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 …

Aug. 9 presentation on plan for opening school

Superintendent Long presenting more information on school opening in September at the Aug. 9 board of education meeting. The district is following recommended guidance from the CDC, Albany County DOH, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the State Education Dept. as it develops a plan for a full return to school on September 9. The …

School Supply Lists

Please note, this information is subject to change based on further guidance that could impact COVID protocols, though we anticipate it would be minimal. In addition, if securing the requested materials is problematic for any reason, please contact Liz Mentiply at 518-465-4561 ext. 119 or lmentiply@menands.org so we can assist you with getting the needed …

39 Menands students become published authors

In December, Menands Middle School students were challenged to write a mini-saga, a story told in just 100 words, on the theme of “trapped.” 39 students had their selections chosen for publication in SOS Sagas: Trapped.  The book will be published in April.  6th Grade   Mohamed Hassen Amora Burton Kefy Diefenderfer Vivaan Bejjensky Nana Kyiretwie …

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 …

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