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David Ziskin

Superintendent of Schools

25 High Street

Fort Plain, NY 13339



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Upcoming important dates to remember:

Friday, Dec. 9, students will be released at 10:30 a.m. for a Professional Development Day.
Sunday, Dec. 11, FP Jr/Sr HS Band and Chorus will perform, beginning at 1:00 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 12, Harry Hoag will present their Christmas Concert at 7:00 p.m.

Water test results are in for FP Jr./Sr. High School

A letter from Superintendent David Ziskin will be mailed home describing the results of water testing completed at the Junior/High School building. A copy of the letter, along with information regarding lead testing requirements can be found here.

Free Story Hour for kindergarten and first grade

Thanks to a grant from the Yerdon Foundation, the Fort Plain Free Library will be teaming up with Harry Hoag Elementary to present a series of free story hours. Free Story Hour is open to all kindergarten and first grade students, parents or caregivers are more than welcome to join in. Each story hour will be held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at Harry Hoag Library, and at the Fort Plain Llibrary on the 4th or last Tuesday of the month. Program runs from November through the end of May. Read more

Water test results are in for Harry Hoag Elementary

A letter from Superintendent David Ziskin will be mailed home describing the results of water testing completed at The Harry Hoag Elementary building. A copy of the letter, along with information regarding lead testing requirements can be found here.

Change in BOE schedule

 The Dec. 14  meeting has been cancelled.

Athletics schedules available on-line

The Fort Plain School District and WAC athletics schedules are now posted at

Fort Plain Students of the Month for October

Harry Hoag Students of the Month

Congratulation to Harry Hoag students: Lexis Downes (K), Christopher Manchester (1st), Gamliel Brackett (2nd), Anthony Chavarria (3rd), Jasmine Lapi (4th), Brady Keane (5th), and Andra Fuhs (6th).

Jr./Sr. HS Students of the Month

Congratulations to the Jr./Sr. HS October students of the month: Lexi Veitch (12th), Eliza Cechnicki (11th), Dawson Nare (10th), Michaela Stockwell (9th), Tiffany Hazzard (8th), and Desiray Frederick (7th).

Students learn significance of The White Table

Fort Plain Jr. Sr. HS students learned the significance of The White Table as it sets in the 2nd floor hallway of the high school in honor of Veterans Day. A replica of this table is set in many mess halls as a symbol for and remembrance to service members fallen, missing, or held captive in the line of duty. To learn more, read the same book the students read: "The White Table" by Margot Theis Raven.

Fureno signs letter of intent

Fureno signs National Letter of Intent

Fort Plain baseball player Drew Fureno signed a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday, Nov. 9, to play Division II Baseball at Le Moyne College. Congratulations to Drew on his academic and athletic accomplishments while attending Fort Plain Jr. Sr. High School.

Students get a shout out from Subway Corporate Headquarters big wig, Don Fertman, for their creative sandwich ideas

Subway winners

Students in Mr. Cutspec’s, Mr. Bogus’, and Mr. Arndt’s Reading class were recently given the task of creating their very own Subway sandwiches. As part of a daily writing prompt, they were asked to describe their sandwich ingredients and give it a catchy name. Read more

Reminder to parents: In the event of bad weather...

If last week was any indication, winter weather will soon be here. In the event of a school closing or delay, parents will be notified in the following ways:

Receive text messages on your phone by subscribing to the REMIND app. Just text @fpcsd1 to 81010 to sign up, if you haven’t already.

Web site:
Announcements will be posted on

Information will be posted to the Fort Plain CSD Facebook page (

WTEN Channel 10, WNYT Channel 13, WXXA Channel 23, Capital News 9, WKTV Channel 2 - Utica , and WRGB Channel 6.

Water being tested for lead in all schools

As part of a new state law to help ensure the health of students and staff, the Fort Plain School District is testing drinking water sources for lead contamination in both school buildings. The law requires that samples must be collected from all faucets and other sources of potable (drinking) water in school districts across the state by Oct. 31 (Sept. 30 for primary grades) and sent for testing. Read more

Fitness opportunities at FPSD

The Fort Plain Pacers Walking Program will run through April 30. Walking is permitted on school days from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. Visit the District Office to have your card re-activated for returning walkers, or to sign up. New member cards cost $5.00. 

This year, the Board of Education would like to open the Fitness Center to members of our community from Nov. 1 - April 30. The cost is $20.00 per month – payable at the beginning of each month. Hours will be posted once a schedule has been developed.

If you have any questions regarding either program, please contact Becky in the District Office at 518-993-4000 ext. #1000.

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