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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

Board of Education adopts 2021-22 school calendar

At its regular meeting on March 22, the Board of Education adopted the 2021-22 school calendar. The important dates are […]

| March 24, 2021

On Hand Coping Support for The Loss of Southgate Teacher, Peter Mravlja

Dear North Colonie Families, Our hearts are heavy with the loss of our teacher and dear friend, Peter Mravlja. This […]

| March 7, 2021

Trees to be removed and replaced at Forts Ferry

Dear North Colonie families, Earlier this year, it was confirmed that several of the existing Austrian pine trees along Forts […]

| March 3, 2021
North Colonie partners with United Way to raise funds for school community

North Colonie partners with United Way to raise funds for school community

Dec. 21 UPDATE: Thank you North Colonie! We couldn’t have done this without you! You raised $15,945 for our holiday […]

| December 2, 2020

VIDEO: Forts Ferry Call Out – November 2020

Please take some time to watch the Forts Ferry Call Out Video for November.

| November 25, 2020
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