GMS Bulldog Bulletin

September 2021

Principal's Message

GMS family, we couldn't be more thankful for your support during these first few weeks. Optimism remains high considering going virtual after a week of face-to-face instruction. We are asking you to help us in making sure the children are attending virtual classes during this time. Teachers are working each day to prepare lessons and answer questions the children may have. What we do not want is students to fall behind, and with your support, we can prevent this.

To help prevent further face-to-face interruption, we ask that if your child is sick, please keep him/her at home. Students will have ample time to make up their lessons, and assignments will be posted in Google Classroom. Also, we cannot mandate mask-wearing but we do encourage it. This is not only for their safety, but the safety of others.

With your continued support, we can make this a great year!!!!!

COVID Procedures

If a student tests positive for COVID-19, please contact the school as soon as possible, so that we can begin the necessary contact tracing. If a student is placed in quarantine, parents will be notified by a school official. Quarantined students are still expected to log in and participate in virtual classes if they are healthy enough to do so. If your quarantined student begins to not feel well please notify the school as soon as possible.

iReady Diagnostic Tests

Students should complete iReady reading and math diagnostic tests during homeroom during the week of September 6th. The data from these tests are invaluable when teachers are planning lessons throughout the year. Students with completed iReady diagnostic tests will be entered into a drawing for special prizes.

GMS Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to GMS! All purchases will support literacy and our school library. Students will be able to visit the book fair during school days while the book fair is here. There will also be a virtual book fair option beginning September 15th. The virtual fair link can be shared with family and friends, near and far, and has books for all ages! Check out the GMS website on the 15th to access the virtual Scholastic Book Fair. Thank you for your support!

Chromebooks and Chargers

Student Chromebooks are assigned to a specific child in our digital inventory system. At the end of the year, students must return Chromebooks and chargers so their accounts can be cleared. Students are responsible for their chargers. If lost or damaged, chargers are $33.97 for a replacement.

Picture Day is here...Get your Smile Ready!

Picture day is September 27th. More information will be forthcoming.

Fall Title I Meeting

Our Georgetown Middle School Fall Annual meeting for Title I will be held on Tuesday, September 21 at 4:00 PM. This meeting will serve as an introduction to the GMS Title I Plan for the 2021-2022 school year including a discussion of our current plan, parent's right to know, and parent and family engagement policy.


The meeting link will be emailed to you at a later date. If you have any questions please contact Caitlynn Langford at clangford@gcsd.k12.sc.us. We hope to see you there!

Fall Parent Conferences-Virtual

Georgetown Middle will have virtual parent-teacher conferences on September 21, from 4:30-6:00 pm. Google Meet links for each teacher will be posted on our website.

GMS PTO

The PTO at Georgetown Middle School welcomes you to a new school year. We stay busy throughout the year trying to bring some fun things to the students and staff at GMS. We do things like: Ice Cream Days, Chick-fil-a Days, Spirit Wear Sales, Winter Dance, Valentine’s Sales, 8th Grade Celebration, Teacher Breakfast, Staff Christmas Gift, Teacher Appreciation Week, Snacks for Testing and Funding Requests.

We need your support to make this a fun year. Here is how you can help:

  • Become a member of PTO for $10.

  • Serve on our Board. We meet on the first Monday of each month at 3:45 pm.

  • Volunteer during the day or evening to help with events.

We look forward to working with you and your child this year!

Georgetown Middle School

Learners today, Leaders tomorrow.




Seth Hillman, Principal

Michael Russo, Assistant Principal

Reggie Thompson, Coordinator of Special Services

Courtney Wilson, Assistant Principal

Caitlyn Langford, Curriculum Coach