October 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 Mike
Heiser. "We are able to raise money from concessions and get the
students at Fort Plain excited about soccer."
Get the most out of attending Open House
Open house for the 2015-2016 school year will
be held Thursday, Oct. 8 for the Jr./Sr. High School from 6:30
to 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday, Oct. 15, for the Harry Hoag
Attending Open House can be a worthwhile
event for both you and your child. An
article in Parent Today offers advice on how to make the most
of Open House.
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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.
Changes to immunization requirements for
2015-16 school year
JULY 29, 2015 - With the start of the new
school year approaching, parents should be aware that there have
been changes to the 2015-16 immunization requirements for public
schools. Among the changes are requirements that all children have
their complete series of MMR, DTaP and polio immunizations prior to
entering school. Previously, the final doses of each vaccine could
be administered up until age 6.
Parents are urged to call their doctor’s
office with questions and to make sure their child will be in
compliance for the upcoming school year. They are also reminded to
forward a copy of their child’s immunization record to the school
nurse. Protecting the health of all of our students is a top
priority, each and every year.
An outline of the 2015-16 immunization
changes is available
here (pdf document).
Harry Hoag Elementary supply list is available
Supply lists for the 2015-16 school year can
here (PDF document).
Fort Plain BOE announces David Ziskin as new
JULY 6, 2015 - The Fort Plain Central School
District Board of Education has announced its choice of David W.
Ziskin as new superintendent of schools. Ziskin is currently the
high school principal for the Greater Amsterdam School District.
Pending successful contract negotiations, he is expected to assume
his responsibilities at Fort Plain on Sept. 1, 2015 or sooner.