eNews, Updates and Reminders (March 31)

Dear Parents, Guardians and Caregivers, 

Before we head into Spring recess, we have a few updates and reminders to share including the food distribution schedule tomorrow which will include your child's meals for the recess.  

Meal boxes for virtual students can be picked up on Thursday, April 1 as follows.   The meal boxes that you pick up tomorrow will include meals until your next regularly scheduled pick-up time after recess.  

April 1 Pick-Up Locations and Times

Morning and Afternoon Options
Keane Elementary School

9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 
3:45 - 5:30 p.m.
Schenectady High School
9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
3:45 - 6 p.m.
Central Park Middle School
3:45 - 5:30 p.m.
Mont Pleasant Middle School
3:45 - 5:30 p.m.
Oneida Middle School
3:45 - 5:30 p.m.
Paige Elementary School

3:45 - 5:30 p.m.
Van Corlaer Elementary School
3:45 - 5:30 p.m.

There will not be any meals distributed during the week of Spring Recess, April 2 - 9.  Meals for recess week must be picked up on April 1.  

Hybrid meal pick-up will resume on Monday, April 12.
Virtual meal pick-up will resume on Wednesday, April 14.  The regular schedule that will resume after recess is posted online here

2021 NYS Assessment Information for Students in Grades 3-8

New York State Testing for students in grades 3-8 is coming up.  We are required to administer only Session 1 of ELA, math and science exams.

The assessments must be administered to any students who attend in-person including hybrid students and those who attend a learning pod.   More information here regarding students who attend in person, including the testing schedule.

Since all state assessments must be administered on-site, in-person, students who attend school all remotely/virtually are not required to take the assessments.  Parents of virtual students, however, can opt for their child to participate by completing an online form by April 19.   More information here regarding virtual students including testing schedule. 

Board of Education Budget Meeting
There is a board of education budget meeting scheduled for this evening at 7 p.m.  The meeting will be held virtually.  
Connect here
Username: meet@apps.schenectady.k12.ny.us
Password:  Schenectady2020 (be sure the S is capitalized)

Update on the Superintendent Search
Last Friday, School Board President John Foley announced that the board of education was not successful in reaching a mutual contract agreement with the candidate for superintendent.  The board of education will meet this evening to discuss next steps.  Updates on the superintendent search will be posted here. 

Schenectady County Food Resources
Please remember that if your family is in need of assistance with food, the Food Pantries for the Capital District is available to you and will make a free delivery of food to you.  Call 518-458-1167.  The flyer and more information is posted here. 

We also have a list of Food Pantries and Food Resources posted on our website here.

Spring Recess
There is no school April 2 - April 9.
Have a relaxing and enjoyable recess.  We will miss you and look forward to seeing your child on April 12. 

Strong Girls U with Union College Athletes
Strong Girls U is a free program held virtually on Fridays from 3:15 - 4:15 p.m. April 2 through May 7.  Each week, girls are led through activities focused on movement, mental skills, and mentorship.  Download the flyer here.    To sign up, go here.  

An inspiring and great way to finish out the week is to read this article that was printed in the Times Union on March 29 about Schenectady High School graduate Niya Hope-Glenn.  

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