GMS Newsletter

January, 2023

Message from the Principal...

Happy New Year to all of our parents. We only have two weeks until we finish our 2nd marking period. Again, staff emails have been attached if you need to contact any of us. Our students will begin their 2nd round of NWEA testing on January 23rd. Let it snow!!

Joe Somerville

Our students will be completing this brief, anonymous survey in cooperation with Otsego Community Foundation on Friday, January 13th. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Mr. Somerville by calling the office at 989-731-0848 or email at
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2nd Quarter Report Cards will be sent home with students on Friday, January 27th.


Students Arriving Late/Leaving Early

Students arriving to school late must sign in at the office before reporting to class. Parents or guardians can excuse their child's tardiness by phone or by note. Students not excused by a parent or guardian will receive an unexcused tardy.

Students leaving before the end of the school day will only be released to a parent or guardian. Parents or guardians must notify the office, in writing or by phone, whenever a student is to be released to someone other than themselves.

Parent Portal

Parent Portal is a great way to keep up-to-date on your student's grades and attendance. Please contact the office for your sign-in credentials. Please note that PowerSchool is no longer updating the Parent Portal phone app. The best way to access Parent Portal is through the Gaylord Schools website. Staff email addresses are attached to this newsletter.
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January 16th - NO SCHOOL for students; PD for teachers

March 27th - March 31st - NO SCHOOL for students & staff - Spring Break

April 7th - NO SCHOOL for students & staff - Good Friday

May 29th - NO SCHOOL for students & staff - Memorial Day

June 7th (tentative) - Last day (half day)

Gaylord Middle School

Joe Somerville, Principal

Dave Smith, Assistant Principal