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September 20, 2014

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Allan Lockwood, Principal

2225 Western Ave. Guilderland, NY 12084

Phone: 518/869-0293

Fax: 518/464-6458

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GES fifth graders at the Human Body Systems kick-off event
On Friday, September 12, the entire fifth grade class at Guilderland Elementary School participated in a variety of outdoor activities focused on using the systems of the human body. The event served as a kick-off for a year-long initiative that includes a grant-based research project with members of the University at Albany Department of Educational Theory and Practice. Learn more

Student information updates

On Friday, September 12, 2014, a letter was distributed to all parents via the district's SchoolTool Parent & Student Portal highlighting some important details regarding student information updates in the new school year. In particular, the letter addresses changes to how report cards and Individual Student Reports (ISRs) for grade 3-8 assessments will be available to parents as well as information about verifying and updating your child's health information. View the letter

2104-15 elementary parent handbook now available

Please take a few moments to read through this important handbook. View it now

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

 

2014-15 school supply lists now available

Listed below are the common supplies needed for each grade level in the upcoming school year. With the August placement letter, parents will receive this list and information about any additional items that your child’s teacher may request. Please note that this is only the basic list of supplies. view the Kindergarten through grade five supply lists (PDF) 

2014-15 curriculum guides now available

View the guides

District transitioning to paperless report cards in 2014-15

Beginning in the 2014-15 school year, Guilderland Central School District will be transitioning to a paperless report card system for all students, grades K-12. Report cards will no longer be sent or mailed home; instead, parents will be able to access and review their child’s report card online via the district’s SchoolTool Parent and Student Portal. Learn more

Please note: Focus group date and application deadline have changed
District seeks applicants for Nov. 1 building capacity focus group

On Saturday, November 1, the district will host a community focus group activity, facilitated by Dr. Paul Seversky, a consultant with the Planning Service at the Madison-Oneida BOCES, to get direct feedback from residents about each of the six scenarios outlined in Guilderland's building capacity study report. Any district resident interested in participating as a focus group member is invited to apply no later than October 1. Learn more and download an application The Board of Education will review all applications received and is expected to appoint selected volunteers at its October 21 board meeting.

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).

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)

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!

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arrow bullet Annual notifications for parents and community members

arrow bullet Important details for district parents -- Student information updates

arrow bullet Fall Recycling Extravaganza set for Oct. 25

arrow bullet Become informed about the Enterovirus D68

arrow bullet GCSD awarded three grants

arrow bullet District transitioning to paperless report cards in 2014-15

arrow bullet Important immunization changes for students entering grades K-6 (PDF)

arrow bullet Community fundraising for athletics

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