COVID-19 notification – Dec. 23

We have been notified by the Albany County Department of Health about one confirmed positive COVID-19 case in the Watervliet Elementary School community who was last in school on December 11. The county health department advises there is no need for contact tracing from the school setting or for any other member of the school community to quarantine based on the date the individual was last in the building

We know it is important to keep you informed during these uncertain times while also respecting the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other privacy laws that prohibit the release of confidential medical information.

If you or your child are experiencing symptoms, contact your health care provider immediately. COVID-19 testing information is available on the Albany County Department of Health website or by calling the New York State Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline at (888) 364-3065. Additionally, testing for symptomatic students is available through our Whitney Young School-Based Health Center on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays when school is in session. Call 518-629-3270 to make an appointment.

School Meals Available

A reminder that school meals will be available for pick up next Monday, Dec. 28 through Wednesday, Dec. 30 at the following locations and times:

  • Watervliet Elementary School, Main Entrance, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Watervliet Housing Authority/Joslin Apartments, 11:00-11:30 a.m.
    24th St. and Whitehall
  • Watervliet Civic Center, 11:30 a.m. -12 p.m.
    14th Street & 1st Avenue
  • Port Schuyler Gazebo, 12-12:30 p.m.
    Corner of 3rd Avenue & 6th Street

During the holiday break, we will provide an update to our school community about returning to school via our website and One Call Now email. At this time, our plan is to resume with in-person learning and hybrid learning schedules on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021.

We wish you all a safe, happy and healthy holiday break!

(This information was sent to WCSD families and staff via One Call Now email on 12/23/20.)