About Berlin Elementary School

It is our mission to educate all students to be life-long learners who are prepared for the 21st  century. At the elementary level students are learning to become capable decision makers, and contributors to their community, while fostering respect for everyone.

Berlin Elementary School
53 School Street
Berlin, NY 12022
Phone: 518-658-2127
Fax: 518-658-0482

Ms. Tracy Kent, Principal
tkent@berlincentral.org

Ms. Toni Dolan
tdolan@berlincentral.org

Ms. Candy Sweener
csweener@berlincentral.org

Berlin Elementary School serves approximately 310 students in the five towns of: Berlin, Grafton, Petersburgh, Poestenkill and Stephentown.  It is our mission to educate all students to be life-long learners who are prepared for the 21st century. At the elementary level students are learning to become capable decision makers, and contributors to their community, while fostering respect for everyone.

Attendance
Daily attendance in school is directly related to a student’s ability to benefit from instruction through class participation and completion of required assignments. Good attendance is essential for steady student progress. In the event that your student is absent, please call the school at 658-2127 to notify us of the absence. When the student returns to school, they must have a note stating the reason for the absence.

Arrival/Dismissal Procedures
Bus Arrival: 8:40 AM
Breakfast: Upon Arrival
School Day: 9:00 – 3:00 PM
Dismissal: 3:00 – 3:15 PM

Students begin to arrive at 8:40 AM. Please do not drop students off at school prior to 8:40 AM, as there is no supervision. Students that arrive prior to 9:00 AM will not be considered tardy and do not need to be signed in. Classes begin at 9:00 AM. Any student arriving after 9:00 AM is considered tardy and must be signed in at the Main Office.

Dismissal for students that are being picked up begins at 3:00 PM. Parents must send in a note to indicate that their child will be picked up and the student must be signed out in the Main Office. Any change to a student’s dismissal routine (early dismissal or bus change) must be communicated to the Main Office by note or phone call before 2:00 PM. The office gets very busy at the end of the day, and we appreciate your cooperation with this matter.

Contact Information
Please be sure to notify the Main Office at 658-2127 of any changes in your contact information. This is especially important in the event of an emergency or illness.

Visitors
We greatly appreciate the time and effort of our volunteers to support the students and programs at Berlin Elementary School. We ask that all volunteers agree to follow the safety procedures implemented at BES to ensure the safety of all.

Upon arriving at BES, please ring the front door bell to gain access to the building.

  • Please report directly to the Main Office to sign in and receive a visitor tag
  • The classroom you are visiting will be notified of your arrival
  • While working with students, volunteers must be under the supervision of the classroom teacher at all times
  • Please sign out in the Main Office at the end of your visit