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David Ziskin

Superintendent of Schools

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Fort Plain, NY 13339



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Board of Education to hold special session

The Fort Plain School District Board of Education will meet in a special session on Monday, Aug. 29, at 7:00 p.m., in the Ronald H. Thibodeau Conference Room, at the Harry Hoag Elementary School to discuss personnel matters.

District calendar available for download

The Fort Plain School District calendar is available for download here (PDF). Copies will be mailed to district residents at the end of August. First day of classes is Wednesday, Sept. 7.


Thank you to Matt Ossenfort and Montgomery County for producing and sharing this video of our Baseball State Champs!!

Board adopts goals for 2016-17 school year

The Fort Plain Board of Education met with Superintendent David Ziskin to identify key priorities and has set forth five goals for the 2016-2017 school year. Read goals

Fort Plain will leverage Smart Bond to upgrade security, add classroom technology

The Fort Plain School District is looking to upgrade security and add classroom technology with money provided from the 2014 Smart Schools Investment Act.

In total, $2 billion worth of funds were approved statewide as part of the Smart Schools Bond Act, to be distributed to all public schools in New York. To receive the money, districts were required to submit a Smart Schools Investment Plan to the Smart Schools Review Board for approval. Read more

Free meals for all Fort Plain students in 2016-17

ALL STUDENTS enrolled in both buildings of the Fort Plain District will receive both breakfast and lunch for FREE this year thanks to the Community Eligibility Meal Certification option for the 2016-2017 school year.

There will be no free/reduced meal forms circulated. ALL district students will receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at no charge, regardless of their family status or income.
The Community Eligibility Program will be in effect for at least the next four years. Any questions can be directed to Lauri Broady in the Office of School Nutrition at 993-4000 #1003.

Jr./Sr. High School supply lists available

Students should plan to bring school supplies on the attached list (PDF).
"Attention 7th grade...The following items listed is for all your classes. You do not need these supplies for individual classes...(4) packs of loose leaf paper, (1) accordion folder, (4) highlighters assorted colors, flash drive, Pens (Blue of Black), Pencils, Erasers. Thank you

Elementary supply lists available

Students should plan to bring school supplies on the list that corresponds with the grade level they will be entering at Harry Hoag Elementary School.

Click on the appropriate grade below to view the school supplies you will need:

Kindergarten - Conover, Kindergarten- Faulkner - Shults, First Grade, Second Grade, Third Grade, Fourth Grade, Fifth Grade, Sixth Grade, Life Skills, Mrs. Close, Mrs. George.

Kids eat free this summer

Summer Meal Logo and linkFree breakfast and lunches will be provided to children ages 18 and under all summer at the Harry Hoag Elementary. Beginning on June 28 and running until Aug. 5, meals can be picked up Monday through Friday. Breakfast is available from 8:15 - 9:00 a.m.,  and lunches are available from noon to 1:00 p.m.

There is also an open site at East Hill Elementary in Canajoharie (July 11- Aug. 19, M-F).

State now requires meningitis vaccination in grades 7, 12

New York state now requires students entering seventh and 12th grades to be vaccinated against meningococcal disease.

Does your child need to be vaccinated before the start of the 2016-17 school year to meet this requirement? The answer depends on more than just your child’s age and grade level. Read more

Fort Plain Jr./Sr. High School received Silver Medal ranking

Posted April 20, 2016 - Congratulations to the students, faculty, staff, and administration at Fort Plain Junior-Senior High School for receiving a Silver Medal ranking from U.S. News and World Report. Each year, U.S. News and World Report ranks the best high schools in the country by assigning Gold, Silver, and Bronze ratings. The rankings include data on more than 21,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Schools are ranked based on their performance on state assessments, their graduation rates and how well they prepare students for college. Fort Plain Junior-Senior High School was ranked #202 in New York and #2,341 nationwide. One more thing to be proud of in the FPCSD! Read more

Kindergarten registration packages available

Kindergarten registration packets are available in the Harry Hoag Main Office. Please read this letter for more information.

Pre-K applications available for pick up

GESD iconPrekindergarten applications will be available April 4, for the 2016-2017 school year. If your child turns 4 years old on or before Dec. 1, 2016, he/she is eligible to enroll in our full-day Prekindergarten Program. Contact the main office at Harry Hoag for more information.

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