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    Our Mission 
    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.
    Our Vision
    To empower all students to succeed, ready to pursue their passions, by providing them with a rigorous, well-rounded education.



    October 17, 2021

    Dear Parents and Guardians,

    I am very pleased with how school is progressing so far this year. Children have settled into their regular routines.

    As a general rule, students should go to their lockers no more than three times a day: once in the morning before 1st period, before or after lunch, and before reporting to 9th period. Since students are able to use their backpacks this year, reporting to class on time should not be a problem.

    Chromebook breakage remains a concern primarily because students are closing them with pens or pencils inside which causes the screens to crack. They are also removing them from their cases which increases the likelihood of damage. Please remind your children to be extremely careful with their chromebooks and keep them secured in their cases. They are expensive devices and we have limited extras to sign out to students on a daily basis.

    Please review our dress code with your children. You can find the details of the dress code in the student handbook. As a reminder, students are not permitted to wear pajamas to school.

    At times it is necessary for parents to contact the school regarding medically-related information. We treat this information as highly confidential. Please direct all medical questions, including documentation, to the health office.

    I recently sent a letter home reminding parents they can begin lining up for dismissal no earlier than 2:00 pm. This request was necessary due to health and safety concerns. Thank you for your support and cooperation. This decision has improved the effectiveness and efficiency of our dismissal procedure.

    Tomorrow is Day 2.

    Have a great week.


    Dr. Steven H. Shuchat




    Contact Us

    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.

    Click here for all Van Wyck contacts.    




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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