Message from Principal Jodi Commerford: new building info

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The following message is from Albany High School Principal Jodi Commerford:

Dear Families:

I am excited to let you know that the first phase of our Rebuilding Albany High School project is nearly complete and we are looking forward to officially moving into our new academic building on Monday, Feb. 24 when we return from winter break. 

Please be aware of adjustments to our daily schedule before and after the winter break that we are putting in place to help our students and staff familiarize themselves with our amazing new facility. We will have early dismissal on the following dates:

  • Thursday, Feb. 13 – 11 a.m. dismissal 
  • Friday, Feb. 14 – 11 a.m. dismissal
  • Monday, Feb. 24 – 11 a.m. dismissal

The half-day bell schedule will be as follows:

Period 1

7:55 a.m. - 8:27 a.m.

Hallway Passing

8:27 a.m. - 8:31 a.m.

Period 2

8:31 a.m. - 9:13 a.m.

Hallway Passing

9:13 a.m. - 9:17 a.m.

Period 3

9:17 a.m. – 9:49 a.m.

Hallway Passing

9:49 a.m. – 9:53 a.m.

Period 8

9:53 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.

Hallway Passing

10:25 a.m. – 10:29 a.m

Period 9

10:29 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Breakfast will be served from 7:15 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. Lunch will not be served at school on these days.

These half-days will allow us to provide orientation and tours of the new building for our students. Please note that breakfast will be served from 7:15-7:45 a.m. on these days. However, lunch will not be served. All athletic events scheduled for these days will continue as planned; all other after-school activities will be cancelled. 

We also are inviting all community members to participate in tours of the new building and a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, Feb. 22. We will have four tour groups beginning at 8:30 a.m., followed by the ribbon-cutting at 10 a.m. Space is limited for the tours, so we recommend signing up in advance. You can do so at  

Our new academic building is a state-of-the-art three-story, 120,000-square-foot facility that will be home to three of our academies: Discovery, Innovation and Leadership each will occupy one floor. Citizenship Academy will relocate to the second floor of our current academic building. Phase 2, our new music and art wing along Washington Avenue, is scheduled for completion in the fall. The full project is expected to be finished in 2025. You can learn more at 

We are excited to celebrate this major milestone in the future of our campus. If you have any questions, please contact me at (518) 475-6200 or


Jodi M. Commerford