Communicating while saving resources!
officials frequently receive requests from a variety of community
groups, as well as organizations outside of the school district's
boundaries to distribute information about events, activities and
programs that may be of interest to district children and their
The district has a long-standing tradition of cooperating
with community agencies and organizations and serves as a central hub
of activity in the community, particularly as it relates to
educational and recreational opportunities available to children. To
that end, the district strives to assist in making students and
parents aware of additional opportunities for growth and development.
In the past, requests have been fulfilled by sending flyers home
via backpack mail at the elementary school and middle school levels,
and occasionally by posting online. However, at that time, there was
not a clear policy or guidelines in place to follow when considering
approval of such requests and appropriate distribution channels based
on the type of organization and content submitted.
In addition, the distribution of such information and
announcements to each student takes time from the instructional
day. To that end, the district is making an effort to save paper and
the time of our busy teachers and office staff.
distribution via traditionally printed backpack mail, flyers for non-profit community
organizations will be posted on this "Community News eBackpack" page.
communications guidelines will be followed when considering
approval of such requests and any other appropriate distribution
channels based on the type of organization and content submitted.
If you have any questions, please contact the district's
Communications Office at 355-9200, ext. 4006, or
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we make this
Share information about your local, non-profit community
organization's event or activity!
If you have a community announcement you would like posted, please
click here to access the
online submission form. Be sure to also read our
conditions for posting. Requests from for-profit
organizations will not be fulfilled.
- Fast track swim lessons at the Duanesburg YMCA
Fast track swim lessons is a one-week long swimming lesson
program designed to help children start learning to swim or to
practice their swimming skills. Lessons are divided by ages
(3-5) and (6-12). Children are broken up in accordance to
ability by the swim instructors once in class, which gives
children an opportunity to set individual goals for the end of
the week with their instructor. Classes run Monday-Friday for a
half hour each day.
WHEN: April 20-April 24
TIME: Pre-School (3-5) â€”10:00am-10:30am OR 5:00pm-5:30pm
Youth (6-12) â€” 10:30am-11:00am OR 5:30pm-6:00pm
PRICE: MEMBER $35.00, NONâ€“ MEMBER $70.00
For more information, contact Sheyenne Wales â€“ Aquatics
- Swim Lessons at the Duanesburg
Spring II session: May 8-June 25 *no classes on Memorial Day
Weekday Group Classes:
Parent & Child: Wednesdays 5 â€“ 5:30pm
Pike: Mondays 5 â€“ 5:30pm OR Fridays 5:30 â€“ 6:00pm
Eel: Mondays 5:35 â€“ 6:05pm OR Fridays 6:05 â€“ 6:35pm
Ray: Tuesdays 5 â€“ 5:30pm
Polliwog: Tuesdays 5:30 â€“ 6:10pm OR Thursdays 5 â€“ 5:40pm
Guppy: Tuesdays 6:15 â€“ 6:55pm OR Thursdays 5:45 â€“ 6:25pm
Minnow: Mondays 6:10 â€“ 6:50pm
Saturday Spring II Group Swim Lessons: May 13â€“June 24
Parent & Child: 11:50am â€“ 12:20pm
Pike: 10:30â€”11:00am OR 11:15â€“11:45am
Polliwog: 9:45 â€“ 10:25am OR 10:30 â€“ 11:10am
Eel: 9:00 â€“ 9:30am OR 11:15 â€“ 11:45am
Ray: 11:50am â€“ 12:20am
Guppy: 9:00 â€“ 9:40am OR 9:45-10:25am
Adult Beginner and Adult Intermediate Swim Lessons: Wednesday
evenings from 6:30pm until 7:15pm (beginner); Thursday evenings
from 6:30pm until 7:15pm. (intermediate)
Registration for the Spring II Session will open on April 3 for
members and April 10 for the community. Registration will close
on May 21. Ask about our private swim lessons, group private
swim lessons, and our private family swim lessons! To register,
www.cdymca.org, call (518)895-9500, or email
Learn to Swim at Home with the YMCAâ€™S Backyard Pool Program
This summer, bring swim lessons to your neighborhood with the
YMCAâ€™s Backyard Pool Program. Qualified team of swim instructors
will come to your private pool to deliver the Yâ€™s nationally
recognized swim program to participants of all ages. Lessons can
be scheduled for one-on-one swim instruction or for a group of
family or neighbors.
Program Overview: 8, half-hour swimming lessons conducted in
your pool over a two week period or one-week session of 4
one-hour lessons. Private, semi-private and small group class
sizes maximize learning and help children master swim skills.
Call Jennifer to learn more: 518-895.9500 ext. 115'.
- Rotterdam United Soccer Club Spring Soccer Program
The Rotterdam United Soccer Club Spring Soccer Program is a six
week mini foot skills camp for children ages 4 to 10. The goal
is to teach basic soccer skills in a non-competitive, fun, and
healthy atmosphere. Instructors consist primarily of players
from local high schools and the Rotterdam United Soccer Club
(RUSC) travel soccer teams, with guidance and oversight from
experienced travel coaches and staff. The program will teach the
basics of soccer and develop skills through practice, drills,
and small-sided games. This is not competitive play. For more
information and to register, visit
Kids Night Out at the Duanesburg Y
The Duanesburg Y is holding "Kids Night Out" events on the
following Saturdays: March 25, April 29 and May 27. The events
are for ages 3-12 and will be from 4:15 to 8:15 p.m. Come and
enjoy open swim, gym games, and a variety of other activities.
Please note that swimming is for grades 3-5, or any age who can
pass the deep end test. A piece of pizza, snack, and drink will
be provided! Other snacks are available for sale $1 each. All
participants must be signed in by a parent or guardian, and will
be required to complete a short guest release form.
Registration costs are as followed:
$10 (preregistration)/$15 (walk-in); Family: $35
$20 (preregistration)/$25 (walk-in); Family: $45
- Summer Camp
TSL is offering summer camp June 27-Aug. 26, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
for kids ages 5-12 at TSL, 590 Giffords Church Road, Schenectady.
Prices start at $165/week. For more information and to register,
- CPR, First -Aid, AED and Lifeguard Certifications
Duanesburg Area Community Center
For dates and information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (518)
The "Community News E-Backpack" page is provided as a service
to parents for informational purposes only. Programs listed are not
necessarily affiliated with nor endorsed by the Schalmont Central
School District. For more information about the activities and
organizations listed above, please use the contact information
provided with each entry.