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Welcome to the homepage for the Donald P. Sutherland School. The Donald P. Sutherland School "D.P.S." is one of five elementary schools in the East Greenbush Central School District. DPS is located in the village of Nassau. Currently, our school has an enrollment of 300 students in grades Kindergarten through Five.

I have been the principal of DPS for the last ten years and enjoy being a part of the school community. Our students continue to excel on the NYS Assessments in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies as well as strive to be "Kids with Character".

Take the opportunity to explore our school website to find out more about DPS! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at the school.

- Jack Alvey

Spring Recess – Posted April 20, 2016
All District schools will be closed from Thursday, April 21 through Friday, April 29 for Spring Recess. Schools will re-open on Monday, May 2. View Calendar.

Spring Into Fresh Produce – Posted April 27, 2016

Now that the days are getting longer and the dreary days of winter are behind us, let’s do a spring cleaning on our nutrition! Full story.

District Recognizes 2015-16 Volunteers of the Year – Posted April 20, 2016

East Greenbush Central School District recognized its 2015-16 Volunteers of the Year at Tuesday evening’s Board of Education meeting at Red Mill Elementary School. Full story.

Board Approves Smart Schools Investment Plan – Posted April 19, 2016
The District’s Smart Schools Investment Plan to spend $400,000 in state funding for instructional technology upgrades in 2016-17 was approved by the Board of Education at last week's meeting. Full story.

Education Foundation Raises $10,000 for Enrichment Grants – Posted April 19, 2016

The East Greenbush Education Foundation raised $10,000 for summer enrichment grants at its annual gala on April 8 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy, N.Y. Full story.

2016-17 Incoming Grade 6 Parent Orientation Rescheduled for April 18 – Posted April 15, 2016
The 2016-17 Incoming Grade 6 Parent Orientation (for parents of current 5th graders) has been rescheduled to Monday, April 18 at 6 p.m. at Howard L. Goff Middle School.

Letter from Principal Alvey – Posted April 12, 2016
Principal Alvey provides school news and events in his April letter, including information about state testing, the 2016-17 DPS Flag Contest and pre-registration for Grandparents/Special Friends Day. Read letter.

Tentative Calendar Changes Due to Unused Emergency Closings – Posted April 11, 2016
No emergency closing days have been used during this school year. Therefore, all District schools are tentatively closed on the following dates:

  • Thursday, April 21
  • FridayApril 22
  • FridayMay 27
  • TuesdayMay 31

In the event that no emergency closings occur, an additional day off will be granted. An announcement will be made in late April.

Board of Education Approves Proposed Budget; Goes to Vote on May 17 – Posted April 7, 2016
The Board of Education approved the proposed school budget for 2016-17 at Wednesday’s Budget Review Session. The proposed budget, which maintains all current programs and services, totals $90.1 million. It has a tax levy increase of 1.92%, which is below the state tax cap of 3.35%. Full story.

Therapy Dog Serves as Reading Assistant – Posted April 1, 2016

Laying quietly on the carpet in the back of the library, with his red bandana fastened around his neck, a therapy dog named Truman patiently listens to DPS first graders read to him. Full story.

Education Foundation Selected for Hannaford Charity Program – Posted March 31, 2016

In the month of April, every blue Hannaford Helps reusable bag that is purchased at its Columbia Turnpike location will result in a $2 donation to the East Greenbush Education Foundation. Full story.

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