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 …

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 …

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 was 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.   You can download a PDF copy of the 2020-21 academic general student calendar here.  This calendar lists the following conference days and holidays: Friday, July 3, 2020 Holiday for employees Tuesday-Thursday, …

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 …

Planning for high school – Important info for grade 8 families

The following information was presented to parents of students in the GHS class of 2024, who are planning for the transition from middle school to high school. Choosing your child’s grade 9 classes – Timeline January  6th-17th Counselors present in class January 9th – “Planning the HS Program” at GHS January 13th-February 13th  Counselors meet …

Senior Amy Chen named semifinalist for nationwide scholarship

Lansdowne, VA – The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation announced the selection of 477 high school seniors as semifinalists for the prestigious Cooke College Scholarship Program and Guilderland senior Amy Chen has been named as one of the semifinalists. This highly selective scholarship provides high-achieving students with up to $40,000 annually for four years of college, …

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