Snowy Range Academy
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Welcome to Snowy Range Academy

Academic Excellence, Character Education, and Fairness for All

Snowy Range Academy (SRA) is a tuition-free kindergarten through 8th grade public charter school in Albany County School District #1. Our Core Knowledge charter school emphasizes academics, phonics-based Spalding Language Arts Instruction, accelerated Saxon Math, character education, and one of the most important, parental involvement.

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    Message From Our Principal

    Snowy Range Academy Students and Parents,

    Week three of school is complete, and we all appear to be getting accustomed to our new normal here at Snowy Range Academy. Although we must continue to operate in a different manner to support the health and safety of everyone, we will strive to make the best of our situation and have a fun, productive school year. We are still SRA and with the support of our incredible community, we will find a way to succeed.

    I would like to thank our students and parents for their continued support and cooperation. It has been a difficult adjustment, and we appreciate your patience. This year was challenging to get underway, and we know there will be more difficult times ahead. The SRA staff are the true heroes of our return to the classroom. It was humbling to see the efforts they put forward each day to open our doors, however, we know it does not end with opening. The goal is to remain open, so we will all need to continue our vigilance and follow the safety procedures to the best of our ability.

    As you are aware, much has occurred since many of you have entered SRA. Things look a little different this year, and we require students and parents to do things differently. We have cleared furnishings from the rooms to ensure six feet of spacing between student desks. We have added additional hand washing stations and expanded our bathroom facilities to better space students and reduce the time impact to our schedule. We require face coverings when entering the building and moving thorough common areas, social distancing, and we have enhanced hygiene procedures. Please know or mitigation procedures may need to be increased due the spread of the virus in our community. Finally, any visitor allowed in the building will be required to follow the precautionary procedures to respect the health and safety of all.

    Our new drop-off and pick-up procedures appear to be going well thanks to our wonderful parents. We hope these new procedures continue to expedite these processes and do so in the safest manner possible. With the onset of winter, we may need to review these procedures, and we will keep everyone informed of any changes. Please remember all of our procedures are in place to protect the safety of all, so we ask that every cooperate at all times. If we all work together, we can keep our doors open and on-site instruction available to those who wish to attend.

    Please know if you have any questions or concerns we are more than happy to assist you. Have a wonderful month!

    Thank you,

    John R. Cowper

    John R. Cowper
    SRA Principal