WCSD submits its School Reopening Plan for 2020-21 to State Education Department

The Watervliet City School District submitted its School Reopening Plan for 2020-21 to the New York State Education Department (SED) by the July 31 deadline, as required. The full plan is posted on our website at https://www.watervlietcityschools.org/watervliet-csd-covid-19-health-and-safety-reopening-plan-for-2020-21/ and is linked to the website’s homepage banner and available on the Planning/Reopening Our Schools web page. Please …

District to host August 4 community forum on reopening schools

We invite parents, students, staff and community members to a virtual community forum on Tuesday, August 4 from 5-7 p.m., for an overview of our school district’s reopening plan. The forum will be live streamed on YouTube. Please be sure to email your questions and comments about the plan to communications@vlietschools.org by 2 p.m. on …

Protocols for staff and visitors to our schools

In the interest of health and safety, ALL district employees who are working over the summer must complete a Wellness Self-Screening and Attestation App each day before entering the schools. Visit https://entry.neric.org/watervliet to complete the screening. This link is also available on the Staff Resources page of the district website or by using the QR …

Summer Adventure Site Offers Week-by-Week Activities for Grades K-5

Regional effort keep the fun and learning happening this summer Capital Region BOCES has partnered with its 24 component school districts to create a website of fun, enriching summer activities for students in grades K-5. Summer vacation may look a bit different this year — but Capital Region BOCES has eight weeks of activities to …

Cavanaugh, Senecal selected to lead Board of Education in 2020-21

The Watervliet City School District Board of Education appointed officers for the 2020-21 school year during its annual organizational meeting on July 1. Amanda Cavanaugh will serve as president and Sheri Senecal will be vice president. Both received unanimous approval.  The Board also welcomed Tim Delisle, who was elected to his first term in June and …

Update on Summer Meal Distribution

Watervliet City Schools: FREE Breakfast & Lunch Summer Program 2020 The summer program offers free meals for anyone 18 years and younger (parents may pick up meals for their children). Breakfast and lunch “To-Go” bags will be provided Monday–Friday with pick-up from 8-10 a.m. at the sites listed below through September 4. Watervliet Elementary School …

Fresh fruits and veggies available to Watervliet students, families this summer

The Watervliet City School District in partnership with The Food Pantries of the Capital District and CDPHP will bring “Stan the Produce Van” to our summer food site at Watervliet Elementary School from 8:30-10:30 a.m. every Wednesday from July 1 through August 19! Free fresh fruits and vegetables are available to all! Anyone may stop …

WES Summer Reading

June 2020 Dear WES Families, Reading has the power to stimulate ones imagination, build character, and increase our abilities and skills. Reading can keep us happy, interested, reduce stress, and help build our working memory. Experts in the field of literacy have long encouraged students to read during the summer months as it enhances the …

Superintendent’s end-of-year message wraps up a unique school year

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Lori Caplan is joined by Assistant Superintendent Don Stevens for an end-of-school-year message to families and staff. During the video message, Mr. Stevens explains the grading practices that were implemented during the last several weeks of school as students, teachers and families transitioned to a digital at-home learning environment that became …

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