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July 22, 2014

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Alicia Rizzo, Principal

8 Regina Drive Schenectady, NY 12303

Phone: 518/355-7930

Fax: 518/356-3087

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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)

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.

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

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).

Community meeting held June 16 to discuss results of recent building capacity study

On Monday, June 16, Guilderland Central School District held a community meeting with Dr. Paul Seversky, a consultant with the Planning Service at the Madison-Oneida BOCES, to discuss the results of the recent district-wide building capacity study. More than 100 community members--mostly parents--attended the event. If you were unable to join us, you can download a copy of the report or watch a replay of the meeting on our website. Learn more

Lynnwood Wear

Looking for some LES gear? Check out the spring Lynnwood Wear order form. Download the form (PDF)

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

students work with members of the Union College hockey team to film a video at LES
To view more "behind the scenes" photos, please visit the district's Facebook page. You can also read more coverage of the filming from the Times Union.

Union College hockey team partners with LES to make video about respect, overcoming obstacles, and the qualities of being a good friend

Lights, camera, ACTION! On Wednesday, Dec. 4, fifteen members of the Union College hockey team visited Lynnwood Elementary School to help shoot a video with students about respect, overcoming obstacles, and the qualities of being a good friend. The players participated in four scenes: dealing with an academic struggle in the classroom; being bullied in the hallway; not being able to make a goal during gym class; and being left out on the playground. Working with students from throughout the school, the team demonstrated how to handle each of these situations to build an even better school community. The video debuted at the Dec. 13 Share & Celebrate event. You can also view it here!

 

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, 2013, 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

Parking reminders for parents and school visitors

Parking along the front curb of school is strictly prohibited (even if you are just running in for a minute).
Check our parking lot for an available parking space before parking along Regina Drive.
When there is a large event going on at school (i.e. Share & Celebrate) ends, please exit as our parking lot as promptly and carefully as possible to relieve congestion.
At dismissal time, make sure that your car is not blocking access to the loading zone in front of school when buses are arriving. 

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arrow bullet District seeks applicants for building capacity focus group

arrow bullet Updated recommended reading list now available

arrow bullet Community meeting held June 16 to discuss results of recent building capacity study

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 Board adopts 2014-15 basic calendar (PDF)

arrow bullet Community fundraising for athletics

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