* Announcement *

Beginning on Monday, 8/18/14,
he Haldane CSD playground will be 
until further notice due to construction.

A Great Start to a Great New School Year!

August 2014

Dear Community Members, Parents, Faculty, Staff and Students:
     Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year! As the days grow shorter and we near the opening of school, I would like to share some important information with you and convey my thoughts as your new superintendent. 
     In my opening letter in early July, l shared some of my initial findings as I entered the district.  The obvious dedication of the faculty and staff of the Haldane School District that was so evident upon my arrival has continued throughout the summer, and will be ever-present when your child returns to school this September. There is a synergy throughout the district that is discernible and a passion for teaching and learning that will ensure a positive and productive year for the students of the Haldane School District. I feel fortunate to be a part of this positive Learning Community. I’m sure that you feel the same.


Board of Education

Board of Education News Bulletin: June 26, 2014

·       New teacher contract:  The Board and the HFA approved a contract extension, running from July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2017.  The agreement restores staffing and program for 2014-2015 including teaching time in art, three modified sports and one assistant coaching position, and two teaching assistant positions.  Further details of the contract will be posted in keeping with the District’s usual practice.

·       Board Member changeover: Board President Gillian Thorpe announced that she would conclude her service effective July 7, 2014.  With time remaining on her term, the Board has several options, including – making an immediate appointment, interviewing candidates and then appointing, or holding a special election.  Considering the expense involved in a special election, the arrival of new Superintendent of Schools Dr. Diana Bowers on July 7, and the immediate availability of an experienced Board veteran, the Board is considering the appointment of Joe Curto to fill the vacancy.  Assuming his appointment at the Reorganization meeting on July 8, he would serve until the annual Budget Vote and Board Election on May 20, 2015.

Health Office News

Notes Regarding Summer Safety


Now that spring has finally arrived, and our children are playing outdoors, we are faced with the problem of ticks.  I know that Lyme Disease is old news for all of us, but unfortunately it, along with West Nile Virus which is spread by the mosquito, continues to be a hazard of outdoor activity.


Health Office Tidbits
Sports forms for fall sports are available in the health office. Sign ups for fall sports took place in the PE classes. We have checked the physical status for all students who signed up, and if their physicals are due to expire before the start of the sports season, parents have been notified. Students who did not sign up in PE and would like to participate in a fall sport should stop by the health office. If you have a question about the status of your child’s physical, please give me a call at 265-9254, ext. 125

   By law, sports forms cannot be submitted until 30 days before the start of the sport. For example, football starts on August 18st so the forms cannot be submitted until at least July 18st. The office should be open all summer, but if it is closed, students can drop their paperwork off in my mailbox in the middle school office.


The Putnam County Department of Health would like to remind parents to follow some simple safety guidelines to help keep their children safe this summer. Visit the Putnam County website at http://www.putnamcountyny.com/lhp/  for some important summer safety reminders, as well as other health and wellness information


Wondering what the school calendar will look like next year? Click below to see 2014-2015, which was adopted at the 3/4/14 Board of Education meeting. (It can also be found on our web site under For Parents and Community -- School Resources.)
Haldane_CSD_Calendar_for_2014-2015 - Adopted_03.04.14.pdf
Tue, Sep 2 - Wed, Sep 3
School Closed -- Superintendent's Conference Day

Tuesday, September 2
BOE Meeting
7:00 PM
Thursday, September 4
First Day of School
Welcome and Welcome Back!
Friday, September 12
PTA Welcome Back Picnic
3:30 PM
Monday, September 15
Sports Booster Club Meeting
7:30 PM