eNews, Updates and Reminders (July 14)


July 14 2021

We hope that you are having a wonderful summer.  We write to you today to share great news and a few updates and reminders.

Anibal Soler, Jr. is named Superintendent of Schools
Last Wednesday, the Board of Education announced that Anibal Soler, Jr. has been selected to serve as Superintendent of Schools.  We are pleased to share that he  will begin in our district on Monday, July 19. 

Click here to learn more about Mr. Soler. 
Anibal Soler Jr.  
Update on Face Coverings for Summer Programs and Camps 

Late last week, school districts received updated guidance from the Department of Health regarding masks/face coverings for summer programs and camps.  The district is following this latest guidance which includes:

  • Unvaccinated children/campers are strongly encouraged but are not required to wear face coverings indoors, especially when social distancing cannot be maintained.

  • Face coverings must continue to be worn on school buses by all, regardless of vaccination status.

  • Unvaccinated staff are required to wear a face covering inside all school facilities.

  • Face coverings are not required outdoors.

  • Face coverings may be necessary when physical distancing of three feet is not possible.

While the guidance does provide flexibility, Schenectady County Public Health Services encourages the continued usage of face coverings for unvaccinated children when indoors.  

This guidance applies to summer programming only.  Guidance for September 2021 and the opening of school has not yet been released.  We will share updates as they become available. 

Students with masks 
Public Comments on the 2021-2022 Code of Conduct    
A 30-day public comment period for the district 2021-2022 Code of Conduct is open through August 7.  If you have feedback you would like to share, please click here.    Code of conduct
 Seeking Your Input:  How Should Federal Funding Be Spent?

The Schenectady City School District has been awarded federal funding in response to the pandemic.  The funds are called the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER).  The grant funds will provide approximately $15 million to spend over the next four years.  We are seeking your input on how the funds should be spent to best meet the needs of our students.  Click here for more information and to provide feedback.
 SICM Offers Free Meals All Summer 
Schenectady Inner City Ministry (SICM) has a long list of locations where free "Grab and Go" summer meals are available to all Schenectady kids.  Click here for the schedule and locations.
 Free Summer Meals
 Parent Portal

You can sign up for the Parent Portal with one click. 
Sign up today.  Click here to register. 

Parent Portal Flyer EspanolParent Portal Flyer, English

Schenectady High School Yearbooks 

If you ordered a yearbook, you can pick it up today (July 14) between and 1 and 3 p.m.  Enter through the flag pole entrance.  

If you haven't purchased a yearbook and would like to, please stop by today.  The cost is $65.

If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Mostransky at [email protected]

Graduation Videos 

The videos from the Class of 2021 Graduation ceremonies are still available for viewing.  They are posted on the top of the Schenectady High School website.
 2021 Graduation
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