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Open Gym for Basketball
08/15/2022
Sunday, August 21, 2022 from 11:00am-12:30pm. Please click for details.
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2022 Top Three and Retirees Spotlight!
06/17/2022
We are going to highlight our top three students and retirees. Check back here everyday!
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Code of Conduct Meeting Scheduled
06/17/2022
Check here for more information on this upcoming meeting.
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Dates to Remember!
06/03/2022
Check out these important dates!
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Spring Sports Award Ceremony
06/01/2022
Celebrate our student athletes at the spring sports award ceremony! Join us on Tuesday, June 14th in the Fort Ann Auditorium at 6:00 pm.
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Kolby Spector receives CASDA award
05/31/2022
Congratulations to Kolby Spector for receiving the 2022 CASDA award! Kolby chose Mr. Martin as his teacher honoree. Click to read more: https://www.casdany.org/2022-recognition
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Supporting Healthy Families
05/25/2022
The following is from the Cornell Cooperative Extension. Every parent at one time or another has questions and concerns about discipline and healthy eating for their growing children.
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School Budget Vote Results
05/19/2022
We are pleased to announce that the 2022-23 School Year budget vote has passed! We thank everyone for taking the time to vote and for your continued support of our schools. Click here to view FULL VOTING RESULTS
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Shaye Meschino Receives AASBA Award
05/19/2022
Congratulations to Shaye Meschino! Shaye was selected by the Adirondack Area School Board to receive their Community Service Award.
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School Budget Vote 22-23
05/16/2022
The Fort Ann School Budget Vote is May 17,2022, from 12:00pm- 8:00pm. Click here to learn more about the proposed budget.
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Pre-K and K Enrollment Forms
03/29/2022
Fort Ann Central School will be holding pre-kindergarten & kindergarten screenings in May. If you plan to enroll your child, Please call the elementary office today for further details.
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State Testing Date Changes
03/24/2022
Due to the school closure on Monday March 28, 2022, there will be a change in our previously scheduled state tests for grades 3-5.
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School Closure Monday March 28
03/23/2022
Dear Parents and Guardians, Due to a water main break, the Village of Fort Ann has scheduled maintenance on the village water main on Monday, March 28, 2022. Due to this scheduled maintenance, there will be no running water on campus and therefore our school building will be closed. The district will treat this day like we would a “snow day” and there will be no virtual learning. Students and staff will be expected to return to school on Tuesday, March 29, 2022. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
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WSWHE BOCES "BATTLE OF THE BOOKS"
03/16/2022
Congratulations are in order for our Grade 5 WSWHE BOCES Virtual "Battle of the Books" team! These students placed THIRD out of THIRTEEN schools competing this morning.
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Student Wins ADK Photo Contest
03/09/2022
Congratulations, to Shaye Meschino for her photo, "Branta Canadensis"! This photo was listed as a winner of the 2022 24 Hours: A Photographic Interpretation of Life in the Adirondacks contest from Lake Placid Institute.
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2/26/22 Letter To Governor Hochul
02/26/2022
The following letter was written to Governor Hochul and Commissioner Bassett on behalf of the 31 School Districts of the WSWHE BOCES.
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Parent/Guardian Advocacy Discussion
02/24/2022
In light of the recent feedback the district has received from families regarding school advocacy on state regulations and mandates, we will be hosting an open discussion on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, at 4:30 pm.
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Board of Education Update: Mask Mandate
02/18/2022
On February 17, 2022, the Fort Ann Board of Education wrote the following letter to Governor Hochul and Commissioner Bassett.
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Update from Superintendent Hoskins 2/16/22
02/15/2022
Hello, this is Justin Hoskins with the Fort Ann Central School District. I wanted to take a quick moment of your time to provide you with a couple of updates.
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Cardinal Sports Participation Form
02/10/2022
Interested in playing an FACS spring sport? Please fill out the digital form attached. Sign-up before 2/18/22!
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National School Counseling Week
02/07/2022
The Fort Ann team would like to give a big shout to Kristin Casey, Candice Spooner, Ashley LaVine and John Woodell-Freire! Thank you for all you do each and every day for ALL of us!
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A Letter from Superintendent Hoskins
01/28/2022
First, I want to take a moment and thank the Fort Ann community for their continued partnership throughout this period of pandemic; especially, during this incredibly challenging and confusing week. There has been a great deal of information being circulated throughout the state and it can be difficult to decipher; I want to thank our community for continuing to work with, and trust, the district.
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Superintendents partner in "Pathway to Normalcy"
01/28/2022
In speaking with our families, the consistent message we receive is how they need to get back to normal. Frankly, they need more consistency from their schools. Therefore, we are asking the state to consider working with school leaders to develop a “Pathway to Normalcy.”
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Annual Penguin Project
01/26/2022
One of our favorite Fort Ann traditions is sharing our Grade 2 penguin research projects. Students each present their research on over 19 different types of penguins and share their handmade projects and dioramas with their class.
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Important Update Re: Mask-Wearing 1.25.22
01/25/2022
It is SED’s understanding that the DOH will appeal the recent Nassau County Supreme Court decision and schools must continue to follow the mask rule.
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Vax to School Event Pop-up
01/24/2022
The following event is hosted by the Washington County Health Department: Thursday, January 27, 2022, 3:30pm-6:30pm pop-up vaccine clinic at FACS.
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Update: COVID Quarantine and Isolation
01/19/2022
Any questions regarding this information can be forwarded to Superintendent Hoskins or Nurse Ortiz.
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COVID-19 Update: 12/30/21
12/30/2021
Good morning, this is Justin Hoskins with the Fort Ann Central School District with an important message regarding the district’s response to the COVID 19 pandemic.
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Change in Administration
12/23/2021
The Fort Ann Central School District would first and foremost like to send warm wishes to you over the holiday break. As we look towards the new year, we have a few items to share regarding structural changes in our administration team.
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Grades 6-12 Pivot to Remote Learning
12/21/2021
As a result of a critical shortage of teachers/substitute teachers, students in grades 6-12 will pivot to remote instruction on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, through the holiday break.
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Tik Tok Threat Discussion
12/16/2021
It has come to our attention that a recent trend on TikTok wherein posts/videos discussing school shootings or a potential “school shooting day” have been circulating among students in our area and around the country.
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Vaccination Clinic 12/3/21
12/03/2021
A message from Washington County...The 12/3/21 Vaccination Clinic is open to all age-eligible youth (ages 5-11, 12-17) and will feature the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Registration is required and can be completed at one of the links below.
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District-Wide Building Closure
11/17/2021
After consulting with the Washington County Public Health Department, the District has decided to switch to virtual learning on Friday, November 19, Monday, November 22, and Tuesday, November 23, 2021, to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, and the cold and flu in our school.
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Digital Equity Survey
11/09/2021
This survey will provide information on student access to devices and internet access in their places of residence. To assist us in this process, please answer each question below and follow any additional instructions provided for submitting or returning the survey.
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Community Vaccination Events
11/02/2021
UPDATED WASHINGTON CO VAX EVENTS FOR NOVEMBER Our Washington County, NY Public Health Department is proud to continue community vaccination events to provide increased community access to the COVID-19 vaccine closer to home!
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Operation Santa Claus Registration!
10/27/2021
The Attached Operation santa claus application will be accepted at the fort ann elementary office from October 18th until October 29th. Late applications will not be accepted. If you would like to donate to Operation Santa Claus in Fort ANN or adopt a family please fill out the information below and return it to the school.
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Purchase Sports Tickets Online
10/26/2021
We are pleased to announce that we have moved to digital, cashless ticketing for sporting events! Digital ticketing will begin with fall sectionals.
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SPP Stakeholder Engagement Survey
10/20/2021
New York State is seeking parents of students with disabilities to participate in virtual special education State Performance Plan Stakeholder Engagement Meetings to discuss New York State's performance targets and improvement activities for implementing the requirements and purposes of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act.
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Baskets for Ben Osborn
10/19/2021
The Ben Osborn Memorial Fund is up and running and proud to announce our Tenth Baskets for Ben fundraiser to be held on Friday, October 29, 2021 at the Queensbury Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6196, 132 Luzerne Road, Queensbury, NY from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
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Free Meals for Students 21-22 School Year
10/13/2021
We've got good news! Breakfast and lunch will be FREE for all students 18 and under, courtesy of the USDA. This applies to the 2021-22 school year.
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Go Cardinals! Shop School Spiritwear
09/23/2021
The Junior Class is opening the season with a Spirit Wear fundraiser through Fancloth!
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Individuals Test Positive For COVID-19
09/22/2021
Over the past few days, the district has encountered a handful of positive COVID-19 cases, in addition to several quarantines due to potential COVID-19 exposures.
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Opening Plans for 2021-22 School Year
09/01/2021
The following reopening protocols have been put together to help us educate our students as safely as possible.
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Attention Parents! Now Available Online!
08/16/2021
Please complete your student athlete's INTERVAL HEALTH HISTORY prior to the start of our fall sports season! This form is required for all student-athletes. Please CLICK this link to complete the form electronically
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School Board Appoints New Superintendent
08/09/2021
The Fort Ann Central School District Board of Education is pleased to announce its intent to appoint Justin Hoskins as Superintendent of Schools at the next regular meeting of the Board of Education on August 10, 2021.
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July 2021 Re-opening Advocacy Letter
08/02/2021
As you might imagine, as of this point in the summer, school districts are in the process of completing their plans to return to school in the fall of 2021. With that being said, there are still a number of questions that exist and guidance from the New York State Department of Health is critical to ensure that we are able to fulfill our mission to the children and families we serve.
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Back to School Extravaganza
07/16/2021
Bring the whole family to this back-to-school community event. Get FREE back-to-school necessities for all grade levels! No need to pre-register or be from a certain school district - this event is open to everyone!
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Survey: Technology for Students
07/12/2021
We are conducting a survey to evaluate the technology needs of our students. The survey results will help the district obtain additional funding and resources to continue efforts to ensure that all students have access to resources to allow remote instruction and homework to be completed at home.
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School Supplies 2021-22
07/08/2021
While we hope you're enjoying a restful summer break...our back-to-school supply lists will be here when you're ready!
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K-12 Art Show 2020-21
06/15/2021
Please enjoy our 2020-2021 FACS Art Show, virtually! Thank you, Mrs. Gould, for putting this together and taking the time to highlight our student artists.
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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
06/10/2021
Mrs. Morris's class decided to do their part to create change. They purchased reusable bags to donate to the school cafeteria.
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School Mask Update 6/8/21
06/08/2021
Starting Tuesday, June 8, all Fort Ann Central School District students and staff, regardless of vaccination status, will no longer be required to wear a mask outside on school grounds; this includes outdoor school sports as well.
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Elizabeth Larli Receives PS Teen Excellence Award
05/05/2021
It is our honor to announce that Elizabeth Larli has been named a 2021 Post Star Teen Excellence Award Honoree!
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Positive COVID-19 Case in Elementary
04/14/2021
Today, the District learned that an individual in the Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual will have to quarantine and be cleared by the Department of Health before returning to school.
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Updated Mask Mandate: Effective April 15, 2021
04/14/2021
As a result of CDC and DOH guideline changes, all students, staff, and visitors will be required to wear masks at all times (except when eating meals, snacks, or drinking) while in the classroom setting and non-classroom settings effective April 15th.
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PK-Kindergarten Enrollment
04/07/2021
Please note- Pre-K and Kindergarten Enrollment is OPEN for the 2021-2022 School Year! Our FACS PK and Kindergarten information and enrollment screening form is attached.
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School Bus Auction
03/22/2021
The Fort Ann Central School District welcomes the public, businesses, and my cousin’s uncle’s dog groomer’s daughter to the auction of two gently used school buses.
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Purchase a Discount Card- Support our Schools!
03/10/2021
We are excited to announce that we will be selling discount cards to support our school-centered activities! SALE ENDS MARCH 22! CARDS ARE $10 EACH.
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VIDEO: Check Out Our Workout Routine!
02/24/2021
In February, the Elementary School celebrated Active Schools Month. Teachers across the country participated with us in "Active Classrooms Month" by showcasing ways they integrate physical activity into learning and highlighting the positive impact movement has on young people.
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High-Risk Sports and After-School Activities
02/12/2021
The District has decided to opt-out of high-risk sports. However, we will be providing new opportunities for Middle School and High School students to participate in after-school athletics and extracurriculars.
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Individual Tests Positive in HS: 24-Hour Closure
02/11/2021
Grades 6-12 will transition to our remote learning model on Friday, February 12. The Jr/Sr High School will resume in-person instruction on Monday, February 22, 2021.
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Guidance to Participate in High-Risk Sports
02/02/2021
Message from the Washington County Department of Health: Following last Friday's updates to the "Interim Guidance for Sports and Recreation During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency" the state placed local health departments in the position of having to permit or allow these sports to proceed.
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COVID-19 Consent To Test FAQ
01/13/2021
We have answered some frequently asked questions regarding the mandated COVID-19 testing of 20% of our school population, should we reach a 'Yellow Zone."
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COVID-19 Testing Consent
01/06/2021
The district is preemptively seeking your permission to have your child tested for COVID-19, should we become a “Yellow Zone.” Attached to this letter is a consent to test form and we are asking that you please complete and return the form to school with your child.
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Celebrating Snow Days
12/16/2020
This winter, the Fort Ann Central School District has made the decision to opt for traditional snow days, especially during this very untraditional school year.
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Pop-Up Vaccine Clinic
Wash. County Public Health has worked with local officials, community leaders, and school leadership to develop a community vaccination "pop-up" schedule for our community and age-eligible school students as well.
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