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.


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

Academic Arts and Crafts Camp, Feb. 20-24

Located at 52 Corporate Circle, Suite 190, Albany, Home Education Resource Center (HERC) is offering an academic arts and crafts camp, Feb. 20-24. With the themes of Local Winter Bird Visitors and Islands Around the World, this camp will allow students to expand their academic knowledge and exercise their creative muscles with interest-driven, inquiry-based academic projects. Campers will create masterpieces from mediums such as pencil, acrylic paint, and diorama as well as build 3-D wooden structures and game time. For ages 9-14, there are full and part-day options. Please visit the registration link for more information, including pricing. Before and after care are available; campers should plan on bringing their own lunch.

Donations being accepted in honor of Philip L. Rabadi

Organized by the St. Peter’s Hospital Foundation, donations are now being accepted to honor Philip L. Rabadi, a 2004 Guilderland High School graduate. Killed in April 2022, Philip was a beloved and talented surgical physician assistant at St. Peter’s Hospital. Contributions made in his name will go towards the goal of naming the second floor surgical waiting room in Philip’s name. For more information and to make a donation, please visit

    GHS Weekend Backpack Program, Annual Fundraiser

    The GHS Weekend Backpack Program runs from October through June and provides supplemental 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 

    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


    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. 0115 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!


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