Jan. 18 Update: In-Person Schedule for the Week; Thoughtexchange; E&D Committee Meeting

Please see a message from Superintendent, Dr. Marie Wiles: Dear GCSD Families, I’m writing to provide you a few updates and reminders. Please see below: In-person Instruction on Tuesday, Jan. 19 Last week, due to the number of staff who were absent because of quarantines, grades 5-12 had a change in schedules and were remote-only …

Jan. 14 Updates: New Cases and District Thoughtexchange

New COVID-19 Cases in the District The district learned of three individuals testing positive for COVID-19. One case is connected to Altamont Elementary and does not require contact tracing. The other two cases are connected to Farnsworth Middle School that according to Albany County Department of Health guidelines resulted in contact tracing, and those individuals …

District Thoughtexchange: Give Your Advice on the 2021-22 School Budget

The district is in the process of developing the budget for the 2021-2022 school year. As we face uncertainties about what the next school year will look like and the financial impacts of the COVID-19 health crisis on funding for education, our goal is to continue providing the quality education our students deserve with a …

Recording of Jan. 13 GCSD Virtual Panel Discussion Available

On Wednesday, January 13, the district hosted a virtual panel discussion that was livestreamed to the GHS Media YouTube page. The panel of GCSD Reopening Committee members shared information and answer questions about COVID-19 testing in GCSD schools, plans for the second semester of the 2020-2021 school year, and preliminary 2021-22 budget information. Watch the …

New COVID Cases at AES, WES and FMS

The district learned of three individuals testing positive for COVID-19. One case is connected to Westmere Elementary and one case connected to Farnsworth Middle School, both of which did not require contact tracing. There was also one case at Altamont Elementary School that according to Albany County Department of Health guidelines resulted in contact tracing. …

New COVID Cases; BOE Meeting and Virtual Panel Discussion

Please see an update from Superintendent, Dr. Marie Wiles: Dear GCSD Families, I’m writing to provide you the following updates and reminders: New COVID-19 Case at GHS; Grades 8-12 Remote-Only Today the district learned of one new individual from the Guilderland High School who tested positive for COVID-19. In combination with other absences, this new …

New COVID Case at GHS; Grades 8-12 Remote-Only Jan. 13-15

Earlier today the district learned that an individual of the GHS school community tested positive for COVID-19. GHS Principal, Michael Piscitelli worked with the Albany County Department of Health to assist with contact tracing, and all those who need to quarantine have been notified. The Department of Health will follow up with those individuals. This …

Altamont Elementary Kindergarten Info Night, Jan. 20

Altamont Elementary School will be holding a Virtual Kindergarten Information Night on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. At this virtual event, you will learn about our kindergarten program and about the registration process. You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions. A link to the meeting will be sent to families …

Eleven New Positive COVID-19 Cases

Today, the district learned about eleven new positive COVID-19 cases that the. Three of the cases listed below require contact tracing by the school. Those individuals have already been contacted on the need to quarantine. Please note that the New York State Department of Health guidelines decreased the quarantine period from 14 days to 10 …

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