GCSD 2020-21 draft budget presentation on March 10

The superintendent’s draft budget presentation for the 2020-21 school year has been postponed to Tuesday, March 10. Typically, the superintendent presents a draft budget at the board of education meeting in early March as a starting point for public discussion on the budget. This year, the district needs more time to consider program needs and …

Guilderland Players to present Chicago, March 12-15; tickets on sale now

The Guilderland Players present Chicago March 12, 13 & 14 at 7 p.m. March 15 at 2 p.m. Ticket sections/prices are: Center is $10.00 Immediately off-center is $10.00 Wings are $5.00 To order tickets for Chicago: Please call the Guilderland High School Box Office at 518-861-8591, ext 6202 and leave a message.  In your message, …

YMCA looking to honor outstanding students in grades 10-12

The Guilderland branch of the Capital District YMCA is looking to recognize outstanding students who demonstrate leadership, dedication to community service and behavior that is socially courageous. The organization seeks students who embrace the YMCA’s 4 Core Values (Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility). Guilderland High School students who are currently in grades 10-12 can apply …

2020 water testing in GCSD schools

In 2016 New York State became the first in the nation to require schools to test all water outlets currently or potentially used for drinking or cooking purposes for lead levels.  A second round of testing is required for 2020. In accordance with the law, the Guilderland Central School District chose Adirondack Environmental Services, Inc. …

2020-21 Student Calendar

The general student calendar for the 2020-21 academic year was adopted by the Guilderland Central School District Board of Education on February 11, 2020.  The full 2020-21 district calendar will be mailed to families in August 2020. You can download a PDF copy of the 2020-21 academic general student calendar here.  This calendar lists the …

GCSD mourns loss of longtime teacher

Dear Parents, Guardians and Community Members, It is with deep sadness that we inform you about a recent loss to our school community.  On Saturday, Feb. 8, we were made aware of the unexpected death of one of our longtime teachers Mr. Jeffrey Herchenroder. Memorial services will be held on Friday, Feb. 28 at 6:30 …

Planning for high school – Important info for grade 8 families

The following information was presented to parents of students in the GHS class of 2024, who are planning for the transition from middle school to high school. Choosing your child’s grade 9 classes – Timeline January  6th-17th Counselors present in class January 9th – “Planning the HS Program” at GHS January 13th-February 13th  Counselors meet …

Senior Amy Chen named semifinalist for nationwide scholarship

Lansdowne, VA – The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation announced the selection of 477 high school seniors as semifinalists for the prestigious Cooke College Scholarship Program and Guilderland senior Amy Chen has been named as one of the semifinalists. This highly selective scholarship provides high-achieving students with up to $40,000 annually for four years of college, …

Course recommendations are posted in eSchoolData

High School Parents and Students, Course recommendations can now be viewed in the parent/student portal. In the event that there is a mismatch between the course recommended by the teacher and the student’s request, students should have a conversation with their teacher.  The conversation should focus on why the recommendation was made and what changes …

January 2020 Regents Exam Schedule

Regents exams will be held at Guilderland High School the week of January 21-24, 2020. The schedule is as follows: Tuesday, January 21 8 a.m. English Language Arts 12 p.m. Living Environment Wednesday, January 22 8 a.m. U.S. History & Government Geometry 12 p.m. Algebra I Physical Setting/Physics* * Available in Restricted Form only. Each …

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