GCSD community donated over 1,070 books to Project: Cameron’s Story

In February, the Guilderland Central School District community donated over 1,070 books to Project: Cameron’s Story. A special thanks to the FMS community for their generous efforts that collected 860 of the total 1,073 books! The total number collected this year from 166 sites was 24,231 books. “Thank you to everyone who donated or shared …

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 …

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 …

2020-21 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 …

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, …

Course recommendations are posted in eSchoolData

High School Parents and Students, Course recommendations can now be viewed in the parent/student portal. In the event that there is a mismatch between the course recommended by the teacher and the student’s request, students should have a conversation with their teacher.  The conversation should focus on why the recommendation was made and what changes …

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