GVMS Parent Newsletter

Welcome to the 2022-2023 School Year!

Welcome Back!!!

It is our pleasure to welcome everyone back for a great year at Grand Valley Middle School. We are excited to have students back at GVMS and filling it with energy and enthusiasm for learning. We are looking forward to an extremely exciting and productive year. In this newsletter we have included paperwork and important dates for the start of the school year. Please read it and if you have any questions do not hesitate to call GVMS at 970 285 5707.

New Student Registration

New Students to the District Only: Register at the District Office Tuesday-Friday (8:00 AM - 4:00 PM)

Parents and guardians only need to register their child if they are new to the district.

The district office is located at 460 Stone Quarry Road Parachute, CO 81635

Meet and Greet - GVMS August 17, 4 PM - 6 PM

We will be having a meet and greet with staff at GVMS on August 17, from 4 PM to 6 PM. Paper copies of student schedules will also be handed out at this time. We are looking forward to seeing all of you!

Athletic Meeting - 6 PM if your child is in sports or wants to be in sports we will have a short athletic meeting at 6PM. Please attend!

2022-2023 Bus (Transportation website)

If you have any questions please contact the Transportation Department at 970-285-5700 ext. 5130

The School Day

Our school day will start at 7:50 AM and go until 4:15 PM.

Drop off and Entering School Procedures

We will use the same process as last year. New parents and students please read the following:

Parents will drop their student/s off at the bus loop entrance. They will turn into the bus loop and pull forward past the orange cones and/or buses. We will have staff guiding you. Students will also be dropped off by busses at the entrance or top of the bus loop. At this point, the lower parking lot will not be available to students before or after school. You will be directed to the bus loop area. Students will walk to the hall of their CREW.

Pick up and Exiting

Our process will be the same as last year. For new students and parents please read:

Students who walk or get a ride from parents will be released first and they will exit the building from the hall of their last hour. We will then release students by bus number as the busses arrive.

School Supplies

School supplies for all K-8 students will be provided by Garfield 16. Thank you to the community and the district for helping us prepare for a great year.

GVMS Athletics

Important Dates:

August 23 - first day of school


The fall testing dates at GVMS will be the second week of school. Make-ups will be given the following week. Please make sure your students come to school with charged minds, bodies, and chromebooks. More to come!

PICTURE DAY August 26, 2022

Picture Day: Friday, August 26th!!!! Please look for forms coming home with your students.

Forms and Information

Medical Forms

Hello and welcome back from the Health clerk. The medical forms you might need are on the GVMS website. If your child will be taking any medication at the school you will need to fill out the proper form. Please have the forms filled out by your child's medical provider before returning to school. Call Julie (970) 285-5707 option 1 to set up a time to bring in your child's medications.

(If you need any medical forms please go the GVMS website)

Opt - Out Form Information

Student Use of the Internet:

Student Use of the Internet and Electronic Communications (District Policy: JS*) - Given that the benefits outweigh the risks, the District will provide appropriate Internet access to each student, unless that student's parents/guardians have indicated in writing that they prefer to deny their child such access. If you would like to opt your student OUT on internet access please notify the GVMS office at 970-285-5707.

Student Image Publishing:

Student Image Publishing (District Policy: JRA/JRC-E-3-) Classroom activities and school events are sometimes photographed or videotaped by the school or media groups (newspaper, television, university, district public relations, etc.) In addition, the district or school may want to post articles, video, or photography on district or school websites.

(Public events such as sporting events, theatre productions, etc. are open to the public and are not covered by this form.)

Opt-Out Form for Student Image Publishing

If you DO NOT want your child’s photograph, video, and/or electronic image to be published for news media or school publicity purposes, please complete this form, and return it to your GVMS by September 3rd.


Q: When is the 1st day of School?

A: Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022

Q: What are school start and end times

A: The first bell rings at 7:50 and the first class starts at 7:55. The last bell rings at 4:15.

Q: Where can I get my schedule?

A: Student schedules will be available on August 17th at our back to school night.

Q: What school supplies will my child need to provide?

A: The district provides most supplies for students.

Q: Can my child ride a bus to school.

A: Yes! Please contact our director of transportation, Steve Gardner, for any questions or for more information at (970) 285-5700 ext 5130.

Q: What kind of technology will my child have access to?

A: All students at GVMS will have their own Chromebook. They will be able to take their Chromebooks home with them. We highly encourage you to purchase Chromebook insurance to protect you in case of accidental damage. Technology insurance forms will be sent home with students on the 1st day of school.

Q: Will there be a back-to-school event this year?

A: Yes! Open House for GVMS students and parents will be Wednesday, August 17th from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm.