First Day of School is Wednesday, Sept. 4, Class schedules available on Portal Aug. 23

We hope that you are enjoying the final weeks of summer break! A reminder that the 2019-20 school year begins on Wednesday, Sept. 4 for students in Pre-K through grade 12. All schedules for grades 7-12 students are being finalized this week and will be officially posted to the portal on Friday, August 23. If …

Superintendent participates in global leadership conference

Watervliet Superintendent of Schools Dr. Lori Caplan recently returned from a global educational conference in Switzerland that she attended with a delegation of educators from the New York State Council of School Superintendents (NYSCOSS). Dr. Caplan received a scholarship from NYSCOSS to travel to Europe and participate in the weeklong professional learning tour and global …

Academic enrichment programs keep young minds active over the summer!

Summer learning and enrichment is underway at Watervliet schools! The kindergarten through 6th grade ExTRA Summer Academy engages students not only in reading and mathematics, but also provides opportunities for students to be creative in art classes and stay physically active with physical education games. There are a few different junior high summer programs that …

Supply lists for 2019-20 school year online

Get a head start on back-to-school shopping! School supply lists for grades K-8 are available online. View elementary school supply lists View junior high school supply lists

Religious exemptions removed from state vaccination law

On June 13, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law that immediately removed the religious exemption for school vaccination requirements. Per the amendment to Public Health Law Section 2164, children who attend child daycare or public, private or parochial school who previously had a religious exemption must now receive their first age-appropriate dose in …

School-Based Health Center Parent Survey

The Whitney Young School-Based Health Center is asking for feedback from parents and guardians of students in the Watervliet City School District. This year, Whitney Young Health opened a school-based health center (SBHC) at Watervliet Jr.-Sr. High School that provides primary and preventative medical services to students from prekindergarten through grade 12 whose parent have …

Vliet student athletes sign letters of intent to compete in college athletics

On Friday June 7, six senior student athletes were joined by teammates, coaches, family and friends as they signed ceremonial letters of intent to compete in collegiate athletics when they move on to pursue higher education in the fall. Cannoneers participating in the spring 2019 signing day included: Tyler Beauregard – Castleton State University, Castleton, …

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