Budget Vote and Board Election

The East Greenbush CSD Budget Vote and Board Election is scheduled for Tuesday, May 18. Polls will be open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Bell Top, Donald P. Sutherland, Green Meadow and Goff. Please be advised that school parking lots will be busy due to school buses and parent pickup and drop off at the following times: Bell Top, DPS and Green Meadow (8:45-9:00 a.m. and 3:20-3:35 p.m.) and Goff (7:25-7:40 a.m. and 2:35-2:50 p.m.). Residents can also vote by absentee ballot. An absentee ballot application is required. Visit egcsd.org/budget for more info.

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SchoolMessenger Alerts for Staff

SchoolMessenger is the District’s notification service which includes email, text message and phone calls for staff who have signed up for the service. The purpose is to send out important alerts regarding weather-related closings and emergencies.

If you would like more information, please contact Public Information Specialist Mark Adam at 518-207-2532 or adamma@egcsd.org.

How SchoolMessenger will be used

Type of Situation                Type of CommunicationRecipients
Emergency during school hours (e.g., early dismissal due to water main break)Text messageEmergency contacts (from Student Verification Form)
Snow day or 2-hour delay before school startsText messageParents/guardians
Community news (e.g., reminder about budget vote)EmailParents/guardians

 

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FAQ: SchoolMessenger

When will the District send text messages?
Text messages will be sent to parents/guardians for emergencies that happen during school hours and for any school closings/delays (e.g., schools closed due to snow, schools closing due to power outage).

What phone numbers will the District send text messages to?
During emergencies, text messages will be sent to the SMS text message-capable numbers provided as part of the Student Verification Form. Additionally, parents/guardians will receive text messages about weather-related closings and delays.

Will I be charged for the text message?
SchoolMessenger does not charge recipients for text messages that they receive or send to the short code. However, wireless providers may charge for individual text messages, depending on the plan associated with the wireless device. Please consult your carrier if you are uncertain.

May I opt out of text messaging?
Yes. You may opt out of receiving text messages at any time. Simply reply to one of our messages with “Stop”.

When will we receive phone calls or emails?
Phone calls will only be used for emergencies that happen during school hours. Calls will continue to be made to the emergency contact numbers you provided. Emails will be used to communicate important school news (e.g., upcoming budget vote).

How do I check my contact information?
Log in to PowerSchool and click Parent Student Contact Info (School Messenger). If you need to make any changes, please contact your school’s main office. This information is updated daily.