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COVID consent form, health attestation, Bison Bonanza & Weekly Boost – A message from the superintendent

| December 18, 2020

Dear North Colonie Families,

I hope everyone is staying warm and safe following the storm. It’s been a very busy time in the district, with many changes and tough decisions. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of our families for their continued support and understanding as we navigate these new challenges. Please know we are doing our absolute best to give your child the best possible educational experience. Your help and cooperation throughout this time has been amazing and I want to thank you for that.

COVID Consent Form for Students

Earlier this week, we shared a COVID testing consent form that families will need to fill out by Wednesday, Dec. 23. By filling out this form, you can let the district know if you consent to having your child tested for COVID-19 should we fall into a color zone designated by the state. You can find the form and read more about testing here. Thank you to those who have already completed the form. As a reminder, we will only be testing in-person students, faculty, and staff who consent to the testing.

Health Attestation Update

While students in grades K-12 students are currently on remote learning, the district is only sending daily attestation messages to students in our self-contained special education program, since they are still learning in-person. We will resume sending attestation messages to all students on Monday, Jan. 4.

Bison Blowup Bonanza –  POSTPONED

Unfortunately, due to major snow removal needed on campus, the Bison Blowup Bonanza originally scheduled for this Saturday, Dec. 19 has been postponed until Monday, Dec. 28. 

Be sure to mark your calendars! You won’t want to miss this magical holiday drive-thru hosted by SHS Student Government. The SJHS/SHS campuses will be filled with festive inflatables and holiday lights! It will run from 5-7 p.m. and you can enter at the junior high school entrance. Please consider making a monetary donation or bringing an item for the Shaker Food Pantry. Thank you for your support!

Weekly Boost

  • Shaker High School students in the Introduction to Business I classes recently put their knowledge and skills to the test in the annual Business Cookie Challenge! The Cookie Challenge is a friendly competition where students work in teams to manage a cookie company. Read more about the challenge here.
  • After recently reading a story about a soup kitchen and the homeless, Southgate second grader Niko Spadoni and his fifth grade brother Rocco Spadoni felt the nudge to do something good. The brothers decided to put together “care bags” filled with food to pass out to the homeless. After receiving some attention on Facebook, WRGB Channel 6 reached out to do a story on the pair and their acts of kindness. You can watch it here. Great job, Niko and Rocco!

Again, thank you for your continued partnership. I hope you have a great weekend.


D. Joseph Corr
Superintendent of Schools

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