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!

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 …

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 …

School immunization requirements for GASD students even Remote Only Learners

All students entering or attending school in New York state, including distance learning only, must be immunized. Your child may be missing one or more immunizations (shots) for school entry or attendance. Please share this document (download below) with your child’s health care provider (MD, NP, PA) so they can provide the immunizations your child …

i-Ready assessments to be completed at home week of Sept. 21

Dear GASD Parents & Guardians, The 2020–2021 school year will be different in many ways. One such way is that we’ll be asking our students in grades 1-8 to take the initial i-Ready Diagnostic at home. It is not a decision we’ve taken lightly, but after careful consideration, we have decided it is the best …

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 …

Elementary students earn PE Leadership Awards

The New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance has announced 2020 winners of Physical Education Leadership Awards honoring students from Barley, McNulty, Marie Curie and Tecler schools. The students were selected based upon their excellence in physical education, leadership ability and service to the community. See the video below for this …

Barkley 5th grade Moving Up video

Barkley Elementary School created a special Moving Up Ceremony video for its fifth graders. View the video below and good luck at the middle school!

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