Fewer test questions, extra time, and for the next three years, no
consequences for any teacher in New York because of how his or her students
perform on the 3-8 assessments. Individual student scores will not be on the
student's transcript or permanent record. "We ask you to carefully consider
the significant differences in this testing climate and protocol. If your
child didn’t participate in the ELA or math tests last year—or might not this
year—we respectfully urge you to consider supporting their participation in
the state tests." Read the Superintendent's full letter
[ HERE ],
and see these FAQ slides from NYSED
[ HERE ].
The actors, dancers, artists, and musicians of the High School Theater Ensemble take the stage on April 1st and 2nd to present the musical comedy, "The Wedding Singer!" It's 1985 in New Jersey, and a wannabe rock star (aka a professional wedding singer) is left at the altar and finally changes his tune. Don't miss this fun and funny show -- order your tickets today by calling Kathy Taylor at 798-5476. Adult tickets are $10, and students are $5.
The Parent Teacher Student Associations at each school are proud to present
the 2017 winners of the Founders' Day Awards! These awards celebrate committed parent
staff members from each school. Each honoree has been selected
to recognize his or her service and
dedication to go above and beyond for the students of Glens
Falls City Schools. Read about Wednesday's honoree from
Big Cross Elementary, parent volunteer Dusty Fisher [
The Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) program is a free, half-day, full-year
program for four-year olds. Entry into the UPK class is determined by lottery
each spring. Lottery forms are due by April 13, 2017. Read more about the
UPK lottery application
[ HERE ].
Kindergarten students must be five years old by December 1, 2017 in order to start school in September. Registration for new kindergarten students is held at Kindergarten Round-Up at Big Cross on March 16, 2017 - call Marcia Winslow at 792-2619 to make your appointment. Read more about kindergarten registration [ HERE ].
We just can't say "THANK YOU" enough to our “school superheroes”—our
teacher aides, teaching assistants, secretaries, custodians, and many other
team members—who play a crucial role in every school building, every day. Read
about Friday's honoree, teaching assistant Missy Mallory
[ HERE ].
Big Cross elementary participated in UNITY DAY on October 19th, wearing
PHOTOS ] and standing together against bullying — united for kindness,
acceptance and inclusion. The event by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention
Center is part of National Bullying Prevention Month.
[ MORE ]
Former Superintendent Tom McGowan was back in a Glens Falls classroom this
month, giving a mini-lesson to third graders who had just received their very
own dictionaries. [ MORE ]
Glens Falls school nurses are encouraging families to read the Flu Guide
[ 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 ].
"I would like to welcome everyone back for another great year ahead! The new school year is just around the corner and thanks to the hard work of our faculty, administration, and staff, we are ready for our students to return. [ MORE ]
[ HERE ] is a
one-page printable version of the 2016-17 district calendar that includes
school breaks, holidays, and Regents exam days. The detailed 2016-17 calendar
is in PDF format [
HERE ]. Any district resident may request a printed calendar by
calling the district office at 792-1212.
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 ]