First day of school moved to Sept. 14; more reopening discussions scheduled

The first day of school for Menands students has been changed to Monday, September 14. It was originally scheduled for Tuesday, September 8, but Tuesday through Friday that week will now be utilized as a Superintendent Conference Days to allow our staff additional time to prepare for the reopening of our schools.

Please review our 2020-21 snapshot calendar, which includes all dates on which school will not be in session.

Reopening Discussions

District leaders have scheduled two additional virtual panel discussions to answer questions and provide information to our families about reopening. 

  • Monday, August 17 at 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 20 at 6 p.m.

Links to attend the meetings will be made available on our website and sent by School Messenger and Everbridge. Questions and comments about the district’s reopening plan can be sent to