Van Wyck Junior High School

6 Hillside Lake Road | Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 | PH: 845.227.1700

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  • Dear Parent/Guardian: 

    On Thursday, September 21, 2023, Van Wyck Junior High School will hold its annual Open House for the 7th and 8th graders from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. This is an exciting time to meet your child's teachers. Open House is an in-person event for parents only. You will follow your child's Day 1, Quarter 1, classes throughout the evening. 
    You will need to come to Open House with your child's complete schedule with periods and room numbers. There are several options for you to secure a copy of your child's schedule: 

    • Take a picture of your child's schedule in his/her possession from your phone. Download a copy of your child's schedule from Parent Portal and print it out.
    • Take a screenshot of your child's schedule from Parent Portal.
    • Copy your child's schedule onto the template provided. 

    There will be limited parking at Van Wyck. To help with the parking situation, please carpool, if given the opportunity and arrive early to ensure that you get a parking spot. 

    Our support staff (school psychologist, social worker, and school counselors) will be available for a meet and greet during your child's lunch period in the cafeteria. 

    The PTA are planning to hold their Scholastic Book Fair available to parents in our gym lobby at Open House. Please stop by and peruse the wide selection of books they have on hand for purchase. 

    For those who wish to arrive early, please join us in our auditorium at 5:30pm for a presentation on the dangers of vaping and social media awareness from Ms. Pao Mei Fisher, an FBI Special Agent who has given presentations at our schools across our District. 
    We hope you can join us for this Open House. We look forward to meeting with you. 


    Michael Siena, 7th Grade Assistant Principal 
    Greg VanDeCarr, 8th Grade Assistant Principal 
    Mr. Wilson Castro, Principal 

  • Mission Statement

    The mission of the Wappingers Central School District is to empower all of our students with the competencies and confidence to challenge themselves, to pursue their passions, and to realize their potential while growing as responsible members of their community.