Dr. Beth Bini, Principal
6270 Johnston Rd. Albany, NY 12203
Donations are currently being
accepted for the
third annual Gently Used Toy and Game Sale (GUTAGS)
Donated items may be brought to Mrs. Phelan's classroom (Room 113) through Friday, December 6. Learn more
Important message for parents of fifth graders:
Language selection to be completed through SchoolTool
Language selection for 5th graders (to be 6th graders in 2014-15) will be done through the SchoolTool Parent & Student Portal. Parents or guardians will log on to their child's account and in five simple steps, choose their 1st and 2nd choice for languages in the coming year. The choices at this time are French, German, Italian and Spanish. This new method will allow us to have up to the minute information for planning purposes. For your reference, please review the following two documents that will be coming home in backpack mail with students during the week of December 2, 2013.
The deadline to submit your language selection is Monday, December 16, 2013. Questions? Please contact Administrator for World Languages & ESL Marcia Ranieri at 861-8591, ext.5062.
GCSD introduces new elementary report card
Learn more about the new standards-aligned elementary report card by reviewing our parent guide (PDF). Details of the new report card will also be discussed at upcoming parent conferences. For more information, please contact your child's teacher or building principal.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.
Note to parents regarding access during afternoon dismissal time
Please note that the back doors for parent pickup at the 2 p.m. dismissal time will be opened from 1:50 p.m. until 2:15 p.m. only. Y-time will have someone stationed to watch for people that will be picking up children from their program after 2:15 p.m.
Help us earn free equipment
As the school year gets underway, please be sure to register your Price Chopper AdvantEdge card with the WES Tools for Schools code 15921. By doing so, you will automatically earn credit for our school every time your AdvantEdge Card is used. Visit the Price Chopper Web site to sign-up today!