GCSD Update on COVID-19: Feb. 28, 2020

Feb. 28, 2020 Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s): The Guilderland Central School District is closely monitoring daily developments regarding the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Like all New York school districts, Guilderland relies on guidance from state and federal agencies, including the New York State Department of Education (SED), the New York State Department of Health (DOH), the Albany County …

GHS senior earns national award for community service

Guilderland High School senior Qandeel B. Sial has received a national honor for her exemplary volunteer service in the district and throughout the Capital Region. The President’s Volunteer Service Award was presented to Sial earlier this week. The award is part of The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program. In its 25th year, the awards …

GCSD 2020-21 draft budget presentation on March 10

The superintendent’s draft budget presentation for the 2020-21 school year has been postponed to Tuesday, March 10. Typically, the superintendent presents a draft budget at the board of education meeting in early March as a starting point for public discussion on the budget. This year, the district needs more time to consider program needs and …

Kindergarten registration reminder for families

Do you have a child who will start kindergarten in the fall? If you have not already registered your incoming kindergartner for the 2020-21 school year, please email the District Registrar Zeynep Rice at ricez@guilderlandschools.net. In your email, please include: First and last names of both parents Child’s first and last name and date of birth …

YMCA looking to honor outstanding students in grades 10-12

The Guilderland branch of the Capital District YMCA is looking to recognize outstanding students who demonstrate leadership, dedication to community service and behavior that is socially courageous. The organization seeks students who embrace the YMCA’s 4 Core Values (Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility). Guilderland High School students who are currently in grades 10-12 can apply …

2020 water testing in GCSD schools

In 2016 New York State became the first in the nation to require schools to test all water outlets currently or potentially used for drinking or cooking purposes for lead levels.  A second round of testing is required for 2020. In accordance with the law, the Guilderland Central School District chose Adirondack Environmental Services, Inc. …

2020-21 Student Calendar

The general student calendar for the 2020-21 academic year was adopted by the Guilderland Central School District Board of Education on May 26, 2020.  The full 2020-21 district calendar will be mailed to families in August 2020. You can download a PDF copy of the 2020-21 academic general student calendar here.  This calendar lists the …

NYS shares information for parents on Coronavirus

The following is a  message for New York state parents & guardians from the NYS Department of Health and the NYS Education Department about Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) A new coronavirus called 2019 Novel (new) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was first found in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. This virus had not been found in humans before. This coronavirus can …

GCSD mourns loss of longtime teacher

Dear Parents, Guardians and Community Members, It is with deep sadness that we inform you about a recent loss to our school community.  On Saturday, Feb. 8, we were made aware of the unexpected death of one of our longtime teachers Mr. Jeffrey Herchenroder. Memorial services will be held on Friday, Feb. 28 at 6:30 …

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