Alicia Rizzo, Principal
8 Regina Drive Schenectady, NY 12303
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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 final video is set to debut during next week's LES Share & Celebrate event. Look for it later this month on the website, as well!
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.
Important message for parents of fifth graders:
Language selection to be completed through SchoolTool
Language selection for 5th graders (to be 6th graders in 2014-15) will be done through the SchoolTool Parent & Student Portal. Parents or guardians will log on to their child's account and in five simple steps, choose their 1st and 2nd choice for languages in the coming year. The choices at this time are French, German, Italian and Spanish. This new method will allow us to have up to the minute information for planning purposes. For your reference, please review the following two documents that will be coming home in backpack mail with students during the week of December 2, 2013.
The deadline to submit your language selection is Monday, December 16, 2013. Questions? Please contact Administrator for World Languages & ESL Marcia Ranieri at 861-8591, ext.5062.
Holiday Drop and Shop set for Dec. 7
The Guilderland High School Class of 2014 is hosting a district-wide Holiday Family Night Out! On Saturday December 7, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Guilderland High School. there will be fun for kids of all ages and shopping for the parents. The fun for the kids includes holiday movies, crafts, games and sing-a-longs. Parents can stay with their children for the festivities or take some time to shop with local vendors on-site. There is no entrance fee and no charge for children's activities. You can also come without the children to shop around at the vendor booths. We hope that you will join us! Learn more about the event and download an event flyer (PDF) Interested in being a vendor? There are a limited number of vendor space still available, if you or someone you know might be interested in having a booth to sell items at the event, please contact Ann-Marie McManus at email@example.com.
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.
School supply lists for 2013-14
Basic school supply lists for all grade levels are now available. Parents will receive information about any additional items teachers may request along with the August placement letter. Kindergarten through fifth grade supply lists (PDF)
Important information for parents about placement procedures at LES
Although the school year still has several months left, our district has begun planning for the next school year. Part of the planning includes the placement of students in classes for the new school year. Parents will be notified about next year’s placement on or about August 15th. To help parents better understand the placement process at LES, a letter will be sent home to all parents. View a copy of this letter, including an outline of the Lynnwood Placement Procedure
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.