NYS School Board Recognition Week

We would like to recognize our Board of Education members for all their efforts on behalf of the Wynantskill UFSD – your leadership helps our students and school community to thrive. We appreciate and thank you for your work!


Supt. Yodis (front, center) with Wynantskill UFSD Board members, left to right: (back) Eric Strang, Keith Hirokawa, Cathy Castle and (front) Andrew Lanesey, Darcy Mack



Wynantskill UFSD Gardner-Dickinson

Updated Remote Learning Plan, Code of Conduct and More


Please note that we have recently updated our Remote Learning Plan for the 2021-2022 school year. The document can be found at: www.wynantskillufsd.org/2021-2022-remote-learning-plan-information/

We have also added the document What To Do If Your Child Is Exhibiting COVID Symptoms at Home.

Both can be found on our Opening Plan page, along with several other helpful resources.

Additionally, we have updated our Code of Conduct, which can be found here.



Opt-In To Text Messages from GD


Parents and Guardians – you can take advantage of our text messaging service.

Gardner-Dickinson School utilizes the SchoolMessenger system to deliver text messages, straight to your mobile phone with important information about events, school closings, safety alerts and more.

You can participate in this free service* just by sending a text message of “Y” or “Yes” to our school’s short code number, 67587.

You can also opt out of these messages at any time by simply replying to one of our messages with “Stop.”
SchoolMessenger is compliant with the Student Privacy PledgeTM, so you can rest assured that your information is safe and will never be given or sold to anyone.


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Wynantskill UFSD

Letter About Changing to Remote Learning

Dear Families,

As you know, this school year presents schools and families with many challenges. We are committed to ensuring that our students receive a quality education whether they are attending in-person or remotely. Our district’s remote learning plan has been updated and is available on our website, www.wynantskillufsd.org. This plan will go into effect anytime we need to move to remote learning whether it is for days or weeks, or for the entire school, or for just one classroom or for individual students.

There may be times that a student may be ill, quarantined or awaiting a COVID-19 test, causing them to miss school. After you have notified School Nurse Tricia Gibbs at 518-283-4600 ext. 18, you may request that your child continue to participate in their classroom instruction through remote learning by emailing Mr. Peter Mesh at pmesh@wynantskillufsd.org.

Our remote learning option comes with the following requirements:

  • You certify that your household has stable internet access and devices equipped with internet capabilities for your child(ren) to access the remote instruction and coursework.
  • Your child will follow the District’s attendance policy and attend every day of virtual instruction, absent a valid legal excuse.
  • Your child must be logged in to virtual learning throughout the entire day, according to his/her class’ schedule, including having their web-camera on live and participating in their academic schedule as if they were receiving in-person instruction.
  • Your child must complete and submit all required coursework, as assigned by their teachers.
  • Your child must maintain adequate academic progress throughout their virtual learning, or your child will have to return to school.
  • Your child and anyone present during virtual instruction is prohibited from altering, reproducing, videotaping or audiotaping the virtual instruction, or utilizing the teacher’s or any other student’s image, likeness or voice, nor shall they publicly disseminate, reproduce, distribute, or otherwise publicize the virtual instruction on social media or any other platform.
  • If the District determines your child(ren) is not complying with these requirements, your child(ren) may be required to return to in-person instruction, as identified in the District’s Reopening Plan.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this letter, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you.

Dr. Mary Yodis
Superintendent of Schools