Response to COVID-19 by the Glens Falls school community

March 30 Parent Update: School budget vote/BOE elections moved to June 1 or later; Superintendent Jenkins’ in-depth interview with LOOK-TV Today, Governor Cuomo signed an executive order that postpones the May 19 school budget vote and Board of Education elections to June 1 or later. Our GFSD Board of Education will continue to comply with …

Continuing learning at home

We encourage parents, guardians, and caregivers to support children’s learning at home during the closure, and direct you to the following pages on the district website for resources: https://sites.google.com/gfsd.org/continued-learning-resources/home. Individual teachers may communicate with students and families to suggest optional activities to keep brains and bodies moving. It is important to note that there are practical limits …

Action Jacksons accomplish hundreds of random acts of kindness

During the whole month of February, students at Jackson Heights were challenged to see how many “Random Acts of Kindness” they could do for friends and neighbors… and they sure shared the love!! ❤️🖤 *Hundreds* of acts were written onto paper hearts and displayed at school for all to celebrate. Have a look at a …

GFHS Theatre Ensemble presents “Just Another High School Play”

The Glens Falls High School Theatre Ensemble is presenting the drama production of “Just Another High School Play” on Friday and Saturday, March 20 & 21 at 7 p.m. in the GFHS auditorium. Tickets are available at the door. $3 for students/children, and $5 for adults. Just Another High School Play by Bryan Starchman is …

Kindergarten registration for September 2020

Welcome, families of five-year-olds! The Glens Falls City School District has a vibrant academic program for our youngest students, designed to foster a love of learning that carries them all the way to graduation and beyond. We welcome new families into this educational journey, and look forward to partnering with parents to help our children …

2020 Founders’ Day Award Winners

The Parent Teacher Student Associations at each school are proud to present the 2020 winners of the Founders’ Day Awards! Each day during Founders’ Week (Feb. 3—7, 2020), we’ll reveal another committed parent volunteer and/or staff member from each school. Each honoree has been selected to recognize his or her service and dedication to go …

Celebrating Support Professionals: Dini Guay, Attendance Clerk at Jackson Heights

“We have a nickname for her,” begins Jackson Heights Principal Carrie Mauro. “It’s ‘Dr. Dini’ because she will often determine the problem (diagnose it), and then come up with a remedy or solution!” Ms. Mauro is talking about Dini Guay, attendance clerk at Jackson Heights Elementary School. And her job involves much more than handing …

“Project Connect” unity chains spread message of kindness

Glens Falls elementary students have joined together—figuratively and literally—to make a powerful, united statement against bullying. Every student at Big Cross, Jackson Heights, and Kensington took part in Project Connect as one of their activities during Bullying Prevention Month in October. Each child wrote a positive or encouraging anti-bullying message on a strip of orange …

Rotary provides “beneficial” dictionaries to entire third grade

“Let’s see if we can find the word ‘beneficial,’” said Glens Falls Rotary volunteer Janice Holding, as a classroom full of third-graders began flipping pages in their brand new dictionaries. Mrs. Holding and her husband, Andy, had just handed every student his or her own dictionary to keep, as part of the Rotary’s international project …

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