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.
A Message from Our Principal
Greetings SRA Community,
Welcome to a new school year! I hope everyone’s summer break was eventful and loaded with fun, exciting adventures. As for me, it has been a very busy summer working to ready Snowy Range Academy and myself for a new exciting year. Thankfully, I am very fortunate to be surrounded by many terrific individuals who work very hard to make SRA the best it can be. I am continually amazed at how many SRA staff members and parents volunteer their summer freedom to support our school community. We simply could not be as successful without this generous attitude.
Our first day of school is nearing, and it is time for our thoughts and efforts to return to school. The first day for students will be August 23, which will be a half day. In preparation for the start of school, we will be hosting a back-to-school night on August 21 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This is an excellent opportunity to visit the school and meet your child’s new teacher. I hope you all will consider attending this important school event.
Shopping for school supplies, backpacks, shoes, and uniforms are likely on the minds of many as the start of school approaches. Please make sure to review the student-parent handbook and supply lists to ensure you have everything needed for the upcoming year. SRA will be hosting a uniform consignment sale to coincide with boot camp on Aug 7 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and again on August 21 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. We have a large selection, and this is a great opportunity to purchase school uniforms at a reduced cost.
We have many new students and staff beginning at SRA this year. We recently add three new staff members you are certain to meet. Cherrie Hug will be our new office assistant and after school program assistant. Jennifer Riley will be our 3rd-4th grade paraprofessional and Dorothy Baker will be our first grade paraprofessional. Please take the time to welcome these new staff members when you have an opportunity.
As the beginning of school nears, it is important for students to begin to prepare for a new routine. Good sleep hygiene is critical to school success, so it is time to start thinking about how best to return to a school schedule. This is the optimal time to begin regular home practice of your academic skills.
We do have a few weeks left before school starts so do not give up on the fun just yet. I’m excited to begin this new school year and am looking forward to getting to know all members of our SRA community.
John R. Cowper
John R. Cowper