May 22 update: Message from Superintendent Perry

Dear South Colonie Community,

As we enter the Memorial Day weekend, settling into our new phase 1 reopening processes with a primarily digital connection to reality, I have had some time to think and reflect on our circumstances. Today, I would like to pause and express my gratitude to you and your children and to remind you all of the sacrifices that we have already made.  While all of us want to go to the beach and have barbeques, I encourage you to stay the course and use proper social distancing.  Do not gather in groups of more than ten people. If we don’t remain vigilant, we risk undoing the progress we have made since March.

During this Memorial Day weekend, we need to remember and we need to offer our respect for those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms that we enjoy.  Despite the obstacles that we all face, the servicemen and women who gave their lives while serving our country need not be forgotten.

Annually our schools pay tribute to these fallen heroes.  Despite not being able to be physically present in school, the opportunity to educate our students on the importance and true meaning of Memorial Day should not be lost.  I share with you two fine examples of these lessons presented by Sand Creek Middle School and Lisha Kill Middle School.  I would ask that you take a few moments to view and appreciate the message.  Together we pay homage to those who have given us our freedom.

Stay Strong Colonie!
David Perry
Superintendent of Schools