From Mrs. Husson

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Superintendent Principal Mrs. Candice Husson

Mrs. Candice Husson

Superintendent / Principal

August 14, 2023

Dear Parents and Students:

Welcome back to the new school year at Minerva Central!  I hope that your summer weeks have been enjoyable.  September is quickly approaching and I am getting excited to welcome everyone back to school in a couple of weeks. I am especially excited to be serving our school, students, and community as the new Superintendent! 

Classes begin for all of our K-12 students on Wednesday, September 6th at 8:00 am, with buses arriving at approximately 7:45 am.  Any students arriving prior to the first bell between 7:30 am and 7:45 am need to enter through the atrium doors. They will then either go to the gym for a walking program, or if they want breakfast they will head straight to the cafeteria. Once the 7:45 am bell rings and the buses arrive students in K-6 can report to their classrooms. Students in 7-12 can get a “grab and go breakfast” and head to homeroom, or head directly to their homeroom. 

Our PreK will start on Monday, September 11th; their day will begin at 11:00 am so that we are able to provide them with lunch.  Students attending BOCES programs will begin classes on September 6th as well.  Most bus pick-up times will be similar to last year, and on Tuesday, September 5th, bus drivers will conduct a trial bus run so you will have the opportunity to make a note of the approximate pick-up time for your child(ren). If you have transportation-related questions please contact Mr. Camara at the bus garage @ (518)251-3592.   If you choose to provide your own transportation to school, please make the necessary arrangements to drop your child(ren) off at 7:45 am.

I am excited to welcome several new teachers/staff members to our school. 

  • Mrs. Amy Gosselin - 5th Grade 
  • Ms. Carly Morano - Physical Education/Health Teacher 
  • Mrs. Bethanie Natalie - Secondary Science 
  • Mrs. Claire Bromley - School Social Worker
  • Mr. Neal Berntson - Secondary Math
  • Mrs. Lisa Fabin - Reading Teacher
  • Mr. Edward Corcoran - Technology Teacher. 
  • Mrs. Teresa Brannon-Strohmeyer - School Nurse. 
  • Brandon Collard - Night Cleaner.
  • Pete Taylor - Custodian/bus driver.

Soccer and cross-country practices will be beginning soon with all modified and varsity teams starting practice on August 21st. A tentative schedule of summer practice times is on the Minerva Facebook page. Please arrange your schedules so that you are able to join us for the Johnsburg-Minerva Athletics Kick-Off BBQ scheduled for Tuesday, August 23rd starting at 5:00pm at the Minerva Beach in the new pavilion.

We will be hosting our Family/Community Barbeque on the evening of Friday, September 15th from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm. As always, we anticipate an evening of good food and great company. It is an opportunity for parents and students to meet and socialize with teachers, staff, and other members of the MCS community and to receive important information. Curriculum materials and class expectations will be distributed, as well as the parent-student handbook.  As in past years, we will have computer use forms for you to complete, along with the parent agreement for the 1:1 Student Chromebook computer program for students in grades 3-12.  For your convenience, we are sending the meal program and emergency contact information forms in this mailing. When you receive these very important forms, please take the time to complete them carefully and return both to school with your child on opening day. Remember this is a community event, so bring your neighbors too!

Schedules for students in grades 7-12 are enclosed.   If you have questions, or if students would like to make changes to their class schedule prior to the start of school please contact Mrs. Galkiewicz.

I look forward to seeing all Minerva Central School students on Wednesday, September 6th for the beginning of another great school year.  Please do not hesitate to call or stop in if you have any questions that you wish to address prior to the opening of school.