Parent/Guardian Email Request
In an effort to provide another avenue for communicating upcoming events and other information to parents and guardians, the district would like to collect all parent email addresses. The district is requesting that parents and guardians provide their email address by using this Parent Email link to provide us with the information requested. Email addresses will not be shared outside of the District. Thank you.
Middle School Student Council Adirondack Chair Fundraiser
(Aug. 31, 2016) Ichabod Crane Middle School's Student Council is selling Adirondack Chairs crafted by our 8th Grade Technology classes. Orders will be taken through Sept. 30 and will be filled in the order received. Orders will be ready before the holidays. What a perfect gift! Download the flyer/order form
IC Students' Artwork on Display at Columbia County Fair
(Aug. 29, 2016) Over 100 works of art by Ichabod Crane students are on display in the Little Red Schoolhouse at the Columbia County Fair in Chatham, which runs August 31 through Sept. 5. The display includes artwork by students in each grade level from Kindergarten through 12th grade, along with examples from every art course offered at the high school. A wide variety of subjects, media, techniques, and art historical references are illustrated throughout the exhibit. ICMS Art Teacher Jessica Mascolo installed the district's display. Hope you will get a chance to stop by to appreciate the fine artwork and unique visual expression of each IC student in this exhibit.
Board Appoints Alexis Hoffmann as Student Representative
(Aug. 30, 2016) The Ichabod Crane Board of Education is pleased to announce its student representative for the 2016-17 school year. Ichabod Crane High School senior Alexis Hoffmann was appointed by the Board at its Aug. 16 meeting. She is the high school's third student to serve on the board. Learn More
Freshmen Welcome Sept. 1
(Aug. 29, 2016) Incoming ninth graders should attend the "Freshmen Welcome" on Thursday, Sept. 1 from 12:30-3 p.m. At this event, students will follow school day schedules, access lockers and meet homeroom teachers. Students involved in the Freshmen Mentoring Program will also meet during this time.
Primary School's Unity Parade to Kick Off School Year Sept. 9
(August 25, 2016) The Primary School will officially kick off the school year with a Unity Parade on Friday, Sept. 9 at 1:30 p.m. at the athletic field between the high school and the primary school. Each grade level will create a motto that represents their grade. On Friday afternoon, the children will parade around the track to show off their motto as they join together with the whole school community. All parents are welcome to attend! If you are able to join us, please be sure to line up for the parade only around the outside of the fence or inside of the track. The children will need a clear path as they march from the building around the track and back to their classrooms.
Meet the Coaches Night and Welcome Back BBQ August 31
(Aug. 24, 2016) The IC Booster Club will sponsor a Meet the Coaches Night and Welcome Back BBQ on Wednesday, Aug. 31. They will begin serving at 5:30 p.m. with the Meet the Coaches Night following at 6:15 p.m. in the high school auditorium. View the flyer
PTA Welcome Back Picnic Sept. 9
(Aug. 23, 2016) The Welcome Back Picnic is Friday, September 9 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on the grounds of the Primary School. Stop by for food, drinks and snacks…provided FREE courtesy of the ICC PTA and TICTAC! Kona Ice truck generously sponsored by ClubLife Health and Fitness, ClubLife Sports Zone. In the event of rain or inclement weather, the picnic will be held in the MiddleSchool cafeteria and gymnasium. Learn More
Enroll in Price Chopper’s Tools for Schools Program
(Aug. 22, 2016) If you shop at Price Chopper, please remember to enroll in Price Chopper’s Tools for Schools program. Earn free educational equipment and materials for Ichabod Crane students while shopping at any Price Chopper store through the Tools for Schools program. Learn More
Ichabod Crane Seeks Residents Interested in Filling Vacated Position on Board of Education
(Aug. 18, 2016) Ichabod Crane Central School Board of Education has announced the resignation of Board member, John Chandler, effective August 8, 2016. Mr. Chandler’s term is scheduled to expire on June 30, 2017. The Board anticipates filling the vacancy in or before October. Residents of the District interested in being considered for an appointment to the vacated seats for the remainder of the term are asked to submit a letter of interest and resume by September 1, 2016. We thank Mr. Chandler for his service to the Ichabod Crane schools over the years. Learn More
Board Approves 2016-17 Tax Warrant; School Tax Collection Begins Sept. 1
(Aug. 17, 2016) At its meeting on August 16, the Ichabod Crane Central School District Board of Education approved the 2016-17 tax warrant including the tax rates. The tax levy, which is the total amount the district will collect in taxes, is $22,451,460 – the amount voters approved in May. School tax bills are mailed out in late August. As in past years, all branches of the National Union Bank of Kinderhook will be collecting taxes during normal business hours. Tax payments may also be mailed to: Donna E. Leiser, Deputy Collector C/O Kinderhook Bank, PO Box 428, Kinderhook, N.Y. 12106. Credit card payments are also accepted online. Learn More
District to Use Visitor Management System
(Aug. 10, 2016) The Ichabod Crane Central School District will begin using the Raptor Visitor Management System in all of our district schools to build on the district's program of campus safety for students and faculty. The Raptor system will better allow us to track visitors, contractors and volunteers in our schools. Upon entering a district building, visitors will be asked to provide a valid state-issued ID, which will be scanned into the system.
A letter providing information about this new protocol has been mailed to parents/guardians. We are also making that letter available here as we recognize many visitors are grandparents and other community members. Download the letter
Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application Available
(Aug. 4, 2016) The 2016-17 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.
Superintendent Zini Announces He Will Not Seek to Renew Contract After June 2017
(Aug. 3, 2016) At the Board of Education meeting on August 2, Ichabod Crane Superintendent of Schools George Zini announced he will not be seeking to renew his contract which expires on June 30, 2017. Zini has served as superintendent since January 2013.
“I am very appreciative for the privilege I have had to serve as the Superintendent of Schools for the children, parents, staff and community of this great district,” Zini said. “Together we have implemented many educational improvements that have, and will continue to have, a positive impact on student learning in the ICC district. I look forward to continuing that good work in the 2016-17 school year.”
The Board of Education will discuss a search process at upcoming meetings.
Invitations Summer ELA Program Helps Reinforce Skills
(Aug. 3, 2016) Ichabod Crane students in grades K-3 participated in the Invitations summer ELA program for four weeks in July. The 20-day academic program is designed to provide Language Arts and reading support to students who may benefit from additional instruction in these areas as they enter the 2016-2017 school year. Learn More