Middle School News – August 23, 2019

Happy Friday! Some updates for the start of school…

First Day August 28th: Students will be let out of cars behind the North building starting at 7:56 a.m. and admitted into school at 8am. All grade 5 students are to proceed to the South gym to meet teachers; all grade 7 students will meet their IA teachers in the South PAC every day next week; all grade 6 and 8 students are to go directly to homeroom, which is their first block of the day.

New Middle School Staff

We will be running on a 3 day cycle this year. Here is a calendar for the entire year. These days will NOT change, even with half days or snow days. Students will be able to know what day they have to be prepared for an IA class assignment or with clothes for PE for the entire year! Cycle Calendar

Cafeteria – Please check for the link on the GD District website (https://schools.whitsons.com/ma/groton-dunstable-public-schools). The menus are interactive so you can click on a day to find menu ingredients and allergens. Our Food Service Manager, Patty St. Laurent’s contact info is there as well. The links to pay online, (myschoolbucks.com), nutrition info, NSL program info provided by USDA and other info is included there.

Schedules – Thank you for your patience with our new schedule and the time it is taking to iron out out of the wrinkles. Middle School Student Schedules can be printed from the SchoolBrains Community Portal.  You can print the schedule by going to the Printable Schedules tab under the student name.  Be sure to chose the correct grade level for the schedule you are printing as the blocks vary by grade.  We would suggest that you print the schedule as close to the first day of classes as possible to ensure that you have the most up to date Blocks.  It’s still possible that there are some minor section changes. If you have specific schedule concerns, please contact Chris Fleming for 5th and 6th grade students and Ann Russo for 7th and 8th grade students.  All new families have been emailed their Community Portal Account information. Please take this opportunity to review and update your contact information as well.  If you have not received an email with your account information or if you have difficulty logging into the portal please email schoolbrains@gdrsd.org (this is a GDRSD email and monitored by Phyllis Maynard, Data Administrator. Please do NOT contact SchoolBrains).

September 2 – no school in recognition of Labor Day

P.R.I.D.E. Positivity Responsibility Integrity Determination Empathy

Kathi McCollumn, Principal