District calls on school community to take action, work together to reduce chronic absenteeism

October 27, 2016—On Thursday, October 20, the Cohoes City School District launched its “Every Minute Matters” attendance movement to engage and motivate parents, students, staff and the greater Cohoes community to reduce chronic absenteeism across the district. Chronic absenteeism is defined as missing 10 percent of the school year. That’s 18 or more days, and last year in Cohoes 470 students in grades K-12 were chronically absent. read the full story>>

How we communicate weather-related announcements

October 27, 2016—Today's snow showers are a great reminder of the many ways we communicate weather-related announcements, whether it is a closing, delay or early dismissal! Cancellations, delays or early dismissals are posted on a number of district accounts include the website, Facebook and Twitter. We also send the information to all local news outlets, use School News Notifier and our Blackboard Connect all-call system. read the full story>>

Cohoes City School District awaiting water test results

September 28, 2016—Cohoes elementary students will soon be learning about engineering and related career choices thanks to a grant recently won by the Capital Region BOCES in partnership with four districts. Selected teachers in grades 3 and 5 at Bethlehem, Cohoes, Schenectady and Watervliet school districts will receive professional development in the engineering design process [...] read the full story>>

Tree planted outside Cohoes High School in memory of Brittany Knight

October 3, 2016—Family, friends, students and staff gathered outside Cohoes High School on Monday afternoon to honor Brittany Knight, whose tragic death last June rocked the community and fueled a call for action to improve pedestrian safety when crossing 787 in Cohoes. “Brittany was a vibrant young lady who was full of energy,” said Becky Leach, high school social worker. read the full story>>