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Shalmont Central School District
Dr. Carol Pallas
Superintendent
4 Sabre Drive
Schenectady, NY 12306
Phone: 518.355.9200
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October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

October is National Bullying Awareness Month and as such, Schalmont Schools will be sharing resources with students and parents through our website, SNN and social media channels as to what you can do to prevent bullying on our campuses. For starters, please watch this latest video. view video

Professional development day focuses on enhancing instructional technology

Research shows teacher quality is the single most powerful influence on a student's achievement, which is why it's so important for educators to sustain and enhance their practice through ongoing, professional development. learn more

School Attendance: 'Got to be in it to win it!'

Schalmont Schools takes attendance very seriously! In fact,daily attendance is one of the most important factors in whether or not a student will succeed in school. Every minute counts ... every student counts! more about attendance More about attendance

Schalmont celebrates Homecoming 2014

Homecoming has always been a time of year when the Schalmont community and alumni come together to celebrate what makes it special. photo gallery

Seasonal flu and enterovirus information

The New York State Health Department offers this seasonal flu information and information about the enterovirus for Schalmont parents. parent flu guide (pdf) and Enterovirus informaton (pdf)

Have you visited our new "Community News Ebackpack" page?

In an effort to save paper and the time of our busy teachers and office staff, flyers for non-profit community organizations are now being posted on our "Community News eBackpack" page instead of being distributed via traditionally printed backpack mail. Learn more

State assessment scores show need for improvement

The New York State Department of Education, last month, released district and school results for the English and math assessments that students in grades three through eight took in the spring of 2014. Learn more

Schalmont raises $3,000 in scholarship money at second annual Race Back to School

The Schalmont community raised some $3,000 in scholarship money as more than 120 students and adults participated in yesterday's second annual Race Back to School 5K challenge. view musical slideshow or view race winners (pdf)

District reaches new three-year contract agreement with its administrators

The Schalmont Central School District has reached a new three-year contract agreement with its administrators that will carry them through the 2016-17 school year. Learn more

Welcome back to school!

Schalmont was filled with excitement on Thursday, Sept. 4, as students returned for the 2014-15 school year. Photo gallery

Motivational speaker/educator highlights staff opening day

Motivational speaker/educator Luis Cruz, Ph.D. kicked off the 2014-15 school year on a positive note for Schalmont faculty and staff on Sept. 2. Learn more

School taxes may be paid in person or online 

Taxpayers in the Schalmont Central School District may pay school tax bills in person or online. Learn more.

Fall Adult Education program guide now available online

The Schalmont Central School District Fall 2014 Adult Education program guide is now available online. Register today! Classes begin Oct. 20. The Fall program guide is also being mailed to district residents. view program guide (pdf)

Do you still need to register a new student?

If you have not yet registered a new student for the 2014-15 school year, contact the school that your child will be attending as soon as possible to make an appointment. Learn more

Superintendent's welcome back letter to parents

Summer is quickly coming to a close and the start of a new school year is just around the corner. The first day of classes for students in grades 1-12 will be held on Thursday, Sept. 4 with kindergarten classes beginning on Friday, Sept. 5. read letter [PDF]

8th annual Schalmont Athletic Association Golf Classic set for Sept. 29 at new venue

The Schalmont Athletic Association is looking for golfers, diners and sponsors for its 8th Annual SAA Golf Tournament on Monday, Sept. 29, at our new venue Pinehaven Country Club, Guilderland. Funds collected through golf packages, dinner packages and tournament sponsorship will help support Schalmont student-athletes. Please register by Sept. 1. more information/registration form (pdf)

NYS releases 50 percent of questions from 2014 Grade 3-8 assessments

The NYS Education Department has released approximately 50 percent of the questions used on the 2014 Grades 3 - 8 assessments. The released questions will help students, families, educators, and the public understand the breadth and depth with which the state tests measure college and career readiness. More information (pdf)

Schalmont students participate in summer honor choir

Schalmont Middle School had 15 students representing the district at the 12th annual Summer NY/American Choral Directors Association Honor Choir conducted by Susan Brumfield (Professor of Music Education at Texas Tech University). Learn more

Coming soon: "Parent University" series

Stay tuned for information about a series of informative "Parent University" workshops and webinars that will be offered throughout the school year for Schalmont parents, families and community members. The series is being designed to help participants better understand the changing educational landscape, including the Common Core Learning Standards, and to provide resources that will support child(ren)'s academic success and emotional growth at home.  

Board of Education adopts 2014-15 school property tax rates

The Schamont Board of Education adopted new district property tax rates for the 2014-15 school year at its August meeting. Learn more

Det. Patrick Farry named new Schalmont district SRO

Det. Patrick Farry of the Rotterdam Police Department is the new School Resource Officer (SRO) for the Schalmont Central School District. He begins Sept. 2. Learn more

District names new middle school leadership team

Schalmont school officials are pleased to announce Ms. Linda Taylor as Schalmont Middle School's new principal and Mr. R. Scott Ziomek as the building's new assistant principal. Learn more

Della Villa resigns from school board; Amelia Hallam to hold nine month term

The Schalmont Board of Education unanimously appointed Amelia Hallam to fill a vacancy on the school board for the seat previously held by Michael Della Villa. Learn more

Schalmont wins state grant to review assessment

The Schalmont Central School District is part of a consortium of 12 school districts led by Capital Region BOCES that has won $399,946 to review and improve student assessment practices. Learn more

Annual policies/notifications posted online

The Schalmont Central School District is required to provide the following notifications to parents on an annual basis. They have been posted online for your convenience. policies/notifications

District opts out of national lunch/breakfast program at Schalmont High

Families with children currently enrolled in Schalmont schools should have recieved a letter via regular postal mail, which was dated June 30 regarding a decision to opt-out of the federally-funded National School Lunch and Breakfast Program at Schalmont High School. Parents will have 60 days to share their comments with the district before the change takes effect with the opening of the school in September. read letter [PDF]

2014-15 calendar online 

The one-page 2014-15 school year calendar, which was approved by the school board in March is currently available online. A printed 28-page calendar will be mailed by late August to all families with children enrolled in Schalmont schools. download calendar [PDF]

SNN: Keeping you connected to your child's school

The new school year is almost upon us. Make sure your SNN profile is up to date. New to the district? Sign up for SNN today to stay connected with your child's school. Learn more  

Subscribe to Parent Today... Today!

Parent Today is a free e-mail newsletter and companion website designed to help build a stronger bridge between families and the classroom. Parent Today is packed with research-based information that empowers parents and supports teachers. Learn more  

Visit colonialcouncil.org for sports schedules

All Schalmont Central School District sports schedules are now available online through colonialcouncil.org. Visitors can view all sports events scheduled for the day or individual team schedules by season. Once you access the site, you will be able to subscribe for text messages and e-mail notifications for all athletic teams, including event reminders and change notifications.

Follow Superintendent Pallas on Twitter

You can now follow Dr. Carol Pallas on the online social networking service Twitter. The new superintendent live "tweets" from school and district events and also shares important educational resources and information with the Schalmont community. Sign-up for a free Twitter account if you don't have one already. Follow Dr. Pallas