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Cohoes, NY 12047

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Jennifer Spring, Ed.D.


Character Trait of the Month
Responsibility, Dependability and Self-control


New local law makes attendance compulsory for Cohoes five year-olds

September 15, 2017—Earlier this week Governor Cuomo signed into law a bill that makes attendance for kindergarteners enrolled in school in Cohoes and Watervliet mandatory. In accordance with New York State law, school attendance is compulsory for children ages six and above. The exceptions are New York City, Syracuse, Buffalo, Rochester, Utica, Yonkers, and now Cohoes and Watervliet.

District partners with Northern Rivers to open school-based behavioral health clinic

September 8, 2017—Today in the U.S., one in five adolescents face behavioral health disorders. Statistically, in Cohoes, that’s about 200 students across the middle and high schools. To effectively support our students with these challenges, the district has partnered with Northern Rivers to open a clinic in Cohoes Middle School.

New hires in leadership roles at Cohoes High School, central office

September 6, 2017—School started today and the district is still filling the last of the vacant and new positions for the 2017-18 school year. The successful passage of the proposed budget in May established new positions, as well as some new roles for current staff. Retirements and resignations have also led to some new staff joining the district. The most significant changes and additions are outlined in the full story [...]

New grade weighting policy aims to promote student growth, achievement at Cohoes High School

August 23, 2017—During the 2016-17 school year, an academic committee met regularly to investigate grade weighting and class rank at Cohoes High School. The group examined student performance, course selections, grade point averages and grade weighting as it relates to academic rigor and class rank. The committee determined thatthose students at the top of the class would opt for easier courses [...]