News and events - 5/23/24

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Greetings, Falcon families!

 News of the week

  • Memorial Day break – School will be closed from Friday, May 24-Wednesday, May 29 through a combination of Memorial Day Recess and our three unused snow/emergency days. Classes will resume on Thursday, May 30.
  • Attention seniors: Not sure what's next? – The Guidance Department can help. Guidance will be in the senior lounge on June 5 from 1-3 p.m. to help with college application assistance, possible employment opportunities and information about training programs after high school. 
  • Collaborative Concerto - Our incredibly talented chamber choir is preparing for a world debut in partnership with the Albany Symphony.
  • Falcons race on after sectional championship - Albany High's track team earned two first-place finishes, plus other podium visits, at Wednesday's regional meet. Runner now prepping for states on June 7-8.
  • Falcons make HERstory - The inaugural Albany High flag football team ended its season 12-2 after a heartbreaking 34-12 loss in the Division 1, Section 2 championship game Wednesday evening.
  • CREATE Fest 2024 - The annual event showcases the talent of our students across a wide variety of artistic disciplines.

Upcoming events

  • Friday, May 24-Wednesday, May 29 – No school, Memorial Day Recess (includes three snow days we did not use)
  • Thursday, May 30 – New Families Orientation, auditorium, 5:30 p.m.
  • Friday, May 31 – Falcon Jazz at Spinners, 6:45-10 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 1 – SAT exam, 7:45 a.m.
  • Monday, June 3 – Junior-Senior Awards Night, auditorium, 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 4
    • Algebra Regents; only students taking the test need to come to school that day
    • Community forum with updates by National Coalition Building Institute, library, 6 p.m., 
  • Wednesday, June 5
    • National Decision Day: Seniors wear your college shirts and accessories
    • Blood Drive, library, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
    • Transition Services for Seniors, senior lounge, 1-3 p.m.
  • Friday, June 7 – JROTC Awards Night Night, 5:30 p.m.
  • Monday, June 10-Friday, June 14 – Senior portrait sittings; schedule yours now
  • Wednesday, June 12
    • Freshman Field Day, turf field, 9-11:30 a.m.
    • Sophomore Field Day, turf field, 12:30-3:30 p.m.
    • Athletics Awards Night, 6 p.m. (new date)
  • Thursday, June 13 
    • Last day of classes
    • Junior Field Day, turf field, 9-11:30 a.m.
    • Senior Field Day, turf field, 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Important reminders

  • Attention parents of seniors:
  • Reminder to juniors: time to schedule your senior portrait – Attention Class of 2025! It's time schedule your senior portrait. Upstate Images will be at Albany High School June 10-14. You can either sign up for a yearbook portrait, which is free and consists of either a tux or drape against a blue background, or choose a package with different options for dress, background and cost.
  • Limited student parking available – Due to ongoing construction, we've faced challenges in offering student parking. However, we're thrilled to share that we will soon open up 20 student parking spaces exclusively to juniors and seniors
  • Regents review calendar – We've added chemistry to the list of Regents review classes offered to students through June. Get an updated schedule of review classes.
  • Senior prom is June 15 – The Senior Class presents "Masquerade" on Saturday, June 15 from 6:30-11 p.m. at the Empire State Convention Center. Cost is $75, and payment must be either cash or a check made out to Class of 2024. Tickets will go on sale in mid-May and can be purchased during all lunch shifts outside the main office.  
  • Next Gen Barbers is open for business  Students, staff and community members can get haircuts Thursday and Friday afternoons from from 1:15-2:45 p.m. at Abrookin. Cost is free for students, $5 for staff and $10 for community members, and an appointment is required.
  • Student ID reminder  Please see this important information about student ID cards.
  • Free salon services for 55+ – Attention Albany residents age 55 and up: Get free beauty services from aspiring beauticians every Thursday at Albany High!
  • Leaving school Albany High School is a closed campus. Students are not allowed to leave campus for any reason without parent permission. This includes during lunch and study hall. If a student has an appointment, i.e. doctor, medical, family matter, etc., they must have a note or phone call from a parent giving permission to leave. All students also must be signed out by a parent in order to leave school grounds. Students who leave campus without a valid reason will not be allowed to re-enter without parent contact.
  • Traveling to and from Abrookin  All students must take the bus to and from Abrookin Career and Technical Center and the main campus for any classes. This will prevent students from being late and having to go back through security, and ensure student safety. Students who do not take the bus will not be allowed to re-enter without parent contact. The bus is available at Building 2, Stair 2-2 and at the Abrookin entrance.