Update for Columbia Graduation and Goff Elevation Celebration

In response to further changes to New York State guidelines for outdoor gatherings announced earlier this week, Columbia High School has consolidated its three graduation ceremonies and will instead host one graduation for the Class of 2021 on Friday, June 25 on the CHS turf field at 4:00 p.m. Howard L. Goff Middle School will follow the plan for Columbia Graduation and also host one Elevation Celebration for all 8th grade students on Thursday, June 24 at 4:00 p.m. on the CHS turf field. Each student may be joined by up to four guests.

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Bus safety drill at Goff Middle SchoolEast Greenbush Central School District’s Transportation Department held its first of three state-mandated bus safety drills of the school year this week. The drills are completed at all seven schools as well as all private, parochial and special needs schools served by the district.

Bus safety drill at Genet

A school bus driver gives students instructions on how to safely cross the street after getting off the bus.

The drill focuses on the following:

  • general bus rules
  • safe crossing procedures
  • safe loading and unloading
  • proper use of seat belts
  • emergency equipment and exits

Students also practiced evacuating the bus.