GCSD goes solar; cutting carbon footprint in half and saving taxpayers millions

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Wednesday morning at the district’s new solar farm, located on Becker Road in Altamont. Members of the Guilderland Central School District, along with students, Board of Education members, and community members gathered to celebrate the 22-acre solar site built by ForeFront Power. The solar farm is expected to produce 3.3 …

Fifty elementary and middle school students honored at Sandra G. Morley Leadership Awards

On Monday, May 6, the Capital Zone New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance held its annual Elementary & Middle School Leadership Awards Ceremony at Hudson Valley Community College. Fifty Guilderland students were honored with the Sandra G. Morley Leadership Award for the skills they demonstrate in physical education class. The …

Do you have a child that will start kindergarten next year?

If you have not already registered your incoming kindergartner for the 2019-20 school year, please email the District Registrar Zeynep Rice at ricez@guilderlandschools.net. In your email, please include: First and last names of both parents Child’s first and last name and date of birth Home address and phone number To be eligible to attend school, …

Thought Exchange community conversation results; thank you for participating!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our very first ThoughtExchange exercise. Our Exchange had 824 participants, 784 thoughts and 25,033 ratings. “I would like to thank everyone who participated in our very first ThoughtExchange. We truly value feedback from all members of our school community and are committed to continue to improve to meet the …

Grades 3-8: Please read this important information regarding upcoming NYS assessment tests

Dear Parent, The anticipated arrival of spring signals the start of another seasonal activity for our students in Grades 3 through 8. The annual New York State (NYS) assessments for English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics will be administered in a few short months. These annual tests are designed to measure how well students are …

GES participates in Computer Science Week’s ‘Day of Code’

For the fourth year in a row, GES students are recognizing Computer Science Education Week (December 3-7) by taking part in Hour of Code (Code.org) activities. All week, students in grades 3-5 will be mentoring first and second graders, and together they’ll try simple coding activities. What a fun way to practice these foundational 21st-century …

GCSD moves to SchoolMessenger for Emergency Notifications

The Guilderland Central School District has moved from One Call Now and School News Notifier (or SNN) to SchoolMessenger as a way to contact our parents, students and staff members. SchoolMessenger is used for emergency notifications, such as school closings/delays and emergency situations in schools. (Click here for SchoolMessenger Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) and a …

Camp Invention to return to GCSD Summer 2019

In partnership with Invent Now, Guilderland Central School District is proud to once again offer the nationally-acclaimed Camp Invention program this summer from August 12-16, 2019 at Farnsworth Middle School. The week-long adventure is open to children through grade six, and new this year, will be offered to children in kindergarten. Camp Invention is a …

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