While classes are cancelled and offices are closed due to coronavirus precautions, we are listing important information and resources for families on this page
Classes cancelled through the end of the school year
Governor Cuomo announced today that schools will remain closed for the rest of the academic year and will continue to provide remote learning for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. A decision on summer school programming will be announced by the end of May. The state will approve plans to reopen schools.
Contact information while offices are closed
Beginning Monday, March 22, Questar III school offices will no longer be staffed until further notice. If you have a question about your child’s program or school, please use the email addresses below:
Academy at REC, Columbia HS, Maple Hill MS and Robin Sobol Transition Academy:
Principal: Chris Martel – firstname.lastname@example.org
Administrative Assistant: Rachel Fay – email@example.com
Catskill Academy, Ichabod Crane HS, Rensselaer City Jr/Sr HS:
Principal: Andrew Pemrick – firstname.lastname@example.org
Administrative Assistant: Gwen Fleming – email@example.com
Columbia-Greene Educational Center:
Principal: Jake Stomieroski – firstname.lastname@example.org
Administrative Assistant: Deb Schaffer – email@example.com
George Washington School:
Principal: Danielle Remillard – firstname.lastname@example.org
Administrative Assistant: Krista Cooney – email@example.com
Principal: Meghan Platt – firstname.lastname@example.org
Administrative Assistant: Katlyn Kish – email@example.com
Rensselaer Educational Center:
Principal: Anthony DeFazio – firstname.lastname@example.org
Administrative Assistant: Barbara Clement – email@example.com
Sackett Educational Center, Maple Hill MS, Red Mill ES:
Principal: Karen Brockley – firstname.lastname@example.org
Administrative Assistant: Melissa Mandell – email@example.com
Tech Valley High School:
Dr. James Niedermeier – firstname.lastname@example.org
Administrative Assistant: Lorinda Jensis – email@example.com
Director of Career & Technical Education
Denise Fernandez-Pallozzi – firstname.lastname@example.org
Career & Technical Education Coordinator
Kim Sparkman – email@example.com
Director of Special Education
Shauna Maynard – firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Information Technology
Chad Goodfellow – email@example.com
Director of Communications
Dan Sherman – firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Human Resources
Mike Buono – email@example.com
Director of Health & Safety and Operations & Maintenance
Craig Hansen – firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need to call your child’s school, please call the main office and leave a message. Voicemails are being monitored remotely and someone will return your call shortly.
Home Instruction Resources
Our team of school improvement specialists have put together a list of resources for home instruction and support for students while classes are cancelled.
- Grade Level Shared Resources: This Google folder set contains many resources for educators, organized by content and grade level.
- Resources for Online Learning: This Smore offers several options for digital learning.
- Caring for Yourself and Others: This Smore provides Social-Emotional and Mental Health supports.
These resources will be continuously updated by our School Improvement staff. Some resources are offered in languages other than English, and we will continue to add more in the days ahead.
Meals available for students
Per New York state guidelines, school districts are offering a variety of options for students who need meals during this time. Please visit your district’s website to see what options are available to you.
Grades 3-8 assessments and Regents Exams suspended
New York State has suspended the Grades 3-8 ELA and Math assessments and Regents exams for the 2019-2020 school year. Guidance on graduation requirements will be released tomorrow.
Resources and information regarding COVID-19
Visit this webpage to find tips and resources to talk to kids about the virus, as well as information and resources to help stop the spread of the virus.