NGMS Parent Updates

August 9, 2020

Preparing for the First Week of School

Greeting NGMS Families,

It is time to begin preparing for the first day of school on August 17, 2020 so please read the following information carefully. As we prepare for remote instruction, here are some helpful reminders and tips.

GCPS Re-Opening Plan Fall 2020 for Parents- IMPORTANT

NGMS Plan C Remote Learning Schedule

Please review the schedule your child will follow on the Plan C Remote Learning Option. Students' individual schedules will reflect different times in PowerSchool, but the class rotation is the same. We made changes to some students homeroom placements over the last couple of days, so check PowerSchool again for an updated schedule. Students must access class on time. It is suggested they begin logging to their classes 5-10 minutes early because the teacher must allow them in through the "Waiting Room" feature. Attendance will be taken at every core period.

Expectations for Remote Learning and Resources

Instruction for this year will be MUCH DIFFERENT than in the Spring when we shut-down unexpectedly. Attendance will be taken, assignments will be given and there will be grades. While the State waived testing this past Spring, there is no indication that it will be waived this school year. Students and families will have to be very committed to schedules, school work, and connecting with teachers.

Please refer to the GCPS Remote Learning Resource Hub that is attached below and located on our school webpage. This document details very important information to assist you with remote learning.

Family Contact Information Update

Please update your family's current information on the Google Form below so we have up to date records for your child. If you have any questions about your contact information, please contact Mrs. Edna Marrow at the Registration Center at (919) 690-2319 or at

Student Communication Expectation

Students MUST check their email daily for links to class meetings, messages from teachers, assignments, etc. Be sure your child accepts the Google Classroom invitation sent to them from their teachers. Teachers will send these emails to students by August 12th.

7th and 8th Chromebook Distribution

If you child still needs a chromebook and is the 7th and 8th grade, please come by the school Tuesday, August 11th between 10AM-1PM. This is also a good time to collect or replace a charger if needed. The $25 usage fee must be paid online or bring exact cash at pickup.

6th Grade Chromebook Roll-Out-Open House Drive-Thru

It's time for 6th grade Chromebook Roll-Out Open House this week! We can't wait to see you on Wednesday, August 12th between 9am-2pm and Thursday, August 13th between 2pm-6pm! Be sure the Technology Responsible Use (TRU) form is completed and your $25 usage fee is paid online. Visit our school website to complete this requirements. You can also pay with exact cash on the day of pick-up.

I encourage you to pick-up your child's device on August 12th if you need it to join our Virtual Open House on the same day at 5pm.

Students will receive an Open House Packet with important back to school information.

Virtual Open House

Links to each grade-level Virtual Open House will be sent to your child's school email. Please have them to check their email daily for school information. Since some 6th grade students may have a little trouble accessing their email, the Google Meet link is shared in this newsletter.

  • 6th Grade Virtual Open House 5:00-5:30
  • 7th Grade Virtual Open House 5:45-6:15
  • 8th Grade Virtual Open House 6:30-7:00

6th Grade Google Meet Link

NGMS Virtual Open House 6th Grade

Join by phone

‪(US) +1 413-340-2279‬ PIN: ‪641 180 653‬#

Packet Pick-Up and Meal Distribution

If your family does not have internet access, please come by the school every Thursday to pick-up a Learning Packet for your child between 11am-6pm. Your child will complete the work in the packet and return it to school the next Thursday. The first packet pick-up will be this Thursday, August 13th starting at 11am.

Meal Distribution will also occur every Thursday as well.

7th & 8th Grade Drive-Thru Open House

Come by next Friday, August 14th, from 5:00-6:30 PM to pick-up your child's Open House packet. The packet will include a virtual schedule, supply list, student login information, and instructions on how remote learning will begin August 17th. We're looking forward to welcoming you back to school!

If your child needs a chromebook or missing a charger, please come by on Tuesday during our 7th and 8th grade chromebook distribution for assistance. The Technology Responsible Use form must be completed and $25 usage payment must be paid.

Northern Granville Middle School

Mission: To be a student-centered school that empowers and inspires its students to succeed.

Vision: All students will leave NGMS academically and socially prepared for the requirements of any accredited high school.

Principal: Dr. Brenda Williamson

Assistant Principal: Mrs. Sherria Grubbs

Assistant Principal: Mrs. Ashley Lloyd

Administrative Intern: Mrs. Emily Makay