Need help organizing your child’s educational records?

Jan. 17, 2019 Are you drowning in multiple copies of evaluations, IEPs, and doctor/school reports? Are you unsure which records you should keep and for how long? If you answered yes, then join us at this interactive workshop for parents, guardians, and advocates of children with special education needs. Participants will learn which documents are important …

LLA students use earned stamps to get gifts at Holiday Shop

Dec. 27, 2018 Students at Lynch Literacy Academy (LLA) had the opportunity to get gifts for loved ones at the school’s annual Holiday Shop. Organized by the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) committee, students used stamps they earned to “purchase” their gifts. Students can earn stamps from staff members throughout the school year for …

How we communicate about school closings and delays

Nov. 14, 2018 The Greater Amsterdam School District called for a two-hour delay Wednesday, Nov. 14 in the first weather-related delay or closing of the season. It’s a good time to recall the different ways the district will communicate about those events. Where should I look for information about delays and closings? In the event of …

Vision, hearing, scoliosis screenings to be completed in school

Oct. 30, 2018 The district’s School Health Services program supports your student’s academic success by promoting health in the school setting.  One way that we provide care for your student is by performing the health screenings as mandated by the State of New York. A letter will be sent home if the screenings find anything …

Parent Today: Statistics show importance of hand-washing

September 20, 2018 If you had a nickel for every time you told your children to wash their hands, you’d be rich, right? Think you’re wasting your breath? Consider these statistics from Blue Cross/Blue Shield: Nearly 189 million school days are missed every year due to the common cold. 126 million work days are missed …

All students must prove immunization by Sept. 24

Sept. 11, 2018 NYS Public Health Law Section 2164, requires that schools not permit a child to attend school unless — and until— the parent provides the school with a certificate of immunization.  The Greater Amsterdam School District MUST comply with this NYS Education Department requirement. As such, any student not immunized must be excluded from attending school …

College & Career Pathways summer program begins August 22

August 21, 2018 This is a reminder for families of students enrolled in the College & Career P-Tech Pathways program. The Summer Bridge Program, which gives CCP students an opportunity to meet their teachers and other students in the program, will run from Wednesday, August 22 to Friday, August 24*.  Summer Bridge Dates Summer Bridge …

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