Pre-K Applications

The East Greenbush Central School District is now accepting applications for its 2023-24 Pre-K Program for eligible 4-year-old students. All applicants will be entered into a lottery, which will be held Monday, April 17, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. in the Genet Elementary School auditorium. The deadline for applications is Friday, March 31, 2023.

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Columbia High School’s Senior Prom for the Class of 2021 is scheduled for Saturday, June 12, 2021 and will be held outdoors under pavilions at Birch Hill in Castleton-on-Hudson, NY. All members of the Class of 2021 are invited to attend for free. Attendance will be limited to the Columbia Class of 2021.

Signups will begin Monday, May 3 and end Friday, May 7. A link will be emailed for students to sign up for a prom time slot (6:00-7:30 p.m. or 7:30-9:00 p.m.) and a table (set for 10). We will do our best to accommodate table preferences. There will be one outdoor pavilion used during each time slot, with a limit of no more than 200 people for each session, to ensure the event is safe and complies with state regulations.

Prom Walk-In will be optional this year and hosted at the front of Columbia High School. Families will be able to park at the school and walk up socially distanced to a decorated photo backdrop. Walk-in time will be based on the time of their prom session. Those attending the first prom session will have the opportunity to attend walk-ins from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. Those in the second prom session will have the opportunity to attend walk-ins from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. A professional photographer will be there to take pictures.

Through Class of 2021 fundraising and the district’s support, this event will be at no cost to students.

Health and Safety Guidelines

  • Each of the two prom sessions will be limited to no more than 200 people (includes students and staff)
    • Only students from the Columbia Class of 2021 may attend prom
  • Prom will be held outdoors under pavilions at Birch Hill (the first group will be under one pavilion and the second group will be under a different pavilion)
  • Mandatory face masks unless seated at your table
  • Tables will be physically distanced from each other
  • Dancing will be socially distanced and on a rotation by table
  • Students who are dancing must wear a face mask
  • Birch Hill staff will serve the buffet dinner and must wear face masks and gloves during event
  • There will be a touchless photo booth
  • Mandatory face masks at the Walk-In at Columbia prior to prom