GASD UPK program to start up Dec. 1

We are pleased to announce that the Greater Amsterdam School District will begin Universal Pre-Kindergarten instruction for the 2020-21 school year on December 1, 2020. The program, delayed in September due to financial issues and COVID-19 restrictions, was given the go-ahead at the October 23 Board of Education meeting. Parents who have already registered for …

Follow up notice on bus driver shortage, 6-12 school schedule changes

October 23, 2020 Dear GASD parent/guardian/staff member, This is a follow up to yesterday afternoon’s correspondence (see message below) on our district shifting from in person to remote only learning for students in grades 6-12 due to a lack of bus drivers to transport students to school. Although a driver in the transportation company the …

COVID case notification

Dear AHS parent/guardian, The district has been notified that a member of the Amsterdam High School community has tested positive for COVID-19. The person was in school on Oct. 13, 2020. We are currently working closely with the Montgomery County Department of Health to identify this individual’s contacts at the school. The Montgomery County Department …

Thank you GASD Board of Education!

This week, Oct. 19-23, is National School Board Appreciation Week. GASD honors our dedicated Board of Education members for their commitment and service and thanks them for volunteering their time and effort for the education of our community’s children. Thank you, Board of Education!

Nov. 2 deadline for students to switch to in-person learning

GASD Parent/Guardian, Back in the summer you may have chosen the Remote Only Learning (ROL) model for your child(ren) for the start of the 2020-21 school year and committed to this option through the first trimester (elementary) or first quarter (middle and high school). As the first trimester and quarter come to an end next …

CASDA online college fair opportunities

Amsterdam High School students, This year CASDA (Capital Area School Development Association) is sponsoring virtual college fairs. Over 50 colleges are participating in this event.  Dates and times vary by organization. Please see the link below to learn more about colleges participating and to register. Please contact your guidance counselor with questions.   https://www.casdany.org/fall-college-fairs

GASD launches Parent Square communications network

We are very excited to be adopting a new form of communication at the Greater Amsterdam School District. Parent Square has replaced School Messenger and is designed to keep parents informed and facilitate participation at school. It provides a safe way for the school principals, teachers, staff, and parents to: Send and receive district-wide, school …

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