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Child Abuse Hotline Notification

If you suspect a child is being abused or maltreated (neglected), report it by calling 1-800-342-3720, a toll-free 24-hour hotline operated by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services. If you believe a child is in immediate danger, call 911 or your local police department. Information about reporting child abuse and maltreatment (neglect) is available online at the New York State Office of Children and Family Services Child Protective Services website

Code of Conduct

Waterville CSD has developed the following Code of Conduct as part of their commitment to providing a safe and orderly school environment.

View the complete Waterville CSD Code of Conduct.

District Safety Plan and Emergency Response Procedures

The Waterville Central School District has a District School Safety Plan and confidential Building-level Emergency Response Plans for each building as required by New York State Safe School Against Violence in Education (S.A.V.E.) Law. This NYS law requires the District to annually update the plans, seek public comment and provide information to all students and staff about emergency procedures. The District’s Safety Plan and Building-level Emergency Response Plans are reviewed by District committees annually. All updates are approved by the Board of Education prior to submitting the plans to the New York State Education Department and the New York State Police. The District conducts
periodic safety audits with police, fire officials, EMT/ ambulance and with the BOCES Safety Office.

The District provides training throughout the year and, at a minimum, conducts at least eight fire drills, four lockdown drills and a District- wide drill to test other emergency plans and/or early dismissal. Emergency school closings or delays will be communicated through ParentSquare and posted on the District’s website. Our schools regularly practice the following safety drills, S-H-E-L-L, throughout the year.

Shelter-In-Place is used to shelter students and staff inside the building.
Hold-In-Place is used to limit movement of students and staff while dealing with short term emergencies.
Evacuation is used to evacuate students and staff from the building when leaving the building is the safest alternative.
Lockout secures the outer perimeter of the building when there is an imminent threat or concern outside of the school. In a lockout, there is no classroom disruption.
Lockdown is used to secure school buildings and grounds during incidents that pose an immediate threat of danger in or around the school.

For more information concerning school safety, please contact the superintendent or building principal.

View Waterville CSD’s complete District-Wide Safety Plans and Building-Level Emergency Response Plans.

Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

The goal of the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) is to provide students with a safe, supportive educational environment that is free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment and bullying. Some of the law requirements include: establishing anti-harassment and discrimination policies, creating school training programs and including a course in civility, citizenship and character education in the curriculum for every grade level.

Bullying is:

  • Repeated, unwanted aggressive behavior toward someone
  • Someone is being hurt on purpose
  • Social, verbal, physical, mental, or cyber

Download a DASA Incident Reporting Form.

Hard copies of the reporting form are also available in the main office in the Elementary School and Jr./Sr. High School. 

For questions or concerns, please contact your school’s Dignity Act Coordinator:

Memorial Park Elementary
Karen Hinderling, Principal
(315) 841-3700
Junior/Senior High School
Jennifer Dainotto, Principal
(315) 841-3808

Smart Schools Investment Plan

The Smart Schools Bond Act (SSBA) was approved by New York State voters in 2014 and authorized the issuance of $2 billion of general obligation bonds to finance improved educational technology and infrastructure to improve learning and opportunity for students throughout the State. The Waterville CSD award is $997,805.

View the plans

Questions about the Smart Schools Investment Plan may be submitted to: camarosa@watervillecsd.org

If you cannot access the documents on this page, please call (518) 841-3900 or email Communications to obtain the document in an alternative format.