2020 School Board Election and Budget Vote - Important Information

A Public Hearing on the School Budget will take place June 1, 2020, beginning at 5:30 PM. The Hearing will be livestreamed on our GCS Wildcat Facebook page.
If you have any questions you would like answered during the Public Hearing, please email them to budget@gcsk12.org by 5:00 PM on June 1. Questions can also be posted on Facebook during the live Hearing.

Information about the Board candidates can be found here: Meet Your Board of Education Candidates

Here is access to the Budget Information.

Absentee Ballots were mailed the week of May 25 to all persons registered with the County Board of Elections and all persons who voted in the school budget last year. If you do not receive a ballot by June 1, please email the District Clerk at kennedy.tatia@gcsk12.org, or you may call and leave a message at Phone Number 315-287-4870 with your name and mailing address. All ballots MUST BE RECEIVED at the polling place by 5 PM on June 9, 2020. A postage-paid envelope was included in your packet, or you may save the return postage by dropping your ballot in the ballot lockbox in front of the canopy entrance to the high school on East Barney Street. The lockbox will be available June 1-8 from 7 AM to 3 PM (excluding Saturday and Sunday) and June 9 from 7 AM to 5 PM.

Voter Objections/Challenges:
Any qualified voter may challenge the qualifications of an individual casting an absentee ballot. The basis for challenges includes:
  • Voter is not 18 years old as of June 9, 2020;
  • Voter is not a US citizen;
  • Voter has not been a District resident for 30 days prior to June 9, 2020;
  • Voter is not disqualified from voting (felony conviction, for example).
A list of all persons to whom absentee ballots were issued is available from the District Clerk. Please contact the District Clerk at kennedy.tatia@gcsk12.org to make a written challenge, or mail to: District Clerk, 133 East Barney Street, Gouverneur NY 13642. Challenges must be received by 5:00 PM on June 9, 2020.
 

Important COVID-19 Related Information

When may I pick up my belongings?

May 11, 2020

Please do not enter the building, but allow extra time for curbside pickup.

Middle School - a second item pick up day on Thursday, May 28 from Noon to 5 pm has been scheduled to help accommodate parents that have not been able to pick student items up.

Chromebooks, Kajeets, textbooks, calculators, and other school materials will be collected at a later date when our academic program is over. More information will be coming on this topic.

Proposed Budget

Proposed Budget Document
You can find the district, elementary, middle, and high school report cards at https://data.nysed.gov/

School Closed

May 1, 2020
Governor Cuomo extended school closures across the state until the end of the academic year.

Grading Letter

April 22, 2020
Grading Letter to Families

Where do I call if I have a question?

March 17, 2020

Phone Number 315-287-4870 between 9am - 4pm for a person.

A message will be taken and directed to the appropriate person.

Food Distribution

April 3, 2020

  • Starting April 6th, we will be delivering once a week on Tuesdays.
  • Phone Number 315-287-1690 if you have issues, want to opt out, or make changes.
  • You can also email via
    foodservice@gcsk12.org@gcsk12.org

High School

May 22, 2020

  • Senior Class of 2020 Parade - Friday Night 5/22/2020 - Starts at 6pm. Gather on Main Street between Wilson Street and Rock Island Road. Please make sure you are aware of social distancing. The seniors will pick up their senior t-shirts and yard signs at the HS parking lot afterwards.
  • Prom - There is no date set for prom at this time.
  • Marching Band has been canceled for the summer 2020.
  • All 9-11 students should use the following form to request course selection changes.
    Course Selection Changes
  • HS Family Letter
  • High School Office Hours
  • The HS Yearbook can be purchased online until June 1st.

Elementary School

March 22, 2020

Elementary School Office Hours

IDEA Resources

May 13th, 2020

The OSEP IDEAs That Work Continuity of Learning During COVID-19 webpage includes information, tools, and resources to help educators, parents and families, and related service providers meet the educational, behavioral, and emotional needs of children and youth with disabilities through remote and virtual learning.

Child Care for Health Care/First Responders

March 27, 2020

The St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES is coordinating with all 18 component school districts including Gouverneur Central School to provide access to families of first responders and healthcare workers. If you are a healthcare worker or first responder in need of child care services, please email or call and leave a message with the main office.
childcare@sllboces.org
Phone Number 315-562-8130

For a listing of available child care resources in St. Lawrence County, visit https://www.sllboces.org/apps/pages/COVID19
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Delivering the Promise of a Brighter Future for Our Students and Our Community.

Gouverneur Central School District, in collaboration with the community, is dedicated to educating all individuals, in a safe environment, to be passionate learners and responsible citizens in a global society.

News

Chris Trejo's artwork for the Patriotic Art Contest

NYS Winner - Patriotic Art Contest

When making this art piece there are specific messages I was trying to convey. One of them is showing the viewer that although the uniform soldiers wear changes from time to time, the soldier's job never does. I also wanted to honor my papa and my father. The soldier in
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WWNYTV Academic All-Star

Marina Wood, 2nd in her class, was honored by WWNYTV as their Academic All-Star. Click on the link below to access the link to the video.
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2020 Honors Group

Congratulations to the member's of the class fo 2020 named to the honors group. The names of the scholars in alphabetical order are:
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NYS Finalist - Cole Siebels

Cole Siebels has been named as a New York State finalist in the senior individual documentary division. He produced a documentary on the Harlem Hellfighters. Cole deserves a lot of credit with the research, investigation, attention to detail, and putting it all together. Watch his "Harlem Hellfighters : Breaking Ba
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Board Meetings Being Live Streamed

Board Meetings will be live-streamed due to COVID-19 restrictions until further notice.
March 23rd Online BOE Meeting
April 6th Online BOE Meeting
April 20th Online BOE Meeting
May 11th Online BOE Meeting (starts at 1hr30min into video)
May 18th Online BOE Meeting
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Informational Meeting for UPK

Due to the informational meeting being canceled. Here is a presentation we put together for those interested.
Informational Meeting for UPK presentation
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New Image Galleries

Pictures taken at musicals, athletics, and other events have been consolidated. Find just about everything the yearbook has taken for pictures at
https://gcsdgalleries.smugmug.com/.
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Roundtable Discussions

Please join us for Parent Roundtable Discussions from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in room 154 of the high school.

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Home and School Connection

Children are more successful when they have support from their parents.

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Musical Archive

We are looking for several items to complete our musical archive. We have listed what we are looking for on the following page.

Musical Page

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Bullying

It is the policy of the Gouverneur Central School District Board of Education to hear comments from the public during open session at regular board meetings.
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Smart Schools IP

The Smart School Bond Act of 2014 was passed in 2014-2015 Enacted Budget and approved by the voters in a statewide referendum held during the 2014 General Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014