School Buildings Closed Through End of the Academic Year
On Friday, May 1, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that school closure is extended through the end of the academic year. During this time, we will continue to provide for continuity of learning, student support, meals for students in need and, through our work with regional partners, childcare resources. Although school buildings are closed, we are very much here for our students, staff and community.
Our teachers have been collaborating to create instructional resources that students can use while school is closed. We are introducing new instruction, using a simplified grading system, and using a variety of methods for teaching and learning.
- Latest Virtual Learning Session Guidance for Families, April 27-May 15
- June and August Regents Exams Have Been Cancelled
Meals for Students in Need
We are continuing to distribute meals for students in need as took place during the closure through the end of June on Mondays between 9 a.m. and noon at Niskayuna High School. We are also currently gathering resources and information for summer feeding programs in our area to share with families. More details
Assistance with Technology & If You Need a Device
If you need technology support or if you do not have a device for your child to work on, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (518) 598-2218 so we can help. Comprehensive Technology Support Site
The region’s schools are sharing childcare resources for essential workers and others in need. More Information
Equity & COVID-19
We define equity as our commitment to ensuring that all students are able to fully access educational experiences and services in our schools – and eliminating barriers to this. All of this takes on a new meaning in a time when our homes have become workspaces, when learning is almost exclusively digital and we are not together at school. Read more: “What do we mean by equity? Consider the COVID-19 experience”
Support is Available
This is a challenging and situation for all, and we want students and families to know that support is available – from contacting school counselors and social workers to assistance and help lines from other agencies. More information
- All school playgrounds, fields and athletic fields are closed until further notice.
- School Board meetings are taking place via videoconference only with a public livestream for the time being.
- If you are not a district parent/guardian, you can sign-up to receive notices from the district through our School Messenger system.