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>>

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>>