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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Students work togetherIt is fitting that East Greenbush Central School District’s K-12 Summer Immersion Program for immigrant students started the week of Independence Day. As the nation celebrates its founding, the program’s 45 students, who were all born outside the United States, are learning more about this country’s history and culture while continuing their practice of the English language.

“The students feel like a family when they come together and explore the local community,” said Head Teacher Lisa Mahar.

The three-week program is hosted at Howard L. Goff Middle School and provides students from each of the district’s seven schools with a cultural immersion experience. Students keep journals, have in-school lessons and take field trips to local museums, fire departments, police departments and parks.

“These hands-on activities immerse the students in the language that many of them are learning,” Mrs. Mahar said. “Each week they write about these outings through a travel journal that will include a picture.”

The program is free for the district because of a Title 3A grant that was secured by school district administrators.

“This is a wonderful opportunity afforded to our students and families at no cost to our district,” said Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction James McHugh. “This grant-funded program provides opportunities for our students to gain a better understanding of our local communities while being fully engaged in our language and local culture.”

Students work together outside

Students hold tie dye shirts

Students write in journals

Students eat ice cream