Grade 6 Virtual Moving Up Ceremony set for Tuesday, June 16

In light of ongoing concerns surrounding COVID-19, Watervliet Elementary School’s annual Grade 6 Moving Up celebration will be a virtual ceremony held on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at 9 a.m. The ceremony will include speeches and a presentation of Moving Up certificates to each 6th-grade student who will be transitioning to 7th grade in the …

Public Budget Hearing/Meet the Candidates/Board of Education meeting set for June 2

The Watervliet City School District has scheduled a Board of Education meeting and Public Budget Hearing on Tuesday, June 2 at 6 p.m. to be held via Zoom videoconference, see information below. During the public hearing, district leaders will present a review of the proposed $28.56 million school budget, adopted by the Board of Education …

Registration for 2020-21 prekindergarten programs extended to June 18

The Watervliet City School District offers a prekindergarten program for 4-year-old children and an early prekindergarten program for 3-year-old children. The registration deadline for the 2020-2021 school year has been extended to June 18, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 school closure, in-person registration is not available. Please download registration materials from the website and mail …

Board of Education adopts proposed budget for the 2020-21 school year

$28.56 million proposed budget preserves educational opportunities, keeps tax levy increase below ‘cap’ Members of the Watervliet City School District Board of Education unanimously adopted a proposed $28.56 million budget for the 2020-21 school year during a regular meeting on Tuesday, May 19. The meeting was held by videoconference and livestreamed for the public.  District …

Feedback sought for statewide Thought Exchange on reopening schools

Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that New York school facilities will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year. The Governor will make a decision about summer school by the end of May. As we look to the future, we must think about what a return to school buildings might look like and …

WES celebrates Virtual Grandparents and Special Persons Night

Each spring, Watervliet Elementary School celebrates the important people in our students’ lives with Grandparents and Special Persons Night. Historically, students invite their special people to visit their school, meet their classroom teachers and friends and share what they have learned during the school year. Because of the ongoing COVID-19 public health concerns and the …

Update May 14: Important end-of-year information

As June approaches, we are receiving more frequent questions from our families and staff about when the school year will officially end. After reviewing our school calendar and counting days to make sure we meet the State Education Department’s 180 instructional days requirement and fulfill the district’s contractual obligations, we have determined that the last …

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