District Thoughtexchange: Give Your Advice on the 2021-22 School Budget

The district is in the process of developing the budget for the 2021-2022 school year. As we face uncertainties about what the next school year will look like and the financial impacts of the COVID-19 health crisis on funding for education, our goal is to continue providing the quality education our students deserve with a …

Recording of Jan. 13 GCSD Virtual Panel Discussion Available

On Wednesday, January 13, the district hosted a virtual panel discussion that was livestreamed to the GHS Media YouTube page. The panel of GCSD Reopening Committee members shared information and answer questions about COVID-19 testing in GCSD schools, plans for the second semester of the 2020-2021 school year, and preliminary 2021-22 budget information. Watch the …

K-12 Schools Update: Symptomatic Household Member

In conjunction with COVID-19 positivity rates experienced locally, effective immediately, the Albany County Department of Health advises K-12 school districts to exclude siblings of symptomatic students from attending in-person classes pending COVID-19 test results of the symptomatic student. This does not mean that the whole household who may be asymptomatic needs to have a COVID …

Lynnwood Elementary Kindergarten Info Night, Jan. 21

Lynnwood Elementary School will be holding a Kindergarten Information Night on Thursday, January 21, 2021, at 6:30 p.m. At this virtual event, you will learn about our kindergarten program and about the registration process. You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions. A link to the meeting was sent to families on Wednesday, …

Jan. 7: An Important Message from Superintendent Dr. Marie Wiles

An important message from Superintendent Dr. Marie Wiles: Dear GCSD School Community, As I try to process the terrifying images of the attack on our Capitol yesterday, I feel shock, horror, and sadness over this assault on our democracy. I suspect that we are all struggling to process our feelings about the disturbing images of …

Passing of Dennis Rizzo

The following message was sent to the Lynnwood Elementary School Community: Dear Lynnwood Elementary School Community, It is with great sadness to share that Dennis Rizzo, Principal Alicia Rizzo’s husband, passed away the morning of Dec. 31 after a courageous battle with brain cancer. Thoughts, prayers, and love to Alicia and her family. In sadness, …

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. 11, 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 …

Lynnwood Elementary Illustrates That All Are Welcome

‘All Are Welcome’ is a powerful phrase over at Lynnwood Elementary School. When students and staff were separated in March, the team over at LES wanted to make sure students knew they belonged, loved, and welcomed when they returned. The 30′ bulletin board contains many nationalities and 4″ paper persons that all students from kindergarten …

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