To make it easier for families to find the latest information about the school closing due to coronavirus precautions, all updates are listed on this webpage.

School Canceled Until Wednesday, April 29

Governor Andrew Cuomo has extended the school closing for all New York schools until Wednesday, April 29.

The closure may be extended again. We will keep our community updated of any developments.

Contact Information While Offices Close

Schodack CSD is not staffing school offices during the closure.

If you have a question, please use the department email addresses below. Your email will be distributed to multiple people to help ensure you get a response.

If you need to call the school, please call only the District Office at 518-732-2297 and leave a voicemail. Someone will return your call.

Home Instruction Resources

Please email teachers or principals with any questions. Contact information here.

June Regents Exams Canceled

The Board of Regents has announced that June Regents Exams are canceled for this year.

Free Meals Available for Students

Grab-and-go breakfasts and lunches are available for any student who wants them during the school closure.

Pickup location is Castleton Elementary School at the cafeteria doors on the bus loop side of the building from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Monday through Friday.

Please email Food-Service@schodack.k12.ny.us if interested.

Playgrounds and Basketball Courts Closed

All district playgrounds and basketball courts are closed during the school closure by order of New York State to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Mental Health and Wellness Resources

Parents looking for resources about how to talk to students about the pandemic or their own mental health and wellness resources are encouraged to visit the sites below created by our social workers, counselors and school psychologists.

Capital District YMCA Providing Childcare for Essential Workers

The YMCA is providing childcare services for essential workers who do not have the option to work from home, as defined by the NYS Education Department. More information here.

Technology

Families facing technology challenges during school closure are asked to fill out this survey so we can help.

Athletics

Section 2 has postponed all spring activities through April 19. All sports practices are canceled until further notice.

Grades 3-8 Assessments Suspended

New York State has suspended the Grades 3-8 ELA and Math assessments this school year.

Rensselaer County Recovery Helpline

Anyone who needs help with substance use issues is urged to contact the Rensselaer County Recovery Helpline at 1-833-467-3123.

Mental Health Mobile Crisis

The Northern Rivers Family of Services offer support for individuals and families who are experiencing a mental health or behavioral crisis. Call 518-292-5499.

Preventative Measures for Families

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has an excellent website for information about coronavirus and how to protect your family.

Have a Question About an Update That Is Not Listed Here?

Please email Communications Specialist Jason McCord if you have a question not listed on this webpage.