The Guilderland Central School District has a variety of measures in place that focus on building a strong school community through communication, respect and responsibility.
State now requires meningitis
vaccination in grades 7, 12
Beginning Sept. 1, 2016, students entering seventh and 12th grades must be vaccinated against meningococcal disease in order to attend school in New York state. LEARN MORE
Dignity for All Students Act
The goal of the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA), which took effect July 1, 2013, is to provide students with a safe, supportive educational environment that is free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment and bullying. Learn more about DASA and download a reporting form
District prepared to respond to health concerns
State Department of Health
requests that districts disseminate information on Ebola outbreak in West
Cyber Safety / Digital Citizenship
Flu Facts for Parents
View a flyer (PDF) with important information for students, parents, and teachers.
Health departments provide advice on preventing the spread of respiratory illness known as Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) Learn more
MRSA in the school setting
Learn more about MRSA in the school setting from the NYS Department of Health website.
What can we do about head lice and deer ticks?
Want to learn more about how you can protect your child from head lice and deer ticks? Please take a moment to read an informational flyer, prepared in collaboration by GCSD school nurses, the district physician and the Buildings and Grounds department. View the flyer (PDF)
Bullying is an intentional, hurtful act carried out repeatedly and over time, which harms, induces fear and/or creates terror in the victim. It is characterized by an imbalance of power between the victim and the aggressor, and can take several forms including physical, emotional and social bullying. LEARN MORE about bullying prevention
Throughout the fall of 2009, GCSD
students, families, and staff members came together to try to cope with a
student suicide. Undoubtedly, there are still
strong emotions surrounding this loss. The district's crisis team has met to
discuss some serious and lingering issues that may have emanated from this
event, including issues of depression, anxiety, and students expressing
suicidal thoughts. We have been working closely with mental health
professionals from our community and around the region to address these
LEARN MORE about suicide prevention