Lynnwood Elementary Illustrates That All Are Welcome

‘All Are Welcome’ is a powerful phrase over at Lynnwood Elementary School. When students and staff were separated in March, the team over at LES wanted to make sure students knew they belonged, loved, and welcomed when they returned. The 30′ bulletin board contains many nationalities and 4″ paper persons that all students from kindergarten …

COVID-19 Tests and NYS Travel Updates

NYS Travel Guidelines have been updated since this was sent to families. View the New NYS Travel Guidelines. Please see the important update from Superintendent, Dr. Marie Wiles: Dear GCSD Families, Through our recent Thoughtexchange, many of you have shared how much you value and appreciate having your children in school. As we get closer …

NYSED Launches New Parent Dashboard

Dear Parents/Guardians, The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has developed a parent dashboard to increase transparency and make information about school performance and other school-level data easier for parents and the public to access. The parent dashboard is part of New York’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan, which emphasizes equity in education for …

LES Longhouse Week 2020

Lynnwood Elementary’s annual Longhouse Week has been a fall tradition since 1999. The weeklong project began 21 years ago to create an engaging, hands-on learning experience for fourth-grade students. Longhouse Week focuses on the historical facts of Iroquois life but also encourages teamwork, communication, and a host of other skills not found in the pages …

January 2021 Regents Exams Canceled

On Nov. 5, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) announced the January 2021 High School Regents Examinations have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The cancellation applies to all Regents Examinations scheduled for January. No decisions have been made regarding the June and August 2021 administrations of Regents Examinations or any of the …

Nov. 8: Positive COVID-19 Case Connected to FMS and GHS

On the evening of November 8, 2020, the district learned that an individual connected to both Farnsworth Middle School and Guilderland High School has tested positive for COVID-19. As a reminder, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other privacy laws restrict us from disclosing or confirming any personally identifiable information; therefore, we …

Guilderland Players Present Original Work Virtually

The Guilderland Players presented original work, “Alone/Together,” in early November. Consisting entirely of monologues written by students at GHS, the first half of the play centers around moments of feeling alone, while the second half focuses on being together. Student actors had their choice of pre-recording their monologue at home, pre-recording their monologue on the …

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