Cuomo sets July 31 deadline to submit school reopening plans, parent & staff surveys still underway

July 8, 2020 Governor Andrew Cuomo, at his press briefing today, gave an official timeline for districts to submit school reopening plans and said he will make a decision by early August on whether or not to reopen schools statewide in the fall. Cuomo said the state will release finalized reopening guidance for school districts …

GASD 2020-21 tax bills mailed, no in-person payments allowed due to COVID-19

Greater Amsterdam school tax bills for the 2020-21 fiscal school year were mailed on June 30, 2020, and are paid in four installments. No in-person tax payments are allowed at this time due to COVID-19 restrictions. GASD school taxes may be paid by check and mailed to Greater Amsterdam School District, P.O. Box 14526, Albany, NY …

AHS virtual graduation & diploma celebration for Class of 2020

The Amsterdam High School Class of 2020 attend a diploma celebration on Saturday, June 27 with their families. Best of luck to this very special class! ‘Capping’ off their senior year in style The Class of 2020 expresses themselves through their decorated caps at June 27’s diploma celebration at Amsterdam High School. Virtual graduation ceremony …

GASD to continue remote learning for the ESY Program this summer

Governor Cuomo signed an Executive Order earlier in June allowing school districts the option of running in-person summer programs for students with special needs. GASD has had several discussions with the Department of Health, surrounding school districts, and New York State Department of Education to consider what action to take. Our first priority remains the …

Longtime GASD educators retiring

The Greater Amsterdam School District says goodbye to these longtime educators who are leaving us at the end of the 2019-20 school year for retirement. Together, their careers total more than 125 years of experience serving GASD students. Good luck to them as they start a new chapter in their lives. They will be sorely …

LLA 8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony

Please enjoy watching the LLA 8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony video and join us in celebrating the accomplishments of the students.  Congratulations and best of luck to everyone!

2020-21 GASD budget and propositions approved, three re-elected to school board

GASD residents have approved a $75,918,919 district budget for the 2020-21 school year by a vote of 2,023-842. Three other propositions also passed. The vote, which is still unofficial until tonight’s Board of Education meeting, was held by absentee ballot due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the votes were counted over a nearly nine-hour period …

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