Reopening Our Schools – Updates and Information

For the latest reopening updates and information on summer meals, childcare resources and more, please visit our summer resources page.

July 31 Update: Our School Reopening Plan is now available.

Calendar

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Printable one-page 2020-21 calendar with holidays, vacations, testing days, etc.

Athletics Game Calendar

August 12, 2020
  • Board of Education Meeting
    6:00 pm-7:30 pm

August 17, 2020
  • CMS Open Doors for Incoming 6th Graders

    Tours will be given at 9 & 10 am and 1 & 2 pm. They are limited to 10 people and will be given by appointment only. To register, contact Mrs. Burwell at (518) 237-4131, ext. 2222 or at sburwell@cohoes.org.

August 18, 2020
  • CMS Open Doors for Incoming 6th Graders

    Tours will be given at 9 & 10 am and 1 & 2 pm. They are limited to 10 people and will be given by appointment only. To register, contact Mrs. Burwell at (518) 237-4131, ext. 2222 or at sburwell@cohoes.org.

August 19, 2020
  • CMS Open Doors for Incoming 6th Graders

    Tours will be given at 9 & 10 am and 1 & 2 pm. They are limited to 10 people and will be given by appointment only. To register, contact Mrs. Burwell at (518) 237-4131, ext. 2222 or at sburwell@cohoes.org.

August 20, 2020
  • CMS Open Doors for Incoming 6th Graders

    Tours will be given at 9 & 10 am and 1 & 2 pm. They are limited to 10 people and will be given by appointment only. To register, contact Mrs. Burwell at (518) 237-4131, ext. 2222 or at sburwell@cohoes.org.

August 21, 2020
  • CMS Open Doors for Incoming 6th Graders

    Tours will be given at 9 & 10 am and 1 & 2 pm. They are limited to 10 people and will be given by appointment only. To register, contact Mrs. Burwell at (518) 237-4131, ext. 2222 or at sburwell@cohoes.org.

August 26, 2020
  • Board of Education Meeting
    6:00 pm-7:30 pm

ARRIVAL/DISMISSAL TIMES

Elementary Schools

Arrival: 8:25 a.m.
Dismissal 2:50 p.m.

Middle School

Arrival: 8:05 a.m.
Dismissal: 2:49 p.m.

High School

Arrival: 8:00 a.m.
Dismissal: 2:44 p.m.

Middle School Bell Schedule

  • Period 1 – 8:10 – 8:59 a.m.
  • Period 2 – 9:02 – 9:49 a.m.
  • Period 3 – 9:52 – 10:39 a.m.
  • Period 4/5 – 10:42 – 11:29 a.m. 
  • Period 6/7 – 11:32 a.m. – 12:19 p.m.
  • Period 8/9 – 12:12 – 1:09 p.m. 
  • Period 10 – 1:12 – 1:59 p.m.
  • Period 11 – 2:02 – 2:49 p.m.

High School Bell Schedule

  • Period 1 – 7:13 – 7:57 a.m.
  • Period 2 – 8:00 – 8:44 a.m.
  • Period 3 – 8:47 – 9:31 a.m.
  • Period 4 ​​​​- 9:34 – 10:18 a.m.
  • Period 5 – 10:21 – 10:43 a.m.
  • Period 6 – 10:46 – 11:08 a.m.
  • Period 7 – 11:11 – 11:43 a.m.
  • Period 8 – 11:36 – 11:58 a.m.
  • Period 9 – 12:01 – 12:23 p.m.
  • Period 10 – 12:26 – 1:10 p.m.
  • Period 11 – 1:13 – 1:57 p.m.
  • Period 12 – 2:00 – 2:44 p.m.

Weather, Closing Announcements

Closing information is sent via an automated call, text and/or email to your home or cell phone if it is on file in the district’s student management system (Blackboard Connect/SchoolTool).

We also send a notice directly to your email account via the district’s School News Notifier (SNN) system IF you have signed up for the closings and delays notification option. Please note that due to the volume of closing notifications sent via SNN, and precautions put in place by the recipient’s email server, these notifications may not be received immediately.

School closings and delays are also announced on the following local TV and radio stations: Channel 6, Channel 9 (YNN), Channel 10, Channel 13, FOX23, WFLY (92.3 FM), WGNA (107.7 FM), WGY (810 AM), WYJB (B95.5), WRVE (99.5 FM, as well as the Times Union.

Notices will also be posted on Schoology.

It is best to rely on more than one source of information when it comes to weather-related announcements. This is particularly true in situations that involve power outages, which can affect the district’s ability to send electronic notifications. Emergency preparedness agencies have advised that residents have access to a battery-powered radio so that they can receive information if other communication channels are unavailable.

CDTA buses during school closings: The CDTA bus shuttle routes do not run if the school is closed. If there is a delay or early dismissal, the district notice from the superintendent will include whether or not buses will be running. 

Inclement weather and Committee on Special Education meetings

If you have a Committee on Special Education (CSE) meeting scheduled for a day that school is canceled or delayed, please be aware of the following information:

If school is closed:

  • All meetings and presentations, both day and evening, will be canceled.

If school is delayed 2 hours:

  • Preschool CPSE meetings will run as schedule
  • Elementary CSE meetings will begin with the 11 a.m. meeting
  • Middle School CSE meetings will begin with the 10:30 a.m. meeting
  • High School CSE meetings will begin with the 10 a.m. meeting
  • If your CSE meeting was scheduled before the times above, your meetings will be canceled and you will be notified of the rescheduled date and time
Preparing our students for success in tomorrow’s world.

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