COVID Updates and Information

Effective immediately, all children ages 12-15 are eligible to receive the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, meaning all state residents ages 12 and up can now be protected against COVID-19. The Rensselaer County Health Department will be hosting a Pfizer Vaccine Clinic for 12 to 15 year olds at the McDonough Sports Complex at Hudson Valley Community College on Friday, May 14 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. Children must be accompanied by a parent and bring proof of age. This is a walk-in clinic. No appointment is necessary.

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About Citizen Genet Elementary School

Genet math lessonGenet Elementary School is continuing a 75-year tradition of excellence that began with the opening of what was the first East Greenbush Central School District building in September 1940. On the heels of the Great Depression, the East Greenbush community pledged to build a state-of-the-art building to house students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The Genet faculty and staff are committed to developing and expanding quality programs for our children and to enhance that rich tradition of quality education for all.

Our 430 students, in grades K-5, begin each day by passing through the lobby of our magnificent building, greeted by staff, and ready to absorb all that our school has to offer. Numerous activities and special programs are offered throughout the year to enhance our young learners’ experiences at school. The Fall Fun Run, Halloween celebrations, Morning Character Education Assemblies, Concerts, the STEM Fair, Student Council Food Drives, school-wide picnics, live theater performances, and after-school “Explore and Grow” enrichment classes are but a few of the fun activities that make Genet such a special learning environment.

Principal Wayne Grignon
29 Englewood Avenue
East Greenbush, NY 12061
Phone: 518-207-2680
Fax: 518-477-4466

Office Hours: 8:00 am – 4:00 p.m.
School Hours: 8:40 am – 3:10 p.m.
Early Dismissal: 11:10 a.m.



We are committed to providing an enriching, secure, nurturing environment for children. It is our goal to ensure their access to high quality instruction, social-emotional supports, opportunities for developing physical well-being, confidence and self-esteem. Our goals include:

  • Teaching our students how to be engaged learners.
  • Preparing our students for a lifetime of learning.
  • Providing our students with multiple opportunities to learn from each other and to share their ideas with others.
  • Acknowledging individual students’ strengths and talents.


Citizen Genet’s Creed

In This School
We do second chances
We apologize
We forgive easily
We respect each other
We keep our promises
We never give up
We encourage one another
We laugh often
We are a family