Marie Wiles, Ph.D., Superintendent
8 School Road, P.O. Box 18
Guilderland Center, NY 12085-0018
Phone: 518/456-6200, Fax: 518/456-1152
Tues., Dec. 10
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: HS LGI
How GCSD communicates
With winter weather coming right around the corner,
we thought it would be a good time to explain how Guilderland
communicates weather-related announcements, be it closings, delays or
Guilderland High School recognized as Grammy Signature School semi-finalist
New state law means homeowners must re-register for Basic STAR program by December 31, 2013, to continue receiving tax breaks
If you’re a homeowner who has benefited from reduced property taxes under the state’s Basic School Tax Relief (STAR) program, it’s important to note that you must re-register with the New York State Tax Department by December 31, 2013, in order to continue receiving the exemption in 2014 and beyond. Learn more
Surplus Buses and Equipment Bid
Please note that GCSD is now accepting bids on surplus buses and equipment. View the bid The bid Opening will take place at the District Office on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11 a.m.
Guilderland High School sports teams qualify Scholar/Athlete Award
Congratulations to ALL of our high school fall sports
teams for qualifying for the 2013 Fall Scholar/Athlete Award. This
-- Boy's & Girl's Cross Country
-- Field Hockey
-- Boy's& Girl's Soccer
-- Girl's Swimming
-- Girl's Tennis
-- Boy's & Girl's Volleyball
To qualify for the Scholar/Athlete Award, each athletic team must carry an overall average of 90 or above.
Union College hockey team partners with LES to make video about respect, overcoming obstacles, and the qualities of being a good friend
Lights, camera, ACTION! On Wednesday, Dec. 4, fifteen members of the Union College hockey team visited Lynnwood Elementary School to help shoot a video with students about respect, overcoming obstacles, and the qualities of being a good friend. The players participated in four scenes: dealing with an academic struggle in the classroom; being bullied in the hallway; not being able to make a goal during gym class; and being left out on the playground. Working with students from throughout the school, the team demonstrated how to handle each of these situations to build an even better school community. The final video is set to debut during next week's LES Share & Celebrate event. Look for it later this month on the website, as well!
Guilderland High School teacher receives National Board Certification
Congratulation to Christine Rant, world languages and cultures teacher, on completing all of her requirements to be successfully named a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT). Learn more
District introduces new emergency telephone notification system for parents: One Call Now
Beginning in 2013-14, Guilderland Central School District officials will be able to contact all district parents in case of emergency with just a push of a button through the One Call Now telephone alert system. Learn more
District residents pass Proposition #1, defeat Proposition #2
On Thursday, November 14, 2013, district residents approved a $17,324,650 building project proposition to upgrade aging infrastructure in the district’s seven school buildings and improve safety, security and technology systems district-wide. The proposition passed by a vote of 897 (yes) to 790 (no). Voters did not approve a second proposition, in the amount of $846,300, to renovate the high school auditorium and replace wooden light tower poles on the high school football field/track. This proposition was defeated by a vote of 857 (no) to 829 (yes). Thank you to everyone who came out to vote on the proposals. Learn more about the Nov. 14 building project referendum
FOGA presents proceeds of "Show Guilderland Cares" concert Learn more
Holiday Drop and Shop set for Dec. 7
The Guilderland High School Class of 2014 is hosting a district-wide Holiday Family Night Out! On Saturday December 7, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Guilderland High School. there will be fun for kids of all ages and shopping for the parents. The fun for the kids includes holiday movies, crafts, games and sing-a-longs. Parents can stay with their children for the festivities or take some time to shop with local vendors on-site. There is no entrance fee and no charge for children's activities. You can also come without the children to shop around at the vendor booths. We hope that you will join us! Learn more about the event and download an event flyer (PDF) Interested in being a vendor? There are a limited number of vendor space still available, if you or someone you know might be interested in having a booth to sell items at the event, please contact Ann-Marie McManus at email@example.com.
Albany County Bullying Prevention
Task Force holds kick-off event at FMS
On Monday, September 30, 2013, members of the Albany County Bullying Prevention Task Force came to Farnsworth Middle School to launch a new county-wide campaign aimed at creating a safer and more positive environment for all children. Led by Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy, the Task Force will provide free programs and services for all students, faculty and caregivers on bullying awareness and prevention. Learn more about the kick-off event and view photos
Ten GHS students selected for
Area All-State Honor Ensembles
Learn more about these talented musicians
District to begin releasing APPR scores by request
Beginning Oct. 11, all GCSD parents or legal guardians will have the right to request Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) quality ratings and composite effectiveness scores for their child's current year's teacher(s) and principal(s). Learn more and download a request form
District ranked 5th in student performance in Albany area; 18th in upstate rankings
Guilderland Central School District has been ranked No. 5 in the Albany area in student performance in a report by Business First. According to the publication, the rankings reflect the collective performance of each district's public schools from kindergarten through 12th grade over a period of four years. In total, 83 districts from throughout Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren and Washington counties were included in the rankings. Learn more
GCSD to conduct district-wide building capacity study throughout the fall
The Guilderland Central School District is
undertaking a district-wide building
capacity study later this fall in order to evaluate its use of space and to determine whether or not there may be more cost-effective ways to deliver its K-12 programming. A community meeting was held on Sept. 3 to introduce the goals of the study and to share details about the methodology that will be used throughout the process. Learn more
Student Contact and Medical Information Verification/Update Form
Each year, the Guilderland Central School District requests of all parents their most current and accurate contact information, as well as critical medical information pertaining to their child(ren). In past years, the district sent home hard copies of student health cards for verification and completion by parents. For the 2013-14 school year and beyond, we are now asking parents to make full use of our online systems for this verification process. Learn more This information is extremely important, as our ability to appropriately respond to student medical concerns and to maintain timely communications with parents is dependent on this verification process. Please take a few moments to verify and/or update your child's information as soon as possible.
Having trouble viewing Channel 16?
Earlier this summer, Channel 16 carrier Time Warner Cable converted to an all-digital signal. Since Channel 16 is NOT digital, there is a chance that some of our viewer's will lose their access to the channel. District residents with digital cable or with a digital television set will have no problem viewing their favorite Channel 16 programming. Those without digital options, however, will need to contact Time Warner Cable directly to request a Digital Tuning Adapter (DTA), which the company has said it will provide free of charge at this time. For more information, please visit the Time Warner Cable website.
Message from the Superintendent
about school safety procedures
District parents invited to subscribe to Parent Today newsletter series
Parent Today is a free e-mail newsletter and companion website designed to help build a stronger bridge between families and the classroom. Learn more
Information flyer: What can we do about head lice and deer ticks?