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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Winter and Fall II Sports Updates

The New York State Health Department and Rensselaer County Health Department have given approval for schools to start interscholastic sports. The East Greenbush Central School District Board of Education has responded by approving the start of Winter Sports and Fall II Sports.

2020-21 Sports Schedule

Fall ICOMPLETEDCross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Soccer, Girls’ Tennis
Winter (Low-Risk)December 14 – February 12Bowling
Winter (Higher-Risk)February 3 – March 13Basketball, Cheer, Ice Hockey, Indoor Track, Wrestling
Fall IIMarch 7 – May 1Cheer, Football, Volleyball
SpringMay 3 – June 25
(Baseball only starts April 28)
Baseball, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track, Softball, Boys’ Tennis

About Columbia Athletics

Columbia is a member of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association, competing in Class AA/A in Section II. Columbia offers nearly 70 levels (varsity, junior varsity, freshman and modified) of interscholastic athletic opportunities for boys and girls.

  • 42 Sectional Titles and 6 State Championships
  • 8 NYSPHSAA Sportsmanship Awards (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
  • 18 of Columbia’s varsity athletic programs had an average GPA of 90 percent or better in 2018-19

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Michael Leonard
Athletic Director
962 Luther Rd., East Greenbush, NY 12061


Athletics logo Columbia Girls’ Basketball Games Postponed, Teams Will Have Practice - The Columbia girls' basketball games for both varsity and JV, which were scheduled for Saturday, February 27, have been postponed. No make-up date has been determined. Both teams will have practice instead.
COVID-19 test kit First Two Weeks of COVID-19 Testing for Student Athletes Yields Zero Positive Cases - The East Greenbush Central School District began COVID-19 surveillance testing for student athletes on February 17 and has found zero positive cases out of more than 100 tests. The new testing program is not required for high school sports, but the district is taking a proactive approach to reduce the risk of any potential community spread.
Columbia girls bowling Suburban Council champions Boys’ and Girls’ Bowling Win Suburban Council Championships - The Columbia boys’ and girls' bowling teams both won Section 2 Class A Championships on Friday during virtual events, capping undefeated seasons. Congratulations!