Superintendent
Welcome to the K-6 Grade Configuration & Transition Page
 
(Go to the bottom of this page for transition information.) 
 
Parent Portal will now include the 2015-16 Home School location for the following schools:  Brinckerhoff ES, Fishkill ES, Fishkill Plains ES, Brinckerhoff ES, and Myers Corners ES.  Students in the remaining elementary schools will see no changes in their home school location (Home School refers to the students elementary building as it stands in the new elementary boundary, it does not take into consideration any program services your child may be assigned to in a different building).  To access this information in parent portal please login to your parent portal account.  Then click on the 'user defined tab'.  Make sure Home School 2015-16 is selected in the drop down list to view the information. 
 
In addition:  It is the intent of the school district to maintain the Junior HS / Senior High School feeder pattern* for all of our students district wide, regardless of how the elementary boundaries may change.  
* (Feeder Pattern refers to the transition from one building to the next.  Right now WCSD has a 100% feeder pattern, which means that an entire elementary buildings student population follows on to the same junior high school.  Then the entire student population for a junior high school follows to the same high school.)  
 
This page represents the school boundary lines, school and class size information, and other relevant information pertaining to the changes required to have all elementary schools configured as grade K-6 schools (with the exception of KR/VR as these schools will maintain their current configuration).
 
Contact Us With Any Questions: 
We set up 3 email accounts to handle questions you may have.  Please direct your questions to either of the emails listed: 
 K-6 Questions  Grade 7-12 Questions  Boundary / Feeder Pattern Questions
 k6@wcsdny.org  grade712@wcsdny.org  boundary@wcsdny.org
 
 
The table below represents our current elementary school configuration (As it pertains to the 2014-15 school year):
 
    
 K-5 Configuration  K-6 Configuration  K-3  4-6 District Map 
Brinckerhoff ES
Fishkill ES 
Fishkill Plains ES
Gayhead ES
Oak Grove ES 
Sheafe Rd ES 
 
James Evans ES 
Myers Corners ES
 
 Vassar Rd ES  Kinry Rd ES Current School Boundary Map 
 
Moving towards K-6 for all elementary schools: 
 
 
 
 
Historical Presentation (2010): This presentation was made to the Board of Education and the community back in 2010.  Please note the slides in this presentation which discuss the scope of the problems (perceived at that time)...The scope of problems have not gone away. 
 
No Boundary / Feeder Pattern Changes:
School boundaries and grade configurations WILL NOT change for the following schools. The feeder pattern* for these schools will continue to be - Wappingers Jr. HS / Roy C. Ketcham HS:  
In addition:  It is the intent of the school district to maintain the Junior HS / Senior High School feeder pattern for all of our students district wide, regardless of how the elementary boundaries may change. 
 
* (Feeder Pattern refers to the transition from one building to the next.  Right now WCSD has a 100% feeder pattern, which means that an entire elementary buildings student population follows on to the same junior high school.  Then the entire student population for a junior high school follows to the same high school.) 

Proposed Grade Configuration Change Only:
The following schools are going to retain their 5th graders into the 6th grade.  There are no boundary changes associated with this change (all currently enrolled students will remain in these schools).  The feeder pattern for these schools remain the same - Wappingers Jr. HS / Roy C. Ketcham HS:
Proposed Grade Configuration Change AND School Boundaries:The table below represents the school and a summary of the proposed changes:
 
 
The Projected K-6 Classroom Utilization chart reflects all 10 elementary schools.  These projections also provide you with the projected special education services and programs for each school.  The concern has been that a K-6 configuration would not fit in our 10 elementary schools.  The information included in this chart demonstrates that a K-6 configuration does fit.  Additionally, this will result in decreased class sizes beginning with Kindergarten and 1st grade.
 
 School  Proposed Changes  Supporting Details
Brinckerhoff ES
  • Change Building Boundary
  • Create K-6 School
Fishkill ES
  • Change Building Boundary
  • Create K-6 School
Fishkill Plains ES 
  • Change Building Boundary
  • Create K-6 School
Gayhead ES
  • Change Building Boundary
  • Create K-6 School
Myers Corners ES 
  • Split Building Feeder Pattern 
  • All current Myers Corners students will remain at Myers Corners ES 
  • 2015-16 Myers Corners Boundary Map
  • Students at Myers Corners ES will not have a 100% feeder pattern.  See secondary feeder pattern maps below for further details.
 
Secondary Feeder Pattern:
The Secondary Feeder Pattern map depicts the secondary boundaries for grades 7 - 12.
 
**In addition:  It is the intent of the school district to maintain the Junior HS / Senior High School feeder pattern for all of our students district wide, regardless of how the elementary boundaries may change. 
 
 Transition Information:
 
The transition portion of this website will be updated on a regular basis as the work of the transition planning team continues.  Please monitor this site for updated information.  All relevant information will also be shared with the families / community via our School Messenger System.