Nov. 30: Positive COVID-19 Cases at WES and FMS

The district learned about two positive COVID-19 cases yesterday and today. The first positive case involves an individual at Westmere Elementary School. All individuals have been contacted and advised on the need to quarantine. In-person instruction has continued as planned. The second case is an individual at Farnsworth Middle School. Based on preliminary information from …

Nov. 28: Positive Case at FMS, and GES All-Remote Until Dec. 9

Today, the district learned of two more positive COVID-19 cases. The first case involves an individual at Farnsworth Middle School, who has tested positive. At this time, it appears that one classroom has been affected, and all of those individuals have been contacted. FMS will reopen for in-person instruction as planned on Monday, November, 30. …

Nov. 27: Positive COVID-19 Case at LES

On Friday, November 27, we learned that an individual of the LES community has tested positive for COVID-19. LES principals, Alicia Rizzo and Barbara Goldstein are working with the Albany County Department of Health to determine who needs to quarantine as a result. In the interest of time, they are reaching out to those individuals …

Nov. 23: Two Positive COVID-19 Cases at GHS and FMS

The district learned about two new positive COVID-19 cases today. Please see the details of these cases below. As a reminder, you can find COVID-19 updates from the district here. One individual of the GHS school community tested positive. GHS principal, Michael Piscitelli is working with the Albany County Department of Health to determine who …

Guilderland Teaching Assistants Collecting Toys for Local Children Until Dec. 4

Twelfth Annual Holiday Toy Drive This month-long drive, sponsored by the Guilderland Teaching Assistant Unit of the Guilderland Teacher’s Association, collects new, unwrapped toys, games, and books for local children in need during the holidays. The donated gifts are distributed to children from St. Catherine’s Center who are awaiting foster care and children from locals …

Nov. 20: Positive COVID-19 Cases at GHS and LES

Please see the message from Superintendent, Dr. Marie Wiles: Dear GCSD Families, I am writing to inform you of three new positive COVID-19 cases that the district learned about yesterday and today. We are working with the Albany County Department of Health to determine who needs to quarantine, and they are reaching out to the …

Letter from GCSD Athletics Director: 2020 Winter Sports Update, Nov. 19

Please see the message regarding athletics from GCSD Athletic Director, David Austin: Dear GCSD Families, We understand that student-athletes, families and coaches have been eagerly anticipating winter sports sign-ups and the start of the winter sports season. NYSPHSAA, Section 2 and the Suburban Council, have worked tirelessly to put together a winter season with our …

GCSD Families: Selections for the Second Semester Due by Nov. 20

Parents/guardians were notified on Nov. 5 that the selection of instruction type and district transportation needs for each of their children for the second semester of the 2020-21 school year (Feb.-June.) were due by November 20, 2020.  What selections needed to be made? Families need to select for each of their children: Type of instruction, …

GCSD Students in Grades 9-12 Transitioning to All-Remote Learning Through Nov. 24

Earlier today we learned that an individual of the GHS school community tested positive for COVID-19. GHS Principal, Michael Piscitelli is working with the Albany County Department of Health to assist with contact tracing and to determine who will need to quarantine as a result. The Department of Health will follow up with those individuals. …

Nov. 13: Positive COVID-19 Cases at FMS and GHS

On the afternoon of Friday, November 13, the district learned that three individuals connected to Guilderland High School and one individual connected to Farnsworth Middle School have tested positive for COVID-19.  The district and the principals from GHS and FMS are working with the Albany County Department of Health (ACDOH) to supply contact tracing information. …

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