Board weighs two proposals for renting Kings Elementary building
Dec. 10, 2013 – Two proposals for renting Kings Elementary School were presented to the Board of Education during their meeting held on Dec. 10. The first proposal came from the Watchtower group, an organization of Jehovah’s Witnesses. The second came from Grace Community Church. Because the decision will have a significant impact on the 2014-15 school budget and budget planning is set to begin in January, time is of the essence in making a decision. While the Board’s Facilities Committee members agreed to meet as soon as possible to study and discuss both options, no date was set for that meeting or for a final decision on the matter.
Please note: there is a menu change on the Thurs., Dec. 12 Elementary (K-4) lunch menu
On Thurs., Dec. 12, 2013, the K-4 lunch menu will be:
December's "Pennies for Food" collection to help local food pantry
A district effort to help our neighbors in need
Nov. 27, 2013 - The number of people in our community going without food is staggering. Due to recent changes in legislation concerning food stamps, food banks are being drained of their resources faster than ever. The WVCSD and WV Council of PTAs are working together to make a difference. Beginning in December, students will begin a “Pennies for Food” campaign. Each student will be given the task of collecting at least 100 pennies, to be donated to the local food pantry. (Pennies are appreciated but, of course, nickels, dimes, quarters or dollars are also most welcome and needed.) (pdf)
Superintendent search underway
Oct. 1, 2013 - Current WVCSD Superintendent Dr. Raymond Bryant
will retire at the end of this school year, and a search for
a new Superintendent is being conducted.
Click here to view brochure (pdf).
BOE meetings for Superintendent candidate interviews
BOE Special Meetings will be held this week and next week for Board members to interview candidates for the position of district Superintendent.
Dec. 3, 2013 - The Warwick Valley Central School District is pleased to offer Rosetta Stone foreign language software to students in Grades K-6. The program will be introduced in school: Grades K-4 in computer labs with staff assistance and Grades 5 & 6 in a PTA-sponsored after-school club, and may also be used from home.
Homeowners: new Basic STAR
registration program -
note Dec. 31 deadline
Dec. 9, 2013 - In New York State, new legislation will now require all homeowners currently receiving the Basic STAR exemption on their property taxes to register by Dec. 31, 2013 with the NYS Dept. of Tax and Finance to receive the exemption in 2014 and subsequent years. Homeowners will not have to register in order to receive their 2013 STAR exemptions.
WVHS named to 4th annual AP District Honor Roll
Nov. 22, 2013 - For the second time in four years, Warwick Valley High School has been named to the College Board's AP District Honor Roll. WVHS is one of only 27 high schools in New York State, and one of only two area high schools, to receive this designation.
DIRT charter school organizers withdraw application
Dec. 3, 2013 - Organizers of the proposed DIRT (Develop Innovative Rural Thinking) charter school have withdrawn their most recent application. The action came just before the final hearing by the NYS Charter School Office.
How would a local charter school impact our school district?
Oct., 2013 - What would the effect be on
the Warwick Valley Central School District?
Warwick Valley school board rejects sharing private student data
Nov. 18, 2013 - Warwick Valley Central School District is among many school districts taking legal steps to avoid sharing private student information via Data Dashboard, New York State’s new data portal. The primary concern expressed by school administrators is protecting the privacy of students. “We don’t think it’s relevant to share parents’ personal information or student discipline records,” explained Superintendent Dr. Bryant. “It has no relevance to academic data.”
"Google Translate" feature available on WVCSD website
Feature allows text to be translated from English to many other languages
Oct., 2013 - To expand communication to the non-English speaking members of our community, WVCSD has added the "Google Translate" feature to its website.
Introducing WVCSD Google Apps for Education - a great resource for our middle school & high school students
Oct., 2013 - The district has issued all students in grades 5-12 a Google Apps for Education account that offers several exciting and useful online tools.
Forum urges advocacy for fair funding
Oct. 3, 2013 - About 500 attendees at "Fair Funding for Our Schools" on Oct. 2 learned about the inequitable funding system in New York State from local and state leaders alike. of the event.See a
A Parent's Guide to Common Core Learning
Sept. 9, 2013 - Click the links below to learn more about the Common Core from a booklet created by NYS PTA and the NYS United Teachers Union.
Dignity for All Students - together we can stop bullying!
Expanding the concepts of tolerance, respect for others and dignity
Oct. 2, 2013 - The New York State Dignity For All Students Act (Dignity Act) took effect in 2012. The goal of the Dignity Act is to create a safe and supportive school climate where students can learn and focus, rather than fear being discriminated against and/or verbally or physically harassed. Click here for more information.
P.O. Box 595
Warwick, NY 10990-0595
District Office phone:
Superintendent of Schools
Dr. Raymond W. Bryant
(845) 987-3000, ext. 10511