Marie Wiles, Ph.D., Superintendent
8 School Road, P.O. Box 18
Guilderland Center, NY 12085-0018
Phone: 518/456-6200, Fax: 518/456-1152
Tues., March 18
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: HS LGI
Superintendent's 2014-15 budget proposal released on Feb. 27
At a special meeting held February 27, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Marie Wiles shared a proposed spending plan for the upcoming school year with the Board of Education and community that includes nearly $1.8 million in reductions to help balance the district’s budget in light of increasing costs and decreasing revenue. Learn more and view meeting materials
FMS MASK to present The Sound of Music, March 7-9, 2014
The Farnsworth Middle School Cafetorium will come alive with The Sound of Music this spring as FMS MASK presents one of the most beloved musicals of families around the world. Running March 7, 8 & 9, this classic and endearing show features an unforgettable Rodgers and Hammerstein score including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi” and “Climb Every Mountain.” Learn more about showtimes and tickets With over 70 amazing students in the cast and crew, the show is going to be a dazzling performance!
GCSD students featured in K-8 Empire State Plaza Art Collection Exhibition
The Guilderland Players to present spring musical,
All Shook Up,
March 13-16 at GHS
The Guilderland Players of Guilderland High School are pleased to present their spring musical, All Shook Up--inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley. Learn more about showtimes and ticket sales
BOE adopts basic 2014-15 calendar
On Tuesday, March 5, the GCSD Board of Education adopted the basic 2014-15 school year calendar. View it here (PDF) A more detailed calendar, with school and district events for the upcoming school year, will be mailed home to all parents in August.
GCSD celebrates Music In Our Schools Month this March Learn more
6th annual Dodgeball Tournament raises more than $3,800 for the Altamont Food Pantry
Board of Education adopts
Alternative Veterans Exemption
Guilderland Central School District will be offering a new partial tax exemption to local veterans during the 2014-15 school year under a resolution passed on February 11 by the Board of Education. Learn more
Regents Adopts Changes to Common Core, Testing
Amid a growing clamor for change, the New York State Board of Regents adopted several measures meant to improve the implementation of the Common Core Learning Standards at its meetings Feb. 10-11. Gov. Andrew Cuomo responded with a call for any changes to await legislative recommendations from his recently appointed Common Core panel. Learn more
Aid Increases, GEA Remains in Governor’s Budget Proposal
Learn more about what the Executive Budget Proposal means for public schools.
Camp Invention returning to GCSD
In partnership with the national nonprofit Invent Now, Guilderland Central School District is pleased to once again offer the nationally-acclaimed Camp Invention program to children entering grades one through six this summer. The program runs from July 21-25, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at Farnsworth Middle School. Learn more
Explanation of GCSD's designation as
a district "susceptible to fiscal stress"
On Jan. 16, New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli released the first report of the state’s new Fiscal Stress Monitoring System. According to the report, Guilderland Central School District is classified as one of 52 districts “susceptible to fiscal stress,” having earned a fiscal stress score of 26.7 percent out of 100 percent. Learn more
Communicating in a Digital World
Earlier this week, Guilderland Central School District hosted a very important event for all district students, families, and community members aimed at starting a conversation about using today’s technology in a safe and responsible way. "Communicating in a Digital World: A conversation about civility and respect" was held on Jan. 14 and featured a panel discussion about the importance of personal responsibility when interacting with websites, social media, and other electronic communication tools. Learn more about the event, see a video replay, and download event handouts
How GCSD communicates
With winter weather coming right around the corner,
we thought it would be a good time to explain how Guilderland
communicates weather-related announcements, be it closings, delays or
District introduces new emergency telephone notification system for parents: One Call Now
Beginning in 2013-14, Guilderland Central School District officials will be able to contact all district parents in case of emergency with just a push of a button through the One Call Now telephone alert system. Learn more
District to release APPR scores by request
All GCSD parents or legal guardians have the right to request Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) quality ratings and composite effectiveness scores for their child's current year's teacher(s) and principal(s). Learn more and download a request form
GCSD to conduct district-wide building capacity study throughout the fall
The Guilderland Central School District is
undertaking a district-wide building
capacity study later this fall in order to evaluate its use of space and to determine whether or not there may be more cost-effective ways to deliver its K-12 programming. A community meeting was held on Sept. 3 to introduce the goals of the study and to share details about the methodology that will be used throughout the process. Learn more
District parents invited to subscribe to Parent Today newsletter series
Parent Today is a free e-mail newsletter and companion website designed to help build a stronger bridge between families and the classroom. Learn more
Information flyer: What can we do about head lice and deer ticks?