Welcome Back

2021-2022 School Year

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Student Schedules and Locker Information

Schedules are now available for viewing on the Infinite Campus Parent and Student Portals. This is also where report cards are accessed. You can reach the site by clicking the "Infinite Campus Log In" button below. Locker information (number and combination) will be also be viewable.

*Please remember schedules are subject to change without notification up to the first day of school.

If you have not logged into the Parent Portal before or don't remember your username or password, please send an email to syoung@gananda.org and include the following:

your name, your child(ren)'s name, your address and email address.

If you have questions about your student's schedule, you can contact the main office at 315-986-3521, xt 8-2423.

Students will also receive a paper copy of their schedule and locker information the first day of school.

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An open house is scheduled the week before school starts for all grades. Students and their parents are invited to tour the building, find their classrooms and meet their teachers.

6th grade students are scheduled for Wednesday, September 1st from 4 pm to 5:30 pm. There will be a short grade level presentation at 4:20 pm in the Auditorium.

7th and 8th grade students are welcome on Thursday, September 2nd at the following times:

  • 7th Grade - 4:00 pm to 5:15 pm. There will be a grade level presentation in the Auditorium at 4:45 pm.
  • 8th Grade - 4:00 pm to 5:15 pm with a grade level presentation at 4:15 pm. There will also be an informational meeting for the 8th grade trip in the Auditorium at 5:20 pm.

* If any changes need to be made to the above schedule due to construction or COVID restrictions, a notification will be sent out on ParentSquare.

School Forms!

Emergency Contact Forms will be sent home this year with transportation notices. Please review the emergency contact form and, even if there are no changes, send it in with your student the first week of school.

All other forms will be sent through ParentSquare as a fillable form. These include:

  • Parent/Student Handbook Sign-Off
  • Chromebook Agreement
  • Publishing Rights Release and Electronic Access Form

Physical and Vaccine Requirements

Incoming 6th graders need to have a Tdap vaccine or a scheduled appointment before 9/20/21 to remain in school.

Students entering 7th grade need to have their meningococcal vaccine or a scheduled appointment with their physician by 9/20/21 to prevent exclusion from school. 7th graders also need a NYS mandated physical.

Medications (over the counter or prescription) cannot be given out without a note from the doctor. Please use the OTC Medication Form or Permission to Administer Medication Form found on our website.

Any 7th or 8th grader registering for sports needs to have a physical dated within 1 year from the the start of practices to participate. Outdated, unsigned or missing forms will prevent your student from trying out.

All medical forms can be found under the Health Services & Information part of the Gananda Middle School website. Or you can click the button at the bottom of this section.

If you have any questions, please email the school nurse at kroach@gananda.org.

School Day Times

Classes will begin at 7:30 am. Parents bringing their students to school may start dropping off at 7:10 am. Busses will start arriving at 7:15 am. Breakfast will be available in the cafeteria upon arrival.

Dismissal is 2:19 pm. Students that are bussed or walk will be dismissed first. Students getting picked up will be dismissed when busses exit the bus loop.

If you have questions about bus routes, bus numbers or pick up and drop off times, please contact the transportation department at 315-986-4278.

School Supplies

Student school supplies are provided by the district. These will be given out the first day of school, along with Chromebooks.

The only items parents need to provide are backpack, water bottle and face mask (if required).

Picture Day

Save the Date - School Picture Day is September 22. The make-up date is November 10th. Order information will be sent out the first week of school.
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Modified Sports Registration

Registration is open on Family ID for any 7th and 8th grader interested in participating in modified sports.

Practice begins on August 26th for modified football. The first practice is September 7th for modified boys and girls soccer and girls volleyball.

Any 7th or 8th grader registering for sports needs to have a physical dated within 1 year from the the start of practices to participate. Outdated, unsigned or missing forms will prevent your student from trying out.

For more information and to register, please go to Family ID by clicking on the button below, or going to Departments-Athletics from the Gananda Central School District website.

Questions or Comments?

If you have any questions or comments about any of the information in this newsletter, please contact the building secretary, at sharrison@gananda.org or call 315-986-3521, xt. 8-2423