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41 North Allen St., Albany, NY 12203
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change planned for 2015-16
Pine Hills Elementary School will
have only one prekindergarten classroom in 2015-16 in an
effort to manage the school's growing enrollment.
Pine Hills is one of three
elementary schools that will have enrollment changes for
next school year, along with New Scotland Elementary
School and Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science
and Technology (TOAST).
Pine Hills was rebuilt during the
City School District of Albany's 2000s facilities
project to be "three-deep" -- three classes per grade --
beginning in kindergarten and continuing through grade
5, with total enrollment of about 450 students. The
school currently serves 456 students from
prekindergarten through grade 6. Pine Hills currently is
three-deep in kindergarten and grades 1-2, but has no
additional classrooms for those grades to move forward
with three sections.
To make room for all current
students to remain in the school for 2015-16, the
district will relocate one of Pine Hills’ two
prekindergarten classrooms for next year. The location
of that pre-K classroom has not yet been determined.
Another option the board and
district considered was keeping both pre-K classes at
Pine Hills and sending the school’s sixth graders to
Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School for 2015-16.
However, this option would have increased Myers’
enrollment to an estimated 730 students, well above the
school’s ideal capacity of 650 and its current
enrollment of 658. District enrollment estimates predict
684 students at Myers in 2015-16 without the Pine Hills
Please visit our District News section to read the
complete story about the planned enrollment changes for
The school's mission is to
provide a community of support for the “whole child” as
it strives for academic excellence on the journey of
life-long learning. To achieve that mission,
administrators, faculty and staff work hard at
establishing a learning community that actively develops
and implements best practices.
School day begins:
School day ends:
After-school child care ends:
Points of distinction
Full-day prekindergarten and kindergarten
Voluntary school uniforms
Recognized by the New York State Department of
Education in 2006, 2007 and 2008 for strong academic
One of 11 schools in the nation certified for
environmental stewardship through the Audubon
Cooperative Sanctuary Program
Friday, Feb. 27 -- Spring
Tuesday, March 3 -- Prekindergarten
lottery, Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and
Technology (TOAST), 10 a.m.
Wednesday, March 4 -- All-City
Chorus Concert, Myers Middle School, 6:30 p.m.
Friday, March 6 --
Third-quarter interim marking period ends
Monday, March 9
Science Week begins
Tuesday, March 10
- PTA meeting, 6-7
- School-based budget
presentation II, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, March 11 -- All-City
Band Concert, Myers Middle School, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 14 -- PTA
Garage Sale and Pancake Breakfast to raise funds for
a fresh-water well in Tanzania, 8 a.m.-noon
Saturday, March 21 -- New York
State School Music Association (NYSSMA) festival at
Hackett Middle School, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday, March 25 -- All-City
Strings Concert, Hackett Middle School, 6:30
Thursday, April 2 -- Third
April 3 -- Good Friday, no school
Monday, April 6-Friday, April 10 --
Spring Recess, no school
Tuesday, April 14
- New York state English
language arts (ELA) exam, grades 3-6
PTA meeting, 6-7 p.m.
- Wednesday, April 15
-- New York state English language arts
(ELA) exam, grades 3-6
Thursday, April 16 -- New York
state English language arts (ELA) exam, grades
- Monday, April 20
- General registration
begins for prekindergarten and kindergarten
Earth Week begins
- Wednesday, April 22
-- New York state math exams, grades 3-6
Thursday, April 23 -- New York
state math exams, grades 3-6
Friday, April 24 -- New York
state math exams, grades 3-6
News and information
Bullying prevention focus of poster contest
the next month, fourth- and fifth-graders in the City School District of
Albany will have the opportunity to show off their bully-prevention
smarts and their artistic skills in a poster contest. And the winning work will be featured on a billboard on I-90.
Free breakfast, lunch for all district students --
All City School District
of Albany students are eligible to receive a free breakfast and lunch
each day at their school during the 2014-15 school year.(MORE)
Click here to visit the
City School District of Albany Photo Gallery.
Absence from school
If your child is absent
from school for any reason, call the school at 475-6725
during the morning and provide a written excuse when
your child returns to school.