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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The East Greenbush Central School District will not be making any changes to the 2020-21 Instructional Calendar at this time. District administrators have evaluated the calendar and the number of in-person school days for A Group students and B Group students and found only a 1.5 day difference among the K-5 groups, a .5 day difference for grades 6-8 and a 1.0 day difference for grades 9-12.

The month by month breakdown regarding in-person instructional days based on the original school calendar is as follows:

Month# of Days of In-Person Instruction for “A” Group Students 

[Mondays & Thursdays]

# of Days of In-Person Instruction for “B” Group Students

[Tuesdays & Fridays]

September45
October89
November7.5 for K-5

8 for 6-12

6.5
December67
January

*Regents

7 for K-8

*6 for 9-12

8 for K-8

*6 for 9-12

February66
March8.5 for K-5

9 for 6-12

8.5
April56
May87
June

*Regents

6.5 for K-8

*4 for 9-12

5 for K-8

*4 for 9-12

TotalK-5: 66.5

6-8: 67.5

9-12: 64

K-5: 68

6-8: 68

9-12: 65

The following days were excluded in this calculation as their status is unknown at this time:

  • Thursday, April 1, 2021 – Emergency Closing Makeup Day
  • Monday, April 12, 2021 – Emergency Closing Makeup Day
  • Friday, May 28, 2021 – Emergency Closing Makeup Day
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2021 – Emergency Closing Makeup Day

While no changes to the calendar will be made at this time, the district will continue to monitor the situation (e.g., emergency closings, etc.). Based on that data, minor changes could be made to the calendar in April or May after the scheduled Spring Recess.