Notification of COVID case involving Van Schaick Grade School

The district learned Thursday of one COVID case in the Van Schaick Grade School community. The individual has not been in the building this school year, so contact tracing measures were not necessary. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other privacy laws restrict the district from disclosing or confirming any personally identifiable …

Form available to change learning model preference for Q2

As the district prepares for the second quarter of the school year, we would like to give families the option to update their selection for the model of instruction that best meets the needs of their children. If you are looking to continue your child in his/her current learning model i.e. fully virtual, hybrid (CMS/CHS), …

Dr. Spring announces retirement as Cohoes superintendent, effective Dec. 1

Dr. Jennifer Spring resigned for the purposes of retirement Friday from her position as superintendent of schools, effective Dec. 1. In a letter sent to staff, Spring indicated that it was her intention to retire at the end of the school year. However, citing the district’s potential budget shortfall due to a reduction in state …

Virtual meetings on reopening set for August 18, 19 & 20

District leaders are set to host a series of virtual forums next week to review our reopening plan and address questions from our school community. A meeting with staff will be held on Monday, August 17. Meetings open to the entire school community will be held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. They’re scheduled at various times …

First day of school changed to Sept. 9; more reopening discussions scheduled

Please note that the first day of school for Cohoes students in grades 1-12 has been changed to Wednesday, September 9. It was originally scheduled for Tuesday, September 8, but that day will now be utilized as a Superintendent Conference Day to allow our staff additional time to prepare for the reopening of our schools. …

Reopening plan summary released; virtual discussions set for July 28

Dear Cohoes Families, The Cohoes City School District Reopening Committee will hold a series of virtual panel discussions to provide an update on our reopening plan, gather feedback, and answer questions. Meetings with staff will be held on Monday, July 27. Meetings with students and parents will be held on Tuesday, July 28. Student Panel …

Details for CMS Promotion Events

Virtual Promotion Cohoes Middle School’s virtual 8th grade promotion ceremony will be held on Wednesday, June 17 at 6 p.m. A link to join the event will be made available on Schoology to 8th graders and their families. Promotional Walk Through CMS’s Promotional Walk Through is set for Thursday, June 18 from 5-7 p.m. 8th …

Q&A on absentee ballot process

How – and why – is this year’s budget vote changing? On May 1, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that this year’s budget vote and board of election would take place exclusively by absentee ballot in June, instead of the traditional mid-May date because of concerns about the coronavirus public health crisis. Instead …

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