Individual at QES tests positive for COVID-19

The district learned late yesterday, Nov. 27, that an individual from the Queensbury Elementary School community has tested positive for COVID-19.  Following Warren County Public Health recommendations, individuals who were exposed to the positive individual will be placed under a mandatory quarantine, which will last 14 days, regardless of testing negative for COVID-19. If you …

Two individuals test positive for COVID-19

Dear families, The district learned late yesterday, Nov. 24, that two individuals from the Queensbury Union Free School District community have tested positive for COVID-19. The individuals were last in the district on Thursday, Oct. 29, and Wednesday, Nov. 10, respectively. At this time, Warren County Public Health is not advising any other individuals to …

QMS Guidelines for Success

Spartan P.R.I.D.E Preparation Respect Integrity Dedication Engagement Are you showing Spartan Pride? Preparation Do you have your materials? Are you ready to learn? Are you ready to go? Is your Chromebook charged? Respect Are you respecting yourself? Are you respecting others? Are your interactions positive? Integrity Are you being honest? Have you kept your word? …

District receives Helping Hands Award from Tri-County United Way

On Thursday, Nov. 12, the district was presented with the Tri-County United Way Helping Hands Award! This is the second consecutive year the district has received the award.  The Helping Hands Award was established in 1999 and is given annually to a school district that exemplifies the philosophy that their core values reflect an alignment …

Winter sports registration information

Section 2 announced low and moderate risk winter sports can begin on Dec. 14. These sports include bowling, nordic and alpine skiing, and boys swimming and diving. High risk winter sports (basketball, ice hockey, wrestling and cheering) are scheduled to start Jan. 4 (pending approval from state health officials). All athletes trying out for winter …

NYSPHSAA postpones start date for high risk winter sports

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) has announced the start date for high risk winter sports (basketball, competitive cheer, ice hockey and wrestling) will be moved to Jan. 4, 2021. Until authorization is granted by state officials, NYSPHSAA member schools are not permitted to participate in sports determined to be high …

QHS varsity field hockey team mentality extends off the field; students collect donations for Salvation Army

When the Queensbury varsity field hockey team received the news that there would not be a field hockey season this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the students brainstormed other ways to use their team’s bond and strong work ethic. Food insecurity is a critical issue within the COVID-19 pandemic, with millions of people …

Third grade art students finish self-portrait projects

Students in Ms. Backus’ third grade art class began the school year working on a self-portrait. Students were asked to include giant sunglasses in their portraits illustrating their big dreams! The class spent time talking about their dreams and goals before working on the portraits. Some of the dreams included discovering a new animal, creating …

COVID-19 Student Protocol Q&A updates

As the weather starts to get colder, will the windows in my child’s classroom stay open? As per Warren County Public Health, in consultation with Albany County Department of Health and Needham Risk Management, windows can be closed during colder temperatures (starting now) due to the efficiency and effectiveness of our HVAC systems to provide …

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