Community


SchoolMessenger information for community members

SchoolMessenger is a way to receive email news from the district and its schools.

The district began utilizing SchoolMessenger in the 2018-19 school year for emergency notifications, such as school closings/delays and emergency situations in schools and has since expanded its use to include school and district-level messages.

For more information on how to set up your account, change preferences, and the answers to other frequently asked questions, go to the SchoolMessenger Information page.


Announcements

The district is a central hub of activity in the community, particularly as it relates to educational and recreational opportunities available to children. This Community Announcements section is provided as a service to parents for informational purposes only. Programs listed are not necessarily affiliated with nor endorsed by the Guilderland Central School District. For more information about the activities and organizations listed below, please use the contact information provided with each entry.

If you have a community announcement you would like posted, please contact the Superintendent’s Office for approval.

Current announcements

Tennis Day, April 24

What: Introduction to tennis.
Event date: Saturday, April 24 (Rain date Sunday, April 25)
Sessions: 1:30-2:30 for Grades K-2; 3:00-4:00 for Grades 3-5
Event location: Central Park tennis courts, Schenectady NY

Instructors are Junior Council members (local high school tennis players with training). There will be adult supervision on each court.

Click here to register for the April 24 Tennis Day

Questions? Contact Judy at jcarnavos01@gmail.com

Sidney Albert Albany JCC Teen Camp, June 28-Sept. 1, 2021

Check out the onsite programs for teens entering grades 7-10, including specialty camps. 

Get more information about the JCC Teen Camps here or email AndrewK@albanyjcc.org.

Rising Star Summer Baseball Camp, July  12-16 & July 19-23

Camp for ages 7-11 and 12-15 at the Dutchman Field & Guilderland Little League at Keenholts Park.

  • The camp fee is $195 each week (includes a t-shirt). Early registration discount by May 15.
  • All camper registrations Due by July 9

Register for Rising Star Summer Baseball Camp

Contact Camp Director Joe Altieri at 518.229.0440 or risingstarcamp@gmail.com with questions.

Virtual Camp Invention, August 9-13, 2021

In partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF), Guilderland Central School District is pleased to offer the nationally acclaimed Camp Invention® program to children entering first through sixth grade this fall. This exciting, weeklong summer adventure provides opportunities for open-ended exploration of science, technology, engineering and more! Children rotate through various hands-on activities each day to think creatively and invent their own solutions to real-world challenges.

The week begins on August 9, with Katie McNally returning as Director. The 2021 program lineup is the best yet, so whether a child is a new or returning camper, they are in for an amazing week full of discoveries and a-ha moments!

This year, Camp Invention Guilderland will be virtual. Activity kits will be delivered directly to you, and a local educator will lead daily virtual sessions from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Campers will have everything they need for an amazing week of STEM fun!

Register for Camp Invention

Availability is limited. Visit www.invent.org/mylocalcamp or call 800-968-4332 to secure a spot today! If you have any questions, please contact Katie McNally, Camp Director, at mcnallyk@guilderlandschools.net.

Early registration discounts for Camp Invention are available!

Register using the code RECHARGE40 by March 31 to get the biggest discount of the year– $40 off the $245 registration fee.
You can also use the code RECHARGE30 by April 30 for $30 off.
You can get $25 off by using code RECHARGE25 by May 26.
Sibling discounts are also available anytime– use the code SIBLOVE30 to save $30 per child for two children, or SIBLOVE40 to save $40 per child for three or more children.

GHS Weekend Backpack Program, Annual Fundraiser

A program that runs from October through June that supplements nutrition for students in need on the weekends when school meals are not available. 

3 Ways to Help:
    1. Non-Perishable Food Items
    2. Sponsor a Food Drive
    3. Monetary Contributions

Learn more about the GHS Weekend Backpack 

Fordham University Summer Reading Skills Programs

This summer, help your child become a confident, enthusiastic reader in the Summer Reading Skills Programs, offered through Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Learn more here.

Drama Kids Programs

In-person and online classes are fun, engaging, and filled with activities that will grow your child’s acting abilities, and help them develop the life skills they’ll need to navigate the changing world we live in.

Drama Kids is committed to safely reopening live classes in Guilderland, Colonie, Delmar & Clifton Park. Class size is limited and taught under federally-approved COVID-19 guidelines.

Learn more or enroll in a class at Drama Kids

For questions, please contact Sara Poggi-Decker, Education Program Manager at Spoggi@AlbanyPineBush.org


Alumni

Reunion news

Interested in organizing a reunion for your graduating class? Let us know by sending an e-mail or calling the district’s Communications Office at 518-456-6200, ext. 3115 with details about the event,  including the class, date, location, time and contact information. Details will be posted on our reunions page where visitors can find information on currently scheduled reunions.

Guilderland Central School District Scholarship Fund

Each year, the district awards several scholarships to deserving high school seniors based on criteria such as academic area of interest, athletic area of interest, and community service. Learn more about the scholarship fund.

Alumni Class Websites

Does your graduating class have its own website or Facebook page? If so, let us know and we will post a link to it. Visit alumni class sites. 


Continuing Education

Whether you are hoping to fine tune your professional skills, learn more about a specific topic of interest or simply looking for something fun to try, Guilderland’s continuing education programs offer something for everyone!


Vendors

If you are interested in becoming a vendor, there are a few steps that the company must follow. More information about becoming a vendor can be found on the Vendor Information page.

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