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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

Invitations program

(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


Light Poles Installed on the Athletic Field

(July 21, 2016) The four light poles on the Ichabod Crane High School athletic field have been installed. The lights are in the process of a 100-hour continuous burn.

After one of the light poles fell over in a 2015 winter storm, the District had
the three remaining poles tested and it was determined that all four poles
should be replaced. The District is pleased to have the lights in place for the fall sports season. View installation photos on Facebook here.


Welcome and Chandler Re-Elected to Board Leadership

(July 6, 2016) During the Board of Education's organizational meeting on July 5, Anthony Welcome and John Chandler were re-elected president and vice president, respectively. Congratulations to both!


Ichabod Crane's Budget Newsletter Earns National Recognition

(June 28, 2016) Ichabod Crane Central School District's Budget Newsletter 2015 has been recognized by the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) with an Honorable Mention in its 2016 Publications and Electronic Media Awards Contest. Learn More


Congratulations to the Class of 2016!

(June 28, 2016) Ichabod Crane High School's Class of 2016 graduated on Friday, June 24 in front of family, friends, teachers and staff at the 62nd 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


11 Retiring Ichabod Crane Employees Recognized

Retirees recognized

Present were Carolyn Shufelt, Denise Ebel, Cindee Mackey, Darlene Stever and Dianne Rieck.

(June 23, 2016) Eleven retiring Ichabod Crane Central School District employees were recognized in front of their colleagues on June 23 during the Superintendent's Conference Day. Superintendent George Zini thanked each employee for their dedication to the district and noted their combined 236 years of service to the district. Learn More


Senior Walk Through a New Tradition at IC

Senior Walk Through

(June 22, 2016) A new IC tradition started on Wednesday, June 22, as our graduating seniors took a stroll down memory lane. They walked through the Primary, Elementary and Middle School halls where students and teachers cheered, high-fived and congratulated them!

The celebration was to congratulate the graduates for their hard work and inspire the younger students to strive for success in school. View the photo album on Facebook


Ichabod Crane's Smart Schools Investment Plan Approved

(June 22, 2016) Ichabod Crane is one of 36 school districts to have its Smart Schools Investment Plan (SSIP) approved in this next round. On June 20, Governor Cuomo announced the 36 SSIP's total $43 million of the $2 billion Smart Schools Bond Act. SSIP funds will provide enhanced security and many upgrades in technology.

Districts had to complete a process in order to have their Smart School Investment Plans approved by the state. The first phase of IC's plan totals $689,678. The District's total allocation is $1,309,134, which leaves the District with $619,456 to spend in the second phase. Plans for using the remaining funding will be determined during the 2016-17 school year with input from the District's Technology Committee. Learn More


Regents Chancellor Rosa Visits Ichabod Crane

Chancellor Rosa visit

(June 16, 2016) On June 16, New York State Board of Regent Chancellor Betty Rosa spent time touring the District and speaking with students, teachers and administrators about the things happening in our schools. Learn More


Ichabod Crane Transportation Department Earns Excellent Passing Rating on NYS DOT School Bus Safety Inspection

(June 16, 2016) The Ichabod Crane Central School Transportation Department earned a 97.2 percent rating on a New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) school bus safety inspection report for the period of April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016. The DOT commends districts with an inspection rate over 90 percent. The District has a five-year average of 98.44 percent. Learn More


District Proactively Has Water Tested

(June 14, 2016) In an effort to be proactive, the Ichabod Crane Central School District has hired St. Peter's Hospital Environmental Labs to collect water samples throughout the school buildings and test those for presence of pollutants like perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). The District's buildings get their water from the Village of Valatie, therefore the district is not required to test it. Learn More


Free Summer Lunch Program

(June 10, 2016) All families have been notified about a Free Summer Lunch Program. The First Presbyterian Church along with other churches and organizations in the area are hosting the program Tuesday, July 5 through Friday, August 26, each weekday (M-F), Noon to 1 p.m.

To help organizers with planning and to know how many children to expect, please fill out the registration form and return it to your child's teacher as soon as possible. Download the registration form


Safety Efforts Earn Ichabod Crane Safety Excellence Award

(June 8, 2016) The Utica National Insurance Company has recognized Ichabod Crane CSD’s safety efforts for another year with its Safety Excellence Award. Utica National recently presented the District with a “Platinum with Honors” level award during the 36th annual school safety seminar held in Saratoga. Learn More

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