New travel guidelines take effect April 1

As we approach our spring recess (Apr. 2-9), we encourage our school community to continue following all COVID safety guidelines – wearing masks, socially distancing and avoiding large gatherings. In regard to travel, Governor Cuomo announced earlier this month that domestic travelers will no longer be required to quarantine after entering New York from another …

Abram Lansing and Harmony Hill raise big money for Kids Heart Challenge

Abram Lansing Elementary School and Harmony Hill School have combined to raise nearly $3,700 for the Kids Heart Challenge. The challenge is an annual event where students learn about heart health while helping others by raising money for the American Heart Association. Abram Lansing’s fundraising efforts ended recently with a grand total of $2,604 collected. …

Cohoes junior will not let blindness stop him from becoming a diesel mechanic

One would think it is virtually impossible to repair an engine without seeing it, but don’t tell Jeremy Mayville that. The Cohoes High School junior is adamant that he will fulfill his dream of one day earning a living as a diesel mechanic and he chose the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School to …

Updated District-wide School Safety Plan with Pandemic Plan

At its March 24, 2021 meeting, the Cohoes Board of Education approved an updated version of the District-wide School Safety Plan that includes a Communicable Disease/Pandemic Continuity of Operations Plan. The safety plan has been developed to meet the requirements of subsection (2)(m) of Education Law §2801-a, which requires public employers to prepare a plan …

Form available to change K-8 learning model preference for Q4

As the Cohoes City School District prepares for the fourth quarter of the school year, we would like to give K-8 families the option to update their instruction model that best meets the needs of their children. Google Form to change Q4 learning model preference By submitting this form and changing your learning preference, you …

Elementary classrooms host virtual visits from local professionals

Cohoes elementary schools are celebrating National Career Week (Mar. 1-5) by hosting virtual presentations from professionals in a wide variety of careers. The opportunity was offered in partnership with Junior Achievement of Northeastern New York, an organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for …

“Quarantine Fairy” featured on news for new venture

Harmony Hill 5th grader Josie Parker, aka the “Quarantine Fairy,” was featured Thursday on Spectrum News for a brand new project: a birthday food drive. See the story on the Spectrum News website. Josie has collected several boxes of food and raised more than $1,000 for the Connect Center for Youth backpack program. Here’s how …

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