Reminder to parents: Students will be released
15 minutes early today, Nov. 24, in order for the district to
conduct its annual Emergency Release Drill.
Class of 2016 sponsoring Brooks BBQ today, Nov. 24
The Fort Plain Class of 2016 will host a
Brooks BBQ on Tuesday, Nov. 24, from 3:00 p.m. until they are sold
out. Located in the True Value Parking Lot. Cost is $6.00 for
chicken, $8.00 for ribs.
Family Reading Night coming up
The second Family Reading Night of this
school year will be held on Dec. 2 in the Harry Hoag Elementary
Library. Books written by Iza Trapani will be the theme.
Board appoints principal for Harry Hoag
Fort Plain Board of Education appointed Lauren Haus Crisman as Harry
Hoag Elementary Principal during the Nov. 18 regular meeting.
Mrs. Crisman is an experienced educator with a strong background in
literacy and a proven track record of leading and supporting
teachers in their efforts to improve student achievement.
Mrs. Crisman has spent the past five years as Elementary
Principal/District ELA Coordinator in the Cherry Valley-Springfield
Central School District. Prior to becoming principal Lauren served
as a literacy coach and teacher at Cherry-Valley Springfield and
also taught in the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk School District.
Mrs. Crisman's official start date is January 19, 2016.
*Shown in photo, left to right: Ms. Deborah
Larrabee, Jr. Sr. High School Principal; Mrs. Jennifer Schwabrow,
CSE Director; Mr. David W. Ziskin, Superintendent of Schools; and
Mrs. Lauren Crisman, newly appointed Harry Hoag Elementary
Let's go walking!
The Fort Plain Pacers program began
Monday, Nov. 2, and runs through Mar. 31. Those wishing to walk in
the school building will be able to from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on
The cost is a one time fee of $5.00 for your
access card. To sign up, see Becky in the District Office between
7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Jr./Sr. HS Students of the Month
to: Senior Desiree Suits, Junior
Kierra Reid, Sophomore Kendall
Kennedy, Freshman Dawson Nore, Eighth-grader Caelan Germond, and
Seventh-grader Sarah Paradiso.
Harry Hoag Students of the Month
Congratulations to the Harry Hoag Elementary
Students of the Month: Elijah Smith (K), Klayton Bailey (1),
Valentine Reed-Smith (2), Jordan Brown (3), Katie LeRoy (3), Austin
VanGorder (4), Michel Quiroz-Romero (5), and Caitlynn Lawyer (6),
shown here with Interim Principal Beth Donovan.
Plain launches Facebook Page
As part of its ongoing effort to enhance
communications within the community, Fort Plain Central School
District has officially joined Facebook.
“We will continue to use the district website
and more traditional communications tools,” said Superintendent
David Ziskin. “Every day there are great stories happening in our
schools. Facebook is just another way to share those stories and
connect with the community.”
The district's Facebook page, which is
here, provides another avenue to communicate to teachers,
parents, students and community stakeholders about upcoming events,
news, achievements and time-sensitive issues.
Help prevent the spread of Head Lice
The Montgomery County Public Health Department recently issued a
news release reminding parents that with the new school year comes
an increased concern for the spread of head lice among children.
According to the health department, infestation of head lice is
most common among pre-school children in daycare settings,
elementary school children and household members of children who
Head lice are spread by direct contact with the hair of an infested
person. Head lice and nits, which are the lice eggs that are laid
at the base of the hair shaft, are found almost exclusively on the
November Newsletter now available
The Fort Plain Central School District
newsletter for October is available on the right hand sidebar.
Click it to find out what's happening in our district.
Under the lights
the second year, Fort Plain soccer teams were able to play "under
the lights" thanks to a grant from the Muscle Milk company for
equipment, uniforms, camps, etc. This grant freed up money in the
budget and allowed the school to rent 8 portable lights from the
NES rental company. For seven nights, both girls and boys teams
were able to play5-6 games using the lights. The community also
reaped the benefits by allowing the Fort Plain Youth Soccer to play
under the lights as well.
"It's a huge success," said Coach Matt
Heiser. "We are able to raise money from concessions and get the
students at Fort Plain excited about soccer."
Fort Plain CSD wants to connect with you
The administration at Fort Plain Central
School Districts wants to connect to parents and students via
Remind. Remind is a free, safe, and simple messaging tool that
helps schools share important updates and reminders. All personal
information is kept private.
It's simple to sign up: Using your cell
phone, just send a text message to 81010 and enter @fpcsd1 in the
Welcome back, Hilltoppers!! Click here to view the
2015-16 calendar at a glance. Click here for the
detailed district calendar being mailed home to residents.
New special education director in place
The boards of education in Fort Plain and
Canajoharie have named Jennifer Schwabrow as the new director of
special education for both districts.
Harry Hoag welcomes new interim principal
When students returned to Harry Hoag
Elementary School on Tuesday, Sept. 8, they were greeted by a new
Elizabeth Donovan was named interim principal
recently by the Fort Plain Board of Education. She is expected to
serve until the end of January, while the board searches for a
permanent replacement for Mr. Hutchinson.
All Fort Plain elementary students will receive
free breakfast and lunch during 2015-16 school year
There is big news in the food service
department: All students in the elementary school
(grades Pk-6) will eat both breakfast and lunch for FREE this year.
With the passage of the Healthy, Hunger-Free
Kids Act of 2010, the National School Lunch Program now includes a
universal meal program that eliminates the need for household
applications for free/reduced meals in high-poverty schools. This
alternative is referred to as the Community Eligibility Provision
(CEP). To be eligible for this program, schools must meet a minimum
level of “identified students” for free meals in the school year
We are pleased to announce that the HARRY
HOAG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL has been approved for this CEP program for
the 2015-2016 school year. This grant means that ALL STUDENTS IN
THE ELEMENTARY BUILDING, regardless of their family income, will
receive FREE BREAKFAST AND FREE LUNCH.