2023-24 Student Calendar

The general calendar for the 2023-24 academic year was adopted by the Guilderland Central School District Board of Education on January 31, 2023. Download a PDF copy of the 2023-24 academic general student calendar here. This calendar lists the following conference days and holidays: July 4, 2023: Holiday for Employees Sept. 4: Labor Day (Closed) …

Information About 2023-24 Accelerated Classes

A letter from Beverly Bisnett-Jenks, Instructional Administrator for Math, Science and Technology regarding accelerated classes Dear Seventh Grade Students and Families, The purpose of this letter is to provide you with information about acceleration and the criteria that are used to determine if your student is ready to participate in the High School level courses …

Young Artists of the Month, January

Each month, the art teachers from Altamont Elementary, Guilderland Elementary, Lynnwood Elementary and Westmere Elementary highlight students who have demonstrated they are practicing Studio Habits of Mind. These eight habits – develop craft, engage and persist, envision, express, observe, reflect, stretch and explore, and understand art worlds – encourage and enable students to be more …

FMS holds 2022 winter house competition spirit week

Students collected items for those in need From Dec. 12-22, Farnsworth Middle School held a donation drive to collect new hats and mittens, gently used or new jackets and handmade holiday cards for those in need. During homeroom, donations were hung on the Giving Tree Racks located near the house offices. Each donation earned a …

Assistant Superintendent for Business Neil Sanders retires after 19 years with the district

As he has done many times before, Assistant Superintendent for Business Neil Sanders gave a budget presentation at the Dec. 6 Guilderland Central School District board of education meeting. Despite the complexity of the topic, he delivered the information in his typical straightforward, clear and concise manner. There was just one small difference. When he …

Young Artists of the Month, December

Each month, the art teachers from Altamont Elementary, Guilderland Elementary, Lynnwood Elementary and Westmere Elementary highlight students who have demonstrated they are practicing Studio Habits of Mind. These eight habits – develop craft, engage and persist, envision, express, observe, reflect, stretch and explore, and understand art worlds – encourage and enable students to be more …

Dec. 21 update: rollover budget; DEI events; digital equity survey; holiday break

A message from Dr. Wiles: Dear GCSD Families, As we finish out the last few school days of 2022, Guilderland Central School District administrators and teachers have already begun work on the budget for the 2023-24 school year. Assistant Superintendent for Business Neil Sanders gave a presentation about the rollover budget at the Dec. 6 …

Rollover budget presentation delivered to the board at Dec. 6 meeting

At the Dec. 6 board of education meeting, Assistant Superintendent for Business Neil Sanders gave a presentation about the rollover budget for the 2023-24 school year. This presentation is the first of several budget presentations to the board and is typically conducted early in the budget development process for the Guilderland Central School District. What …

GHS students advocate for board resolution educating on secure firearm storage

Research shows preventative measures can help to reduce gun violence During the 2021-22 school year, a group of Guilderland High School students attended a board of education meeting to advocate for a resolution that would require the Guilderland Central School District to educate families on the importance of secure firearm storage. Emily O’Connor, Conor Webb …

An important message on staying healthy from NYSDOH and NYSED

Earlier this week the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and the New York State Education Department (NYSED) issued a joint letter to school districts across the state providing recommendations for preventing the spread of illness. Over the past few weeks, cases of influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and COVID-19 have increased statewide, presenting …

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