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October 22, 2014

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

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Date: Tues., Oct. 21
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: HS LGI

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Posted: 10/11/14, 5:00 p.m.

Guilderland mourns the loss of
Anthony and Eddy Chen

The district is now able to release the names of the two young Guilderland Elementary School students who were among the victims of Wednesday’s tragic crime on Western Avenue in the Town of Guilderland. Fifth grader Anthony Chen and his younger brother, Eddy, a second grader, were both lost along with their parents, Hai Yan Li and Jin Feng Chen. Learn more

Posted: 10/9/14, 2:20 p.m.
Update on local tragedy

Earlier this morning, local police confirmed that two young students, a fifth grader and a second grader at Guilderland Elementary School, were among the victims of yesterday’s tragic crime on Western Avenue in the Town of Guilderland. Learn more

National School Bus Safety Week:
Oct. 20-24, 2014

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Bestselling author Jeff Kinney to meet with district fifth and sixth graders

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District ranked third in student performance in Albany area

Guilderland Central School District has been ranked No. 3 out of 83 districts in the Albany area in student performance in a report recently released 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. Learn more

Nov. 6 community event related to building capacity study rescheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 19

Please note that the Nov. 6 community event related to the district's building capacity study has been scheduled for Nov. 19. Details of the event are still being finalized. Additional information will be posted to the website as soon as it becomes available.

Website will be temporarily unavailable during scheduled maintenance period

Please note that the Guilderland Central School District website will be unavailable beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, October 17, 2014, for scheduled maintenance. The site is expected to be up again by 7 a.m. on Saturday, October 18, 2014, barring any unforeseen difficulties. Thank you for your patience during this maintenance period.

Fun event for the entire family
Trick or Treat Street 2014

The GHS Classes of 2015 and 2018 are sponsoring the annual Trick or Treat Street on Saturday, October 25 from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at the high school. The event, which is open to children of all ages, will feature trick-or-treating throughout the school building (through 7 p.m.) as well as a magic show, carnival with games and prizes, haunted house, sing-a-longs, face painting, bouncy bounces, live entertainment, refreshments, and more!
Get additional details and download an event flyer and parent tip sheet

Fall Recycling Extravaganza set for
Oct. 25 at Farnsworth Middle School

Event will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Both residents and non-residents of the school district are encouraged to bring their unwanted papers, metals, electronics, textiles, plastics (including bags), and bikes for free drop-off; all items will be re-used and/or recycled. Learn more and view a list of acceptable items

Replay of September 29 community meeting now available

On Monday, September 29, more than 30 community members attended an informational meeting related to the district's recent building capacity study. Download the PowerPoint presentation (PDF) If you were unable to attend, you can now watch a replay of the event on Channel 16 in the Town of Guilderland on  Mondays and Fridays at 12 p.m., Tuesdays at 3 p.m., and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. or view a replay online

Student information updates

On Friday, September 12, 2014, a letter was distributed to all parents via the district's SchoolTool Parent & Student Portal highlighting some important details regarding student information updates in the new school year. In particular, the letter addresses changes to how report cards and Individual Student Reports (ISRs) for grade 3-8 assessments will be available to parents as well as information about verifying and updating your child's health information. View the letter

Health departments provide advice on preventing the spread of respiratory illness known as Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) Learn more

 

Have you verified/updated your child's student health information for the new school year? Learn more

 

District transitioning to paperless report cards in 2014-15

Beginning in the 2014-15 school year, Guilderland Central School District will be transitioning to a paperless report card system for all students, grades K-12. Report cards will no longer be sent or mailed home; instead, parents will be able to access and review their child’s report card online via the district’s SchoolTool Parent and Student Portal. Learn more

Guilderland Central School District Parents’ Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security

The Guilderland Central School District is committed to ensuring student privacy in accordance with local, state and federal regulations and district policies. To this end and pursuant to U.S. Department of Education (DOE) regulations (Education Law ยง2-d), the district is providing the following Parents’ Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security.
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District to release APPR scores by request

All GCSD parents or legal guardians 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 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?

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