Duanesburg Elementary Parent Newsletter, September 2022

From the Principal

We are so excited to start our 2022-23 school year!  Our parking lot and bus loop are complete and look fantastic. The rooms are freshly decorated, the hallways are shiny and the cafeteria is ready for all students!  

Our first school day for grades 1st – 6th is September 7. Our kindergarten and preschool students begin on Thursday, September 8. The student school day is from 7:50 – 2:50. Student  drop off begins at 7:50-students arriving after 8:05 will be considered tardy and must be escorted to the office to be signed in. Student pickup will begin at 2:45. Parents who transport their children will now pull up to the front sidewalk for both loading and unloading.

Please remember to download the dismissal app, ischoolride. This communicates to the school building that you have arrived and we may send out your child. It is imperative that families do not arrive more than 5 minutes before start/end times-too early an arrival causes traffic congestion and safety issues. Parents who need to pick up their child during the school day may pull up to the curb and call the office. We will send your child out to you. Please note that it is common for buses to run 10 – 15 minutes later than usual as drivers and students become familiar with their routes during the first week of  school.

We have a parent volunteer who is going to be overseeing our 1,000 book club!  At this time, the volunteer is doing inventory and setting up a system for parents to sign out the book bags. More information to come!

Important Dates:

  • ES Picture Day, September 23
  • ES Open House, 6-7:30 p.m., September 29
  • ES PBIS Kick Off, September 30  

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to me at aconover@duanesburg.org.

Andrea Conover
Duanesburg Elementary School Principal