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Facility Use Policies

Interested in using space in Schalmont School District? Please read our Facilities Use Handbook for general rules.

Energy Savings

Despite rising fuel costs and an economic downturn, the Schalmont Central School District is saving money on its monthly energy bills. Learn more about our energy-saving efforts.

Water testing

In September 2016, a state law went into effect that requires all public school districts to test water for lead. View current results.

School Closings, Delays & Early Dismissals

When Schalmont is forced to close or delay schools, or dismiss students early due to inclement weather or other emergency conditions, that information is communciated through a variety of ways, as outlined below. 

Delayed openings mean all schedules will be delayed either one or two hours. Bus pickups will be approximately one or two hours later than the orginally scheduled time. However, please continue to monitor all opening delays, as they could turn into school closings depending on the weather. No school breakfast will be served in the event of a two-hour delay.

District procedures for school closings and delays

Procedures for Schenectady YMCA's Y-Time Program Housed at Jefferson
  • If there is a one hour delay, Y-Time will open at 8 a.m.
  • If there is a two-hour delay, Y-Time will open at 9 a.m.
  • If the district cancels all evening and afterschool activities/programming, Y-Time will close at 4 p.m.
  • If the school district closes early, Y-Time will remain open for one hour. (For example, if school closes at 1 p.m., Y-Time will close at 2 p.m.)

District website homepage and social media accounts

Visit the district website homepage, district Facebook page and/or the district Twitter account. Not yet a friend or follower? Visit us online today!

School News Notifier

Parents can also be notified by e-mail or text message by signing up for the closings/delays notification on the district's opt-in news service, School News Notifier. However, due to the volume of closing notifications sent and precautions put in place by the recipient's e-mail server, these notifications may not be received immediately. We encourage you to check the district website, social media accounts, and/or consult local media outlets--in addition to awaiting text or e-mail notification--to ensure that you and your child(ren) receive the information as soon as possible.

News Media

School closings are also announced on the following local TV and radio stations: Channel 6, Channel 10, Capital News 9, Channel 13, Fox 23, WGY (810 AM), WFLY (92.3 FM), WYJB (95.5 FM), and WRVE (99.5 FM), as well as the Times Union, and Daily Gazette.  

It is best to rely on more than one source of information when it comes to weather-related announcements. This is particularly true in situations that involve power outages, which can affect the district's ability to send electronic notifications. Emergency preparedness agencies have advised that residents have access to a battery-powered radio so that they can receive information if other communication channels are unavailable.

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Joe Caldara
Joseph Caldara
Supervisor
Operations and Maintenance
(518) 355-9200, ext. 2004
jcaldara@schalmont.net