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Elementary School Assignments

It is my pleasure to welcome you and your child to the North Colonie Central School District. We are proud of our schools and all that they have to offer your family. Whether you are a long-time area resident just registering your first kindergarten child or a new arrival to the area, we look forward to beginning our partnership which will lay a strong foundation for your child’s academic, social and emotional growth.

I would like to let you know that in the last year the rapid and increased construction in the northern part of the North Colonie School District resulted in an overflow situation, impacting the means by which will be assigning students to our elementary schools.

  • For families who are registering children who have older siblings already in one of our elementary schools, those children will be assigned to the same school as their older siblings. These building placements will be discussed during the registration process.
  • For families without older siblings, we will be working with our transportation office to identify “swing zones,” where students from the same neighborhood would go to an adjacent elementary school. These zones are determined based on clusters of students and routing that will allow the students to have the shortest bus ride possible and will also allow children to be in buildings with other friends from the neighborhood. These building placements will not be finalized until August 1.

While this news may be understandably concerning to you, we take great pride in the fact that no matter what elementary school our students attend, North Colonie provides a high quality, equitable education for every child. All of our elementary schools provide a curriculum that prepares our youngest learners for success academically, socially, and emotionally throughout their entire educational experience within the district.

Our lines of communication are always open if you wish to reach out. We appreciate your understanding and support as we work through our new process of building assignments.

 

D. Joseph Corr
Superintendent of Schools