Important updates to in person/Remote Only Learning schedules for all GASD students

All GASD staff and families, Beginning tomorrow, some GASD schools will remain on or be shifting to a Remote Only Learning schedule because of the need to further quarantine teachers and staff due to possible exposure to COVID-19. These developments have occurred this morning so please read this notification carefully so you will have the …

GASD new Medicare Advantage offerings with CDPHP and MVP, open enrollment ends Feb. 5

The Greater Amsterdam School District is excited to offer two new Medicare Advantage Plans (MAP) as an alternative to your current Medicare health insurance options for District Retirees and their spouses age 65 and over who have District health insurance and Medicare Part A & B coverage. The open enrollment period is in effect through …

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 …

Important COVID-19 state color zone information

GASD staff, parents/guardians, If you’ve watched the news recently or simply had conversations with friends, relatives or neighbors the topic undoubtedly centers around COVID-19. Will schools be forced to go to all remote instruction again? Will businesses be forced to close?  What are these color-coded COVID “hotspot” regions the government is talking about and what …

Important changes to student meal distribution program effective Dec. 2

The Greater Amsterdam School District announces some changes to its student meal distribution program.  Beginning Dec. 2, meals will be distributed only once a week on Wednesdays and all families MUST COMPLETE an online Google form each Friday prior to meal distribution in order to collect the grab and go meals. Here is the link …

Section II releases winter sports start dates pending state approval

The Section 2 Executive Committee has agreed to begin the “low/moderate risk” winter sport season on December 14,  and “high risk” winter sports on January 4, 2021 in accordance with the Governor Cuomo’s and New York State Department of Health approvals. “Low/moderate risk” winter sports would include school districts that offer Bowling, Gymnastics, Indoor Track …

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 …

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

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