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EESTWVan Wyck JHS is proud to be a fully designated "Essential Elements: Schools to Watch" award recipient.
Click here to read our designation letter. pdf

nysmsa Van Wyck JHS is a member of the Statewide Network of Middle Level Support Schools that serve to:
1. Advocate for Middle Level Education
2. Site for Showcasing Promising Practices
3. Resource for Advice and Guidance

tristateVan Wyck JHS is a member of the NYS Tristate Consortium.
Contact Us
Contact us at 845-227-1700 Ext. 20100  or visit us at 6 Hillside Lake Road.
The Main Office is open during the school year Mon-Fri 7:30am-3:30pm.

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Contact the Van Wyck Webmaster with all website-related questions:
Jeanette Baker at vanwyckjhs@gmail.com
What's Happening at Van Wyck?
... an interview with Dr. Shuchat, April 2015

Click the video to play.

  • 2015 NYS Testing Dates

    These are the NYS testing dates for 2015:
    ~ April 14th, 15th and 16th: ELA
    ~ April 22nd, 23rd and 24th: Mathematics
    ~ May 27th: Science
    Click the headline for student schedules on these dates.

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  • Message from the WCSD Superintendent

    Dear Parents,
    This school year the ELA and Math Assessments for grades 3-8 are scheduled to begin the week of April 13, 2015. The WCSD along with all other school districts in New York State are required, by Commissioner’s Regulations, to participate and administer these assessments.
    Last school year, a letter was posted on our District website indicating information regarding students refusing to take a state assessment...
    Click the heading to read the entire message.

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  • Building Strong Communities

    Click here to read the latest news from Dr. Shuchat, our school principal.

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  • PBIS News

    The PBIS committee met today to review the roll out of the cafeteria and to begin our work on applying PBIS to the hallways. We had a chance to pop into some of the lunch periods and were excited to hand out Griffin Bucks and to see how the cafeteria culture is changing- and how much cleaner the floor and tables are!! :)
    Thank you for being supportive and for making PBIS work!! Together, we can all make a difference!!!
    Go Griffins!

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  • The Parent's Guide to Special Education

    Do you have questions about the Special Education laws in New York State?
    Read the "Special Education in New York State for Children, Ages 3–21: A Parent’s Guide".

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  • "Why I Appreciate America's Veterans"

    Carly Schneider, an 8th grader at VWJHS, has placed 2nd overall in the state of Vermont in the VFW "Patriot's Pen" National essay contest. Click the headline to read Carly's essay.

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  • Measles FAQ

    Click the headline to read these Frequently Asked Questions about measles from the Dutchess County Dept of Health.

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  • pickup

    New Drop-Off/Pick-Up procedure for 2014-2015

    Due to construction in the Old Bus Compound, there will be changes to the Drop-Off/Pick-Up procedure. These changes will remain in effect for the duration of the school year.
    Morning Drop-Off (7:30-8:15)
    Afternoon Pick-Up (3:00)

    Click the headline for a printable map and additional details.

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  • Entry Procedure at Main Entrance

    In order to maximize security for our students and staff, all doors at the main entrance will be locked from 8:00 a.m. until 2:37 p.m. Please be prepared to show proper picture identification and state the reason for visiting the school.
    Click the headline for additional information.

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  • Student Handbook 2014-2015

    The Student Handbook is designed to help students and parents understand the services and policies at Van Wyck JHS.
    Click the headline to access this year's Student Handbook.

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