Gray-New Gloucester Middle School

Message From The Principal

Dear GNGMS Families:

Wow! I am so grateful for the welcome I have received, and so impressed with the work of our students and staff in the four days we have been in school.  Sure, there were some bumps, but everyone seems to be taking it in stride and practicing patience and grace with each other.  It really is humbling.

We are working on making some adjustments- a big one being dismissal, particularly the parent pick-up.  We have some ideas, but if you have any great ideas on how we might make it more efficient, we would love to hear from you!

Thank you for an amazing start to our new school year.  As we make adjustments to our protocols I will keep you posted!

Note from the Health Office

Covid-19 Pre-Screening Tool – Please remember to review this for school attendance every morning before school.

-Medications: If your student requires medication during the school year please contact the health office to make the arrangements.  An annual medication form is required from the doctor and must be signed by a parent.

Some students may carry an inhaler or epipen with parent, physician and school nurse approval. A doctor’s order is required for these as well.  Please call the Health Office if you have any questions, 657-9430. Our fax number is 657-5219.

-Shelley Blake, Health Assistant and Cristie Barone, RN-

Vaccines: To the parents of 7th graders: If your students has not yet received the required meningococcal and TDAP vaccines, please make an appointment with their provider to have that completed as soon as possible and submit proof to the health office. Our fax # is 657-5219.

Influenza Information:

Middle School Parent Influenza Letter

Flu Vaccination Permission Form

Influenza Live Information Statement

Influenza Information Statement

Enrichment Classes

Chorus: All students will have a chance to try chorus to see if they like it before joining for the year. No prior singing experience is required. There are no auditions- all are welcome! Please find more information and the sign up letter here. Rehearsals start next week!

Band: Mrs. Ogden is looking forward to another wonderful year of band for 6th, 7th & 8th grade students. Please see the attached letter for more info and to sign up. Questions? Contact Mrs. Ogden @ dogden@sad15.org

Spanish: 8th graders who are interested in Spanish 1 should contact Ms. Milholland or Mrs. Bassani by next Friday. Spanish 1 will meet in the mornings on students’ remote days. Please email them if you have any questions.”

Sports

Athletic and Intramural Programming

GNG Middle School is pleased to offer Athletic and Intramural programming for all students.  It has taken a while to sort out what we can and can’t do while following state guidelines.

-All programs will be following Covid-19 Guidelines.

-Please help spread the word that these programs are open for registration!!!!

-Please Contact Mr. Welch at dwelch@sad15.org for more information.

Here is what we are offering:

Athletics:

Football and Soccer for Grades 7&8

Field Hockey for Grades 6-8

Cross Country (running) Grades 5-8

Susan Robbins (Athletic Director) and Dana Welch (Middle School Athletic Coordinator) will hold an informational zoom meeting for athletics on Tuesday September 15th at 6pm at the following link :

 https://zoom.us/j/99312229573?pwd=MkhtRGlxa3Riam8rUTdwUldkdVQ0UT09

-Athletics will begin on Thursday September 17.

-Athletics will be considered “in house” this fall and will not include an interscholastic component.

-Students must have proof of a physical within the last 2 years, prior to participating in athletics.

Sign ups are through Family ID.  Information can be found on our website directly below:

https://msad15.org/athletics/required-participation-forms/

Practices/sessions will typically take place on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays after school until 4:00-4:30, depending on the activity.

  

-Once students are signed up through family ID, coaches will be in touch.

-Students will participate on days that their cohort is in person at school.

-Remote students may participate with their assigned cohort.

Intramurals:

Below are the intramural offerings for the fall.  Much more information can be found within the google form registration link below.

Table Tennis (Grades 5-8)

Dance (Grades 5-8)

Mountain Biking (Grades 5-8)

-Space is limited.

-Register for Intramural Programs here: https://forms.gle/FYtd7jsw66mMSKbF7

-Please Contact Mr. Welch at dwelch@sad15.org for more information.

Updated September 11, 2020