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  • Elementary Principal Message 4.29.21

    Click on header to read this week’s update from the BSCSD elementary principals.

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  • GC PTA Virtual Scholastic Book Fair

    The Scholastic Book Fair is back! While the Fair will be held online again this spring, we still plan on making it a fun and joyous experience for our kids. Click the header to read all the details.

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  • PTA Spring Photo Fundraiser

    One of our most popular fundraisers is right around the corner! Ashley Brown Photography will be holding Spring photo sessions on Wednesday, May 5th (rain date 5/6). Portrait fundraisers are a perfect way to get some updated images of your child(ren) and family, while also supporting our school. All proceeds from this fundraiser will be donated to the Scotties BackPack Program. For more details and to book your session, please visit: www.ashleybrownllc.com/gordoncreek This fundraiser always sells out quickly, so don't delay! Gordon Creek PTA

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Gordon Creek Announcements

  • Gordon Creek Announcements

     

    Please check the website regularly for information and updates on things you and your student should know about what is happening at Gordon Creek.

     

    Staying Vigilant Means Staying Open!

     Now that we have completed the first two weeks of our hybrid learning model, we want to remind you of the need for absolute vigilance in maintaining and ensuring the health and safety of us all.

    1. Masks Matter! Please be sure to remind your child(ren) that masks are to be worn at all times during the day with the exception of when eating and during teacher announced mask breaks. This means keeping the mouth and the nose covered. 
    1. Avoid the Groups! Please be sure to keep yourselves and your children away from large groups where masks are not being worn by all and social distancing is not being practiced. 
    1. Keeping Symptomatic Children Home! When your child has the following symptoms, they are not to attend school:
    • Has a temperature of 100.0 or greater
    • Feels feverish or has chills
    • Has a persistent cough
    • Is experiencing loss of taste or smell
    • Is fatigued/has a feeling of tiredness
    • Has a sore throat
    • Experiences shortness of breath or has trouble breathing
    • Is nauseous or is vomiting
    • Has diarrhea
    • Experiences muscle pain or body aches
    • Has a headache
    • Has nasal congestion/runny nose

    The NYS Department of Health requires that:

    1. Your child may not attend school if they have any of the above symptoms and they must be evaluated by their doctor. In these situations, please call the school’s attendance office or school nurse.
    2. If your child reports to the nurse’s office with any of the above symptoms, you will be called and must pick up your child.
    3. If your child was absent or if they were dismissed from school due to symptoms, they may only return to school with a clearance note from their doctor. If COVID-19 is suspected, your child will be tested and may return to school only with a negative test result and doctor clearance. If your child tests positive, they may return when your local health department clears them. Please do not send your child back to school with their clearance papers until you have spoken to their nurse.

    Your child’s doctor may provide your school nurse with a diagnosis of a chronic condition with unchanged symptoms, or a laboratory confirmed illness, such as influenza or strep throat. COVID testing may not be necessary under these circumstances, but that will be at the discretion of your provider. 

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  • Travel Advisory - Travel Outside NYS

    Families/Staff who are traveling to/vacationing in the states listed on the NYS Department of Health travel advisory page must quarantine for 14 days upon their return.

    Students whose 14 day quarantine carries into the start of the school year will not be allowed to attend school until the quarantine period expires and documentation is provided to the schools.

    For more information, please see https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory

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Gordon Creek Calendar

District News - 2020 -21

  • Board of Education Hosts 2021-22 Budget Hearing

    All staffing and student programming maintained, little to no impact anticipated on tax bills. The annual statewide School Budget Vote and Board of Education Elections will be held on May 18, 2021 from 7:00 am – 9:00 pm. District residents vote at Ballston Spa High School (residents of the Towns of Ballston, Milton and Charlton) and the Malta Town Hall (residents of Malta).

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  • District Receives Support from Malta Food Fest

    The Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce recently presented the Ballston Spa Central School District with a check for $6,910.39 in proceeds generated from this year’s Malta Food Fest.

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  • Get Ready for the Annual Scotties Stampede 5k!

    Everyone in the Ballston Spa school community is invited to join together for our annual 5k for Education Walk/Run, the Scotties Stampede. It will be held on Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 9:00 am, starting at the district’s tennis courts on Garrett Road.

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  • Drive Through Food Pantry - May 10, 2021

    The next FREE food distribution will be held on May 10, 2021 starting at 9:30am at the Ballston Spa National Bank (BSNB) at 990 State Route 67, Ballston Spa. All families/community members are invited to enter the parking lot and remain in their cars while volunteers load FREE food/supplies into their car.

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  • Board of Education Elections - May 18, 2021

    The annual statewide School Budget Vote and Board of Education Elections will be held on May 18, 2021 from 7:00 am – 9:00 pm. District residents vote at Ballston Spa High School (residents of the Towns of Ballston, Milton and Charlton) and the Malta Town Hall (residents of Malta).

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