Positive COVID Case at Wynantskill UFSD

Dear Families,

The Wynantskill UFSD learned this week of 1 positive Covid-19 case, an elementary student. Please monitor your children for any symptoms of COVID-19 and report any absences and positive COVID-19 test results to our school nurse Tricia Gibbs at 518-283-4600.

As a reminder, the school district has moved to a weekly notification email to parents and guardians (rather than sending emails as cases happen. Families of children identified as a close contact at school will continue to receive a phone call from school personnel, consistent with what we have done throughout the pandemic.

Thank you all for your continued support and ongoing efforts to keep Wynantskill UFSD safe and healthy. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly with any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Dr. Mary Yodis
Wynantskill UFSD Superintendent

Parent Orientation Night for Pre-K and Kindergarten on April 6th

Please join us for our in house Pre-K and Kindergarten Parent Orientations on Wednesday, April 6, 2022!

  • Pre-K orientation will be from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Kindergarten orientation will be from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Prospective families and families that have already registered a student are welcome to attend.

During orientation, families will be able to meet the teachers and the principal, view an informative presentation and participate in a Q&A session.

2022 Pre K Parent Orientation

2022 Kindergarten Parent Orientation

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Positive COVID Cases at Wynantskill UFSD

Dear Families,

The Wynantskill UFSD learned this week of 3 positive Covid-19 cases, all elementary students. Please monitor your children for any symptoms of COVID-19 and report any absences and positive COVID-19 test results to our school nurse Tricia Gibbs at 518-283-4600.

As a reminder, the school district has moved to a weekly notification email to parents and guardians (rather than sending emails as cases happen. Families of children identified as a close contact at school will continue to receive a phone call from school personnel, consistent with what we have done throughout the pandemic.

Thank you all for your continued support and ongoing efforts to keep Wynantskill UFSD safe and healthy. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly with any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Dr. Mary Yodis
Wynantskill UFSD Superintendent

Two’s Day (2-2-22)

On Wednesday, we will be celebrating February 2, 2022. This is known as “Two’s Day” (2-2-22). This is the only year this will happen “two” times – Wednesday, 2-2-22 and Tuesday, 2-22-22 during Winter Break. We will be participating in a few fun activities as a school community during the day. We hope your child(ren) can participate in “Twin Day” on Wednesday. Each class will be assigned a color to wear (shirt, pants, hair bow, sneakers, socks…anything you have). See who your Grade level twin will be!

  • Pre-K/4th Grade: Red
  • Kindergarten/5th Grade: Orange
  • 1st Grade/6th Grade: Yellow
  • 2nd Grade/7th Grade: Green
  • 3rd Grade/ 8th Grade: Blue
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School celebrates GD Game Day

Today is National Fun at Work Day. At Gardner-Dickinson, it was known as “GD Game Day.” Students and staff enjoyed trivia and bingo games over the intercom, which included some great prizes from our PTA. The school was also treated to a lunchtime concert by Technology Specialist Anthony Vescio and donated ice cream soda floats from Hannaford, homemade ice cream cookie sandwiches, pretzels, and popcorn. Thank you to our students and staff for coming together to build community and end the week for some fun activities.

Positive COVID-19 Cases at Wynantskill UFSD

Dear Families,

The Wynantskill UFSD learned this week of 8 positive Covid-19 cases, including 5 elementary students and 3 middle school students. Please monitor your child(ren) for any symptoms of COVID-19 and report any absences and positive COVID-19 test results to our school nurse Tricia Gibbs at 518-283-4600.

As a reminder, the school district has moved to a weekly notification email to parents and guardians (rather than sending emails as cases happen. Families of children identified as a close contact at school will continue to receive a phone call from school personnel, consistent with what we have done throughout the pandemic.

Thank you all for your continued support and ongoing efforts to keep Wynantskill UFSD safe and healthy. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly with any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Dr. Mary Yodis
Wynantskill UFSD Superintendent

Academic testing schedule for the week of Jan. 10

Please note the following test schedule at Gardner-Dickinson:

  • January 11th NYS MathTest Simulation – Third through Eighth Grade
  • January 12th NWEA ELA – Kindergarten through Eighth grade
  • January 13th NWEA Math – Kindergarten through Eighth grade
  • January 14th NWEA make ups
  • February 2nd NAEP Reading and Math – Eighth grade

October is National Principals Month

October is National Principals Month – we want to take this opportunity to thank Principal Cornell for her tireless efforts to create an enriched and engaging educational experience for all students at Gardner-Dickinson School.

Fun fact: Mrs. Cornell is an avid bird enthusiast with seven bird feeders at home. Her favorites are cardinals and yellow finches.