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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 320 students in grades Kindergarten through Five.

I have been the principal of DPS for the last nine 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

Moving on up! - Posted June 25, 2014
Fifth-grade Donald P. Sutherland students said so long to their school at a Moving Up ceremony this week. Their teachers spoke to each student individually during the program, describing their character and what makes each one special. The fifth graders wore blue caps, and of course, big smiles. Click here for photos on our Facebook page!

End of the year letter to parentsPosted June 20, 2014
Mr. Alvey shares some thoughts looking ahead to September, along with some dates and information to remember. Read more...

Students, schools awarded in Anti Bullying ContestPosted June 18, 2014
Rensselaer County Sheriff Jack Mahar presented five East Greenbush Central School District students with honors for their work to prevent bullying. They submitted posters as part of a contest created by the Sheriff's Office. Read more...

Asbestos Abatement Projects Scheduled for Summer - Posted June 18, 2014
The summer will be a busy time around the district with asbestos abatement projects scheduled at all schools, with the exception of Columbia High School. The abatement is happening at these locations as a result of security ehnancement and re-construction purposes. Read more...

Local author visits Donald P. Sutherland SchoolPosted June 18, 2014
Every situation in life could provoke a different emotion if you look at it a different way. Local author and former educator Wayne Brott shared that message while reading his children's book "Shoes!" at DPS this week. Read more...

June Principal's Letter - Posted June 13, 2014
It is hard to believe we are closing another year at the Donald P. Sutherland School.  It was another positive school year.  I am very proud of our students and staff for all of the effort they have placed into making our school community a great success. Read more...