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Tonya Federico named as new Sacandaga Elementary principal

July 22, 2014

The Board of Education last night unanimously appointed Tonya D. Federico as the next principal of Sacandaga Elementary School.

“I truly believe that all students can achieve at high levels,” she wrote in her letter of application.

She added that she has focused “on learning, results and creating a collaborative culture” during her 17 years as a teacher and administrator in Schenectady. [read MORE]

Ann Comley retiring as Sacandaga principal

Ann ComleyJune 25, 2014

This change will be felt from one end of Sacandaga Elementary to the other.

The squeak of her trademark sneakers won’t be heard in the hallways at Sacandaga any longer.

When her office phone’s ringtone chimes “Are you there?” she won’t be there to answer it.

Students won’t hear her lively daily menu announcements of “hot diggity dogs” or “hockey pucks with cheese (cheeseburger)” being served for lunch that day.

After 14 years at Scotia-Glenville and 32 years total as an educator, Principal Ann Comley is retiring. [READ MORE] camera link icon

Free lunch programs offered at Collins Park and City View Church beginning June 30

Summer is a tough time for many families. Thanks to the Schenectady Inner City Ministry and volunteers from Union College, families won't have to worry about lunches this summer. Free lunches will be offered at Collins Park and City View Church in Scotia beginning June 30. [read MORE]

SUMMER READING @ Your SG Library program announced by library media specialists

June 4, 2014

For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, the S-G Library Media Specialist’s recommend some fabulous books to consider reading this summer.

Elementary reader suggestions can be found on the library web page at

Middle School and High School readers can see suggestions on both the Middle School and High School Library pages

26 Scotia-Glenville students recognized for leadership in physical education classes

May 6, 2014

Studnet photoA total of 26 Scotia-Glenville students from the four elementary schools and middle school were among the 650 students from throughout the region recognized for leadership in their physical education classes at Hudson Valley Community College tonight.

They received the 29th annual Sandra G. Morley Physical Education Student Leadership Awards. The awards are presented through the The Capital Zone of the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (NYSAHPERD). [MORE] camera link icon

Grade 3 concert being held at Sacandaga on May 15

Grade 3 students at Sacandaga will put on a concert at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 15, at Sacandaga.

The grades 4/5 chorus will also perform that evening at 7 p.m. at the high school.

Sacandaga, Glen-Worden winter concerts canceled; will not be rescheduled

March 13, 2014

Tonight's grades 3-5 Glen-Worden winter concert IS CANCELED and last night grades 3-5 Sacandaga winter concert was canceled. Neither will be rescheduled.

Patriots football player Joe Vellano stops in to visit students on way back to BostonPhoto

February 6, 2014

Joe Vellano, the #72 defensive tackle on the New England Patriots football team, stopped in at Sacandaga Elementary this morning for a back-and-forth discussion with students in grades 3 and 5.

He talked with students about being a football player, doing well in school, working hard to reach your goals and a variety of topics. He also answered students' questions. He made classroom visits to Teri Lessard's grade 3 class to visit with his cousin Evan Vellano and to Robert Gula's grade 5 class to see cousin Abby Vellano. [MORE] camera link icon

Student photoKindergarten students bring the outside in with a mix of science and math

January 16, 2014

Kindergarten students in Melissa Peterson's class didn't let an iced-over playground stop them from having fun.

They brought the outside in and mixing a bit of science and math in with it - and imagined Frosty the Snowman at the same time. [MORE] camera link icon

PRE-SCHOOL PARENTS: If you have a child entering kindergarten in September 2014, please let us know as soon as possible

November 21, 2013

Kindergarten registration is generally in late January or early February of each school year.

If we have your contact information in our database, pre-kindergarten parents will receive a mailing about registration that includes more information. Go to our Pre-School Parent page to learn how to give us your information [MORE]

Micah works his way into the hearts of  Sacandaga Elementary students

November 1, 2013

Grade 5 teacher Jeannine Dowdle introduced her second therapy dog, Micah, to the 360+ students at Sacandaga Elementary School during an assembly today.Student photo

Last November, she brought her first therapy dog, Sadie, to meet the students at Sac. 

Therapy dogs are often brought into hospitals, nursing homes and schools to offer emotional comfort and support. [MORE] camera link icon

Sacandaga community donates more than 700 items to food drive and Harvest Run

October 24, 2013

Student photoThe fourth annual food drive and Harvest Run was held today, with lots of young legs feeling pretty tired after the event.

Students in grades 3-5 ran 3 kilometers (about 1.9 miles) around the high school fields and back to the school - twice while students in kindergarten to grade 2 ran 1.5 kilometers (about .8 miles) - or once around the high school fields and back to Sacandaga. [MORE] camera link icon

APPR composite scores for teachers and principals to be released after Oct. 18Parent Guide

All Scotia-Glenville parents and guardians have the right to obtain the state Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) quality ratings and composite effectiveness scores for their child's teacher(s) and principal(s).

Parents and guardians should download the APPR score request form in order to schedule an appointment, which will be made after Oct. 18, 2013. [MORE]

Kindergartners help fill backpacks of the Weekend Blessings program at the Mission

Student photoOctober 2, 2013

Kindergarten students in Melissa Peterson's class have filled the bellies of children they may never know. Peterson and her student teacher, Victoria Milkins, were inspired by the Weekend Blessings program, which provides nutritious snacks for children in the community who do not have access to nutritious food on weekends. [MORE] camera link icon

Scotia-Glenville's Odyssey of the Mind teams are now forming; sign up online

September 13, 2013

If your child is very creative, likes to do projects with his or her hands and really enjoys new adventures, joining one of the Odyssey of the Mind teams now forming at Scotia-Glenville may be just the ticket! [MORE]

Scotia-Glenville students return to school for a year of challenges and adventures

September 6, 2013

Student photoMore than 2,700 students walked back through their school doors today. While the same thing has happened every year for more than 60 years at S-G, the day has magic every time. Check out photos from Opening Day 2013. [MORE] camera link icon

Parent Today debuts at Scotia-Glenville!
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August 27, 2013

Parent Today badgeParent 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. [MORE]

The 2013-14 calendar will be mailed to homes by Aug. 23; you can check it out now

August 15, 2013

CalendarThe 2013-14 calendar will be mailed to homes in the Scotia-Glenville community by Aug. 23. You can check it now on the calendar page.

Camp Invention for grades 1 to 6 will be held July 22-26 at the Middle School

June 28, 2013

Camp Invention is coming to Scotia-Glenville Central School District this summer!

Camp Invention is a great way to keep your child inventing, discovering, exploring and achieving while having fun this summer.

Glendaal Library Media Specialist Deb Byrne will oversee the program this year.

Call 800-968-4332 or visit to register!

Common Core testing on the way to S-G

April 11, 2013 Poster art

 If you find it’s getting harder and harder to help your child with his or her homework every night, it’s not you.
Schools in New York and 44 other states have begun to implement the Common Core Learning Standards – a set of standards that will be consistent from state to state. The goal is to ensure that students from coast to coast are college- and career-ready when they graduate from high school. Download the flyer above and watch a video for parents. [MORE]

Responsive Classroom
Responsive Classroom is being used at all Scotia-Glenville elementary schools. Find out more about it here, including a video developed at Glen-Worden.

Logo for Boxtops for EducationFind out more about the Box Tops program at

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Monday, July 28, 2014:

CANCELED Board of Education meeting, 7 p.m., District Office

Monday, August 11, 2014:

Board of Education meeting, 7 p.m., District Office

Monday, August 25, 2014:

Board of Education meeting, 7 p.m., District Office

Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014:

Classes begin, grades 1-12

Friday, Sept. 5, 2014:

Kindergarten students begin classes




Click here for Scotia-Glenville calendar information


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