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 …

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 …

LES Longhouse Week 2020

Lynnwood Elementary’s annual Longhouse Week has been a fall tradition since 1999. The weeklong project began 21 years ago to create an engaging, hands-on learning experience for fourth-grade students. Longhouse Week focuses on the historical facts of Iroquois life but also encourages teamwork, communication, and a host of other skills not found in the pages …

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 …

Information About School Absences for Grades K-6

Please see the message from Dr. Demian Singleton that was sent to families with in-person students in grades K-6: Dear GCSD Families, I am writing to provide some information in response to a number of questions from families regarding absences from school for in-person students in grades K-6. Such absences may be due to illness, …

Free Meals for Students Through June 30, 2021

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

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 …

Track Your Child’s Bus Route with the Versatrans My Stop App

The district’s entire fleet of buses is equipped with live GPS technology. The GPS system, Tyler Telematic GPS, allows the district to view the current location of any bus in real-time. This is a tremendous advantage in the event a bus is delayed, suffers a breakdown, or is in an accident. The system will also …

GCSD Remote Learning Expectations

At the Guilderland Central School District, we fully understand that the transition to remote learning will be challenging for many students and families. Parents and guardians will need to think differently about how to support their children; how to create structures and routines that allow their children to be successful; and how to monitor and …

Back to School: Daily Health Screening for Students and Staff

Updated: Feb. 18, 2021 GCSD parents/guardians are required to complete a daily health survey each morning before sending their child(ren) to school. Learn more about the daily health screening survey below. Who needs to complete the daily COVID-19 health survey? This daily routine is vitally important to the success of offering in-person instruction. GCSD parents/guardians …

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