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 …

Five GCSD schools to participate in Project: Cameron’s Story

Throughout the next two weeks, five Guilderland Schools will serve as collection sites for Project: Cameron’s Story. Project: Cameron’s Story is a not-for-profit organization that collects new children’s books for families of babies in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at more than a dozen hospitals throughout New York. Farnsworth Middle School, Altamont Elementary, Guilderland …

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 …

GCSD moves to SchoolMessenger for Emergency Notifications

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. SchoolMessenger is used for emergency notifications, such as school closings/delays and emergency situations in schools. (Click here for SchoolMessenger Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) and a …

Capital Project Exit Survey Report now available

The Guilderland Central School District conducted an exit survey during its capital project referendum on Oct. 16, 2018. The purpose was to collect demographic data about who voted on the capital project and information about why voters voted the way they did. The survey was voluntary and anonymous. Surveys were made available, both electronically and …

GHS 2019 Commencement Ceremony time change 

Attention all families attending the June 29 Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2019: Over the last month, an opportunity presented itself to move Guilderland’s graduation ceremony to an earlier time slot. In years past, the graduation ceremony has started at 4 p.m. and ended around 6-6:30 p.m. This year, the ceremony will begin at …

Camp Invention to return to GCSD Summer 2019

In partnership with Invent Now, Guilderland Central School District is proud to once again offer the nationally-acclaimed Camp Invention program this summer from August 12-16, 2019 at Farnsworth Middle School. The week-long adventure is open to children through grade six, and new this year, will be offered to children in kindergarten. Camp Invention is a …

LES Longhouse Week 2018

Lynnwood Elementary’s annual Longhouse Week has been a fall tradition since 1999. The week-long project began 19 years ago as a way to create an interesting, hands-on learning experience for fourth-grade students. Longhouse Week focuses on the historical facts of Iroquois life, but also encourages teamwork, communication and a host of other skills not found …

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