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Shalmont Central School District
Dr. Carol Pallas
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Schenectady, NY 12306
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Summer 2014 District Newsletter [PDF].

Schalmont students participate in summer honor choir

Schalmont Schools 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

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

Exciting parent event set for Sept. 2

All Schalmont parents are invited to attend an exciting event on Tuesday, Sept. 2, at 7 p.m. in the Mohonasen High School LGI. A joint event between Schalmont and Mohonasen Central School District, speaker Luis F. Cruz, Ph.D., will be presenting on what parents can and should expect from a 21st Century classroom. Cruz will also be presenting to faculty and staff during each district’s staff days next week.

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

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]

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

Michael Della Villa resigns from the 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

Sign up for the Sept. 13 Race Back to School

Sign up today for the 2014 Race Back to School to be held Saturday, September 13. The 5K and Kids' Fun Run benefits the Sandie Stryjek Scholarship Fund. First 120 registrants receive a free T-Shirt. more information (pdf)

New to Jefferson? Summer orientation to be held August 28

Are you new to Jefferson Elementary School or know someone who is? Join the building administrators Mr. Gifford and Mr. Thompson at the school on August 28, at 4:30 p.m. for a tour of the building. This is also a great opportunity to meet other new students and their families and learn about many of the school's day to day procedures. The session will last about 45-60 minutes. orientation/sign-up details [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)

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 for sports schedules

All Schalmont Central School District sports schedules are now available online through 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