GMS Thursday Updates

September 12, 2019

Thursday Updates

Welcome to the new format of the GMS Thursday Updates. Every Thursday (occasionally it's a Friday) we send out a weekly update and reminder of any events in the upcoming week(s) at The Galvin. Below are next week's upcoming events.

Late Bus

The late bus will begin on Monday, September 16th. The buses will stop at Canton High School first, then arrive at GMS @ 3:25. The late bus will run on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursdays. Students who remain after school to complete make-up work, to receive extra help, or to participate in extra curricular activities must report to the library with a pass from the teacher at the end of their session. Students are expected to quietly complete their homework with the late bus supervisor while they wait for the late bus to arrive. All students need a late bus pass to ride the bus. Late bus privileges can be revoked at any time due to misbehavior.

There will be 3 late buses this year:

Bus A - Downtown

Bus Q - Cobbs Corner

Bus P - Route 138

Galvin Open House

On Thursday, September 19th is the Galvin Open House. On this night we welcome parents and guardians to join us so you can follow your child's schedule, meet his/her/their teachers and hear about the work that will happen in each class this year. We will send a copy of your child's schedule home the day before Open House. We will also have a copy of your student's schedule in the lobby as you enter should you need it. The Open House will be from 6:00-8:00 PM and is a night geared to parents and guardians. We look forward to seeing you!

Family/Student Handbook

Attached please find a copy of our Family/Student Handbook and Permissions Signature page. (Please click on the blue to access and download.) If you have not already signed and returned this form, please do so by Monday, September 16, 2019. This page is also available on your PlusPortal page.

Grade 6 Ice Cream Social

All grade 6 students are invited to our annual ICE CREAM SOCIAL after school on Friday, September 27th. The social will be held in the GMS cafeteria from 2:15-3:15 pm. Students will participate in team building activities, meet new students, and eat delicious ice cream from Crescent Ridge. Reminder there is no late bus on Fridays, so students will need a ride home. (Please notify the office if your child has an allergy or intolerance to ice cream or toppings).

Peanut Free Table

As a reminder to all families, the GMS cafeteria has a peanut free table for any student who needs it. If your child needs assistance locating the table, there are adults on duty in the cafeteria to help.

Be on the Look Out!

Emails will be sent to all grade 6 families, new families and any other parents/guardians, who have not yet done so, inviting them to sign up for their PlusPortal. PlusPortal allows you to see your child's schedule, homework, messages from teachers, Progress Reports, and Report Cards.


In addition, verification sheets will be emailed home in the next several weeks. Please be sure to carefully check your information and make any changes are necessary. This is your opportunity to update changes to address, phone number, medical information, etc.

Save the Dates

To help you plan for the year, the GMS Save the Dates has been attached here. Please make note of our upcoming events if they pertain to you.