School start date to be Sept. 14; new school start and end times with sample schedules; before and after school care available

Superintendent Susan Swartz announced during last night’s Town Hall meeting that the start of school for students in grades 1-12 will be delayed until Monday, Sept. 14.

Kindergarten students will have orientation and screening during the week of Sept. 14 by appointment. The first day of school for kindergartners is Monday, Sept. 21.

Staff will attend for four professional days on Sept. 8-11 to prepare for the challenges of the new school year.

New School Start Times

She also announced the tentative new schools start times:

Glendaal and Glen-Worden

Start Time – 9:00am
End Time – 2:35pm

Sacandaga and Lincoln

Start Time – 9:30am
End Time – 3:05pm

Students – in-person and with virtual learning – will follow the sample class schedules.

High School/Middle School

Buildings will open for student arrival at 7:00 am.

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays – Homeroom will begin at 7:25 a.m.  The periods will be 40 minutes each. The day will end at 2:09 p.m. Students – in-person and with virtual learning – will follow the sample class schedule.

Virtual Wednesdays: The HS and MS day will begin at 10:38 a.m. and end at 2:06 p.m. Periods will be 20 minutes each. No students will be in school on Wednesdays; all learning will be virtual.


Before and after school YCare through the YMCA will be provided at the four elementary schools. It was previously not believed the programs would be offered this year in the buildings.

The before and after care hours have been altered to match the new school start and end times. Registration is open now.

Contact Sahara Outing  at 518-456-3634 ext 1124 with questions. You can also check the website at for the most up-to-date information.

Here are the operating times for the YMCA before- and after-school care programs at Scotia-Glenville this year:

  • Glendaal and Glen-Worden
    AM 7:00 am – 9:00 am
    PM 2:35 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Sacandaga and Lincoln
    AM 7:00 am – 9:30 am
    PM 3:05 pm – 6:00 pm

In addition, these child care providers are available in the community to provide before- and after-school care:

  • Duanesburg YMCA
    221 Victoria Drive Delanson NY 12053
    Cheryl Misiewicz
  • JCC Schenectady
    2625 Balltown Road Schenectady NY 12309
    Lynn Capobianco
  • Lally Center (YMCA)
    204 South Ten Broeck St Scotia NY 12302
    Beth Doris
  • Little Dreamers Daycare
    1 Deerfield Place Scotia NY  12302
    April Talbot
  • Prentice, Elizabeth
    51 MacArthur Drive Scotia NY  12302
    Elizabeth Prentice
  • Rechnitzer, Janet
    201 Swan Street Scotia NY  12302
    Janet Rechnizter
  • Smart Strides Childcare, LLC*
    3 Horstman Drive, Scotia NY  12302
    Tiffany Starring

*Pre-school aged children only