GMRSD Student Services Spotlight

"Challenging and Supporting Every Student"

Spring 2020

Welcome to the Student Services Newsletter

This publication is designed to provide a forum to communicate information, resources, helpful tips, and links for student and family services within the Gill Montague Regional School District and larger community. Student services, otherwise known as pupil services includes guidance, special education, school nursing and health education, English language learning, education for homeless students, home education/ home school students and more!


Our district tag line, challenging and supporting every student, sends a clear message that student services includes every student! We hope you enjoy this newsletter.

Kindergarten Open House & Registration for Fall 2020 is coming soon!



  • March 30, 2020, Monday, 9:00-4:00 pm, Kindergarten Registration at Hillcrest Elementary for all Gill-Montague District Families

You're invited...6th Annual GFMS Pasta Supper & Talent Show!!

Wednesday April 15, 2020

Dinner served at 6pm

Talent show begins at 7pm

Come support our talented 6th, 7th & 8th grade students as they shine on our stage!


Free and open to the public.

English Learner Educational Resources

Colorín Colorado is a national multimedia project that offers a wealth of bilingual, research-based information, activities, and advice for educators and families of English learners (ELs). Colorín Colorado is an educational service of WETA, the flagship public broadcasting station in the nation's capital, and receives major funding from the American Federation of Teachers and National Education Association. © Copyright 2017 WETA Public Broadcasting.


Gill Montague welcomes educators, families, and community members to explore these resources and links as we work together in support of inclusive practices throughout our schools and larger community. In future newsletters we will introduce members of our English Language Education team here in Gill Montague.


http://www.colorincolorado.org/article/five-things-teachers-can-do-improve-learning-ells-new-year


http://www.colorincolorado.org/article/culturally-responsive-instruction-holiday-and-religious-celebrations


http://www.colorincolorado.org/article/language-objectives-key-effective-content-area-instruction-english-learners


http://www.colorincolorado.org/article/essential-actions-15-research-based-practices-increase-ell-student-achievement


http://www.colorincolorado.org/article/supporting-ells-mainstream-classroom-language-tips

Community Summer Programs 2020

With spring being just around the corner it is time to start planning summer enrichment programs and activities for your children and teens. As a courtesy and public service the district is posting some area summer program information here. The Gill-Montague School District cannot sponsor or endorse specific programs.


Early Education and Elementary Age Programs


Montague Parks & Recreation- Summer Playground & Youth Programs

Erving Parks & Recreation

Ja-Duke Center for Performing Arts Summer Programs

Greenfield YMCA

Camp Kee-wanee

Morse Hill Outdoor Education Center

Woodland Village

Camp Lion Knoll

Camp Howe

Giving Tree Nature and Nurture Summer 2020 Program


Middle and High School Programs


Morse Hill Outdoor Education Center

GCC STEM Starter Summer 2020

Ja-Duke Center for Performing Arts Summer Programs

Greenwood Music Camp

Summer Stars- Camp for Performing Arts Northfield Mount Hermon

UMASS Amherst Pre-College Summer Programs

Amherst College Summer Youth Programs

Smith College Summer Science & Engineering Program

Community Resources & Partners

We are pleased to partner and collaborate with a number of community organizations and thank them for their support of our schools. Additionally, we are happy to provide information to district families about resources and activities that are available within our larger community.


Town offices and programs

Town of Montague

Town of Gill

Town of Erving


Libraries in the Gill-Montague District

https://montaguepubliclibraries.org/
https://gillmass.org/p/31/Library

https://www.erving-ma.gov/erving-public-library
Books, Internet access, computers, videos, and family events


Community Programs and Resources

Community Action of Pioneer Valley

Montague Parks & Recreation Department

Shea Theater

Great Falls Discovery Center

Canalside Rail Trail Bike Path

Brickhouse Resource & Teen Center

Franklin Hampshire United ARC

United Cerebral Palsy

Montague Catholic Social Ministries

Look4Help: Resources in Franklin and Hampshire County

Local Resources for Food
Center for New Americans
Massachusetts Migrant Education Program

Family FACTS on Education

Clinical Support Options, Inc

Center for Human Development

As always, don't forget to bookmark the Gill Montague Regional School District Website so you can check back frequently on activities and events around the schools.

http://www.gmrsd.org

GMRSD Student Services & Family Engagement Department

  • Special education
  • Guidance & School Psychology
  • English Learners
  • Specialty services- OT, PT, speech & language
  • Nursing & health education
  • Home & hospital tutoring
  • Homeless education and more
  • Family Engagement Coordinator


Dianne M. Ellis, Director of Pupil Services