Openings for our littlest learners

Enrollment remains open for the DCS Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK)program for the upcoming school year. District residents may enroll children who were four years old as of Dec. 1, 2019. There is no cost, but families must provide their own transportation. Call the elementary office at (518) 895-2580 for more information. A very happy UPK student, …

Mobile crisis response services

Life can be challenging. Northern Rivers, which partners with DCS to offer behavioral health services, offers Mobile Crisis Response Services to assist individuals and families in need of immediate assistance. Parents, guardians and adults may call (518) 292-5499 any time, day or night, for referrals to Mobile Crisis Response Services. Northern Rivers crisis teams consist …

Valedictorian and Salutatorian graduation speeches

Valedictory DCS Class of 2019 Valedictorian Jacob Harris gave the Valedictory speech at graduation on June 21, 2019. Here is his written version. It’s always been my strong belief that each and every person has the same innate desire: to be the best person he or she can be. This singular pursuit of excellence is …

Top students dream large – and small

One swims with eels, while the other likes to horse around. Both play instruments, but he’s a heavy metal fan, while she listens to “anything and everything, from country to rap music.” His future career involves subatomic particles, while hers centers on large animals. Duanesburg’s Class of 2019 valedictorian Jacob Harris and salutatorian Hanna Avery …

HOBY shines light on leadership

DCS juniors Lorel Johnson and Abigael O’Donnell joined with classmates in writing essays about leadership as a bid to attend the 2019 Hugh O’Brien Youth (HOBY) Leadership Conference. Lorel’s essay was chosen by a panel of judges, granting her admission to the conference, which was sponsored by the Leo Club. Abigael’s essay received second place, but …

“We will go forth, and we will be excellent”

June 21, 2019 was a milestone day for 62 Duanesburg Jr./Sr. High School students as they turned their tassels and walked across the stage to the next stage in their lives at the Class of ’19 graduation ceremony.  Joe Bena Auditorium was filled with families, friends, DCS faculty and staff on a beautiful first evening …

Summer office hours

As of June 27, office hours will be from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for Duanesburg Jr./Sr. High School and Elementary School and 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. the Central (District) Office, dependent upon scheduled vacations and holidays.

NCAA reminders for graduates

DCS Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics Penny Hardenstine would like to share the following message from NCAA concerning this year’s high school graduates: “As your graduates think about departing for college in a couple months, there are a few things schools need to be aware of regarding their graduates’ NCAA eligibility. “The Eligibility Center …

Religious exemptions removed from state vaccination law

On June 13, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law that immediately removed the religious exemption for school vaccination requirements. Per the amendment to Public Health Law Section 2164, children who attend child daycare or public, private or parochial school who previously had a religious exemption must now receive their first age-appropriate dose in …

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