September 24: weekly update

A message from Superintendent Wiles: Dear Guilderland Families, COVID-19 cases for the week of September 20 This week there were 11 positive cases of COVID-19. Seven cases were at Farnsworth Middle School, six of which required contact tracing and one did not. There were also three cases at Guilderland Elementary School and one at Lynnwood …

GCSD hires Matthew Pinchinat as first diversity director

The Guilderland Central School District has hired its first director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), Matthew Pinchinat, who began his new job on September 20. This is a newly created position to help the district promote equity, social justice and anti-racism for its students and community. Matt has served as a social studies teacher …

September 17: weekly update

A message from Superintendent Wiles: Dear Guilderland Families, COVID-19 cases for the week of September 13 This week there were seven positive cases of COVID-19. Two cases were at Westmere Elementary School, two cases at Lynnwood Elementary, one case at Guilderland Elementary school, and one at Guilderland High School, all of which required contact tracing. …

Vaccine requirement for athletes playing high-risk sports

At its September 14, 2021 meeting, the Guilderland Central School District Board of Education passed a resolution to adopt the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines requiring student-athletes participating in all high-risk sports to be vaccinated. This decision was reached due to the high level of community transmission of COVID-19 in Albany County. For the …

Learn more about proposed capital improvement project – Vote is on Oct. 7

Capital project vote to be held October 7, 2021 During its regular meeting on August 10, 2021, the Guilderland Central School District Board of Education unanimously voted to adopt a resolution for a proposed capital improvement project totaling $21,763,469. The project proposal will be presented to the public for a vote on Thursday, October 7, …

Police deem reported threat at Guilderland High School not credible

Today, Monday, September 13, 2021, the administration at Guilderland High School was notified of a possible threat to the school. The Guilderland Police Department was immediately notified; they investigated the report and determined there was not a credible threat. “As always, we take these reports very seriously and the safety of our students and staff …

September 10: Welcome back to school

A message from Superintendent Wiles: Dear Guilderland CSD families, I’d like to welcome all GCSD students and their families back to school this week! It’s so wonderful to see our hallways and classrooms full of Guilderland students ready to begin a new year of learning. While there were some glitches, I can assure you we …

GCSD is currently accepting applications for Pre-K placement at Kidz Korner

Available spots will be filled via a random lottery selection process The Guilderland Central School District is currently accepting applications for open spots in a Pre-K program partnership with Kidz Korner Childcare & Learning Center. This full-day Pre-K program is open to families of children who will be four years old by December 1, 2021. …

Livestream Q & A Reopening Panel Discussion Recording

The following livestream Q&A Reopening Panel Discussion took place on August 30. GCSD Reopening Steering Committee members and building leaders provided an overview of the 2021-22 reopening plan and answered questions that were submitted prior to the discussion. View the slide presentation from the August 30, 2021 Q&A Reopening Panel Discussion. Families were able to …

Board of Education seeks candidates to fill Board vacancy

Appointment for a seven-month term beginning Oct. 5, 2021 The Guilderland Central School District Board of Education is seeking to fill a vacancy on the Board for the seat previously held by Benjamin Goes, who recently resigned. New York State law allows school boards to fill such vacancies by appointment until the next regular election …

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