No school Thursday, Friday
reminder that all City School District of Albany students will be
off from school this Thursday and Friday.
All district schools and
offices will be closed Thursday in observance of Rosh Hashana.
Friday is a staff professional development day; district
administrative offices will be open.
Early registration deadline Wednesday
for second Falcon 5K and Fun Run/Walk
Discounted early registration is available
through Wednesday for the Albany Booster Club Falcon 5K and Fun Run/Walk.
The second annual event
will be held this Sunday in Washington Park.
You can register online or by regular mail (early entries must be
postmarked by Sept. 24). All are invited to participate in this fun
community event to help celebrate the start of a healthy and
productive new school year!
Visit our District News section for more information.
Re-Imagining Albany High School
Board studies plan for major renovation
City School District of Albany Board of Education is considering a
plan for major renovations at Albany High School that would cut tens
of millions of dollars off of estimates for earlier designs and
significantly reduce the impact on taxpayers.
The seven-year renovation project the district’s
design partners outlined at the board’s Sept. 18 meeting would cost
$199 million or less. That is at least $22 million-$44 million less
than the first preliminary concepts the board reviewed in July.
visit our Re-Imagining Albany High School section for more
information about the project and the significantly reduced
potential tax impact on homeowners.
The board will revisit the plan at its Oct. 2 meeting at Sheridan
State issues health advisory regarding
The New York State Department of Health has issued
an advisory related to enterovirus EV-D68, a serious respiratory illness
that has been confirmed in more than a dozen children in New York state.
There currently are no confirmed cases involving Albany children.
This virus can cause severe
respiratory illness in children, especially those with asthma and other
chronic respiratory conditions, sometimes resulting in hospitalization.
Please visit our
Health Services section for more information
and links to helpful resources.
Droves of dads
turn out to support education
More than 1,000 fathers and father figures flocked
to City School District of Albany schools on Tuesday in a show of
support for their children’s education.
They took part in “Dads
Take Your Child to School Day,” a state and national effort to encourage
men to be more active in their children’s schooling.
Albany High students
earn achievement honors
The University at Albany honored 37 Albany High School seniors Sept. 13
with the university's 2014 Multicultural High School
The award recognizes and rewards outstanding multicultural
students in the greater Capital Region. Albany High had by far the
most number of award-winners among the 268 students chosen from 62
Free breakfast, lunch for all district students
All City School District
of Albany students are eligible to receive a free breakfast and lunch
each day at their school during the 2014-15 school year.
That's because all district schools have been
approved to take part in
the Community Eligibility Provision, a program available through the
National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program.
program allows any district student to receive one complete breakfast
and one complete lunch at no charge (although extra food or milk is an
extra cost). (MORE)
Statewide campaign stars district kids
This fall, seven City School District of
Albany students will help spread an important message to families
throughout New York state: School attendance counts.
The students star in the
“Every Student Present” campaign of the New York State Council on
Children and Families, which kicked off Sept. 10 at Thomas O’Brien
Academy of Science and Technology (TOAST).
Click here to see a CBS 6
story about the project.
The students attend
Delaware Community School and TOAST. (Pictured above unveiling
posters with their faces are Delaware Community School fifth-grader
Selina Lora and TOAST third-grader Edward Foster.) (MORE)
Calendar celebrates extraordinary students
Some of the faces in this year's calendar might
look familiar. One might belong to a neighbor, a friend or a kid who
shoveled your driveway last winter. Perhaps you saw another compete on
the field or perform onstage.
They are the faces of your community. And they are
the faces of exceptional students in the City School District of
Contact state with STAR questions
denied a School Tax Relief (STAR) exemption should contact the state
Department of Tax and Finance if they want to challenge the
The phone number is 457-2036.
Tax and Finance officials have informed more
than 1,200 Albany taxpayers that they won’t receive a STAR exemption
in their school tax bills because they failed to meet registration
New immunization rules effective for 2014-15
The New York State Health Department has
changed the frequency and type of immunizations that children must have
in order to attend school in 2014-15.
State law requires districts to deny
admitting children to school if their family cannot prove they
received or are in the process of receiving required immunizations
against diseases including polio, pertussis and measles.
Click the highlighted text for a complete
list of the
new state immunization requirements.
Ticky Burden among 2014 Hall of Famers
October, a former pro basketball player, a national TV producer and a
longtime volunteer athletic coach are among the eight who will join the
ranks of those enshrined in the City School District of Albany Hall of
The Class of 2014 includes 1972 Philip Schuyler High School graduate Luther “Ticky” Burden,
who went on to star at the University of Utah and play in the ABA
our Hall of Fame section to read more about this year's