Parent Resources

Parents are a child’s first teacher and a child’s best advocate all through school. The following information is provided to help Schalmont parents be even more effective in both roles.

Sabre Parent Courses

Schalmont Central School District has always worked with parents and community members to support the education of all our students. In an effort to strengthen this partnership and better publicize the existing opportunities, we are publishing offerings under the title of Sabre Parent.  All programs will be provided free of charge and are open to Schalmont parents and community members.

Dollars for Scholars

Schalmont Dollars for Scholars is an all-volunteer organization whose goal has been to provide at least six $500 scholarships a year to deserving high school seniors through an application process. The group also administers several memorial scholarships set up by friends and family to honor deceased relatives.

Volunteer for Dollars for Scholars 

We need your help! New board members are sought as well as ideas for fundraising, selection and administration of scholarships. We meet four or five times per year, usually at 7 p.m. in the high school library. It is not necessary for committee members to attend every meeting. If you have time to volunteer or would like to have your name placed on the phone-a-thon list, please contact Felicia Amoroso at famoroso@schalmont.net.

Phone-a-thon fundraising campaign

Dollars for Scholars conducts its annual phone-a-thon each spring. During that time, Schalmont High School students will call local residents and businesses to ask for tax-deductible contributions to student scholarships. 

Local residents and businesses may make tax-deductible contributions to Schalmont student scholarships at any time of the year by mailing a check made payable to “Schalmont Dollars for Scholars” to:

Schalmont Dollars for Scholars
93 West Campbell Road, PO Box 6119
Schenectady, NY 12306

Applying for Scholarships

All Schalmont seniors are eligible to apply for a scholarship. Applications are available on the Schalmont website and must be submitted to the guidance office by the deadline. Awards are made by a committee of volunteers. Students’ names are removed from the applications to guarantee an unbiased selection. Academics, leadership, work ethic and service are all taken into consideration. View all scholarship information and applications available for the current school year.

Dollars for Scholars Application:

The group has a yearly goal of raising enough funds to provide six $500 scholarships to deserving Schalmont seniors. In addition, they have been privileged to receive several named awards, which were provided by family and friends to honor certain individuals.

Named Scholarships Available:

Special Named Scholarships are listed on the cover page of the application. The members of the Dollars for Scholars Committee are extremely grateful for the generosity of the individuals who have provided funding for these awards. All applicants for named scholarships must fill out a Dollars for Scholars application. Some scholarships have additional criteria that must be met.

Parent Portal

The Parent Portal provides registered parents/guardians with access to their particular students’ attendance information by period, schedule, report card grades, progress reports, and more. Learn how to access and register for Parent Portal.

Kindergarten Registration

Learn when your child is eligible for Kindergarten registration and what you need for new-student registration.

Attendance

Attending school daily is vital to student learning. Every Student Present has tips and suggestions to help you get your child to school every day. Learn more about attendance.

Homework Guidelines

A district-wide committee of teachers, administrators and parents established homework guidelines for the school district. View the guidelines.

Bullying Prevention/Dignity for All Students Act

The Dignity for All Students Act (DASA), which took effect July 1, 2012, is designed to help districts promote a positive school environment free from discrimination and harassment and to discourage and respond to incidents of discrimination and/or harassment on school property or at a school function. Download the board policy [PDF].  

At least one employee in every school shall be designated as a DAC trained in methods to respond to human relations in the areas of race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practices, disability, sexual orientation, gender or sex.

Learn more about DASA.