12-29 Important Information and Updates

Dear Parents & Families, The district learned during the break of 2  new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Menands School community. District leaders worked closely with the Albany County Department of Health to supply contact tracing information. Any students or staff members who were considered a close or proximate contact have been contacted by …

Updated COVID-19 travel advisory for NYS

Governor Cuomo recently announced new travel guidelines eliminating the “restricted states list” and instead allowing travelers to New York to “test out” of the mandatory 14-day quarantine. Travelers from states that share a border with New York are exempt from the travel advisory.  Please note that our daily health attestation has been updated to reflect …

Notification of COVID-19 case; middle school to go remote through Dec. 23

Dear Parents & Families, The district learned on Dec. 18 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. Any students or staff members who were considered a close or proximate contact have been contacted by …

Info. on school closures or delays due to inclement weather

Because we have both students and staff on-site, when weather conditions make travel to school unsafe we may choose to delay the start of our school day, or close school. If we choose to delay, in order to accommodate the current schedule and staggered arrival times, we would delay for 1.5 hours. Arrival for K-5 …

Information on COVID “zones” and school-based testing (w/video)

As coronavirus cases continue to rise in Albany County, we wanted to provide our families with some information on how that could potentially affect our district in the coming weeks. Governor Cuomo has detailed a COVID-19 micro-cluster strategy that focuses on geographic zones or communities. Depending on a number of factors, a community can be …

Early dismissal on Dec. 16 for parent-teacher conferences

Menands School will dismiss early on Wednesday, Dec. 16 to accommodate parent-teacher conferences.  Remote schedules will be adjusted accordingly.  In-person K-5 students will be dismissed at 11:20 a.m. for Bus Dismissal and 11:30 a.m. for Parent Pick Up.  All 6-8 students will all be dismissed at noon.

Picture Retake Day set for Monday, Dec. 7

Picture Retake Day will be held on Monday, Dec. 7. In-person students will have their pictures taken from 12-2 p.m. From 2:30-6 p.m., time slots will be available for remote students to have their photos taken at school. A link to a digital sign-up form will be emailed.

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