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Posted on: November 6, 2020

[ARCHIVED] GMS Parent Newsletter - November 5, 2020

November 4, 2020

GMS Parents, Guardians, & Students:

Our second week of hybrid learning is coming to a close.  Students have adjusted to the new routines and procedures at GMS put into place to ensure that all safety and social distancing guidelines are being met. It has been great seeing so many smiling faces in our building again!

Upcoming dates to be aware of:                November 13, 2020- Quarter 1 grades close

November 16, 2020- Quarter 2 begins

November 20, 2020- Quarter 1 Report cards will be available in Plusportals                         

November 23 & 34- Parent/Teacher conferences

November 23, 24 & 25- Half-days with a 10:30 a.m. dismissal

November 26 & 27- Thanksgiving break- No school

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held virtually this year.  Our GMS staff will be sending out information regarding signing up for a time slot.  Conferences will be held on the following dates and times:

Monday, November 23, 2020 from 5-8 pm

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 from 11:15 am-2:15 pm

Unified Arts- Please note that our Unified classes will now operate on a 3 week rotation, instead of 2 week rotation as they had previously.  Since we transitioned to a hybrid learning model students are enrolled in only 1 UA class each day rather than 2.  Unified Arts teachers will be issuing grades for these classes and will be reaching out to students to provide them with the codes for Google classroom and Zoom for their new classes. Please see the grading note below from our Unified Arts teachers:

Dear GMS Families,

Your child is currently in a three-week UA rotation.  From this point forward, weekly grades will be posted in your child's UA Google Classroom under the heading "Weekly Grades."  These will be updated every Monday for the UA your child is currently in. Progress Reports and Report cards will be graded with a “P” for passing.  If you have any questions, please contact your child's current UA teacher.

Please see the flier below for information on the Parent Cafe Series that is presented through a collaboration of community organizations

Trio Talent Search and Trio Upward Bound invite you to Wednesday Parent Nights via Zoom.  See the flier below for further information

Athletics Fundraiser

Below is a link for some GMS gear if you're interested.  A portion of the sales is donated back to the athletic department, which for us this year, is a huge deal given all of the various factors we are facing.  All items have a guarantee to ship by Christmas if you are thinking of gifts.

Shop closes Thursday!


Gardner Public Schools is now using a new app called “Here Comes the Bus” which will allow parents to see where the bus is at any given time.  This will help knowing when students should be heading out to the bus stop and when they will be arriving home.  In order to sign up for this service you will need to know the SASID number assigned to your student.  The second document linked below explains how you can obtain this information from Plusportals.  Bussing information should be sent out from the Superintendent’s Office  shortly.

Here Comes the Bus

Directions for finding the SASID on Plusportals

Food Services Under Hybrid Model - Begins Monday Oct. 26th


    • Breakfast “Kiosk” Pick up - 7:30 - 8:00 in the GMS Lobby

      • Students will eat in their classrooms

    • Lunch “Kiosk” Pick Up - 11:50 - 12:10 on each grade level 

      • Students will eat in their classrooms

Virtual Learner’s Meal Service

  • Breakfast & Lunch Drive Through

    • at GHS

    • Monday (Meals for Monday & Tuesday), Wednesday (Meals for Wednesday & Thursday), Friday (Meals for Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

    • 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Keep Smiling and Go Wildcats!

Arthur Murphy, Principal

Gardner Middle School

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