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Early Release Days

On early-release days students are released 60 minutes early to give Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) the opportunity to meet.

Parents will be responsible for their child's transportation at the completion of the activity. No end of activity transportation will be provided by Greater Albany Public Schools in connection with any early release programs.

Early-Release Dates for 2015-16:

  • September: 16, 23, 30
  • October: 7, 14, 21, 28
  • November: 4, 18
  • December: 2, 9, 16
  • January: 6, 13, 20, 27
  • February: 3, 10, 17, 24
  • March: 2, 9, 16, 30
  • April: 6, 13, 20, 27
  • May: 4, 11, 18, 25
  • June: 1, 8
   arrow   Early Release Activities & Times (listed by school)

  Early Release Times
  • Central—2:20 p.m.

  • Clover Ridge—2:30 p.m.

  • Lafayette—2:20 p.m.

  • Liberty—2:30 p.m.

  • North Albany—2:30 p.m.

  • Oak—2:35 p.m.

  • Oak Grove—2:35 p.m.

  • Periwinkle—2:15 p.m.

  • South Shore—2:35 p.m.

  • Sunrise—2:20 p.m.

  • Takena—2:30 p.m.

  • Tangent—2:40 p.m.

  • Timber Ridge—2:45 p.m.

  • Waverly—1:30 p.m.

  Early Release Activities
  • Central: CAP, Boys & Girls Club

  • Clover Ridge: CAP, Boys & Girls Club, Good News Club (at TBR), Young Rembrandts (at TBR)

  • Lafayette: CAP, Boys & Girls Club, Good News Club, Young Rembrandts

  • Liberty: CAP (at TAK), Good News Club, Boys & Girls Club

  • N. Albany Elementary: CAP, Boys & Girls Club

  • Oak: CAP (at LAF), Boys & Girls Club

  • Oak Grove: CAP (at NAMS, CEN, PERI), Boys & Girls Club

  • Periwinkle: CAP, Boys & Girls Club, Good News Club

  • South Shore: CAP (at PER), Boys & Girls Club, Good News Club

  • Sunrise: CAP (at LAF), Boys & Girls Club, Good News Club, Unity Club, Garden Club

  • Takena: CAP, Boys & Girls Club

  • Tangent: CAP (at CEN, TAK), Boys & Girls Club, Good News Club

  • Timber Ridge: CAP (at CLR), Boys & Girls Club, Good News Club, Young Rembrandts

  • Waverly CAP (at PER), Good News Club, Boys & Girls Club
   arrow   Early Release Partners

On early release days many of our Community Partners sponsor activities. Click on an image below for activity details.

Boys & Girls Club


Good News Club
Opens early on Early Release Wednesdays.

   arrow   Early Release Registration

Please contact the following organizations directly to register for Early Release activities:

Professional Learning Communities

Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) Professional Learning Communities (PLCs). PLCs give principals, teachers and staff the opportunity to meet to discuss curriculum, assessments, and how to meet individual student needs.

All schools within the Greater Albany Public School District participate in these com-munities. During the school year the District has shortened school days — Early Release Wednesdays — so teachers can work together in PLCs.

Kids playingEarly Release. There are 35 early release days scheduled for 2014-15. On these days students will be released from school 60 minutes early and may participate in activities sponsored by the our Community Partners.

Superintendent's letterLetter to Parents. Superintendent Delapoer has written a letter to parents explaining why PLCs are important to your child.

   View the Superintendent's letter.

Community Partner News

Albany Public Schools FoundationCommunity Partner Albany Public Schools Foundation supports District students by funding classroom grants, providing student scholarships, and connecting volunteers to schools.

To learn more about the Foundation, click here.

Greater Albany Public Schools' Community Partners