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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ENL Open HouseEast Greenbush Central School District hosted its English as a New Language Open House on Thursday evening for parents of students who receive ENL services. The event was very well attended, and illustrated the growing diversity within the school community.

As Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction James McHugh welcomed the parents to the event, three different translators began speaking. There are more than 22 different languages currently spoken by district students.

Each of the district’s four ENL teachers – Michelle Hall, Ida Marie Lindberg, Alexandra Omecinsky and Jennifer Carraher – spoke during the presentation as well as Wayne Grignon, the principal of Genet Elementary School which is home to the district’s ENL elementary program.

The Open House provided a venue for parents to learn more about ENL services, the curriculum, the school calendar and the importance of school attendance.

A representative from the East Greenbush Community Library was also invited to the event. She encouraged families to obtain library cards and informed them about adult English language classes that are available.

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