Grades K-5 summer letter

Dear grades K-5 families,

Welcome to the Schuylerville Elementary School 2021-22 school year! We hope that you are enjoying summer and found time to do the things you love with those you love.   We are looking forward to seeing your children back in school for a wonderful year ahead. The entire staff has been busy preparing for your child’s return and everyone is excited to see the students this fall.   The first day of classes for all students in grades K-5 will be Thursday, September 9, 2021.  At this point, we are preparing for a full return to in-person learning.

Click here for a letter to families regarding important information; this letter was mailed home the week of Aug. 2 along with all supporting documents. 

This year, we are welcoming Mrs. Maddie Wright, as our new K-8 Assistant Principal for Schuylerville Elementary and Middle Schools!

Click here for a letter from Mrs. Wright.  


Each child will receive a placement letter home in late August.  Due to the lack of guidance from the state and in an effort to meet the demand of balancing class sizes, please be aware that schedule changes to request a preferred teacher will not be entertained.  

1:1 iPads & Chromebooks

Schuylerville Elementary School is excited to continue its 1:1 device initiative; this year we will be transitioning from iPads to Chromebooks for students in grades 3-5.  Kindergarten, first grade, and second grade students will continue to utilize iPads. While all students worked with an iPad in the past, with the infusion of Google products that students utilize, the district is moving to a device that will streamline technology platforms.  Students will receive their device within the first week of school from their classroom teacher. 


Attendance plays a significant role in a child’s educational experience. 

  • Click here for a letter from Mrs. Norma Thivierge. 
  • Click here for a guide to establishing good attendance for the 2021-22 school year.


Student supply lists vary by grade level.  All teachers within each grade level share a supply list.  Families are encouraged to get supplies early.  Any family in need of help with supplies will be supported.  A comprehensive list is available on the school district website.

Additional Information/Forms

Please complete the following forms and return them to the elementary school main office by August 20. Families will receive these forms in the mail or may print them using the embedded links to the forms.  This information will help us promote the health and safety of your student during the coming school year; thank you in advance for your prompt attention to them (these forms are included in the mailing home).

Important Dates

In preparation for the increased level of activity that accompanies the start of the school year, I encourage parents to mark their calendars with the following events: 

  • Tuesday, Sept. 7: Kindergarten Orientation
    • 12:50 p.m . -2:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 8: Grades 1-5 Supply Drop-Off
    • 30-minute time slot for each grade
    • Grade 1: 10:00-10:30 a.m.
    • Grade 4: 10:30-11:00 a.m.
    • Grade 5: 11:00-11:30 a.m.
    • Grade 2: 11:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
    • Grade 3: 12:00-12:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 9: First day of school for students
  • Tuesday, Sept. 28: Parent Open House, Grades K-2
    • Kindergarten: 5:30-6:00 p.m.
    • Grade 1: 6:15-6:45 p.m.
    • Grade 2: 7:00-7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 29: Parent Open House, Grades 3-5
    • Grade 3: 5:30-6:00 p.m.
    • Grade 4: 6:15-6:45 p.m.
    • Grade 5: 7:00-7:30 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 11: No school, Columbus Day
  • Wednesday, Oct. 20: Elementary School photos
  • Thursday, Oct. 21: Elementary School photos
  • Thursday, Nov. 11: No school, Veterans Day
  • Friday, Nov. 12: Emergency Release Day (students dismiss 15 minutes early to emergency dismissal location outlined on the Emergency  Dismissal Location Form)
  • Friday, Nov. 19: No school,  Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • Nov. 24-26: No school, Thanksgiving Holiday
  • Wednesday, Dec. 1: Elementary School picture retakes
  • Friday, Dec. 3: No school, Parent/Teacher Conferences

Meet & Greet, Supply Drop Off

Kindergarten Orientation (Meet & greet, supply drop off, and bus ride)

Tuesday, Sept. 7

  • 12:50 p.m. All students and families meet their respective teacher on the front lawn 
  • 1:00 p.m. Bus ride: Curtis, Long, Nesbitt, Sorbero
  • 1:00 p.m. Classroom presentation: Devine, Jennings, Moran, McMurry
  • 1:30 p.m. Bus ride: Devine, Jennings, Moran, McMurry
  • 1:30 p.m. Classroom presentation: Curtis, Long, Nesbitt, Sorbero
Grades 1-5 Supply Drop Off

Wednesday, Sept. 8 

All students and families have the opportunity to locate classrooms and drop off school supplies prior to the first day of school.  Please note that this is a quick drop off as teachers are working hard to prepare their rooms for the first day of school. 

  • Grade 1: 10:00-10:30 a.m.
  • Grade 4: 10:30-11:00 a.m.
  • Grade 5: 11:00-11:30 a.m.
  • Grade 2: 11:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
  • Grade 3: 12:00-12:30 p.m.

As the summer continues, the district is awaiting guidance from the NYS Department of Health and State Education Department for the 2021-22 school year in regard to COVID-19 health and safety protocols. Information will be sent to families as soon as possible. 

I wish you a happy and healthy conclusion to your summer break and I look forward to seeing you soon.  If you have any questions, please contact the Elementary School Main Office at 518-695-3255 ext. 1221.  Enjoy the rest of your summer!


Rose Beckett, Principal
Schuylerville Elementary School