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  • composite graphic of Glens Falls Nation and South Glens Falls school paw print with bridge and basketball and text battle for the bridge to benefit south high marathon dance
  • dozens of kids in white and black concert attire singing onstage at Jackson Heights elementary
  • four adults smiling in classroom one with flowers and plaque
  • Education Support Professional superhero Gina McClenning
  • student and teacher smiling inside with pink pop-poms
  • students and teachers smiling outside on playground wearing pink
  • students and teachers in classroom wearing pink
  • students and staff members smiling wearing pink
  • students count coins on a table inside the classroom
  • Rotary volunteer pointing to a word in an open dictionary in classroom with elementary kids
  • group of elementary students outside shrieking with delight at seeing a hot air balloon on the lawn with burner flaring
  • group of elementary students outside shrieking with delight at seeing a hot air balloon on the lawn with burner flaring
  • group of elementary students outside shrieking with delight at seeing a hot air balloon on the lawn with burner flaring
  • four elementary students smiling holding up artwork composed of paint dots
  • three second-grade boys smiling in a frame first day of 2nd grade
  • superintendent fist-bumping second-grade teacher in classroom on first day
  • Jackson Heights school staff members smiling outside with welcome back signs
  • photo of students and staff
  • photo of students and staff

photo of students/staffUniversal Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten registration beginning

The Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) program is a free, half-day, full-year program for four-year olds. Entry into the UPK class is determined by lottery each spring. Lottery forms are due by April 11, 2019. Read more about the UPK lottery application [ HERE ].
Kindergarten students must be five years old by December 1, 2019 in order to start school in September. Registration for new kindergarten students is held at Kindergarten Round-Up at Jackson Heights on March 20, 2019 - call Stacy Frandsen at 518-792-1071 to make your appointment. Read more about kindergarten registration [ HERE ].

photo of students/staffBattle for the Bridge charity basketball game Jan. 19

Come see your favorite elementary through high school teachers battle it out on the basketball court to raise money for the South High Marathon Dance! Glens Falls teachers will host South Glens Falls teachers in the inaugural Battle for the Bridge charity basketball game on Saturday, January 19th at 6:30 p.m. Doors open to the Glens Falls High School gym at 5:45p.m. with FREE admission! Donations to SHMD will be accepted, raffle baskets and concessions will be available, and plenty of smiles are in store for the whole family!

photo of students/staffJH Crossing guard Jim Farrell named "Teacher of the Week"

Jim Farrell, crossing guard at Jackson Heights, who was recently named a "Teacher of the Week" by Adirondack Broadcasting and TCT Federal Credit Union! Mr. Farrell, who is known as Mr. Jim, may not be an actual teacher… but he teaches both the students and the staff about kindness every day. [ READ MORE ]

Photo of students/staffFlu Information for 2018-19 school year

Glens Falls school nurses are encouraging families to read the Flu Guide For Parents [ AVAILABLE HERE ]. Keep your children safe; make sure they are vaccinated every fall or winter. For more information from the NYS Department of Health, please click [ HERE ].

Photo of students/staffCelebrating Education Support Professionals during American Education Week, November 13-16, 2018

Education Support Professionals—our teacher aides, teaching assistants, secretaries, custodians, and many other team members—play a crucial role in every school building, every day. Today, on national ESP Day, meet Jackson Heights Teaching Assistant Gina McClenning [ HERE ].

Odyssey of the mind graphicOdyssey of the Mind teams forming now!

Would your kids like to re-create Leonardo DaVinci’s workshop and reveal one of is “inventions” that never made it to prime time? How about dreaming up and building a ride-on vehicle whose parts travel in suitcases from one scene to another? Join an Odyssey of the Mind team ... or coach! More details and the RSVP link are [ HERE ].

ChromebookgraphicWelcome back, Jackson Heights families!

Welcome back for another great year at Jackson Heights Elementary! The first day of school is Wednesday, September 5th, and school starts at 8:30 a.m. Look for your family’s back-to-school packet arriving in your mailbox within the next few days. It contains the PRINTED DISTRICT CALENDAR, and Ms. Mauro's WELCOME LETTER, among other important information. See you soon!

calendar graphic2018-19 School Calendar: Note these key dates

A one-page printable version of the 2018-19 calendar that includes school breaks, holidays, and Regents exam days can be downloaded [ HERE ]. Families should note that Memorial Day weekend includes Friday off this year, and the last day of school falls later then usual - Wednesday, June 26 - due to the state's Regents exam schedule. Graduation is Saturday, June 29, 2019. Printed calendars are sent to every family with enrolled students, and any district resident may request a calendar by calling the district office at 518-792-1481. You can download it [ HERE ] as a PDF.

graphic of pencilsClassroom supply lists for the new school year

Is your family looking to get a jump start on shopping for the new school year? The Jackson Heights supply list is [ HERE ]. Got kids in another school building too? All supply lists are available [ HERE ].