Dear North Colonie Community,
I hope that you all had a nice Thanksgiving break. As you know, our grades 7-12 students are currently on remote learning through Tuesday, Dec. 8 and they will return to in-person learning on Wednesday, Dec. 9. I had mentioned that we would update you today if there were any updates or changes and at this time, this is still the plan. All students in grades 7-12 will return to campus for in-person learning on Wednesday, Dec. 9. Thank you all for your continued cooperation when we need to make changes on short notice. As always, the health and safety of our students is our number one priority.
North Colonie Partners with United Way to support school community
As I shared earlier this week, the North Colonie PTA Council has partnered with The United Way of the Capital Region to hold a fund drive to support our neighbors and friends. All funds raised will go directly to families and locally-supported programs, right here in our neighborhood. This will be an ongoing drive, however, we recognize the strong need to help families in our community right now, during the holiday season. Holiday donations can be made until Wednesday, Dec. 16. Please join us in this life-changing effort. You can make a donation through the United Way here and to the many of you who have already contributed, thank you for your generosity.
Watch out, Food Network! We have some award-winning bakers in our district! Our high school food services team, led by Cook Manager Brenda Rossi, recently learned that they won first place in the Dole Food Services Fruit Recipe Contest. They won the Northeast category with their winning recipe for the “fruitti-licious stuffed muffin.” The muffin is made with strawberries, pineapple, strawberry yogurt, honey, lime juice, corn bread bowls and whipped topping. The team dubbed it “Shaker High School’s answer to what happens when fruit and yogurt parfaits become ‘old news.’” Read more about the contest here.
As always, we are so proud of our food service teams at each building and all they do for our school community. They have gone above and beyond throughout the pandemic and we are very grateful for their hard work and dedication.
As COVID cases in our community continue to rise, I want to continue to remind our families to remain vigilant, wear a mask, wash your hands and avoid gatherings. I understand this is a very difficult time, but we are all in this together and we are here to help if you need it. We will get through this. Please don’t hesitate to reach out. Thank you for your continued support.
D. Joseph Corr
Superintendent of Schools