Allan Lockwood, Principal
2225 Western Ave. Guilderland, NY 12084
Important immunization changes for students entering grades K-6
The NYS Department of Health and NYS Education Department recently issued immunization requirement changes starting with the 2014-2015 school year. A letter will be sent home to all parents of students in grades K-6 on April 22 explaining these changes. Parents can also read the letter here (PDF).
Elementary Art Show to run April 3 - 27 at the Guilderland Public Library
The Guilderland Central School District annual Elementary Art Shows kicks off on Thursday, April 3 at the Guilderland Public Library. Stop by the library anytime during normal business hours through April 27 to see some of the amazing work of our youngest artists. In addition, an opening reception will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on April 7. All are welcome to attend.
Upcoming school recess and early release days
Please note that all GCSD schools will be in recess from Monday, April 14 through Monday, April 21. In addition, elementary students will be released early on the following days for parent conferences:
• Wednesday, April 23: 11:30 a.m. dismissal for Grades K-5
• Tuesday, April 29: 11:30 a.m. dismissal for Grades K-2
• Tuesday, May 6: 11:30 a.m. dismissal for Grades K-2
Camp Invention is returning to GCSD this summer
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
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
Be healthy: Stay informed about head lice
This time of year it is not uncommon for public schools to have some issues with head lice. In an attempt to be proactive and make sure that our school community is as educated as possible on the topic we have posted an informational brochure. If you would like more information please call our school nurse, Mary Zwagerman, at 869-0293. Download the brochure (PDF)
GCSD introduces new elementary report card
Learn more about the new standards-aligned elementary report card by reviewing our parent guide (PDF). Details of the new report card will also be discussed at upcoming parent conferences. For more information, please contact your child's teacher or building principal.
District to begin releasing APPR scores by request
Beginning Oct. 11, all GCSD parents or legal
guardians will 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
Student Contact and Medical Information Verification/Update Form
Each year, the Guilderland Central School District requests of all parents their most current and accurate contact information, as well as critical medical information pertaining to their child(ren). In past years, the district sent home hard copies of student health cards for verification and completion by parents. For the 2013-14 school year and beyond, we are now asking parents to make full use of our online systems for this verification process. Learn more This information is extremely important, as our ability to appropriately respond to student medical concerns and to maintain timely communications with parents is dependent on this verification process. Please take a few moments to verify and/or update your child's information as soon as possible.
GES dedicates professional library to longtime staff member Donna Amato Learn more
Help us earn free equipment
As the school year gets underway, please be sure to register your Price Chopper AdvantEdge card with the GES Tools for Schools code 15788. By doing so, you will automatically earn credit for our school every time your AdvantEdge Card is used. Visit the Price Chopper Web site to sign-up today!