GCSD Professional Development Plan 2019-20

I. Introduction II. NYSED Regulations III. Philosophy IV. Needs Assessment V. Goals/Implementation VI. Mentor Plan (GEMS) 2019-20 Professional Development Committee Demian Singleton, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Kimberly Kern, Teaching Assistant Mary Schmitz, Teaching Assistant Keir Aspin, Teacher Tim Fry, Teacher Jenny Politano, Teacher Lindsey Fargnoli, G.E.M.S. Coordinator Karen LaJeunesse, Teacher Amy Knapp, School Counselor Beth …

Project S.A.V.E School Safety Plan 2019-20

Part 1: Introduction Part 2: District-Wide Safety Plan:  Emergency Management Plan Part 3: Building Level Emergency Response Plan Part 4: Intervention/Code of Conduct Part 5: Prevention/Risk Reduction Part 6: Professional Development for Violence/Prevention Education/Character Education Part 1:  Introduction The Guilderland Central School District recognizes that all staff, students, administrators, parents, Board of Education members and …

Fall Recycling Extravaganza POSTPONED

Updated 9/20 The event has been postponed. Updated information will be posted to the district website and shared to social media when it becomes available. We’re sorry for any inconvenience. In the meantime, keep on gathering your recyclables! Guilderland Central School District is pleased to once again host the bi-annual Recycling Extravaganza at Farnsworth Middle …

PBES September newsletter is now available

Dear Families and Friends, Welcome to our first monthly newsletter of the current school year.  As we approach the beginning of our first full week of classes, I have had the delight of witnessing children rekindling familiar friendships and forming new ones.  Observing students enter the building each morning with a warm smile and an …

AIS Math Information Letter

Dear Parents/Guardians: Before our new year even 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 …

Speech/Language Pathologist

POSITION:  Speech/Language Pathologist – Probationary Immediate opening; Travel within district required;  Elementary and Middle Schools APPLICATION DEADLINE:  September 27, 2019 START DATE:  Immediately EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Successful completion and graduation from an accredited speech and language disabilities program NYS certification in speech/language disabilities required Certificate of Clinical Competence (ASHA) required KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge …

Auto Mechanic

Position: Auto Mechanic Application Deadline:   9/27/2019 Anticipated Start Date:  As Soon As Possible Distinguishing Features of the Class: Employee in this class performs skilled work involving the responsibility for the complete overhaul and repair of a variety of automotive equipment and related type of machinery, particularly industrial vehicles.  Incumbent duties involve same work as Automotive …

Grade 7 Acceleration Letter

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 opportunity to participate in curriculum at a faster pace than their peers. The purpose …

Important info for parents: K-8 student attendance at sporting events

The Guilderland Central School District prides itself on being a leader in providing opportunities for students to display their talent and hard work in a variety of contests and competitions. Co-curricular activities, including athletic events, are an important part of our secondary educational program because they continue to promote social, emotional and/or physical growth outside …

Picture days for GHS are Sept. 10-13

Lifetouch Studios will be at GHS in the West Gym for school photos Tuesday-Friday, September 10-13, 2019. Students in grades 9-11 will be photographed during their regular Physical Education period. Order forms have been sent to homerooms.  Additional forms may be obtained from any of the offices.

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