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Shalmont Central School District
Dr. Carol Pallas
4 Sabre Drive
Schenectady, NY 12306
Phone: 518.355.9200
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Voters approve 2015-16 budget by 7 percent with a vote of 429 to 205. Bus passes by a vote of 435 to 199. Campoli and Amoroso elected to 3-year term. Hallam takes 1-year term.

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Important note from the Food Services Department

The Schalmont Food Services Department will no longer be able to accept checks for deposit into student accounts in any of the school cafeterias after June 1. Payments may still be made online via or paid in cash. Please also note that charging will not be allowed in any school building effective June 8. If a student doesn't have any money (either with them or in their account), they will be offered a peanut butter and jelly, or cheese sandwich with milk. Thank you for your cooperation. 

Voters approve budget proposal, bus proposition

Voters passed a $45,797,561 budget proposal for the 2015-16 school year by approximately 67 percent with a vote of 429 to 205. The approved budget increases spending by $1,242,831 or 2.79 percent over the current year's budget. Residents also approved a bus proposition by a vote of 435 to 199. In the board election, Gregory Campoli (477) was re-elected to a three-year term along with newcomer Joseph Amoroso (462). Amelia Hallam (457), who has been filling a board vacancy since August 2014, was elected to a one year seat on the board. learn more

Middle and high school students honored by Human Rights group

A group of Schalmont middle and high schools students were honored by the Schenectady County Human Rights Commission this spring for helping to bring diversity and a positive environment to their schools. learn more

District announces 2015 Alumni Wall of Distinction honoree

Schalmont Central School District is proud to announce this year's Schalmont High School Alumni Wall of Distinction honoree: Austin Fisher, Class of 1979. Fisher will be inducted during a formal ceremony on Tuesday, June 2, at 4:30 p.m. in the Schalmont High School library. learn more

District mourns loss of high school student

It is with profound sadness that school officials inform the community that one of our 10th grade students passed away this weekend from injuries sustained in a car accident. Our condolences and thoughts go out to the family and friends of our student. read parent letter (pdf) | grief resources | GoFundMeCampaign | May 16 Fundraising event [PDF]

Spring musical, actors recognized by local theatre group

Congratulations to the cast and crew of “Hairspray” on their award-winning production and performances this spring. The Schenectady Light Opera Company awarded the high school drama club third place for their outstanding high school production during the 2014-15 school year and six actors were nominated as outstanding performers for their work. learn more

School board adopts new technology/bring your own devices policy

The Schalmont Board of Education has adopted new policies regarding use of technology in school and bringing your own devices into school buildings. view policy (pdf)

Board of Education adopts proposed $45.8 million budget for 2015-16 school year

The Schalmont Board of Education adopted a proposed $45.8 million budget for the 2015-16 school year on April 21. learn more

Two Sabres sign college letters of intent

Two of Schalmont High School's top athletes signed their letter of intent to attend and play at colleges next fall. Amanda LaBelle has earned a Bowling scholarship at Indiana Tech and Allison Hutchins a Swimming scholarship at the University of Tampa. learn more

Upcoming New York State assessments

The eighth grade science performance exam will be given May 27 while the written portion will be given June 1.  testing schedule | Test-Taking Tips

Assessment review team informs instruction, supports learning goals

Schalmont is participating the Teaching is the Core (TiTC) grant through a consortium of 12 districts, led by Capital Region BOCES and funded through a $399,946 grant from the New York State Education Department. The initiative aims to thoughtfully review and improve assessments in consortium districts to ensure they inform instruction and support learning goals. learn more

2015-16 school year calendar now online

The Schalmont Board of Education recently approved the 2015-16 school year calendar. A more detailed district calendar for the upcoming school year will be provided to parents at a later date. download calendar [PDF]

Schalmont Athletic Association raises $4,650 at bowling event

Thanks to an outpouring of community support, the Schalmont Athletic Association raised approximately $4,650 at its eighth annual "No Tap" Bowling Outing at Boulevard Bowl in Schenectady on Jan. 31. learn more

March newsletter cover imageMarch 2015 district newsletter now online

The latest edition of Schalmont's district newsletter features updates on the district's budget development process, attendance initiative and technology integration. You will also learn more about the upcoming drama club performance of Hairspray and other events and information. A hard copy should be arriving in residents' mailboxes soon. download newsletter [PDf]

Spring Adult Education Program Guide now available online

Whether you're interested in brushing up on your computer skills, improving your finances or finding a new and enjoyable hobby, Schalmont Central School District's Adult Education program has something for you! This spring, more than 70 fun and interactive classes will be available, including a new category of courses geared for children! The program guide may be downloaded online, and hard copies will be mailed to residents in February. view program guide (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

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