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Dr. Lori S. Caplan

1245 Hillside Drive,

Watervliet, NY 12189

Phone: (518) 629-3200

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WHS Class of 2016 donned their caps and gowns for a special walk through the elementary school. View photo gallery


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WHS Commencement 2016

Nearly 90 high school seniors received their diplomas at Watervliet High School's graduation on Thursday, June 23. Congratulations and best of luck to the Class of 2016! View photo gallery


Watervliet teacher recognized by state for teaching excellence

On June 14, New York Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul paid a surprise visit to present the Empire State Excellence in Teaching Award to an unsuspecting Terry Bradway, longtime music teacher at Watervliet Jr./Sr. High School. Read More


Watervliet High School inducts 22 students into National Honor Society

Congratulations to the 22 high-achieving students who have been inducted into Watervliet High School's Ellen Bevins Chapter of the National Honor Society. Read more


Mark your calendars with these important end-of-year dates

The end of the school year is fast-approaching and many important events are scheduled during these final weeks that students, parents and families will want to be aware of. View list of upcoming events


2016-17 school budget approved

Watervliet school district residents have approved a $26.1 million budget for the 2016-17 school year, by 134 yes votes to 34 no votes, a margin of approximately 80 percent. Read more


Teen Cyber Census

Parents of grades 8-12 students, please register yourself and your child(ren) to participate in the Teen Cyber Census, a research study by the Siena College Research Institute, AT&T and the Tyler Clementi Foundation. Read more


New traffic safety rules for WJSHS parking lot begin Monday, May 2

Starting Monday, May 2, new traffic safety rules will be in effect for dropping off and picking up students at Watervliet Jr./Sr. High School. The first two lanes at the top of the parking lot are reserved for school bus traffic ONLY. All other vehicles must use the remaining lanes – lower end of the parking lot – for dropping off and picking up students at the school's main entrance. More information


District bus driver recognized for going the extra mile for students

Congratulations to Watervliet City School District’s David Capitula for recently being selected a “Friend of Education” by CASDA. Read more


2016-17 NYS budget includes $1.5 billion education funding increase

On Friday, April 1, New York lawmakers approved a 2016-17 state budget that includes an overall $1.5 billion – or 6.5 percent – increase in education funding. The state budget increases foundation aid – the primary source of funding for everyday school operations – by $627 million, or 4 percent. For Watervliet, the increase in aid equals approximately $299,000, which is more than the allocation proposed by Gov. Cuomo in his executive budget in January. More information


Board of Education adopts 2016-17 school calendar

During its March 17 meeting, the Board of Education adopted the 2016-17 school calendar. This one-page calendar lists school holidays, staff development days and Regents testing dates. The complete 2016-17 district calendar listing school events will be mailed to student households in August. Download one-page 2016-17 calendar


Track to open again for public use beginning March 21

With spring officially arriving on March 20, the WJSHS track will again be open for public use on weekdays from 4 p.m. until nightfall starting Monday, March 21. When using the track, please be mindful of facility rules. View track rules


WCSD Transportation Department updates available via social media

The WCSD Transportation Department is now on Twitter and Facebook! Parents and students are invited to follow @WCSDTrans or like Watervliet CSD Transportation on Facebook to receive the latest transportation news and updates.


Spring safety drills begin

The district began practicing safety drills at both schools starting today. The drills include shelter in place, lockdown, lockout and fire drills. This morning, a shelter in place drill was successfully conducted at WJSHS with assistance from the New York State Police and the Watervliet Police Department. These drills provide students and staff the opportunity to practice emergency procedures.

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Changes for 2016 Grades 3-8 ELA and math tests

With the spring testing season approaching quickly, state education leaders have announced a series of changes to the state’s English language arts (ELA) and math exams for grades 3-8. More information

Vliet administrators join Twitter

All Watervliet administrators are now on Twitter! That means you can receive more news than ever about our schools. More information

Parent Portal available for K-12

The web-based communication tool that allows parents and guardians to view their children’s academic profiles via the Internet is now available for grades K-12. read more

Watervliet Schools on Facebook, Twitter

To help keep the community, parents, students and staff more informed about important news and events, Watervliet City Schools has joined the social-networking websites Facebook and Twitter. Learn more


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Summer Meals Program begins July 5

WCSD will again sponsor a summer meals program that offers free breakfast and lunch for children 18 years or younger. More information

One Call Now

WCSD has transitioned to a web-based messaging system called “One Call Now” to notify parents by phone, email and text message about important district news and information regarding school events and activities, as well as school closings and/or early dismissals. Read more

Fitness Center public hours

The Fitness Center at WJSHS will be open to the public on Mondays and Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. effective Dec. 1. Residents who are interested in using the facility will need to fill out a the Fitness Center waiver. Call the WCSD Athletic Department at 629-3303 for more information.

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