This section provides a variety of programs and family resources for parents in the Ballston Spa Central School District. Under the Parents tab above are several resources that will lead to related information.
Community Information and Flyers Now Online
Information from local, non-profit organizations and/or partners of the district is now being posted on the district and school websites for informational purposes. Flyers formerly sent home with students are now available through a link on the information and flyers page for easy access by parents and community members. This will reduce the amount of paper being sent home with students and is a more efficient manner to distribute information.
Community Recycling Program
The district's recycling efforts include the donation of recyclable paper products from community businesses and residents. Community members are encouraged to bring their clean paper or cardboard to containers at the Transportation Facility on Route 50 (just south of HS/MS complex). Pitching in is as easy as adding your clean paper or cardboard to the container. The proceeds from the paper are returned to the schools to support recycling efforts.
School Closing/Delay Information
We would also like to remind everyone about our communication plan for weather-related announcements. Cancellations, delays or early dismissals are posted here on the school district’s website, sent via Twitter @BSCSD and announced through the media via the School Closing Network (which includes both local TV & radio stations and newspaper websites). We use the SchoolMessenger system to send alerts directly to parents via email, text message and by telephone call. Parents/Guardians are automatically included in the notification system utilizing the student contact information provided to the schools (via SchoolTool). Parents may adjust how they receive the message in the system by contacting the school office but it is not necessary to sign up.
School Days - Arrival and Dismissal times for Elementary schools:
Regular school day: Arrival: 9:00am Dismissal: 3:30pm *Dismissal for emergency release days: 3:15pm
Elementary 1/2 day schedule: Arrival: 9:00am Dismissal: 12:00pm
School Days - Arrival and Dismissal times for High School and Middle School:
Regular school day: Arrival: 7:30am Dismissal: 2:23pm *Dismissal for emergency release days: 3:08pm
High School/Middle School 1/2 day schedule: Arrival: 7:30am Dismissal: 10:50am