Alicia Rizzo, Principal
8 Regina Drive Schenectady, NY 12303
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Commitment to Education Day at UAlbany women's hoops
The University at Albany's women's basketball team got support Wednesday from Capital Region students--including a group from Lynnwood--during Commitment to Education Day. Learn more and view photos from a recent Times Union story (LES students appear on slides three and four!)
Camp Invention returns to GCSD this summer
The program, for children entering grades one through six this fall, runs from August 10-14, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at Farnsworth Middle School. Download an informational flyer (PDF)
LES Local Assistance Plan
The staff at Lynnwood Elementary School recently completed a self-review for the purposes of developing a Local Assistance Plan (LAP). This plan will guide their efforts for continued academic improvement in compliance with New York State rules for accountability, with the primary goal of closing the achievement gap between students with disabilities and their non-disabled peers. Download the plan (PDF) For more information, please contact LES Principal Alicia Rizzo at 355-7930.
Do you have a child that will start kindergarten next fall? If so, we want to hear from you! Learn more
Student information updates
Earlier this fall, 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
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
LES calendar updated to provide additional instructional time
The Lynnwood Elementary School building cabinet, working with the PTA, met this summer to revise the school's building events calendar in order to give teachers additional instructional time with their students during the school day. This extra time will enable teachers to provide more opportunities for project based learning, additional enrichment work and extra support for students who are struggling. Many of the changes reflect a combining of events as opposed to holding events over a variety of days. (For example, combining the Apple Fun Run with Share and Celebrate). Many changes have been made and as a result, the printed district calendar mailed home to parents in August no longer accurately reflects many Lynnwood events for the new school year. Please make sure to consult the new LES calendar for revised dates of annual school events. View the updated calendar (PDF)
2014-15 curriculum guides now available
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).
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
• 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.