Wynantskill UFSD

EMERGENCY EARLY RELEASE – DEC. 9

Gardner-Dickinson School will close early today, Monday, Dec. 9 due to a lack of running water.

  • Grades 6-8 will dismiss at 12:00 p.m.
  • Pre-K through Grade 5 will dismiss at 12:40 p.m.
  • Afterschool care is also canceled (both Y-Time and CASE).
  • All students will receive lunch.

We apologize for this emergency dismissal. The water pressure has dropped since school started this morning and we no longer can operate schools, per State Education Department requirements.

Students with local police

Lockdown Drill Helps Keep Students Safe

Wynantskill UFSD held a lockdown drill Dec. 9 to help keep students and staff safe.

The drill allows the district to practice safety procedures and ensures police are familiar with our building in the event of an emergency.

Thank you to the Town of North Greenbush Police Department for assisting us with this drill and their commitment to keeping our students safe.

Rebecca Davis

GD Welcomes New School Psychologist & CSE Chair

Rebecca Davis

Wynantskill UFSD is proud to welcome Rebecca Davis, the school’s new School Psychologist and Committee for Special Education Chairperson.

Ms. Davis said she is excited to get to know and work with families, noting she entered her field wanting to work with elementary and middle school children. The size of Gardner-Dickinson School is also a great fit, she added.

“I’m passionate about what I do and I try to show that every day,” Ms. Davis said. “I have an open door policy. If anyone has any questions about special education or how students are doing academically, socially, emotionally or behaviorally, they can come to me.”

In her role as a school psychologist, Ms. Davis will help create a safe and supportive learning environment for all students by working closely with teachers, parents, students and community members. She also will provide counseling services and social skill lessons for students and will serve as a resource for families.

As CSE Chairperson, Ms. Davis will work with the Special Education Committee and collaborate with families to develop Individualized Education Programs for students.

Ms. Davis earned a bachelor’s degree from the University at Albany and a master’s degree in school psychology at Marist College. She previously worked for Berkshire Union Free School District and Lincoln Hall Boys’ Haven.

“We are so fortunate to have Ms. Davis join our team,” said Superintendent Dr. Thomas Reardon. “We had a very competitive pool of applicants and to have someone with such diverse experience who has worked with students from elementary through high school and is so eager to work with families will make her a positive addition to Gardner-Dickinson.”

Lost and Found Items

Please Check Lost & Found

Lost and Found Items

The school’s Lost & Found is full with jackets, hats and other clothing items.

Parents are encouraged to check Lost & Found, which is located outside the Health Office (near the gym entrance).

Thank you.

Honor Rolls

1st Quarter Honor Rolls Announced

High Honor Roll

Grade 7: Gideon Abbas, Juliana Brammer, Majella Briggs, Elizabeth Carbone, Joseph Coonan, Charlize DeLair, Briana Giles, Gianna Gross, Isabella Maroncelli and Laila Thomas.

Grade 8: Ryan Bates, Braden Ceresia, Christina Decker, Samantha Flagg, Gabriela Geise, Molly Graiff, Angela Lanesey, Mia Lucey, Ethan Nardacci, Chloe Rodriguez, Taylor Schoonmaker, Athena Seebald and Laura VerWys.

Honor Roll

Grade 7: Katriona Backaus, Kade Baker, Eleazar Bilek, Spencer Giles, Gabriella Gumlaw, Ethan Keenan, Maura Lander, Joseph Leinfelder, Maximus Remington, Ava Reo, Gabriella Rokjer, Marcus Rokjer, Caleb Rupp, Michaela Ryan, Avary Vejvoda, Alexis Vincent, Hailey Wagner, Carley Walsh and Brooklyn Wells.

Grade 8: Sydney Davey, Madeline Defreest, Ethan Hallenbeck, Jireh Henriquez, Owen Hirokawa, Alexander Kaplan, Anya Kulzer, Rita Lin, Isabela Niver, Olivia Palmer, Keely Panichi, Alivia Reo, Max Ryan, Abram Weatherwax and Carter Zimmerman.

Student reads to therapy dog

Therapy Dogs Help Students with Reading

Student reads to therapy dog

Gardner-Dickinson students have been reading to therapy dogs this year to help them with their reading.

Reading Specialist Katie Sheehan explained the therapy dogs help students feel more comfortable and motivates them to read.

Thank you to Therapy Dogs International for bringing Buddy to our school!