-olds in our free full-day program! Please contact the UPK office for more information at 518-629-3204 or stop by the Watervliet Elementary School to pick up a registration application at the main entrance. Space is limited, so sign up soon! Who can attend? If you …

Whitney Young Health to offer clinics in August for physicals and immunizations required for school

COVID vaccinations also available for students 12 and over Watervliet students can receive the immunizations and physicals required for school during two clinics to be offered in August by the Whitney M. Young Jr. Health Center. These clinics also will include appointments for COVID vaccinations for students who are 12 and over. Call to make …

District welcomes new Director of Special Education and Student Support Services

Meet Sarah Horaczek In June, the Board of Education appointed Sarah Horaczek to the position of Director of Special Education and Student Support Services. On Monday, July 12, Ms. Horaczek officially began her new role with an administrative team meeting in the morning followed by a visit to the district’s extended school year program.   Ms. …

Two Watervliet students to gain valuable technology and career skills through IBM summer internship

This summer, Watervliet High School students Danyal Aktar and Adonis Cyrus are working for one of the world’s tech giants. The two students, who are enrolled in the Capital Region P-TECH program, both applied for and were selected to participate in paid virtual internships with IBM. The tech company offers 1,000 of these coveted virtual …

A reminder about immunizations and health screenings required for school

Dear Parents/Guardians, New York State law requires that children attending pre-K through grade 12 receive all required doses of vaccines on the recommended schedule in order to attend or remain in school. Within 14 days of the first day of school or day care, parents must: Show proof of their child’s up-to-date vaccinations, OR Provide …

Graduates experience ‘a year like no other’ and come out stronger, determined and hopeful

On Friday, June 25, a class of 104 seniors crossed the stage to receive their diplomas during a ceremony held at the Watervliet Jr.-Sr. High School as family, friends, classmates, faculty, staff and Board of Education members cheered on the graduates. View more graduation photos on Facebook Principal Ryan Groat welcomed guests to the commencement, …

Longtime educators, staff member recognized for service, dedication to Watervliet City Schools

The Watervliet City School District honors a trio of veteran staffers who are headed into retirement as this school year comes to an end. Between the three, they have a combined 97 years of service and dedication to our students and community. We are grateful and appreciative for the difference these three special people have …

Summer Meals Information and Distribution Sites

Watervliet City Schools: FREE Breakfast & Lunch Summer Program 2021 The summer program offers free meals for anyone 18 years and younger (parents may pick up meals for their children). Breakfast and lunch “To-Go” will be available Monday–Friday, from July 6 through August 20 for pick-up at the times and locations listed below. Watervliet Elementary …

WHS students awarded prestigious scholarships for college

Two Watervliet High School juniors have earned prestigious science scholarships: Ella M. Bendon has earned the Bausch + Lomb Honorary Science Award for her exemplary academic performance in science courses throughout her high school career. Zed Aiken Dinoy has been awarded the Rensselaer Medal, a scholarship opportunity through Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) that recognizes promising …

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