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Important Dates & Information for 19-20 School Year

Filed in Slingerlands by on August 9, 2019

The start of the new school year is right around the corner! Be sure that you can log in to the Aspen Portal! If you are having problems logging in, please visit our Aspen Information Page or contact

School Supplies

  • School supply bundles are now available for preorder through Supplies Made Simple. Select Slingerlands Elementary under Partner Schools if you’d like to participate in this service. The deadline for ordering is August 21st. Supply Bundles will be delivered directly to your child’s classroom.

Bus Route Information

Available now on the Aspen Portal. Please call Transportation if your child will be attending School’s Out or a different daycare facility – 518-439-3830.

Teacher Assignments

You will receive an email in late August regarding teacher assignments. This information will be available on the Aspen Parent Portal.

New Student Orientation

Wednesday, August 28th 9:30am – New Student Orientation for students in grades 1-5, and any kindergartners who did not attend Kindergarten Camp

Kindergarten Bus Orientation

** All sessions are open to any BCSD incoming kindergarten student.

  • Slingerlands – August 29th, 10am
  • Hamagrael – August 28, 10am
  • Glenmont – August 28, 2pm

Kindergarten Meet and Greet

Wednesday, September 4th 4:00-5:00pm

Supply Drop Off

Wednesday, September 4th 4-5pm – Many, but not all, teachers will be in their classrooms.

First Day of School

Thursday, September 5th – School starts at 9:10am, the school day ends at 3:20pm.

Open House

Thursday, September 12th

  • 6:15 p.m. – Grades K-2
  • 7 p.m. – Specials/Special Area Teachers
  • 7:30 p.m. – Grades 3-5

Other Important Dates

  • Slingerlands PTO Dessert Hour – Thursday, September 19 6pm-7pm
  • K-5 Activities Fair @ High School – Monday, September 23 6:30pm-7:30pm
  • PTO Meeting – Thursday, September 26, 6:30pm