Welcome back, students!

It was an exciting day here at Menands on Thursday, September 5 as students returned for the 2019-20 school year! There were many smiling faces as students were able to walk through the new school entrance, browsed through renovated classrooms, and stored books and supplies in their brand new lockers! We watched as some students …

2019-20 Clubs and Activities

Menands School District is proud to offer its students a variety of extra-curricular clubs. Activities have been scheduled in trimester sessions that correspond to the fall, winter, and spring athletic seasons. Trimester 1: Sept. 16 to Dec. 6 Trimester 2:  Dec. 9 to March 20 Trimester 3:  March 23 to June 19 Sports | Clubs | YMCA After-School Program  SPORTS CROSS COUNTRY RUNNING …

Letter re: changes to PE instruction and increased recess

Dear K-3 Menands Families: I hope that you have had an enjoyable summer and are looking forward to another school year.  Recently, the District mailed out the Summer 2019 Paw Prints newsletter to families that highlighted some changes to the physical education (PE) instruction schedule for students in grades K-3. We are thrilled to have …

2019-20 School Supply Lists

All school supply lists are listed below. Mrs. Wasserman’s Supply List Kindergarten Supply List First Grade Supply List Second Grade Supply List Third Grade Supply List Fourth Grade Supply List Fifth Grade Supply List Music K-8 Spanish K-8 Home and Careers Physical Education K-8 Health Education Library Supplies Art ELA Grades 6-8 Social Studies Grades …

Transportation forms now available online

All students who attend private, parochial or high school and need transportation next year, should fill out the following form: Transportation Form. This form is also accessible at menands.org/about-us/forms/ and menands.org/about-us/student-registration/ The deadline is April 15. If you have any questions, please contact Sue McCormick at smccormick@menands.org   

Superintendent Message: Capital Project Update

Since breaking ground on Oct. 30, 2018, the building and grounds have already undergone significant changes, as part of the voter-approved capital project.  The first of three additions is nearing completion. This will result in the new and enlarged cafeteria being open to students upon the return from April break. The work on the two …

Menands BOE attends NYSSBA conference

Menands Board of Education President Jeff Masline and two other board members attended the 2019 NYSSBA Capital Conference. This is an exceptional professional development opportunity for board members to learn from the NYSSBA governmental relations team, familiarize themselves with the most up-to-date budget information, and hear from and speak with Commissioner MaryEllen Elia.

Changes in arrival, dismissal procedures

The first phase of the capital construction project will include work being done to the entrance by the cafeteria to create what will be the new main entrance and the expansion to the cafeteria. It will also include additions for a Pre-K classroom and a new middle school wing. During this work, the entrances and exits …

School Path closed until further notice

Due to the building project and construction occurring at Menands School, the path that runs from the village to the school will be closed until further notice.  For safety purposes, pedestrian traffic will not be allowed.  Your understanding and cooperation is appreciated.

From Vision to Reality: Menands begins Capital Project

Four years ago during a regularly scheduled board meeting, the idea was born. Board members had decided to tour the current Menands Union Free School District’s campus to identify spaces that showed room for improvement. This prompted a series of board retreats and subsequent conversations, Menands Superintendent Maureen Long told a crowd of local dignitaries, …