March 18 health updates

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In the event of an emergency, parents and guardians who need to pick up medication that is currently stored at school can contact Health Services Coordinator Suzanne McCarthy to schedule a time to pick up the medication.

You can contact the health services coordinator at (518) 475-6730 or Please be sure to include your child’s name and school, and the best phone number where you may be reached. She will contact you to make arrangements to pick up medications. 

Breakfast and lunch program updates 
Participation has steadily grown throughout the week in the City School District of Albany’s “grab and go” meals program.

On the first day of the program Monday, the district served about 155 meals. On Tuesday that grew to about 660 and on Wednesday to about 1,200. Please continue to share this information with your family and friends to encourage even more students to participate in the days ahead. Please also be sure to bring a reusable bag to carry your meals home. 

The following schools will be open daily for meal pickup from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.:

  • Albany High School (Washington Avenue entrance), 700 Washington Ave.
  • Albany School of Humanities (ASH), 108 Whitehall Road
  • Arbor Hill Elementary School, 1 Arbor Drive
  • Giffen Memorial Elementary School, 274 South Pearl St.
  • Tony Clement Center for Education, 395 Elk St.
  • William S. Hackett Middle School, 45 Delaware Ave.

Lunch for the current day and breakfast for the following day will be available to district students at these locations. You can pick up meals at any of these locations no matter which district school your child attends.

Please look for a representative or sign indicating where meals can be picked up at the above locations. Your student will need to provide their lunch/student ID to be able to pick up meals. If your student is not with you, you still will need to provide the lunch/student ID; assistance will be provided in the event you don't have it with you when you arrive.

Apex Learning update
A note for Albany High School students logging into their Apex Learning accounts.

If you already were enrolled in the Online Success Program, you may have existing Apex courses. Do not work on these courses. Instead, work on any new enrollments in the tutorial section. Stay tuned for more updates. 

You also can visit the Online Success Center section of Albany High's Courses and Programming page to learn more about the program and Apex.

Instructional resources for students
The district is working on enhancing our Academic Resources section. As a reminder, all students from prekindergarten through grade 12 have been provided with digital and/or print instructional resources that are available on that page.

Current resources focus on the priority areas: courses that end in Regents exams, AP and IB exams, K-8 Math and ELA, and K-8 Science and Social Studies. Our enhancements will include a more parent friendly structure on the website and more directions in regards to the available resources.  Please anticipate an updated page on Thursday.  
The resources are largely digital. We do recognize that there is a digital divide and are continuing to work on strategies to address that during the closure.
Print resources also have been provided in targeted areas as appropriate. An additional print resource in Math for grades 3-5 has been mailed home to students and should arrive mid-week.