A holiday message from Superintendent Corr

Please view a short video message from Supt. Corr

Dear North Colonie Families,

As we come to a close on 2020, I want to take this opportunity to thank you once again for your support throughout this difficult year. We have been challenged and we have overcome many obstacles, and through it all we have stuck together as a community. Without your support, we would not have gotten this far. Thank you for all you have done, all you do, and all you will continue to do. I hope you are all able to find some time to relax and recharge during this holiday break.

As we head into the break, I want to share some good news with you. Two North Colonie students were recently recognized in the Capital District 2020 Chopin Competition, a prestigious regional piano competition. SHS junior Minyi Chen was named the Chopin Master Winner, and Sixth Grade Southgate student Adam Judson was named Chopin Novice Runner-Up. Their performances can be viewed here and they are amazing! Congratulations, Minyi and Adam!

I know I continue to say this and I don’t think I can say it enough – I encourage you all to remain vigilant throughout the holiday break. Please be mindful of gatherings, wearing masks and continue to practice social distancing. How we all live our lives outside of school greatly impacts what happens inside our school buildings. We are looking forward to seeing our students back in-person on January 4 and we believe that if we all stay vigilant throughout the break, we will be able to do so. 

In the event we receive any positive cases over the break, we will not send daily updates. Instead, we will send a recap of any cases on Monday, Jan. 4, similar to what we did over the Thanksgiving break. I know there has been a great deal of communication from my office since the beginning of the school year, and I do not want to overwhelm you with more emails during the holiday season. Of course, if anything pressing arises, we will be in touch.

Once again, thank you for your partnership, your faith in us, and your support as we have navigated through this difficult time. While this holiday season may look different for us all this year, I sincerely hope you are still able to find some peace and joy. Let’s hope we can all turn the page for a healthier and happier new year.

Happy Holidays,

D. Joseph Corr
Superintendent of Schools