The October special bus trip to Boston and December trip to New York City sponsored by South Colonie Continuing Education are both full, but other courses are still open for the full semester. Register today for our one-night courses and traditional offerings, as well as the bus trip to New York City. more information (pdf) and full course list, changes, cancellations
South Colonie completed another successful Summer School Program in 2016 helping hundreds of students complete instructional coursework, sharpen their early literacy skills, and improve in areas of special needs. full story
Congratulations to Peter Jones, a 2015 graduate of Colonie Central High School, who achieved the rank of Eagle Scout on May 27, 2015 and was recognized at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor on July 12, 2016. full story
South Colonie and other area school districts are in need of substitute teachers, teaching assistants and nurses to fill in when vacancies occur. Register through BOCES. more information (pdf)
New York State offers a variety of property tax relief programs, but many changes are in store for 2016-17. The "School tax rebates change for New York Homeowners in 2016-17" factsheet highlights information regarding three property tax relief programs: Property Tax Relief Credit, STAR Credit and Property Tax Freeze Credit. factsheet (pdf)
Colonie Central High School students and staff were asked one question on the first day of school this year: "What do you hope to make possible?" See what they said in this inspiring video. video
View a back to school photo album representing students from all eight schools in the district. Facebook public photo album
The South Colonie Board of Education Tuesday night approved a 0.51 percent tax levy increase for the 2016-17 school year, which is less than half of what was proposed in this year’s school budget approved by district voters in May. full story
Demolition crews rolled into Forest Park Elementary School this week to tear down the former South Colonie Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) offices at the rear of the building in preparation for the construction of the new school library. full story
The South Colonie Central School District once again has been ranked high in academic performance and cost effectiveness by the Buffalo First Business Review publication. full story
With the start of the new school year around the corner make sure you sign up this year for Parent Today if you haven't done so already. The free bi-monthly email newsletter and companion blog address four "chapters" of a child's life - early learners, elementary school, middle school and high school - with stories about what is happening inside and outside the classroom. Sign up today at http://www.parenttoday.org. Select South Colonie from the drop down menu and enter District ID: 12205.
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).
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Albany, New York 12205