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Imran Abbasi, Principal
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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.

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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

Smile! Picture day is Oct. 2

Picture day is Thursday, Oct. 2 at Schalmont High School. Save 10 percent by pre-ordering online. Learn more [PDF]

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

Teen Science Cafe series to kick off on Oct. 1 at Schenectady Museum

Each month this school year, the Schenectady Museum will host a “Teen Science Café” for students in the area. This is a great opportunity for high school and middle school students to enjoy an evening of free, fun-filled science explorations. Learn more [PDF]

Open House Information and Schedule for October 2

Schalmont High School will hold its open house on October 2. This is a great night to meet the teachers, learn more about the curriculum and syllabus, and it will be an opportunity to learn about the other programs we offer as a high school. We will begin the night at 6:35 p.m. in the auditorium where there will be a short introduction by the school administration. Following the introduction, parents will follow their child’s schedule, which they will receive in their first period class  If you don’t know your child’s first period class we can help direct you, but it’s very helpful if you know that information at the beginning of the evening. view schedule (pdf)

Sabre Cafe now open

The new Sabre Cafe is now open each day from 7:15-7:35 a.m., during lunches and also from 2:30-3:30 p.m. At this point, only coffee and water is being sold, but eventually other beverages and food will be sold.

Please return you pink emergency cards today

In early September, parents should have received a PINK colored Student Emergency Card. If you have not yet signed, dated and returned this form, please do so as soon as possible. It is critically important for parents to provide school and district officials with current and accurate contact and medication information. As a result, a new card must be completed and returned each school year. For more information contact high school nurse Sandy VanEtten at 355-6110, x3041 or svanetten@schalmont.net.

Military disclosure opt-out form

Pursuant to the federal education legislation No Child Left Behind, Schalmont must disclose to military recruiters, upon request, the names, addresses and telephone numbers of high school students. The district must also notify parents of their right, and the right of the child, to request that the district not release such information without prior written parental consent. Parents (or students 18 or older) wishing to exercise their option to withhold their consent to the release of the above information to military recruiters are asked to sign and return a form, which is available from the high school guidance office and online. Download form [PDF]

Help the high school earn free equipment

Please be sure to register your Price Chopper AdvantEdge card with Schalmont High School's code—16011. By doing so, you will automatically earn credit for our school every time your AdvantEdge Card is used. Visit the Price Chopper website to sign-up or re-enroll. If you don't have a card, visit the Customer Service desk at any Price Chopper location. Thank you for your support! 

College representative visits help inform students

Choosing a college or university is one of the most important decisions a young adult will have to make. Fortunately, a number of college admission representatives visit Schalmont High School throughout the school year to help inform students about the variety of educational institutions available. A schedule of visiting colleges as well as other important news is available online. Upcoming college Representative visits [PDF] | guidance blog

Sign up for Jay Wolf's Star Shooter Camp to be held Oct. 19

Schalmont students in grades 5 and up are invited to attend Jay  Wolf's Star Shooter Camp on Sunday, Oct. 19. This is basketball's ultimate shooting camp hosted by one of the world's best shooting instructors. Download program flyer [PDF]

Welcome back to school!

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

Parent Today feature: Seniors Offer Advice to Freshmen Students

The transition from middle school to high school can trigger a wide range of feelings — from excitement about increased independence and anxiety about social issues to stress about the workload and nervousness about just about everything else. To read this and other great stories this school year sign up for Parent Today - IT'S FREE! Our Schalmont district ID is 123066.  Log into parent today

September menu now online

The September school menus are now available for Schalmont High School. september menu [PDF]

Det. Patrick Farry named new Schalmont district SRO

Det. Patrick Farry of the Rotterdam Police Department is the new School Resource Officer (SRO) for the Schalmont Central School District. He begins Sept. 2. Learn more

August principal's letter to parents, students

High school families should have received a letter from Principal Abbasi in August with important back to school information. The letter is also being posted online for your convenience. read letter [PDF]

Math department encouraging students to purchase graphing calcuators now

Summer sales are in full effect. Teachers want families to be able to take advantage of them, especially for a calculator with a high price point. Any new student/students without a calculator enrolled in a high school math class needs to be prepared with a graphing calculator. The following are the recommended calculators: TI- 84 and TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition (no batteries are needed). Other versions of the calculator can be used for math courses. These latest models have features that make it easier to interpret and calculate data. These calculators will be the ones the math department is moving toward. If you decide not to purchase either of these, please ask your teacher about the calculator the first week of school.

District opts out of national lunch/breakfast program at Schalmont High

Families with children currently enrolled in Schalmonst schools should have recieved a letter via regular postal mail, which was dated June 30 regarding a decision to opt-out of the federally-funded National School Lunch and Breakfast Program at Schalmont High School. Parents will have 60 days to share their comments with the district before the change takes effect with the opening of the school in September. read letter [PDF]

Important notice regarding student drop-off and pick-up

Please remember that only school buses are allowed in the middle/high school traffic circle between the hours of 7-8 a.m. and 2-3 p.m. Passenger vehicles are not permitted to enter the area during that time, as well as any other time the red light may be flashing. To drop-off or pick-up students, please proceed to the middle school parking lot for fifth- through eighth-graders and the high school new gym (located at the rear of the building) for ninth- through twelfth-graders. Thank you for your cooperation.

 

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