Duanesburg Elementary School is home to nearly 400 students in kindergarten through sixth grade. The dynamic teaching staff and support personnel work closely to provide high-quality instruction to all students. Volunteers are encouraged and help make Duanesburg Elementary School a special, supportive place to learn and grow.
The district offers a full-day UPK and kindergarten program, providing students with more time to build a strong foundation in the basics: reading, writing, math, science, social studies and the arts. It also affords students the opportunity to use technology and build their social and emotional skills during recess, lunch and playtime.
There is a strong emphasis on addressing each student’s needs academically, socially and emotionally through Differentiated Instruction and Response to Intervention (RtI).
Community service and education go hand in hand. Each year, students, staff and community members work together to help those who are less fortunate through a range of activities and events.
School is in session from 7:50 a.m. to 2:50 p.m.
Pick-Up and Drop-Off Procedures
Please note the following drop-off and pick-up procedures to help ensure student safety.
Arrival/Dismissal/Early Pick Up
For those parents transporting their children, morning drop off will begin simultaneously with bus drop off and pick up. There is a dedicated parent drop off lane that parents may enter at 7:45 a.m. for drop off and then at 2:45 p.m. for pick up. For parents who transport, please register on ischoolride https://crm-1.ischoolride.com/?ng=client/login/. For parent pickup, please show your name card to the closest faculty member. Students will be called out from the building after your name has been checked.
For parents who need to pick up their child during the school day, please make sure you send in a note. When you arrive at the building, please call the main office so they may call your child out of their classroom and send them out to you.
As you will see on the chart in the 2021-22 Reopening Information document, mask wearing will be an important part of our transmission-control efforts. This decision is not one that we make lightly. Face masks may be worn by anyone at any time, during any activity. Bullying, harassment, or discouraging of mask wearing will not be tolerated. To ensure the health and safety of the staff and community, only visitors who have been invited to come to the building by a faculty member, the nurse or the Principal will be allowed to enter.
Students becoming ill at school
The school nurse will contact you to come to the building to pick up your child. Call the office when you arrive at the building and the school nurse will escort your child out to your vehicle. The school nurse will indicate to you any further documentation needed from your physician for the child to return to school.
Safety drills are routine and important
Fire drills, lockdown drills, go-home-early drills: all are a routine, but important, part of keeping students and staff prepared and our school safe. Practicing for emergencies is key. A set number of drills is required by the state, and drills are held throughout the year, not announced ahead of time and coordinated with local fire, emergency and law enforcement agencies.