GRMS DATES TO REMEMBER
Gardiner Middle School Drama Club Performance
MSAD11 administrators meet with local first responders on a regular basis to discuss confidential elements of our emergency plan. The goal is to strengthen our ability to respond to future emergencies. There have been a few inquiries from the public as to attendance at the workshop this afternoon. The pre-scheduled meeting is for administrators and local law enforcement and is not a public meeting.
Superintendent Patricia Hopkins update from Gardiner Area High School: bit.ly/3gayEbE
This is Pat Hopkins, MSAD 11 Superintendent of Schools with an update on the situation at the Gardiner Area High School. The high school has been thoroughly searched and cleared law enforcement. As a result, the lockdown has been lifted. Today’s threat was received by dispatch via a phone call concerning multiple school districts around the state. Multiple law enforcement agencies were on site supporting us and ensuring the safety of all students and staff. Parents who wish to pick up their students to take them home for the day may do so by checking them out of the main office. I commend students and staff for following our emergency plan and doing what they were supposed to do in these type of situations. As additional information presents itself, I will provide all of you with an update, including next steps.
Good afternoon. Today, the MSAD11 notification system will be tested. Text messages, phone calls, and emails will be sent to parent/guardians and staff in all buildings. Please contact the office in your child's school to request phone number and/or email address changes. If you do not have any children in MSAD11, call the central office at (207)582-5346 ext. 1211 to have your information removed.
All phone issues have been repaired, and the system is fully functioning. Thank you for your patience.
MSAD11 is having issues with the phone system in some of our schools, the bus garage, and the central office. If your call is not answered, please leave a detailed voicemail message. An additional notice will be sent when the trouble has been repaired.
Common Sense Media, (commonsensemedia.org), is a website for parents and caregivers to get information on all forms of media to help guide families in what children may be watching or exposed to. There’s a “Parent Tips and FAQs” tab and from there you can choose to search “By Age,” “By Topic,” “By Platform,” and “What’s New.” We urge all parents and caregivers to pay attention to what your children are accessing through their phones, tablets, TV, and streaming sites like Netflix, YouTube, etc.
Special request from the School Nutrition Department - Please choose healthy foods, leaving candy at home. https://bit.ly/3WmtjOS
Reminder –Thursday, October 27th is an early release day for students in MSAD11 (Parent Teacher Conferences). Grades K-5 will dismiss around 12, and GAHS/GRMS around 11. No PREK classes.
Valuable information that was presented at the MSAD11 Special Board Workshop on 10/20/2022. The Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey, Fall 2021 Survey, Prepared for Gardiner Area Thrives Coalition/HCCA: https://bit.ly/3Dhpqmv
Reminder - tonight at 6:00 PM there is a School Board workshop. Attend in person at the Central Office at 150 Highland Avenue in Gardiner, or click on the link posted at www.msad11.org at 5:50 PM to watch the meeting on our YouTube Channel. For more information - click this link: https://bit.ly/3rXSeKA
Gardiner Regional Middle School Winter Sport Season The Winter sport season begins November 14. Basketball Tryouts will fall after November 14. Announcements will be made well in advance.
Board Workshop on October 20th at 6:00 PM. You are invited! Click the link for more information: https://bit.ly/3rXSeKA
There is an early release on Thursday in MSAD11. Elementary schools release students around 12:00, middle and high school around 11:00. No PREK classes. No school on Friday due to a staff workshop.
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GRMS Dates To Remember
If you'd like to complete laptop paperwork for your students early you can take advantage of the new product in our My School Bucks store and students will not need to bring the physical (orange) paperwork or money back to school. Instructions available here: https://sites.google.com/msad11.org/techhandbook/laptop-policy-forms
Welcome to all MSAD11 families for the 2022-2023 school year! Please click on the link to read an important message from Superintendent Pat Hopkins: https://bit.ly/3PY2yeR