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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Special Education

East Greenbush CSD offers a dynamic special education program for students with a broad range of learning disabilities. These programs are coordinated by the Pupil Personnel Services department, which also oversees the District’s health, counseling, guidance and social work programs.

EGCSD Special Education Services During School Closure

Dear families,

We appreciate your patience and understanding during these difficult times.  While schools are closed per Governor Cuomo’s executive order, the school district must ensure that students with disabilities also have equal access to distance learning opportunities provided to general education students. To the greatest extent possible and appropriate, each student with a disability will be provided special education services identified in the student’s IEP through distance learning.

You can expect your child’s special education teachers and related service providers to be in contact with you and your student via phone, email, google classroom, or other virtual connections.  Teachers and related service providers will be providing a variety of resources, materials, and activities that will be designed to continue to allow your child to work on academic skills and activities they were working on prior to the school closure.  They are available to answer any questions or concerns you may have with accessing the materials or information shared. There will be no in person therapy or services provided during this school closure.  

Upon the reopening of schools we will resume regular programming and services.  We will work with you and your child’s educational team to determine appropriate next steps.  Please continue to regularly check the district’s website for updates. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time.  We look forward to having your children back in school as soon as possible.  

~Molly McGrath & Bill Coyle


Pupil Personnel Services Office
Columbia High School
962 Luther Rd., East Greenbush, NY 12061