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About Shaker Middle School

Welcome to Shaker Middle School – Home of the Bison!

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Announcements | School Hours | Attendance | Code of Conduct | SMS Concert Schedule | Student Handbook | Supply Lists | Chromebooks


Each morning during the school year, we provide daily announcements. Be sure to check in each day to check in each day to stay updated with the most recent announcements from Shaker Middle School.

School Hours

Homeroom begins at 8:05 a.m. Period 1 starts at 8:19 a.m. Dismissal is at 3 p.m.

Bell Schedule
Period 18:19-8:59
Period 29:03-9:43
Period 39:47-10:27
Period 410:31-11:11
Period 5 A11:15-11:35Lunch 1
Period 5 B11:38-11:58Lunch 2
Period 6 A12:02-12:22Lunch 3
Period 6 B12:25-12:45Lunch 4
Period 7 A12:49-1:09Lunch 5
Period 7 B1:12-1:32Lunch 6
Period 81:36-2:16
Period 92:20-3:00
(2023-2024 Shaker Middle School Bell Schedule)
Absences, Late Arrivals and Early Dismissals

If your child is going to be absent, late, or picked up early, please call or email your child’s hall secretary as soon as possible. Below you will find the attendance email and phone numbers for each hall.

To report absences, late arrivals, or early dismissals for Algonquin and Skylight Halls:

Email: SMSASAttendance@nccsk12.org
Call: (518) 785-1341 EXT 4530

To report absences, late arrivals, or early dismissals for Haystack and Wright Halls:

Email: SMSHWAttendance@nccsk12.org
Call: (518) 785-1341 EXT 4536

To reach the nurses office, call: (518) 785-1341 EXT 4544 or 4510

You may also use the Google form link to report partial or full-day absences:
Use this form to report each day that your child will be absent from school for any reason.

Drop off and Pick up INSTRUCTIONS and Video

When dropping off, we request that you do so at the high school. When you enter the high school entrance, move into, and stay in, the designated drop-off lane. Follow the drop-off traffic through and exit the high school onto 155. Children should be dropped off only in a marked walk area. (Only students that have large sports equipment, instruments or are non-ambulatory should be dropped off at the middle school.)

When picking up your child, you will need to use the Middle School Entrance.

  • Parents will enter campus via the Middle School Entrance
  • Once on the Shaker Middle School campus, enter into the designated pick up loop which corresponds to your child’s hall. You will see signs directing you through the parking lot with the hall labeled and color coded by the hall’s locker color.
  • Please follow any staff directives as they are there to help to ensure safety and keep the traffic flowing.
  • Once parked please stay at your vehicle with it running

We request that your child take the bus if possible. That is the safest way to get to school and it would cut down on morning traffic and afternoon. If you do plan to transport your child, please follow the clearly marked drop-off and pick-up traffic pattern.

PLease click here to review the Parking lot directions for pick up Video
This is an image of a map of the middle school parking lot
Code of Conduct

View the district’s policy on Student Conduct and Discipline (5300)

Student Handbook

View the Shaker Middle School Student Handbook.

Supply Lists

View the 2023-24 Supply Lists

1:1 Chromebook

As 21st century learners, our students have grown up with technology as an integral part of their daily lives. As part of the district’s responsibility to continually prepare students for their futures, we believe enhancing our classrooms and expanding our instructional repertoire with technology is a great way to support teaching and learning. As a result, we have a 1:1 Chromebook program at North Colonie Central Schools for students in grades 3-12 using G-Suite and other applications to help meet the ISTE Standards for Students.

Instructional Technology for Parents/Guardians

Shaker Middle School

475 Watervliet-Shaker Rd. Latham, NY 12110
Phone: (518) 785 -1341
Fax: (518) 783 – 8877

Principal: Davis Chamberlain