Dear North Colonie Community,
When our district transitioned to remote learning on Dec. 8 until Dec. 17, we told families that we would update them today on our schooling plans for Dec. 18-23. Due to the number of active cases and the amount of students and staff members quarantined, all students in grades K-12 will remain fully remote through Wednesday, Dec. 23. We will return to in-person learning on Monday, Jan. 4. We will update families if this changes.
Students in the full-day self-contained special education programs will remain in person through Wednesday, Dec. 23.
Please know that this is an incredibly difficult decision and it was made in consultation with the Albany County Department of Health. We know how important it is to have our students in school and we would love nothing more than to end the calendar year with them. Unfortunately, at this time, this is the only decision for the district due to staffing shortages. It is simply not possible for us to invite our students back with the number of individuals in quarantine.
Meals will be available to students in need during this remote learning period. If your child is in need of meals, they can be picked up on Monday, Dec. 21 and Wednesday, Dec. 23 behind Blue Creek Elementary School or behind Shaker High School from 8-8:45 a.m. If you need meals delivered, or if you have any questions, please reach out to Food Service Director Lisa Ostrowski at email@example.com.
As always, thank you for your understanding during this time. Please reach out with any questions. We are all in this together.
D. Joseph Corr
Superintendent of Schools