GASD creating Educational Foundation to enhance opportunities for students and teachers

The Greater Amsterdam School District has begun the process of creating an Educational Foundation to help finance innovative programs that would enhance the academic and personal growth of students and teachers. The foundation would serve as a community support mechanism outside the scope of the district’s annual operating budget, funding project and programs to further …

CARES 3 Applications for Parents and Child Care Programs

Essential workers using a regulated child care provider can receive a scholarship for the cost of child care (while funding lasts). All licensed and regulated providers who are caring for essential workers are able to participate in this new program. Both the parents receiving the scholarship and the child care program enrolling the child must …

GASD switching to an all remote instruction model until Jan. 4

Following a meeting Sunday morning (Dec. 13) with the Montgomery County Department of Health and the Greater Amsterdam School District Administrative Cabinet, a joint decision has been made to suspend in person instruction district-wide at all grade levels until after the holiday break on Jan. 4. This action is being taken due to the rising …

Tecler Student Lighthouse spreads Random Acts of Kindness

Student Lighthouse – the Student Government at Tecler Elementary School – has been working hard on spreading kindness for the past month and would like to share a slideshow of their Random Acts of Kindness. Student Lighthouse advisors are Chrissy Mabie and Caitlyn Braemer. View a Facebook Photo Gallery

Tecler COVID-19 notification

Dear Tecler Students, Families and Staff, Greater Amsterdam School District administrators were notified that a member of the Tecler Elementary School community was laboratory confirmed positive for COVID-19. The individual’s last day in the building was Nov. 30. Upon receiving the information, district officials immediately began working with the Montgomery County Department of Health to …

LLA Turkey Trot top students

Lynch Literacy Academy students participated in our 7th annual Turkey Trot that consisted of a 1-mile virtual run. The 7 top students (not in any particular order) were: Rocco Natale Jr.,, Seamus Clary, Malaki Sheldon, Harrison Hilts, Angel Figueroa Leila Brooks and Avery Crain. View a Facebook Photo Gallery

Important COVID-19 state color zone information

GASD staff, parents/guardians, If you’ve watched the news recently or simply had conversations with friends, relatives or neighbors the topic undoubtedly centers around COVID-19. Will schools be forced to go to all remote instruction again? Will businesses be forced to close?  What are these color-coded COVID “hotspot” regions the government is talking about and what …

COVID-19 notification – Lynch Literacy Academy

Dear GASD parent/guardian or staff, The district learned on Sunday, Nov.29 that a member of the Lynch Literacy Academy community has tested positive for COVID-19. The infected person traveled during the holiday break but tested negative before departing. Upon returning to New York State, however, the person then tested COVID-19 positive. This testing is part …

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