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:

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:

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 …

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