COVID-19 Updates and Information

Grades 3-5 will return for full time in-person learning starting Monday, April 26, which will fully reopen all elementary schools. The K-12 Full Remote program will still be available to families who choose that option. Due to state regulations, Columbia and Goff will remain in the Hybrid Model at this time. The East Greenbush CSD will continue to evaluate options for Columbia and Goff students to receive increased in-person learning at 6 feet social distancing where possible.

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The East Greenbush Central School District has scheduled virtual community forums on Wednesday, August 5 (6:30-8:00 p.m.) and Thursday, August 13 (6:30-8:00 p.m.) to discuss the reopening of schools. Both events will be live streamed and provide an opportunity for members from the school community to provide feedback regarding the preliminary reopening plan.

Superintendent Jeff Simons will give a brief presentation regarding concerns and questions the district has received since sharing its preliminary plan. There will also be a panel of district representatives to discuss those topics during the live streamed event.

Mr. Simons will be joined by a panel of district representatives including:

  • James McHugh, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction
  • Molly McGrath, Director of Pupil Personnel Services
  • Michael Harkin, Principal of Columbia High School
  • Jill Barker, Principal of Howard L. Goff Middle School
  • Jack Alvey, Principal of Donald P. Sutherland Elementary School
  • Wayne Grignon, Principal of Genet Elementary School

A link to the live video will be posted on ahead of the event. If you would like to ask a question during the forum, you will be able to do so through ThoughtExchange, an online tool which will be provided to participants during the forum.

To learn more about the district’s preliminary reopening plan, please visit