Free and Reduced-Priced Meal applications
are due by Friday, Oct. 3
If you have students that are currently
enrolled in the free and reduced meal program and have not yet
completed an application for the 2014-15 school year, you must
do so by Friday, Oct. 3.
If a new application is not completed by this deadline, students
will be moved to full paid status and will no longer receive
free or reduced price meals. Assistance is available throughout
the school year to those who qualify for free and reduced meals.
If your financial status has changed, you may want to consider
here to download an application and income guidelines for
If you need assistance completing the form please call the food
service office at 785-8591.
Southgate celebrates Peace Day
Southgate Elementary held its
International Peace Day Celebration on Tuesday, Sept.
This year’s theme was “See Something, Do Something.
What’s Your Superpower?” and will be continued in
activities/events sponsored by the School Success Team
throughout the school year. »READ MORE
AND VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY
A letter from Superintendent D.
Joseph Corr regarding student safety
As there have been reports of strangers
approaching children in the areas of Blue Creek and Forts
Ferry elementary schools, I am encouraging all parents
throughout the district to remind their children to be safe
and vigilant as they walk to and from school, bus stops and
their homes. »READ MORE
Health departments provide advice on
preventing the spread of Enterovirus D68
As you may be aware from recent media
coverage, several states in the Midwest reported clusters of
a respiratory illness known as Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68)
affecting children and others over the last few weeks. The
North Colonie Central School District is providing
information from the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC) and the New York State Department of Health
(DOH) to help parents and community members become better
informed about the illness and to help prevent the spread of
the illness. »READ MORE
North Colonie students’ artwork on
The artwork of many North Colonie
Central School District students will be on display at the
K. Sanford Colonie Town Library through the end of
September. »READ MORE
Southgate Open House presentation
here to view the presentation given at the Southgate
Elementary Open House [PDF].
Superintendent D. Joseph Corr
welcomes parents to the 2014-2015 school year
Click here to read a welcome letter from North Colonie
Superintendent of Schools D. Joseph Corr to parents of
kindergarten and elementary students [PDF].
Parental requests of APPR scores
All parents/guardians will have the
right to obtain Annual Professional Performance Review
(APPR) quality ratings and composite effectiveness scores
for their child’s current year’s teacher(s) and principal(s)
once the scores are officially available and in accordance
with state law. North Colonie plans to provide parents with
the scores beginning on October 17, the date by which the
final scores are due to New York State. »READ MORE
Summer Reading & Math Projects
2014-15 supply lists now available
Download your child's supply list
for the 2014-15 school year. *Note: In addition, this
year, there is an addition to each supply list for the
computer lab: Headphones for computer use (should be
light weight and in a large ziplock bag with child’s
Welcome to Kindergarten Book
How Parents Can Help Kids Shift Their
Learning To The Common Core
You may not agree with it, and there is
certainly controversy associated with them, but today
students are studying math and English – language arts under
a new set of standards. Any changes designed to improve
schooling, no matter how perfectly conceived, need parent
involvement to succeed.
Drop off procedures
If you are dropping your child off,
please keep in mind that no cars will be allowed in the
front circle between 7:55 and 8:15 a.m. as students arrive.
Students are to be dropped off at the lower circle during
this time. Any student arriving after 8:15 a.m. must
be signed in with the main office by an adult.
Absent/Tardy - What to do?
It is very important that we are able to
account for students. When a child does not come to school and a
parent has not called to report the absence, we become concerned
about the safety of the child. »
Tips for parents from the school nurse
A child who is sick will not be able to perform
well in school and is likely to spread the
illness to other children and staff. We suggest
making a plan for childcare ahead of time so you
will not be caught without a comforting place
for your child to stay if he/she is ill.