Superintendent’s update on switch to four-day in-person learning on March 16

GASD parents and students, I’d like to take a minute to provide you with an updated on our plans for shifting Pre-K-5 students back for in-person instruction four days per week beginning Tuesday, March 16. This change essentially ends the need for the elementary level Purple and Gold hybrid groupings we formulated in September during …

Barkley students celebrate Kindness Month video

Barkley Elementary School Kindergarten and first grade students celebrated Kindness Month by singing “Skinnamarink” in music class! Watch the video with this Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/AmsterdamSchools/videos/451850639575126

Watch Girls Rams basketball online tonight at 5 pm

Watch our Rams compete on the basketball court this season. View sports online by visiting the links below. Spectators will not be allowed, but the games will be streamed and recorded for viewing online. Watching links below: Friday, Feb. 26 5 p.m. Girls Varsity Basketball – Oppenheim-Ephrata/St. Johnsville vs. Amsterdam – home https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfCotXzDFlyr8aWHCiOQ86g

Board of Education Audit Committee meeting live streamed March 3

The Greater Amsterdam School District Board of Education Audit Committee will hold a meeting on Wednesday, March 3, at 2 p.m. to approve a one year contract extension for the external auditors, West & Company.   The meeting will be held at the District’s Central Office but due to the COVID-19 pandemic the meeting will be …

Class of 2021 – Final senior portrait session is March 3

Class of 2021: Wednesday, March 3 will be your last chance to be photographed for the senior section of the yearbook. Please go online to prestigeportraits.com to schedule your photo session time. Enter ‘Amsterdam’ and ‘New York’ and once the school name populates below that, click on the school name and follow the prompts to …

Barkley King/Queen of Hearts fundraiser

The Barkley Elementary School PBIS team hosted the annual King/Queen of Hearts fundraiser this month. This year the proceeds went to our local medical first responders. View a video of this event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AmsterdamSchools/videos/170710271492301

GASD to shift to 4 day in-person learning for UPK-5 students March 16

GASD students and families, I am excited to announce that in a few weeks we will be opening our elementary schools for in person instruction four days a week, effectively eliminating the Purple and Gold hybrid attendance groupings for UPK-5 students. Here is how it will work: General Education This change for elementary students will …

Board of Education approves Boys & Girls Varsity/JV Basketball

High-risk winter sports will be permitted to be played in Montgomery County as of Feb. 1, County Executive Matthew L. Ossenfort and Public Health Director Sara Boerenko announced. The Greater Amsterdam Board of Education met on Feb. 1 and gave Boys and Girls Varsity and JV Basketball the go-ahead with specific safety protocols in place.  …

GASD reviews Governor’s proposed education budget for 2021-22 – budget boosted by federal aid

Funding levels could change based on future federal actions In mid-January, 2021, Governor Andrew Cuomo outlined a fiscal year 2022 state budget that includes a more than $2 billion increase in funding for schools next year that is dependent on federal stimulus aid now being proposed under the Biden administration. School aid for next year …

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