Young Artists of the Month, Jan.

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. 22 update: GHS teacher honored by Special Olympics; budget information; new GHS course inspiring future teachers; LES recognized by P2; holiday recess

A message from Dr. Wiles: Dear GCSD Families, During the holiday season our thoughts often go to what we can do for others. I’m so proud there are many members of the Guilderland Central School District who do for others year-round. One such individual is Allison Relyea, Guilderland High School Unified Sports and Athletics Coach. …

Dr. Van Alstyne delivered rollover budget presentation to the board at Dec. 5 meeting

At the Dec. 5 board of education meeting, Assistant Superintendent for Business Andrew Van Alstyne gave a presentation about the rollover budget for the 2024-2025 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. …

Dec. 8 update: book drive and Family Literacy Fair; district establishing educational task force; music teacher honored; confidential tip line; attendance letters

A message from Dr. Wiles: Dear GCSD Families, The Reading Opens the World Book Drive and Family Literacy Fair will be held this Saturday, Dec. 9, at 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Farnsworth Middle School Cafetorium. This event gives families and educators the opportunity to choose free books for their home libraries and …

Young Artists of the Month, Dec.

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 …

Confidential Tip Line

If you see something or hear something, say something. The Guilderland Police Department has a Confidential Tip Line, 518-356-1503, for use by Guilderland Central School District families, faculty and staff in the school district community. The tip line provides a resource for reporting: dangerous behavior, including self-harm, or harm to others; threatening statements; actions that …

GHS World Language course is inspiring future teachers

Students teaching students is an interesting concept that is being piloted in the Guilderland Central School District, to much acclaim. Through “Each One, Teach One,” fourth grade Pine Bush Elementary School students are learning Spanish — and their teachers are Guilderland High School students. Learn about Each One, Teach One New this year to GHS, …

Nov. 21 update: communicating school closures and delays; DEI fireside chat; free book fair; School Related Professionals Day; Thanksgiving recess

A message from Dr. Wiles: Dear GCSD Families, There’s a definite chill in the air, which makes now a good time to remind families of the district’s inclement weather procedures. Guilderland Central School District schools will be closed when snow or poor road conditions make travel difficult or impossible. Additional information about closings and delays …

Young Artists of the Month, Nov.

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 …

Nov. 9 update: NYSED Digital Resources Survey; upcoming important school calendar dates

A message from Dr. Wiles: Dear GCSD Families, Today marks the close of the first quarter of the school year; report cards will be available for families to access on Friday, Nov. 17. This is a good time to take note of your students’ attendance record to date. Regular, consistent attendance paves the way for …

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