Important COVID-19 update from the Superintendent of Schools

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 …

COVID-19 notification – Barkley School

Dear GASD parent/guardian or staff, The district learned on Friday, Nov.27 that a member of the Barkley Elementary School community has tested positive for COVID-19. The infected, however, was a Remote Only Learning student and never reported to school in-person, thus never came in contact with other students or staff on school grounds. The student …

No Pre-K student transportation available, program begins Dec. 1

This is a note to all Pre-Kindergarten parents in the Greater Amsterdam School District. Just a reminder that the UPK program will be starting up next Tuesday, Dec. 1 and we are pleased to be welcoming back our students. Some people have called us regarding pupil transportation for the program. This is a reminder that …

Tecler decorating for the holidays

With the holidays right around the corner, Tecler Elementary School teachers, students and staff have been doing some decorating around the building to get into the spirit! View a Facebook photo gallery of this event

Barkley hold Google and Give Turkey Trot

Barkley Elementary School held its Google and Give Turkey Trot this week. Students both in-person at school and learning online remotely were encouraged to participate. This is an annual event that encourages active lifestyle and encourages students and staff to donate non-perishable food items for local families in need. Happy Thanksgiving!

Important changes to student meal distribution program effective Dec. 2

The Greater Amsterdam School District announces some changes to its student meal distribution program.  Beginning Dec. 2, meals will be distributed only once a week on Wednesdays and all families MUST COMPLETE an online Google form each Friday prior to meal distribution in order to collect the grab and go meals. Here is the link …

All students to switch to Remote Only Learning Monday/Tuesday Nov. 23-24

Dear GASD staff, students and parents, In order to help mitigate and decrease COVID-related exposures in our area, the Montgomery County Public Health Department, in conjunction with the Greater Amsterdam School District has decided to move all students to Remote Only Learning on Monday, Nov. 23 and Tuesday, Nov. 24. All teachers and staff should …

Amsterdam’s Stanavich signs to play basketball at Mercy College

Congratulations to Amsterdam High School’s Jackie Stanavich, who signed her National Letter of Intent to play women’s basketball at Division II Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY. Stanavich is a 5-foot-9 Rams senior guard/team captain and a member of the Class of 2021. A group of friends and family watched Jackie sign her letter on …

Amsterdam’s Gannon signs to play basketball at Roberts Wesleyan

Congratulations to Amsterdam High School’s Andie Gannon, who signed her National Letter of Intent to play women’s basketball at Division II Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, NY. Gannon is a 5-foot-10 Rams senior forward/team captain and a member of the Class of 2021. A crowd of friends and family watched Andie sign her letter on …

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