2020-21 budget and school board elections, mail-in ballot voting ends June 9 at 5 p.m.

District faces severe state revenue losses/cuts due to COVID-19 Greater Amsterdam School District residents are being asked to vote on a proposed $75,918,919 budget for the 2020-21 school year by mail-in ballot only. Ballots must be received by 5 p.m. June 9 to qualify. A public hearing on the proposed budget was held on Tuesday, …

COVID-19 update: May 22 – Last day of instruction June 17, Next year’s school schedule now available

Given that this is a fluid and potentially rapidly developing situation, we will use this web page to share information and resources as the circumstances warrant. Any time-sensitive, critical information will be shared via the district’s School Messenger notification system, which can send e-mails, text messages and phone calls. Please check back frequently for updates May …

Letter to families regarding remote instruction/grading for remainder of school year

Dear GASD Families, As you may already know, Governor Cuomo issued an executive order extending school closure through the end of the school year. During this time, GASD will continue to provide remote learning through Google Classroom, meals for students (distributed Monday, Wednesday, Friday), and connect families of emergency workers with childcare resources. Students should …

Ruberti named next Amsterdam Superintendent of Schools

The Greater Amsterdam School District Board of Education has named a local school district administrator and lifelong area resident to be its next Superintendent of Schools. Richard Ruberti Jr., the current superintendent of the Wheelerville Union Free School District, was appointed by the Amsterdam board Tuesday, April 28. He will assume the superintendent’s position in …

UPK and Kindergarten registration underway

The Greater Amsterdam School District has begun accepting online registration for new Universal Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students for the 2020-21 school year. Please note that due to the Coronavirus pandemic and the closure of our buildings, there are no walk-in registrations at this time. We know this is new for many parents. If you need …

Instructional information and resources for students/families

GASD learning from home instruction begins April 1 The mission of GASD is to educate and prepare all students to reach their potential, discover their purpose and be engaged community members. The COVID-19/Coronavirus public health emergency has challenged us to find new ways to stay focused on this mission. A longer than expected closure of …

All school board meetings to be held remotely until further notice

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic and the closure of all GASD schools and offices, all Board of Education meetings will now be held remotely (no in-person audience) until further notice. Gov. Cuomo, by executive order, has made revisions to New York State’s Open Meeting Law to allow this change due to public health concerns surrounding …

Student meal distribution information during school closures

Breakfast and Lunch for Students The Greater Amsterdam School District is committed to continuing to serve our students meals during the scheduled school closure.  The District will provide “grab and go” meals to students during the school closure period. The following schools are open from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (2 lunches …

GASD providing child care for essential health care workers

If your child is three years old or older and currently enrolled in the Greater Amsterdam School District, in accordance with state guidelines related to the COVID-19 response effort, the district is working with local child care providers to support essential personnel in our community. Again, please note your student has to be currently enrolled …

Student registration now being done online

The district has started online student registration due to the current COVID-19 circumstances. Please use the links below to register: Parent Portal Login https://parentportal-neric.eschooldata.com/Amsterdam Parent Portal Registration Link https://parentportal-neric.eschooldata.com/Register.aspx Online Registration Link https://parentportal-neric.eschooldata.com/Amsterdam/register/0/en

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