September 2021 Message
From The Glen Meadow Middle School
Welcome Back to School!
With September 7th right around the corner, we are beyond excited to welcome (back) our Glen Meadow Middle School students. Sixth, seventh, and eighth grade are exciting times in the life of a middle school student! We hope that your child(ren) will find this school year one that is full of enriching activities and rewarding experiences. The 2021-2022 school year promises to be a positive, productive, and memorable one!
Many exciting events await us during the month of September! Students arrive on September 7th and will have the opportunity to meet their teachers, counselors, case managers, and the administrative team. On September 9th, The Moving Wall visits the Vernon Township School District (additional information below). School pictures are scheduled for Tuesday, September 21st, and Back to School Night for parents/guardians is on Wednesday, September 22nd. For a full list of all Glen Meadow happenings, please visit the GMMS/VTSD Calendar HERE.
Also, on Thursday, September 16th, the Vernon Township School District will be closed in observance of Yom Kippur. On Friday, September 24th, and Friday, October 1st, all sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students will be taking the Start Strong Assessment in Math and Language Arts during an extended homeroom. On Friday, October 8th, sixth grade students will be taking the Start Strong Science Assessment during periods one and two.
As always, we are here to work alongside you and your child(ren) throughout the school year. If you should ever have any questions or concerns about your child's education, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. Together, we are stronger! When the school and home collaborate and communicate, we are all working towards one common goal - a successful school year for your child. Thank you for partnering with us throughout the 2021-2022 school year.
Jacquelyn M. Van Orden, Principal
Eric W. Kosek, Assistant Principal
Masks Required in Glen Meadow Middle School
- Hand sanitizing and handwashing will be strongly encouraged and embedded into regular practice at GMMS.
- Physical distancing of 3 feet will be maintained when practicable.
- Cafeteria tables will be limited to ~4 students per table. Students are welcome to eat their lunch inside or outside during their scheduled lunch period.
- Cafeteria tables will be sanitized between use and placemats will be made available to students.
21st Century Community Learning Center Coming to GMMS!
The 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) is an after-school program that provides students with academic enrichment opportunities that will offer support beyond the classroom curriculum. Students will receive homework support and a nutritional snack each day. The 21st CCLC allows students to explore STEM, Physical Fitness, and Visual and Performing Arts activities, including but not limited to Theatre, Robotics, Engineering, and Culinary Arts. Students will also have the opportunity to attend field trips within the community to work with key stakeholders of this initiative. The Farm at Glenwood Mountain has partnered with Glen Meadow Middle School’s 21st CCLC. In addition, there will be a Parent University component which will provide workshops for parents/guardians and will also allow students to showcase their learning activities.
The program will officially begin on Monday, September 13, 2021, Monday through Friday, immediately after school from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm with parent/guardian pick up. Please note that on days that the school or the district is closed, the program will not be in session. The 21st Century Community Learning Center is only available to Glen Meadow Middle School students and is at no cost to families.
There will be a Parent Information Night on Thursday, September 9, 2021, from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm at GMMS. If you are interested in attending and/or registering your child for this outstanding opportunity, please fill out the Google Form so that we may plan accordingly. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Glen Meadow Middle School at (973) 764-4534. We are excited to provide this engaging and enriching learning experience for your child and are looking forward to all of the incredible adventures that await.
Self-Care September 2021
~obtained from: actionforhappiness.com
This document includes schedules for a Regular Day, an Early Dismissal Day, a Delayed Opening Day, and the A Week/B Week Schedule for Glen Meadow Middle School.
Clubs and Activities are a great way for students to get involved! Please review the after-school offerings at GMMS. If you have any specific questions, please email the club advisor by clicking on their name within this document.
Please click on the button above for the Glen Meadow Middle School School Supply List for the 2021-2022 school year.
Please click on the button above for the GMMS Calendar for the 2021-2022 school year.
Please click on the button above to access the GMMS SCA website to learn about all of the amazing things the GMMS SCA does for our faculty, staff, and students!
Please click on the button above to follow the official Twitter page for GMMS (@GMMSVikings).
Please click on the button above to access the VTSD Calendar for the 2021-2022 school year.
Arrival and Dismissal Times at GMMS
Counselors at Glen Meadow Middle School are assigned according to each student's grade level. The counselor assignments for the 2021-2022 school year are as follows:
Mrs. Nicole Keane - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mrs. Carol Gonzalez - email@example.com
Mrs. Alexis Pisco - firstname.lastname@example.org
The Glen Meadow Way
- Respect Yourself and Others
- Take Responsibility for Your Actions
- Reach Your 100%
Here at Glen Meadow, we focus on respect, responsibility, and reaching our goals. We accomplish this by following the 5 Ps. We are Prompt, Prepared, Polite, Positive, and Productive!
Hall Locker Assignments
One Way Hallways at GMMS
Sign-In and Sign-Out Kiosks
Water Filling Stations
Thank You, GMMS SCA!
A very special thank you to the GMMS SCA for their very generous donation to purchase a Student Planner for every Glen Meadow Middle School student. Planners will be distributed within the first two weeks of school as we are expecting a delivery on/around September 9th or 10th. Please encourage your child(ren) to use their planners daily.
Please consider joining us at the first SCA meeting of the year, on Wednesday, September 15th at 9:45 am, which will be held virtually. To view the SCA Welcome Letter, please click HERE. In addition, please click HERE for all of the wonderful happenings and fundraisers on behalf of the GMMS SCA!
Mark Your Calendars...
8th GRADE PARENT/GUARDIAN/STUDENT ORIENTATION AT VERNON TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL
Reminder: Change in Traffic Pattern in Main Parking Lot at GMMS
The Moving Wall is Coming to Vernon Schools
This information is being shared with our families, should you wish to opt your 7th or 8th-grade child in for voluntary random drug testing. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Scott Waleck, RDT Coordinator, at (973) 764-6106.
As September 7th is right around the corner, we want you to know that we look forward to the start of the 2021-2022 school year. We are honored and grateful to have the opportunity to work alongside you and your child(ren) this year. If there is anything we can do to assist in making this year a successful one, please do not hesitate to contact us. #TheGlenMeadowWay
All our best,
The Faculty and Staff of Glen Meadow Middle School