Students learn about High School choices Spelling Bee winner with family Spelling Bee contestant 2nd graders read letters from Santa's elves Kindergarten Bell Concert Lori Audi and Tina Albert Kindergarten readers Grade-level spelling bee winners Board of Education welcomes new members

8th Graders Learn About High School Choices

Eighth graders learned about their options for High School on Jan. 12 when representatives from Averill Park, Brunswick, East Greenbush, Troy, and Tech Valley High School visited the High School Fair. Read more.

Ryan Bates Wins Spelling Bee

Congratulations to 5th grader Ryan Bates who won Gardner-Dickinson's Spelling Bee on Jan. 10! Ryan's winning word was "ravine". The runner-up was 6th grader Lauren Czubek. More photos.

Video of Spelling Bee

Gardner-Dickinson held its annual Spelling Bee on Jan. 10. Watch a video of the event.

Gr. 2 Receives Letters from North Pole

Second grade classes erupted with excitement on Dec. 22 when a special delivery of letters written by Santa's elves arrived. Here is a short video capturing the excitement. Here are photos.

Video of Kindergarten Bell Concert

Kindergarten held its Holiday Bell Concert on Thursday, Dec. 22. Here is a video.

Food Services Program Earns High Marks

Wynantskill UFSD's Food Services program received high marks from the NYS Education Department's Office of Child Nutrition this month during a routine audit. Read more.

Kindergartners Honored for Reading Progress

Kindergartners were honored at the Dec. 15 Board of Education meeting for their dedication and progress in reading as part of the Royal Recognition program. Great job!

GD Holds Grade-Level Spelling Bees

Grade-level spelling bees for Gr. 3-8 students was held Dec. 6. Congratulations to our students who won and advanced to compete in the school Spelling Bee on Jan. 10! More photos.

Students Spread Good Cheer at Nursing Facility

Builders Club, a student-led service learning organization associated with Kiwanis, helped spread good cheer at Van Rensselaer Manor on Dec. 5 by singing carols to the nursing facility residents. Great job!


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Sign Up for Text AlertsNo School Due to Weather - Tuesday, Jan. 24

Wynantskill UFSD has canceled school today, Tuesday, Jan. 24 due to weather conditions. Posted 1/24/17.



Information About How District Communicates Delays/School Closings

The district would like to inform parents that after receiving numerous parent complaints about morning phone calls regarding school delays or cancellations, we are no longer making those calls in the morning. We will continue to announce delays or cancellations on television, radio, the district website, Facebook, Twitter, eNews, and texts. We also will use the automated phone calls for unexpected emergencies such as when we have to close school early due to weather. We apologize for any inconvenience but we want to respect the wishes of parents who say the early morning phone calls are too disruptive while still making these announcements widely available through other channels. Posted 1/18/17.

Kindergarten RegistrationRegister Kindergartners Now for Fall

If your child will attend kindergarten at Gardner-Dickinson this fall, please register your child now by calling Ms. Fazioli at 283-4600 ext. 10 between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Your child must be 5 years old by Dec. 1 to attend kindergarten this fall. Forms are available on our Registration webpage. Posted 1/05/17.

Sign Up for Text AlertsSign Up for Text Alerts from Wynantskill UFSD

As part of Wynantskill UFSD's continued efforts to improve communication, the district is now offering text alerts for parents who would like to receive them on their cell phones. The district will send text alerts for school delays, school closings, and other important announcements. Read more. Posted 12/20/16.

Sick Child? Call Health Office at 283-4600 ext. 18Sick Child? Call Health Office: 283-4600 ext. 18 by 8:30 a.m.

School Nurse Tricia Gibbs would like to remind parents that if your child is sick or has an appointment, please call the Health Office at 283-4600 ext. 18 by 8:30 a.m. to report the absence. You can leave a message day or night if you know your child will be sick. When your child returns to school, please send a signed written note stating the reason for their absence. Thank you. Posted 1/13/17.

School Bucks Program Update

The Wynantskill PTO would like to let our community know Gardner-Dickinson is currently in 7th place in the School Bucks program. Please remember to turn in your Colonie Center receipts from the holidays as soon as possible because they only count if they are turned in 60 days within the purchase price. More info. Posted 1/16/16.

Website Survey ResultsResults of Community Website Survey

Wynantskill UFSD would like to thank everyone who participated in our community survey about the district website. "The responses helped us better understand how our community uses the website and how we can redesign it to make it easier to navigate and more useful," said Communications Specialist Jason McCord. The website redesign will be launched later this school year. More info on survey here. Posted 1/05/17

Bids & RFPsDistrict Seeks Bids & RFPs for Services

Wynantskill UFSD is seeking bids or RFPs for Attorney Services, Refuse Removal, Snow Removal, and Transportation Maintenance Repair. More info. Posted 1/03/17.


Health Office Miss GibbsPlease Keep Students Home Until Fever-Free for 24 Hours

School Nurse Tricia Gibbs would like to remind parents that when your child is sick, they should be fever-free without medication for 24 hours before returning to school. If your child has vomited within the last 24 hours, they also should stay home. "Please help us keep everyone healthy!" said Ms. Gibbs. Posted 12/22/16.

Please Ensure Students Have Warm Clothing for Recess

With the weather turning much colder, parents are reminded to please ensure their students have warm clothing for school so they can enjoy recess outside or if there is an emergency requiring a building evacuation. Students typically are allowed out for recess (only if they have warm clothing), if the temperature is above 10 degrees, although wind chill and other factors may keep students inside. Thank you. Posted 12/12/16.

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