Follow up notice on bus driver shortage, 6-12 school schedule changes

October 23, 2020 Dear GASD parent/guardian/staff member, This is a follow up to yesterday afternoon’s correspondence (see message below) on our district shifting from in person to remote only learning for students in grades 6-12 due to a lack of bus drivers to transport students to school. Although a driver in the transportation company the …

Nov. 2 deadline for students to switch to in-person learning

GASD Parent/Guardian, Back in the summer you may have chosen the Remote Only Learning (ROL) model for your child(ren) for the start of the 2020-21 school year and committed to this option through the first trimester (elementary) or first quarter (middle and high school). As the first trimester and quarter come to an end next …

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 …

Oct. 30 is AM Remote Only Learning day for all GASD students

Friday, Oct. 30 will  be an AM remote learning day for all GASD students. There will be no in person learning scheduled. Oct. 30 is an elementary conference day and a staff development day at the secondary level, both in the afternoon.

In school physicals on hold through remainder of 2020

There will be no in school physicals given until at least through 2020 due to health department guidance related to COVID-19.  This includes all sport physicals and required appraisals at all grade levels. New York state will re-evaluate in January whether or not schools can resume physicals in school. View state guidance on physicals

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 …

Important update on in-person and Remote Only Learning

The district and school offices continue to receive daily phone calls and messages about in-person and Remote Only Learning changes. School schedules and bus routes have been finalized at this point so we apologize but the district can no longer accommodate changes of any kind. Please be aware that: The deadline has passed to sign …

Foothills Council to play low-risk, varsity-level contests this fall

After a series of meetings and a thorough review of guidance from the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA), Section 2 and the NYS Department of Health, the Foothills Council has decided to move forward with playing low-risk fall (season 1) athletics at the varsity level, with a Sept. 21 start date …

GASD announces in-person learning schedule changes

After a more than four-hour meeting tonight (Sept. 16), the Greater Amsterdam Board of Education approved the following  school opening schedule changes for the 2020-21 school year: No change: Start of the Pre-Kindergarten program will continue to be delayed through Nov. 30. Further decisions to be made on when/if this will start due to financial …

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