Update March 24: School bus stops added as drop-off sites for free school meals

In an effort to better meet the needs of our families, free meals will be available for pick up at several new locations in the City of Watervliet. Starting Wednesday, March 25, Watervliet school bus drivers will deliver meals to 12 regular bus stops in the community for students and families to pick up. The …

UPDATE March 23: State suspends grades 3-8 testing, parks & playgrounds closed in the city

 NYS Grades 3-8 ELA and math assessments suspended The State Education Department announced Friday, March 20, that all statewide exams for students in elementary and middle school have been suspended for the 2019-20 school year. The state has suspended the following exams: Grades 3-8 English Language Arts Tests Grades 3-8 Mathematics Tests Grade 4 Elementary-Level …

WMHT supports at-home learning with on-air and online educational programming

Starting Monday, March 23, our local PBS station, WMHT Public Media, is offering an educational programming block targeted to support in-home learning for students in prekindergarten through grade 12 while schools are closed. From 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, WMHT WORLD will offer programming for students in grades 4-12. Each full day …

Update March 20: Important reminders about free meals pick-up, building access

A new directive from Governor Cuomo on March 20, mandates that 100% of the workforce stay home in an effort to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Only employees deemed critical to operations will be allowed in the workplace. For our schools, critical staff includes food service workers, maintenance/cleaning staff, and designated administrators. Please note …

Board of Education nominating petitions available

Are you interested in running for the board? Qualified residents (see qualifications below) interested in running for the Watervliet Board of Education may pick up candidate nominating petitions in the district office located at 1245 Hillside Drive, Watervliet, on regular business days between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Candidates for open seats …

Masterminds teams masterful in competition

Congratulations to our varsity and junior varsity Masterminds teams for walking away with victories against Rensselaer during a recent meet! Both teams outscored Rensselaer with the varsity scoring 145-50 points and the JV team scoring 115-50 points. These wins couldn’t have been possible without the amazing teamwork of Masterminds team members Michael Karner, Rubab Raza, …

Information about the coronavirus

In light of the ongoing media coverage, we are aware of concerns in and around our community about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the spread of this relatively new virus, which can cause flu-like symptoms, including fever, cough and difficulty breathing. Based on recent reports, COVID-19 is not actively circulating in New York state, and there …

Trio of 10th graders pen winning essays on Freedom of Speech

Three Watervliet High School students from Christa Farruggio’s English class were selected the top three finalists in the 2019 Amercanism essay contest sponsored locally by the Watervliet Elks Lodge #1500. Congratulations to tenth-graders Chance Fosmire, Shyann Hughes and Roya Rezaie who penned essays of 300 words or less based on this year’s theme: “What Does …

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