GMS Newsletter

January, 2022

Message from the Principal...

Last week our city police partnered with the state police and shared a presentation with each of our classes concerning school safety. The officers reviewed our safety protocols at our school including our lockdown procedures. In addition, the officers discussed threats and how we go about reporting them and keeping our school safe. Students were reminded of an anonymous tip line (OK 2 SAY).

Joe Somerville


2nd Quarter Report Cards will be sent home with students the week of January 31st.


Students Arriving Late/Leaving Early

Students arriving to school late must sign in at the office before reporting to class. Parents or guardians can excuse their child's tardiness by phone or by note. Students not excused by a parent or guardian will receive an unexcused tardy.

Students leaving before the end of the school day will only be released to a parent or guardian. Parents or guardians must notify the office, in writing or by phone, whenever a student is to be released to someone other than themselves.

Parent Portal

Parent Portal is a great way to keep up-to-date on your student's grades and attendance. Please contact the office for your sign-in credentials. Please note that PowerSchool is no longer updating the Parent Portal phone app. The best way to access Parent Portal is through the Gaylord Schools website. Staff email addresses are attached to this newsletter.

Important Dates

March 21st thru March 25th - No School Staff & Students (Spring Break)

April 15th - No School Students (PD Day for Teachers)

May 30th - No School Staff & Students (Memorial Day)

June 7th (Tentative) - Last Day for students - Half Day

Gaylord Middle School

Joe Somerville, Principal

Dave Smith, Assistant Principal