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Tony Clement Center for Education

Tony Clement Center for Education (formerly the Alternative Learning Center)
395 Elk Street, Albany, NY 12206
Ph: (518) 475-6525, ext. 1
Fax: (518) 475-6527

 

Sophia Newell, Principal

E-mail: snewell@albany.k12.ny.us

Teresa Adalian, Assistant Principal

E-mail: tadalian@albany.k12.ny.us

 

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Additional staff training days planned in November

Students at the Tony Clement Center for Education will have two additional days off during November so that the school can provide important learning opportunities for staff that will allow them to better serve students.

 

Clement students will be off Monday, Nov. 6 and Tuesday, Nov. 21 in addition to the previously scheduled days off in November to allow additional professional development in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Schools (TCIS).  "We believe this training to be critical in addressing our students’ needs," said Clement Principal Sophia Newell.

 

Here is the updated schedule of days off for Clement students during November:

  • Monday, Nov. 6 – No school for Clement students (training for Clement staff)

  • Tuesday, Nov. 7 – No school for all district students (training for all district staff)

  • Friday, Nov. 10 – No school for all district students (Veterans Day)

  • Tuesday, Nov. 21 – No school for Clement students (training for Clement staff)

  • Wednesday, Nov. 22 – No school for all district students (parent-teacher conferences)

  • Thursday-Friday, Nov. 23-24 – No school for all district students (Thanksgiving Recess)

The Clement Center is committed to being responsive to the needs of all of all students, and the City School District of Albany has a long history of TCIS training. TCIS assists with preventing crises from occurring; de-escalating potential crises; effectively managing acute crises; reducing potential and actual injury to children and staff; learning constructive ways to handle stressful situations; and developing a learning circle within the organization. Please visit http://rccp.cornell.edu/tci/tci-1system.html to read more about the benefits of TCIS training.

 

"We appreciate your support with this valuable work as we continue to create a supportive and effective learning environment and culture at the Clement Center," Newell said. "Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns."

 

About the Tony Clement Center for Education
The Tony Clement Center for Education, formerly the Alternative Learning Center, provides academic and social-emotional programs and services for students in grades 7-12. Clement Center classes follow the City School District of Albany's school calendar. The school's offices are open from 7:50 a.m. until 3:15 p.m.

 

The Clement Center is located in the former West Hill Middle School building at 395 Elk St. Clement Center programs include:

Program dedicated in memory of former district principal

The City School District of Albany Board of Education has renamed the building that delivers the district's alternative-education programs in memory of former administrator Anthony I. "Tony" Clement.

 

The Tony Clement Center for Education serves students in grades 7-12 at 395 Elk St., the new location for the district's alternative-education programs in the 2017-18 school year.

 

Clement served the district for 18 years before he died of cancer in May 2012. He was 47 and serving in his first year as principal at Philip J. Schuyler Achievement Academy at the time. Prior to that assignment, he spent one year as principal at the Alternative Learning Center and five years as principal at Harriet Gibbons High School, an alternative program that served students in grades 9-12 through the 2005-06 school year and freshmen only until its closure at the end of the 2009-10 school year. Follow this link to read more about his life and contributions to the district.

 

School times for 2017-18

The Tony Clement Center for Education will operate on the following schedule for students during the 2017-18 school year:

  • Choice Program:

    • Breakfast begins: 7:30 a.m.

    • School day begins: 7:50 a.m.

    • School day ends: 2:51 p.m.

  • High School Program:

    • Breakfast begins: 7:30 a.m.

    • School day begins: 7:50 a.m.

    • School day ends: 2:51 p.m.

  • Middle School Program:

    • Breakfast begins: 8:30 a.m.

    • School day begins: 8:50 a.m.

    • School day ends: 2:50 p.m.

Both of the City School District of Albany's transportation partners – CDTA and First Student – will serve Clement Center students. If you have any questions, please call Principal Sophia Newell at 475-6525.

    

2017-18 News and Information

  • Additional training days for staff in November -- Students at the Tony Clement Center for Education will have two additional days off during November so that the school can provide important learning opportunities for staff that will allow them to better serve students. Click here to read a letter from Clement Principal Sophia Newell.

  • Family, colleagues and community celebrate Tony Clement Center for Education -- Beloved principal, teacher and coach Tony Clement was remembered on Sept. 16 when the school that now bears his name invited the community to a block party and ribbon-cutting ceremony. Joining Principal Sophia Newell to cut the ribbon were Clement's widow Jennifer, his sons David and Anthony and his cousin Nneka Ezenduka. (MORE)

Absence from school

If your child is absent from school for any reason, call the school at (518) 475-6525 during the morning and provide a written excuse when your child returns to school.

 

 
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