GRMS Families/Guardians, I hope this letter finds you all well and safe. Over the past month, the staff at Gardiner Regional Middle School have been working hard in preparing for synchronous learning that begins on January 25, 2021. There are two changes that will be important for all families in cohort A, B, C and D to be aware. The first is that attendance, whether working from home remotely or at school will be taken at 7:20 a.m. in the homeroom. Students working remotely from home will log into “Google Meeting” for homeroom attendance and in-school students report to their classroom. The second change is that all students working remotely from home will follow the school schedule below. Daily schedule that will be used when the school is following the yellow/hybrid daily schedule. You will also find the expectation for learning, and the timeline to synchronous learning. Please note that this schedule will be used in both the Yellow and Red learning model. Thank you in advance for your patience, flexibility and understanding. Together, we will make the second semester a success for all students. Sincerely, John S. LaPerriere Principal, Gardiner Regional Middle School
Reminder: please complete the survey regarding moving to "green" by tonight at 5:00 if you haven't already done so: http://bit.ly/3bzheRm
Dear GRMS Parents/Guardians, Please click on the link to receive important information regarding January 25, 2021 synchronous learning roll out; https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_2_jBena-mDtWoDyrcgS9Sgw4mEpOCaiLt79TogM2Bo/edit?usp=sharing Thank you John S. LaPerriere Principal Gardiner Regional Middle School
Today, January 15, 2021 is a Full Student Day not an Early Release Day. Please click on link for updated School Calendar. https://5il.co/onf9
Dear GRMS Families, The district nurses would like to communicate new procedures given to us by the Maine CDC, which we will follow in the event of a positive case at our school. If you are a staff person or a student who is identified as a close contact of a confirmed positive case of COVID-19 at our school, you will be notified by your school nurse through a phone call or letter and be provided initial guidance on next steps, including quarantining and testing. Once you have received notification from the school, the Maine CDC’s Sara Alert system will begin sending you follow up guidance via text messages. Sara Alert is an automated system that uses daily text messages to help people who have been identified as close contacts to monitor for symptoms after exposure. All students and staff will be enrolled in Sara Alert if they are identified as having been in close contact with a COVID-19 positive person while at school. There is nothing required of you to be automatically enrolled in this service. If, however, you would like to opt out of Sara Alert, please contact Kristin Martin, RN at 582-6268, or email email@example.com by January 19th. If you do opt out of the Sara Alert system, and are later identified as a close contact to a positive case, you will receive follow up phone calls to confirm you have opted to not receive the automated text messages from Maine CDC. Additional assistance is provided to Maine residents who have been identified as a close contact of a COVID-19 positive person, and need support during quarantine. You may request this assistance by using this online form: https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/form/covid-19-referral-form Additional information about community care and social support is available here: https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/coronavirus-resources/support-for-isolation-quarantine, or you can send an email to dhhs.covid.socialsupport@Maine.gov Be well, Kristin Martin Kristin, BSN/RN PRCS School Nurse MSAD 11 Lead Nurse (207)582-6268 firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you want to help design the Yearbook??????? Join the Yearbook Club!!!! What will we do in the Yearbook Club???? We will take photos, and design the yearbook for the entire school to enjoy!!! If you would like to participate please e-mail Sanderson@msad11.org for more information.
GRMS Boys Basketball tryouts Monday & Tuesday, Jan 11 & 12 Monday Group A 5:15-6:30 Group B 6:45-8pm Tuesday Group A 2:30-3:45 Group B 4:00-5:15 Group A includes 8th graders, returning varsity player and 7th graders A-L Group B Includes 7th graders M-Z and 6th Graders
Look What's NEW at Gardiner Regional Middle School... Page Turners Virtual Book Club Beginning Wednesday, January 20. Registration is required by Friday, January 15. For registration and information please contact: Miss Tabitha Stephenson, email@example.com
To view Monday evenings Q & A Meeting on Synchronous Learning, please use the following address: https://drive.google.com/file/d/10gshbU1LPjn2WHqdJ92W-dVDa-b8fOl9/view
GRMS Boys and Girls Basketball signups are still going on. If you did not sign up in the cafeteria please email kparadee@msad11 and you will be added to the roster. The necessary paperwork can be found at http://msadme.apptegy.us/o/grms/browse/24368 Please turn in the paperwork to the office once we are back in school. Remember we need a copy of a physical that has been done within the last three years.
Click the link for an important message from MSAD11 Superintendent Pat Hopkins: https://bit.ly/3lRj0Q2
Please help us be prepared in case MSAD11 schools need to go to 100 percent Remote Meal Deliveries. We have learned a lot from our last Red Remote Meal delivery process, and have made some changes. Every family who would like meals needs to sign up now for WHEN or IF our District goes into 100 percent Remote Learning (RED MODE). Please sign up by Monday, November 23rd at 3:00 pm: https://forms.gle/uN3d9VWVGXAa3EXs6
If you have not signed your child up to receive meals from MSAD11 and wish to do so, please complete this form tonight: https://forms.gle/R1wGeT91E3S8JxXq9
Click the link to access an important message from Superintendent Pat Hopkins: https://bit.ly/3e2JbQB
In-Person and Remote Attendance Dear Parents/Guardians of ALL GRMS Students REMOTE LEARNING DAYS: If your child will be absent or dismissed from school, please be sure to call the Middle School office to make them aware. If your child does not answer the daily attendance question in Google Classroom by noon he/she will be marked with an Unexcused Absence. If they don't attend a remote class this too will be marked unexcused. If the student won't be attending class due to an appointment or other engagement, you must call the school prior to the absence to let us know. IN-SCHOOL LEARNING DAYS: Once again you must contact the school if your child will be absent, if not, he/she will be marked with an Unexcused Absence. If a child is dismissed for an appointment we will note that in the computer. If you have any questions please feel contact the GRMS office at 582-1326. We are required to send the State of Maine, Department of Education notification of truant students. The guidelines put forth by the state are displayed at the bottom of this message. There are six different truancy thresholds: A student who has completed 6th grade but is not yet 17 and has 10 or more cumulative unexcused absences. A student who has completed 6th grade but is not yet 17 and has 7 or more consecutive unexcused absences. A student aged 6 or above who hasn’t completed 6th grade and has 7 or more cumulative unexcused absences. A student aged 6 or above who hasn’t completed 6th grade and has 5 or more consecutive unexcused absences. A student at least 5 years of age and not yet 6 years of age and has NOT completed grade 6, has been enrolled in public school and has not been withdrawn, and has 7 cumulative unexcused absences. A student at least 5 years of age and not yet 6 years of age and has NOT completed grade 6, has been enrolled in public school and has not been withdrawn, and has 5 consecutive unexcused absences. Once a student has been identified as truant by meeting one of the six thresholds, a truancy record must be entered into Synergy State Edition.
There is still time to order a yearbook! Please order by 12/1/2020, Yearbooks are $26 Click on the link below https://www.jostens.com/resources/working-with-jostens/high-schools/hs-yearbook
MSAD11 would appreciate your help. Please complete this eligibility survey no later than Tuesday, October 27th. Thank you! https://bit.ly/34Yv6iU
Please be sure your child signs in and answers the remote attendance question by 12:00 noon. The attendance question will appear under the classwork tab in Google Classroom. If you have any problems or questions, please refer them to your child's classroom teacher. This is our method of taking attendance on remote learning days. If your child doesn’t answer the daily question they are marked unexcused for the day. Thank you for reminding your children.
A quick video on routine transportation safety and some of the features of our busses. https://youtu.be/20tPtoc2llo
Yearbooks are NOW on sale for $26. Order by 10/23 to purchase personalization and choose up to 4 FREE icons! This year all yearbook sales will be done online. Click below for the link. Even though the 2020/2021 school year may look different it is still truly memorable! Make sure to get your yearbook order in today! https://bit.ly/3klbUSA
The MSAD11 Distance Learning Parent Information letter can be found at this link: https://bit.ly/2Fzic2c
Please complete this meal sign up form. If you choose meals on this form, your student's name will be on our list EACH WEEK UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Please complete this form by Sunday, September 20, 2020. Please click on the link to sign up. https://forms.gle/Yh84fkJrbdZ5gtMp8
Dear MSAD 11 Families, Please complete this meal sign up form. If you choose meals on this form, your student's name will be on our list EACH WEEK UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Please complete this form by Sunday, September 20. https://forms.gle/Yh84fkJrbdZ5gtMp8
Good morning – this is Pat Hopkins, MSAD 11 Superintendent of Schools. It is my understanding that a robo call recently went out to some parents and staff indicating that the Gardiner Area High School is closed today and that students will be transported home. That message did not come from MSAD 11. Gardiner Area High School is open for school today. Students are not being transported home. We apologize for the confusion that call has caused and we will be looking into how this happened. Again GAHS is open for school today. Have a great day.
Remote Attendance Cohort A & B Students Dear Parents/Guardians of Cohort A & B Students Please be sure you child signs in and answers the remote attendance question by 12:00 noon. The attendance question will appear under the classwork tab in Google Classroom. If you have any problem or questions, please refer them to your child's classroom teacher.
Attendance Reminder Attendance is taken on remote learning days for ALL Cohorts. Student's must log into Google Classroom to answer the daily question before beginning of their classes for the day. If students don't answer the daily question, they will be marked absent. Please remind your child to answer the daily question before attending class. (please share this message.)
Here is a letter from Superintendent Pat Hopkins regarding child nutrition and attendance: https://bit.ly/32iT34E
There are NO ON-LINE CLASSES for ALL Cohorts today. Wednesday, September 9.
Families who need to order breakfasts and lunches for remote learning days from Wednesday, September 16 through Tuesday, September 22 can use this link: https://forms.gle/fGMA3kUoY7KX5HZi6 YOU MUST COMPLETE THIS FORM by 11:59 pm on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10.
Families who need to order breakfasts and lunches for remote learning days from Wednesday, September 16 through Tuesday, September 22 MUST COMPLETE THIS FORM by 11:59 pm on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10. Please use this link to sign up for meals: https://forms.gle/fGMA3kUoY7KX5HZi6
Band Happenings Greetings GRMS Band Students and Parents! Mr. Newton, Mr. Walker, and Ms. Wright are very excited to welcome you back to GRMS for the 2020-2021 school year! We are thrilled that we will be able to offer students both an in-person and a virtual experience in band this year. All in-person rehearsals will occur outdoors, weather permitting, according to the Maine Department of Education recommendations. In the event of inclement weather, students will meet inside to strengthen other musical skills such as notation, rhythm, and listening skills. Recommendations from the Department of Education are continuously being adjusted. As this happens, we are hoping indoor rehearsals will be allowed while following safety recommendations from the CDC and the Maine DOE. The music staff are being proactive by ordering bell covers and playing masks for instruments and players should the recommendations allow for indoor rehearsals. 6th Grade Band in-person rehearsals weekly at Falcon Time Monday- Cohort A divided by teams Thursday- Cohort B divided by teams 7th Band bi-weekly at Falcon Time Tuesday- Cohort A divided by teams Friday- Cohort B divided by teams 8th Band bi-weekly at Falcon Time Tuesday- Cohort A divided by teams Friday- Cohort B divided by teams All band students will be provided with a small group virtual lesson on one of the days that they are learning remotely. Virtual lessons will take place every other week for band students that have chosen in-person learning. Students who have chosen all virtual learning will receive a virtual lesson every week. Please feel free to contact one of us if you have any questions or concerns. We look forward to seeing the students and making great music throughout this school year! Musically yours, Adam Newton - firstname.lastname@example.org Tracy Wright - email@example.com David Walker - firstname.lastname@example.org
Families who need to order breakfasts and lunches for remote learning days from Tuesday, September 8 through Friday, September 18 can use this link: https://forms.gle/c4XXh4aYMdr5GYxH6
Here is an introduction to some of the changes to expect when traveling on MSAD11 busses. Mask, sanitizer and spacing will be required. https://youtu.be/duWfHVDoFLk
Just a reminder...These are the ONLY forms you need to fill out electronically in PowerSchool. GENERAL FORMS M. Computer Use Agreement ENROLLMENT Ecollect Demographics A. Student Demographics B. Student Address C. Birth Verification (Only for new students to MSAD#11) D. Student Contacts E. Legal Guardians Ecollect Health T. Health Information U. Health Authorizations Ecollect Transportation K. Transportation Request Form
September 1, 2020 Good Afternoon, In an effort to reduce paperwork this year we are asking parents to complete the “first day of school paperwork” electronically. If you are unable to complete the paperwork electronically, please send either: (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org an email or call: 582-1326) to request a paper packet, to be sent home with your child on the first day of school. Please follow this link: https://bit.ly/3gNp20S for instructions to log in to PowerSchool. You will need the PowerSchool log-in information which was mailed home on Tuesday, September 8. Please call Brenda or Kathy @ 582-1326 if you need assistance.
SCHOOL PICTURE DAY Below is the schedule for School Pictures COHORT A - Tuesday, September 15 — 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. COHORT B - Thursday, September 17 — 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. COHORT C - Tuesday or Thursday — 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. (Cohort C students should enter through the rear entrance and enter the gym lobby)
MESSAGE TO GRMS REMOTE ACADEMY LEARNERS Students enrolled in Cohort C, the Remote Learning Academy will need to pick up their laptops and educational material, Wednesday, September 2 between the hours of 2 and 6 p.m. LAPTOP PICK-UP WILL BE AT THE FRONT ENTRANCE OF THE HIGH SCHOOL ON WEST HILL ROAD EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL PICK-UP WILL BE AT THE GYM ENTRANCE OF THE MIDDLE SCHOOL.
A mailing was sent home Thursday, August 27 containing a letter from Principal John Laperriere, notification outlining your child's cohort, a COVID-19 Pre-Screening tool (from the Department of Education), a map displaying the NEW traffic route at GRMS, and the PowerSchool log in information for you and your child. (Please keep the PowerSchool letter handy as we will be sending out information next week and you will need these passwords. We look forward to seeing our GRMS Falcons soon.
Middle School Supply List are available on the Middle School Web page. Please follow the link below. https://www.msad11.org/o/grms/browse/27133
Cohort assignments and bus routes will be ready soon. Thank you for your patience. We know you are as anxious as we are to get back to school! https://youtu.be/9_WrGdsNVmM
MSAD11 Special Services Information Session will live streamed starting at 4pm. https://youtu.be/MRAS-t9UR9c
SCHOOL PICTURE DAY Cohort A Tuesday, September 15 Cohort B Thursday, September 17
Parent/Guardian and MSAD11 Principal/Director Video Meetings coming soon (August 18th & 19th). For more info: https://bit.ly/2CrfOZS
Backpack Giveaway, provided by the Greater Augusta Back to School Program, on Sunday August 16th from 1:00-3:00 at the Augusta Civic Center parking lot. https://bit.ly/2DNVgLK
Please watch this video message from Superintendent Pat Hopkins regarding the plan to return to school this fall. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMRVnQ5iKBk
MSAD 11 and Maine Roads to Quality invite Childcare practitioners to join in a "Return to School ZOOM Conversation" Tuesday, August 11th from 6-7 PM You are invited to join Angela Hardy, Director of Curriculum + Instruction for MSAD 11 and Robin Holman, District Early Childhood and Youth Coordinator for Maine Roads to Quality Professional Development Network to learn about the return to school plan and to start a conversation about how childcare and schools can collaboratively build learning spaces for children. Register at: https://forms.gle/235jLXmhasCpknFE8
To follow Maine Department of Education requirements for safely opening schools in the fall, masks will be required for all staff, students and visitors to MSAD11 facilities. More information will follow as school approaches. Please see our video: https://youtu.be/ZvU580_CDOo
To know if MSAD 11 schools can open fully, we need to hear from our families. Please complete one Return to School survey for each of your school-age children today if you haven't done so yet: https://forms.gle/JT3oqMDZEF2BthY7A
MSAD 11 Family Return to School Survey: To help the district finalize our return to school plans, please complete one survey for each school-age child in your household https://bit.ly/39Ax8YE
Today, MSAD11 released our "Return to School" planning website and a video. Find a link to them on our primary website. We are working hard on our plan and will have more details soon. Thank you for your patience. https://www.msad11.org/article/276753
SUMMER CAMP Second Step offers a three-week online summer camp including research-based activities that help kids learn about science, social studies, math, and more. The activities also teach social-emotional skills that can help all kids ages 1–14 cope with big feelings and other challenges they may face. With age-appropriate instructions and easy-to-find household materials, these activities can help families spend quality time together and keep kids learning over the summer. https://bit.ly/2ZKgHWv
The Maine Department of Education has released a special video message from Maine Education Commissioner Pender Makin and other key leaders from the Department to encourage and remind the people of Maine to provide input for ensuring a safe return to classroom instruction. https://www.msad11.org/article/269250?org=gahs
Department of Education to Release Statewide Survey to Inform Framework for Returning to Classroom Instruction Maine Department of Education continues to work with educators and health experts from across the State to develop health markers and corresponding plans to ensure the safe return to classroom instruction. As this work develops, the Department is seeking input from additional stakeholders from across the State, the survey was released today, please follow the link provided. https://www.maine.gov/doe/fall2020survey
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Kennebec Valley is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children FREE of CHARGE and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Beginning Monday, June 22 - August 21, meals will be provided, at a first come, first serve basis, Monday through Friday from 11:00-12:00. Meals will be available for curbside pick up only, due to COVID-19. This program is sponsored by the Department of Education, Full Plates Full Potential and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kennebec Valley.
WooHoo! The 2020 Yearbooks have arrived. You can pick your child's yearbook up at the middle school during the following times: Monday, June 29th from 1pm - 6pm Thursday, July 2nd from 9am - 12pm. Mr. Laperriere will also be working on Wednesday, so you could call the school (582-1326) that day to arrange to pick it up. Please drive around the back of the building to pick up the book. If you wish to purchase a book for $26, you can do so during one of those times while supplies last. (please share this message)
Our Commitment and Shared Resources to Combat Racism (Department of Education): https://mailchi.mp/maine/cu5lemq6y0-1321484?e=cfa50fab42
The breakfast/lunch meals program will end soon. But the Tiger Food Pantry has stocked up cereals and lunch items for our families as well as dinner items. inquiries by families - please contact RayeAnn DeSoto at 582-3150 x3313.
Dear MSAD 11 Parents and Caregivers, As we get closer to wrapping up this school year, we would like to collect feedback from you about the transition from in-class learning to remote learning. We value your opinions and your input will be used to help inform our next steps as we plan for the fall. Please complete this survey: https://forms.gle/ezrP2PCyQ33H4MDbA by Wednesday, June 3 at 12:00 noon. Thank you! Angela Hardy
Update to families and caregivers from Superintendent Pat Hopkins May 12 2020: https://bit.ly/2LnWTjv
Update to families and caregivers from MSAD11 Superintendent Pat Hopkins May 12 2020: https://bit.ly/2LnWTjv
Choose how and when you want to be emailed in Google Classroom. Ms. Butterfield's Video directions: https://drive.google.com/file/d/183y6dBcfqjkHEtBn8HAMOZ8GSttKpEBG/view?usp=sharing Written instructions: https://support.google.com/edu/classroom/answer/6141557?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en
Greetings from GRMS Staff Please select the link below to view messages from some GRMS staff. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kun8URJKzvQ
PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES Welcome to Spring 2020 conferences! As we are in unusual times we will be doing conferences in a completely different way. Please use this link https://ptcfast.com/schools/Gardiner_Regional_Middle_School to sign on to our conferences web page so that you can schedule your conference. Please do this as soon as possible as some conferences begin as early as Monday morning. Conferences will be held via a phone call or video conference. When signing up for a conference, in the special request block (at the bottom of the page) please list your whether you would like a phone conference or a video conference. Only sign up for a video conference if you have a google account. Please make sure your email address and phone number are listed correctly in the conference sign up section. We are looking forward to meeting with you during Parent/Teacher Conferences next week. Please be aware that our time together is short, and we want you to feel that you have gotten all of your questions answered. To achieve that goal, we are asking that you plan ahead of time what questions are most important. We hope that you are all healthy and well, we will "see" you next week. Thank you for your understanding and continued patience during these trying times and please stay safe. GRMS Staff
MSAD11 School Board Meeting April 2 2020: Click here for the LiveStream at 5:30 pm: https://youtu.be/MGgl8L3yZM4
Free internet access offered to K-12 students who are new to the Charter Communications/Spectrum company. Free Spectrum Broadband Internet for 60 days (make sure to cancel on the 59th day to avoid being charged). Click here for more details: http://bit.ly/2IU4iWA
All MSAD11 PreK-Grade 12 Kids Eat Free - No Matter What! Full details can be found here: http://bit.ly/2IQt4XA
Internet Accessibility If you don't have internet accessibility at your home, you may go to any MSAD #11 school parking lot to obtain internet access.
With schools closed, breakfast and lunch will be available to ANY student in PreK to grade 12 regardless of income in any family. Use this survey link https://forms.gle/vimDfKNMbHQDJbCb6. Find the information on the MSAD #11 website, or call the central office at 582-5346.
For the next 30 days, all facility rentals by outside agencies are prohibited. This will be reassessed at the beginning of April break.
In an effort to provide a central location for news regarding MSAD11's response to the Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), the following website will contain all the information the Superintendent's Office has shared to date. https://sites.google.com/msad11.org/corvid-19/
MSAD11 will be cancelling all nonessential indoor large gatherings, effective immediately. Click here for more info: https://drive.google.com/file/d/149zRmBDlcKmMy1PQbly0ag1oaGIRN_n_/view
In an effort to provide a central location for news regarding MSAD11's response to the Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), the following website will contain all the information the Superintendent's Office has shared to date. https://sites.google.com/msad11.org/corvid-19/
Letter to families from Superintendent Hopkins regarding COVID-19. Please click on link for letter. https://5il.co/dmhw
The CDC is requesting school personnel ask parents the reasons their children are absent in greater detail than that they have the flu. Please be prepared to provide the following information when calling your child out of school. Cough? Fever? Shortness of Breath? Thank you for helping keep our children healthy.
GAHS Band Italian Jazz Dinner & Auction - March 14th in the cafeteria. Dinner at 5:30, auction to follow at 7:00.
ATTENTION 6TH & 7TH GRADE PARENTS MANDATORY FALCON NIGHT FLIGHT PARENT MEETING Monday, March 16th 6:00pm to 7:30pm. GRMS Gymnasium A Parent, Guardian or Adult Family member MUST attend Parent Falcon Night Flight meeting on March 16th to receive their child’s Falcon Night Flight Entrance Ticket. (student's will not be allowed to attend unless a parent/guardian or adult family member attends this meeting) Student Falcon Night Flight is an overnight event that will give all G.R.M.S. 6th and 7th grade students an opportunity to make new friends, connect with Middle School Staff Members and to enjoy a variety of amazing activities such as a Giant Inflatable Obstacle Course, Dance Music, Arts and Crafts, Movies, Board Games and More. This event, which will be held on Friday, March 20th from 6:00pm until 7:00am on Saturday, March 21st , focuses on healthy relationships, student success and community connections. If you have any questions or concerns, please call GRMS at 582-1326
Unfortunately, we are continuing to see a significant number of Influenza A and B diagnoses in our community. Flu season isn't over yet! For your review, I have attached an article with some basic information and reminders about how to decrease these instances of Influenza as well as other communicable diseases. Have a wonderful day and stay healthy! Julie Hallett BSN, RN Gardiner Regional Middle School Phone: 582-1326 https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321005
MSAD 11 2020-2021 School Calendar Approved on 2/10/2020. Please click on link for calendar. https://5il.co/cyp2
Please find attached the link to the GRMS Student Handbook. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Hzv8OdXQIC9bVz7HTKUzWc9Pe1RYklr-5SsCzGWnm5w/edit
Students are going back to school following the holiday break. Remember: STOP means STOP! Watch the proper way to stop for a school bus, and what NOT to do. Learn more at NHTSA.gov/SchoolBus https://youtu.be/CVMlsj32iCQ
**********CORRECTION********** 2019/2020 Music Department Performance Schedule Middle School Winter Concert - December 17 7:00 p.m. Middle School Gym (all students should arrive by 6:30 p.m.) All Chorus Concert - April 15 6:30 p.m. High School Gym (all students should arrive to the high school by 5:45 p.m.) Middle School Band and Chorus Spring Concert - May 12 7:00 p.m. Middle School Gym (all students should report tot he Middle School by 6:30 p.m.) All Bands Concert - May 27 7:00 p.m. High School Gym (students should report to the High School by 6:15 p.m.)
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
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