On March 31 at 7 pm, click on this link or on the image above to view a livestream of the Board of Education meeting.

Spackenkill Union Free School District’s Board of Education will hold a Regular Meeting on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at 7 pm in the Orville Todd Library. Budget Adoption and Secondary Admin Update are on the agenda.

This meeting will not be open to the public except by livestreaming and emailed questions.

During the public participation period, the public can send questions directly to the Board at


Please click here to read about Implementing the Open Meetings Law During the COVID-19 Outbreak.


The statewide school shutdown will extend at least through April 15. We will update you as we learn more. 
Students, virtual classes will resume the week of April 6, following your spring break. Please check Google Classroom, teacher websites, and school websites for assignments. High school and middle school students should also continue to check their email for correspondence from their teachers.

Please click here for information on Google Meet Etiquette for Students.

Please click here for a helpful pamphlet on Emotionally Supporting Our Children During the COVID-19 Crisis.

Please click here for messages to the community during the 
COVID-19 Crisis.

Free Access to WiFi & Broadband

Spectrum will be offering FREE broadband and WiFi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum subscription. This is designed to ensure that all students have access to the internet so they may continue their education during this time. All installation fees will be waived. If you or someone you know can benefit from this service please call 1-844-488-8395. Please note: Spectrum serves households north of Evergreen Avenue off Route 9 and scattered pockets throughout the district.

Additionally, Altice, which falls under the Optimum banner, is offering Free Access to WiFi. Click here to learn more.

STA Scholarship Deadline Update

Due to the current circumstances, the STA Scholarship Committee has decided to extend the deadline for the initial scholarship application to whatever date we return to school.  Any student who still needs a teacher recommendation should email a copy of the recommendation form (available on the district website) to that teacher and ask that the teacher give it directly to Mrs. McCarron or Ms. Scivolette when school resumes.   
Please click here to download the application.


About Us

Known for its long tradition of excellence and high standards, the Spackenkill Union Free School District is a K–12 public school district located in the western part of Dutchess County, New York. It was established in 1866 and has grown from a one-room schoolhouse to four schools serving some 1,500 students. The district prides itself on being a small community, where families know each other, enhancing the spirit of a shared vision. READ MORE ABOUT THE DISTRICT...

Mission Statement:
Inspired by a tradition of excellence and a spirit of continuous improvement, the Spackenkill School District will provide all of our students with the academic and social skills necessary to pursue their goals and become responsible citizens in an interdependent global community.



District Office
Phone: 1-845-463-7800
Fax: 1-845-463-7804

Spackenkill High School
Phone: 1-845-463-7810
Fax: 1-845-463-7826

Todd Middle  School
Phone: 1-845-463-7830
Fax: 1-845-463-7832

Hagan Elementary School
Phone: 1-845-463-7840
Fax: 1-845-463-7881

Nassau Elementary School
Phone: 1-845-463-7843
Fax: 1-845-463-7842

Recent News

Photo of the week
What's Right with Spackenkill!
Posted on 03/04/2020
The Superintendent's Weekly Newsletter highlighting the latest news in the district...
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The Board of Education's upcoming meeting agenda is as follows...
Board Meeting Updates
Posted on 01/08/2020
The Board of Education's upcoming meeting agenda is as follows......
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Dr. Paul Fanuele
District Appoints New Superintendent
Posted on 12/31/2019
The SUFSD Board of Education appointed a new superintendent at its December 10th meeting....
Read More... about District Appoints New Superintendent
accepting tuition students
Accepting Limited Number of Tuition Students
Posted on 12/23/2019
The Spackenkill Union Free School District approved an out-of-district tuition program two years ago. Tuition students are accepted on a limited basis...
Read More... about Accepting Limited Number of Tuition Students
adopt a famly
Posted on 11/25/2019
Once again, Leo Club is "adopting" district families in need......
Read More... about Adopt-a-Family
community is invited
Community Invited to Superintendent Candidates Night
Posted on 09/05/2019
The community is invited to Superintendent Candidates Night...
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Food service opportunities
Earn While Your Children Learn
Posted on 05/01/2019
Applications are being accepted for part-time food service workers beginning in September 2019....
Read More... about Earn While Your Children Learn
Blue Ribbon Schools Announcement
SHS Named 2018 National Blue Ribbon School
Posted on 11/30/2018
Spackenkill High School has been named a 2018 Blue Ribbon School!...
Read More... about SHS Named 2018 National Blue Ribbon School
flu prevention
Flu Clinic Scheduled
Posted on 08/02/2018
Spackenkill School District in conjunction with Rite Aid Pharmacy will be offering a flu vaccine clinic for adults and for children ages 5 and up....
Read More... about Flu Clinic Scheduled

Additional Info

Announcements & Updates

Information for Prospective Board Candidates


Transportation Requests

Parents and guardians must have requests for private providers to the Spackenkill UFSD Transportation Department by April 15. (This deadline has been extended from April 1.) Requests must be filed every year. For more information, please call Doreen Wright, Director of Transportation: 463-7800.


Please click here to read a letter from Superintendent Villanti and Elizabeth Giancaspro, District Nurse Coordinator, regarding the flu

Is It a Cold or Flu?

Medical Kit.pngRead a letter from the school nurses about when to keep a child home from school.

fight flu

Fight Flu at Home (in English and Spanish)




Track and Field Updatestrack and fieldClick here to see photos and videos of the Capital Project Track & Field progression

ASISTClick here for Suicide Prevention and Crisis Phone Numbers

Immunization Records

All required New York State immunizations records for the 2019-20 school year are due in the health office by September 18, 2019. Failure to comply with New York State requirements can lead to your child being excluded from school as of September 19, 2019.  Any questions in regard to this can be directed to your child's school nurse.

Nora Bergstraser, MSN, RN (Nassau): 463-6390

Sharon Dooley-Russo, RN (Hagan): 463-8398

Alyssa Karcz, RN (Todd): 463-6527

Elizabeth Giancaspro, BSN, RN (SHS): 463-2043

Click here for Notification of Exclusion Based on Immunization Status

Rod Of Asclepius.pngNon-medical Exemptions for School Vaccine Requirements FAQ   

 Declaración sobre la legislación que elimina la exención no médicade los requisitos de vacunación escolar

Smart Schools Investment Plan

E-Cigarettes and Vaping: What Parents Need to Know

STAR Exemption Update

If you currently receive your STAR benefit as a reduction on your school tax bill (the STAR exemption), you may receive a greater benefit if you switch to the STAR rebate check.  Click on this government link to learn more. If you have questions, please call the Town of Poughkeepsie Tax Collector’s Office: (845) 485-3611.


New York State now requires all physicians and schools to use a uniform physical form. Click Here to download Health Exam Form.

Please click on this link to read information in English and Spanish about head lice.

Dr. Mark Villanti, Superintendent of Schools

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