November 29, 2015
Duanesburg Central Schools

High School News

What's news? Stay in the know

In addition to the events and news specific to Duanesburg High School posted on this webpage, be sure to check our district home page for extensive news listings. SNN subscribers recieve e-mail updates, and if desired, emergency closing text messages. PDFs of district newsletters may be found on the publications page.

Duanesburg Day takes a break

In view of the success of the Duanesburg 250 & Homecoming Celebration this fall and the retirement of Duanesburg Day coordinator Mary Clifford, DCS has decided to suspend Duanesburg Day for 2016. READ MORE

Stay well during flu season

Influenza, commonly known as flu, is an infection of the nose, throat and lungs. Caused by many different and changing strains of the influenza virus, flu can be very dangerous for infants and children, pregnant women, the elderly and those with chronic health issues.

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), each year in the United States, on average, more than 200,000 people are hospitalized from flu complications and 36,000 people die from flu. Persons who are infected can spread the flu before they show any symptoms. The best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu vaccine.

READ MORE: Flu Facts from Parent Today (pdf)

READ MORE: NYS Department of Health's Seasonal Flu: A Guide for Parents (pdf)

Mental health for teens - resources for parents & guardians

The Mental Health Association in NYS is sharing its quarterly newsletter with schools to provide helpful information, resources and tips for parents and guardians. DOWNLOAD NEWSLETTER HERE

Share your photos in the yearbook

Create the story of your year. Together. Visit to register with yearbook publisher Jostens, Inc. and get started. You also can order yearbooks online starting Sept. 25 by visiting

Parents may view math, ELA, science assessment reports via portal

Parents of last year's 3rd through 8th-grade students can view Individual Student Reports for Math and ELA via the Assessments tab in the Parent Portal. Reports for last year's 4th and 8th graders who took the Science exam are also available.

Update your SNN lists

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

7th and 8th grade supply lists

Download the 2015-16 7th grade supply list
Download the 2015-16 8th grade supply list offers free Undergraduate Application Guide

A free Undergraduate Application Guide offered by offers  juniors and seniors clear explanations of key components of a successful college application, and may be used to keep track of deadlines, access higher education resources and get tips on submitting the best possible applications. is a resource for prospective college students that strives to help students make an educated choice about their future.

Prescription drug alert

Did you know many young people believe it is safe to take “medicine” out of the cabinet even if it was not prescribed for them? Many of today's prescriptions are for pain medications that can be deadly, addictive and in some cases lead to the use of dangerous illegal drugs like heroin. Parents, speak to your teens about prescription drug dangers and make sure medications are not accessible to them. 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

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

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


Have you visited our college-related web pages?

If you haven't already checked out the district's college-related web pages, what are you waiting for? There's so much helpful information. [COUNSELING OFFICE WEBPAGE] [SCHOLARSHIP PAGE]


> District goals


  • Don't forget to visit the district's Photo Gallery!
  • School calendars
  • Student Handbook [DOWNLOAD PDF]
  • Program of Studies Guide. [DOWNLOAD PDF]
  • Sight for Students provides free vision exams and glasses to low-income, uninsured children. [LEARN MORE]
  • Fundraising/Student Participation Information [DOWNLOAD PDF]
  • Rules for lunch class visits [DOWNLOAD PDF]
  • Do you or your family need health insurance? Get more information about the Healthy Capital District Initiative [HERE].