2020-2021 Return to School: Technology Support for Parents and Students

The GCSD Home Learning Support site houses the Student Technology Help Desk Form for students and parents to request assistance. This site also has general resources and frequently asked questions that may help parents and students with remote learning during the 2020-2021 School Year. How to find the GCSD Google account password for students in …

Welcome Back to FMS for the 2020-2021 School Year

Welcome Letter | FMS Phased Re-opening In-Person Orientation Schedule | FMS Open House Schedule | 5th Grade In-Person Orientation Schedule | 6th Grade In-Person Orientation Schedule | Remote Learning Schedule for Sept. 8-11 | 5th & 6th Grade Transition Session Recordings | Quick Guide to FMS Dear 5th, 6th & 7th Grade Families, Seven months ago …

Superintendent’s Letter: Schedules Coming and Remote Learning Deadline and Technology, August 27, 2020

Please see the message below from Superintendent Dr. Marie Wiles Dear GCSD Families, The start of the 2020-2021 school year on September 8 is just around the corner! Although most students will be remote-only for those first four days, we are excited to transition into the full swing of in-person, remote and hybrid instruction starting …

GCSD Mourns Loss of Middle School Teacher and Coach

Dear Parents, Guardians and Community Members, It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the loss of a Farnsworth Middle School teacher and coach, Mr. Mark Banovic. As a school community, we are devastated by his passing. We extend our sincere condolences to his family. For nearly 17 years, Mr. Banovic was a …

Reopening Panel Discussion Recordings

The following Virtual Reopening Panel Discussions took place the week of August 17. GCSD Reopening Steering Committee members and building leaders provided an overview of the 2020-21 reopening plan and answered questions that were submitted ahead of time and during the discussion. View the slide presentation from the August 18-20, 2020 Reopening Panel Discussions. View …

Superintendent’s Letter: Virtual Reopening Panel Discussion and Recordings, August 20, 2020

The following message was sent to GCSD families on August 20, 2020, from Superintendent, Dr. Marie Wiles: Dear GCSD Families, As we round out another busy week, I want to make sure you get the updates you need about the reopening of GCSD schools. This week, we have been busy hosting Virtual Reopening Panel Discussions …

Superintendent’s Letter: Phased Reopening for Students, August 14, 2020

The message below was sent to families from Superintendent Dr. Marie Wiles: Dear GCSD Families, As we head into the weekend and inch closer to the reopening of school in September, I want to share an update on how the start of school will look. Although I don’t have all the details just yet, my …

GCSD Phased Reopening of Schools for Students

The Guilderland Central School District reopening of schools for the 2020-21 school year will include phased reopening days for the first week of school, the week of September 7, 2020. This means that all students will participate via remote-only for half days with the exception of some in-person activities for students in Kindergarten, grade 5, …

District Update: Reopening FAQs Released and Virtual Panel Discussions for the Community, August 11, 2020

The following message was sent to GCSD families on August 11, 2020 Dear GCSD Families, On Friday, August 7 Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that schools in New York are permitted to reopen in all regions of the state. This means, we are moving forward with our reopening plans and will be ready to welcome your …

Parent University Sessions

The Guilderland Central School District hosted four Parent University sessions in August to help guide parents/guardians through the use of online tools and resources that their children will be using for the 2020-21 school year. There were two sessions for parents/guardians of middle and high school students, and two for elementary parents/guardians. To request a …

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