Red Ribbon Week: Thursday is Team Up on Drugs Day

Thursday, 10/29: Team Up On Drugs: Wear your favorite sport or team to celebrate a drug-free life. Today’s fact: Age 15 is the average age that teens begin drug use. Health Education in many states help decrease this number. Friday is time to SCARE AWAY DRUGS. Wear black and orange to scare away drugs and …

Updated guidance on returning to school following an illness

The New York State Department of Health recently released updated protocols for school districts, parents, health care providers and others to use in determining how and when students and staff can return to school after showing symptoms of coronavirus or similar illness, or being exposed to the coronavirus. This guidance affects all school districts in …

Meet our new special education teacher Caitlin Devine!

Hello! My name is Caitlin Devine, and I am so excited to become a part of the Menands family as a special education teacher. I completed my undergraduate student teaching here several years ago and am thrilled to be back and part of this wonderful community. Previously I worked for Unity House of Troy, providing …

BOE to hold executive session-only meeting Thurs. at 7 p.m.

The Menands Board of Education will hold a special executive session-only meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday to discuss collective bargaining for district employees who have individual employment contracts. A livestream will be available, but the board will immediately go into executive session, which is not public. If you are unable to attend, a recording of the …

Watch: Menands pumpkin contest featured on CBS6

The Menands “Create a Character Pumpkin Contest” was featured Monday on a CBS6 news segment about the different ways local school districts are continuing their Halloween traditions. Watch the story on our pumpkin contest. To adhere to the district’s health and safety protocols, the pumpkin contest will be held virtually this year.  “We’re really trying …

Farmers to Families to provide free boxes of food Oct. 16, 23 & 30

The Capital District YMCA is hosting Farmers to Families Food Box Drive-thru Food Pantries at four separate locations for the next three Fridays – Oct. 16, 23 & 30. More than 2,000 free boxes of food will be available each day! Each box weighs 30-40 pounds and includes: Assorted Fresh Vegetables and Fruits Meat and …

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