Lockdown drills held at district schools

The Watervliet City School District conducted lockdown drills today at both the elementary and junior/senior high school. In alignment with the district’s Reopening Plan, the drills were conducted in a manner that maintained social distancing, while still preparing students to respond in emergencies. While the drills were instructional in nature, students and staff were reminded …

UPK students make “egg”cellent predictions during science activity

Universal prekindergarten (UPK) students recently engaged in an “eggs”tra special experiment. The young scientists made predictions about what would happen to eggs that were submerged overnight in three different liquids: vinegar, soda and water. Their predictions ranged from the egg would explode, to the egg will crack and sink to the ground, to nothing will …

Student in remote learning program tests positive for COVID-19

Dear Watervliet Families, We learned today, Wednesday, Sept. 30, from the Albany County Department of Health that a member of the Watervliet school community has tested positive for COVID-19. The student is enrolled in our remote learning program and has not been in our buildings this school year. Please note that the Health Insurance Portability …

Watervliet schools prepare to welcome back students on Sept. 9

We thank all parents and guardians who took time to the complete the Teaching and Learning Waiver earlier this month. Your participation has helped us prepare for our return to school in September. Approximately 40% of respondents selected a fully remote learning model through the first five weeks of school. If you did not complete …

Update: Governor announces schools may reopen in September

WCSD to continue planning and outreach efforts On Friday, Aug. 7, Governor Andrew Cuomo gave the go-ahead for schools across the state to reopen in the fall based on current COVID-19 infection rates. The governor also outlined new requirements related to school reopening plans. These requirements include highlighting plans for remote learning, COVID-19 testing and …

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