• Students, Faculty, Staff and Members of our School Community:
    I am extremely honored to serve as your Interim Superintendent of the Mechanicville City School District.  I have already started to work closely with the Mechanicville Board of Education. They are very committed to serving our School District.    

    Change is not easy!  Our school community will work with three Superintendents during the next few months.  In my role as the Interim Superintendent you can expect me to help manage these multiple transitions.  Therefore, it is critical for me to listen to and support our students, faculty, staff, parents and community.  As a long-time teacher, Principal and Superintendent, I know well the strong traditions, commitment to students and positive culture of Mechanicville.  You can also expect me to respect this strong culture and at the same time focus our energy on enhancing success of all students, engaging with faculty and serving our support staff.     

    Each and every day I will bring high expectations and high energy to our school community.  I look forward to working with you.

     Jon Hunter

    Interim Superintendent of Schools

  • Message from the Superintendent:

    WELCOME BACK

    Mechanicville City School District 2017-2018

     

    This summer flew by quickly and the opening of school is just around the corner.

    We want to welcome all our new and former students back to what promises to be an exciting school year. The Jr/Sr High School environment has already become quite active with the onset of our Fall Sports season. Teachers and administrators have been busy revising curriculum and scheduling classes; while our custodial staff and groundskeeper have been cleaning buildings, painting, and sprucing up the grounds in anticipation of a new school year.

    We are excited with the progress we have made with our new Capital Building Project. Our planning committee continues to meet and we are happy to report that we have received building approvals from SED and that the bidding process for Phase I has been completed. This Thursday September 7, 2017, we expect the Board of Education to approve bid work recommended to start the project.

    Shortly into our new school year, we anticipate beginning Phase I of our Capital Improvement Project. Initial work will begin on our new cafeteria, new training facility, and several small ancillary projects sometime in October. All this work will take place in areas of the school that will not interrupt delivery of our educational program.

    Then as soon as Fall sports conclude, we hope to begin work on our new all-purpose fields. Our renovation and building project will require some inconveniences for all of us, we ask that you remain patient during this five phase project. We believe you will be impressed with the improvements for our students, as well as, the scope of this process.

    Our goals continue to be to fully engage each and every student, improve achievement at all levels and create unique learning opportunities for all our students. As we continue with our efforts to ensure all students have the opportunity to become College and Career Ready upon graduation, with your support, we know we will be successful as we embark upon a new school year.

    Classes will begin on Thursday, September 7, 2017, Our teachers are committed to do whatever it takes to assist our students in reaching their full potential. We look forward to working with you and your child(ren) this school year.

    We look forward to a great 2017-2018 school year!

     Sincerely,

     
    Dr. Michael J. McCarthy
    Superintendent of Schools
     

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    Information Regarding Lockdown Drills for the 2017-18 School Year
     
    Each year, we review our district-wide and school level safety plans. The Safe Schools Against Violence in Education (SAVE) law and the Commissioner of Education Regulations guide us in this process. We have put a variety of of measures and programs in place over the years to ensure the safety of our school buildings and to respond to emergencies. On a daily basis, all of of schools operate on a "modified lockout" whereby all doors are always locked and there is only one way in and one way out of each building.
     
    This year, the State Education Department has mandated four lockdown drills be held in each school across the state. Those of you familiar with our district are most likely aware that we have conducted these drills in the past. However, this year the drills will increase in frequency and we thought it would be best to advise you of this procedure early in the school year.
     
    When the announced lockdown drills do occur, the information is posted on the district website, there is a notification sent via the student information system, and the students at the elementary level will receive written correspondence sent home with the student. However, some lockdown drills are unannounced which means there will be no advanced notice for the Jr./Sr. High School. Students at the elementary level will receive correspondence which will indicate that a lockdown drill will happen sometime during the week so parents and staff have time to prepare the younger students.
     
    I would like to thank you in advance for your cooperation; we want to do everything possible to keep our children safe and happy so that they may learn, play, think, and dream. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your building level principal. Thank you!
     
     

     

    Jr./Sr. High School Hours

     

    Student Arrival          7:40 a.m.

    Classes Start             7:45 a.m.

    Dismissal                  2:25 p.m.

     

    Elementary School Hours

     

    Student Arrival          8:55 a.m.

    Classes Start             9:10 a.m.

    Dismissal                  3:15 p.m.

     

     

    Understanding APPR

    To read about Mechanicville City School District's APPR Rating and Score Release Process, click here.