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Gloversville Enlarged School District

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June 21, 2018

Resources For Gloversville Parents

This page includes a variety of resources designed to help parents and their students succeed while in school. Gloversville believes that students learn best when parents and teachers work together as partners.

Accelerated Reader

To visit the Accelerated Reader page click here.

Early Learning Newsletter

To read the state Office of Early Learning March 2016 newsletter click here.

Early Learning Resources

Resources and information for parents of early learners can be found on the Parent Page of the New York State Department of Education Office of Early Learning's website. Click here to visit the OEL page.

Advantage After School Program

The Advantage After- School Program strives to provide parents with a safe after-school environment for their children to improve their social, emotional and academic competencies, as well as reduce negative youth behavior. Learn more

Lead testing information

On Sept. 6, 2016, New York state became the first state in the nation to require all public schools and BOCES to test all sources of drinking water for lead.  View more information about water testing in schools.

Parent Portal

Gloversville parents of middle and high school students have access to their child's attendance record, grading information and schedule, on-line through the Parent Access Portal.

Parent Involvement Policy

The district encourages the participation of parents of students in  their child's education. View the district's parent involvement policy here: Parent Involvement Policy

Literacy, math and ELA resources for parents

The district's elementary curriculum office recommends the following resources for parents to help develop  literacy, math and English language arts skills at home: Homework resources for parents

Parent Rooms

A designated parent room in all district schools is a comfortable place for parents (families) to get information on parental involvement and various issues that their children may be having in school. The rooms are also designed to work as a pathway for communication between parents, community resources, and the school district. Connections will be made between parents, teachers, and community agencies to provide resources and support with raising successful children. Parents can be connected to services, such as job training, parenting classes, GED classes, nutritional information, clothing or school supplies and medical needs. The pleasant rooms offer coffee, games, computer access and more.

Is your emergency contact information up-to-date?

If your child became seriously ill at school, could we reach you? If there were an emergency school closing, how would we let you know?

Whether for a snow day or some school emergency, school officials occasionally need to contact parents/guardians with important information. We rely on the emergency contact information that you provide at the beginning of each year. But, people move; phone numbers and e-mail addresses change. In the event of an emergency, could we reach you? Don't leave things to chance; please contact your school with any changes to your emergency contact information.

Annual Notifications

The Gloversville Enlarged School District is required to provide the following notifications to parents on an annual basis. They have been posted for your convenience. Read more

SNN (School News Notifier)

By logging in to SNN and creating a profile, parents are able to receive district news delivered directly into their email inbox. Parents and community members are in control of what news they want to receive: district news, athletics, GMS, GHS, all five elementary schools, or just emergency closings and delay information - or all of the above. Visit SNN today to stay in the loop!

Student Behavior

Students, parents and school personnel must work together to ensure an orderly and pleasant learning environment. We encourage students to become more responsible for their own actions and to understand and accept the range of consequences of these actions. School rules may be found on each school homepage.

Absences and Tardiness

Under the school attendance Laws of New York State, parents are responsible for their children’s regular attendance and punctuality. Legal reasons for absence include illness of a child, emergency illness in the family, death in the immediate family, inclement weather and religious observances. A written excuse stating the date and the reason for the absence should be signed by the parent/guardian.


GESD provides tutoring to resident students enrolled at school who are unable to attend school due to medical or disciplinary reasons. For more information, contact the Superintendent's Office at 775-7500. Review the procedure below:

District attendance policy available

Attendance is a critical factor for educational success. Regular attendance and punctuality will improve a student’s grades, enthusiasm for education, involvement in school activities, and social life. Consistent school attendance, improved academic performance and school completion will contribute to the district’s efforts to reach the higher standards established by the Board of Education. The district has a comprehensive attendance policy in place for all students, which is available for review at your child’s school and the District Office.

Helping Parents Deal with Issues

Parents are a child's first teachers and their best advocates all through school.

To be effective in their many roles, parents need information. That's why we've developed this section of the Gloversville Enlarged School District Web site. The articles and links contained herein cover a wide variety of topics. But they are all designed with one goal in mind: To help you help your child become a more successful learner.

Start here by picking the age and stage that fits your needs:

High School

Middle School

Elementary School


APPR - Annual Professional Performance Review

APPR stands for Annual Professional Performance Review, and it is the process by which teachers and principals are evaluated in New York state. The purpose of APPR is to empower educators to improve the quality of instruction in schools and, in turn, to improve students’ performance and readiness for colleges and careers.

APPR plans must meet strict state guidelines and are negotiated with local unions. Under state guidelines, APPR takes into account classroom observations, student test scores, and a variety of achievement and assessment measures – many of which are decided at the local level. Teachers and principals across New York ultimately receive a number grade every year, which equates to an effectiveness rating.

APPR Parent Information Notice

All parents/guardians have the right to obtain the APPR quality ratings and composite effectiveness scores for their child's teacher(s) and principal(s) once the scores are officially available in accordance with state law. Forms are available in the superintendent’s office. Contact Danielle Graham or Liz Fliegel for details at 775-5791.

Teach More, Test Less: Testing Transparency Report

The New York State Education Department and local school districts continue to work together to look for ways to reduce testing that is not needed without sacrificing the valuable information provided by assessments. The state has issued  "Testing Transparency Reports" for each district and BOCES to help identify ways to "ensure the minimum assessments necessary are used to inform effective decision making at the classroom, school, district and BOCES level." View the GESD report here

Parents’ Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security

The Gloversville Enlarged School District is committed to ensuring student privacy in accordance with local, state and federal regulations and district policies. Read more

NYSED Teaching is the Core Grant Assessment Review

As a result of the NYSED Teaching is the Core Grant awarded to the HFM BOCES-led consortium, the Gloversville Enlarged School District had the opportunity to review student assessments related to APPR (Annual Professional Performance Review). Read more

NYSED Teaching is the Core Grant Action Plan

As a result of the NYSED Teaching is the Core Grant awarded to the HFM BOCES-led consortium, the Gloversville Enlarged School District had the opportunity to review student assessments related to APPR (Annual Professional Performance Review). View the action plan


More information

Elementary Family and Community Educator

Stephanie Cook:
Phone: (518) 775-5740 ext. 4060
Fax: 725-9216

Middle & High School Academic Family Facilitator

Andrew Slezak:
Phone: (518) 775-5710 ext. 1068

Outreach Programs

GESD offers many community outreach programs for the families of our students. GESD believes no student can learn unless all of their basic needs are met first. For more information on each outreach program, click on the following links:

Do you have a need that isn't addressed here? 

If you have a specific need that isn't addressed here, please contact Stephanie Cook at the above number. A needs questionnaire is also available for download here.

Community Resources

Click here to visit our Community Resources page. This page includes a variety of resources put together to help the Gloversville parents, students and community members find and access the many services available in our area.

Need Christmas Assistance?

For more information, call Cookie Quackenbush or Capt. Deb Stedman at 725-4119.

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