What's news? Stay in the know
In addition to the events and news specific to Duanesburg Elementary posted on this webpage, be sure to check our district home page for news listings. Another great source of DES news is the Elementary newsletter. SNN subscribers recieve e-mail updates, and if desired, emergency closing text messages. PDFs of district newsletters may be found on the publications page.
Title I-A and DCS students
Title I-A is a federal program that provides funds for extra educational services for students most in need of educational support. Title I-A eligibility is determined by the percentage of students qualifying for free/reduced price meals. The focus of the Title I-A program is on helping all students meet the same high standards. READ MORE (BROCHURE)
Students riding school buses other than their regular routes
From time to time, students ask to have friends ride with them on their school bus. Generally, a student is allowed to bring up to two friends on his or her bus if those friends have permission and a bus pass issued by their school's main office. For safety reasons, if there are more than two extra students, they need to ride the late bus. READ MORE
Going pink for a great cause
Duanesburg Elementary students and staff donned their brightest duds for a great cause: fighting breast cancer. VIEW GALLERY
6th grade musical date changed to Mar. 15 & 16
Sept. 29, 2016
The 6th grade musical will be held March 15 and 16, a week later than what appears on the printed school calendar produced this summer. READ MORE
Is your SNN information up to date?
Now is a good time to review your SNN information, particularly if your children have moved to a new school building. READ MORE
Bus drill dates set
Students arrive home slightly late from bus drills; dates are set. READ MORE
K-6 school supply list
Duanesburg Pride: Many reasons to be positive
Students, staff, faculty, family, Board of Education members, school leaders – all have reasons to be proud of DCS. A high-performing district with a high return on investment, DCS has an outstanding graduation rate, majority of grads who pursue post-secondary education, top 25 percent regional school ranking and students whose success extends beyond classroom walls. READ MORE
NYS Safe Schools Initiative offers wealth of info
Parents, schools and first responders all can find a wide range of resources through the New York State Safe Schools Initiative, including information about stress, gangs, cyberbullying and more. READ MORE
Access is available to Duanesburg’s eSchoolData Portals using mobile devices, with separate and specific logins for parents and students. READ MORE
Phone number update reminder for parents/guardians
Please keep DCS informed of updates to your phone numbers (i.e. new job, cell phone replacing a house phone, etc.). In case of emergency, we need an active number to call you.
Student and teacher assignments: A delicate balance
Assigning students to a teacher is a task that is taken very seriously at DCS, with a goal of to creating balanced classrooms by finding the best possible fit for each student and teacher.
Best practices/models for teacher-student classroom assignments and optimal classroom productivity methods have been shared among educators for years. Coupling those practices/models with the careful planning used by DCS teachers in assigning students to a teacher is why school officials have always refrained from accepting teacher requests from parents.
“We understand that convenience and familiarity play a role in parents wanting the same teacher to educate their other children,” says Superintendent Christine Crowley. “But we have a responsibility to all students to create a well-balanced classroom that takes many factors into consideration.” READ MORE
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