A message from Dr. Wiles:
Dear GCSD Families,
This weekend the GHS Guilderland Players are performing “Smokey Joe’s Cafe”, Friday and Saturday at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. We are aware of an impending winter storm which could affect the Saturday performance. We will monitor the weather and make a decision about the evening performance no later than 4:00 p.m. Saturday. Please be sure to check the district website homepage for an announcement.
2022-23 Student Calendar
At its most recent meeting, the Board of Education adopted the academic calendar for the 2022-23 school year. To view the calendar and download a PDF, please visit the district website.
Budget Q & A session, Tuesday, Mar. 15
On Tuesday, March 15, at 7:00 p.m., the district will host a question and answer session on the budget. Members of the Guilderland school community may submit questions by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or are welcome to attend this workshop session in the Large Group Instruction (LGI) room at Guilderland High School. Questions from the in-person audience are welcome.
Change to vaccine requirement for students participating in high-risk sports
In September, the GCSD Board of Education passed a resolution adopting the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines requiring student-athletes participating in high-risk sports to be vaccinated or participate in weekly COVID-19 testing, based on their age. At the time, the decision was reached due to the high level of community transmission of COVID-19 in Albany County.
Due to the current low community level designation in Albany County, the Board of Education announced on Tuesday that vaccinations or weekly COVID-19 testing is not required for student-athletes to participate in high-risk sports for the spring season.
COVID-19 cases for Mar. 8-Mar. 11
The information below details the number of new COVID-19 positive cases for Mar. 8-Mar. 11.. For daily positive COVID-19 cases affecting GCSD, please visit the NYS COVID-19 Report Card.
Altamont Elementary School: 1 new case
Guilderland Elementary School: no new cases
Lynnwood Elementary School: no new cases
Pine Bush Elementary School: no new cases
Westmere Elementary School: no new case
Farnsworth Middle School: 6 new cases
Guilderland High School: 3 new cases
As always, thank you for your continued patience and support. Have a wonderful weekend and be safe. And regardless of the snowstorm, don’t forget this weekend the clocks “spring ahead”!
Marie Wiles, Ph.D.