A message from the Albany County Executive Office

Please see the messages below from Daniel McCoy, Albany County Executive:  For Elementary School Students You can also view and download the official letter for elementary school students here. Dear Student,  You may have heard of a new virus called the coronavirus that is making people sick. Coronavirus is a lot like the flu. People …

NYS assessments for Grades 3-8 suspended for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year

The New York State Board of Regents and state Education Department announced Friday, March 20, that the elementary- and intermediate-level state assessments for Grades 3-8 have been suspended for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. The U.S. Department of Education announced Friday that states may cancel any scheduled standardized tests for this school year. …

Preschool special education services during closure

Please see the letter that was sent to families on March 17, 2020: March 17, 2020 Dear GCDS Families, We have entered an unprecedented time in our community and country where we have been directed by the Department of Health and NYS Governor to close our schools in Guilderland until April 1, 2020. I wanted …

Technology repairs and support for students

Students can reach out to the technology department for assistance with devices and support for GCSD Chromebooks, websites being blocked or access to extensions.  Beginning on March 30, 2020, we will begin accepting devices for repair and/or exchange at Farnsworth Middle School and Guilderland High School. It’s important to adhere to the process outlined below: …

GCSD social and emotional resources during school closure

During the time that the GCSD schools are closed, students who typically receive mental health services in school may be limited in their access to the professionals who provide these services. Therefore, district mental health staff would like to make families aware of the following support and programs, as well as community-based mental health resources. …

GCSD home learning during school closure

The Guilderland Central School District is dedicated to the success of our students and continuing their academic and social-emotional growth during our extended school closure is important. As of April 1, 2020, online learning will focus on teaching new content. Although these new methods of instruction are not the same as in a traditional classroom, …

Message from the Albany County Department of Health, March 15, 2020

See the message below from Dr. Elizabeth Whalen, MD, MPH Commissioner of Health from the Albany County Department of Health:  Read and download the official letter here. 3/15/2020 Dear Parents, The Health Department has received communication from many parents in regard to the letters sent out yesterday identifying known contacts to a case of COVID-19 …

Guilderland Players Production, Chicago, Postponed

Our scheduled performances for Chicago have been postponed due to the COVID 19 situation.  As information becomes available, we will update you on the possible rescheduling of performances. The Guilderland Players present Chicago Original dates: March 12, 13 & 14 at 7 p.m., March 15 at 2 p.m. Rescheduled dates: TBD Ticket sections/prices are: Center …

GCSD Trisha McLean recognized as a NewsChannel 13’s “Top Teacher”

Trisha McLean, a fifth-grade teacher at Pine Bush Elementary School, is one of WNYT NewsChannel 13’s “Top Teachers!” “Mrs. McLean helps us believe in ourselves, and to be confident. And, she always dances,” said Molly Martone, a current student who nominated McLean. “We’re very lucky to have Trisha as part of our amazing staff at …

GCSD 2020-21 draft budget presentation on March 10

The superintendent’s draft budget presentation for the 2020-21 school year has been postponed to Tuesday, March 10. Typically, the superintendent presents a draft budget at the board of education meeting in early March as a starting point for public discussion on the budget. This year, the district needs more time to consider program needs and …

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