Attention Students and Parents: Classes begin
Tuesday, Sept. 8! Click here to view the
2015-16 calendar at a glance. Click here for the
detailed district calendar being mailed home to residents.
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).
Fort Plain High School supply list available
JULY 28, 2015 - The Fort Plain High School
supply list is available.View
it 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.
Meal program this summer at Canajoharie
This program is FREE and open to all Fort Plain
Click here for more information
Summer activities to help cultivate the love of
learning in your young child
Beginning school is like planting a new seed,
hoping for healthy growth. There are many ways parents can
cultivate the love of learning in their child. Whether you’re
preparing for pre-K or kindergarten, we hope this calendar
encourages you through the months of summer leading up to that
first day of school.
Click here to view the calendar pdf.
Fort Plain board member steps down
Board now accepting letters of interest to
June 16, 2015 – At its Wednesday, June 10th
meeting, the Fort Plain Board of Education announced that it will
accept letters of interest until June 25 from qualified community
members who want to be considered to fill the vacancy of Board
Member Rusty Capece. Capece vacated his seat on the board effective
immediately for personal reasons.
“On behalf of the board of education, I want
to thank Rusty for his years of service and commitment to our
students,” said Superintendent Douglas Burton. “Being a board
member is a big commitment but also a great opportunity to help
shape the quality of our school system and the education of our
The board of education is now accepting
letters of interest from district residents who want to be
considered to serve on the board for the remainder of the vacant
term, which expires on June 30, 2016.