Gruening News Return to School!

March 2, 2021

In this edition:

  • RETURN TO IN-PERSON SCHOOL **March 15 for 7th Grade, March 16 for all students**

RETURN TO IN-PERSON: Drop off/Pickup Info and Policies

Gruening Middle School Re-Entry

What will the school day look like?


  • Notify if your student will be traveling out-of-state
  • Students must bring a negative COVID PCR test to school OR quarantine 14 days


  • March 15 in-person start for 7th Grade (8th graders work on Canvas March 15)
  • March 16 all students in-person
  • In-Person: 8:45 am - 2:00 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday; Canvas Wednesday
  • GMS remote: work on Canvas Monday-Friday, mandatory Zoom class Wednesdays

Arrival and Leaving
  • No Gruening students enter through front Chugiak entrance
  • Students arriving by bus enter through cafeteria entrance find bus stop here
  • Parents driving students drop-off and pick-up on-time by relos (doors open 8:30)
  • Late student drop-off or early pick-up must call 742-3600 at cafeteria entrance


  • Students will bring ASD Chromebook or personal laptop to classes
  • Contact to request ASD Chromebook if needed
  • No lockers, students may bring backpack, food, and water bottle
  • No supplies necessary unless requested by teacher

COVID Protocol

  • Mask is worn at all times in school except when eating or drinking
  • *Update* Breakfast and lunch free for all students
  • Students walk one way in hallways six feet apart

In-Person Schedule

Quarter 4 student schedules are available on ParentConnection here

Please click here to enter your email if you need your PIN and Password

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Wednesday Zoom Schedule

Mandatory for GMS Remote and quarantined students (optional for In-Person students)
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Updated Care Plans and Immunization Records/Exemptions


  • We need updated Care Plans and Immunization Records/Exemptions
  • Including: Anaphylaxis Care Plans, Allergy Care Plans, Immunization Religious Exemption
  • Click here for ASD Health Forms (upper right hand side of the page)



NOW is the time to get that paperwork to to hold your spot!


  • It is First come, First serve... so get your spot ASAP
  • There are NO fees for intramural sports
  • Activities bussing will be provided

3 things you need to participate:

  1. Sports Physical Form- Click to open PDF
  2. Activity Participation Form- Click here to access (one participation form per activity)
  3. COVID -19 Form- Click here to access

March 22nd- April 16th

  • Co-Ed Basketball
  • XC- Skiing/Running
  • Art Activities
  • After-School Tutoring

April 19th - May 14th

  • Co-Ed Volleyball
  • Track and Field
  • Mountain Biking (Student supplies own bike)
  • Art Activities
  • After-School Tutoring


Important Updated COVID Travel Guidance and FAQ

Did you know you can come back as soon as you have a negative (PCR) COVID test?


Fitzgerald Photography will be taking school portraits March 25th and 26th.

Parents will be sent a link to order photos after photos are taken.

See the flyer below for more information.

Gruening Middle School

Gruening Middle’s staff and students strive to be responsible and cooperative members of a community where achievement is valued along with hard work and civic engagement. Our core values are community, achievement, responsibility, working hard and cooperation.