Main Office

2 Sabre Drive
Schenectady, NY 12306
Fax: 518-631-2544

Main Office

Dr. Thomas Reardon, Interim Principal
518-355-9200 ext. 4001
Julie Umar, Assistant Principal
518-355-6255 ext. 2003
Deborah McGarry, Secretary
518-355-6255 ext. 2003


School begins each day at 7:40 a.m. when students are expected to be in their homeroom. Doors to the school open at 7:15 a.m. Please do not drop off students before 7:15 a.m. as no supervision is available.

When students arrive they may go directly to their locker and then to their homeroom. If students arrive before their homeroom is open, they may wait in the corridor.

At 7:38 a.m. all students should enter their homerooms. If students enter their homeroom after 7:40 a.m. without a pass they are tardy.

Students who arrive after 7:45 a.m. must report to the Guidance Office to sign in. If the reason for tardiness is legal, they will be excused and sent to a class with a pass.


Students board buses at the end of the day at 2:15 p.m. Students should not loiter in either the Middle or High School after 2:20 p.m. If a student has an activity, they are expected to report to a teacher by 2:30 p.m. If a student misses the bus, they should report to the Main Office for instructions.

Dismissal for late buses is 3:30 p.m. Students obtain a late bus pass from their teachers. 

If you need to pick up your child during the school day, please send a note in with your child or call the Guidance Office by noon so we have time to notify their teacher. Please sign out your child in the Main Office.


Daily attendance is important to your child’s success. Please try to make non-emergency dental and medical appointments for students after hours when possible.

If your child will be absent or late for school, please call the Main Office at 518-355-6110 with your child’s name, grade and reason for absence. If we do not receive a phone call, Schalmont will send an automated phone call to verify the absence.

When your child returns to school, please send in a written excuse with the absence dates, reason for absence, and signature of a parent or guardian.

Breakfast & Lunch

Schalmont Middle School a nutritious breakfast for students that includes hot and cold foods, juice and milk each morning.

Lunch is served during three lunch periods between 10:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. Monthly menus are available on our Food Services webpage, as is information about meal pricing and pre-paying for meals.

Guidance Office

The Middle School Guidance Office is available to help students and families. Whenever you have a question, please do not hesitate to contact the office. Every Middle School student is assigned a Guidance Counselor to assist them. More information is available on the Guidance Office page.

School Nurse

Whenever you have a question about your child’s health, please contact the Health Office and our school nurse will be happy to help you. The Health Office website has contact information and answers to common questions.

Period Schedule for Grades 6-8

  • Homeroom – 7:40 to 7:45 a.m.
  • Period 1 – 7:45 to 8:30 a.m.
  • Period 2 – 8:30 to 9:15 a.m.
  • Period 3 – 9:15 to 10:00 a.m.
  • Period 4 – 10:00 to 10:45 a.m.
  • Period 5 – 10:45 to 11:15 a.m.
    • Grade 6 Lunch
  • Period 6 – 11:15 a.m. to noon
    • Grade 7 Lunch
  • Period 7 – Noon to 12:45 p.m.
    • Grade 8 Lunch
  • Period 8 – 12:45 to 1:30 p.m.
  • Period 9 – 1:30 to 2:13 p.m.
  • Dismissal – 2:13 p.m.
  • Extra Help – 2:20 to 3:30 p.m.

Note, grade 5 is based upstairs in the Middle School and has its own schedule.

Visitors to the School

Visitors to the Middle School during the school day should first report to the Main Office to sign in and receive a visitor’s badge. Identification is required. Main Office staff will be happy to help direct you. When leaving, please return to the office to sign out.

Visitors to the school outside the school day, for events such as Parent-Teacher Conferences or concerts, do not have to sign in at the Main Office.

Visitors are expected to follow the same Code of Conduct as our students when they are on school property.

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