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Dr. David  Ziskin

Superintendent of Schools

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Fort Plain, NY 13339



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March 17 and May 16 now full school days

On the 2016-17 calendar, March 17 and May 16 were originally scheduled as half days. Due to the use of four snow days this winter, March 17 and May 16 will now be full days of instruction.

March menus are now available here.

Mark your calendars for the Drama production of "The King and I"

The Fort Plain-Canajoharie Drama Club production of “The King and I” will be presented on Mar. 24 and 25 at 7:00 p.m., and on Mar. 26 at 2:00 p.m. Canajoharie High School. Admission is $7 for adults, and $5 for seniors and students.

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February Newsletter available

Download a PDF copy of the recent February newsletter here.

Mrs. Close's K2 Language Concepts Class watched their homemade volcano erupt as culminating activity to their study of the earth


During their study of "The Earth - Inside Out,” students were taught vocabulary terms and concepts such as crust, mantle, outer core, inner core, volcano, magma and lava. Students created a paper mache volcano and were very excited to watch the simulated eruption in which a combination of baking soda and vinegar created a "lava flow."

Athletics schedules available on-line

The Fort Plain School District and WAC athletics schedules are now posted at

Fort Plain Students of the Month for December


Congratulations to the December JR./SR. HS Students of the Month: Brittney Allen (12th), Michael Hoffman (11th), Janae Leonard (10th), Jasmine Livingston (9th), Cassandra Etherton (8th missing from photo), and Derek Prevost(7th).

Harry Hoag Elementary students overcoming obstacles

The elementary gymnasium is a busy place in these days leading up to Christmas break. Chants of “beat that wall” fill the halls as students encourage each other to strive to reach the top of the warped wall - just one of the many new obstacles students are overcoming through determination and creativity as part of an “American Ninja Warrior” unit in their Physical Education classes. Read More

Beat that wall!

Congratulations to the Academic Award winners

Academic Awards

Congratulations to the 181 students who received recognition on Dec. 8 for their hard work during the first quarter. Those who made it onto the Principal's List and Honor Roll were given a certificate and a treat during lunches at the Jr./Sr. High School.

Participation in Government students receive acknowledgement for work during November elections

Election workers

Members of Mrs. Sacco and Mr. Ryan's Participation in Government classes recently received Certificates of Appreciation for working as election inspectors and poll workers in the November elections. The program, which partners with the Montgomery County Board of Elections, allowed students the opportunity to participate and work at polling sites throughout Montgomery County. Pictured from left are 12th grade students: Allie Schuyler, Lexi Veitch, Timothy Hazzard, and Marcella Rivenburg.

Mosaic murals almost complete

Ms. Biggers, visiting artist works with 4th graders

Harry Hoag fourth-grade students are putting the finishing touches on mosaic murals they have been working on since September. This is the second year students have had the opportunity to work with visiting artist Linda Biggers, thanks to a $3,000 grant received from the Saratoga Arts Council. Saratoga Arts made this program possible with an Arts Education Grant funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Read the full story.

 Water test results are in for FP Jr./Sr. High School

A letter from Superintendent David Ziskin will be mailed home describing the results of water testing completed at the Junior/High School building. A copy of the letter, along with information regarding lead testing requirements can be found here.

Free Story Hour for kindergarten and first grade

Thanks to a grant from the Yerdon Foundation, the Fort Plain Free Library will be teaming up with Harry Hoag Elementary to present a series of free story hours. Free Story Hour is open to all kindergarten and first grade students, parents or caregivers are more than welcome to join in. Each story hour will be held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at Harry Hoag Library, and at the Fort Plain Llibrary on the 4th or last Tuesday of the month. Program runs from November through the end of May. Read more

Water test results are in for Harry Hoag Elementary

A letter from Superintendent David Ziskin will be mailed home describing the results of water testing completed at The Harry Hoag Elementary building. A copy of the letter, along with information regarding lead testing requirements can be found here.

Reminder to parents: In the event of bad weather...

If last week was any indication, winter weather will soon be here. In the event of a school closing or delay, parents will be notified in the following ways:

Receive text messages on your phone by subscribing to the REMIND app. Just text @fpcsd1 to 81010 to sign up, if you haven’t already.

Web site:
Announcements will be posted on

Information will be posted to the Fort Plain CSD Facebook page (

WTEN Channel 10, WNYT Channel 13, WXXA Channel 23, Capital News 9, WKTV Channel 2 - Utica , and WRGB Channel 6.

Fitness opportunities at FPSD

The Fort Plain Pacers Walking Program will run through April 30. Walking is permitted on school days from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. Visit the District Office to have your card re-activated for returning walkers, or to sign up. New member cards cost $5.00. 

This year, the Board of Education would like to open the Fitness Center to members of our community from Nov. 1 - April 30. The cost is $20.00 per month – payable at the beginning of each month. Hours will be posted once a schedule has been developed.

If you have any questions regarding either program, please contact Becky in the District Office at 518-993-4000 ext. #1000.

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