Students flex creativity, public speaking skills for research project

Amelia Earhart, Neil Armstrong, Dr. Seuss and Leonardo Da Vinci were among the special guests at Duanesburg Elementary School in recent weeks. They were 3-D models created by fifth graders as part of an English Language Arts biography project. Students flexed their creativity and public speaking skills as they were inspired by heroes of the …

New transparency dashboard easily communicates school district finances, test scores and more

Website features further highlight district priorities and strategic planning The Duanesburg Central School District has partnered with ClearGov, a transparency and benchmarking platform, to launch an infographic-based fiscal transparency dashboard. This new online tool provides taxpayers with an easy-to-understand, visual breakdown of the school district’s finances, as well as insights into demographics, student performance, and information on …

DES partners with senator for senior citizen card drive

  Duanesburg elementary students across grade levels made valentines this week for state Sen. Michelle Hinchey’s senior citizen card drive. The valentines will be given to nursing home residents across the 46th Senate District. DES was proud to participate in this important initiative to connect community members across generations. “We discussed the importance of kindness …

Superintendent’s Message: Holiday travel, transparency center, budget workshops

Feb. 12, 2021 Dear DCS Community:  I hope that you and everyone in your family is healthy and safe. While it looks like our Winter Break may be a cold one, I’m sure that our students are looking forward to a little rest and relaxation. Here are items that may be of interest to you:  …

Feb. 11: COVID-19 positive cases notification

Dear DCS Community: Today the Duanesburg Central School District was informed that a student in the Jr/Sr High School has tested positive for COVID-19.  This student was last in the building on February 3.  We were also notified that an Elementary School student has tested positive. This student member was last at work on February …

Livestreaming athletics events

DCS and schools in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) are livestreaming athletics events. We are pleased to connect our community to these events through livestreams, as spectators are currently not allowed to attend athletics events in-person because of COVID-19 health and safety measures. Please continue to support our student athletes by watching them. Go Eagles! …

Feb. 6: COVID-19 positive case notification

Dear DCS Community: Today the Duanesburg Central School District was informed that a student in the Jr/Sr High School has tested positive for COVID-19.  This student was last in the building on Jan. 28.  Three students have been quarantined in association with this case. If you have not yet been contacted, your child will not …

‘High risk’ sports (updated Feb. 6)

Livestreaming athletics events DCS is livestreaming at-home athletics events on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4QqT8Jzrxs8uGS7rCyHccg/featured. We are pleased to connect our community to these events through livestreams, as spectators are currently not allowed to attend athletics events in-person because of COVID-19 health and safety measures. Please continue to support our student athletes by watching them. Go Eagles! Feb. …

DES Wellness Week goes virtual

DES’s annual Wellness Week has gone virtual. We are excited to share a week’s worth of resources on the Wellness Week’s Google page. There are videos and activities available for each day of the week. Our activities are made possible thanks to our special guests, including local mental health counselor Powell Cucciella, Dr. Rebecca Evans, …

K-5 resumes in-person Feb. 8, 6-12 remote through Feb. 12

Feb. 5 update Dear DCS Community:  Based on the information we have gathered from families today, we have determined that we will be able to open for in-person learning for grades PK-5 beginning on Monday, February 8.  Instruction for grades 6-12 will remain remote and will reopen for in-person instruction following Winter Break on February …

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