eNews, Reminders and Updates (June 16)

June 16, 2021

COVID-19 Update 
Restrictions remain in schools
While it was great to hear that the state-wide adult vaccine rate hit 70% yesterday and that most restrictions across socials settings have been lifted, mask-wearing, social distancing and other safety protocols still remain in place in schools.  If this changes, we will notify you as well as post a note on our website. Until then, please continue to follow all of the protocols and procedures that are in place.  Governor Cuomo's June 15 update is posted here.


Returning Technology Devices
As we near the end of the school year, it is important that all district devices (Chromebooks, tablets, hotspots, computers, etc.) provided to students since March 2020, are returned.  The technology team will clean, repair and get devices ready for September.  We anticipate and are planning for a return to in-person instruction.  Below is the technology collection schedule:

June 23:  All hybrid and learning pod students will leave their SCSD Chromebooks and tablets in the classroom (they will be collected after class on June 24).

June 24: Virtual students can begin to drop devices off at the closest school location after dismissal.

June 25 - September 1:  Return all district devices to the nearest school or central office at 108 Education Drive (in the back of Mont Pleasant Middle School).  

July 01:  Internet access through the portable hotspots will be deactivated. 

How will devices be provided to students who attend summer school and the summer enrichment program?  Arrangements will be made through the program to provide devices for students who are participating in these summer programs.

What if parents cannot return devices due to transportation issues?  If you are not able to get to one of our schools or central office to return the devices that the district loaned to you, please call 518-881-3539.  SCSD staff will make arrangements to pick them up from you.

If you have questions about returning devices, please call the district device drop-off number at 518-881-3539.

Thank you for your cooperation.


Drive Thru Pop Up Event Today
June 16, 3:45 - 5:45 p.m. at Keane Elementary School

June Pop Up Event June 16


2021 Summer Enrichment Program
Be Sure to Complete Acceptance Paperwork

Important information regarding the summer enrichment program

If you received an acceptance letter for the 2021 Summer Enrichment Program, it is very important that you complete the required forms to confirm your child's seat in the program.  The forms that you need to complete are located here.  Once you submit this paperwork your child's seat will be reserved and enrollment confirmed.  Thank you.


2021-2022 Pre-K Application
If you submitted your application before June 15, please submit a new application.

Pre-K Application is available

We are accepting applications for the Pre-Kindergarten Lottery.  We will offer a full-day Universal Pre-K program at each of our eleven elementary schools for the 2021-2022 School Year.  Programs will also be offered at community-based organizations.

Admission to the program is by lottery.  Please complete the lottery application by clicking here.  On the application, please select a preference for your child's attendance zone school or a program that is run by a community-based organization.

If you submitted your application before June 15, please submit a new application.  We apologize for the inconvenience but three new sites have be added to the options and may change your selections.

The application due date has been changed to Tuesday, July 6.

If you have questions, please contact the Pre-K Office at 518-881-3771.


Kindergarten Registration 

If your child will be entering kindergarten in September and you have not yet enrolled him or her, please do so now.  Information is on our website.  To register, please visit the Student Registration Office currently located in the front of Mont Pleasant Middle School (1121 Forest Rd.). Enter through the main entrance/center doors.

if you have questions about registration, please enter them through Let's Talk or call the Student Registration Office at 518-881-3771.


Schenectady High School Key Club Fundraisers
June 17

The Schenectady High School Key Club is holding two fundraisers on June 17.  Click on the icons below to open the flyers as pdfs.

SHS Key Club Fundraiser:  Virtual Bingo

Flyer:  SHS fundraiser/Blaze Pizza



Congratulations to our first class of graduating Smart Transfer Students

Is it possible to earn your high school diploma and college degree in the same year?  It is.  Just ask these Schenectady High School students who recently graduated from SUNY Schenectady with their Associates Degrees after completing the Schenectady Smart Transfer Early College High School Program. The students will graduate from Schenectady High School later this month.

Congratulations to:

  • Preetish Arjune, Science
  • Ethan Depoo, Criminal Justice
  • Halle Fletcher
  • Devishti Jainarain, Criminal Justice
  • Ram Madani, Science
  • Brady Petrie, Criminal Justice
  • Gunesh Sahaman, Math/Science
Class of 2021 Smart Transfer Students

The Smart Transfer students began taking courses  during the Summer of 2018 as they were entering 10th grade.  In Fall 2019, as juniors, they began taking courses full-time at SUNY Schenectady.  They recently completed their associate's degree and can transfer as juniors to a four-year college to complete their bachelor's degrees.

The Smart Transfer program is a partnership of SUNY Schenectady, University at Albany, SUNY Delhi and the Schenectady City School District, funded through a $1 million grant from the New York State Education Department.

More information on the program is here

Class of 2021 Profiles
We have been posting Schenectady High School Class of 2021 Senior Highlights each day on our social media pages.  You can check out the gallery on the high school webpage.  We will continue to add daily highlights. 


Our New Bookmobile Hit the Streets
Our new bookmobile hit the streets for the first time last Wednesday.  Thank you to News10 for capturing it in action.  Catch the story that ran here.

New Bookmobile hit the streets

Watch for the schedule of stops this summer.   Don't forget to visit the Schenectady Reads website

Schenectady High School Prom
The Schenectady High School Prom was held last Friday. Check out this amazing photo gallery from the walk-in.  All of these beautiful photos were taken by Corinna Heggen, a teacher a Schenectady High School.  

Promo photos

2021-2022 Calendar
The 2021-2022 Calendar Snapshot is posted on our website under "Calendar" on the district website and each school page.  The online calendar will be populated with district and school events as through the summer months.

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