Dec. 23: weekly update

A message from Superintendent Wiles

Dear Guilderland CSD Families,

As we wind down for the holiday recess, I promise to keep this message relatively short – and somewhat sweet. There has been no shortage of discouraging news of late so I would like you to go into the break on a positive note.

Every day students in grades K-8 spend a few minutes learning how they can build more positive relationships by seeing the good in themselves and others. Please click here to read about The Positivity Project and how GCSD is using it to support the social emotional health and well-being of our students.

COVID-19 cases for the week of December 20

The information below details the number of new COVID-19 positive cases for the week of December 20 and the resulting number of required quarantines.

Altamont Elementary School: no cases 

Guilderland Elementary School: 3 new cases; 4 close contacts plus one contact on bus requiring quarantine

Lynnwood Elementary School: 2 new cases;  5 close contacts requiring quarantine

Pine Bush Elementary School: no new cases; 5 close contacts from case on bus requiring quarantine

Westmere Elementary School: 2 new cases; 16 close contacts requiring quarantine

Farnsworth Middle School: 8 new cases; 26  close contacts plus three contacts on bus requiring quarantine

Guilderland High School: 12 new cases; 22 close contacts requiring quarantine

Warmest wishes this holiday season

No matter what you believe or how you celebrate during this season, I hope you join me in appreciating the numerous gifts we’ve been given as part of the GCSD community, and I hope you and your family are able to enjoy the wonderful gifts that come with this time of year.

Please take some time to rest and rejuvenate. I wish you a happy, healthy and peace-filled break. 


Marie Wiles, Ph.D.

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