June 5 message from Supt. Long

Dear Parents & Families:

As we wind down this extraordinary school year, I wish to share the following information and updates:


The last day of instruction for students will be Wednesday, June 17.


Final Report Cards will be sent home the week of June 15. They will be revised/modified to address the period of remote instruction for the final marking period. More detailed explanation will be included with the report cards.  


We wish to keep all learning materials in the hands of students, until the final day of classes on June 17. After that date we will want the following materials to be returned to school by each student: school issued chrome books including chargers, text books, library books, and any other materials belonging to the school/district.  Teachers are also in the process of packing up student’s personal materials that were left behind so they may be retrieved.  

To maintain the highest level of safety, and adhere to protocols around gathering and social distancing, we have arranged for drop off and pick up to occur at the same time, as follows:

  • The following dates and times have been established:
    • Wednesday, June 17, 8AM – 4PM.
    • Thursday, June 18, 8AM – 4PM
    • Friday, June 19, 8AM – 4PM
  • Please bag all items to be returned, please use one bag for each child and label it with their name, grade, and homeroom teacher.
  • During that time frame, families are asked to drive up to the “School Entrance” where you will be greeted by school personnel.
  • Remain in your vehicle.
  • If possible, wear a mask.
  • Please be patient, it will take time to collect and distribute materials in a safe and orderly manner, particularly if you have more than one child.  

In the event you will be unable to drop materials off during one of the assigned times, please contact Liz Mentiply by email at lmentiply@menands.org or by phone (518)465-4561, extension 119 so we can make other arrangements.

Thank you for your continued cooperation, patience and understanding during these unprecedented times.


Dr. Maureen A. Long