School meal availability for this final week of school

The following is a message from the Food Service program: Tomorrow – Tuesday, June 22 – will be the last day of school meal delivery for Watervliet students. School meals will be available for pick up at Watervliet Elementary School between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. from Wednesday through Friday this week (June 23-25).

Watervliet District-Wide Safety Plan Available for Review

The New York State Education Department requires all school districts to update District-Wide Emergency Response/Safety Plans annually. The plans must be made available for public comment for a 30-day period prior to Board of Education approval. The public comment period for Watervliet’s District-Wide Safety Plan is now open. Review the District-Wide Safety Plan Comments and …

End-of-Year Schedule for K-5. Live stream link added for Grade 5 celebration

As we prepare to wrap up the 2020-21 school year, please note the end-of-year schedules for Watervliet Elementary School (K-5), as follows: June 14: Kindergarten Screening June 16: Field Day, Grades PreK-2 June 17: Field Day, Grades 3-5 June 18: No School (Juneteenth observed) June 22: 5th Grade Classroom Moving Up Celebration (virtual) View the …

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 …

Watervliet Elementary School Recognized as a Common Sense School

Students learn about, embrace digital citizenship Common Sense, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping students and families thrive in a world of media and technology, has recognized Watervliet Elementary School (WES) as a Common Sense School. WES has demonstrated its commitment to taking a whole-community approach to preparing its students to think critically and …

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