It's Time to Order!!! 2020 Falcon Yearbook Orders are being accepted thru Friday, November 8th. •You may order your book on line...go to: jostens.com, type in Gardiner Regional Middle School, click on the Yearbook link the Buy your Yearbook. •You may print the attached form and return it to the Middle School along with the $26 payment by Nov. 8. (Please share this post)
Letter from Superintendent Hopkins - Bed Bug Notification. Please click on link for information. https://5il.co/apan
We are happy to introduce our new Spurwink Clinician to GRMS Greetings! I am sending this as a way to introduce myself as a Spurwink Clinician, to introduce Spurwink services that are available. Below you will find a summary of the services available along with my contact information. I am so excited to be here at the beginning of the school year and can’t wait to work with the children! Currently, my caseload has openings and I welcome new referrals! Please reach out to me with any questions. Public School Counseling (PSC) is designed to bridge the gap between home and school and work with school partners to provide services that meet the individual needs of the students. Our goal is to reduce barriers for families in accessing mental health services for their children. PSC provides the following services to their clients within a school setting: individual therapy, family counseling, and consultation and collaboration with school staff. Reasons you may consider Spurwink Counseling for your child: · Peer conflict/struggles socially · Experienced a traumatic event · Experienced a loss · Family conflict/divorce · Withdrawn/isolates themselves · Difficulty concentrating in school · Impulsive behavior · Struggles to manage their emotions: anger, sadness, etc. Family needs & Stressors · Truancy
Tiger Food Pantry At Gardiner Area High School 40 West Hill Road Room 314 Hours: Mondays 2:00-4:00 PM Thursdays 5:00-7:00 PM The Tiger Food Pantry is open to MSAD 11 students and their families. We offer a variety of grocery and personal care items every week along with clothing for teens and young adults
GRMS is happy to announce the addition of a personal hygiene bank. Our hygiene bank contains toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, shampoo, feminine hygiene products, and soap. All of these items are free, and meant for students to take home. If students are in need of items from the hygiene bank please see Nurse Julie, a guidance counselor, Ms. St. Denis, or the office staff.
GRMS-Time Schedule Student Arrival 7:00 a.m. Dismissed to homeroom 7:10 TARDY 7:20 students must stop by office for a tardy slip Classes begin at 7:25 (please note if you will be dropping your child off to school, please do so at the side office entrance. The front loop is for busses only.) The is a bit of a traffic jam in the morning...please help keep the drop off location moving swiftly.
Traversa Ride 360 August 2019 Dear Parents/Guardians: The MSAD11 Transportation Department is very excited to introduce a new program that will be available to you this year. Traversa Ride 360 gives you access to see your child’s transportation information on your computer or mobile app. You will be able to access your child’s bus stop location, route number, pick-up time, drop-off time, and their weekly transportation schedule. The program will also allow the Transportation Department to send out notifications and alerts to anyone who has signed up with Ride 360. We will be able to notify you if the bus is running late, remind you of an early release, and inform you of a snow day. As a Ride 360 user, you will have the ability to share your child’s transportation information with a daycare or anyone who plays an important part in their school transportation. You will also be able to contact the Transportation office via email or phone, directly from the web or mobile app. Attached to this letter are two guides that will help you create an account and find your child’s transportation information. To access the MSAD11 Ride 360 site, paste the URL provided below into your web browser (Chrome or Foxfire work best). Once you have created an account you will be sent an email to complete your login. To find your child, you will need their student ID number, first name, and last name. https://memsad11gardiner.traversaride360.com/ Sincerely, Gabe Dostie Director of Operations
Sports Physical Reminder Any student wishing to try out and/or participate in a school sport must either have a current (2yrs) physical on file or submit one before participation is allowed. If you are unable to get an appointment in a timely manner with your provider, Walk-In Physicals are available at Concentra Urgent Care in August $35 or Maine General Express Care in Augusta $65. (We are not promoting either or these medical facilities, only trying to be helpful). Please feel free to share this information.
7/25/2019 Greetings Parents/Guardians and Families of Gardiner Regional Middle School (GRMS): My name is John LaPerriere and I am immensely honored to join the staff, students, and families of GRMS as your new Principal. I am passionate about education and look forward to partnering with you to provide our students with a vigorous, engaging, and high quality educational experience. As a parent of two girls ages 17 and 25, I understand the value of a strong home to school connection. I believe that working together we can meet the social, emotional, and academic needs of all students. This summer I have been getting to know the building, the community, and the educational goals of MSAD 11. I’ve learned that Gardiner Regional Middle School is a community where strong connections are made between home and school, and where staff members are committed to developing the whole child. Professionally, I have dedicated the past 12 year to educating the students of every community I have served. Along with the teachers and staff, I will work tirelessly to continue the legacy of success established here at GRMS, by building relationships with parents, students, staff, and community members. All of us at Gardiner Regional Middle School are excited to begin what promises to be a great year. As Principal it is important for me that everyone that steps through our doors, are excited to be here. Finally, my door is always open and welcome your input. I look forward to working with you to provide the best middle school education for our students. Thank you, John S. LaPerriere Principal Gardiner Regional Middle School
PTO CRAFT SHOW Can't make the PTO Meetings but still want to help support your child's school? Consider joining our Craft Show Committee! We will meet almost entirely here on facebook (until the actual craft show on November 2) to help plan and staff our 2019 Craft Show. This event has the potential to be A HUGE fundraiser for our school. One of my favorite parts about the the event is that we are reaching beyond our school families to raise the funds. But we need more help! Help in planning, staffing the event (one day only!), advertising, and most importantly, getting people to come shop! We have created a private group for you to join and help make this event big enough to be our only fundraiser of the year! Please consider lending your talents and JOIN!
IMPORTANT FOOD ALLERGY INFORMATION Food allergies are a growing food safety and public health concern that affect an estimated 4%–6% of children in the United States.1, 2 There is no cure for food allergies and reactions can be life threatening. Strict avoidance of the food allergen is the only way to prevent a reaction. For Additional Information please refer to the link below. https://www.cdc.gov/healthyschools/foodallergies/index.htm
MIDDLE SCHOOL BUS ROUTES The first day of school for grades K-9 is Wednesday Aug 29th, grades 10-12 Thursday Aug 30th , and Pre-Kindergarten Tuesday September 4th. All routes are subject to time and route changes based on enrollment. The Transportation Office will be available between 6:00 am - 2:00 pm to answer questions on times and routes (582-6663). Please note: Parents need to be present at the bus stop for students PreK- 2. If your street is off any of the main roads listed, it will be necessary to walk to the main road. Listed below are the A.M. runs only, with the P.M. runs being similar in most cases. GARDINER ROUTES BUS # 645 Gardiner (Brunswick Ave., Common and Tree Streets) High School and Middle School starts at 6:38 a.m. at Highway Garage end of Old Brunswick Rd., Old Brunswick Rd., right on Armory St., left on Brunswick Ave., right on School St., left on Lincoln Ave., go around the Common to Church St., right on Dresden Ave., right on School St., left on Brunswick Ave., right on Central St., left on Upper Water St., Proceed to schools. LER School starts 7:26 at Libby Hill Rd. (Brunswick Ave. end), right on Weeks Rd., Turnaround, back on Weeks Rd., right on Libby Hill Rd., left on Marston Rd., Turnaround @ Blasting Specialists, back on Marston Rd., left on Costello Rd., right on River Rd., Turnaround @ MacMasters Ln., back on River Rd., left on Union St., left on Cannard St., LEFT on River Rd., Turnaround @ Gilley Rd, back on River Rd., right on Capen Rd., right on Marston Rd., right on Brunswick Ave., Proceed to LER. BUS # 644 Gardiner (In town areas, Common, Tree Streets., Downtown) High School and Middle School starts at 6:40 a.m. at Plummer St., left on Freemont St., right on Lincoln Ave., left on Cottage, left onto Dresden Ave., right on Church St., right on River Rd., right on Cottage Rd., right on Lincoln Ave., to Washington Ave., Proceed to schools. LER School starts at 7:35 a.m. at corner of Brunswick Ave. and High Holborn St., Left on Griffin St., T/A @ EJP, Left on High Holborn St., Right on West St., Right on Upper Water St., Right on Central St., Left on Brunswick Ave., Right on School St., Right on Lincoln Ave., Right on Fremont St, Right on Plummer St., Right on Liberty St., Right on Lincoln Ave., Left on Cottage St., Left on Dresden Ave., Right on Kingsbury St., Left on Dennis St., Left on School St., Left on Pleasant St., Right on kingsbury St., Right on Dresden Ave.,Left on Brunswick Ave., Right on Central St., Right on Pine St., Right on Washington St., Left on Beech St., Right on Neal St., Left on Brunswick Ave., Right on Water St.downtown, Proceed to LER. BUS # 634 Gardiner (Highland Ave. Area) Middle School (High School are walkers in this area) starts at 6:40 a.m. on Water St., Left on Highland Ave., Right on Hillcrest St., to Spring St. right on Bridge St., right on Summer St., right on Winter St., left on Harrison Ave. to Middle School. Riverview School starts at 7:25 a.m. at bottom of Highland Ave., left on Harrison Ave., Right on Cobbossee Ave., T/A @ GRMS, Left on West Hill Rd. Right on Highland Ave., left on Hillcrest St. continue through to Spring St., right on Bridge St., right on Summer St., right on Winter St., left on Highland Ave. to High St., Left on Terri Ln., back on Highland Ave., left on Adams St., right on Northern Ave., right on Maine Ave., left on Water St. to River Rd., Proceed to RV School. BUS # 632 Gardiner (Rte 201, LER to Richmond line) High School and Middle School starts at 6:40 a.m. on Rte 201 from Pushard Ln. to Turnaround @ Townline, back on Rte 201(Brunswick Ave.) to West St. proceed to Schools. LER School starts at 7:25 a.m. at Four Corner Church on Old Brunswick Road, right on Rte 201 (Brunswick Ave.), turn around @ Market Square Plaza Back on Brunswick Ave., Right on Old Brunswick Rd, Right on Brunswick Ave., left on West St., left on Cobbossee Ave., right on West Hill Rd., left on Highland Ave., left on Terri Ln., Turnaround, back on Highland Ave., right on Pope St., left on Pray St., go to B&G Club, right on Pray St., right on Harrison Ave.,left on Cobbossee Ave., right on West St., left on Old Brunswick Rd. to Brunswick Ave., Proceed to LER Bus # 643 Gardiner (Tree Streets and Lincoln & Dresden Ave. River Rd. to Riverview School) Riverview School starts at 7:25 a.m. start at LER, Right on Brunswick Ave., Right on Old Brunswick Rd., Right on West St., Right on Water St. and Washington Ave., left on Beech St., right on Neal St., right on Brunswick Ave., right on High Holborn St., Right on Cherry St., right on Water st., right on Central St., right on Brunswick Ave., Turnaround at LER, continue on Brunswick Ave., right on School St., right on Lincoln St., right on Liberty St., left on Plummer St., left on Fremont St., right on Lincoln Ave. left on Cottage St., left on Dresden Ave., right on School St., right on Pleasant St., right on Kingsbury St., right on River Rd., Proceed to RV School. BUS # 636 Gardiner (LER) LER School starts at 7:25 a.m. corner of West and Cobbossee Ave., T/A @ Middle School, left on Winter St., right on Harrison Ave., left on Highland Ave., left on Pope St., left on Pray St., left on Willow St., left on Clinton St., right on Spring St., right on Plaisted St., left on Autumn St., right on Spring St., right on Bridge St., right on Highland Ave., right on Mt Vernon St., left on Northern Ave., left on Adams St., left on Highland Ave., right on Harrison Ave., left on Water St., right on Cherry St., Proceed to LER school. SOUTH GARDINER & LIBBY HILL ROUTES BUS # 636 So. Gardiner (Marston and Capen) High School and Middle School starts at 6:35 a.m. on River Rd.by water treatment plant So.Gardiner, continue on River Rd. to RiverView School & T/A, left on River Rd., left on Capen Rd., right onto Marston Rd., and proceed to schools. BUS # 635 South Gardiner (Libby Hill area, Rte 24 south of RVCS) High School and Middle School starts at 6:25am at Riverview School, River Rd. (Rte 24 -So. Gardiner) to MacMasters turnaround, left on Costello Rd., right onto Marston Rd., T/A @ D&B Rock rd.,, back on Marston Rd., right on Libby Hill Rd., left on Weeks Rd., turnaround and left on Libby Hill Rd., Proceed to schools. Riverview School starts at 7:20am at the end of Capen Rd., Left on Marston Rd., T/A @ D & B Rock Rd., left on Rte. 201(Brunswick Ave), Turnaround at Richmond Line, back on Rte 201 (Brunswick Ave.) to T/A @ Lee’s Garage,, left on Libby Hill Rd., right on Weeks Rd. to turnaround, right on Libby Hill Rd., straight on Costello Rd., right on River Rd. (Rte 24) to MacMasters turnaround and back on River Rd., Proceed to RV school. RANDOLPH AND CHELSEA ROUTES BUS # 643 Randolph (Behind Hamlin School, S. Windsor st, & Kinderhook st) High School and Middle School starts at 6:25 a.m. Randolph Park and Ride, right on Water St., right on Belmont St., left around McLaughlin Terrace, back on Belmont St., left on Hillcrest St., right on Central St., left on Pleasant St., right on Windsor, left on So. Maple St., right on Elm St., left on Water St., left on Kinderhook St., left on Windsor St., right on Water St., left across Gardiner/Randolph bridge, right on Maine Ave., left on Northern Ave., left on Adams St., right on High St., left on West Hill Rd. to High School, proceed to Middle School, stopping at West Hill Apts. BUS # 631 Randolph & Chelsea High School and Middle School starts at 6:15 a.m. on Windsor St. and Togas Rd in Chelsea, Right on Route 17, Right on Windsor Rd., Left on Togas Rd to Windsor St Randolph, left on Barber Rd., T/A @ Patterson Rd., back on Barber rd., then left on Windsor St., End of Rockwood Village, right on Birmingham Rd. to Andrea Way, turnaround, right on Windsor St, right on Ridge Rd., left on Woodlawn Cr., right on windsor St., Proceed to schools. Pittston School (Randolph) starts at 7:20 a.m. at IGA in Randolph, left on Kinderhook St., right on Lewis Ave., right on Windsor St., turnaround at church, back on Windsor St., left on Barber Rd., turnaround at townline, left on Windsor St., right into Rockwood Village, right on Windsor, right on Birmingham Rd., to Andrea’s Way, turnaround, right on Nottingham Drive, left on Maria’s Way, right on Birmingham Rd., right on Brookview, turnaround, right on Birmingham Rd., right on Windsor St., right on Ridge rd., left on fairview Estates, right on Windsor St., right on Pleasant St., right on Central St., left on Hillcrest St., Right on Closson St., Left on Stevens St., Right on Lincoln St., T/A, Right on Belmont St., T/A, Right on Water St., T/A, Proceed to Pittston PITTSTON ROUTES BUS # 622 Pittston (East Of Village Store, Blinn Hill Area) High School and Middle School starts at 6:15 at church in Village on the East Pittston Rd. (Rte 194) continue on Rte 194 to Nash Rd on right, turn right on Blinn Hill Rd., left on Palmer Rd., left on Thayer Rd. to Nash Rd., right on Rte. 194 to Whitefield line turnaround, Rte 194 back to Village, left on Kelley Rd., continue to Old County Rd., turnaround, left on Kelley Rd., right on Mast Rd., left on East Pittston Rd. (Rte. 194), right on Rte. 27 to Windsor St./Water St. Proceed to schools. Pittston School starts at 7:25 a.m. on Rt. 194 E Pittston Rd., right on Nash Rd., right on Blinn Hill Rd., left on Palmer Rd., left on Thayer Rd. to Nash Rd., right on Rte. 194 E Pittston Rd. to turnaround. Back to Village, right on Hunts Meadow Rd., Proceed to Pittston School. BUS # 624 Pittston (Rte 27, Kelley Rd., Blodgett Rd.) High School and Middle School starts at 6:00 a.m. on the Old Cedar Grove Rd., turnaround, right on Rte 27 to Crocker Rd., turnaround, back on Rte 27, right the Kelley Rd., on right, turn right on Blodgett Rd., turnaround, left on Kelley Rd., right on Rte 27, left into Smithtown Rd., left on Rte 27, proceed to schools. Pittston School starts at 7:20 a.m. on the Wiscasset Rd. (Rte 27) at Turner Dr., right on Old Cedar Grove Rd., turnaround, right on Rte 27, turnaround at Crocker Rd., left on Rte 27, right on Kelley Rd. right on Blodgett Rd., turnaround at Poolman’s, left on Kelley Rd. to Rte 27, right on Rte 27, left on Smithtown Rd., left on Rte 27, Proceed to Pittston school. BUS # 621Pittston ( Whitefield Rd., Rt 126 Area) High School and Middle School starts at 6:20 a.m. at the end of the Jewett Rd., left on Whitefield rd (Rte 126) P/U to End, proceed to schools. Pittston School starts at 7:30 a.m. at the end of the Jewett Rd. Rd., left on Whitefield Rd. (Rte 126), left into Stoney Acres, left on Rte 126, right on Pinkham Rd turnaround, right on Rte 126, Proceed to Pittston school. BUS # 623 Pittston (Rte 194 and Beech Hill Area) High School and Middle School starts at 6:15 a.m. on Hunts Meadow Rd. at Rte 126 end, right on East Pittston Rd. (Rte 194) to South Beech Hill Rd., straight onto Old Town Farm Rd., turnaround at end and continue back down South Beech Hill Rd., right onto Rte 194, P/U to end, proceed to schools. Pittston School starts at 7:30 a.m. South Beech Hill Rd., Old Town Farm Rd., turnaround go back, turn right onto East Pittston Rd. (Rte 194), left on Warren Rd. turnaround, left on Rte 194, right on Lancaster Rd., turnaround, right on Rte 194, left on Parker Rd., turnaround, left on Rte 194, Proceed to Pittston school. WEST GARDINER ROUTES BUS # 625 West Gardiner (Hinckley Rd. and High St. from HTS) High School and Middle School starts at 6:30 a.m. Going out High Street towards Spears corner, left on Spears Corner Rd, left on Hinckley Road, Right on High St. Pick-up at the entrances of all side roads on High St., Proceed to schools. Helen Thompson School starts at 7:30 a.m. at the corner of West Hill Rd. and Highland Ave. Pick-ups at end of all side roads unless stated herein. Left in Terri Lane, Turnaround, left on High St., right on Rabbit Ridge, turnaround, right on High St., left on Libby Ln., turnaround, left on High St.,Proceed to HTS. BUS # 626 West Gardiner ( Collins Mills, Neck, West Rds. Area) High School and Middle School starts at 6:20 a.m. at Collins Mills Rd., left on Clarks Ln., right on Neck Rd., left on West Rd., turnaround, right on Neck Rd., left on Hallowell-Litchfield Rd., right on High St. to Corner Store, Proceed to schools. Helen Thompson School starts at 7:25 a.m. at Collins Mills Rd., right on Neck Rd., T/A @ townline, right on West Rd., T/A @ Wentworth Cove, back on West Rd., right on Neck Rd., left on Hallowell/Litchfield Rd., right on High St., right on Hinckley Rd., right on Spears Corner Rd., Proceed to HTS. BUS # 627 West Gardiner ( Benson Rd.+ Spears Corner Rd. Area) High School and Middle School starts at 6:25 a.m. at Helen Thompson School, left on High St., right on Hallowell-Litchfield Rd. to Butternut Lane turnaround, right on Benson Rd. turnaround at town line, right on Hallowell-Litchfield Rd, left on Town House Rd., cross onto Spears Corner Rd., left on Rte. 126 (p/u between Spears Corner Rd. and Indiana Rd.), Proceed to schools. Helen Thompson School starts at 7:20 a.m. at the Boys & Girls Club. Go to the Lewiston Rd. (Rte 126) and start pick up from the Indiana Rd. out to 4 corners, right on Spears Corner Rd., left on High St., right on Hallowell-Litchfield Rd., turn around at Butternut Lane, right on Benson Rd., turn around at town line, right on Hallowell-Litchfield Rd., left on Townhouse Rd., Proceed to HTS. BUS # 628 West Gardiner (Rte 126, Bog Hill, Indiana, Pond Rds. areas) High School and Middle School starts at 6:25 a.m. at corner of Bog Hill Rd. and Rte. 126, left on Bog Hill Rd. left on Indiana Rd, right on Rte. 126, left into Windy Acres, right on Rte. 126, left on Old Lewiston Rd., right on Pond Rd., turnaround Litchfield line, right on Old Lewiston Rd., Proceed to schools. Helen Thompson School starts at 7:15 a.m. at corner of Pond Rd. and Old Lewiston Rd., go down Pond Rd. to turnaround, right on Old Lewiston Rd., left on Rte. 126, right into Windy Acres, right on Rte. 126, left on Indiana Rd., continue straight onto Bog Hill Rd, left onto Rte. 126 to Citgo turnaround, left on Spears Corner Rd., left on Dunn St., Turnaround, left on Spears Corner Rd., Proceed to HTS. CHELSEA ROUTE BUS # 648 (Chelsea, Windsor and Part of Randolph Run) High School starts at 6:20 a.m. from the Gardiner Bus Office and proceeds out Windsor St. and Starts to pick up in Chelsea on the Togus Rd. The takes a right on Eastern Ave and picks up Windsor Students at Miller’s Used Auto. Then left on Windsor Road and then left on Togus Rd to Windsor St. in Randolph, P/U from Chelsea Town Line to Water St. in Randolph, Right on Water St P/U @ Jones St.,Proceed to schools.
Middle School Athletic Forms The necessary paperwork for athletes is located on the Middle School Web Page. This link should lead you there. http://www.msad11.org/o/grms/browse/24368
Immunization Update The Maine Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Education have revised the Maine School Immunization Requirements rule to now include meningococcal meningitis disease. The following changes are effective for the 2018-2019 school year for all students attending public or private school in the State of Maine: *One dose of meningococcal vaccine MCV4 (serogroups A, C, W, and Y) is required for all students entering 7th grade. *Two doses of meningococcal vaccine MCV4 are required for students entering 12th grade, with a minimum interval of 8 weeks between dose one and two. If the first dose of meningococcal vaccine was administered on or after the 16th birthday, a second dose is not required. For further questions, please contact the Maine Immunization Program at (207)287-3746 or (800)867-4775 or by email at ImmunizeME.DHHS@maine.gov