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Posted on: September 24, 2020

[ARCHIVED] GMS Parent Newsletter - October 7, 2020

October 7, 2020

GMS Parents, Guardians, & Students:

I hope you all enjoyed our Open House videos! Our teachers worked hard on them and really enjoyed sharing their classroom information with the community. 

GMS will transition to a hybrid model of learning on Monday, October 26th.  Students in Cohort A will attend in person learning on Mondays and Tuesdays, and will be learning remotely from home on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Those in Cohort B will learn remotely from home on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and will be in person learning on Thursdays and Fridays. Our schedule should be finalized in the next few days and shared with the community.  Our doors will open for our In-Person students at 7:30 a.m. and our dismissal time will be 12:45 p.m..  The learning will continue when our In-Person students get home. 

Thank you all for your survey responses.  We have finalized our Cohort D (Full Remote Students) and families will receive an email by the end of the week to check in on their status and responsibilities. 

The district is finalizing our Cohort C list. This information will be available in the near future. 


Please be aware that each student will need a school issued Chromebook when we transition to hybrid learning.  These devices will travel with students to be used in school while students are here and will also be used at home on the remote learning days.  Please reach out to the GMS Main Office if you need to pick up a Chromebook for your student.


PTO/Parent Advisory Council

If you are interested in PTO or the Parent Advisory Council please email me at

PTO will focus on working with our student council to plan events and contests for GMS as well as other activities. 

PAC will focus on our Handbook and Protocols in the building. 

Each group will meet virtually once a month.


Quarter 1 Progress reports will be available in Plusportals on Friday, October 16, 2020.  Parents will receive an email with directions for accessing these reports.

Food services

Curbside To Go Breakfast & Lunch Meals for All Virtual Learners (M-F):

  1. Rear of GHS 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

  2. Front of Waterford 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

The Wildcat Wagon Neighborhood Delivery for All Virtual Learners (M-F): 

  1. 10:30 a.m. Manca Dr. Cul-de-sac

  2. 10:50 a.m. Corner of W. Broadway & Prospect st.

  3. 11:10 a.m. Corner of Cross St. & Pine st.

  4. 11:30 a.m. Monument Park

The Wildcat Wagon School Delivery for On Campus Learners (M,T,Th,F):

  1. Morning Session Students will receive meals delivered to their classrooms, with Breakfast to eat on-site and a Lunch to take home:

    1. GHS 9:00 a.m. 

    2. GMS 9:30 a.m.  

    3. Elm 9:50 a.m.  

    4. Waterford 10:10 a.m.  

  2. Afternoon Session Students will receive meals delivered to their classrooms, with Lunch to eat on-site and a Breakfast to take home:

    1. GHS 12:15 p.m.  

    2. GMS 12:55 p.m.  

    3. Elm 1:15 p.m.  

    4. Waterford 1:35 p.m. 

Curbside to Go Dinner for All Gardner Students (Virtual & On Campus) (M-F):

  1. Rear of GHS 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Farmers to Families Produce Boxes (M-F):

  1. GMS 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Keep Smiling and Go Wildcats!

Arthur Murphy, Principal

Gardner Middle School

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