GMS Principal's Corner

October 24, 2021

Dear Galvin Families,

As Interim Superintendent Folan stated in his email on Saturday afternoon, the Galvin Middle School has passed all of its tests and we have received approval to re-open the building for all GMS students and staff on Monday, October 25.

We look forward to welcoming back all students on Monday which is a Day 7 in our schedule rotation. All after school clubs, activities, and the late bus will resume as normal.

We thank you for your continued support.

We want to take this opportunity to thank our students, families, faculty and everyone who helped make this week of remote learning a success. We received feedback from students, parents and teachers reporting that remote learning was productive, students were on task, and that no learning was lost. This is a credit to the outstanding professionalism of our faculty, and the support of our amazing parents and community.

Thank you,

GMS Administration

Galvin Thinks Pink!

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GMS Cross Country Update and Our Bulldog Scholars

The GMS Cross Country Bulldog Scholars are weekly performers who demonstrate hard work at practice and meets, exemplify sportsmanship, and respect the learning environment. Recipients are considered and chosen by the coaches each week. Students will be acknowledged each week throughout the season. Congratulations to this week's GMS Cross Country Bulldog Scholars: Isabel Colmey and Shawn Manzi.

Next week is the final regular season cross country meet and it is home vs. Foxborough on Wednesday, October 27th. The following student-athletes have been selected to represent GMS in the All-State Middle School Cross Country Championships being held on Saturday, November 6th at Devens, MA:

Kai Anand

Kate Budway

Colby Cormier

Brianna Geoghan

Nora Giannacopoulos

Andrew Kurchak

Cassidy Lyons

Declan Monahan

Grace Martinek

Shawn Manzi

Lauren Raffetto

Elena Silva

Lucas Scully

Riley Swearingen

Parent/Teacher Conferences

The Galvin Middle School Parent/Teacher Conferences will include a choice of in person or remote meetings and are by appointment only on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 from 12:00-5:00 and 6:00-7:30.

Appointments can be made electronically beginning Wednesday, November 10, 2021.

Appointments will be available on a first come first serve basis. Additional information on how to schedule appointments will be emailed out prior to 11/10/21.


Clubs and the late bus will return this upcoming week. Clubs will be extended by one week.

Blue Hills Regional School Assembly

The Galvin will host our annual visit from the Blue Hills Regional School on Wednesday, 10/27/21. More information for students applying to Blue Hills will be emailed soon.

Workshop: Basic Rights: Understanding the IEP

Date/Time: 10/27/2021 6:30-8:30 PM

Registration Link:


We previously shared with families an electronic copy of the GMS Student and Family Handbook with the District Appendix. This Handbook is also posted on our school website. The link to this handbook can be found here: Approved GMS Handbook with Appendix.

It is the responsibility of each family to review the Handbook together and to fill out the 2021-22 Canton Public Schools Student/Family Handbook and Permissions Signature Page. The link to the Google Form can be found here. Please ☑ each section and electronically sign this form as receipt and agreement as stated below. We ask that you complete this form for each child you have at the Galvin.

We appreciate your attention to this matter.

Community Connections

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At a prior School Committee meeting updated COVID-19 Protocols were approved. Please click here to access them: Canton Covid-19 Protocols.

Attention: COVID Testing Health Update

Please click here to read an important update from our Health Office regarding the COVID testing program for the Canton Public Schools. It is important that all families read the update and take the appropriate action steps. Thank you.

Mark Your Calendars!

November 11 - No School Veterans' Day

November 17 - Early Release (parent conferences and GMS evening)

November 24 - Early Release Thanksgiving Break

November 25-26 No School Thanksgiving Break


CAPT Updates

All student prizes and raffles from FIT4FUND$ will be held on Friday, October 29th during X Block.

Available CAPT Positions

The following positions could also use support, potentially shadowing this year to take over in future years:

  • GMS CAPT Treasurer (Shadow 21/22 for School year 22/23)

  • 8th Grade Coordinator (Can be a parent or team of parents)

  • Fundraising (Fit4Fund$)


Galvin CAPT meetings are held the first Monday of every month at 6:30 PM. Please send us an email at if you are interested in learning more.

Want to help earn money for GMS?

Sign up for Stop & Shop A+ School, Amazon Rewards and Box Tops!

1) To sign up for A+ Rewards visit: and:

  • Register for an online account or sign in to an existing one

  • Go to My Account

  • Choose Rewards & Programs

  • Choose A+ and select GMS by enter our School ID: 08122

  • You can register up to 2 schools!

2) To sign up for Amazon Smile go to and choose William H. Galvin School CAPT Inc.

3) To sign up for Box Tops download the box tops mobile app and choose William H. Galvin School CAPT Inc. School code is School ID: 439958

  • Use the app to snap a photo of your store receipt within 14 days of purchase.

    • The app scans your receipt, finds Box Tops products and instantly adds cash to our school earnings online.

    • Our school can receive two checks every school year, one in December and one in April.

Find us on Facebook! There are two sites:

Galvin Middle School Parents

Galvin Middle School CAPT

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