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Delaware Community School

 

Delaware Community School

Home of the Dual Language Program

Prekindergarten-Grade 5

Click here to read the most recent newsletter from Delaware Community School

 

43 Bertha St., Albany, NY  12209 (click here for directions)

Phone: (518) 475-6750

Fax: (518) 475-6754

 

Kenneth Lein, Ed.D., Principal

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

Steve Moguel, Assistant Principal

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

 

About Delaware Community School
Formerly Public School 18, Delaware Community School is the City School District of Albany's only school offering a bilingual education program, the Dual Language Program, which teaches students in both English and Spanish. The original P.S. 18 was razed and rebuilt as Delaware Community School, which opened in 2007.


The 50,000-square-foot building serves approximately 470 students and features space for parent and community groups to meet. Some other features include modern art and music rooms, a state-of-the-art library/media center, a cafetorium and a larger gymnasium, and a playground.


The school's mission is to provide an environment in which students can achieve their academic potential through the development of self-confidence, self-discipline and creativity.

 

School times

  • Building opens -- 8:30 a.m.

  • Breakfast begins -- 8:30 a.m.

  • School day begins -- 9:05 a.m.

  • School day ends --3:35 p.m.

Points of distinction

  • Full-day prekindergarten and kindergarten

  • Only district elementary school offering bilingual education

Upcoming events

  • Friday, Nov. 17 -- Family Math Night, 5:30-7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 22 -- Parent Teacher Conference Day, no school
  • Thursday, Nov. 23-Friday, Nov. 24 -- Thanksgiving Recess, no school
  • Friday, Dec. 1 -- Picture Re-Take Day
  • Tuesday, Dec. 5 -- Special education parent workshop, Harriet Gibbons Student Services Center, 75 Watervliet Ave., 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 12
    • Dual Language Committee meeting, 5:30 p.m.
    • PTA meeting, 6-7 p.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 14 -- Winter Concerts, 2 and 6 p.m.
  • Monday, Dec. 25-Monday, Jan. 1 -- Holiday Recess, no school

2017-18 news and information

  • Welcome to the new school year!

Absence from school
If your child is absent from school for any reason, call the school at (518) 475-6750 in the morning and provide a written excuse when your child returns to school.

 

 
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