A message from the Superintendent

Dear Parents/Guardians, Recently we were made aware that a Guilderland student made an offensive and racist remark about a fellow student. Since that time, the remark has been shared widely on social media and has raised questions about whether all students are valued and respected at Guilderland High School. When the matter was brought to …

2019-20 budget approved by voters; revised capital project passed

Thank you for your support! On Tuesday, May 21, Guilderland Central School District residents approved a $102,107,375 budget for the 2019-20 school year by a vote of 2705 (yes) to 1414 (no). This budget represents a 1.17% increase in spending over the current year’s budget and will result in a 1.44% tax levy increase. Voters …

GCSD goes solar; cutting carbon footprint in half and saving taxpayers millions

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Wednesday morning at the district’s new solar farm, located on Becker Road in Altamont. Members of the Guilderland Central School District, along with students, Board of Education members, and community members gathered to celebrate the 22-acre solar site built by ForeFront Power. The solar farm is expected to produce 3.3 …

Fifty elementary and middle school students honored at Sandra G. Morley Leadership Awards

On Monday, May 6, the Capital Zone New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance held its annual Elementary & Middle School Leadership Awards Ceremony at Hudson Valley Community College. Fifty Guilderland students were honored with the Sandra G. Morley Leadership Award for the skills they demonstrate in physical education class. The …

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 …

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 …

GES participates in Computer Science Week’s ‘Day of Code’

For the fourth year in a row, GES students are recognizing Computer Science Education Week (December 3-7) by taking part in Hour of Code (Code.org) activities. All week, students in grades 3-5 will be mentoring first and second graders, and together they’ll try simple coding activities. What a fun way to practice these foundational 21st-century …

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