• Services

    The Green Island Union Free School District offers quality services to its students beyond the classroom.

    The work of the departments listed in this section is essential to the district’s mission.

    Budget and Finance

    Contact: Chris Karwiel, Business Manager
    (518) 273-1422 ext. 1109

    Visit the Budget and Finance page for information about the district’s operating budget, school taxes and the annual budget vote.

    Counseling Department

    Contact: Theresa Smigelski, Secondary Guidance Counselor
    (518) 273-1422

    Contact: Jessica Jones, Elementary Guidance Counselor
    (518) 273-1422

    Visit the Counseling Department page to learn about services available to support students’ personal, social, academic and career development.

    Food Services

    Contact: Brian Nolan, Food Service Director

    Visit the Food Services page to learn about school meals and download a free and reduced-price meals application.

    Health and Wellness

    Contact: Renae Sawyer, School Nurse
    (518) 273-1422 ext. 1

    Visit the Health and Wellness page to learn about required immunizations and health screenings or to check if your sick child should be kept home from school.


    Contact: Geoff Miller, Technology Coordinator

    Visit the Technology page to learn about how technology is used to support learning and to review the district’s Smart Schools and Technology plans.

    Mifi Hotspots: Green Island UFSD offers a limited number of free wireless hotspot devices to students who temporarily do not have access at home. This program enables families to apply to use the hotspot devices and obtain internet access for up to two weeks at a time—absolutely free. Both the device and service fees are fully paid by the district.

    To qualify for the hotspot, individuals must have no household internet access at the time of sign-up. If your application is accepted, you will be able to “check out” internet service during the two-week allotment. These devices are configured to use a content filtering solution, and are configured to be used with Green Island Chromebooks only. The borrowing limit is one device per household, but these devices can be signed out repeatedly throughout the year if needed.

    If the device is lost, damaged or not returned, a replacement fee of $99 will be charged. To apply for a Mifi HotSpot device, fill out the application here.

    Affordable Connectivity Program: The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) created the Affordable Connectivity Program to help ensure families have the broadband service they need for their child's education. For qualifying households, the ACP provides a discount of up to $30 per month for broadband service. In addition, families receive a one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet purchased through a participating provider if the household contributes more than $10 but less than $50 toward the purchase price. Please note the Affordable Connectivity Program is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household. Read more, including eligibility requirements