Grades 3-8: Please read this important information regarding upcoming NYS assessment tests

Dear Parent, The anticipated arrival of spring signals the start of another seasonal activity for our students in Grades 3 through 8. The annual New York State (NYS) assessments for English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics will be administered in a few short months. These annual tests are designed to measure how well students are …

We have an important question for you!

Welcome to GCSD’s Thought Exchange! The Guilderland Central School District has a strong commitment to engaging our community on a number of important topics. We now have a new tool to bring people together called Thought Exchange. Through this platform we hope to have several open and inclusive discussions to help us identify what you …

Vaping 101: What every parent should know

There are hundreds of e-cigarette brands on the market, and they are now the most commonly used tobacco products among youth. Middle and high school students are increasingly using these battery-operated devices, often marketed as a healthier alternative to traditional cigarettes, to inhale nicotine, THC and various synthetic chemicals. And that has health officials – …

GHS Curriculum Guide Addendum

5008 Studio in Media Arts Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12 40 weeks Exam: Local Offering: Full year Prerequisites: None Reading Level: Mixed The Studio in Media Arts Course is a foundation course intended to meet the Fine Arts requirement for students in grades 9-12. This survey course will meet the learning styles of all students …

NJHS Exemplars

Character Exemplar Responses Describe at least one specific example of when you have demonstrated that you are a student of outstanding character. Write your response in complete sentences. Sample 1: In 6th grade, I was riding the bus home one day and noticed that my friend Phil was already seated. Another boy, Dan, sat down …

Continuing Education Winter 2019 Classes

Mailed registrations must be postmarked by Jan. 11, 2019. Registrations will not be accepted after Jan. 14, 2019. Classes begin Jan. 28. ELIGIBILITY REGISTRATION PROCEDURE Courses are open to all persons in the Capital District Region age 16 and over unless otherwise stated.  You should consult your physician before participating in any dance or exercise program.   …

Did you know the district has a solar farm? (Progress Update)

In July 2015, the district entered into a 20-year solar energy power purchase agreement with SunEdison. The partnership resulted in the construction of a 2 megawatt (MW) solar energy farm located in Altamont.  By entering into this agreement, the district will receive credits that are applied to its electric bills (for generating energy that is delivered to National Grid), under a …

SchoolMessenger Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) and How-To Guide

The Guilderland Central School District has moved from One Call Now and School News Notifier (or SNN) to SchoolMessenger as a way to contact our parents, students and staff members for emergency notifications, such as school closings/delays and emergency situations in schools. SchoolMessenger Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) What is SchoolMessenger (SM)? SchoolMessenger is a mass …

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