Passing of Dennis Rizzo

The following message was sent to the Lynnwood Elementary School Community: Dear Lynnwood Elementary School Community, It is with great sadness to share that Dennis Rizzo, Principal Alicia Rizzo’s husband, passed away the morning of Dec. 31 after a courageous battle with brain cancer. Thoughts, prayers, and love to Alicia and her family. In sadness, …

Dec 28: Nine positive COVID cases

Please see an important message from Superintendent Wiles: Dear GCSD Families, I hope you had a wonderful weekend and that you and your children are enjoying this time together. I’m sorry to have to share this information, especially now, but I want to update you on nine new positive COVID-19 cases we learned about between …

Dec. 21: Two New COVID Cases

Today the district learned about two new positive COVID-19 cases. One case at Farnsworth Middle School and one at Guilderland High School. Both individuals were not on campus when they were infectious. Based on the Albany County Department of Health guidelines, contact tracing of school community members is not necessary. We are all looking forward …

Dec. 18: Five new COVID cases

This is an update regarding five new positive COVID-19 cases that the district learned about late yesterday and today. We are working under the Albany County Department of Health guidelines to determine who needs to quarantine and contacting those individuals. The Department of Health should be following up with them. Below is the location of …

Dec. 16: Four New COVID Cases at GCSD

Today the district learned about four new COVID-19 cases. Two presumed positive cases. One case at Westmere Elementary and one at Guilderland Elementary. Individuals who need to quarantine were contacted. Both cases require staff to quarantine, and because of this, Westmere is transitioning one classroom of students to remote-only learning, and Guilderland Elementary is moving …

Dec. 15: District Update and New COVID Case at GHS

The following message was sent to families from Superintendent Dr. Wiles on Dec. 15: Dear GCSD Families, I’m writing to give you a few updates. Today we needed to make the difficult decision to have students in grades 8-12 remain with all-remote learning through the holiday break. They will return to their hybrid schedule on …

2020-21 School Year Weather-Related Closures and Delays

To prepare for upcoming winter weather below is information on how weather-related closures and delays for the 2020-2021 school year will be handled. Weather-Related Closures As in the past, schools will be closed when snow or poor road conditions make travel difficult or impossible. There will be no classes on these days for all students …

Dec.14: Six New COVID-19 Cases

This afternoon we learned of six new positive COVID-19 cases that the district. We are working under the Albany County Department of Health guidelines to determine who needs to quarantine and contacting those individuals. The Department of Health should be following up with them. Below is the location of the new cases: One case at …

COVID-19 Testing at GCSD Schools FAQ

Updated: Jan. 13, 2021 Why is the district preparing to test students and staff for COVID-19? The state’s micro-cluster strategy, announced this fall, required school-based testing for schools to stay open for in-person learning. More recently, at a press conference on Monday, Jan. 5, Governor Andrew Cuomo said that schools in counties with COVID-19 positivity …

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