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Shalmont Central School District
Dr. Carol Pallas
4 Sabre Drive
Schenectady, NY 12306
Phone: 518.355.9200
Fax: 518.355.9203
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Detective Farry wins Friends of Education Award

Congratulations to Schalmont SRO Detective Patrick Farry for being named a CASDA Friends of Education Award winner! learn more about the award

Basketball teams head to sectionals

Good luck to both boys and girls basketball teams as they head off to the "opening round" Class B Sectional games on Tuesday, Feb. 21. The Girls play at Watervliet at 6 p.m., and the Boys are hosting Watervliet at 7 p.m.

SHS Drama Club to perform West Side Story

The Schalmont High School Drama Club will be presenting the timeless musical drama, West Side Story, March 16-18 at 7 p.m. in the Schalmont High School auditorium. learn more about the production

Wrestlers moving on to sectionals

Congratulations to the Schalmont wrestling team for their performance at the class championship! The team placed sixth overall. Jake Dembrowsky claimed the class championship. Noah Baker, Joe Casholle, David Pahl, Rod Nichols all finished in third place. Andrew Beck and Matt Warner took fifth place. David Leon finished, sixth as one of only 14 freshmen to place in the top six. Jake, Noah, Joe, Rod, and David Pahl all qualified for Sectionals. Congratulations to all, and best of luck for those moving on to Sectionals!

Lunch with the Superintendent

Join Superintendent Dr. Carol Pallas for lunch on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at noon in the district office. Get caught up on the district's budget process during this informal discussion. As lunch will be provided, we ask that you please RSVP to if you intend to come.

Camp Invention returning to JES this summer

 Camp Invention for students in grades K-6 is returning to Jefferson Elementary Aug. 7-11. New and exciting modules will have students fully engaged with STEM learning. Price for the camp is $225. If you register before March 20, use the promo code Discover25 to save $25. Registering two or more siblings? Enter promotion code SIBLING to receive $25 off per child. (Promotion offers cannot be combined). Register at or by calling (800) 968-4332. Email our Camp Director, Mrs. Melchior at if you have any questions.

Statement from the Superintendent

Read Dr. Carol Pallas' statement to parents, staff and the community regarding the car accident on Jan. 22.

SMS Engineer Club heads to Future City competition

Schalmont Middle School’s Engineering Club has developed a plan for Sabre City and is preparing to debut their idea at the Future City Competition at Proctors. learn more about their city

Governor releases Executive Budget Proposal

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo presented a state budget proposal Jan. 17 that includes a $1 billion increase in overall funding for the state’s schools in the 2017-18 school year. read more about the exective budget

Schalmont's phase 1 of Smart Schools plan financed

 Governor Cuomo announces approval of 65 Smart Schools Investment Plans - including Schalmont's - totaling $44 million. read more about the approval

Capital project referendum approved

Residents voted to approve the capital project referendum Dec. 14 with 155 yes votes and 129 no votes. Thank you to everyone who came out to vote. Learn more about the project

When the weather outside is frightful...

When winter weather arrives, the Schalmont Central School District has established criteria for deciding whether to close school for the day, cancel afternoon and evening activities, or dismiss students earlier than normal. Learn more about the process

State conducting Schalmont Special Ed focus review

The New York State Education Department’s Office of Special Education has initiated a Special Education Programs and Services Focused Review in Schalmont Central School District during the 2016-17 school year. The purpose of this review is to assess the district’s compliance with selected federal and State laws and regulations governing the education of students with disabilities. The review will be conducted by the Special Education Quality Assurance (SEQA) Eastern Regional Office. The review process will involve a review of school records of a representative sample of students with disabilities, classroom visitations and surveys. In addition, meetings of the committee on special education will be observed. Further information may be obtained by contacting the SEQA Eastern Regional office at 518-486-6366 and/or by contacting the Schalmont District Office.

Free, reduced meal applications available

Download a copy of the 2016-17 free and reduced price meal application here. An application will also be mailed home along with the district calendar.