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(Aug. 28, 2014) This year, bus routes will not be published in the local newspapers.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.
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.
Modified Soccer & Cross Country Begin Sept. 3, Modified Field Hockey Sept. 8
Modified Soccer and Modified Cross Country begin on Wednesday, Sept. 3. Modified Field Hockey begins on Monday, Sept. 8. All JV and Varsity practices began Monday, August 18. 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
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