Jan. 7: An Important Message from Superintendent Dr. Marie Wiles

An important message from Superintendent Dr. Marie Wiles: Dear GCSD School Community, As I try to process the terrifying images of the attack on our Capitol yesterday, I feel shock, horror, and sadness over this assault on our democracy. I suspect that we are all struggling to process our feelings about the disturbing images of …

COVID-19 Testing in School Information

Updated: Jan. 29, 2020 The state’s micro-cluster strategy, announced this fall, required school-based testing for schools to stay open for in-person learning. At a press conference on Monday, Jan. 5, Governor Andrew Cuomo said that schools in counties with COVID-19 positivity rates greater than 9% need to test for COVID-19, and if their rates are …

Update About Micro-Cluster Zones and COVID Testing

Please see the message below from Superintendent Dr. Wiles: Dear GCSD Families, By now, you have likely seen New York State’s Micro-Cluster Initiative, where regions of the state are designated Yellow, Orange or Red zones. These zones are based on the prevalence of COVID-19 in those areas; each zone designation comes with various restrictions for …

COVID-19 Tests and NYS Travel Updates

NYS Travel Guidelines have been updated since this was sent to families. View the New NYS Travel Guidelines. Please see the important update from Superintendent, Dr. Marie Wiles: Dear GCSD Families, Through our recent Thoughtexchange, many of you have shared how much you value and appreciate having your children in school. As we get closer …

NYSED Launches New Parent Dashboard

Dear Parents/Guardians, The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has developed a parent dashboard to increase transparency and make information about school performance and other school-level data easier for parents and the public to access. The parent dashboard is part of New York’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan, which emphasizes equity in education for …

Fighting the Flu at Home and School

Each year, the New York State Department of Health requires schools to share information about influenza (flu) and the benefits of flu vaccination at the start of flu season in early fall. This year, flu vaccination is more important than ever because the flu and the virus that causes COVID-19 may both be spreading. Flu …

Symptoms of COVID-19 and Protocols for Returning to School

Updated: Feb. 18, 2021 Please note: All information is subject to change based on updated guidance from the New York State Department of Health, Albany County Department of Health and/or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To enter Guilderland CSD school buildings: Everyone is required to screen for possible COVID-19 symptoms. All staff and …

GHS Participated in ADL Walk Against Hate

GHS staff and students participated as a group and logged over 15,000 active minutes in the 10th Annual and first virtual Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Walk Against Hate the week of October 12, 2020.  The ADL Walk Against Hate is an event for participants around the country to show their support and promote diversity and speak …

Four Guilderland Musicians Recognized for Musical Excellence

Each year, thousands of student musicians from all over New York State compete for the opportunity to be selected for the NYSSMA Conference All-State Music Ensembles. Only a very small percentage of those who audition are granted the honor of participating in this prestigious event. Students who are accepted will perform with the best high …

Free Meals for Students Through June 30, 2021

The Guilderland Central School District will provide free breakfast and lunch to anyone in the district, age 18 and under, through June 30, 2021. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is covering all costs. This decision is subject to change at the federal government’s discretion. Why should you take advantage of these free meal options?  It …

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