Jan. 26 update: STOP Conference; fund balance and reserves presentation; budget survey; Future Ready Task Force; report cards

A message from Dr. Wiles:

Dear GCSD Families,

Recently a group of 19 Farnsworth Middle School and Guilderland High School students attended the 2024 Students Together Opposing Prejudice (STOP) Conference organized by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). The theme of this year’s conference was “The Legacy of Bayard Rustin,” with a focus on breaking down barriers that biases may create. Read how FMS and GHS students left the conference inspired and motivated.

District fund balance and reserves presentation

At the Jan. 16 Guilderland Central School District Board of Education meeting, Assistant Superintendent for Business Dr. Andrew Van Alstyne gave a presentation about the district’s fund balance and reserves for the 2024-2025 school year. Learn how fund balance and reserves impact development of the GCSD budget on the district website.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2024-2025 budget survey

GCSD recently conducted a survey to gather input on the 2024-2025 budget from all stakeholder groups; thank you to everyone who was able to participate. Visit the district website to view the summary report and learn more about the school community’s top budget priorities.

Future Ready Task Force

With almost 50 members appointed by the board of education at their Jan. 16 meeting, the Future Ready Task Force (FRTF) met for the first time on Tues., Jan. 23. The task force will review best practices and gather input from the community to recommend priorities that will ensure GCSD graduates are prepared for their future beyond high school. In addition to meeting as a large group, the task force will break into sub-committee work groups to focus on areas such as K-12 educational programming, technology and facilities. The next meeting of the task force is scheduled for late February.

Second quarter report cards

Today is the last day of the second quarter. Report cards will be published to the eSchoolData Parent and Student Portals on Thurs., Feb. 1. Please make sure you can log into the eSchoolData Portal prior to this date. If you have any difficulty accessing the portal, please contact your child’s school.

Once they are completed, report cards will be delivered via ParentSquare. You will receive a separate notification informing you when they have been delivered to your account. If you have not registered your ParentSquare account, please do so before Thurs., Feb. 1 by visiting their website. Your account must be registered in order to view report cards within ParentSquare.

Thank you for your continued support of Guilderland Central School District students and our school community. Have a wonderful and enjoyable weekend.


Marie Wiles, Ph.D.

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