District updates and resources on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Given that this is a fluid and potentially rapidly developing situation, we will use this web page to share information and resources as the circumstances warrant. Any time-sensitive, critical information will be shared via the district’s School Messenger notification system, which can send e-mails, text messages and phone calls. Status All GCSD schools will be closed …

GCSD Update on COVID-19: March 27, 2020

Please see a message from Superintendent Dr. Marie Wiles: Dear GCSD Parents and Guardians,   Today, March 27, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that schools in New York state will remain closed until April 15, 2020, because of the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic. All school-related activities such as sporting practices and events, rehearsals and after-school programs will also be …

Childcare for Capital Region Families

Childcare through the Capital District YMCA Office of Children and Family Services Childcare Non-School-Age Childcare Other Childcare Resources Childcare through the Capital District YMCA Updated on March 23, 2020: Capital District YMCA School-Age Childcare Now Covers “Essential” Workers, New Locations, a Daily Rate — Financial Assistance Offered!  The Capital District YMCA has extended care to …

GCSD delivers free breakfast and lunch for students in need during school closure

Breakfast and lunch will be available, free of charge, for students in need while GCSD schools are closed. Meals will automatically be delivered to all families who currently receive free and reduced meals.  Any other students interested in receiving meal deliveries, please contact Megan Beck at beckm@guilderlandschools.net. Meal Delivery Details Deliveries will take place on …

GCSD Update on COVID-19: March 23, 2020

The following is a message from Superintendent Dr. Marie Wiles: Please note that GCSD playgrounds have been closed for use by families and the community since this letter was sent out on March 23, 2020. Dear Guilderland Families, As we begin the second full week of our new and strange reality, I wanted to take …

A message from the Albany County Executive Office

Please see the messages below from Daniel McCoy, Albany County Executive:  For Elementary School Students You can also view and download the official letter here. Dear Student,  You may have heard of a new virus called the coronavirus that is making people sick. Coronavirus is a lot like the flu. People who get it usually …

NYS assessments for Grades 3-8 suspended for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year

The New York State Board of Regents and state Education Department announced Friday, March 20, that the elementary- and intermediate-level state assessments for Grades 3-8 have been suspended for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. The U.S. Department of Education announced Friday that states may cancel any scheduled standardized tests for this school year. …

Preschool special education services during closure

Please see the letter that was sent to families on March 17, 2020: March 17, 2020 Dear GCDS Families, We have entered an unprecedented time in our community and country where we have been directed by the Department of Health and NYS Governor to close our schools in Guilderland until April 1, 2020. I wanted …

GCSD social and emotional resources during school closure

During the time that the GCSD schools are closed, students who typically receive mental health services in school may be limited in their access to the professionals who provide these services. Therefore, district mental health staff would like to make families aware of the following support and programs, as well as community-based mental health resources. …

GCSD resources to engage learning at home during school closure

Beginning on or about April 1, the district will transition from maintaining the skills previously learned to providing more structured content to allow students to move forward in their learning. More information was shared with students and families on  Monday, March 30, 2020. Home Learning Online Resources, Activities and Ideas We created a site with …

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