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An update from the superintendent – March 17

| March 17, 2020

Dear North Colonie Families:

At this time, there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in the North Colonie Central School District; however, as you are most likely aware, Governor Cuomo has closed schools in our region for a two-week period beginning Wednesday, March 18. With this extended closure, we know that there are many families who may be worried about items that were left in school. Accordingly, each of our school buildings will be open on Friday, March 20 from 9-11 a.m. for students/guardians to retrieve necessary supplies. All visitors to the building must enter through the main office and sign in. School nurses will be present if parents need to pick up medications from the health office.

School buildings will close immediately after the pick-up period on Friday and will not open again until after the two-week closure. Additionally, based on advice from the Albany County Department of Health, all playgrounds are not to be used.  The district fields, tracks, and tennis courts are available, but please be mindful of the call for social distancing.  

If you have a student in grades K-4 and need to borrow a Chromebook from the district, we have a process to make those available to you.  If you would like to reserve a Chromebook, please fill out this form by noon on Thursday, March 19. Those who reserve Chromebooks will be able to pick them up at Shaker High School on Friday, March 20 at times that will be pre-arranged with and shared by our Director of Technology.

Students/guardians should get any materials they may need from their school on Friday, March 20. All of our buildings will be closed to public access as of Saturday, March 21 and will remain closed to outside parties so that we may further clean and sanitize our buildings to ensure that they are safe and secure. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we work through these extraordinary times.

Sincerely,

D. Joseph Corr
Superintendent

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