Update: Change to mask requirements when outdoors

Late yesterday, the New York State Department of Health issued updated guidance that states face masks are no longer required to be worn when students are outside, including when participating in outdoor sports. Face masks must continue to be worn inside school buildings and on school buses. This change in mask requirements takes effect immediately. …

District seeks input on COVID Relief Funding, Recording of June 10 Community Forum Available

On  Thursday, June 10, Watervliet district leaders held a virtual community forum to share information and gather input on a plan to apply COVID relief funding that is available to schools over the next three years. The funds are intended to provide districts with short-term resources to assist in recovering from the effects of the …

School mask requirements remain unchanged at this time

As has been reported, on Friday afternoon, New York State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker issued a letter informing the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) that New York would ease the mask requirements in schools as early as Monday, June 7. Please note that, at this time, Watervliet and other public schools have received no definite …

Watervliet Elementary designated a 2020-21 Gold Star No Place For Hate School

Watervliet Elementary School has been designated a Gold Star No Place For Hate School for the second year by the Anti-Defamation League. This designation recognizes the elementary school’s commitment to creating a safe and inclusive learning environment for all students. The No Place For Hate® initiative is designed to create inclusive communities and empower schools …

June 3 Update: Two confirmed positive COVID-19 cases reported

We have been notified of two confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in the Watervliet City School District. Both cases involve individuals from the Watervliet Elementary School community. All contacts associated with these cases have been advised of the need to quarantine as a precaution. Two classrooms have moved to remote learning for the next 10 …

Thank you! Watervliet voters approve 2021-22 school budget

Watervliet City School District residents approved the $30.46 million budget for the 2021-22 school year by a margin of 74 percent, or 107 yes votes to 37 no votes. The 2021-22 budget reflects a 6.7%, or $1.9 million more than the current-year budget, and allows the district to maintain current staffing levels, and all educational …

Ellen Bevins Chapter of the National Honor Society inducts 17 new members, ceremony livestreamed

The Ellen Bevins Chapter of the National Honor Society welcomed 17 sophomores during its 73rd Induction Ceremony on Thursday, May 13. We invite families, teachers and friends to watch a recording of the ceremony livestream on YouTube. The 17 new inductees will join the National Honor Society chapter’s current 40 members who are in grades …

May 4 Update: Two classrooms switch to remote learning due to presumed positive COVID-19 cases

We have been notified of two presumed positive cases of COVID-19 in the Watervliet City School District community since our last update. All contacts associated with these cases have been identified and advised of the need to quarantine as a precaution. Two classrooms have moved to remote learning for the next 10 days as per …

Information about June 2021 Regent Exams and end-of-year schedule

To meet the federal government’s requirements, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) has canceled all but four of the Regents exams previously scheduled for June 2021. Similar to last year, all students enrolled in and passing courses culminating with the following Regents exams will automatically receive an Exemption “E” designed on their transcript. The …

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