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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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  •  April 17, 2020

    Dear Griffin Parent or Guardian,

    I hope this letter finds you and your family well at home and that your child is adjusting to the world of digital learning. I am pleased with the quality of the virtual “School-to-Watch” we created in such a relatively short period of time. I credit this remarkable progress to our dedicated teachers, support staff, teaching assistants, secretaries, and administrators. Your support means so much to us. While I miss my Van Wyck family, I am comforted in knowing you are safe at home.

    We hope you enjoyed the “WeMissYou” video shared with our school community. The video is testimony of how much we care and miss our children. Every word, phrase, and sentence spoken by our faculty, staff, and administrators came directly from their hearts. I am sure your children miss us and their friends, as well. The time will come when we are all safely back at school.

    I mentioned in my last letter that we were working on offering some virtual clubs. Today was the first showing of virtual “Morning News.” Teachers posted the video on their Google Classrooms today. I commend Mrs. Maher and the “Morning News” crew for creating a quality video from their homes. I am also pleased to inform you that Mrs. Nordstrom began virtual Japanese Anime; Miss DiMarco, virtual American Sign Language; and Mr. Cheney, virtual TedEd. Students in these clubs can contact their advisors for more information. We look forward in the future to sharing more exciting news about events happening in our school.

    The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) application process is complete. The VW Faculty Council is close to finishing their careful review of close to 200 applications. Final decisions about who will be inducted into the NJHS will be forthcoming in a letter from advisors Mrs. Anthony and Mrs. O’Marra-Adams. Please stay tuned for more information.

    It is my sincere hope and desire that students are becoming increasingly more comfortable with digital learning. Keep in mind we offer the same supports traditionally offered in school during digital learning. Please feel free reaching out to your child’s teachers, school counselor, social worker, psychologist, or administrator. Remember, it is all about Griffin Pride!

    Thank you.


    Dr. Steven H. Shuchat

    Principal, Van Wyck Junior High School



    Van Wyck Mission Statementgriffin pride

    Values lifelong learning
    Welcomes diversity
    Judgement free
    Highly professional; harmonious environment

    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
    Network of support
    Strong leadership



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    contact Tel. 845-227-1700 Ext. 20000
    Address: 6 Hillside Lake Road.
    The Main Office hours during the
    school year Mon-Fri 7:30am-2:30pm.
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Tip Line

  • 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