The Guilderland Central School District’s Information Technology (IT) department is responsible for overseeing the local and wide-area networks (LAN and WAN), computing devices and equipment. IT manages and implements the long-range technology plan, local and NYSED data warehousing as well as all systems related to classroom and administrative functions.
Engaged Learning Initiative (1:1 Program)
Stemming from the district’s vision, the Engaged Learning Initiative, implemented through a 1:1 chromebook model, focuses on continuously improving student learning outcomes. The department achieves this objective by providing the tools necessary to create an engaging educational experience while also empowering students with the technological skills needed for future success. In turn, this positively transforms the way teaching and learning takes place. By offering equal access to technology in the form of a Chromebook for each student, the district offers students opportunities for enhanced creativity, improved communication and enhanced critical thinking to best prepare students to meet both the challenges and possibilities their future holds.
- Board Approved Acceptable Use Policy
- Acceptable Use Policy FMS Version
- Acceptable Use Policy Elementary Version
Privacy (Ed Law2d)
- Information Security Breach and Notification
- Parents’ Bill of Rights
- Third Party Agreements
The eSchoolData portal provides users with the ability to view attendance information by period, schedules, report card grades, progress reports and important dates and announcements.
The portal gives students access to only their own information; parents/guardians only have access to the profiles of the GCSD students for which they are a registered parent or guardian.
Once you are a registered user, click below to visit the appropriate portal.
Elementary school level portal information displays teacher placement information.
Middle school level portal displays house, team, homeroom and counselor assignments. Scheduling information is made available to students and parents on the first day of school.
High school level portal information is limited.
Once an account is activated, Parent Portal use is available. There is a self-service password reset located here. If further assistance is needed, please contact Ky Oeasha Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 518-456-6200, ext. 0106.
Instructional Technology Plan
- Engaged Learning Initiative official document (White Paper)
- ELI Parent Agreement
- Student Privacy and Protection
- Acceptable Use Policy
- Chromebook User and Procedure Guide
Smart Schools Investment Plan
The intention of the Smart Schools Bond Act (SSBA) is to provide school districts with funding for new educational technology and infrastructure improvements to enhance learning opportunities for all students across the state. Thus far, the Guilderland Central School District, through SSBA funds, has made significant improvements to security cameras and wireless access at Guilderland High School. This most recently approved project provides $531,447 to the district. For more detailed information, visit here.