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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Times Union Top Workplaces logoEast Greenbush Central School District has been named a Top Workplace by the Times Union and was featured in a special publication on Sunday.

East Greenbush CSD ranked third in the large employers category (300+ employees) and was the only school district recognized in the publication.

“I think we’re very fortunate,” Columbia High School English teacher Meagan Asenbauer said in the publication. “Our administration instills confidence in the teachers – they trust us to do what we feel is best in the classroom.”

The Top Workplaces list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC (formerly WorkplaceDynamics), a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measured several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution and connection.

“Top Workplaces is more than just recognition,” said Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. “Our research shows organizations that earn the award attract better talent, experience lower turnover, and are better equipped to deliver bottom-line results. Their leaders prioritize and carefully craft a healthy workplace culture that supports employee engagement.”

The district won an additional award for the category “Meaningfulness” based on specific survey statement scores. An anonymous staff member’s quote was included with the special recognition and said “It’s a positive environment filled with caring faculty and staff that all work together to best meet the diverse needs of our learners.”

Superintendent Jeff Simons congratulated all district employees in an email, and said in part, “The distinction we received is a positive reflection on each of you. Your dedication to the children, your caring and the positive energy you bring to your workplace everyday brings great value to the community. Thanks to all of you for your contributions.”

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