NCCSD Announces Half Days for June 18 and 20 Due to Extreme Heat in Weather Forecast

In anticipation of extreme heat this week and its impact on health and safety in schools, the North Colonie School District will have half days for grades K-8 on Tuesday, June 18, and Thursday, June 20. Schools are closed on Wednesday, June 19 in observance of Juneteenth and there is already a half day scheduled for Friday, June 21.

The current weather forecast shows temperatures in the mid- to high-90s, and as high as 97 degrees on some days between Tuesday and Friday. Heat indices or the “real feel” temperature is expected to be well above 100 degrees on both Tuesday and Thursday which has prompted a Heat Advisory for Latham, NY.

While we recognize that it can be difficult for families to adjust schedules, the safety of our students and staff is always our top priority. Dismissing early on these days will allow students to get home before the temperatures rise to their highest points. In temperatures like these, classrooms can become unsafe and the potential for heat-related illnesses including heat exhaustion and heat stroke increases.

Dismissal Times:

Shaker Middle School: 11:15 AM

Elementary Buildings:  12:15 PM

The last day of regular classes at Shaker High School was last Thursday. Arrangements have been made so that students can take their Regents and Local Exams in air-conditioned spaces.

Regents Exams:

Regents and Local Exams will go on as scheduled. The administration of Regents Exams will take place in air conditioned spaces.  Final June Regents packet. Transportation will be provided for students taking Regents Exams. Buses will depart Shaker High School at 10:15am, 11:15am (SMS), 2:15pm and 3:00pm. 

Food Services:

Breakfast will be served in all schools on Tuesday (6/18) and Thursday (6/20). Lunch will not be served. 


  • CYC after-school care has been cancelled for Tuesday (6/18), Thursday (6/20) and Friday (6/21).
  • CYC UPK housed in the Goodrich Building will be operating on a regular schedule with the exception of Wednesday’s holiday. Students will be kept in the air-conditioned classrooms and will also have indoor recess.