Welcome to the 2014-15 School Year!
Ichabod Crane Central School District welcomed back students on Wednesday, Sept. 3. Thank you to all the parents who sent in first day photos for our Facebook album. If you would like to see the album on Facebook, go here. You do not need to have a Facebook account.
Also, download the letter that was sent home with all students from the superintendent and principals, here.
Back to School 2014: Are You Ready?
School starts on Wednesday, Sept. 3. Find school supply lists, open house dates, September menus, bus route information, Kindergarten and Freshmen orientations and more in one place. Learn More
2014-15 Bus Routes
(Aug. 28, 2014) This year, bus routes will not be published in the local newspapers. Instead, postcards with your child’s route number and pickup and drop-off times are being mailed home to every student. If you do not receive a postcard, you can access the bus routes on the Transportation page. If you are requesting two pick up or drop-off locations, please return the proper form to your child’s school as soon as possible. Should you have any questions, please contact the Transportation Department at 758-7575, ext. 3551.
Class of 2009 Survey
Ichabod Crane CSD is conducting a survey of the Class of 2009, including those from the class who may not have graduated. The data from the survey will help the district to identify programmatic strengths and weaknesses. The letter that was sent to parents of the 2009 cohort is here.
ICC Awarded First Prize for Grades 6-12 Artwork at Columbia County Fair School Arts Exhibition
Student Artwork on Display at
Fair Aug. 27-Sept. 1
(updated Aug. 28, 2014) Ichabod Crane was awarded First Prize for Grades 6-12 Artwork at the Columbia County Fair School Arts Exhibition. Over 100 pieces of artwork by Ichabod Crane students in grades K-12 are on display in the Little Red Schoolhouse at the fair, which runs Aug. 27 through Sept. 1. ICHS art teacher Gayle Himmelstein and Primary School art teacher Betsy Addison installed the district's display.
If you're at the fair, please be sure to stop by the exhibit and see for yourself that arts education is alive and well in Columbia County!
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.
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
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