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 …

2020-21 GASD budget and propositions approved, three re-elected to school board

GASD residents have approved a $75,918,919 district budget for the 2020-21 school year by a vote of 2,023-842. Three other propositions also passed. The vote, which is still unofficial until tonight’s Board of Education meeting, was held by absentee ballot due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the votes were counted over a nearly nine-hour period …

2020-21 school year schedule 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 …

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 …

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