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Dr. Carol Pallas
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Schenectady, NY 12306
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Halloween Safety Tips Flyer Trick or Treat: Safety Tips [PDF].

Note regarding Oct. 31 varsity football game

We realize that many parents, students and community members may want to celebrate Halloween during this evening’s home varsity football game. However, due to safety concerns, we are requesting that all individual’s refrain from wearing costumes to the game. Masks, particularly those covering an individual's face, will not be allowed. In addition, fake weapons, such as swords and guns will not be allowed. The game will be held at Schalmont High School at 7 p.m. vs. Broadalbin-Perth. Because this is a sectional game, the price of a ticket is $6. As a reminder, all students attending from Schalmont Middle School or Jefferson Elementary School may only be admitted with a supervising adult. An adult may be a parent, coach, grandparent or guardian.

Annual Craft Fair to be held Saturday, Nov. 1 at the high school

Get a head start on your holiday shopping at the Schalmont High School Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 1, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the high school cafeteria, auditorium lobby and gym. learn more

New York voters to decide on $2 billion ‘Smart Schools’ bond on November 4

When New York voters head to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 4, in addition to candidates for office, they will decide on a $2 billion bond referendum that would provide each school district with funding for new educational technology and infrastructure improvements that could also include classroom space for prekindergarten programs. Schalmont would receive $1,058,978 in Smart Schools funding if the ballot measure is successful. learn more (pdf)

Reserve your materials now for Nov. 6 college financial aid seminar

Parents of sophomores, juniors and seniors are encouraged to attend a financial aid seminar hosted by the high school guidance department on Thursday, Nov. 6, at 6:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. learn more

State Department of Health requests that districts disseminate information on Ebola outbreak in West Africa

The fall and winter months often mean more cold symptoms, influenza and occasional fevers. This season is no different, but recent media reports about communicable diseases in New York City and Dallas, Texas, have prompted Schalmont to both review its procedures for preventing the spread of illnesses (such as the flu and colds) and also to respond to requests from the New York State Department of Health (DOH) and the New York State Education Department (SED) to distribute information about Ebola. Learn more

Schalmont Board of Education honored for School Board Recognition Week

In honor of School Board Recognition Week Oct. 27-31, school officials and students recognized Schalmont's seven-member Board of Education during a regularly scheduled board meeting in October. learn more

Fifth grade international festival celebrates diversity

The entire fifth grade came together on Friday, Oct. 24 for an International Festival to celebrate each other and friends in distant lands. Photo gallery

Schalmont consortium wins $348,311 leadership grant

A consortium of Capital Region BOCES, Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES and 17 school districts — including the Schalmont Central School District — have won a $348,311 grant from the New York State Education Department to enhance and expand the expertise of area principals. learn more

Holocaust survivor/author visits Schalmont Middle School

Marion B. Lazan, Holocaust survivor and co-author of the book Four Perfect Pebbles, visted Schalmont Middle School again in October to share her personal story of survival and resilience. photo gallery

Communicating weather-related announcements

It's hard to believe that winter weather is coming right around the corner. With that in mind, we would like to remind you how Schalmont communicates weather-related announcements, be it closings, delays or early dismissals. learn more

Schalmont Ranks No. 19 Among 83 Albany Area School Districts

The Schalmont Central School District has been ranked No. 19 in the Albany area in student performance in a report by Business First. According to the publication, the rankings reflect the collective performance of each district's public schools from kindergarten through 12th grade over a period of four years. learn more

October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

October is National Bullying Awareness Month and as such, Schalmont Schools will be sharing resources with students and parents through our website, SNN and social media channels as to what you can do to prevent bullying on our campuses. For starters, please watch this latest video. view video

Cast prepares to bring "Arsenic and Old Lace" to the stage in November

cast members rehearse for fall playRehearsal has been underway since late September for Schalmont High School's Drama Club to bring the classic and timeless comedy, "Arsenic and Old Lace," to the stage in November. Photo gallery

Schalmont Athletic Association raises more than $12,000 at golf tournament

The Schalmont Athletic Association raised more than $12,000 at its Eighth Annual Golf Tournament at the Pine Haven Country Club in Guilderland on Sept. 29. learn more  

Professional development day focuses on enhancing instructional technology

Research shows teacher quality is the single most powerful influence on a student's achievement, which is why it's so important for educators to sustain and enhance their practice through ongoing, professional development. learn more

School Attendance: 'Got to be in it to win it!'

Schalmont Schools takes attendance very seriously! In fact,daily attendance is one of the most important factors in whether or not a student will succeed in school. Every minute counts ... every student counts! more about attendance More about attendance

Schalmont celebrates Homecoming 2014

Homecoming has always been a time of year when the Schalmont community and alumni come together to celebrate what makes it special. photo gallery

Seasonal flu and enterovirus information

The New York State Health Department offers this seasonal flu information and information about the enterovirus for Schalmont parents. parent flu guide (pdf) and Enterovirus informaton (pdf)

Have you visited our new "Community News Ebackpack" page?

In an effort to save paper and the time of our busy teachers and office staff, flyers for non-profit community organizations are now being posted on our "Community News eBackpack" page instead of being distributed via traditionally printed backpack mail. Learn more

State assessment scores show need for improvement

The New York State Department of Education, last month, released district and school results for the English and math assessments that students in grades three through eight took in the spring of 2014. Learn more

Schalmont raises $3,000 in scholarship money at second annual Race Back to School

The Schalmont community raised some $3,000 in scholarship money as more than 120 students and adults participated in yesterday's second annual Race Back to School 5K challenge. view musical slideshow or view race winners (pdf)

District reaches new three-year contract agreement with its administrators

The Schalmont Central School District has reached a new three-year contract agreement with its administrators that will carry them through the 2016-17 school year. Learn more

Welcome back to school!

Schalmont was filled with excitement on Thursday, Sept. 4, as students returned for the 2014-15 school year. Photo gallery

Motivational speaker/educator highlights staff opening day

Motivational speaker/educator Luis Cruz, Ph.D. kicked off the 2014-15 school year on a positive note for Schalmont faculty and staff on Sept. 2. Learn more

Fall Adult Education program guide now available online

The Schalmont Central School District Fall 2014 Adult Education program guide is now available online. Register today! Classes begin Oct. 20. The Fall program guide is also being mailed to district residents. view program guide (pdf)

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.  

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