Memorial Day Recess

All East Greenbush CSD schools will be closed starting Friday, May 24 through Tuesday, May 28 due to unused snow days and Memorial Day.

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Dear Genet Families!

Happy Thursday and I hope this Genet Journal finds you doing well.  This short week was filled with excitement with our Veterans Day Assembly.  Genet was honored by the presence of 48 Veterans who have served or are currently serving within our nation’s military branches.  We thank them and all Veterans around the country and overseas for their continued service to the United States.

Mr. Simons also participated in our assembly and challenged Genet students to answer a question: “How has a Veteran changed your life?”  He would be happy to receive any thoughts or projects on the question posed to students.  If your child would like to draft a response or create a poster, they can turn it into their child’s teacher and we will make sure the Superintendent of Schools receives them.

As a reminder to our families, I want to share the schedule for students at Genet.  Here is a review of our bell schedule and what the bells denote:

  • 8:40 AM – Signals Student Arrival
  • 8:55 AM – Late Bell –  any students arriving after this bell will be tardy to school
  • 3:05 PM – Dismissal Bell – bell will begin student dismissal with an announcement

Additionally, if you are dropping off your child(ren) at Parent Drop off in the morning, I ask for your patience to ensure that all students are dropped off safely.  Some students get out on the other side, so please remain in a single file line when dropping off in the mornings.  I appreciate your attention and support in this matter.

Friday, November 18th we will be closing out our Character Education Month focusing on Citizenship by 5th Grade.  Our assembly will begin around 9:00 AM and families we welcome to attend.  Please, if you are attending, sit in the back seats of the auditorium as students will be seated towards the front.  We look forward to recognizing students demonstrating our month’s character trait as well as celebrating 5th Grade’s presentation.

Here are a few important updates for families:

Reminder: Parent-Teacher Conferences November 29th and December 8th:

Our first Parent-Teacher Conference date is scheduled for Tuesday, November 29th.  If you have not yet scheduled a time to meet with your child’s teacher and discuss their academic progress, please reach as soon as possible.

Our second date for Parent-Teacher Conferences is December 8th.

Both days are half-days for students and dismissal will begin at 11:05 AM.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher or the Genet Main Office.

Colder Weather Ahead:

As the colder months are ahead, please make sure to send in your child(ren) with appropriate clothing for outdoor recess and other activities (i.e. PE on gym days).

Attendance Matters:

Going to school every day, on time and ready to learn is the first step to doing well academically. Start building this habit in preschool so they learn right away that going to school is important. If your child is healthy, they should be in school. Here is a hyperlink with additional information: Attendance Matters.

Students that are high in absences will be receiving phone calls from Genet regarding the number and how their child is on a pathway towards being considered chronically absence.  Formal letter will also accompany any contact from the school from the Principal.  If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to either Genet’s Social Worker (Ms. DiGregorio) or myself.

COVID-19:

If your child is showing symptoms of COVID-19, keep them home and Mrs. Condo by calling 518-207-2684. Each of our schools are offering free COVID-19 test kits students and their families. Contact your child’s school if you would like any COVID test kits.

Thank you for your continued support of Genet!  Have a wonderful weekend, again, thank you to all of our Veterans!

Sincerely,

Wayne Grignon
Principal

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