COVID-19 update: March 27 – School/office closures extended until April 15, No in-person tax payments

Given that this is a fluid and potentially rapidly developing situation, we will use this web page to share information and resources as the circumstances warrant. Any time-sensitive, critical information will be shared via the district’s School Messenger notification system, which can send e-mails, text messages and phone calls. Please check back frequently for updates March 27, 2020 …

Lybolt named 2020 Collaborative Teacher of the Year

Rosanne Lybolt, an Instructional Coach at Marie Curie Institute, has been named 2020 Collaborative Teacher of the Year by the HFM BOCES School Library System. Lybolt was nominated for the award by MCI media specialist Laura Campagna for her “enthusiastic” collaboration with Campagna in the library with her students. Lybolt exhibited excellence in working collaboratively …

All school board meetings to be broadcast online until further notice

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic and the closure of all GASD schools and offices, all Board of Education meetings will now be broadcast online until further notice. Gov. Cuomo, by executive order, has made revisions to New York State’s Open Meeting Law to allow this change due to public health concerns surrounding large group gatherings. …

McNulty Read for Ronald McDonald House raises over $500

Congratulations to McNulty Academy students and families who participated recently in the Read for Ronald McDonald House program and raised $540 for the organization.   “Read for Ronald McDonald House encourages children in their achievements in reading, a core skill that is vital to their future success in life’,” the website notes. “By participating in …

Student meal distribution information during school closures

Breakfast and Lunch for Students The Greater Amsterdam School District is committed to continuing to serve our students meals during the scheduled school closure.  The District will provide “grab and go” meals to students during the school closure period. The following schools are open from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m., weekdays throughout the school closure: Amsterdam …

LLA Kindness Club promotes random acts of kindness

A belated Shout Out to Lynch Literacy Academy and students who participated in the Kindness Club’s February Random Acts of Kindness Challenge. The top photo is a shot of our members who created the daily challenges, the bottom photos is of our students who turned in their calendars. Students were presented with Certificates of Participation, …

GASD providing child care for essential health care workers

If your child is three years old or older and currently enrolled in the Greater Amsterdam School District, in accordance with state guidelines related to the COVID-19 response effort, the district is working with local child care providers to support essential personnel in our community. Again, please note your student has to be currently enrolled …

Student Academic/Support resources during school closures

Dear GASD Students and Families, Our team at school has been working diligently to create learning materials and resources that students can use to practice skills, review content and explore topics while school is closed. These resources are now available to you in shared Google folders. They may be updated from time to time. We recognize …

Barkley celebrates National Pi Day, raises funds to fight cancer

Barkley Elementary School students celebrated National Pi Day Friday, purchasing tickets for a chance to throw a “pie” at a staff member during a school-wide assembly. The proceeds were donated to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

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