The following is a link to the Elementary Family COVID-19 Handbook.  I hope you find this information helpful!    Click here to link to the handbook

From the Principal ...

Dear Parents, Students, and Community Members:

Thank you to all parents and community members for your support of our students, staff, and programs throughout the 2020-2021 school year. We truly appreciate the partnership we have with our wonderful community. I have enjoyed watching our students challenge themselves and learn and grow throughout the year. We love when you share these moments with us.

Please take time to read with your child over the summer months. We invite your child to participate in our summer reading challenge and summer Zearn challenge. In addition, there are many programs available to students throughout the summer months. We are pleased to offer a summer school program and our summer science program. Please be looking for the specifics about these programs in information your child brings home from school.

Children should also be encouraged to get outside and play during the summer. Free play is very important. I do hope you spend family time together this summer having fun. I hope everyone has a wonderful summer!


Philomena B. Goss, Elementary Principal

Elementary yearbooks have arrived!

The 2020-2021 elementary yearbooks are here!  if you would like to get a copy, it is not too late!  They are $13.00 each.  Money should be brought into the classroom teacher.  Cash and checks are accepted.  checks should be made out to lowville academy. 

moving up to middle school-congratulations 5th graders!

On Tuesday, June 15, our Gr. 5 Raider students, and Friday, June 18, our Gr. 5 Nation students, will participate in a very special event. They will celebrate the completion of their elementary school years with a “Moving Up” ceremony. We are so proud of their efforts and cooperation with their hybrid schedules this year.

The Moving Up ceremonies will be live streamed each day starting at 1:15 p.m. The teachers and students will gather in the auditorium, masked and socially distanced, for a program that acknowledges positive attitudes developed during the elementary school years. Attendance certificates, citizenship awards, and certificates of promotion will be distributed.

Congratulations to our 5th graders – good luck in Middle School! We are sorry we can’t have outside guests this year, but please look for the link on our school website and join us remotely!

summer school July 2021

We are pleased to inform you that we will once again be offering summer programs this year. The elementary summer school will be held Monday, July 12 through Friday, July 23, with classes running Monday through Friday mornings. The hours of classes will be from 8:30-11:30 each day. The following programs will be offered:

Program Target Group
Reading and Math Grade 1 Grade K into 1
Reading and Math Grade 2 Grade 1 into 2
Reading and Math Grade 3 Grade 2 into 3
Reading and Math Grade 4 Grade 3 into 4
Reading and Math Grade 5 Grade 4 into 5
Science Enrichment Grade 3 into 4 and Grade 4 into 5

Students were identified for each program and invitations were mailed home in May. If you would like to enroll your child in a summer school program, please call the Elementary Office at 376-9005.

summer science program

This year, students will be presented with phenomena in a virtual world through the use of Flipgrid and Google Meets in a synchronous and asynchronous setting. We will utilize digital platforms to explore, read, design, engineer and learn through inquiry – all about water and the rivers and streams in our community. We will also leverage science standards through interactive read- alouds and use the question formulation technique to drive the following day’s learning opportunities.

When: July 12-16

Register: by picking up a registration form from

Mrs. Bala or email kbala@lowvilleacademy.org



Everyone is familiar with the classic beginning-of-the-school-year assignment, “What I Did Over My Summer Vacation.” Here are some tips to help prepare your child for that essay.

  • Your child should have a daily “to do” list, much like many adults have. Tasks can be basic, such as reading two chapters of a book, completing a household chore, etc., but give your child some direction for the day.
  • As an important member of your family, your child can complete jobs around the house. Leave a list each morning of expectations.
  • In order to maintain reading and writing skills, create a summer reading list with your child. Elementary students will bring home a packet at the end of the year with an age-appropriate book list and activities.
  • Children may enjoy keeping a journal, especially to document family activities, events or a trip. They may find it interesting to take their own photographs, which can be included in the journal.
  • If you give your child an allowance, consider having them keep a checkbook-type ledger in order to sharpen their math skills. This can also help them to become more aware of their spending and saving habits, which is an important skill for adulthood.
  • If your child is interested in sports, encourage them to keep track of the statistics for their favorite team and player. If a player is close to setting a record, have your child keep track of their progress.
  • The kitchen is a great place for children to practice reading, math, and life skills. Encourage your child to plan a meal for your family, and provide assistance as needed in making the meal.
  • Without the academic demands of school, summer is a great time for your child to be creative. Stock your home with crayons, glue, paper, etc., and allow your child to create. Also, check out opportunities for creativity at your local library. Libraries often offer summer programs that combine reading and imagination.
  • Allow your child to plan a family trip (this could include a hike, a visit with family members, fishing, visit to the beach, or anything else that fits into your family budget). This could involve researching activities, reading a map, and practicing math skills (calculating gas and toll costs, for example).

Best wishes for a safe and happy summer vacation!

~ Sarah Clemons and Jill Ortlieb

School Psychologists