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Kindergarten Registration

Hoosic Valley Elementary School is now accepting registration information for next September's Kindergarten class. Children who are 5 years old on or before December 1, 2018, are eligible to enter Kindergarten in September. Please sign-up as soon as possible, registration packets will be mailed to those on our list one month prior to kindergarten screening.

Our current Pre-K students are automatically registered for Kindergarten.  Parents of preschoolers should notify the school if they will not be attending kindergarten at Hoosic Valley.

Please signup as early as possible by: 
Phone 753-4458 ext. 3506 or 3507 or Email   ckinnicutt@hoosicvalley.k12.ny.us

  • Information required:  Student Name, parent names, physical & mailing address, student DOB, and phone number

Parent Orientation Night April 19 at 7:00pm 
This program is for parents and/or guardians. We will explain the screening process, expectations for incoming children, answer questions, and give you a chance to meet our Kindergarten Teachers.

Screening by Appointment Only – April 23, 24, 25 
All incoming students must go through this screening.  An appointment letter will be mailed, along with a registration packet one month prior to your appointment date.  Once you receive the letter, please call to confirm your appointment. 

Help spread the word to friends and neighbors who do not yet have children in school!

Pre-K Registration

Pre-K Registration opens in March. Click here for more information.

Understanding Your Child's Report Card

New York State has adopted new, more rigorous learning standards in ELA and Math.  Since that time, we at Hoosic Valley have been involved in an ongoing process to review our curriculum, our teaching, how we assess your children's learning, and more recently our grade reporting. Click here to view our report card rubric.

You may have seen in recent years that our Elementary grade reports have changed.  Some of these changes have been the result of our transition to software based grade reporting.  More importantly, many of the changes have been the result of our wish to communicate to parents how your children are progressing relative to the grade level expectations of the Common Core curriculum. It is very likely that next year you will see additional refinements to our grade reports as the faculty and administration continue to work to improve our process of standards based grade reporting.

School Store

The 6th Grade School Store is open for business. The school store is available for students to pick up pens, pencils and some special supplies.

The schedule will be as follows:
* 8:00-8:20 stationed outside of the main office
* 11:40-12:10 stationed outside of the main office

The school store offers our sixth graders the opportunity to "run" a business. They have to manage their inventory, work with customers and make a profit! The money they earn helps offset the sixth grade end of year field trips.

Academic Help is Available

As we continue our work to update our curriculum to reflect the increased academic expectations of the Common Core curriculum, we have focused much of our attention and energy to how we can offer support to students who are struggling with the new academic expectations.  As you may know, we have implemented a number of support activities involving all school faculty and staff during the school day, and teachers make themselves available every Tuesday through Thursday from 2:20 – 3:00 to work with students who need, and can benefit from support after school. 

We want parents to be active participants in the learning process. We encourage parents to to contact their child’s teacher with any questions related to homework difficulty or graded assignments. It is important to address these difficulties as they arise rather than allowing students to struggle and fall further and further behind. There are many different opportunities for extra help, please contact your child's teacher with any concerns or questions.

Morning Student Drop Off

We have a designated route for student drop off at the elementary school. Parents should drive around the short loop between the tennis courts and the front playground and drop students off at the end of the sidewalk. There are signs indicating student drop off. We ask that all parents who are dropping off students use this route.  We have a faculty member assigned to that area assuring the safety off your child along with the smooth flow of traffic as you exit and buses enter.

Recently, there have been a number of people who have driven into the staff parking lot and dropped off their children at a spot which requires students to cross in front of buses entering the parking lot.  This is a less safe route where we do not have anyone assigned at the crosswalk.

For your child’s safety, and to assure the most orderly and safe passage of everyone, we ask that when you are dropping off your child, please follow the signs to drop off your child at the end of the sidewalk, where they will not have to cross traffic to enter the school.

Parent Communications Form

Parents, it is so important that we have written notices about bus changes, absences, early dismissals and other situation that will change how or when you student gets to school or delivered back home. It may be easier to use our Parent Communication Form to send in these important messages. You can either print out the blank form and complete or fill out online, print, sign and send in to school. Remember, we need absence notes within five days of the students return for the absence to count as a legal absence.

Elementary School Behavioral Expectations

The Character Education Program at Hoosic Valley is design to develop and sustaining a school environment that allows all students to feel safe, confident and eager to learn. We will accomplish these goals by providing services and opportunities that promote positive characteristics.

We have established a set of school-wide expectations”, which is a key step in building a positive school climate. The expectations are: Act Responsibly, Be Ready to Learn, Create Respect and Display Self-Control.

Our monthly virtues include: Ready to Learn, Self-Control, Citizenship, Empathy, Integrity, Friendship, Responsibility, Tolerance, Civility, and Courage. Respect is our eleventh character trait and it's so important we promote the virtue of respect all year long. Click here to learn more about our character ed program


If you share housing with relatives, friends or others because you lost your housing or have nowhere else to go, you may be covered under the McKinney-Vento Act. Students covered under the Act have the right to stay in the same school and get transportation to school, or immediately enroll in the local school.

Click here for more info or contact our district liaison, Lisa Waldron, @ lwaldron@hoosicvalley.k12.ny.us or x3505.

Grief Counseling

The Community Hospice group, affiliated with St. Peter's Health Partners, offers free support services to anyone grieving the death of a family member or friend. They organize children's grief services - WAVE RIDERS and CAMP ERIN. Click here for more info.

22Pleasant Ave
Schaghticoke, NY 12154
518-753-7576 (fax)

Mr. Mark Foti
Principal - e-mail

Letters Home:

Office Support Staff:
Mrs. Amy Vautrin
Mrs. Cori Kinnicutt


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Hoosic Valley does have an after school day care program available. It is operated by the Mechanicville Community Service Center. Click here for more info.

Program Director:
Marianne Sgambati