Share Your Thoughts About the Start of the 2020-21 School Year

Please see the message sent to GCSD families from Superintendent Dr. Marie Wiles: Dear GCSD Families, Now that school has been open for about six weeks we want to know how you, our families, are feeling about your experience so far, whether your children are fully in-person, fully remote or in a hybrid instructional model. …

Information About School Absences for Grades K-6

Please see the message from Dr. Demian Singleton that was sent to families with in-person students in grades K-6: Dear GCSD Families, I am writing to provide some information in response to a number of questions from families regarding absences from school for in-person students in grades K-6. Such absences may be due to illness, …

Grades 7-12 Find Schedule Information in eSchoolData

As a reminder, families of students in grades 7-12 can find schedule information for their child in the Parent Portal on eSchoolData. Once logged in, there is a banner at the top indicating what group day and letter day it is.  In the event of school closure and a change in the schedule pattern, that …

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. Why should you take advantage of these free meal options?  It is available at no cost to your children and no cost …

Information About 2020-21 Accelerated Classes

A letter from Beverly Bisnett-Jenks, Instructional Administrator for Math, Science and Technology regarding accelerated classes Dear Parents/Guardians of 7th Grade Students: At Farnsworth Middle School, we seek to identify each student’s unique talents. Students who have demonstrated exceptional abilities are provided with opportunities to move beyond the core curriculum through acceleration. Acceleration provides students with …

FMS Academic Intervention Services (AIS) in Math

Before a new school year begins, the faculty and staff at Farnsworth Middle School and our elementary schools begin identifying, planning for, and scheduling students for additional math support in the form of Academic Intervention Services (AIS). What is AIS Math? AIS Math is mandated by the New York State Department of Education specifically for …

Spectator Guidelines for GCSD 2020 Fall Athletic Events

As fall athletic contests begin this week we would like to bring your attention to our spectator guidelines. We have worked closely with the NYSPHSAA, Section 2 and the Suburban Council while following guidance from the New York State Department of Health. Spectator Guidelines  Only 2 Spectators Per Student-Athlete Only 2 spectators per student-athlete are …

Important Notification for Parents and Guardians, Sept. 17, 2020

Please see an important message below from Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Marie Wiles: Dear Parents and Guardians, The New York State Division of Parole through local law enforcement agencies has instituted a policy whereby school administrators are notified of paroled sex offenders living or working in our school district. This afternoon, we were provided the …

Track Your Child’s Bus Route with the Versatrans My Stop App

The district’s entire fleet of buses is equipped with live GPS technology. The GPS system, Tyler Telematic GPS, allows the district to view the current location of any bus in real-time. This is a tremendous advantage in the event a bus is delayed, suffers a breakdown, or is in an accident. The system will also …

GCSD Remote Learning Expectations

At the Guilderland Central School District, we fully understand that the transition to remote learning will be challenging for many students and families. Parents and guardians will need to think differently about how to support their children; how to create structures and routines that allow their children to be successful; and how to monitor and …

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