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Dedication of Ashton Jojo Memorial Sidewalk has been postponed

Due to the forecast of inclement weather, the dedication of the Ashton Jojo Memorial Sidewalk at Southgate Elementary has been postponed. The dedication will be rescheduled for sometime in the spring. Please check the website for updated information.

Voters approve $2 billion ‘Smart Schools’ bond

New York voters have approved a $2 billion bond referendum that will provide each school district with funding for new educational technology and infrastructure improvements that could also include classroom space for prekindergarten programs. »READ MORE

Students spend a 'Day in the Life of the Hudson River Estuary'

Last week, students elementary school students in the Gifted and Talented Program spent a “Day in the Life of the Hudson River Estuary,” taking samples of the water and soil at the Mayor James Cavanaugh Hudson Shores Park in Watervliet. »READ MORE

Southgate celebrates Peace Day

Southgate Elementary held its International Peace Day Celebration on Tuesday, Sept. 23.
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

Southgate Open House presentation now available

Click 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

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. » READ MORE

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. » READ MORE

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. » READ MORE


Ms. Jerri Lynne Dedrick
30 Southgate Rd.
Loudonville, NY 12211
Phone: (518) 785-6607
Fax: (518) 783-8878

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