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Gloucester City Middle School Weekly- July 31, 2020

GHS Graduation- Congrats Lion Class of 2020!

G.H.S. Class of 2020 Graduation Live Stream - EDITED

Administration and Main Office Staff are in the building. Please, call if you need anything.

District-wide “Road Back Committee”

This committee includes various school community stakeholders who will be tasked with creating plans and answering questions for students and staff returning to school for the 2020-2021 school year. This committee includes the Board of Education members, district and school administrators, teachers, nurses, and parents will continue to meet weekly.

The committee met after the survey results were shared. The company creating the desk barriers presented its product to the committee.


All students will report to school in September in full capacity.

Please visit the COVID 19 web tab for details and click on the following link to review the physical barrier system the district will be implementing. Physical barrier system link Gloucester City School District also continues to maintain a COVID 19 web page to centralize all information during this time for parents and the community. Please follow this as well as listening to Dr. Vespe's weekly broadcasts in order to continue to stay up to date.

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Yearbooks are in, stop by to pick your pre-ordered Yearbook!

Please email vmckinney@gcsd.k12.nj.us with any questions. Unfortuenaly, we do not have extras to buy.

Summer Projects

We have various facilities projects scheduled to take place on campus this summer:

  • Getting ready to finish the floors in our main areas...

I will make sure to keep you updated on all construction projects taking place throughout campus this summer.
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Summer Assignments- Keep working hard Lions!

Tech Help Hours Update for summer 2020

Monday 12 pm to 1 pm
Tuesday through Thursday from 3pm to 4 pm
Friday CLOSED - No Friday hours during summer months
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announcement - dr. vespe covid-19 - July 31

07 31 20 PSA
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GREETINGS FROM MS. HOLMSTROM: EVERYDAY IS A FRESH START THAT LEADS TO A GREAT FINISH!

Dear GMS Families,

Hello Lions! It's great to be back in the building! Building entry is still reserved for urgent matters only at this time. Please email or call the main office at (856) 456-7000 (x4009) and we will assist in any way.


I wanted to share a quote from Marcus Aurelius-

“You could leave life right now. Let that determine what you do and say and think.” - Aurelius

From 165 to 180 AD, Rome was hit by the Plague of Galen. It literally killed millions of people and took place while Aurelius ruled. No one knew what caused this awful disease. The Romans thought if they burned incense it would protect their family from catching the disease. Aurelius stayed in Rome even though other leaders fled. He talks about waking up each day in his book Meditations to “smelling the incense.” He thought this smell was a reminder that surviving from day to day was a gift. Let in everything we do that how precious life is and how nothing should be taken for granted.

Please look at the COVID tab and do not hesitate to reach out and be sure to continue to stay up-to-date with Dr. Vespe's video public announcements that will be released each Friday. Gloucester City School District continues to maintain a COVID 19 web page to centralize all information during this time for parents and the community.


Please follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or our Twitter page. If you need me- please send me an email. I am always here to help you in any way I can at jholmstrom@gcsd.k12.nj.us , please never hesitate to reach out.


As Always Go Lions!!

Jen Holmstrom

Seeking paraprofessionals, permanent, & daily substitute teachers

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Happening thie Week at GMS

Monday, August 3- Meal distribution

  • Meal Distribution 11-12

Tuesday, August 4

  • Bridge 10-12

Wednesday, August 5

  • Road Back Committee

  • Bridge 10-12

Thursday, August 6

  • Bridge 10-12

Friday- School is closed

School Closed- No tech help at school on Fridays

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mental & emotional health resources

Our counseling department has compiled a list of Mental & Emotional Health Resources During COVID-19 for our students and families. We recognize that this is a stressful time for our community and our country. Taking care of your mental health is essential. We will continue to share additional resources as they become available. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our counseling staff if we can assist in any way.

Parent guide to helping families cope with covid-19

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network has put together this resource for families to utilize. Please feel free to reach out to our counseling department at any time if your child needs additional support.

#LionsStrivewithP.R.I.D.E.

P - Perseverance Never give up and keep trying.

R - Respect Treat others with care and consider the learning of others.

I - Integrity Be honest, take responsibility for your actions, and apologize.

D - Determination Do the right thing even when it’s hard and make good choices.

E - Excellence Be ready to learn every day and always try your best.

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Parents- Please check your spam and make sure our emails to you are not getting sent to spam.

Powerschool Parent Portal

Access your child's grades & attendance anytime

.https://gcsdnj.powerschool.com/public/home.html

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