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August 23, 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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Kindergarten Open House to be held October 2

Please note that this year's Kindergarten Open House will be held Thursday, October 2 (not September 2 as was printed in the district calendar ). We apologize for the confusion. Notices and reminders about the event will also be sent home in your child's backpack in September.

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)

Elementary placement information for 2014-15 school year

Please be advised that placement information for the 2014-15 school year will be mailed home to all elementary parents on August 11, along with a list of school supplies for your child’s grade level. New in 2014-15: Beginning this school year, placement information will also be available on the district’s SchoolTool Parent & Student Portal. Parents can access their child’s placement information on the portal beginning August 8. 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.

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).

Lynnwood Wear

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

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 sets 2014-15 tax rates

arrow bullet District seeks applicants for building capacity focus group

arrow bullet Updated recommended reading list now available

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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