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    April 3, 2020 

    Dear Griffin Parent or Guardian,

    Today, we began our first official day of virtual learning. Your children’s teachers worked hard creating meaningful and relevant lessons by teacher and team they have grown to appreciate. We continue to refine our virtual school to meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of students.

    This week our administrative team spent a great deal of time meeting with teachers, teaching assistants, department representatives (TCs), and PPS staff, in piecing together an on-line school structure with supports that resembles the school structure we currently have in place. There are a lot of moving parts and this takes time to fully duplicate. I appreciate your patience as we continue our journey forward.

    I know your children miss their teachers and friends and we miss them, as well. There is more work and I am confident we will meet these challenges as we move ahead. For now, the immediate goal is for our students to feel completely comfortable with the on-line paradigm of teaching and learning.

    If you have not done so already, I recommend visiting the District’s website at​. The website contains a great deal of valuable information. I also want to bring your attention to the following link: link will bring you to a variety of parent resources for digital learning. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

    Thank you and be safe.


    Dr. Steven H. Shuchat

    Principal, Van Wyck Junior High School



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    Growing responsible members of our community
    Responsive to and respectful of all needs
    Integrated and standards-based instruction
    Focused on building community
    Forward thinking
    Innovative ideas
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    FamilyID is a secure, user-friendly registration platform that allows you to enter your information once for each family member and use this same information to complete multiple forms that are requested every school year. This year you will find the Acceptable Use Policy (technology, networks, and internet services) and the Photo & Video Release Form. For more information and direction on how to log in as a returning family or a new family, please click the title above.

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  • Wappingers CSD is now using Anonymous Alerts® 

    The Anonymous Alerts® reporting app was created to help students, parents or community members choose a school official to contact, type of incident to report, school building and/or a specific location, set a priority level of normal or high and upload a photo, screenshot or video related to the incident.  This reporting system is meant to allow for anonymous reporting but still provides for District and Building Administrators to respond (via the app) to the person who submitted a tip to the District. 

    If you plan on submitting an alert anonymously please be sure to check the "message center" in the application itself to see any responses to your tip, or requests from District Officials for additional information.

    The purpose of the app is for members of our school and community to report suspicious activity, bullying or student-related concerns to a school administrator. For all other reports, please contact your child's school directly. If you feel the need to keep this submission anonymous that is OK, we completely respect your right to privacy and appreciate you making us aware.


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    • Download the Anonymous Alerts® app for your Apple IOS or Android Device
    • Start the App, and enter the Activation Code:  wappingerscsd
    • Submit reports to District & School Officials and check the message center within the App for additional correspondence with the District
    • Add a screenshot, photo, or video about an incident