Parents’ Night is Thursday, Sept. 23

Parents’ Night is virtual again this year. The following is a list of links for families to watch from home. Click the name of the teacher(s) to access the presentation: Welcome Message Ms. Cannavo & Dr. Long – School Message Grade Level Teachers K- Kennedy K – Maldonado K-2 – Merchant 1 – Keppler 1 …

Fall sports and extracurricular activities registration now open!

Dear Parents and Families: Menands School is excited to reinstate some extracurricular clubs and sports, on a limited basis, for Grades 3-8.  At present, we are only scheduling the first trimester which is anticipated to run through December 10. Offerings for future semesters will be forthcoming. Club offerings occur after school for one hour and …

Sept. 17: Friday Update

Dear families, Thank you all for your continued partnership as we acclimate to the new school year. With your cooperation and assistance both arrival and dismissal have gone much smoother. Thank you for your continued patience and caution during these times to ensure the safety of all of our students. A few important dates and …

Sept. 13: One confirmed case of COVID-19

Dear Menands Families, The district learned on Monday, Sept. 13 that an individual in the Menands school community has tested positive for COVID-19. The case required contact tracing, and all individuals who need to quarantine have been notified. Similar to last year, we are committed to informing our families when we have a positive case. …

Sept. 12: Friday update

Dear Parents and families, It was great to welcome back your children this week!  We were honored to be visited on the first day of school by the NYS Commissioner of Education, Dr. Betty Rosa.  She welcomed students and visited classrooms.  There are some great photos posted to our Menands School Facebook page.   We want …

Sept. 8: Welcome back letter

Dear Parents & Families, We are so excited to welcome our students back to school tomorrow for the first day of the 2021 -2022 school year!   As with any school year it takes a bit of time to adjust to the logistics associated with “back to school,” so a few reminders and requests: Arrival & …

Sept. 2 updates and information

It is hard to believe that this weekend marks the unofficial end of summer and that we will welcome back staff and students next week.   Many of our staff members have been here planning and preparing during the summer months; they will return for two Superintendent’s Conference Days on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.   …

Meet our new Menands educators!

Jacqueline Merchant, Special Education Teacher “I am very excited to join the Menands’ community! I am a graduate of Russell Sage with a dual certification in childhood education and special education. I have had experience working with grades ranging from kindergarten to fifth grade. I have also coached cross country and track at the modified …

Welcome back letter from Principal Cannavo and first day packet

It is hard to believe we are just weeks away from the opening of the 2021-22 school year. We have been busy preparing for our students and teachers to return and are excited for our first day of classes on Thursday, Sept. 9. School begins at 8:10 a.m. and students are dismissed at 3:03 p.m. …

Aug. 10: Opening school letter to families

Dear Menands Parent & Families, As we approach the start of the school year, like parents across the region, we are sure you are wondering what the new school year will look like.   We have recently learned that schools will not be receiving the anticipated guidance from the NYS Health Department.  Thus we will be …

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