Snow Day Policy

Snow Days

School closings are listed on the School Closings Network (most TV news, radio and website).  Our school is listed as Montessori School (Schenectady).  You may also check our facebook page and website for updates.  The following criteria will be used in determining snow days:

If BH-BL has a 2 Hour Delay, we will operate on a delayed schedule as follows:

  • ½ Day Program:  Classes will start  at 10am. Normal dismissal time.
  • Full Day Program:  Before Care will open at 9am.  Classes will start at 10am. Breakfast will not be served.

Any morning enrichment classes will be cancelled.  PM Enrichment will take place unless notified.

If you choose to remain at home due to the weather, please email the school.

If BH-BL Closes, we will also be closed for the day.

In case of inclement weather during normal school hours, we may close early.  Parents will be notified in a timely manner.

Snow days will not be made up.

Please note that the safety and well-being of our students and their families are our main concern.

BIG Changes to Box Tops Coming

The current Box Tops program is making some big changes.  They are going digital, meaning no more clipping, checking expiration dates and remembering to send them to school.  When you purchase participating products, you will scan your store receipt (within 14 days of purchase) with your mobile phone thru the Box Tops Mobile app (available in your app store or google play).  It will automatically calculate the earnings for our school and you will see real-time earnings for our school.  Simply set up an account with a user name and password.  Be sure to select Montessori School of Schenectady.

If you still have the old unexpired box tops at home, you can still send them into us.

For more information on the changes, please refer to the Box Tops website.

2019/2020 School Year Calendar

Our 2019/2020 School Year Calendar is available.  

Please note that a correction has been made to our calendar.  Our February winter break is 2/17-2/21/2020.  We will be back to school on the 24th.  Sorry for any confusion.

*Please note, we do our best to adhere to the dates and times listed.  Special Events are subject to change.  We will notify you in advance of any changes*

Upcoming Important Dates

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer.  We are gearing up for the start of the school year already.  We would like to remind you of a few important dates to start the year off:

  • August 28 – Ice Cream in the Park.  Meet at Indian Meadows from 6-7:30pm for some fun and to meet our teachers and families.
  • September 5 – Classroom Drop In Visit
    9-9:45am for AM/Full Day Students
    10-10:45am for PM/Full Day Students
    **Full day students may attend the time that works best for them**
    Feel free to drop in during the hour to visit the classroom and bring your supplies.
  • September 9 – First Day of School
    Phase in Week for Toddlers.  Please see Toddler Classroom Assignment Letter for more information

For your reference, attached are the Primary Classroom Assignment Letter and Summer Letter that you received earlier in the summer.

A full year school calendar can be found here.