UPK and Kindergarten registration for the 2021-22 school year will begin on April 19

The Greater Amsterdam School District is pleased to announce Early PreK Registration Lottery starting April 19 to June 1.  Registrations received after June 1 will be based upon availability for incoming Universal Pre-Kindergarten. Kindergarten students may register anytime after April 19 for the 2021-2022 school year.  Due to the Coronavirus pandemic there are no walk-in …

Elementary report cards now available online through the Parent Portal

All Elementary School parents/guardians: Student report cards are now posted on the Parent Portal. Click Here to access the Parent Portal Complete video instructions on how to navigate the Parent Portal are below. Also please note: Your student (5 digit) ID number is required for registration. Your student ID number is their lunch number. Please ask …

Register to vote by May 4 for next budget vote/school board election

Last June, the voters of the Greater Amsterdam School District (GASD) passed a proposition to have continuous voter registration for district budget votes and school board elections. This means that if you are a qualified voter of the Greater Amsterdam School District but are NOT a registered voter with Montgomery County (you aren’t registered to …

GASD reviews Governor’s proposed education budget for 2021-22 – budget boosted by federal aid

Funding levels could change based on future federal actions In mid-January, 2021, Governor Andrew Cuomo outlined a fiscal year 2022 state budget that includes a more than $2 billion increase in funding for schools next year that is dependent on federal stimulus aid now being proposed under the Biden administration. School aid for next year …

GASD received $5,000 Stewart’s COVID relief grant to fund technology purchases

The Greater Amsterdam School District (GASD) has received a $5,000 grant from the Stewart’s COVID-19 Relief Fund to support technology purchases and student learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding, secured through the Capital Region BOCES Grants and Development Service, will be used to purchase: 50 replacement power supplies for portable laptops (“Chromebooks”) used by …

Lynch Literacy Academy making gains in School Improvement Plan

Lynch Literacy Academy administrators, teachers and staff from the school FLEX initiative presented to the GASD Board of Education Wednesday night highlighting the LLA School Improvement Plan. Gains have been made half way through the 2020-21 school year in five targeted areas which include Family Engagement, ELA and Math Achievement, Chronic Absenteeism and Social Emotional …

GASD creating Educational Foundation to enhance opportunities for students and teachers

The Greater Amsterdam School District has begun the process of creating an Educational Foundation to help finance innovative programs that would enhance the academic and personal growth of students and teachers. The foundation would serve as a community support mechanism outside the scope of the district’s annual operating budget, funding project and programs to further …

CARES 3 Applications for Parents and Child Care Programs

Essential workers using a regulated child care provider can receive a scholarship for the cost of child care (while funding lasts). All licensed and regulated providers who are caring for essential workers are able to participate in this new program. Both the parents receiving the scholarship and the child care program enrolling the child must …

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