January, 2022

Johnstown student musicians selected for NYS Band Directors Association Honor Band

Johnstown student musicians selected for NYS Band Directors Association Honor Band

Junior Nicole Simon selected for baritone saxophone; Senior Cece D’Amore named an alternate for bassoon Baritone saxophone player Nicole Simon, a junior at Johnstown Sr. High School, was selected to be a member of the NYS Band Directors Association (NYSBDA) Honor Band. Additionally, Johnstown senior Cece D’Amore was chosen as an Honor Band alternate on […]

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Mask rule to remain in effect while court proceedings continue

Update 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 25 Dear Members of the GJSD Family,  Today was, for many schools, a test of community strength, leadership, and our ability to see the mission through to educate our students in a safe and orderly environment. As such, our Johnstown students, their families, and our educators need to be thanked […]

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GJSD continues diagnostic COVID-19 testing program for staff and students

GJSD continues diagnostic COVID-19 testing program for staff and students

The Greater Johnstown School District can test staff and students (with parental consent) for COVID-19 in any of our school buildings; no appointment is necessary.  Our trained school nurse team can administer a rapid antigen/PCR test during the school day according to the schedule below.  The schedule will remain the same each week, unless otherwise notified through ParentSquare. […]

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DID YOU KNOW? January 24 – 28 is Data Privacy Week!

DID YOU KNOW? January 24 – 28 is Data Privacy Week!

Today, we conduct much of our lives on the internet and on our connected devices, and enormous amounts of personal information is collected and shared. This data can be stored indefinitely, and our personal information can be used in both beneficial and unwelcome ways. Here are some tips on how YOU can keep your personal […]

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Understanding the Individualized Education Program (IEP) for Families

The Greater Johnstown School District would like to make you aware of a regional opportunity to learn more about the Individualized Education Program (IEP) for families. There are two online sessions – Thursday, February 3 (6-8 p.m.) and Thursday, March 3 (12:30 – 2:30 p.m.). Pre-registration is required (see below) and sign-ups will close two days before each session. […]

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PreK and Kindergarten Registration for 2022-2023

PreK and Kindergarten Registration for 2022-2023

Open enrollment for prek & kindergarten students for the 2022-23 school year will take place the week of Feb. 14 -18, as follows:

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Update on Guidance for Contact Tracing & Quarantine

Update as of January 24, 2022 UPDATE ON GUIDANCE FOR CONTACT TRACING & QUARANTINE The District learned late last week that  the Fulton County Health Department updated their COVID-19 guidance regarding contact tracing, and quarantine protocol.  Therefore, they are now in alignment with the Center for Disease Control (CDC), and the New York State Department […]

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Family and Consumer Science class covers a wide range of topics at Johnstown

Family and Consumer Science class covers a wide range of topics at Johnstown

As part of the Family and Consumer Science class taught by Linda Rusnica at Johnstown Junior High School, students immerse themselves in a wide-ranging curriculum that covers units on everything from sewing, to nutrition, to financial management. Earlier this month, 8th grade students finished up their sewing unit where they constructed recyclable morse bags. The […]

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Two Hour Delay – Tuesday, January 11

GJSD will have a two hour delay on Tuesday, January 11 because of the predicted extreme cold weather conditions and dangerous wind chill temperatures. There will be no morning BOCES on Tuesday.

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Technology students create checkerboards for Materials Processing class

Technology students create checkerboards for Materials Processing class

Students in the Materials Processing course at Johnstown Jr./Sr. High School recently completed making checkerboards! Taught by longtime technology teacher Ron Savoie, Materials Processing is a half-year course offered to students in grades 9-12 as a technology elective. For their checkerboard project, students used a planer, radial arm saw, table saw, glue clamps, chop saw, […]

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