GMS Weekly Family Look Ahead

June 7-9

Important Announcements-

We've made it to the last week of this unprecedented school year! All student assignments and missing assignments are due no later than Tuesday, June 8th at 2:30 pm.

Thank you for attending the 8th Grade Moving On Ceremony last week. It was an absolute joy to individually celebrate each student. The GMS faculty and PTSA are very proud of our 8th graders!

GMS Dates to Remember:

  • June 8 - Field Day Cohort B (Cohort A students do not report)
  • June 8 - NJHS Induction Ceremony | 5 PM | Auditorium
  • June 9 - Last Day of School | Regular School Day Schedule
  • June 9 - 6/7th Grade iPad Collection | 2:45 - 5:30pm
  • June 10 - 6/7th Grade iPad Collection | 7:30 - 9:15am or 2:45 - 5:30pm
  • June 16- Report Cards Mailed Home
  • June 21 - 25 - STEM Camp
  • June 21 - July 29 - Sunshine Food Bus
  • June 28 - GMS Summer School Begins

GMS Field Day 2021

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In-Person Field Day is available for all current in-person learners--

Tuesday, June 8: Cohort B/ AB / LL

This is a reminder that tomorrow (6/8) is a field day for Cohort B. The structure of field day was to host Cohort A on Monday and Cohort B on Tuesday to make it fair for each House Team to compete equally. Please attend only your cohort day. Thank you!

The virtual Field Day experience is available for current remote learners on both days if they would like to attend.

🚨 All students are asked to wear his or her house colors on field day participation days!!!

GMS iPad Collection

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GMS iPad Collection:

It is time to collect student iPads, MacBooks, Kajeets (if applicable), and all associated accessories so that we can refresh for distribution in the new school year. Please see this informative graphic (GCPS Device Collection) with dates and requirements and thank you for your attention.

We will collect all iPad at the end of the school year on a few different dates. Please take a few minutes to read the following information, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mr. Gordon,

Grade 8: June 4th

Cohort B: During the School Day | June 4th

Cohort A and Virtual: During the Moving On Ceremony from 5:30-7 pm

Grade 6 & 7: June 9th and 10th during the following times.

June 9th = 2:45 - 5:30 pm - GMS/GHS Auditorium

June 10th = 7:30 - 9:15am or 2:45 - 5:30 pm - GMS/GHS Auditorium

(Additional 8th-grade devices can be collected on June 9th and 10th as needed.)

Extracurricular Activities

🏈GHS Football:

Attention 7th and 8th Graders interested in GHS Football for next school year: Football Weightlifting, starts next week - Every Mon/Tues/Thurs - Athletes can attend either 7:30-8:30 am or 3:30-4:30 pm (GHS Weight Room)

🏐GHS Volleyball: If you are interested in volleyball, come to the GHS summer volleyball camp! Current GHS Varsity and JV players and coaches will be running this fun volleyball camp for rising 4th-9th graders. See the attached flyer and registration form to sign up! If you have any questions, feel free to email or

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Additional Extracurricular Opportunities

GHS Show Choir: Attention all Eighth Graders, do you like to sing, dance, perform, or work behind the scenes? GHS will be offering Show Choir next year, an extracurricular performance-based ensemble consisting of singing and dancing. You do not need to be in a choir class or have taken a choir class to join, all experience levels are welcome. We are excited to have this new opportunity for our students. Fill out the Google Form if interested.

GHS Color Guard: Attention 7th & 8th Graders! The GHS Colorguard and Danceguard are recruiting for the 2020-21 Halftime Field Show and competition season. Learn to dance with flags, rifles, sabers, and more! Reach out to Guard Instructor Jodi Elrod on Schoology for more information and be on the lookout for a chance to meet the current Guardians of the Field!

Community Event

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Summer Camp Opportunities

GHS Bulldog Basketball Camp

Attention GMS Boys, GHS offers a great challenge to any boy who wants to become a better basketball player. This camp will improve his fundamental skills; teach him more about the game, and what it takes to become a better player. We have a staff that is committed to helping young men take their game one step closer to being more fundamentally complete while having fun at the same time.

Ages: 8-15

Date: June 10th & 11th

Time: 8 am - 12 pm

Cost is $75

*Max of 60 campers

Sign up here: Link to pay:

Goochland 4-H Camp:

Registration is now open for 4-H Junior Summer Camp (ages 9-13). The camp will be on July 26-30 at the Jamestown 4-H Center. Spots are limited.

Details can be found on the camp website:

GCPS Nutrition Services

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☀️ GCPS Sunshine Food Bus ☀️

Returning to Goochland County this Summer! All children 2 - 18 eat “Free of Charge”. Adult meals may be purchased at a discounted price. The summer schedule will be June 21 - July 29 (The bus will not run on July 5th.) See Flyer for details.

Curbside Pick Up

GCPS Free Meals for all students 18 & Younger:

We will provide curbside meal service every Wednesday, with 7 days worth of meals at every school site. Click here for both on-site and curb-side menus. Curbside meals will be served only on Wednesdays from 12:30 - 1:30 or 4:00 - 6:00 through the end of the school year while supplies last.

Here are the lunch menus:

Parents can put funds on their student's account using:

No currency will be exchanged in our school cafeterias.

Parents of our at-home learners will still be able to pick up meals at their school sites on Wednesdays.

✺ Counseling Corner ✺


Course Registration for the 2021-2022 School Year-

If you would like to make any changes to your student’s course registration, please reach out to your student’s school counselor.


  • Resource List: This document includes crisis hotlines, Goochland-specific mental health supports, and links to additional tips on navigating grief.

Mental Health Newsletter: This newsletter specifically provides information on grief, helping students open up, mental health, warning signs of suicide, and prevention.

Mental Health Resources

  • Resource List: This document includes crisis hotlines, Goochland-specific mental health supports, and links to additional tips on navigating grief.

  • Mental Health Newsletter: This newsletter specifically provides information on grief, helping students open up, mental health, warning signs of suicide, and prevention.

Planning Ahead

For your planning purposes beginning August 2021:

GMS Office Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm

Student arrival: 8:50-9:00 am

Instructional Hours: 9:05 am - 3:35pm

Student dismissal: 3:35 pm

🦅 PTSA Corner 🦅

Please consider signing up to donate to GMS Field Day 2021.

The donation link can be accessed here:

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The GMS PTSA has a new website! Here:

EAGLES DREAMS COME TRUE WHEN WE COME TOGETHER! Because we didn't want to burden families with a membership drive in this trying year, we don't have an email list of members, but we want you to know where all your donations and fundraising efforts are going!

Please like our Facebook page and follow us on twitter. We have been working closely with the administration, faculty, and counselors to assess and fulfill needs and brainstorm fun things for the students. We post this news, often with pictures, on our social media. We'd love for you to see it!

If you are able to join or make a donation or simply want to learn more about the PTSA, you can do any or all at our fancy new website! If your student or your family has a need we can help with, never hesitate to email us at Our dream is for Eagles to reach their highest heights.

Thank you for supporting the GMS PTSA!

🦠 Let's Stay Safe 🦠

GMS is operating under the GCPS Phase III Health Plan. You can access the plan here. On-site learners MUST adhere to this plan at all times. Failure to do so will result in a learning reassignment.

If your child has tested positive for COVID-19 or has been notified that he or she has been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, please remember that your child should not enter our school facilities until his or her quarantine or isolation period has ended. For more information about our requirements for employees and students who have tested positive or have known exposures to individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19, please refer to our Exposure Response Matrix. Please also refer to our Return to School Guidance Document for more information about when your child can return to school if he/she is sick.

Reminder: If your child has a known exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or if your child has tested positive for COVID-19, please let your child's school nurse know. Even if your child is learning virtually, we would still like for you to let our school nurse know as some of our virtual learning students have opportunities to come onto campus. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated!

Si su hijo ha sido expuesto a alguien que ha dado positivo para COVID-19 o si su hijo ha dado positivo para COVID-19, por favor hágale saber a la enfermera de la escuela de su hijo. Incluso si su hijo está aprendiendo virtualmente, aun así, nos gustaría que usted le hiciera saber a nuestra enfermera de la escuela, ya que algunos de nuestros estudiantes de aprendizaje virtual tienen oportunidades de entrar a las instalaciones escolares incluso cuando son estudiantes remotos. ¡Su cooperación es muy apreciada!

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