Need help organizing your child’s educational records?

Jan. 17, 2019 Are you drowning in multiple copies of evaluations, IEPs, and doctor/school reports? Are you unsure which records you should keep and for how long? If you answered yes, then join us at this interactive workshop for parents, guardians, and advocates of children with special education needs. Participants will learn which documents are important …

How we communicate about school closings and delays

Nov. 14, 2018 The Greater Amsterdam School District called for a two-hour delay Wednesday, Nov. 14 in the first weather-related delay or closing of the season. It’s a good time to recall the different ways the district will communicate about those events. Where should I look for information about delays and closings? In the event of …

Vision, hearing, scoliosis screenings to be completed in school

Oct. 30, 2018 The district’s School Health Services program supports your student’s academic success by promoting health in the school setting.  One way that we provide care for your student is by performing the health screenings as mandated by the State of New York. A letter will be sent home if the screenings find anything …

How to update your contact information

Oct. 24, 2018 Keeping parental contact information up to date is very important to the district, especially in case of an emergency. The district is currently requesting parents of elementary students update their addresses, emergency contacts and phone numbers by filling out a Demographic Validation form.  Students have been given these forms and parents should sign them …

Parent Today: Statistics show importance of hand-washing

September 20, 2018 If you had a nickel for every time you told your children to wash their hands, you’d be rich, right? Think you’re wasting your breath? Consider these statistics from Blue Cross/Blue Shield: Nearly 189 million school days are missed every year due to the common cold. 126 million work days are missed …

All students must prove immunization by Sept. 24

Sept. 11, 2018 NYS Public Health Law Section 2164, requires that schools not permit a child to attend school unless — and until— the parent provides the school with a certificate of immunization.  The Greater Amsterdam School District MUST comply with this NYS Education Department requirement. As such, any student not immunized must be excluded from attending school …

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