New Parent Cafés aim to connect families to schools

January 3, 2017—Superintendent Jennifer Spring, Ed.D. is now hosting a monthly coffee hour for families in the district. The goal of the cafés, at various locations throughout the city, is to bridge the gap between home and school, on the family’s time and in their neighborhood. “For some of our families, getting to the school building can be a challenge,” said Brittany Hunt, the district’s new parent liaison. read the full story>>

Cohoes wins state prek grant for three year-olds, enrollment opens Nov. 28

November 21, 2016The Cohoes City School District has received another New York State Education Dept. (NYSED) prekindergarten grant, this time for 36 three year-olds living in the City of Cohoes. The district will add two classrooms (18 students each) of three year-olds to the UPK program offered in collaboration with the Cohoes Community Center. read the full story>>

Water testing results in Cohoes schools

November 7, 2016—In September 2016, a state law went into effect that requires all public school districts in New York to test water for lead. The law requires school districts to sample all water outlets currently or potentially used for drinking or cooking purposes in buildings that may be occupied by students and to submit those samples to a state-approved lab for analysis.  Test results are posted here>>

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

October 27, 2016—On Thursday, Oct. 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 were chronically absent. read the full story>>