Aspen Parent/Student Portal
Aspen is a password protected parent/student/teacher portal that will help to make communication among students, parents, teachers, and administrators more efficient. The new student information system offers parents and students online access to a secure site with personalized information about a student’s academic program and progress. The Student/Parent portal gives students and parents easy access to all types of school-related information.
For issues with your Aspen account, general questions, or to request a username and password please submit a request via the Technology Help Desk and choose “Aspen” as the category. Password assistance is unable to be given over the phone.
The South Colonie Counseling Department consists of school counselors and social workers that serve throughout the entire school district.
Foster Care Point of Contact
South Colonie, in accordance with New York State regulations, has appointed a Foster Care Point of Contact. That person is the District Registrar who may be contacted at (518) 869-3576.
Health and Wellness Services
South Colonie offers a variety of Health and Wellness services for its students and their families including annual screenings, sports physicals, first aid and illness prevention, maintenance of immunization records and more.
On July 1, the South Colonie Central School District will transition from Blackboard Connect to ParentSquare, a new communication platform that will allow the district, administrators, and teachers to more effectively communicate with families.
Like Blackboard, ParentSquare is fully integrated with ASPEN and will be used to send updates to our families via email, text and voice. Learn more about ParentSquare and how to get started here.
South Colonie has had a Safe Schools Plan in place since 2001. The lengthy report outlines in detail student behavior expectations and consequences for all grade levels. The Safe Schools Plan covers a broad range of issues including student behavior expectations and range of consequences, the removal of disruptive students from the classroom, attendance and discipline policies, student dress code and codes of conduct. Behavior expectations are broken down into three sections — grades K-4, middle school and high school.
The overall goal of South Colonie school social workers is to help students reach their full academic, social, and emotional potential by reducing or eliminating barriers to success. A school social worker is a trained mental health professional who works as a part of your child’s school team. School social workers work in conjunction with students, teachers, parents, and the community to help your child have a positive school experience.