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 …

Guilderland Players Present Original Work Virtually

The Guilderland Players presented original work, “Alone/Together,” in early November. Consisting entirely of monologues written by students at GHS, the first half of the play centers around moments of feeling alone, while the second half focuses on being together. Student actors had their choice of pre-recording their monologue at home, pre-recording their monologue on the …

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 …

GHS Participated in ADL Walk Against Hate

GHS staff and students participated as a group and logged over 15,000 active minutes in the 10th Annual and first virtual Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Walk Against Hate the week of October 12, 2020.  The ADL Walk Against Hate is an event for participants around the country to show their support and promote diversity and speak …

Four Guilderland Musicians Recognized for Musical Excellence

Each year, thousands of student musicians from all over New York State compete for the opportunity to be selected for the NYSSMA Conference All-State Music Ensembles. Only a very small percentage of those who audition are granted the honor of participating in this prestigious event. Students who are accepted will perform with the best high …

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 Sept. 30, 2021

The Guilderland Central School District will provide free breakfast and lunch to anyone in the district, age 18 and under, through September 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 …

GHS Weekend Backpack Program for GHS Students in Need

With a mission to alleviate child hunger during times when school meals are not available, the Guilderland High School (GHS) Backpack Program provides child-friendly, nonperishable and easy-to-prepare food over the weekend for students in need. The program is funded and supported through volunteers and community donations and runs from October to June. Students are typically …

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 …

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