Dear North Colonie Families,
I want to thank you for your continued support as we work diligently for all of our students. I am in awe of the creativity that our students and staff members have shown since our school closing.
We will continue to send you updates and new information as it becomes available. Please read the important information below.
AP Exam Information
The College Board, which administers Advanced Placement (AP) exams nationwide, has announced that it will conduct online exams for the 2019-20 school year. The exam content will only cover material taught through early March.
This will ensure that students currently enrolled in an AP course and who pass the course will still receive college credit.
The AP tests will be administered as 45-minute online free-response exams at home. Students will be able to take the streamlined exams on any device they have access to—computer, tablet or smartphone, according to The College Board. Taking a photo of handwritten work will also be an option.
Beginning Wednesday, March 25, students and teachers can attend free, live AP review courses, delivered by AP teachers from across the country. These mobile-friendly classes are:
- Designed to be used alongside work that may be given by schools.
- Will be recorded and available on-demand so teachers and students can access them any time.
- Will focus on reviewing the skills and concepts from the first 75% of the course.
Students in need of mobile tools or connectivity can contact The College Board.
Child Care for Essential Personnel
The Colonie Youth Center (CYC) is working with the North and South Colonie School Districts to provide childcare for your children, grades K-6. This full day program will be located at the Rudy A. Ciccotti Family Recreation Center at 30 Aviation Rd in Colonie.
Initial registration will include Wednesday, March 25 – Friday, April 3, and will be extended as directed. The cost is $40 per day per child. Lunches will be provided by the school districts and snacks will be provided by CYC. The structured program will run from 7am-5pm and include self-directed educational time, arts and crafts, and gym time. There will be no access to the aquatic center. Electronic devices are permissible; Wi-Fi will be available.
Transportation is not provided. Subsidized care is not available at this time.
For more information, visit https://www.colonieyouthcenter.org/programs-services/before-after-school/. To complete an application, visit http://www.123formbuilder.com/form-5347757/form.
Board Meeting and Budget Committee Meeting on Wednesday, March 25
Please note the Board of Education meeting originally scheduled for Monday, March 23 has been moved to Wednesday, March 25 and will be held with the regularly-scheduled Budget Committee meeting. The meetings begin at 7 p.m.
Following CDC guidelines, these meetings will NOT be open to public attendance, but we will share a livestream link with the community on Wednesday morning. The link will also be located on the district homepage.
Virtual Spirit Week
This week, we’re hosting a virtual spirit week on our district social media platforms! Each day has a different theme and you can learn more about them here. Be sure to participate and use the hashtag #NCSpiritWeek when sharing. We can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with each day!
As always, I am proud of our district and cannot thank you enough for your support. We make a great team.
Superintendent of Schools