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Forts Ferry
Elementary

Welcome to Forts Ferry – Home of the Lions!

The arrival bell rings at 8:40 a.m., and students arriving by bus or being dropped off enter the building. Students who are located in the “walk zone” are to walk to the school’s main entrance no earlier than this time. There is no supervision before school for those who are not directly part of the Colonie Youth Center’s Before/After School Program. The official academic day at Forts Ferry is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Since we are encouraging independence in our students, parents and/or guardians who walk their child(ren) to school are asked to say their “good-byes” in the foyer of the main entrance. If a student arrives to school after the official arrival period after 8:50 a.m., a parent or guardian will need to walk the student into school and report to the main office. At the end of the school day, dismissal by bus and parent pick-up begins at 3:15 p.m. Students walking home are dismissed prior to the buses being loaded for the ride home.

Forts Ferry NEWS

‘Paint and Snack’ event to support Shaker High School’s Gold Card Committee

All North Colonie families are invited to attend a ‘Paint and Snack’ event on Friday, Nov. 8 from 6-8 p.m. […]

| October 31, 2019

FAQs regarding change in school start times

Below is a list of frequently asked questions and answers in response to the district announcement of the change in […]

| October 23, 2019

Dr. Randy Cale to present “Teaching Kids to Listen, Have Respect & Do Their Work” on Oct. 28

SAVE THE DATE! On Monday, Oct. 28, the Elementary School Counseling Department is sponsoring “Teaching Kids to Listen, Have Respect […]

| October 7, 2019

RPI to host “Exploring Engineering Day” for students in grades 3-5

The School of Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) invites parents/guardians and their children in grades 3 to 5 to […]

| October 4, 2019

District to hold early release day on Friday, Oct. 11

Dear parents/guardians, Regulations from the Commissioner of Education require school districts to conduct annual drills to exercise their school emergency […]

| September 26, 2019
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