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Letter from Principal Bonacquist, Jan. 15

Filed in Slingerlands by on January 15, 2021

Dear Families,

Symptomatic family member at home? Keep students home

Effective Monday, Jan. 11, the district will exclude siblings of students displaying symptoms of COVID-19 from in-person instruction. If a sibling or an individual in your household is showing symptoms of COVID-19, do not send your child to school and contact your child’s school nurse with that information. The daily COVID screening tool is being updated with a screening question regarding symptomatic individuals. If a child exhibits symptoms of COVID-19 during the school day, that child will be sent home and all siblings will also be dismissed from school and will need to be picked up at the same time.

If a sibling is home as a result of this, please let us know in the office and let the teacher know.  If they continue to do work each day, they will not be marked absent.

Slingerlands Virtual Science Fair

For details about the event – Virtual Science Fair



Cars can enter the parking lot at 9:00.  We will begin letting cars through as soon as the buses are done, which is about 9:15.  If you are running a little late and do not see any staff member still out in the back, you may have to park and walk your child up to the front door and ring the bell.

Dismissal – 

Parents will be allowed in the parking lot at 2:55.  When the weather turns bad, we will likely back this time up again to as early as 2:45.

Walkers / Bike Riders – 

Bikers and walkers will be released at 3:15.

If it rains and your child will NOT be walking/riding, please contact the office and let us know.

COVID Tracker 

Please remember to complete this each morning for each of your children. This needs to be completed everyday, EVEN if your child is home sick or is in quarantine.  If you haven’t completed it, we will be giving you a reminder.

Computer help –

Make sure to describe your issue or request in detail.

  • Call 518-478-0296 and leave a detailed message if no one answers.

Have a great weekend!




Upcoming Dates to Remember:


  • January 18 – No School, MLK Day
  • January 20 – BOE Meeting, 7PM
  • January 29 – Report Cards Posted on Aspen
  • February 3 – BOE Meeting, 7pm
  • February 15 – 21 – February Break
  • February 22 – School Resumes