Mark Your Calendars: WES Welcome Back Night is Sept. 6

Please mark your calendars for Welcome Back Night on Friday, Sept. 6 presented by the PTA and CDPHP from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Watervliet Elementary School. Join family and friends to kick off the new school year with games, food, giveaways and fun activities for all ages! Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

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 …

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 …

WES Summer Reading

It is extremely important for all students to read over the summer! Why? Experts in the field of literacy have long encouraged students to read during the summer as it enhances the literacy skills developed throughout the school year. Reading for enjoyment is a practice that helps children increase their vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension. Watervliet …

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 …

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