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 …

Cross-country, golf teams earn scholar athlete recognition

The DCS Athletics Department is proud to announce the fall season scholar-athlete teams as recognized by the NYSPHSAA. To receive scholar-athlete team recognition with a certificate, the team’s average GPA for 75 percent of the roster must be greater than or equal to 90. Congratulations to everyone for all of their hard work! Girls cross-country …

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 …

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, …

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. …

Teachers find new ways to teach in-class and remote

Duanesburg faculty are trailblazing new teaching methods as education is reimagined under hybrid learning. They are working harder than ever to teach in multiple classrooms, while also teaching students remotely through live streams — all at the same time.  Some faculty are teaching up to 50 students at once. They lead students in their classrooms …

School closure protocols and remote learning

Dear DCS community: As is often the case in upstate New York, Mother Nature beat me to the punch today in informing everyone about our school closure protocols. As elementary parents noticed this morning, the Department of Education has allowed school districts the opportunity to pilot the use of remote instruction in place of school …

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