LES Social Worker Catherine Ricchetti recognized as NYS Social Worker of the Year

On September 14, 2018, Lynnwood Elementary School Social Worker, Catherine Ricchetti was recognized as the 2018 National Association of Social Workers (New York State) Social Worker of the Year. Catherine Ricchetti, LCSW-R, has been a social worker since 1988, and she has been with GCSD since 1995. Back in 2003, Catherine began exploring animal assisted …

AIS Math Information Letter

Dear Parents/Guardians: Before a new school year begins, the faculty and staff at Farnsworth Middle School and our elementary schools begin identifying, planning for, and scheduling students for additional math supports in the form of Academic Intervention Services (AIS).  The purpose of this letter is to provide you with an understanding of what AIS Math …

Information regarding accelerated classes

A letter from Beverly Bisnett-Jenks, Instructional Administrator for Math, Science and Technology regarding accelerated classes Dear Parents/Guardians of 7th Grade Students: At Farnsworth Middle School, we seek to identify each student’s unique talents.  Students who have demonstrated exceptional abilities are provided with opportunities to move beyond the core curriculum through acceleration.  Acceleration provides students with an …

Capital Construction Project Referendum set for Oct. 16

On Tuesday, October 16, Guilderland Central School District residents will head to the polls to decide a $42.7 million capital construction project. If approved by voters, the project will address necessary improvements to enhance the safety and security of district buildings and grounds, make learning environments healthier and more comfortable, and modernize learning spaces. If …

GCSD BOE seeking volunteers to serve on school start times task force

In recent years, there has been a lot of discussion in local and national news about the circadian rhythms of adolescents and the amount of sleep they need to be healthy, safe and fully engaged in their learning. These discussions have suggested that the early arrival times at many high schools may contribute to students …

National Junior Honor Society information

At the end of the 1st marking period of 8th grade, all students achieving a grade point average (GPA) of 90% (without rounding) through nine quarters (6th, 7th and the 1st quarter of 8th grade) will be considered academically eligible for National Junior Honor Society (NJHS). These students will receive a mailed letter of notification …

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