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Delaware Community School

 

Delaware Community School

Home of the Dual Language Program

Prekindergarten-Grade 5

Click here for our 2018-19 school supply list

 

43 Bertha St., Albany, NY  12209 (click here for directions)

Phone: (518) 475-6750

Fax: (518) 475-6754

 

Kenneth Lein, Ed.D., Principal

E-mail: klein@albany.k12.ny.us

Amelia Gallagher, Assistant Principal

E-mail: agallagher1@albany.k12.ny.us

 

School times

  • Building opens -- 8:30 a.m.

  • Breakfast begins -- 8:30 a.m.

  • School day begins -- 9:05 a.m.

  • School day ends --3:35 p.m.

Upcoming events

 

  • Wednesday, Sept. 5 -- Meet and Greet, 1:45-2:45 p.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 6 -- First day of school
  • Monday, Sept. 10 -- No school, Rosh Hashana
  • Tuesday, Sept. 11
    • Dual Language Committee meeting, 5:30-6 p.m.
    • PTA meeting, 6-7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 19 -- No school, Yom Kippur
  • Friday, Sept. 21 -- Open House and Welcome Back Picnic, 5:30-7 p.m.
  • Sunday, Sept 23
    • Falcon 5K, Washington Park, 9:30 a.m.
    • Fun Run, Washington Park, 10:30 a.m.

 

2018-19 news and information

  • Delaware's new assistant principal -- The Board of Education has appointed Amelia Gallagher to assume the role of assistant principal at Delaware Community School effective Aug. 27 (MORE).  

About Delaware Community School
Formerly Public School 18, Delaware Community School is the City School District of Albany's only school offering a bilingual education program, the Dual Language Program, which teaches students in both English and Spanish. The original P.S. 18 was razed and rebuilt as Delaware Community School, which opened in 2007.


The 50,000-square-foot building serves approximately 470 students and features space for parent and community groups to meet. Some other features include modern art and music rooms, a state-of-the-art library/media center, a cafetorium and a larger gymnasium, and a playground.


The school's mission is to provide an environment in which students can achieve their academic potential through the development of self-confidence, self-discipline and creativity.

 

Absence from school
If your child is absent from school for any reason, call the school at (518) 475-6750 in the morning and provide a written excuse when your child returns to school.

 

 
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