November High School Happenings

Check out what our students have been up to and our upcoming events

The Chromebooks Are Coming! The Chromebooks Are Coming!

Students in 3rd - 12th Grade will soon have their very own Chromebook for learning

Gananda Central School District will be providing a Chromebook to every student attending classes in 3rd through 12th grade beginning Friday, November 2. Chromebooks are compact laptops that run and store cloud-based applications and data. They are inexpensive, easy to use, and will provide our students with a more personalized learning experience.

We have been focusing on personalized learning in our classrooms and currently our students are using shared devices for their learning. Providing an individual Chromebook to each of our students in 3rd through 12th grade will continue the success we are experiencing now by providing them with an individualized workspace and daily use of a device.

As part of this program, we will be providing training workshops to parents. The training dates are as follows:

  • Tuesday, October 30 at 6:30pm
  • Friday, November 2 at 7:30am
  • Friday, November 2 at 2pm
  • Wednesday, November 7 at 6:30pm

Additional information about these workshops and how to sign up were emailed to parents October 19th along with information about the “Chromebook Take Home Program,” which allows students to bring their Chromebook home with them to continue their school work. It is not mandatory to participate in the “Chromebook Take Home Program," however, students choosing to participate in the “Take Home Program,” have required forms for both the student and parent to sign and submit.

We look forward to rolling out this program to bring our learning into the 21st century!

Mental Health Gallery Walk

Sophomore Health students participated in a Mental Health Gallery walk in October. They researched different mental disorders, created visuals and presented to their classmates.

Work Based Learning

Friday Nov 9th is the World of Accounting field trip.

November 14th the ACCES VR Counselor will be on campus.

We have begun planning for the 2019 College and Career Readiness Day. If you are interested in joining us to share your career background/experiences or any other related topics with our students, please contact Audra Marang at

Photo features our Project Lead the Way Engineering students on an exploration field trip to Mount Morris Dam.

Health and Attendance Office News

For all attendance matters you can contact Mrs. Mary Green at 315-986-3521, 8, 3160 or

  • Physicals are required for all sports participants and any students needing a work permit. Please forward copies of your student's physicals to the Health Office, or upload directly to Family ID.
  • We are encouraging students to get their flu vaccine. We want to keep students and staff healthy, and help prevent the spread of flu at school! Here is a guide for parents regarding the flu.

Guidance Office News

The Guidance Department is finishing up senior interviews and will start junior interviews in December. We will be pushing into classrooms for students grades 9th-11th over the next couple of months to introduce our new college and career platform, Xello.

Just a reminder for students to keep accumulating volunteer hours this year. In order to qualify for Gananda Dollar for Scholars scholarship opportunities, students must have a total of 20 hours throughout high school of which 5 of those hours need to be specific to GDFS sponsored events.

Check out the new scholarship opportunities posted on the Guidance website (link here).

Remember SAT prep is personalized and free when students use Khan Academy which has partnered with the College Board. The site also has review lessons for all high school courses including videos and practice problems.

Mental Health Counselor, Mrs. Kelleher -

Guidance Counselor and Assistant to the Principal, Mrs. Crelley -

ID Required to Enter Gananda HS

Ruben A. Cirillo High School is using a visitor management system called Raptor. The system provides an overall safer environment for our students and staff by enabling us to check visitors, contractors, and volunteers in the high school building. All visitors to Ruben A. Cirillo High School will need to present a valid ID to be scanned into the Raptor system.

Schoology is the HS platform for communication

To access your parent Schoology account:

  1. Go to and select “Log In” in the top right hand corner. (Do not select “Sign Up”)
  2. Select “Forgot your password”
  3. Please enter the email address you have provided to us for contact.

Please contact us (email if you need to change or correct your email address in our system.

Gananda Central School District communicates information through a variety of ways to ensure our parents and community are informed. As a reminder, if you are not receiving phone calls, emails, or text messages from the district and you would like to, please contact the public relations office directly at The contact information that we have on file in the parent portal is what we use to contact you, so if it isn't up to date, you may not receive our communications. You can also receive information on our Facebook page: and/or our Twitter handle at: @WeAreGananda.

November 2nd

  • Chromebooks Distributed at school
  • 7:30am and 2:00pm parent Chromebook workshops

November 3rd

  • SAT Test

November 5th

  • Winter Sports Begin

November 6th

  • Early Release Day
  • 3:30 Musical Audition Workshop

November 7th

  • 6:30 Parent Chromebook workshops

November 8th

  • 6:30 Athletic Info Night

November 9th

  • World of Accounting Career Exploration Field Trip
  • End of Marking Period 1

November 12th

  • Veterans' Day - No School/Offices Closed
November 13th
  • Math League competes at Canandaigua Academy
November 14th
  • Acces VR Counselor on campus
  • 5:30 Auditions for Mamma Mia Musical

November 15th

  • 3:30 Auditions for Mamma Mia Musical
  • 7:00 Math NHS Induction Ceremony

November 16th

  • Report cards published/Ineligibility List Released

November 21st - 23rd

  • Thanksgiving Break - Offices Closed

November 27th

  • Ineligibility List Revised

November 29th

  • 7:00 High School Instrumental Concert

December 3rd

  • NHS Induction Ceremony

December 4th

  • Early Release Day