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The latest news ...

Dr. V: Address 'elephant in the room'

Infusing uplifting humor and song around a sobering message about the urgent need to address racial attitudes and perceptions, Superintendent Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard, Ph.D., welcomed all staff back for the 2015-16 school year Tuesday.


“It is time for us to clearly define bias, prejudice and racism, to better be able to reflect about ourselves,” she said. Please visit our District News section to read more about the annual Superintendent's Opening Convocation.


The 90-minute session officially kicked off the school year for all district staff. School begins Tuesday, Sept. 8 for students, except sophomores, juniors and seniors at Albany High School. Sept. 8 will be for freshmen only at the high school; all Albany High students report for the first day of school Wednesday, Sept. 9.


School taxes to drop

Albany homeowners will see their 2015-16 school tax bills go down.


The City School District of Albany Board of Education on Aug. 20 approved a 2015-16 tax warrant that will result in a 1.54 percent decrease in taxes – about $49 – on an Albany home assessed at $150,000.


Homeowners that take part in STAR and Enhanced STAR will fare even better, saving $82 (a 3.26 percent decrease) and $115 (a 6.09 percent decrease) for homes assessed at $150,000. (MORE)


School supplies lists available

You can find 2015-16 supply lists for each City School District of Albany school by clicking on the "Our Schools" icon at the top of this page and selecting your child's school.


The first day of school is Tuesday, Sept. 8 (freshmen only at Albany High School).


Take the Falcon Fitness Challenge!

The Albany Booster Club invites you to take the Falcon Fitness Challenge this summer.


The Falcon Fitness Challenge is a six-week challenge encouraging young and not-so-young to continue their summer fitness or find a new fitness level to begin the new school year.


The Falcon Fitness Challenge kicked off Aug. 15 at the Albany High School football community cookout and leads up to the Albany Booster Club's annual Falcon 5K and Fun Run/Walk on Sept. 27. Please visit our District News section to read more.


Hall of Fame dinner RSVPs due Sept. 1

The City School District of Albany is taking reservations for the 2015 Hall of Fame induction and dinner.


The event will be held Friday, Sept. 18 at the Italian-American Community Center, 275 Washington Avenue Extension. Social hour begins at 6 p.m. and dinner begins at 7 p.m. Click here to download a reservation form; the deadline to respond is Sept. 1. (MORE)


State releases 2015 math, ELA results

State Education Department results for the 2015 state exams in grades 3-8 showed the City School District of Albany made progress in both math and English-language arts, with bright spots across the district.


“We know there is much work to be done to lift success rates for all of our students, but today’s results show that progress is being made in the City School District of Albany,” said Superintendent Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard, Ph.D. Please visit our District News section to read more.


Albany High principal joins

district's senior leadership team

The City School District of Albany Board of Education has appointed former Albany High School Principal Cecily Wilson-Turner to the position of assistant superintendent for instruction.


The board also confirmed Timitra Rose as assistant principal at the new West Hill Middle School, and Anthony Albanese as director of pupil personnel services.


Rose joins Principal Kandie Antonetti at West Hill, which the district will open for 2015-16 following the closure of the Brighter Choice charter middle schools. Veteran administrator Dale Getto has replaced Wilson-Turner as acting principal at Albany High. Please visit our District News section to read more.


A great day to be a Falcon!

Construction underway

for new Albany High athletic field

Construction officially got underway for Albany High School's new athletic field with a ground-breaking ceremony July 21 that celebrated the historic significance of the project and the teamwork that helped get it done.


When the field is completed, it will allow Albany High student-athletes to play home games in football and soccer -- and, new next spring, lacrosse! -- at home for the first time ever. Please visit our District News section to read more.


November public vote set

for Albany High reconstruction

The future of Albany High School is in voters’ hands.


After more than a decade of discussion about how new facilities would best serve students for generations to come, including two years of planning for the current proposal, the City School District of Albany Board of Education voted unanimously this winter let voters decide in November.


The vote will be Nov. 3, in conjunction with the general election. (MORE)


Voters to fill board vacancies Nov. 3

The City School District of Albany Board of Education will let voters decide who will fill its two vacancies.
The five current board members have decided unanimously not to appoint candidates to fill the open seats in advance of the Nov. 3 election. The board had been considering 11 candidates to fill the seat left open earlier this year when Dan Egan resigned. C. Anthony Owens’ resignation earlier this month created a second opening. (MORE)


Summit: Equity is top enrollment challenge

A group of parents, staff and community members over-whelmingly agreed June 23 that assuring equity among schools is the most important issue facing the City School District of Albany as it plans for future elementary and middle-school enrollment.


The discussions took place between more than 100 people from throughout Albany who attended a “Grade Configuration Summit” at Giffen Memorial Elementary School. (MORE)


2015 Hall of Famers named

The founders of the Albany Booster Club, a longtime alternative-education teacher and a champion swimmer will join the ranks of those enshrined in the City School District of Albany Hall of Fame this year.


A total of six new people will be inducted into the 2015 Hall of Fame in September. (MORE)


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Upcoming events
(visit each school's page for more listings) 

9/3 Board of Education meeting, Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School, 100 Elbel Court, 7 p.m. (Details)
9/8 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR THE 2015-16 SCHOOL YEAR (freshmen only at Albany High School)
9/9 Albany High School first day of school for all students
9/14 No school
Rosh Hashana
9/16 Adult Education fall registration, Albany High School, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
9/17 Adult Education fall registration, Albany High School, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
9/17 Board of Education meeting, New Scotland Elementary School,
7 p.m.
9/18 Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony, Italian-American Community Center, 257 Washington Ave. Extension, 6 p.m. (Details)
9/19 Wall of Fame Ceremony, Albany High School,
11 a.m.
9/19 Homecoming Parade, Albany High School, noon
9/19 Homecoming football game vs. Ballston Spa, Bleecker Stadium, 1 p.m.
9/19 Homecoming Dance, Albany High School,
7 p.m.
9/23 No school
Yom Kippur
9/24 Albany High School Open House, 6 p.m.
9/27 Falcon 5K and Fun Run/Walk, Washington Park, 8 a.m. registration, 9:30 a.m. 5K, 10:30 a.m. Fun Run
9/30 Board of Education meeting, Albany School of Humanities (ASH),
7 p.m.