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David Ziskin

Superintendent of Schools

25 High Street

Fort Plain, NY 13339



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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 prior.

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.  Read more

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 be found here (PDF document).

Fort Plain BOE announces David Ziskin as new superintendent

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. Read more

Meal program this summer at Canajoharie Central School

This program is FREE and open to all Fort Plain students. 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 fill vacancy

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 children.”

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. Read more

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