November 17, 2021
GMS Parents, Guardians & Students:
This week marked the start of Quarter 2. Report cards will be available in Plusportals on Friday and we have virtual Parent-Teacher conferences next week. Due to these conferences, next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will be half-days with a 10:30 am dismissal for students. Conferences will be held via Zoom on Monday from 5-8 pm and Tuesday from 11:30-2:30 pm. Your student’s classroom teachers will be sharing appointment times with you.
We are asking for your help with sending your students to school with charged Chromebooks, masks and water bottles. Sending your student with a mask is extremely important if your child rides a bus to school in order to keep him/her safe as well as the other students on the bus.
Dates to be aware of:
November 19th- Quarter 1 Report cards are available in Plusportals
November 22-24 are half days (10:30 am dismissal)
November 25-26 Thanksgiving break
Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent Teacher conferences are scheduled for Monday, November 22nd from 5-8 pm and Tuesday, November 23rd from 11:30-2:30. Meetings will be conducted via Zoom. Our Unified Arts teachers will have open Zoom links during the conference times. If you wish to speak with one of these teachers, you can simply click on the teacher’s Zoom link and wait to be let into the meeting.If you would like to have a conference, and are unable to book a time, you can always reach out to your child’s School counselor to schedule a meeting at a different time.
GMS Parent-Teacher conference Zoom links
Click on the teachers name to access your conference
GMS 2021-2022 yearbooks are now on sale. Please see the flyer linked below and reach out to Mrs. Higgins with any questions you may have.
GMS 2021-2022 yearbook
Below, you will find links to the District's Annual Surveys, used to gain important feedback from students, staff and families. There are copies of these surveys in Spanish, though families that speak other languages can also translate Google Forms in their browser. Please take a few minutes to help us by responding to the survey questions.
Parent-Guardian survey- Spanish
Art Club is held every Monday from 2:45-3:45pm. If you are interested in Art, please consider joining the group. Students must make arrangements for rides home if they plan to stay.
Weekly COVID testing at GMS
The National Guard joined our GPS nursing staff on Tuesday to help test students and staff who are signed up for weekly COVID testing. We have over 300 students signed up for this program. This will be happening every Tuesday and is conducted as soon as students enter the building in the morning.
Please reach out to our GMS School nurse if you would like to have your child participate in this program.
Football Skills Program
Below is a link to register your student for our indoor football skills program run by the Gardner Recreation Department. The program is open for students in grades k-6, and is a non contact program.
Please see the flier below if you have any questions, or reach out to Dan Forte at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rec Football flier
Rec Basketball Please see below for information regarding this year's rec basketball program. Like last Summer, we will be offering boys and girls rec basketball for grades 4,5, and 6. (Biddy Ball will be offered for students in grades k-3). If you are interested in registering, please use the link below.
You can find all pertinent information in the attached flier.
Any questions, please reach out to Dan Forte at email@example.com
Rec Basketball flyer
Keep Smiling and Go Wildcats!
Arthur Murphy, Principal