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

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 …

GASD received $5,000 Stewart’s COVID relief grant to fund technology purchases

The Greater Amsterdam School District (GASD) has received a $5,000 grant from the Stewart’s COVID-19 Relief Fund to support technology purchases and student learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding, secured through the Capital Region BOCES Grants and Development Service, will be used to purchase: 50 replacement power supplies for portable laptops (“Chromebooks”) used by …

All GASD students shifting to Remote Only Learning Friday, Jan. 22 through Friday, Jan. 29

All GASD staff and families,  Beginning tomorrow, Friday, January 21, ALL GASD students in Pre-K through Grade 12 will be shifting to Remote Only Learning until Monday, February 1 because of the need to quarantine additional teachers and staff districtwide due to possible exposure to COVID-19.  These new developments occurred today as a result of …

Lynch Literacy Academy making gains in School Improvement Plan

Lynch Literacy Academy administrators, teachers and staff from the school FLEX initiative presented to the GASD Board of Education Wednesday night highlighting the LLA School Improvement Plan. Gains have been made half way through the 2020-21 school year in five targeted areas which include Family Engagement, ELA and Math Achievement, Chronic Absenteeism and Social Emotional …

More school shift to extended Remote Only Learning announced today – Monday, Jan. 11

All GASD staff and families, Four GASD schools are now shifting to Remote Only Learning until Thursday, January 21 because of the need to quarantine additional teachers and staff districtwide due to possible exposure to COVID-19. These new developments occurred on Monday after additional contract tracing was completed. In person learning will be on pause …

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