Kindergarten Returns Full Time Starting March 1

The Board of Education has approved two changes to the instructional model: 1) Kindergarten students will resume five days a week of in-person learning starting on Monday, March 1. The Full Remote Program is still available to families. 2) Live Virtual Wednesdays will be eliminated for students in grades 1-5 starting March 10 to provide one additional in-person school day every other week. March 10 will be an in-person school day for B Day students and A Day students will have a remote day. The schedule will alternate going forward.

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Health Awareness Week speakerColumbia High School hosted guest speakers each day this week from local hospitals, colleges and a police department as part of the school’s annual Health Awareness Week.

Students learned about current health issues including depression, internet safety and drug abuse.

“We educate students about a broad range of health issues, and vary it each year according to student need, interest and availability of speakers,” said health teacher and SADD advisor Lee Gordon. She organizes the annual event with SADD students.

Health Awareness Week Presentations

  • Drug Abuse – Hope House
  • Internet Safety – Colonie Police Officer Christopher Smith
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases – Albany Medical Center Residents
  • HIV/AIDS – Albany Medical Center Residents
  • Positive Psychology – Daniel Gregory, Ph.D., and Tim Wright, Ph.D., from Four Winds
  • Pharmaceuticals and Heroin – Albany School of Pharmacy
  • Gender Violence – Michael Fonda from St. Peter’s Health Partners Sexual Assault and Crime Victim’s Assistance Program