Parents: Watch for symptoms in your children

Dear Parents and Guardians: While we *love* having all of our students together, learning and thriving in our buildings, we need your assistance on a specific concern. Our school nurses are seeing many children coming to school with obvious head colds, stomach bugs, and “allergies” that haven’t been documented by the child’s pediatrician. Please, DO …

Sign up today: October 5th COVID vaccine clinic at GFMS

Since the pandemic began, more than 1.5 million adolescents ages 12-17 years have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and more than 13,000 have been hospitalized, according to CDC data. The pandemic also has taken a toll on children’s mental and emotional health, social well-being and their educational experience. Health officials stress that the vaccine for kids …

Important traffic safety procedures for the Middle and High Schools

Dear MS/HS Parents and Guardians: As your family’s school routine settles into a groove, please pay special attention to our traffic procedures for arrival and dismissal. Above all, we need to keep our kids safe. This will require extra patience and concentration by drivers moving around our school neighborhoods — particularly at the Middle School’s …

Vaccine clinic availability and COVID Update: Sept. 27, 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians: Warren County remains in a “High” community transmission zone. Here is a summary COVID update for Monday, 9/27, 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 …

GFSD increases school community support with new pandemic response position

To further enhance the district’s multi-faceted response to the pandemic and its effects on students, staff, and families, Glens Falls City Schools is creating a new, district-level pandemic response coordinator position to be filled by Ms. Carrie Mauro, current Jackson Heights elementary principal. Mrs. Amanda Simmes, long-time teacher, instructional coach, and educational leader, will take …

FYI on “daily” COVID updates

Dear Faculty, Staff, and Families: As a district, we remain committed to complete, transparent, and professional communication, centered around the idea that building a well-informed school community creates a stronger foundation for success in every goal we set. To this end, we email and post near-daily COVID updates for our school community members that note …

Parent letter on TikTok trend

GFMS Families, A recent topic trending among children and teens on TikTok is called “Devious Licks” where students steal objects and show off what they’ve taken in their own social media posts. Unfortunately, this trend has made its way into our school. We have already had incidents of stolen items and vandalism that mimics the …

Board of Education: September 13 meeting live stream

The Board of Education’s September 13, 2021 meeting was live-streamed for members of the community.  The meeting began at 7 p.m. in the High School auditorium and can be viewed below. Board of Education agendas and minutes can be found here: https://go.boarddocs.com/ny/gfsd/board.nsf/public  

Click to sync the 2021-22 calendar to your phone!

Due to the dynamic nature of the COVID pandemic, we strongly encourage parents and students to download all of the Google Calendars (by building, day rotation, etc.) that pertain to your family. **Leave “District Events” checked to get recess days, school breaks, etc.** To download one or more school calendars to your phone, tablet, or …

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