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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Elizabeth Vlieg hugs her mother at Columbia graduationEast Greenbush Central School District’s four-year graduation rate improved to 95% in 2017, giving it the fourth highest rate in the Capital Region, according to NYS Education Department data released on Wednesday.

“I am proud that our students and staff continuously aim for higher achievement for all students,” said Superintendent Jeff Simons. “Working together with our families we are hitting our mark. The graduation rate continues to climb for all students as we ensure our curriculum prepares students for college and careers.”

The District continues to outperform the rest of the state by a large margin, which had a 80.2% graduation rate in 2017.

Other bright spots for East Greenbush CSD include an increase in Regents Diplomas with Advanced Designation (more of our students graduated with at least 22 units of credits, passed between 7-9 NYS Regents’ exams and completed an advanced sequence in a language other than English or CTE or the Arts) and economically disadvantaged students graduated at a 94% rate, compared to the state average of 73.4%.

Visit the NYS Education Department to view this data.

Graduation Rates for East Greenbush Central School District

YearEast Greenbush CSDState Average