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The next Board of Ed. Meeting will be held Tuesday, November 13th at 6:30pm.


2018-2019 Board of Ed. Meeting Dates

*All meetings begin at 6:30pm, unless otherwise noted.

(click here for schedule)


Red Ribbon Week - 10/25-10/31

Information & Themes


Pumpkin Run - 10/31

Information & Schedule


October Dates to Remember:

  • 10/17 - Parents as Partners Workshop: Responsive Classroom - 6pm

  • 10/23 - Picture Day for K-8

  • 10/24 - Gr. 3-5 Progress Reports Mailed

  • 10/25-10/31 - Red Ribbon Week

  • 10/26 - PTA Family Fun Night 5:30-7pm

  • 10/31- Gr. K-8 Pumpkin Run


Fall 2018 Soccer and X-Country Schedules :

(Soccer Schedule)

(Cross Country Schedule)


Changes in Arrival & Dismissal Procedures

The first phase of our capital construction project will include work being done to the entrance by the cafeteria to create what will be the “new main entrance”, and the expansion to the cafeteria.  It will also include additions for a pre-K classroom, and a new middle school wing.  During this work the entrances/exits closest to the cafeteria and the kindergarten classrooms will be accessible only for emergency purposes.  What results are the following changes related to student arrival and dismissal:  Please click here for detailed information.


2018-2019 School Supplies List


Menands School Class of 2018 Graduation Pictures have arrived.  Please stop by to pick yours up.  School hours are 8am-4pm.


Student Handbook 2018-2019

Student Handbook Information


Student Registration

Please call Menands School at 518-465-4561 to make an appointment prior to coming to the school.


Free and Reduced Lunch

If your family income or your family situation has changed, your child(ren) may be eligible to receive free and/or reduced priced meals in school. This includes both breakfast and lunch. (letter)  (application)


Do Menands teachers floss?

Click here to find out


Menands School 2018-2019 School Year Calendar (click here)


Menands UFSD Audited Financial Statements 2017-2018

(click here)


MENANDS UFSD - Legal Notice


"Pursuant to section 300.573 (b) of 34 CFR of the Federal Regulations 20, the Menands Union Free School District is destroying all records of students who received special education services with birth dates of 1990.  Families of students born who wish to obtain their records from the Office of Special Education, must contct Lisa Buoniconto prior to June 29, 2018 at 518-465-4561 ext. 255.  Records not claimed bt this date will be removed from the files and destroyed.


By order of the Board of Education

Jeanne Mentiply, District Clerk

Menands Union Free School District

Albany County, New York


Important Information from the Health Office (PDF)


Emergency Closing Information


In accordance with District policy #8134, Emergency Closing decisions are made in consideration of the fundamental concern for safety, health, and wellness of children.  Among the factors taken into consideration is windchill.  In that regard, the District utilizes the guidance provided from the New York State Center for School Health. 

Any decisions to close or delay are made as early as possible and publicized on the school web page, via local media outlets, and using the Everbridge Notification System.


Executive Order Does Not Allow for Prepayment of 2018 School Property Taxes

The recent Executive Order signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo allowing for the early payment of New York State taxes to assist in federal tax write-offs does not apply to 2018-19 school property taxes. Read more about this Executive Order


Congratulations Students & Staff

It is our great pleasure to share with you that it was reported by the Times Union that Menands School was rated as #4 in the ranking of the 2018 Best Public Middle Schools in the Albany Area.  The information was compiled by Niche, and according to their webpage, "is based on a rigorous analysis of key statistics...ranking factors include state test scores, student-teacher ratio, student diversity, teacher quality, middle school ratings, and overall quality of the school district."  In a similar ranking, also by Niche we were recognized among the top elementary schools at #6.


This is a testament to the dedication and

 committment on part of our entire staff, and to the hard work of our students.  Follow this link to the Times Union article:  The Best Public Middle Schools in the Capital Region


2018 Best Public Elementary Schools in the Albany Area


Youth Employment

Working papers can now be found online.  Please go to the "Quick Links" section of the website and click on "forms".


In order to access the PowerSchool parent portal please click this link. (parentportal)


Emergency Alert Program

Code Red: Keeping Citizens Informed


Get alerted about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for the Village of Menands’ Emergency Alert Program. This system enables us to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, school closures and delays, etc.


You will receive time-sensitive messages wherever you specify, such as your home, mobile or business phones, email address, text messages and more.


Sign up using the following link:

Everbridge Notification System

Please remember to check the box to receive

“Menands School” notifications.


Online Meal Prepayment System Available Now

We are pleased to offer a new option to help make your life easier. is an on-line system that allows you to make deposits into your student’s cafeteria account

Click here for more information. My School Bucks (PDF)


Town of Colonie Sex Offender Watch
Menands School District works closely with parents and guardians to ensure the safety of students at all times. Parents can become informed about convicted sex offenders living in this area by following this link to the Town of Colonie Police Department website. (more information)






Dr. Maureen A. Long


Mrs. Antonietta Schroeder

Phone: (518) 465.4561
Fax: (518) 434.2840
19 Wards Lane
Menands, NY 12204

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