Small Schools, Big Impact

Students, staff and community members alike often note Duanesburg’s close-knit, caring environment when reflecting on their successes and accomplishments.  View our video, “Small Schools, Big Impact,”  to hear their story. Our upcoming district calendar will feature reflections about Duanesburg from the Class of 2019. Watch for it in the mail this September.

New transportation safety measures

With safety as a goal, DCS is making a number of transportation-related changes this fall in school bus routes and student drop-off and pick-up procedures at the elementary school and jr./sr. high school. Age-appropriate bus runs To better ensure the safety and well-being of all students, DCS is changing how they will be bused to …

UPK openings at Whispering Pines

Do you have a little learner? The DCS Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) program at Whispering Pines Preschool still has openings. Four slots remain. 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 …

Come learn with us

Our Continuing Education program is partnering with the YMCA, Duanesburg Community PTA, local businesses and DCS staff to offer classes beginning this fall. Join us to have fun while building your financial, physical and creative fitness, and more. Meet your neighbors and share your talents. Classes will be announced on the web, Facebook and via …

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 …

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.

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 …

Trills, Thrills, Excellence & Superior

“Excellent” and “Superior”: The DCS 7-12 Jazz Band and Concert Band were honored with these rankings at the Trills and Thrills Music Evaluation Festival on May 31 at Neptune High School in Neptune, N.J. The Jazz Band performed “Theme from New York, New York” and “Hawaii Five-0 Theme,” and received an “Excellent” rating with scores …

B.R.A.V.E.S. wrap positive year

Duanesburg Elementary’s  B.R.A.V.E.S. anti-bullying program has wrapped up a year of “strengthening the school’s positive climate and growing superheroes who know what to do when they see unkindness happen,” according to reading teacher and Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) coach Polly Benjamin. The program was facilitated by Ms. Benjamin and fellow PBIS coach Bridget …

Post navigation