Dec. 22: Positive case notification, remote instruction on Dec. 23

Dear DCS community: Today the Duanesburg Central School District was informed that two students in the Elementary School have been presumed positive for COVID-19. The individuals were last in the building on Dec. 15. The district has taken immediate steps to notify Schenectady County Public Health Services. The district is working closely with SCPHS and …

Elementary School Holiday Band and Choir Performances

Happy Holidays from DES! Please enjoy these virtual performances by our elementary school band and chorus groups.  Gr. 6 Band Embedded YouTube video of sixth grade band performance Duanesburg Elementary 6th Grade Band performs “March Across the Seas” by Bruce Pearson and Ryan Nowlin. Recorded at Duanesburg High School, Dec. 21, 2020. Gr. 4-6 Choir …

Students treated to toy giveaway

Community partners helped spread holiday cheer at DES on Dec. 21 with a toy giveaway for all students. The Schenectady County Sheriff’s Department and School Resource Officer Eric Reyell coordinated the effort, working with the Marines’ Toys for Tots. They brought 1,000 gifts, enough for each child to receive two presents each. “It’s overwhelming to …

UPDATED Dec. 18: School closure protocols and remote learning

Dear DCS Community:  Based on observations and feedback regarding the “Remote Learning Day” called on Dec. 17, we have decided on some important updates intended to improve our snow day protocols this year:  In the event that conditions call for another weather closure, we will call a traditional snow day unless we reach a point …

Dec. 14: COVID-19 positive case notifications, no contact tracing necessary

Dear DCS families: The Duanesburg Central School District was recently informed that a student in the High School and two students in the elementary school have tested positive for COVID-19. However, based on when the individuals were last in school, Schenectady County Public Health Services (SCPHS) has indicated that there is no need for contact …

Dec. 12: COVID-19 positive case notification, JR/SR HS remote through Dec. 23

Dear DCS community: Today the Duanesburg Central School District was informed that a staff member of the Jr./Sr. High School has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual was last in the building on Dec. 8. The district has taken immediate steps to notify Schenectady County Public Health Services (SCPHS). The district is working closely with …

DCS launches strategic plan to bolster achievement

The Duanesburg Central School District has unveiled a three-year strategic plan for strengthening its educational program. Superintendent of Schools Dr. James Niedermeier presented “DCS Forward” during a virtual community forum on Dec. 10.  The plan features long-term goals and the work that is being done to achieve them. The plan focuses on bolstering academic achievement, …

Dec. 9: Notice of positive COVID-19 case

Dear DCS Community Member: Today, the district was informed of a positive COVID-19 test for a student who attends Duanesburg Elementary School. The student was last in the building on Dec. 1.  The district took immediate steps to isolate the situation, limit exposure, and notify the Schenectady County Department of Health. We have been working …

Complete our COVID-19 testing form

Dear DCS Community:  I am reaching out to you today to ask for your help in keeping our schools open. We had previously shared with you information about the state’s strategy to combat COVID-19 through a color-coded system known as the Micro-Cluster Initiative. This is a system of designating certain areas as a Yellow, Orange …

Q&A: COVID-19 testing and microcluster colored zones

Related post: Explaining color-coded zones for COVID-19 ‘microclusters’ Why is the district preparing to test students and staff for COVID-19? Based on current trends, it appears possible that our area will be part of one of the state’s designated zones (Yellow, Orange or Red) based on the prevalence of COVID-19. Current guidelines call for schools …

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