Back to School 2014: Are You Ready?
School starts on Wednesday, Sept. 3. Find school supply lists, open house dates, first week menu, bus route information, Kindergarten Quest, Freshmen Welcome and more in one place. Learn More
Board Approves 2014-15 Tax Warrant
School Tax Collection Begins Sept. 2
(Aug. 21, 2014) The Ichabod Crane Central School District Board of Education approved the 2014-15 tax warrant including the tax rates at its meeting on August 19. The tax levy, which is the total amount the district will collect in taxes, is $21,739,827 – the amount voters approved in May. Learn More
Board Appoints Student Representative
(Aug. 20, 2014) The Ichabod Crane Board of Education is pleased to announce its first student board member, Samantha Hesler. Samantha was appointed by the Board at its Aug. 19 meeting. She is a senior at Ichabod Crane High School and will serve as a non-voting board member for the 2014-2015 school year. She will attend board meetings and act as a representative of the student body. Congratulations Samantha! Learn More
District Offers Teachers Summer Technology Professional Development
(Aug. 19, 2014) This summer, Ichabod Crane is offering teachers the opportunity to enhance their technology skills and grow technology use in the classroom. Over seven weeks, the "Technology Tuesdays" sessions cover a dozen workshops. Learn More/View Photos
Photo: IC Elementary 5th grade teacher Susan Jermain practices scanning a QR code with an Ipad during a workshop focused on learning how to create QR codes as links to tutorials.
JV and Varsity Fall Sports Begin Aug. 18
All JV and Varsity practices begin Monday, August 18. Modified Soccer and Modified Cross Country begin on Wednesday, Sept. 3. Modified Field Hockey begins on Monday, Sept. 8. All athletes should have signed up already and need a current physical and clearance by the school nurse to be able to practice on the start date. See the Athletics webpage for letters for each sport.
New Immunization Schedule Took Effect July 1
(Aug. 15, 2014) We would like to remind parents that the revised New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) immunization requirements for school entry and attendance in the 2014-15 school year are now in effect. The new vaccine schedule is required by law and took effect July 1, 2014. Please be sure your child is in compliance before school resumes on September 3.
Summer Busy With Capital Project Work
(Aug. 8, 2014) School may be out for the summer but plenty of summer construction projects are underway throughout the Ichabod Crane CSD as part of the $7 million capital improvement project residents approved in December, 2012. The project addresses many of the critical repairs necessary to ensure the health and safety of the students, faculty, staff, and community members who use the District’s facilities. Learn More/View Photo Gallery
Golfers Needed: 2nd Annual Roberta Rose Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament Tees Off on Aug. 23
(Aug. 6, 2014) The 2nd Annual Roberta Rose Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament is being held on Saturday, August 23 at Winding Brook. All monies raised go towards a scholarship to a college bound ICC student. Organizers are in need of golfers and ask that you please consider participating.
Your entry fee covers golf (including cart), snacks and dinner buffet. Fee
is discounted for foursomes. The Roberta Rose Memorial Scholarship Fund, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization, - your donations therefore, are tax deductible (minus value of event). Download event flyer
2014-15 Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application Available
(Aug. 5, 2014) The 2014-15 Free and Reduced Price Meal application is now available. Children from households that meet Federal income guidelines are eligible to receive lunch for $0.25 and breakfast for $0.25. Interested families must apply each year, even if they have participated in the program during the previous school year. To learn more, or download the application, please visit the Food Services page.
Principals Attend Narcan Training Session
(July 25, 2014) Ichabod Crane High School Principal Craig Shull, Elem/MS Principal Tim Farley and Assistant Principal Tony Marturano attended a Narcan training in Brunswick on July 22. The free session was sponsored by Senator Kathy Marchione and Catholic Charities. HS Assistant Principal Dan Farley was trained a couple months ago as well. As part of the training, all four were trained in identifying the symptoms of opiated overdose and given a Narcan kit to treat those suspected of an opiate overdose, thus saving their life from accidental overdose. Sending administrators to events like this is part of the district's ongoing commitment to drug safety. Read the Troy Record's coverage
Anthony Marturano Apppointed New Assistant Principal at Ichabod Crane Elementary/Middle School
(July 9, 2014) The Ichabod Crane Central School District Board of Education unanimously appointed Anthony Marturano to the position of assistant principal at Ichabod Crane Elementary/Middle School at its July 8 meeting. Mr. Marturano will replace Craig Shull, who was appointed to the high school principal position following Bill Schneider’s retirement. Mr. Marturano’s appointment is effective July 14, 2014.
Welcome and Chandler Re-Elected to Board Leadership
(July 9, 2014) During the Board of Education's organizational meeting on July 8, Anthony Welcome and John Chandler were re-elected president and vice president, respectively. Susan Ramos, Cheryl Trefzger and Chandler were also sworn in for another three-year term after being re-elected on May 20. Congratulations to all! The Board also approved the 2014-15 meeting schedule.
Ichabod Crane's Rider Vision Strategic Plan Earns National Recognition
(July 7, 2014) Ichabod Crane Central School District's Rider Vision Strategic Plan has been recognized by the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) with an Honorable Mention in its 2014 National School Communication Awards program. This is the second time the district's strategic plan has been recognized, as the first was a Gold Award in the Hermes Creative Awards 2014 competition, an international competition sponsored by the Association of Marketing & Communications Professionals (AMCP). Learn More
Congratulations to the Class of 2014!
(June 30, 2014) Ichabod Crane High School's Class of 2014 graduated on Friday, June 27 in front of family, friends, teachers and staff at the 60th annual commencement ceremony on the Gordon Van Buren field. Congratulations to all of this year's graduates and best of luck in the future! Learn more/See Photos
Six Retiring Ichabod Crane Employees Recognized for Years of Service
(July 1, 2014) Six retiring Ichabod Crane Central School District employees were recognized in front of their colleagues on June 26 during the Superintendent's Conference Day. Superintendent George Zini thanked each employee for their dedication to the district and noted their combined 169 years of service to the district. Congratulations to Jeanne Cass, John Wall, Sharon Wall, Helen Pollock, Barbara D’Alberto and Bill Schneider and best wishes for many happy years of retirement! Learn More
Free Summer Lunch Program
(June 23, 2014) All Primary School families have been notified about a Free Summer Lunch Program. The First Presbyterian Church along with other churches and organizations in the area are hosting the program Monday, July 7 through Friday, August 29, each weekday (M-F), 12:15 p.m to 1:30 p.m.
To help organizers with planning and to know how many children to expect, please fill out the registration form and return it to Mrs. Nichols at the Primary School or to the church at: First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 267, Valatie, NY 12184 as soon as possible. Download the letter/registration form
Ichabod Crane Honors 2013-14 Student Athletes
(June 17, 2014) Ichabod Crane honored its 2013-2014 athletes at the Girls Athletic Council and Boys Varsity Club Award Ceremonies on June 2 and June 5, respectively. See who they are
Ichabod Crane Transportation Department Earns 100 Passing Rating on New York State DOT School Bus Safety Inspection
(June 10, 2014) The Ichabod Crane Central School Transportation Department earned a 100 percent rating on a New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) school bus safety inspection report for the period of April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014. Learn More
Senator Marchione Honors IC Teacher Jeanne Cass With "Teacher of Excellence Award"
(June 6, 2014) Ichabod Crane Primary School teacher Jeanne Cass was awarded as a "Teacher of Excellence" by Senator Kathy Marchione during a ceremony on Thursday night, June 5, at Columbia High School. Mrs. Cass and 24 other area teachers were recognized for their commitment and academic excellence. Learn More
Craig Shull Named Ichabod Crane High School Principal
(June 4, 2014) At its meeting on June 3, 2014, the Ichabod Crane Board of Education unanimously approved the appointment of Craig T. Shull to the position of Ichabod Crane High School Principal. Mr. Shull, who is currently the assistant principal of Ichabod Crane Elementary/Middle School, will succeed current high school Principal William Schneider upon his retirement at the end of the month. Learn More
Pre-K Registration for September 2014-15 School Year
Ichabod Crane Central School District's proposed 2014-2015 school budget includes funding for a district-wide Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K) program for resident children who reach the age of four on or before December 1, 2014. Priority for enrollment is given to students who meet the criteria for free and reduced priced school meals. The program is provided by Questar III, the Ichabod Crane Central School District, and partners in collaboration with Advanced Therapy. The half-day program is located at Ichabod Crane High School. The morning session runs from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and the afternoon session is 12:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Transportation to and from the program is provided by families. Learn More
Board Approves Rider Vision Strategic Plan
The Board of Education unanimously approved the Rider Vision strategic plan at its January 7 meeting. The next step in the process is the formation of Action Planning Teams that focus on each of the major initiatives outlined in the plan. LEARN More