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Effective immediately, all children ages 12-15 are eligible to receive the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, meaning all state residents ages 12 and up can now be protected against COVID-19. The Rensselaer County Health Department will be hosting a Pfizer Vaccine Clinic for 12 to 15 year olds at the McDonough Sports Complex at Hudson Valley Community College on Friday, May 14 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. Children must be accompanied by a parent and bring proof of age. This is a walk-in clinic. No appointment is necessary.

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Genet first graders stand in front of their research display

First graders in front of their research display at Genet Elementary School.

How is first grade in 2017 similar or different from the past? Well students at Genet Elementary School found out by asking their family members as part of a recent research project.

A photograph of a family member in school circa 1946.

A photograph of a family member in school circa 1946.

Students in Mrs. Beams and Mrs. Blander’s classes wrote letters to family members asking them to write back with information about school, games, toys and fashion. Many family members enclosed photographs, report cards, and in one case, a quarantine notice for chicken pox, to give a visual glimpse into the past.

The impressive display is setup in the main hallway by the gymnasium.

Thank you to all of the family members who participated in this project!