Cross-country, golf teams earn scholar athlete recognition

The DCS Athletics Department is proud to announce the fall season scholar-athlete teams as recognized by the NYSPHSAA. To receive scholar-athlete team recognition with a certificate, the team’s average GPA for 75 percent of the roster must be greater than or equal to 90. Congratulations to everyone for all of their hard work! Girls cross-country …

Nov. 24: Notice of positive case; no quarantine necessary per health department

Dear DCS Community Member: Today, the district was informed of an additional positive test for COVID-19 for a student of the Duanesburg Jr./Sr. High School. However, based on when the individual was last in school, public health has indicated that there is no need for contact tracing from the school setting or for any other …

Nov. 21: Notice of positive case; no quarantine necessary per health department

Nov. 21, 2020 Dear DCS Community Member: Today, the district was informed of a positive test for COVID-19 for a student of the Duanesburg Jr./Sr. High School; however, based on when the individual was last in school, public health has indicated that there is no need for contact tracing from the school setting or for …

Nov. 20: Notice of positive case, remote learning at the jr./sr. high school

Dear DCS Community Member: Today, the district was informed of a positive test for COVID-19 for a student of the Duanesburg Jr./Sr. High School. The student was only in the building on Tuesday this week.  We have been working with the Schenectady County Department of Public Health to help officials implement their contact tracing protocols. …

Participate in the DCS Forward strategic plan online forum

The Duanesburg Central School District Board of Education, administration and staff have been working to construct a strategic plan called DCS Forward. Superintendent of Schools Dr. James Niedermeier will present the plan to the community at an online forum starting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 10. Join the forum using Google Meet by going …

Explaining color-coded zones for COVID-19 ‘microclusters’

Dear DCS Community:  Schools in New York have received new guidance about how the state is tracking COVID-19 infection rates. The state has implemented a color-coding system as a means to identify “hotspot” areas. We want to share information about how this color-coding system may impact our schools. Please note that at this time, there …

Committee meeting rescheduled

Updated Nov. 18 The Duanesburg Central School District Board of Education has rescheduled its Education Committee meeting. It will be held in the high school conference room from 5:30-6:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 8. The meeting is open to the public. 

Students pen letters to community organizations for Kindness Day

Duanesburg Elementary School celebrated World Kindness Day on Friday, Nov. 13. Each grade level wrote thank you letters that were mailed to local community groups and service organizations.  It was a great opportunity for students learn about people in their community and how simple actions of kindness can impact the world.  Letters, cards and pictures …

Superintendent’s Message: Strategic plan, support for students, holiday travel and athletics

Dear DCS Community,  I hope that you all are well and are enjoying the unseasonably warm November weather we have been having. I am sure that we can’t count on that for much longer! I wanted to give you some important information and wish you all a very happy early Thanksgiving.  Thank you, as always, …

DES honors veterans with car parade and collection for soldiers

Duanesburg Elementary School wasn’t able to hold its traditional Veterans Day Ceremony, but students and staff persevered and found a way to make it happen. Local veterans were honored in a drive-through car parade on Tuesday, Nov. 10 as the entire student body waved and cheered from the sidewalk holding handmade signs.  DES was able …

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