District seeks input on COVID relief funding

Duanesburg district leaders are seeking input on a plan to apply COVID relief funding that is available to schools over the next three years. The funds are intended to provide districts with short-term resources to assist in recovering from the effects of the pandemic on the educational process. Duanesburg CSD is slated to receive $1,465,717 …

Mask wearing change for outside activities

(Updated June 16, 2021) Dear DCS Community Member: Based on an executive order issued by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, DCS has modified its mask wearing protocols for outside activity effective June 7. Mask wearing will no longer be required outside for any school activity.  However, Gov. Cuomo has stated that the CDC will not change its …

Health and safety precautions remain unchanged for schools

Dear DCS Community Member:  As you know, many of the restrictions put in place across the state as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic are changing. That said, it is important to note that many of the health and safety precautions in place for schools have remained unchanged by the New York State Department of …

Families invited to participate in virtual forum about sixth grade

Families of students who will be in sixth grade for the 2021-22 school year are invited to participate in a virtual forum at 6:30 p.m. on June 16. The forum will give parents and caregivers an opportunity to ask questions about some of the program enhancements planned for sixth grade.  Google Meet joining info Video …

Voters approve budget, bus purchase; elect four to board of education

Duanesburg voters approved a $17,885,000 budget by a vote of 217-65, a margin of 77%. The spending plan will enhance academic programs and supports the district’s strategic plan with a 1.82% year-to-year spending increase and a property tax levy of 1.95%, which is below the district’s state-calculated limit, or “cap.” The budget also continues athletic …

Elementary yearbook is now for sale

The Duanesburg Elementary yearbook is now for sale! The book captures the memories of this unprecedented school year and is one you won’t want to miss! Each softcover yearbook is $15 and can be ordered through this link. The price will increase to $20 in June. 

Students connected with senior citizens through new community outreach program

The students of the Duanesburg Central School District want the many older adults who have been shuttered in their homes throughout the pandemic to know that someone is thinking of them. The school district has partnered with the Catholic Charities Senior & Caregiver Support Service to put cheerful cards and student-written letters in their hands.  …

Superintendent’s Message: Budget vote, vaccine clinic and more

June 15, 2021 Dear DCS Community:  As the end of the school year approaches, there are many things to celebrate. Not only should we congratulate our graduating seniors and wish them luck as they head off into the next phase of their lives, we should also celebrate the end of this very challenging year.   All …

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 …

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