New COVID Isolation & Quarantine Protocols. If you have either tested positive for COVID-19 or have been identified as a close contact to someone who has tested positive please review our new COVID-19 resources webpage.
Rate Increase and Incentive Program for Substitute Teachers, Effective January 1, 2022
We are happy to share that the Board of Education approved the following:
We encourage you to share this information with anyone that would be interested in joining the WCSD team as a substitute teacher. Apply here: WCSDApplication
January Regents Exams Canceled
In a letter from the New York State Education Department (NYSED), dated December 21st, 2021 we have been informed that the January 2022 administration of Regents Exams have been cancelled. We have made a change to our school calendar to now show January 25th - 28th will become regular attendance days for our high school students. There has been no mention of the June 2022 exams as of yet, but as soon as we learn the status of those exams we will let our community know.
WCSD COVID Protocols:
In collaboration with the Dutchess County Department of Behavioral and Community Health (DCDBCH) we have adopted the following COVID testing/quarantine protocols. Test to Stay (TTS) rapid testing will be provided between 6:45-9 am Monday - Friday (on days when school is in session) at the District Office, 25 Corporate Park Drive, Hopewell Junction.
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.