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

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 …

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 …

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 …

AHS virtual graduation & diploma celebration for Class of 2020

The Amsterdam High School Class of 2020 attend a diploma celebration on Saturday, June 27 with their families. Best of luck to this very special class! ‘Capping’ off their senior year in style The Class of 2020 expresses themselves through their decorated caps at June 27’s diploma celebration at Amsterdam High School. Virtual graduation ceremony …

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