Reopening planning and information

With ongoing concerns about COVID-19, we will use this web page to share updates with families as we plan for the reopening of our schools.

District and school leaders continue to work on a plan for the fall of 2020 based on all available guidance from the state and public health agencies. We will share updates through our One Call Now notification system (email) to parents, staff and students and community members who have opted in to receive district alerts. Additionally, time-sensitive, critical information will be shared through our mass notification system through robocall.

FREE Breakfast and Lunch Summer Program 2020

The summer meals program will continue to provide free breakfast and lunch “To-Go” bags from July 1 through September 4 at the locations listed below.

  • Monday–Friday Pick-Up 8-10 a.m.
    Free Meals for anyone 18 years and younger (parents may pick up meals for their children)

    • Watervliet Elementary School
      2557 Tenth Avenue
    • Watervliet Jr/Sr High School
      1245 Hillside Drive
    • Watervliet Civic Center
      14th Street & 1st Avenue
    • Port Schuyler Gazebo
      Corner of 3rd Avenue & 6Th Street
    • Watervliet Housing
      2301 Whitehall Street (Joslin Apartment Building next to office)
  • July 6–August 21, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
    Paine St. Park, Green Island

Summer School Information

A virtual summer school program is set to begin on Monday, July 6. Virtual summer class sessions will occur 2-3 times per week (depending on the age level) facilitated by a classroom teacher along with remote activities to complete at home or digitally.

  • The Summer Academy for grades K-6 will focus on ELA and math skills that support continued learning.
  • Grades 7-12 students who receive an incomplete in one or more classes are expected to participate in summer school in order to receive course credit.

Please call the Assistant Superintendent’s Office at 518-629-3456 with any questions.

Summer Enrichment for grades K-5

Capital Region BOCES has partnered with its 24 component school districts to create a website of fun, enriching activities for students in grades K-5. The Summer Adventure website will provide a range of activities for kids and their families, from cooking to science to arts and crafts to mindful moments. 

Starting July 3, new activities will be unveiled every Friday through Aug. 21, to keep kids active all summer long. Visit the site now to sign up for Summer Adventure activities delivered to your inbox each week.

Summer Reading

Summer reading is critical for students to retain knowledge and skills learned during the prior school year. Students who don’t read are at risk of falling behind. Our teachers encourage parents and students to avoid the summer slide by making sure to take time to read every day for at least 20 minutes.