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 …

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 …

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 …

Toys for Tots campaign is underway

Help DCS spread holiday cheer by contributing to our annual Toys for Tots campaign. New, unwrapped toys can be donated. Collection boxes are located at both school buildings and the district bus garage. The collection will run through Friday, Dec. 18.

Social/emotional support services and resources are available to families

We’ve seen a lot of changes and challenges in recent months. It can create a lot of stress and uncertainty for children and young adults. But we want our families to know we’ve got their backs.  DCS has a network of staff members and resources to support the social and emotional well-being of our students. …

DES celebrates literacy for Halloween activities

Students and staff at the Duanesburg Elementary School celebrated the day before Halloween by dressing up as their favorite book characters. The school held virtual assemblies to share in the celebration.  UPK-Gr.  2 Presentation Gr. 3-6 Presentation

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