Annual emergency drill planned Oct. 8

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All City School District of Albany schools will dismiss 15 minutes early Friday, Oct. 8 to participate in the annual Go Home Early emergency preparedness drill. The State Education Department requires all schools to conduct this test each year.

All after-school activities will be cancelled. However, student-athletes will be permitted to return to their athletic venues at 3:15 p.m. for modified teams and 3:45 p.m. for Albany High School teams. At early dismissal, Albany High student-athletes should report to the bleachers on the turf athletic field. Student-athletes at Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School should report to the baseball field.

Please read the following information carefully to assist with your planning for after-school programs.

Students attending after-school programs in district buildings:

Since after-school programs will not be offered Oct. 8, you must pick up your student(s) at their regular school building 15 minutes before the school’s regular dismissal time. There will not be transportation to other district buildings where after-school programs normally are offered.

Students attending after-school programs at childcare or agencies not located in district schools:

Students regularly transported to childcare or agencies not located in district buildings will be transported to their scheduled after-school drop-off location.

Please make appropriate arrangements at home and with childcare providers for the early arrival of your children on Oct. 8.

Please also note that all district schools and offices also will be closed Monday, Oct. 11 in observance of Columbus/Indigenous Peoples' Day.