Oct. 30 update from Dr. Long and Mrs. Cannavo

Dear Parents & Families, We have some important updates, information and reminders to share with you as we turn the calendar to November: K-5 Opportunity to Update Instructional & Transportation Options for Trimester 2 As we approach the end of the first trimester (December 9) we are providing the opportunity for families of K-5 students …

Join our virtual Create a Character Pumpkin Contest!

Our annual pumpkin contest will look a little different this year, but it is ON! Turn a pumpkin into your favorite book character using paints, markers, yarn, paper, fabric, buttons…anything you like!  How to enter our virtual contest Take two photos – one of the pumpkin by itself and another with you and your pumpkin. …

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 …

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 …

Information on Oct. 3 confirmed COVID case

Dear Menands Families, The district learned on Oct. 3 of a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the Menands school community. District leaders are working closely with the Albany County Department of Health to supply contact tracing information. For anyone exposed, the county health department will reach out and advise on the need to quarantine and …

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