• For additional information regarding GCS Committees, please contact the District Office at 518-537-6281 ext. 302

    PK-6 Curriculum & Instruction Team

    • Ensure vertical & horizontal NYS Common Core curriculum alignment
    • Facilitate instructional shifts in Literacy and Mathematics
    • Identify and recommend high quality professional development
    • Recommend to DPT (Professional Development, AIS/RtI needs)
    • Minimize student assessment
    • Coordinate data analysis
    • Coordinate Academic Intervention Services (AIS) & Response to Intervention (RtI)

     

    7-12 Curriculum & Instruction Team

    • Ensure vertical & horizontal NYS Common Core curriculum alignment
    • Facilitate instructional shifts in Literacy and Mathematics
    • Identify and recommend high quality professional development
    • Recommend to DPT (Professional Development, AIS/RtI needs)
    • Minimize student assessment
    • Coordinate data analysis
    • Coordinate Academic Intervention Services (AIS) & Response to Intervention (RtI)

     

    Crisis Committee

    • Update Crisis Management Plan annually
    • Plan and coordinate safety drills & training
    • Develop safety procedures (e.g. emerg. closings, bldg security & access)

     

    Wellness Committee

    • Update Wellness Plan
    • Implement Wellness Plan
    • Identify & coordinate wellness initiatives
    • Collaborate with Garden Club

     

    Technology Committee

    • Develop Technology Plan every three years (for BOE & NYS approval)
    • Implement Technology Plan
    • Consider/approve Technology Needs Forms
    • Problem Solve District’s technology challenges

     

    K-6 Character Ed. & Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS)

    • Implement positive behavior interventions and supports in the elementary
    • Coordinate with Character Education Committee

     

    7-12 Character Ed. & Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS)

    • Implement positive behavior interventions and supports in grades 7-12
    • Coordinate with Character Education Committee

     

    Athletic Committee

    • Develop procedures for athletic practices, games, etc.
    • Coordinate schedules
    • Recommend to Athletic Director budgetary considerations

      

    PK-6 & 7-12 Attendance Committees

    • Update Attendance Policy for BOE approval
    • Hold parent meetings as per policy
    • Identify chronically absent students and implement interventions
    • Develop action plans to close gaps

     

    Character Education Committee

    • Plan character themes and implement school wide activities (e.g. Adopt a Hallway, community service)
    • Coordinate with PBIS

     

    Germantown Student Education Foundation

    • Support educational excellence by providing grants in perpetuity to benefit Germantown area students

     

    Germantown Exceptionally Talented Students (GETS)

    • Implement GETS program

     

    National Junior Honor & Honor Society Faculty Committees

    • Review/Nominate students for membership

     

    Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA)

    • Provide programs, activities, and equipment which enrich students’ educational experience

     

    Promote GCS

    • Collect promotional materials and news for release to the press and the district's website & Facebook page

     

    Scholarship Committee

    • Identify students for scholarship awards as per given criteria

     

    Transition & Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS)

    • Identify students for the CDOS pathway
    • Provide guidance to students and families for transition and CDOS