New COVID-19 consent form is available

  The Duanesburg Central School District has put in place a new COVID-19 diagnostic and screening program that includes a consent form for parents to sign allowing their child(ren) to be tested. The district is seeking parental permission for two types of FREE COVID-19 tests that will be used in Schenectady County schools during the …

Superintendent’s message regarding 2021-22 school closure protocols

September 2021 Dear DCS Community: As I have learned, it is never too early to provide information about school closures. As you are aware, there are occasionally conditions that call for a closure of school buildings. Because of this, the district has allotted three days in its calendar for emergency school closure. In the event …

Early dismissal for Elementary School and UPK Sept. 23

There will be an early dismissal at the Elementary School on Thursday, Sept. 23. Kindergarten through Grade 6 will dismiss at 11:30 a.m., and UPK Elementary School and  UPK Whispering Pines will dismiss at 10:30 a.m.  Breakfast will be served. Lunch will not be served. The Jr./Sr. High School will have a full day of …

Elementary picture day is Sept. 24

Fall picture day for Elementary School students is Sept. 24. Here’s what parents can expect after the photos are taken:  A photo information sheet will go home with your child on the 24th It will contain your child’s unique access code, including how to order online (Contact us if the code is lost) Use your unique …

Teachers discuss diversity, equity and inclusion in schools

On the year’s first Superintendent’s Conference Day, Sept. 2, DCS staff participated in workshops focused on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). It was led by instructor Anna Munoz from Generation Ready. These workshops are part of the district’s efforts to meet its goal of fostering a culture that all district stakeholders believe is safe, welcoming …

Elementary School bus loop proposed – vote scheduled for Sept. 23

Citing safety concerns, the district plans to construct a new bus loop near the front of the Elementary School. The project would move the student drop-off and pick-up area from the shared driveway and parking lot near the front door, where personal vehicles, pedestrians and school buses are often in close proximity. The new loop …

New teachers join the Duanesburg CSD faculty

As the new school year is set to begin, Duanesburg welcomed 14 new faculty members for two days of orientation this week. The onboarding is part of an annual process to prepare  teachers as they navigate their new lives as members of DCS team. The orientation included an introduction to the district, and it was …

Board of Ed adopts 2021 reopening guidelines

The Duanesburg Board of Education on Tuesday adopted a set of guidelines to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and its variants once school begins in September.  Superintendent of Schools Dr. James Niedermeier presented the plan to the Board and the public.  “Although we had all hoped for a return to normalcy this fall, recent …

Watch live: Aug. 17 Board of Ed meeting airs on YouTube, 6:30 p.m.

The Duanesburg Central School District Board of Education meets tonight at 6:30 p.m. On the agenda is a discussion, and possible adoption on a plan that outlines reopening protocols, including mask-wearing guidelines for all indoor and outdoor school activities. Residents can watch the meeting on the DCS Eagles YouTube Channel.  

Superintendent’s Message Regarding 2021 School Reopening 

Dear Duanesburg Central Schools Community: As we prepare to reopen for the 21-22 school year, a new level of uncertainty has emerged, primarily stemming from the spread of the COVID-19 variant. Many questions remain regarding what this year will look like. However, we plan on a full return to school in September but, as always, …

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