Important back to school and transportation information

All GASD families should have received their transportation instructions for the new school year in the mail. Please read the transportation card carefully. If the card indicates your student is a CDTA rider to and from Amsterdam High School and that student does not have a pass yet, please reach out and request one. CDTA …

Help shape our new Family University program through a short parent survey

Last spring, during the 2021-22 school year, you may recall the Greater Amsterdam School District conducted a “Parent Satisfaction Survey” on a variety of educational topics/questions related to our schools. That feedback has laid the groundwork for a new program we are offering parents this coming school year called Family University. Family University is a …

Barkley School to host Amsterdam’s first all-inclusive playground

The City of Amsterdam held a groundbreaking ceremony today for Amsterdam’s first all-inclusive, sensory-friendly playground to be constructed in the spring at Barkley Elementary School. NYS Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara worked with the state Legislature to secure $455,000 in funding for the project. An inclusive playground exceeds ADA regulations for accessibility and allows children of all …

Information about before/after school childcare through HealthyKids

Families of The Greater Amsterdam School District, Here is an update on before and/or after school childcare programs that many of you have been inquiring about. GASD is now partnering with the HealthyKids Extended Day Program to provide such care. www.healthykidsprograms.com The focus of HealthyKids is to provide a positive, engaging and stimulating experience that …

Barkley 2022-23 school supply lists

Here are the 2022-23 school supply lists for Barkley Elementary School: Pre-Kindergarten Kindergarten  First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade

Barkley Elementary School Kindergarten Celebration of Learning

Barkley Elementary School held a Celebration of Learning today for its graduating Kindergarten class and future high school Class of 2034. The children wore their graduation caps and gowns and were presented with a class gift from Barkley – a bucket of summer goodies and their grade completion certificate. Parents, family members and friends cheered …

GASD redistricting update for the 2022-23 school year

The Greater Amsterdam School District will implement its full redistricting plan beginning with the 2022-23 school year. The three-year phase in period is coming to an end. This is what parents can expect when students return to school in September, 2022: Beginning in the 2022-23 school year, all students will be in their home designated …

Barkley Elementary celebrates 100th day of school

Barkley Elementary School celebrated the 100th day of school today dressing as one hundred year olds and participating in various learning activities involving 100. View a Facebook photo gallery of this event

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