GCSD to host Spring Recycling Extravaganza on April 27

Saturday, April 27, Guilderland Central School District is pleased to once again host the bi-annual Recycling Extravaganza at Farnsworth Middle School from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. This community-wide event is open to both residents and non-residents of the school district. No certificate of residency is required.  All items are dropped off at no charge …

GCSD young artists represented at 2019 Empire State Plaza Art Exhibition; 100 pieces submitted

The GCSD recently submitted 100 pieces of art from four Guilderland elementary schools and the middle school for the 2019 Empire State Plaza Exhibition. The annual event is the only Capital Region exhibition for K-8 students and is an opportunity for students to showcase how their own art was inspired by artwork from the Empire …

GCSD Board of Education adopts resolution for $30.9 million capital project

During its meeting on March 19, the Guilderland Board of Education unanimously voted to adopt a resolution for a proposed capital project totaling $30,926,000. The revised project proposal will be presented to the public for a vote on Tuesday, May 21, the date of the annual school budget vote. After voters rejected a capital project …

Reassessment and Your School Taxes

While school districts have no direct role in the reassessment process, the following information is being shared to provide taxpayers with an overview of how the reassessment process is related to their school taxes. As a general rule: Very often, a reassessment results in a decrease in tax rates. This can cause individual tax bills …

Students: Want to be a Butterfly Station volunteer this summer?

The Butterfly Station is looking for motivated students interested in ecology and service learning for the summer program. Students in the program lead guided tours, maintain the gardens, educate others and, most importantly, raise butterflies for the butterfly house! It is an excellent opportunity for those who enjoy working outside and are interested and enthusiastic …

Five GCSD schools collect over 1200 books for Project: Cameron’s Story

Guilderland schools have donated an astounding 1,230 books to Project: Cameron’s Story, surpassing the 1,000 goal that had been set. A special thanks to the FMS community, who banded together to collect a large number of books. The three seventh-grade teams and FMS Student Council each held their own collections, with a lot of students …

A message from the Superintendent about online safety

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s), I am writing this letter because there has been some talk in our schools about an online phenomenon known as the “Momo Challenge,” which includes disturbing images and messages relating to violence and self-harm. To the best of our knowledge, this is not a real threat and there have been no reported instances …

Do you have a child that will start kindergarten next year?

If you have not already registered your incoming kindergartner for the 2019-20 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 Home address and phone number To be eligible to attend school, …

Thought Exchange community conversation results; thank you for participating!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our very first ThoughtExchange exercise. Our Exchange had 824 participants, 784 thoughts and 25,033 ratings. “I would like to thank everyone who participated in our very first ThoughtExchange. We truly value feedback from all members of our school community and are committed to continue to improve to meet the …

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 …

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