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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 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


Open House schedulePosted September 17, 2014
The Donald P. Sutherland Elementary School will be holding several open house sessions next week. To find out when parents should arrive and what's in store when they do, click here...


DPS students perform school songPosted September 16, 2014
Need your spirits lifted? Click the video below to watch Donald P. Sutherland Elementary students perform the school song at a recent character education assembly! Character education is critical to the mission of the school, with the belief that children must understand, care about, and act upon a common set of core values of character that will assist them in becoming quality citizens.


Information regarding EnterovirusPosted September 16, 2014
EV-D68 is causing cases of severe respiratory (breathing) illness among children and other individuals. Such illness has sometimes resulting in hospitalization, especially among children with asthma. Read more...


Diamond-anniversary flag displayed - Posted September 15, 2014
There's a line in the school song which reads, "DPS stands for good character, and I'll need that every day." Now, there's a new visual reminder! Today the 75th anniversary school flag was unveiled! Current sixth-grader Stephen Fajen designed it with the school colors, mascot, and the words "We are trusting our teachers, they are caring to teach." Stephen is pictured below with his mother, father, and grandfather. Congratulations Stephen! The flag was shown to students for the first time during the school's monthly character education assembly. Today, several students explained what this month's theme, "respect," meant to them.


Welcome back! – Posted September 4, 2014
Another year! Students in grades 1-12 returned to the buildings of the East Greenbush Central School District Thursday! Read more...

Security improvements and reminders - Posted August 25, 2014
When you and your children return to school next week, you'll notice some improvements to the security system at the main entrance. For more on what's new and what you should remember, click here...

Principal's Welcome Back letter for students - Posted August 18, 2014
From Mr. Alvey: It has been very busy summer at DPS.  We have had a lot of construction work going on both inside and outside. I am looking forward to having you come back in September and hear the voices of children instead of power tools.  It will be great to see each of you!   Read more...

Principal's Welcome Back letter for parents - Posted August 18, 2014
The annual letter from Mr. Alvey means that summer is coming to an end and in just a few weeks, we will begin the 2014-2015 school year.  It has been an abnormal summer with all of the construction work at DPS.  We are putting together the finishing touches to get our facility ready for our 75th Anniversary Celebration. Read more...

Accepting the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS - Updated August 13, 2014
Challenge accepted! Mrs. Allie Harling, a speech pathologist at the Donald P. Sutherland Elementary School, takes on the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS awareness. Students in summer studies at Goff looked on! They'll all be raising money until Friday for the St. Peter's ALS Regional Center. Donations can be dropped off at the office! After Mrs. Harling went under the water, others have followed! Read more...

District looking for seniors to reach students Posted August 11, 2014
It has been said that the greatest gift one person can give another is that of himself or herself.  STARS do that every day in the East Greenbush Central School District. STARS, or Seniors Teaching and Reaching Students, is a volunteer program in which anyone 55 years or older may work in a classroom directly with students and teachers.  Read more...