January 6, 2021
GMS Parents, Guardians, & Students:
As a reminder, all GMS students will be learning remotely through January 13th, 2021. The hybrid model and in-person learning will resume on Thursday, January 14, 2021.
Quarter 2 grades will close on Friday, January 29th and Report cards will be available in Plusportals on Friday, February 5th. Please be sure that you are reviewing Plusportals grades with your child in order to see the progress that is being made towards grade level standards. If you need access to Plusportals please call Mrs. Cooper in the GMS Office and if you have questions or concerns about the progress your student is making, please reach out to our teaching staff.
Upcoming dates to be aware of:
Thursday, January 14th- Hybrid learning resumes
Monday, January 18th- No School-Martin Luther King, Jr. day
Friday, January 29th- Term 2 ends
Ms. Higgins has started a Virtual Art Club
The Art Club meets on Tuesdays from 2:45-3:30. The zoom link is posted in the Art club Google classroom.
Google classroom code: s5yvjdp
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84664234605
Anyone is welcome to pop in!
This week there have been many new books purchased and added to Overdrive. Students will have access to borrow electronic copies of these books using their school Google accounts and the Sora app. The process is similar to that of borrowing an electronic copy of a book from your local library. Students have been shown how to do this by their teachers
Caring for Mental Health
The GMS website has a new resource. The Mental Health Resource Library was developed so that caregivers and students can easily access reliable and helpful information about challenging, yet common issues that impact the lives of many middle schoolers. The Mental Health Resources Library is found in the “Counselor Corner” tab on the GMS main page. (https://sites.google.com/gardnerk12.org/gmsresourcelibrary/home)
After accessing the Resource Library, please complete the quick survey to tell us about your experience. (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf2X827YlZ2_2JRFddtwiIPVLpOH7Z-HKXrc8kdE45WfkG1Uw/viewform)
The PBIS Drive-thru Attendance Award has been rescheduled
Students on Team 6A who are in Cohort D may visit GMS ON Thursday, January 14th between 2:30-3:00 pm to pick up their reward for having the next attendance in the school.
Keep Smiling and Go Wildcats!
Arthur Murphy, Principal
Gardner Middle School