Welcome back, GF Nation Families!

Tuesday, Sept. 8 begins our “Back to School” week at Glens Falls City Schools! Our entire school community has been working towards the chance to be back together again … and we are so excited that it’s almost here. As Superintendent Jenkins said on our opening day for staff, we are ALL doing this for the first time, and we are ALL in this together!

You and your children may want to watch this VIDEO that shows some of our new safety protocols in action. While this video was filmed at the Middle School and describes the In-Person/Hybrid model for grades 6-12, similar procedures will be in place at our elementary buildings. It is meant to give you a general feel for getting into the new school groove.

We appreciate the accommodations every family is making to help our students and staff return to learning safely. Staggered arrival and dismissal times, alternating attendance days, and a new block schedule are a lot to keep track of, but we are GFNation STRONG!

To help your family navigate the first weeks of school, here is an outline of the first several days of school for all buildings. If your children only attend school in one building or this outline seems confusing, simply refer to your principal’s welcome letter (BigCross  HighSchool  JacksonHeights  Kensington  MiddleSchool)

Tuesday, Sept. 8th:

HS: In-Person/Hybrid students with last names A-M go to school:

  •     Arrival at 7:30 a.m. for BOCES/CTE students at C Door
  •     Arrival at 8:20 a.m. for all other students, dismissal at 3:01 p.m.
  •     All-Virtual and In-Person last names N-Z: no school.

MS: In-Person/Hybrid students with last names A-L (Blue) go to school:

  •     Arrival at 8:20 a.m. for Grades 5/6; arrival at 8:40 a.m. for Grades 7/8
  •     Dismissal at 2:05 p.m. for Grades 5/6; dismissal at 2:25 p.m. for Grades 7/8
  •     All-Virtual and In-Person last names M-Z (Orange): no school.

BC, JH, KRS: In-Person students with last names A-L go to school:

  •     Arrival at 8:30 a.m. for K/Grade 1; arrival at 8:45 a.m. for Grades 2/3/4
  •     Dismissal at 2:15 p.m. for K/Grade 1; dismissal at 2:30 p.m. for Grades 2/3/4
  •     All-Virtual and In-Person last names M-Z: no school.

 

Wednesday, Sept. 9th:

HS: In-Person/Hybrid students with last names A-M go to school:

  •     Arrival at 8:20 a.m. for all students, dismissal at 3:01 p.m.
  •     All-Virtual and In-Person last names N-Z: no school.

MS: In-Person/Hybrid students with last names M-Z (Orange) go to school:

  •     Arrival at 8:20 a.m. for Grades 5/6; arrival at 8:40 a.m. for Grades 7/8
  •     Dismissal at 2:05 p.m. for Grades 5/6; dismissal at 2:25 p.m. for Grades 7/8
  •     All-Virtual and In-Person last names A-L (Blue): no school.

BC, JH, KRS: In-Person students with last names A-L go to school:

  •     Arrival at 8:30 a.m. for K/Grade 1; arrival at 8:45 a.m. for Grades 2/3/4
  •     Dismissal at 2:15 p.m. for K/Grade 1; dismissal at 2:30 p.m. for Grades 2/3/4
  •     All-Virtual and In-Person last names M-Z: no school.

 

Thursday, Sept. 10th:

HS: In-Person/Hybrid students with last names N-Z go to school:

  •     Arrival at 7:30 a.m. for BOCES/CTE students at C Door
  •     Arrival at 8:20 a.m. for all students, dismissal at 3:01 p.m.
  •     All-Virtual and In-Person last names A-M: no school

MS: In-Person/Hybrid students with last names M-Z (Orange) go to school:

  •     Arrival at 8:20 a.m. for Grades 5/6; arrival at 8:40 a.m. for Grades 7/8
  •     Dismissal at 2:05 p.m. for Grades 5/6; dismissal at 2:25 p.m. for Grades 7/8
  •     All-Virtual and In-Person last names A-L (Blue): no school.

BC, JH, KRS: In-Person students with last names M-Z go to school:

  •     Arrival at 8:30 a.m. for K/Grade 1; arrival at 8:45 a.m. for Grades 2/3/4
  •     Dismissal at 2:15 p.m. for K/Grade 1; dismissal at 2:30 p.m. for Grades 2/3/4
  •     All-Virtual and In-Person last names A-L: no school.

 

Friday, Sept. 11th:

HS: In-Person/Hybrid students with last names N-Z go to school:

  •     Arrival at 8:20 a.m. for all students, dismissal at 3:01 p.m.
  •     All-Virtual and In-Person last names A-M: no school

MS: In-Person/Hybrid students with last names A-L (Blue) go to school:

  •     Arrival at 8:20 a.m. for Grades 5/6; arrival at 8:40 a.m. for Grades 7/8
  •     Dismissal at 2:05 p.m. for Grades 5/6; dismissal at 2:25 p.m. for Grades 7/8
  •     All-Virtual and In-Person last names M-Z (Orange): no school.

BC, JH, KRS: In-Person students with last names M-Z go to school:

  •     Arrival at 8:30 a.m. for K/Grade 1 ; arrival at 8:45 a.m. for Grades 2/3/4
  •     Dismissal at 2:15 p.m. for K/Grade 1; dismissal at 2:30 p.m. for Grades 2/3/4
  •     All-Virtual and In-Person last names A-L: no school.

 

Monday, Sept. 14th:

HS: In-Person/Hybrid students with last names A-M go to school; Virtual learning begins

  •     Arrival at 8:20 a.m. for all students, dismissal at 3:01 p.m.
  •     All-Virtual and In-Person last names N-Z login by 8:30 a.m. to Block 1 Google Meet

MS: In-Person/Hybrid students with last names A-L (Blue) go to school; Virtual learning begins

  •     Arrival at 8:20 a.m. for Grades 5/6; arrival at 8:40 a.m. for Grades 7/8
  •     Dismissal at 2:05 p.m. for Grades 5/6; dismissal at 2:25 p.m. for Grades 7/8
  •     All-Virtual and In-Person last names M-Z (Orange) login by the start of Block 1 Google Meet

BC, JH, KRS: ALL In-Person students go to school; Virtual school GF/SGF begins

  •     Arrival at 8:30 a.m. for K/Grade 1 ; arrival at 8:45 a.m. for Grades 2/3/4
  •     Dismissal at 2:15 p.m. for K/Grade 1; dismissal at 2:30 p.m. for Grades 2/3/4
  •     Virtual School students log in as per teacher instructions for GF/SGF Virtual School

Again, we can’t wait to connect with all of you over the next few weeks!

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” -Arthur Ashe