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March 05, 2015

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

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Date: Tues., March 10
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: HS LGI

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Special notice: March 5, 2015

Want to watch the Superintendent's budget presentation via live streaming?

To watch tonight's budget presentation online, and to submit questions to be answered during the second half of the meeting, please visit the following link: http://breeze.neric.org/gcsdbudget/ Please be sure to log in using the "Enter as Guest" box and enter your name before joining the meeting. While you can log on to the website at any time, the audio/video will not be available until 6:55 p.m. Please be sure to turn up the speakers on your computer to hear the presentation. To submit questions during the second half of the meeting, please type your question directly into the "Chat" box on the streaming website.

Superintendent to present 2015-16 proposed budget on March 5

All school community members are invited to attend to hear a presentation from Dr. Marie Wiles and to participate in a question and answer period. Learn more

2015-16 calendar adopted

At its meeting on February 24, the GCSD Board of Education adopted the basic 2015-16 school calendar. View it now (PDF) A more detailed district calendar for the upcoming school year will be mailed home to all parents this summer.

FMS MASK PRESENTS Disney’s Mulan Jr., March 6-8, 2015

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Guilderland Players to present spring musical, Curtains, March 12-15

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Are you interested in running for a seat on the GCSD Board of Education?

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Gala to benefit expanded social service dog program at GCSD set for March 21

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GCSD celebrates Music In Our Schools Month Learn more

 

FMS re-designated an Essential Elements School to Watch by NYS Education Department

The Guilderland Central School District is proud to announce that Farnsworth Middle School was recently re-designated as an Essential Elements School to Watch (EESTW) by the New York State Education Department and the Essential Elements Schools to Watch leadership team. Learn more

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GCSD Job Fair set for April 30

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GCSD students featured in 6th annual K-8 Empire State Plaza Student Art Exhibition Learn more

 

GCSD collects nearly 900 books for Project Cameron's Story

Thank you to all the families, students, staff and community members that donated new children's books for the drive that was held to benefit Project Cameron's Story at FMS, AES, and WES. With your generous donations, the district was able to donate 870 books to the nonprofit organization that gives books to help families and babies bond in NICU's around New York. Guilderland's contribution helped the organization reach 12,126 books collected during this year's drive. 

Two Guilderland students selected as Artist Apprentices with Albany Pro Musica Learn more

 

Westmere teacher Tracy Martone named Technology in Education award winner Learn more

 

Assembly and Senate bills introduced that would compel state to fully end the GEA this year

Learn more and contact your elected officials to urge them to co-sponsor the bills

GCSD to host Spring Recycling Extravaganza on April 25  Learn more

Community reviews and discusses list of potential changes for 2015-16

 Learn more and view materials from the event

Explanation of GCSD's designation as a district "susceptible to fiscal stress"

On Jan. 29, New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli released the second report of the state’s Fiscal Stress Monitoring System. According to the report, Guilderland Central School District is classified as one of 53 districts “susceptible to fiscal stress,” having earned a fiscal stress score of 26.7 percent out of 100 percent. Learn more

Update: No aid increase for next two years unless Legislature approves Cuomo’s proposal Learn more

 

Cuomo calls for $1.1 billion school aid increase and education reforms, with no mention of the GEA Learn more

 

Transition night event rescheduled for March 26

Please note that the upcoming Transition Night for Parents of Students with Special Needs Moving from Gr. 5 to Gr. 6, originally scheduled for Feb. 5, has been postponed until Thursday, March 26. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Farnsworth Middle School.

Three middle school teachers named New York Master Teachers

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Making the call: How Guilderland decides on weather-related closings and delays

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Do you have a child that will start kindergarten next fall? If so, we want to hear from you! Learn more

 

Flu Facts for Parents

It's that time of year again...cold and flu season. View a flyer (PDF) with important information to help keep students healthy this winter.

District prepared to respond to health concerns Learn more

 

Guilderland part of consortium that wins $348,311 leadership grant

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District ranked third in student performance in Albany area

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Health departments provide advice on preventing the spread of respiratory illness known as Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) Learn more

 

Have you verified/updated your child's student health information for the new school year? Learn more

 

District transitioning to paperless report cards in 2014-15

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Guilderland Central School District Parents’ Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security

The Guilderland Central School District is committed to ensuring student privacy in accordance with local, state and federal regulations and district policies. To this end and pursuant to U.S. Department of Education (DOE) regulations (Education Law ยง2-d), the district is providing the following Parents’ Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security.
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District to release APPR scores by request

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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

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