Nov. 23: weekly update

A message from Superintendent Wiles:

Dear Guilderland CSD Families,

Since this is a short school week, my communication to you will be brief as well.

Yesterday GCSD partnered with the Albany County Department of Health to host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Guilderland Elementary School. It was well attended with more than 300 vaccinations administered; approximately 240 were given to students in grades K-6 receiving their first dose of the Pfizer pediatric vaccine. Based on the success of this clinic, we are hopeful to host others in the future as we continue to move towards normal school operations. 

Diagnostic COVID-19 testing location closed Nov. 24-26

Due to the Thanksgiving recess, the diagnostic COVID-19 testing location will not be open Nov. 24-26. The testing location will resume regular operation on Monday, Nov. 29. Here’s more information on the GCSD diagnostic COVID-19 testing program.

COVID-19 cases for the week of November 22

The information below details the number of new COVID-19 positive cases for the week of November 22 and the resulting number of required quarantines.

Altamont Elementary School: 2 new cases; 7 close contacts requiring quarantine

Guilderland Elementary School: 0 new cases

Lynnwood Elementary School: 1 new cases; 3 close contacts requiring quarantine

Pine Bush Elementary School: 1 new cases; 4 close contacts requiring quarantine

Westmere Elementary School: 3 new cases; 35 close contacts requiring quarantine

Farnsworth Middle School: 4 new cases; 49 close contacts requiring quarantine

Guilderland High School: 2 new cases; 0 close contacts requiring quarantine

Happy Thanksgiving

During this time of reflection and giving thanks, I would like to express my personal appreciation for Guilderland’s dedicated students, staff and families. While this school year has presented many challenges, it has not diminished the determination nor decreased the commitment that exemplifies the Guilderland Central School District. 

As always, thank you for your continued patience and support. Have a wonderful weekend and a very safe and healthy and Happy Thanksgiving.


Marie Wiles, Ph.D.

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