Did you know the district has a solar farm? (Progress Update)

In July 2015, the district entered into a 20-year solar energy power purchase agreement with SunEdison. The partnership resulted in the construction of a 2 megawatt (MW) solar energy farm located in Altamont.  By entering into this agreement, the district will receive credits that are applied to its electric bills (for generating energy that is delivered to National Grid), under a …

SchoolMessenger Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) and How-To Guide

The Guilderland Central School District has moved from One Call Now and School News Notifier (or SNN) to SchoolMessenger as a way to contact our parents, students and staff members for emergency notifications, such as school closings/delays and emergency situations in schools. SchoolMessenger Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) What is SchoolMessenger (SM)? SchoolMessenger is a mass …

GCSD SST October Meeting

School Start Time Task Force Organizational Meeting October agenda October 18, 2018 | FMS Library Classroom | 5-6:30 p.m. I.      Welcome and Introductions II.      Presentation a)      Brief overview of the issue b)      Charge to the task force and sub-groups c)      Q & A III.      Formation of Sub-Groups a)      Getting organized b)      Framing the work c)      …

GCSD SST December Meeting

GCSD Investigating School Start Times Task Force December meeting agenda Monday, Dec. 3, 2018 | FMS Library | 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. WELCOME BRIEF GROUP MEETING Task force members will meet in sub-groups and have 10-15 minutes to prepare for reporting out activity. GROUP REPORTING OUT ON PROGRESS Each sub-group will have the opportunity to …

GES participates in Computer Science Week’s ‘Day of Code’

For the fourth year in a row, GES students are recognizing Computer Science Education Week (December 3-7) by taking part in Hour of Code (Code.org) activities. All week, students in grades 3-5 will be mentoring first and second graders, and together they’ll try simple coding activities. What a fun way to practice these foundational 21st-century …

GCSD moves to SchoolMessenger for Emergency Notifications

The Guilderland Central School District has moved from One Call Now and School News Notifier (or SNN) to SchoolMessenger as a way to contact our parents, students and staff members. SchoolMessenger is used for emergency notifications, such as school closings/delays and emergency situations in schools. (Click here for SchoolMessenger Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) and a …

PBES December Newsletter

Dear Families and Friends, As the month of December commences with shorter days and darker nights, many of us have already undertaken to crossing items off our holiday to-do lists. These may include a variety of tasks such as decorating our homes, baking cookies, mailing cards and attending parties; each of which requires thoughtful planning, …

Capital Project Exit Survey Report now available

The Guilderland Central School District conducted an exit survey during its capital project referendum on Oct. 16, 2018. The purpose was to collect demographic data about who voted on the capital project and information about why voters voted the way they did. The survey was voluntary and anonymous. Surveys were made available, both electronically and …

Winter Driver’s Ed Calendar

If you would like a printer-friendly version (PDF) of the calendar, please email Lisa Peck. February Monday, Feb. 4 Registration begins Tuesday, Feb. 5 – Thursday, Feb. 7 Registration period Monday, Feb. 11 Classroom 611 Section 1, Section 2, Section 9, Section 10 Tuesday, Feb. 12 Section 3, Section 4 Wednesday, Feb. 13 Classroom 611 …

GCSD residents vote down $42.7 million capital project

On Tuesday, October 16, Guilderland Central School District residents voted down the district’s $42.7 million capital project by a tally of 1375 no votes (51 percent) to 1317 yes votes (49 percent) . “We are disappointed in the outcome, especially because it was so close. We will use the feedback from our exit poll to …

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