IMPORTANT DATE CHANGE The 2021 Greenwich Central School District Graduation Ceremony has been moved to Friday, June 25 at 7:30pm. We are making this change because the weather forecast for Friday is much better than the current forecast for Sunday. We DO NOT anticipate making any other changes to our ceremony. All other information regarding the 2021 Commencement Exercise will stay the same. If you have any questions or concerns about this change and/or anything else relating to the end of the school year, please contact Principal George Niesz at 518-692-9542 ext. 6301.
Greenwich Central School District is seeking a full-time (12 month) Cleaner. For further information, please contact Ron Nicholson at (518) 692-9542 ext. 6403.
Along with preparing for last week's concerts, the Greenwich Junior and Senior Choruses have worked hard rehearsing and recording music all year. Here are some highlights. https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0vfgD92UyQMOlH7uYtBPqxVUBZgIccQ0
Easton Library Summer Reading Program https://5il.co/u8ag
Greenwich Youth Lacrosse Summer Camp https://5il.co/u5ps
Greenwich Science Students Win at STANYS Science Congress State Competition Greenwich Science students Samuel Dixson (6th grade), Eli Buretta-Bloom (8th grade) and Ava Aierstok (8th grade) competed this past weekend at the STANYS Science Congress State competition at MOST, the Museum of Science and Technology, in Syracuse, NY. The students won top three at the local fair earlier this year to get a bid to the state competition this past weekend. Students competed against other State finalists from each of the regions of New York State. Samuel Dixson won High Honors for his research Bale or Bail? A Study Evaluating Crops for Freeze Damage and Crop Viability.” Eli Buretta-Bloom won Honors at the competition for his research entitled, “ Building a Low-cost Ultrasonic Viscometer.” And Ava Aierstok won honors for her research entitled “The Effect of Airflow on the Effect of Aerosols.”
Summer Camp for Baseball and Softball https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1325088/Summer_Camps_for_Baseball_and_Softball.pdf
The Greenwich Science Symposium is live: https://sites.google.com/greenwichcsd.org/2021gcssciencefair/home The Greenwich Science Symposium was created by the Science Research seniors, David Gabriel and William Hamilton. It highlights the science research going on in Greenwich Junior-Senior High School. Enjoy!
The 7th grade students set a goal to read 400 books this school year. They finished 504 books! A link to the PDF of our digital "bookshelves" showing all the books students have read is below. Amazing job, 7th graders! https://5il.co/txzp
Extra K-6 Memory Books (2020-2021) will go on sale June 16th in the primary building office and middle grade building office. They will be sold for CASH ONLY $20. First Come! Also available, last year's K-6 Memory book (2019-2020). Due to COVID-19 we were unable to sell the extra books last year. If interested, they will be sold for CASH ONLY $10 in the primary or middle grade office.
Summer Wellness Toolkit https://www.mentalhealthednys.org/featuredresources/
New Princess Crowned: The dairy farmers of Washington County have an impressive new team who will be promoting this important industry in the upcoming year. The 57th Annual Washington County Dairy Princess pageant took place on Sunday, June 6, 2021 at the Greenwich Elks Lodge #2223 with Larry Wilbur serving as Master of Ceremonies. Five girls vied for the position of Washington County Dairy Princess. Judges Daniel Anderson of Galway, Shelley Smith of Charlton and Courtney Luskin Bailey of Valley Falls spent time interviewing the girls, listening to their speeches, asking impromptu questions and evaluating their social media posts. The girls were crowned by Washington County Dairy Princess Molly Walker and the former 2nd Alternate NYS Dairy Princess Erin Armitage. Serving on the 2021-2022 Washington County Dairy Princess team are Alternate Alyce Harrington of Salem, Alternate Lauren DeSorbe of Greenwich, Alternate Ciarrah Hebert of Greenwich, and Alternate Caitlyn McClay of Greenwich. The newly crowned Washington County Dairy Princess is Katie Larmon of Greenwich. Katie is the 16 year old daughter of Tommy and Amy Larmon of Bald Mountain She is a junior at Greenwich High School and has been a continuous member of 4-H, Tri County Holstein Club, and is currently serving as the Greenwich FFA Sentinel. Along with raising her own Brown Swiss show animals, Katie works at Lundcrest Farms as a calf feeder. You may even catch her scooping ice cream at King Brothers Dairy. She looks forward to serving the dairy farmers of Washington County as the Washington County Dairy Princess. The Washington County Dairy Princess program is made possible through the support of the American Dairy Association Northeast, the local planning and management organization funded by dairy farmer check-off dollars.
Hybrid Schedule Update - June 2021
Sectionals start this week for our interscholastic sports teams. Best of luck to all Greenwich student athletes! Baseball #4 seed in Class C Play the winner of Hoosick Falls vs. Voorhesville at Greenwich on Thursday, June 10th Softball #6 seed in Class C Play the wInner of Waterford- Halfmoon vs. Maple Hill at Greenwich on Thursday, June 10th Boys Lacrosse #5 seed in Class D Play at Stillwater on Tuesday, June 8th Girls Lacrosse #7 seed in Class D Play at Schuylerville on Tuesday, June 8th
Students Invasive Species Posters! https://www.smore.com/fcgda-students-invasive-species-posters?ref=email-content#w-1515679529
COURSES FOR CREATIVE MINDS Summer Enrichment 2021 Students entering grades 4-10 are invited to join our live, online courses from July 12-29, Monday through Thursday — including the enriching classes featured below. View our Summer Enrichment Catalog for additional details. Register today! STUDENTS ENTERING GRADES 4-6 Fiber Arts: Explore techniques used in the fiber art world to create your own projects. This class will utilize needle felting and embroidery skills in new and inventive ways. Animation 101: Step into the world of digital animation for the first time, or join the class if you have some animation experience! The World of Harry Potter: Explore the magical world of Harry Potter, like potions recipes, aspects of the wizarding world and more. STUDENTS ENTERING GRADES 7-10 Draw What You See: Explore the expressive possibilities of drawing: line, shape, perspective and composition. Develop your skills using direct observation and imagination. Mystery Solved 2021: This classic course is back with all new cases to investigate! Take on the roles of suspects, witnesses, attorneys and judges in this examination of selected literary mysteries. Cooking with Katie: Simple & Delicious: Cook along with the instructor. Learn about fun food facts, history, the origins of food and more. Questions? Contact SUNY Adirondack Continuing Education at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518.743.2238.
Your household qualifies for the Emergency Broadband Benefit if it has an income at or below 135% of the federal poverty guidelines OR any member of the household: • Qualifies for Lifeline benefits through participation in SNAP, Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, Federal Public Housing Assistance, or Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit; • Participates in one of several Tribal specific programs: Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Tribal Head Start (only households meeting the relevant income qualifying standard), Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Tribal TANF), Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations; • Experienced a substantial loss of income since February 29, 2020 due to job loss or furlough AND has a total household income in 2020 at or below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers; • Received a federal Pell Grant in the current award year; • Received approval for benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision, in the 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 school year; or • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider’s existing low-income or COVID-19 program, and that provider received FCC approval for its eligibility verification process. Only one monthly service discount and one device discount is allowed per household. Program rules acknowledge there may be more than one eligible household residing at the same address. Qualify Through Your Child or Dependent Any member of your household can make your household eligible. For example, if your child or dependent participates in the Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch Program, your household qualifies for the Emergency Broadband Benefit. If You Already Receive Lifeline Benefits Lifeline is a program to help make communications services more affordable for low-income consumers. If you currently receive Lifeline benefits, you automatically qualify for the Emergency Broadband Benefit, and you can receive both benefits at the same time. You can apply your Emergency Broadband Benefit and your Lifeline benefit to the same or separate services. Talk to your broadband provider to learn how to start receiving EBB Program discounts. If Your Broadband Provider Already Has Its Own Low-Income or COVID-19 Relief Program If your broadband provider already has its own low-income or COVID-19 relief program, you may be able to qualify through this program as well. Talk to your broadband provider for more information. If You Use SNAP, Medicaid, or Other Programs You can receive the Emergency Broadband Benefit if you (or someone in your household) participates in one of these federal assistance programs: • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps • Medicaid • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) • Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA) • Veterans Pension and Survivors BenefitFree and Reduced-Price School Lunch Program • Tribal Specific Programs: o Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, o Tribal Head Start (only households meeting the relevant income qualifying standard), o Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Tribal TANF) o Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations • Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch Program or School Breakfast Program, including at US Department of Agriculture Community Eligibility Provision schools • Received a Federal Pell Grant in the current award year You may need to show a card, letter, or official document as proof that you participate in one of these programs when you apply for the Emergency Broadband Benefit. If Your Household Income Is a Certain Amount You can get the Emergency Broadband Benefit if your income is 135% or less than the federal poverty guidelines. The guideline is based on your household size and state. You will have to show proof of income, like pay stubs or a tax return, when you apply for the EBB Program. If You Experienced a Job Loss or Furlough If you experienced a substantial loss of income since February 29, 2020 because you lost your job or were furloughed, you may qualify for the EBB Program. You will have to show proof of the job loss or furlough, like a termination letter or furlough notice, as well as proof of your total income, like a tax return or official documentation containing income information when you apply for the EBB Program. To qualify in this way, your total household income in 2020 must be at or below $99,000 (for single tax filers) and $198,000 (for joint tax filers).
GCSD has a new web look that includes a new app!! https://drive.google.com/file/d/110aoDnurAXSxeh2tw5QdFdim6i0ufeUh/view?usp=sharing Or visit your device's app store and search for 'Greenwich Central SD'.
If you have internet, don't have internet, are a residence or home-based business, Take the survey! Help your friends and neighbors who do not have access by helping them with the survey. We can also help to assist residents without service who call the County Planning office at 746-2290. We will make paper copies of a shortened survey available to those who prefer. Just email us at email@example.com or call 518-746-2290. If you have internet, make sure you take the survey at home as we will conduct a speed test to measure the adequacy of your service. This will inform us of areas that need improved service. If you do not have internet at home the survey can also be accessed by a cell phone or another computer - but do not take the speed test if the survey is completed on any device other than your home computer. The information we collect will be used to advocate for additional state and federal funding to increase coverage and improve networks across the county. Everyone should be able to participate in the connected world! Thank you, and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Laura Laura Oswald Washington County Director of Economic Development 518-746-2291