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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: Erin Harrington

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 Tuesday's honoree from Kensington Elementary, parent volunteer Erin Harrington [ HERE ]

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 Kensington on March 6, 2017 - call Kathy Thomson at 793-5151 to make your appointment. Read more about kindergarten registration [ HERE ].

photo of students and staffExercise is Queen, Nutrition is King

Ambitious fourth-graders Emma Canale and Molly Mulholland have created some awesome bulletin boards in the KRS gym. PE teacher, Mrs. Nicole Sherman, casually mentioned that she needed to change the bulletin boards in the gym and the girls came up with the themes, phrases, and artwork for the boards, all on their own. Mrs. Paula Beames assisted the girls with the letters, and the rest is history!! Creative, colorful boards, with great advice, now greet all visitors to the KRS gym. Thank you Molly and Emma!

Photo of students/staffCelebrating ESP Week: Wayne MacDuff and Joanne Truchon!

It's a "Two-Fer Tuesday" as we continue to celebrate national American Education Week by highlighting 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. Tuesday's honorees are maintenance supervisor Wayne MacDuff [ MORE HERE ], and teaching assistant Joanne Truchon [ MORE HERE ].

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 staffThird-grader making a difference for Open Door

A big-hearted third grader is leading the charge for change ... five-cent deposits, to be exact. Earlier this month, Kensington student Tristan Lane unselfishly decided to donate money he received as a gift to a local charity, the Open Door Mission. But he didn't stop there. [ MORE ]

photo of students and staffSupporting students in multiple ways—that's the GF Nation Fund!

The GF Nation Fund, Inc. consistently supports Glens Falls students at every level—and this fall, that can be taken quite literally. Stability balls now replace half of the chairs in Pam Laurent's third-grade classroom at Kensington Elementary. [ MORE ]

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 ]