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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The East Greenbush Central School District hosted a virtual public forum on Monday, December 21 to check-in with families about the school year thus far, the impact of COVID-19 and how the district is working to keep schools open and safe.

Superintendent Jeff Simons presented some information and updates and then a panel of district and community representatives responded to questions and concerns.

Public Forum Panel:

  • Jeff Simons, Superintendent of Schools
  • Michael Buono, Board of Education President
  • James McHugh, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction
  • Marissa Cannon, Director of Human Resources
  • 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
  • Daniel Garab, Principal of Green Meadow Elementary School
  • Karen Vincent, RN, COVID-19 Coordinator
  • Dr. Kevin Albert, Medical Director
  • Craig Hansen, Director of Health and Safety/Operations and Maintenance at Questar III BOCES