2020-21 School Year Weather-Related Closures and Delays

To prepare for upcoming winter weather below is information on how weather-related closures and delays for the 2020-2021 school year will be handled. Weather-Related Closures As in the past, schools will be closed when snow or poor road conditions make travel difficult or impossible. There will be no classes on these days for all students …

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 …

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 …

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. This decision is subject to change at the federal government’s discretion. Why should you take advantage of these free meal options?  It …

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 …

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