The first day of school in the East Greenbush Central School District has been delayed from Tuesday, September 8 to Monday, September 14 following approval by the Board of Education at a special public meeting on Wednesday evening. The change will provide more time for preparation and training associated with the reopening of schools.
The calendar change will not alter the staff work schedule. Staff will report on August 31 for the first Superintendent’s Conference Days.
“The complexities of reopening under the current circumstances will require sufficient time for preparation,” said Superintendent Jeff Simons. “This time will allow for staff to be trained for the new procedures and become familiar with a new instructional model and the corresponding curriculum and technology.”
Delaying the start of school will also allow for additional professional development.
“It’s important that we start off putting our best foot forward,” said James McHugh, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, “and making sure that folks are prepared to change that instructional design.”
The state has provided flexibility enabling districts to adjust the school calendar to ensure a well planned reopening.
View 2020-21 District Calendar (updated August 12, 2020)