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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Ronald McDonald House signHoward L. Goff Middle School will be collecting donations for the rest of the school year to benefit the Ronald McDonald House in Albany.

Ronald McDonald House Charities provides a haven of comfort, love, hope and support – free of charge – for critically ill children and their families. The Family Room and Family Suite offer families respite and support within the Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center, so families can be close to their ill child without worrying about hotel costs.

Goff Student Council’s primary request is for pull tabs from items such as canned foods and beverages, which can be recycled for money to fund RMHC services. Thousands of dollars have been raised from collecting these aluminum tabs!

Please send any pull tabs to Goff with your child in a Ziploc baggie up until June 15. Collection jars are in each house office and the main office.  

Here are some items that have pull tabs:  

  • Soda/Tea/Beverage Cans
  • Tennis Ball Cans
  • Soup Cans
  • Pet Food Cans
  • Anything else with a pull tab

Other items that our local Ronald McDonald House is looking for are:

  • Juice boxes (100% juice)
  • Individual sized healthy snacks like granola bars, boxes of raisins & nut packs
  • Paper towels, plates & bowls
  • Antibacterial kitchen counter spray cleaners
  • Individual sized boxes of cereal

These items can be dropped off to the donation boxes located in the main office.