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  • graphic of coding cookies and cocoa event
  • graphic of coding cookies and cocoa event
  • Teacher aide surrounded by smiling students in a classroom
  • large group of students wearing pink for the Pennies for Pink drive
  • elementary-aged girl and two boys smiling outside in sunshine
  • elementary boys with arms around each other smiling on playground
  • four elementary girls smiling sitting on bench outside in sunshine
  • group of elementary kids smiling at desks in a classrooom
  • group of elementary kids smiling at desks in a classrooom
  • five people smiling holding welcome back signs
  • six people outside smiling holding welcome back signs
  • photo of staff and students
  • photo of staff and students

photo of students/staffBus garage property purchase vote set for Jan. 23

On January 23, 2018, Glens Falls City School District residents will consider a plan to mitigate safety concerns and position the district to meet the growing and future needs of our students by purchasing property adjacent to the District’s bus garage and warehouse facility. The district would purchase the property with savings already on hand—meaning there would be no additional cost to the taxpayer, and no debt incurred. [ MORE ]

photo of students/staffDistrict-wide Coding, Cookies, and Cocoa: Friday, 12/15

**Update as of 12/11/17: We are now at FULL CAPACITY for this event! Please call the Technology office at 518-832-4453 if your family is interested, as the event may be repeated based on demand.** Friday, Dec. 15th at 6:30 p.m. in the High School cafeteria, join us for a hands-on maker night where families will create an LED light-up holiday card! Students MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Photo of students/staffCelebrating Education Support Professionals during American Education Week, November 13-17, 2017

Glens Falls City School District celebrates national American Education Week by highlighting our “school superheroes” whose various careers touch the lives of our students and pave the way for success. Education Support Professionals—our teacher aides, teaching assistants, secretaries, custodians, and many other team members—play a crucial role in every school building, every day. Wednesday's honoree is Lori Green, Building Aide at Kensington! [ MORE ]

Photo of students/staffDistrict-wide "Pink-Out" raises awareness of breast cancer

The "Power of Pink" was on display Thursday, October 19th at all Glens Falls City Schools. Students and staff members wore pink and donated coins to the "Pennies for Pink" effort to honor breast cancer survivors, fighters, and families ... and support research, awareness, and hope. [ PHOTO GALLERY ]

Odyssey of the mind graphicJoin an Odyssey of the Mind team! (Or Coach!)

Would your kids like to create an original performance that includes a ride-on vehicle that takes part in a “triathlon?” How about telling a story (with no words!) about a once-famous, but now forgotten, emoji? These endeavors (and more) are challenges in this year's Odyssey of the Mind competition. Teams are forming now - email Asst. Supt. for Curriculum & Instruction, Trent Clay for more details [ HERE ].

ChromebookgraphicInformation for the 2017-18 school year

Welcome back for another great year at Kensington Road School! The first day of school is Wednesday, September 6th, and school starts at 8:30 a.m. Look for your family’s back-to-school packet arriving in your mailbox within the next few days. It contains the PRINTED DISTRICT CALENDAR, and Mrs. Hayes' WELCOME LETTER, among other important information. See you soon!

GF arrowhead graphic2017-18 School district calendars

The detailed school year calendar is no longer mailed to every postal address in the City. A copy is included in each family packet for current students, and any Glens Falls City School District resident may request a calendar by calling the district office at 792-1481. You can download it [ HERE ] as a PDF. A one-page printable version of the calendar that includes school breaks, holidays, and Regents exam days can be downloaded [ HERE ].

Photo of students/staffFlu Information for 2017-18 school year

Glens Falls school nurses are encouraging families to read the Flu Guide For Parents [ AVAILABLE HERE ]. Keep your children safe; make sure they are vaccinated every fall or winter. For more information from the NYS Department of Health, please click [ HERE ].

photo of students and staffSupporting students in multiple ways—that's the GF Nation Fund!

The GF Nation Fund, Inc. consistently supports Glens Falls students at every level—and this fall, that can be taken quite literally. Stability balls now replace half of the chairs in Pam Laurent's third-grade classroom at Kensington Elementary. [ MORE ]

GF arrowhead graphicEducator scores available to parents and guardians

Under education law, parents and guardians of students may request the final quality rating and composite effectiveness score for each teacher and the principal of the school to which their child is assigned for the current school year. Read the process to request APPR ratings and scores [ HERE ]