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New Immunization Requirements in Effect For Students

The NYS Department of Health (DOH) has revised immunization requirements for school attendance to be consistent with recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). The new requirements took effect on July 1 and were developed to reduce the number of vaccine-preventable diseases, such as measles and whooping cough. No new vaccines are required, but the number of doses required and the time intervals between doses has changed. view new immunization requirement forms by grade

Summer School Information and Bus Routes

Summer school 2014 is being held at Lisha Kill Middle School July 2 to August 12 for students in grades 7-12. summer school brochure (pdf) and summer school bus routes (pdf)

Perry Appointed New Director of Human Resources, Safe Schools & IT

Longtime South Colonie administrator, Dr. David Perry, Ph D., has been appointed to a new position at the District Office. Perry is the new Director of Human Resources, Safe Schools & Information Technology, replacing David Seaver who is retired June 30. The appointment is effective today, July 1. full story

Colonie High Holds 60th Commencement Exercises

Colonie Central High School held its 60th commencement exercises on Friday night, June 27, to a large crowd of family and friends at the Empire State Plaza in Albany. Good luck to the Class of 2014. view a video slide show, view graduation program

S. Colonie Ranks 16th Among Area School Districts

South Colonie Schools was ranked No. 16 among 85 area school districts in The Business Review’s annual School Report for 2014 - up one spot from last year. A school district’s overall score is a weighted tabulation that takes into account student test score results and graduation rates. view story

Business Review Interviews CCHS Science Teacher

Physics teacher Michele Famoso has been teaching at Colonie Central High School for 15 years - her entire career in education. We asked Famoso her thoughts about educating the region's future workforce. full story

Fifth Annual South Colonie Technology Challenge

For the fifth consecutive year, Colonie Central High School volunteered to assist students and teachers with the Grade 4 technology challenge at all five elementary school. full story

'Power of Food' Presented by PEP Grant

Elementary students from each of South Colonie's five K-4 schools where presented with a tasty, healthy snack this spring. Students in each building learned through a hands-on interactive presentation entitled: The Power of Food. more info & photo gallery

Strait Named Exceptional Bus Driver by AAA

Congratulations to South Colonie bus driver Gary Strait, who was honored by the Hudson Valley chapter of the American Automobile Association this spring with a 2014 Safe School Bus Driver Award for his superior dedication to the district during his 18-year career. full story

Board of Education Honors Athletic Groups For 2014-15 Special Achievement

The South Colonie Board of Education recognized three groups at its June meeting for special achievement during the 2013-14 school year. Honored were members of the Colonie Central High School Varsity Cheerleading squad, Girls Varsity Bowling Team and participants in the Unified Sports Program. full story

Scenes From Raiderfest 2014 at CCHS

Colonie Central High School hosted Raiderfest, a daylong festival on Saturday, May 31. The event was organized by the district's student iCARE team, which stands for Integrity, Community, Accountability, Respect and Empathy, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. Times Union photo gallery

Track and Field Champion and Decorated Military Officer-Teacher Make Up 2014 Hall of Fame Class

Colonie Central High School is proud to announce the induction of two new alumni into the Hall of Fame this June with the Class of 2014. This year’s inductees are Paul Gansle and Lt. Col. Robert Kirkland. full story

Colonie Central High School Awards Night

Colonie Central High School hosted Awards Night 2014 on May 15, recognizing 122 junior and senior students for their scholarship, leadership, community involvement, and other achievements. full story

Sign Up For South Colonie School News Notifier

Sign up today for the South Colonie  “School News Notifier” (SNN), a system designed to help keep parents, staff and the community more in touch with what is happening at South Colonie Central Schools. SNN is an opt-in email alert system for which parents and residents can sign up to receive email alerts from the district. With SNN, district officials have the power to send updates and reminders about district activities or information about school closings and delays. Users can choose to receive any or all of the alerts, and they can unsubscribe at any time. Sign up today by clicking on the SNN icon. For more information about SNN, click here (pdf).