October 8: weekly update

Dear Guilderland Families,

COVID-19 cases for the week of October 4

This week there were 17 positive cases of COVID-19. There were five cases at Guilderland High school; four required contact tracing, one did not. There was one case at Farnsworth Middle School that required contact tracing. There were three cases each at Westmere Elementary School and Lynnwood Elementary School, all required contact tracing. Pine Bush Elementary School had four cases, two required contact tracing and two did not. Guilderland Elementary School had one case that did require contact tracing. The principals in all six buildings worked under the guidance of the Albany County Department of Health to determine who needed to quarantine and all of those individuals have been contacted.

Thank you voters!

Yesterday, October 7, voters in the Guilderland Central School District approved the district’s $21.8 million capital improvement proposal by a tally of 1310 YES votes (63.84 percent) to 742 NO votes (36.16 percent). We are so appreciative to the Guilderland voters for supporting our students. The work included in the capital project will improve all areas of our district including building environments and educational technology as well as the addition of outdoor learning spaces. You can learn more about what’s included in the capital project here. 

October 14 is GCSD Drive-a-Bus day

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to drive a school bus? Now is your chance to find out! Join the GCSD transportation department on Thursday, October 14, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., for Drive-a-Bus day. It will give you the opportunity to see what it’s like to be a bus driver. For more details, see the attached flyer.

Thank you again to all of the residents who turned out for the capital project vote yesterday.  We appreciate your cooperation and support. Have a wonderful weekend.


Marie Wiles, Ph.D.

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