School Closed until 4/29, COVID-19 Information & Resources

Given that information related to coronavirus is a rapidly developing situation, we will use this web page to share information and resources with our families as the circumstances warrant. Time-sensitive, critical information will also be sent through Everbridge. If you are not already receiving Everbridge alerts please consider signing up. Enrollment information is located on the …

April 1 update from Supt. Long

Dear Parents/Guardians, The ongoing COVID-19/Coronavirus public health emergency has challenged us to find new ways to support our students in their journey through K-12 education. A longer than expected closure of our schools – currently through at least April 14 – means students’ at-home learning will continue for the foreseeable future. While instruction will not …

Spring Break Clarification

Dear Parent/Guardian: As you are likely aware, on March 27, Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order closing schools until at least April 15. During this time, schools are required to provide continuity of instruction, meals for students and childcare resources every weekday, including days originally part of the previously scheduled spring break. If the …

Principal search survey available through April 10

Although we are experiencing challenging times in response to the coronavirus, our Board of Education intends to recruit qualified candidates to fill the principal vacancy resulting from Mrs. Schroeder’s retirement at the end of this school year. In order to do so, the board is working with the Capital Region BOCES to conduct a confidential …

Resources for Self-Guided and Parent-Guided Learning

The ongoing COVID-19/Coronavirus public health emergency has challenged us to find new ways to support our students in their journey through K-12 education. A longer than expected closure of our schools means students’ at-home learning will continue for the foreseeable future. While instruction will not be the same as in a traditional classroom, our goal …

Virtual Multicultural Celebration runs through April 3

Like many other events and activities, we had to postpone our in-person Menands School PTA Multicultural Celebration. HOWEVER! We are excited to announce our Virtual Multicultural Celebration from March 30 to April 3! Let’s travel the world! Jacoba VandenBerg made homemade stroopwafels to celebrate the Netherlands! Here is our friend Sabhareesh (Grade 3) wearing a …

March 16 Update from Supt. Long

Dear Parents and Families:  Given the Governor’s press conference this morning, we anticipate our closure will be extended. Please be aware of the following:  Instruction: Staff were at school today planning and preparing learning materials for their students, and will return tomorrow to continue that work. Additional information will be provided tomorrow regarding accessing that …

3/13 Coronavirus Update #2: No School March 16-20

Good Evening Parent/Guardian: This is our second communication today, and a further update on the rapidly evolving situation regarding COVID-19/Coronavirus. We continue to monitor all guidance from local, state and federal agencies. At this time, there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in the school district. However, out of an abundance of caution, we are …

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