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Catskill Central School District 7th Annual Summer Digital Media Camp

Dates: June 29th to July 30th, 2015 Times: 8:00AM TO 12:00PM

Grades: Students going into Grades 4-12. Location: Secondary Campus Digital Studio

Open to all teachers and support staff. In-service Credit Available.

Please click HERE to download the flyer.


Catskill Central School District Elementary School Reading and Math Summer Program

Click HERE for Catskill Elementary Summer School Registration Form

Click HERE for Catskill Elementary Summer School Bus Schedule

Click HERE for Catskill Elementary Summer School Breakfast Menu

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Dates: July 6th-August 13th, 2015 (Monday-Thursday)

Times: 8 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.


Catskill Central School District Secondary Summer School Program

Dates: July 6th-August 11th, 2015 (Monday-Thursday)

Regents August 12th and August 13th

(More Information Coming Soon)


Career Pathways Summer Camp offerings for Summer

Dear Parent:

We are pleased to announce its Career Pathways Summer Camp offerings for Summer, 2015. Our camp sponsors have once again come up with brilliant strategies for reinforcing the importance of science and math by engaging students in fun activities. Career Pathways camps are fun, free and located throughout the region.

Please see below and visit for more information and to pre-register.

The Summer 2015 choices include.

Tech Valley Summer Camp

July 6-10, 2015 For students entering grade 9 in fall 2015

Tech Valley Summer Campers spend five days engaged in fun and exciting, hands-on activities alongside some of our region’s top professionals, learning about nanotechnology, biotechnology, advanced materials, alternative energy, aviation, information technology and robotics. Camp is held at a number of Tech Valley technology sites, such as SUNY East Campus, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and various Albany locations.


July 21-23, 2015 Orientation July 20 at 6:30 PM

For students entering grades 9-11 in fall 2015

  • SEMI High Tech U Campers take an action-packed, three-day journey exploring exciting, high-tech careers. They go boldly ahead while making new friends in totally fun, hands-on sessions taught by the region’s top high-tech professionals. They visit the Center for Nanoscale Science & Engineering at U-Albany and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and learn about the many educational opportunities available at Hudson Valley Community College’s TEC-SMART center and Schenectady County Community College..

Students must be nominated by a Teacher or School Counselor in order to be considered for a camp. Scholarships will cover all tuition costs for camps. Students may only be allowed to enroll in one camp so that we can provide opportunities to as many students as possible.

IMPORTANT – If you plan to pre-register your child, you will need to provide the name and school e-mail address of the teacher or counselor who provided the nomination. You will need this information (e-mail address and name) to submit the application.

Questar III hereby advises students, parents, employees and the general public that it offers employment/educational opportunities without regard to sex, race, color, national origin or disability. More information for students/prospective students and employees/applicants.


District Magazine

The Catskill Central School District Distributes a Monthly Newsletter Magazine. The newsletters focus and celebrate the very positive events occurring in the Catskill Central School District. This newsletter is not to replace any of the excellent building and departmental newsletters that are currently distributed in the schools, but to continue to enhance and showcase the great work of our students and staff district-wide. As time progresses, we anticipate the Catskill CSD magazine will continue to grow with additional news and photo contributions from students and staff. Click HERE to see the latest edition. Archived copies can be found HERE.



Legendary Locals at Catskill High School:

On Friday, April 17th Ms. Ferrara, Ms. Kunz, and The Catskill Interact Club hosted Wanda and David Dorpfeld as guest speakers in Interact's "A Day With...Program." The Dorpfelds are authors of the book, Legendary Locals of Greene County." The co-authors highlighted famous people associated with Greene County, and provided an inspiring view of just how interesting our area is. Adrienne Ross, a motivational speaker, was featured in early December and Cat Rosenfeld, a Young Adult Fiction writer and teenage advice columnist, will be featured the end of May. "A Day With...Program" is fully funded by a grant from the Catskill Educational Foundation.


Please click links below for Newly Released 2016 Test Schedules and Updated 2015 Test Schedules. The 2016 test schedules are for the 2015-16 school year, including the Grades 3-8 testing programs and the Regents Exam schedules for January 2016 and June 2016. The updated 2015 test schedules include, based on field requests, the addition of the Integrated Algebra Regents Exam in June 2015* (which required a change in day for the Physical Setting/Earth Science Regents Exam), as well as the addition of Algebra 2/Trigonometry and Chemistry in August 2015.


Catskill CSD COMPUTER Sale

Dates: Ongoing Time: 8:00AM to 4:00 PM

 Location: Catskill Elementary School Room 129

      **Cash or Checks payable to Catskill CSD**

                                  For Questions, please contact:  Cheryl Rabinowitz, Director of Technology or 518-943-0574 ext. 188
Please click here to download the flyer with more details.




Catskill Central School District (CSD) is part of a consortium of local school districts led by Questar III BOCES that received a $399,314 “Teaching is the Core” grant from the New York State Education Department to review and improve student assessment practices this school year.  Wynantskill UFSD will work with Brunswick CSD, Cairo-Durham CSD, Coxsackie-Athens CSD, Hoosick Falls SD, Hudson City CSD, New Lebanon CSD, North Greenbush CSD, Questar III BOCES, Rensselaer City CSD, Tech Valley High School, and Wynantskill UFSD.


As part of this grant, each District has organized a review team comprised of teachers and administrators to identify and improve assessments. Through the assessment review process, a total of 453 teacher created assessments were collected and reviewed throughout the Questar III region.  The recommendations given to the region as a result of the 453 assessments reviewed were to keep/maintain 317 assessments, revise 60 assessments and eliminate or significantly revise 76 assessments.   


As the process continues, Districts will now develop an action plan to address the results of the assessment review including identifying and implementing performance-based assessments that can be used to measure student learning and school and educator effectiveness. This may include essay writing, completion of projects, real-world problem solving skills, and experiments where students demonstrate knowledge and skills.

Districts will also establish a parent engagement program to share information concerning how parents can support learning at home and how assessments inform instruction and help children learn.

“Ultimately, high-quality assessments – and the feedback they provide to teachers, students and parents – are an integral part of excellent teaching and advancing student achievement,” said former Questar III District Superintendent James N. Baldwin.

Click HERE to download the Teaching to the Core Grant Announcement..


Catskill CSD Vision Statement and Mission Statement

  • Please click here for the Catskill Central School District Vision Statement for
    English as a New Language Students
  • Please click here to read the Catskill Central School District's Mission Statement
    and Targets in Vietnamese.
  • Please click here to read the Catskill Central School District's Mission Statement
    and Targets in Urdu.
  • Please click here to read the Catskill Central School District's Mission Statement
    and Targets in Spanish.
  • Please click here to read the Catskill Central School District's Mission Statement
    and Targets in Russian.
  • Please click here to read the Catskill Central School District's Mission Statement
    and Targets in Hindi.
  • Please click here to read the Catskill Central School District's Mission Statement
    and Targets in Chinese.

The Fitness Center, located in the Catskill High School, is open for public use during the summer Monday-Friday 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., and Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. When school is in session, the Fitness Center is open for public use Monday-Friday 5:30 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., and Saturday 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The cost is $1.00 per use. Please use the entrance located on the side of the building between the auditorium and the gym. An attendant is on duty during the times open.


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Catskill Central School District Goals


Catskill Central School District Goals

The mission of the Catskill Central School District is to provide all children with the opportunity to fully develop their academic and creative potential, and to assist them in becoming mature, humane, responsible and productive members of society.

The Board of Education set the following goals for the 2014-15 year: 

  1. Provide educational opportunities for all students to achieve high academic success
  2. Collaborate with our community
  3. Communicate with all stakeholders

Success 4 All Targets, 2014-2015


--- District cohort graduation rate will increase 3%
--- Grade 3-8 ELA and Math proficiency and mastery rates will increase 3%
--- Regents proficiency and mastery rates will increase by 3%
--- STAR Reading and Math will increase 3%
--- Middle and High school students failing 1 or more courses will decrease by 10%