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August 27, 2015
Duanesburg Central Schools
DESDuanesburg Elementary School: A positive and peaceful place.

Elementary News

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.

Back to school: Update your SNN lists

Now is a good time to update your SNN information, particularly if your children will be moving to a different school building. Also note: news formerly communicated via the SNN Middle School News list will now be included in High School News for grades 7-12 and Elementary School News for K-6th grade. READ MORE

Reading lists

Download 1st grade reading list
Download 2nd grade reading list
Download 3rd grade reading list
Download 4th grade reading list
Download 5th grade reading list

Supply list for K-6

Download the K-6 supply list for 2015-16.

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

Going mobile

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

 

DISTRICT GOALS

 
> District goals

 

 

Looking for more news? Visit the DISTRICT HOME PAGE and NEWS ARCHIVE

 


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS:

  • School calendars
  • Sight for Students provides free vision exams and glasses to low-income, uninsured children. [LEARN MORE]]
  • Site-Based Management Team Brochure [DOWNLOAD]
  • Don't forget to visit the district's Photo Gallery. To see pictures of school events.
  • Do you or your family need health insurance? Get more information about the Healthy Capital District Initiative [HERE].