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 …

Kindergarten registration reminder for families

Do you have a child who will start kindergarten in the fall? If you have not already registered your incoming kindergartner for the 2020-21 school year, please email the District Registrar Zeynep Rice at ricez@guilderlandschools.net. In your email, please include: First and last names of both parents Child’s first and last name and date of birth …

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 …

Camp Invention to return to GCSD Summer 2020

In partnership with Invent Now, Guilderland Central School District is proud to once again offer the nationally-acclaimed Camp Invention program this summer from August 10-14, 2020 at Farnsworth Middle School. The week-long adventure is open to childrens in grades 1-6.  Camp Invention is a program where students learn science, technology, engineering and math in a …

School Start Times Task Force update

In recent years, there has been a lot of discussion in local and national news about the circadian rhythms of adolescents and the amount of sleep they need to be healthy, safe and fully engaged in their learning. These discussions have suggested that the early arrival times at many high schools may contribute to students …

Sneaker drive to benefit inclusive playground at Westmere

In an effort to raise money for more inclusive playground equipment, Westmere Elementary is holding a sneaker fundraiser. Partnering with GotSneakers, a sneaker recycling organization, Westmere will earn approximately $1 for every pair of sneakers accepted. This fundraising program is aimed towards the collection of wearable, reusable sneakers, athletic sneakers and athletic cleats. The elementary …

School lunch menus have gone digital!

As of October 1, the GCSD now uses an interactive website and smartphone app called Nutrislice to share monthly breakfast and lunch menus. We’re excited to share this tool to our families because Nutrislice goes the extra step of showing nutritional and allergy information for the items that are served.  You can access the menus …

Important info for parents: K-8 student attendance at sporting events

The Guilderland Central School District prides itself on being a leader in providing opportunities for students to display their talent and hard work in a variety of contests and competitions. Co-curricular activities, including athletic events, are an important part of our secondary educational program because they continue to promote social, emotional and/or physical growth outside …

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