This is a brief message letting you know that Schodack students will be participating in brief BIMAS (Behavior Intervention Monitoring Assessment System) sessions over the next two weeks. They will participate in a final session later this school year during the spring.

If you opted your students out of participating in BIMAS in the past, there is no need to opt them out again. Those students remain opted out and will not participate in these upcoming sessions.

Winter BIMAS sessions will take place at school during the following date ranges:

Maple Hill: January 8-12

Castleton Elementary: January 8-19

We are always looking for ways to best support our students and are committed to using data to best meet their needs. BIMAS is a tool to help us better understand the behavioral and social/emotional needs of all our students, allowing for the development of more effective school, classroom and individual intervention plans.

If your student is eligible to receive any services or additional support, you will be notified. The results are not intended for diagnostic purposes or special education classification.


If you have any questions about BIMAS, please reach out to MTSS Coordinator Amy Gerhartz (, Castleton Elementary Principal James Derby ( or Maple Hill Principal Robert Santarcangelo (