Plans for Federal Relief Aid

In response to the needs brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Menands Union Free School District has been allocated $406,833 in CRRSA funding and $802,041 in ARPA funding. This one-time stimulus funding will be used to ensure students academic and social-emotional needs are met in a safe environment, in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. …

Upcoming Fall Activities

The Menands School community is excited to announce our upcoming fall activities. To learn more, please read the notices below. 2021 Menands School Pumpkin Run Oct. 18-Oct. 29 The Menands School students are excited for the 2021 Menands School Pumpkin Run! The Run is a running race that will be completed during your child’s physical …

Fall clubs and sports

Menands School is excited to reinstate some extracurricular clubs and sports, on a limited basis, for Grades 3-8. The first trimester runs until Dec. 10. Club offerings occur after school for one hour and bus transportation home is available. The club offerings are intended to maximize opportunities for students at all grade levels while adhering …

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 …

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