2023-24 Student Calendar

The general calendar for the 2023-24 academic year was adopted by the Guilderland Central School District Board of Education on January 31, 2023. Download a PDF copy of the 2023-24 academic general student calendar here. This calendar lists the following conference days and holidays: July 4, 2023: Holiday for Employees Sept. 4: Labor Day (Closed) …

Board of Education meeting, January 31, 7:00 p.m.

There will be a Board of Education meeting Tuesday, January 31, at 7:00 p.m. This meeting will be held in the Large Group Instruction room at Guilderland High School and is open to the public. The meeting will also be live-streamed and can be viewed on the GHS Media YouTube channel. The agenda for tomorrow’s …

GCSD schools to participate in Project: Cameron’s Story book drive from Jan. 30 – Feb. 15

All seven Guilderland Central School District schools will once again serve as collection sites for Project: Cameron’s Story, a not-for-profit organization that collects new children’s books for families of babies in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at more than a dozen hospitals throughout New York state. This is the ninth year Guilderland schools have …

All GCSD after school activities/events canceled for Wednesday, Jan. 25

Dear GCSD Families, Due to inclement weather, all late buses and after school activities are canceled for today, Jan. 25. Students will be dismissed at regular dismissal times. The DEI committee will still meet as scheduled. Please stay warm and stay safe. Thank you, Dr. Marie Wiles Superintendent of Schools

*UPDATE* All schools are now closed on Monday, Jan. 23 due to inclement weather

*UPDATE* 6:20AM All schools in Guilderland Central School District are now closed today, Monday, Jan. 23 due to inclement weather. Office staff will operate on a two-hour delay. Please stay safe and stay warm.  Thank you, Marie Wiles, Ph. D. Superintendent   Dear Guilderland CSD families, All schools are operating on a two-hour delay today, …

It’s “full STEAM ahead” as students learn to code at Westmere Elementary

It’s “full STEAM ahead” at Westmere Elementary, where students have been busy learning how to write and utilize code in different class activities. Guilderland Central School District STEAM instructor Ben Rudolph has been using fun and innovative challenges to teach STEAM concepts to students across the district. This month, Mr. Rudolph was at Westmere Elementary …

All GCSD after school activities/events canceled for Thursday, Jan. 19

Dear GCSD Families, Due to inclement weather, all late buses and after school activities are canceled for today, Jan. 19. This includes the National Honor Society Induction Ceremony, which has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 2. In addition, Kindergarten Information Nights at Lynnwood, Westmere, Pine Bush and Altamont Elementary schools have been postponed to Thursday, …

Young Artists of the Month, January

Each month, the art teachers from Altamont Elementary, Guilderland Elementary, Lynnwood Elementary and Westmere Elementary highlight students who have demonstrated they are practicing Studio Habits of Mind. These eight habits – develop craft, engage and persist, envision, express, observe, reflect, stretch and explore, and understand art worlds – encourage and enable students to be more …

GCSD welcomes new Assistant Superintendent for Business Andrew Van Alstyne

The Guilderland Central School District is excited to welcome Andrew Van Alstyne as the district’s new Assistant Superintendent for Business, who officially started his job on Tuesday, Jan. 3. Dr. Van Alstyne succeeds Neil Sanders, who recently retired from the role after 19 years with GCSD. Dr. Van Alstyne is no stranger to the education …

Assistant Superintendent for Business Neil Sanders retires after 19 years with the district

As he has done many times before, Assistant Superintendent for Business Neil Sanders gave a budget presentation at the Dec. 6 Guilderland Central School District board of education meeting. Despite the complexity of the topic, he delivered the information in his typical straightforward, clear and concise manner. There was just one small difference. When he …

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