COVID Update: Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021

Here is a summary COVID update for Wednesday, 1/20, using the best information that has been reported to us, either by a local health department or by parents/guardians/employees. Remember that if any confirmed case requires a mandatory quarantine of other students or adults, we have already contacted parents and staff members separately by phone. GFSD …

GFSD will resume in-person hybrid for Grades 7-12 on Monday, Jan. 25; continue school-based COVID testing

Yesterday (1/19), Glens Falls High and Middle Schools piloted school-based COVID testing as a pathway to safer resumption of classroom-based instruction. School nurses and staff members tested a randomized subset of in-person students, teachers, and staff members from each school. Of the 88 individuals tested yesterday, only one tested positive. While not perfect, these encouraging …

COVID Update: January 19, 2021

Here is a summary COVID update for Saturday, 1/16 through Tuesday, 1/19, using the best information that has been reported to us, either by a local health department or by parents/guardians/employees. Remember that if any confirmed case requires a mandatory quarantine of other students or adults, we have already contacted parents and staff members separately …

Parent notification message for when your child is selected for testing

If and when your child is selected for school-based COVID-19 testing, you will receive the following email: Dear Parents/Guardians: Your child, [FIRST_NAME] has been randomly selected to be part of the school-based COVID testing group at [SCHOOL] on [DATE]. If your child has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days, he/she should not be part …

January 14, 2021: District to pilot school-based COVID testing plan as a pathway to reopening in-person learning in grades 7-12

As we balance our overwhelming desire to get back to in-person learning with the stark realities of the COVID pandemic, GFSD will pilot its school-based COVID testing plan next week as a pathway to safer resumption of classroom-based instruction. On Tuesday, January 19th, a randomized subset of returning fifth and sixth graders, MS teachers, and …

COVID Update: January 12, 2021: Grades K-6 will return to in-person/hybrid on Tuesday, 1/19

Dear Parents and Guardians: We’ve committed to keeping you informed about our pandemic operation plans, as this public health emergency evolves. Friday, we outlined dozens of currently positive COVID cases and mandatory quarantines affecting people in each of our school buildings. The District hasn’t gone one day in January without a new positive case within …

Board of Education Jan. 11, 2021 meeting: live stream

The Board of Education’s January 11, 2021 meeting was live-streamed for members of the community. The virtual meeting began at 7 p.m. and can be viewed below: All Board of Education members and administrators participated remotely via Google Meet. Board of Education agendas and minutes can be found here: https://go.boarddocs.com/ny/gfsd/board.nsf/public  

COVID Update: January 8, 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians: Thank you for your resilience and determination during our first week of all-remote learning. If the current COVID infection trends within our school community continue, we will all need even more tenacity and resolve to keep learning over the next few weeks. We’ll be reaching back out to you early next …

Elementary Remote Learning Plans

To help you prepare for your child’s remote learning experience from Monday, 1/4 through Friday, 1/15, classroom plans have been posted for each teacher here: https://www.gfsd.org/elementary-remote-learning-plans/ For your convenience, the Big Cross plans and teacher emails are listed below. Please check out this helpful resource for logging on to Google Meets and Classroom, Chromebook tech …

COVID Update: Dec. 28, 2020 – GFSD going remote in January

Glens Falls City Schools’ leadership team is extremely disappointed to learn about “an underage drinking/sleepover party” last weekend in a neighboring county involving multiple individuals, some current students, and some recent alumni — many with connections to other Glens Falls students, teachers and staff. More than 10 positive COVID cases have been linked to this …

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