Message from the Principal...
I hope everyone had a great summer and is ready to get the 2021-2022 school year rolling. I am excited to see our 8th grade students as well as welcome and get to know our incoming 7th grade students. We faced a litany of challenges last year and unfortunately are sure to deal with more this year. However, thanks to our parents, our students and our school community we made it through last year and plan to have a great upcoming year.
We are excited to have several new staff members at Gaylord Middle School. Our technology department has been busy upgrading our building this summer as well. In addition, each of our students will be getting a Chromebook this year.
We have a great staff at Gaylord Middle School who are committed to getting to know each and every student and preparing them for the next level. I truly look forward to getting to know your children as well. Please feel free to email anytime with questions or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome Back Packet
A packet of information was mailed this week for each GMS student. Included in this packet were the following documents:
- Welcome back letter from Mr. Somerville – includes the students first hour teacher and general information about GMS
- Student Information Record - please review, make necessary changes, sign and return with your student on the first day
- Covid Screener Agreement - please review and complete; return with your student on the first day
- Directory Opt Out form - this form is optional; if you choose to complete this form, please return with your student
- Chromebook Technology Use Agreement and Technology Protection Plan - please review and complete; return with your student on the first day
- Network/Internet Access Agreement - please review and complete; return with your student on the first day
Virtual Open House
Emergency Operations Plan
First Day of School
All students will report to their 1st hour on the first day of school. Teachers and staff will be available in the foyer and halls, along with clearly posted signs around the building, to help direct students to the correct room. First hour teachers will be passing out student schedules and communicating important information to students.
GMS 21-22 Start/End Times
Students will receive one breakfast and lunch per day for the 2021-2022 school year at no cost. All 7- 12 grade students may purchase an additional Ala carte item or entree. Gaylord Community Schools have mailed the free and reduced lunch applications. If your child qualifies, please fill out the application and return via mail, email, or applications may be done online by visiting www.gaylordschools.com. The applications will be saved and used to determine student eligibility for the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year.
CLEAR Reusable Water Bottles & Water Filling Stations
Students will be responsible for bringing their Chromebook to school on a daily basis fully charged.
Athletics - Fall Sports Information
All students must have a physical on file in the GMS office in order to participate. It is okay to join a sport until the end of the first week of school.
Cross Country: First practice was August 25th from 5:30-6:15 p.m. at GMS. The practice schedule until school starts is:
Monday, August 30 NO PRACTICE
Tuesday, August 31 5:30 - 6:15 p.m.
Wednesday, September 1 5:30 - 6:15 p.m.
Thursday, September 2 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Friday, September 3 NO PRACTICE
SCHOOL BEGINS SEPTEMBER 7 - This is the first mandatory practice. From this point forward, we will practice every school day. Practice ends and parent pick-up at 4:30 p.m.
Volleyball: All 7th and 8th grade girls are invited to participate in six voluntary preseason volleyball open gyms: Aug. 24, 25, 26, 31 & Sept. 1, 2 at the GMS gym from 4-5:15 p.m. Parent consent forms must be completed and turned into the coaches to participate in open gyms. Physical forms & parental consent forms must be completed prior to tryouts. Forms are available at GCS website. Tryouts will begin on the first day of school 3:15 – 5:15 p.m. Questions, contact 8th grade coach, Dawn Deisig at email@example.com.
Football: The first official practice was Aug. 23rd at 5:00 p.m. behind GMS. The practice schedule until school starts is:
8/30, 8/31, 9/1 all from 5-6:30 p.m. at GIS. When school starts practice will go from after school until 5:00 p.m. at GIS.
Contact GMS Asst. Principal & Athletic Director, Dave Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.