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More latest news ...

New assistant superintendent

among administrative hirings

The City School District of Albany has filled several administrative positions, including an important academic appointment on the senior leadership team of Interim Superintendent Kimberly Young Wilkins, Ed.D.

 

The district has hired veteran Schenectady City School District educator Lori McKenna to serve as assistant superintendent for instruction. McKenna is among several appointments the Board of Education confirmed recently.

 

“We are so fortunate to be able to bring these dedicated, experienced professionals to Albany as we look ahead to new beginnings throughout our district in 2016-17,” Dr. Wilkins said. Please visit our District News section to read more. 

 

More than 500 turn out

for Summer Celebration

The City School District of Albany's Summer Celebration on Saturday drew more than 500 people for an afternoon of music, food and fun.

 

Click the highlighted text to see a collection of photos from the day.

   

Our thanks to ShopRite of Albany for sponsoring the event and to the many community partners that helped make the day a success!

 

Summer reading resources for all ages

Summer is a wonderful time to relax with a good book -- or several good books! It's an important time as well, especially for young readers.

 

Summer reading supports and builds on lessons of the previous school year and prepares students for success in the year ahead. Please visit our 2016 Summer Reading section for lots of reading resources for all students.

 

Summer school in session

Most City School District of Albany summer school programs are in session. Summer programming includes a range of elementary-, middle- and high-school programs at 10 schools.

 

The district also is offering specialized programs for students with disabilities and "newcomer" students who are English-language learners. Please visit our Summer School section for more information about all of our programs.

 

Free summer meals for kids

The City School District of Albany once again is participating in the Summer Food Service Program, with free meals for all children 18 and under at 11 schools across the city. (MORE)

 

Fall school-supplies lists available

Take advantage of summer sales and stock up on fall school supplies!

 

Lists for what you’ll need come September can be found  by going to the “Our Schools” icon at the top of this page and clicking on the appropriate school or schools in the dropdown menu

 

Remember, the first day of classes is Tuesday, Sept. 6 for all students except incoming Albany High School sophomores, juniors and seniors, who start Wednesday, Sept. 7.

 

Immunization updates for 2016-17

The New York State Health Department has provided updates about required polio, varicella and meningococcal immunizations for the 2016-17 school year.

 

Please visit our Health Services section for more information about these and other required immunizations, and for helpful links to additional resources to help you plan with your physician for next school year.

 

Albany High trio

medals at karate nationals

Congrats to three Albany High School students who earned a multitude of medals at the AAU Karate National Tournament July 7-9 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

 

Junior Joseph McCarty earned two gold medals and one silver medal; freshman Janiah Johnson earned two silver and three bronze medals and sophomore Claire Patnaude earned two bronze medals. (MORE)

 

Albany High graduation

caps 2015-16 school year

The 2015-16 school year officially came to a close June 26 with graduation ceremonies for Albany High School's Class of 2016.

 

Click here to read about the graduation. Congratulations to all our students who graduated, moved up or were promoted. Have a safe and happy summer!

 

2016 Hall of Famers

to be honored in September

A Fortune 500 executive, a TV meteorologist and a principal of the former Street Academy will join the ranks of those enshrined in the City School District of Albany Hall of Fame this year.

 

The members of the Class of 2016 will be inducted Sept. 16-17 in conjunction with Homecoming weekend. (MORE)

 

District responding

to suspension disparities

In response to the report of the New York State Attorney General’s Office, the City School District of Albany has reaffirmed its commitment to changing discipline practices and procedures that have perpetuated disproportionate suspension rates for black students and students with disabilities.

 

Two important steps in that process have been the hirings of Independent Monitor Maxine Fantroy-Ford, Ed.D. (at left in photo above), and Chief Ombudsperson Valarie Ann Scott (at right). Please visit our Assurance of Discontinuance section to read more, and to find out how to contact the chief ombudsperson if you have complaints about student discipline.

 

Community swimming at Myers

Community swimming will return to Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School for the 2016-17 school year beginning Monday, Sept. 12.

 

Please visit our Disrict News section for details. Have a safe and enjoyable summer! 

  

 
 
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Upcoming events
(visit each school's page for more listings; visit our Athletics section for game schedules) 

8/9 Fall sports medical update, Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School, 9 a.m.-noon (Details)
8/10 Fall sports medical update, Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School, 9 a.m.-noon and 5-8 p.m. (Details)
8/15 Preseason practice for Albany High School fall varsity, JV and freshman sports begins (Details)
8/16 Fall sports medical update, Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School, 9 a.m.-noon (Details)
8/17 Fall sports medical update, Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School, 9 a.m.-noon (Details)
8/18 Board of Education meeting, Eagle Point Elementary School,
5 p.m. (please note the meeting time is earlier than usual)
8/24 Fall sports medical update, Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School, 9 a.m.-noon (Details)
8/25 Preseason practice for modified football begins (Details)
9/1 Preseason practice for modfied soccer and girls' volleyball begins (Details)
9/1 Board of Education meeting, Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School, 7 p.m.
9/6 First day of school, elementary and middle schools and Albany High School freshmen
9/6 Preseason practice for modified cross country begins (Details)
9/7 First day of school, Albany High School sophomores, juniors and seniors
9/14 Board of Education Policy Committee meeting, Academy Park, 5:30 p.m.
9/15 Board of Education meeting, Giffen Memorial Elementary School,
7 p.m.
9/26 Board of Education Audit and Finance Committee meeting, Academy Park, 5:30 p.m.
9/28 Board of Education Facilities Committee meeting, Academy Park, 5:30 p.m.
10/5 Board of Education Policy Committee meeting, Academy Park, 5:30 p.m.
10/6 Board of Education meeting, Albany School of Humanities (ASH), 7 p.m.
10/20 Board of Education meeting, Arbor Hill Elementary School, 7 p.m.
11/2 Board of Education Government Relations Committee meeting, Academy Park, 5:30 p.m.
11/3 Board of Education meeting, New Scotland Elementary School, 7 p.m.
11/9 Board of Education Policy Committee meeting, Academy Park, 5:30 p.m.
11/17 Board of Education meeting, Philip Schuyler Achievement Academy, 7 p.m.
11/28 Board of Education Audit and Finance Committee meeting, Academy Park, 5:30 p.m.
11/30 Board of Education Facilities Committee meeting, Academy Park, 5:30 p.m.
12/7 Board of Education Government Relations Committee meeting, Academy Park, 5:30 p.m.
12/14 Board of Education Policy Committee meeting, Academy Park, 5:30 p.m.
12/15 Board of Education meeting, Sheridan Preparatory Academy, 7 p.m.