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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Physical Education/Health

Curtis Sankey leads Goff PE classThe East Greenbush Physical Education program promotes the maximum physical, emotional and social growth of every child in the East Greenbush Central School District.

The Physical Education curriculum is aligned with the New York State Standards and provides all students with a broad range of physical activities to foster healthy habits and positive decision making skills. The Physical Education program will work with the students to deliver and instill the knowledge necessary for a lifetime of health and fitness.

PE Newsletter – Updated October 2019


High School

Columbia students participate in physical education for one period (45 minutes) every other day. Units include team sports, individual sports and body conditioning. Students earn .5 credits each school year and must have 2.0 credits to graduate. More information.


Middle School

Goff students participate in physical education every other day for one period (40 minutes). Units include team sports, cross country running, dancing and fitness. More information.


Students climb rock wallElementary

Elementary students in grades K-5 have physical education every other day for 40 minutes. All students must be prepared for physical activity and exercise by wearing appropriate loose fitting clothing (athletic shorts, sweatpants, wind pants, long sleeve t-shirt, t-shirt, etc.) and rubber sole sneakers. Students should not wear jeans, dresses, skirts, tank tops or dress clothes.


NYS Physical Education Learning Standards

Standard 1 – Personal Health and Fitness
Students will have the necessary knowledge and skills to establish and maintain physical fitness, participate in physical activity, and maintain personal health.

Standard 2 – A Safe and Healthy Environment
Students will acquire the knowledge and ability necessary to create and maintain a safe and healthy environment.

Standard 3 – Resource Management
Students will understand and be able to manage their personal and community resources.