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GF arrowhead graphicLetter to parents on the 3-8 ELA and math exams

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 ].

photo of students and staffGFHS Theater Ensemble presents: The Wedding Singer

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.

GF arrowhead graphic2017 Founders' Day Awards: Donnah Digan Lewis

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 volunteers and/or 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 Friday's honoree from Jackson Heights Elementary, parent volunteer Donnah Digan Lewis [ HERE ]

Photo of students/staffUniversal Pre-K classes hold a "Souper Bowl" for Open Door

Universal Pre-Kindergarten students in Sue Williams' classes at Jackson Heights held their own “Souper Bowl” contest in which they tried to collect 51 cans of soup to donate to The Open Door Mission! [ MORE ]

photo of students/staffUniversal Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten registration beginning

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 Jackson Heights on March 9, 2017 - call Susan Loucks at 792-1071 to make your appointment. Read more about kindergarten registration [ HERE ].

Photo of students/staffJH food drive helps Salvation Army meet needs

Jackson Heights students and staff completed a food drive in early December that sent 138 food items to the Salvation Army of Glens Falls! Jeremy Davis' fourth-graders helped load the Salvation Army  van with all the donations on Dec. 14th. Great job, GF Nation!

Photo of students/staffCelebrating ESP Week: Stacy Frandsen

The celebration continues for our super heroes--the many School-Related Professionals who make a difference in the lives of our students! Read more about Thursday's honoree, building aide Stacy Frandsen, [ HERE ].

Photo of students/staffRotary Club provides dictionaries to every third grader

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 ]

Photo of students/staff"Pennies for Pink" effort raises a whopping $2,355.52 for cancer patients

Now in its fourth year—and second school-building headquarters—the annual “Pennies for Pink” drive is still collecting thousands of dollars to get local cancer patients to and from their treatments. Hundreds of dollars at each elementary building, combined with more than a thousand at the Middle School  brought the effort above this year's goal. [ MORE ]

Photo of students/staffFlu Information for 2016-17 school year

Glens Falls school nurses are encouraging families to read the Flu Guide For Parents [ 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 ].

photo of students and staffA note from Superintendent Paul Jenkins

"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 ]

GF arrowhead graphic2016-17 school calendar available here

[ 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.

GF arrowhead graphicEducator scores available to parents and guardians

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 ]