Welcome Back

2022-2023 School Year

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Student Schedules and Locker Information

Schedules are now available for viewing on the Infinite Campus Parent and Student Portals. This is also where report cards are accessed. You can reach the site by clicking the "Infinite Campus Log In" button below. Locker information (number and combination) will also be viewable.

*Please remember schedules are subject to change without notification up to the first day of school.

If you have not logged into the Parent Portal before or don't remember your username or password, please send an email to syoung@gananda.org and include the following:

your name, your child(ren)'s name, your address and email address.

If you have questions about your student's schedule, you can contact the main office at 315-986-3521, xt 8-2423.

Students will also receive a paper copy of their schedule and locker information the first day of school.

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There are orientation and locker set-up dates the week before school starts. Students and their parents are invited to tour the building, find their classrooms and set-up their lockers.

6th grade students are invited to attend a 6th Grade Orientation on August 25th from 10am to 12 pm. Students and parents will have an informational meeting in the auditorium, and have a chance to tour the building and meet staff members. Schedules will be given out to students attending the orientation.

There will also be locker set-up days for all 6th - 8th grade students. They are:

  • August 26th from 10 am - 2 pm
  • August 27th from 10 am - 12 pm

Student schedules will be available during these events also.

In addition, there is a District Wide Open House on September 1st from 6 pm - 8 pm. This is for all buildings/grade levels. More information about this event will be coming at a later time.

School Forms!

Emergency Contact Forms will be sent home this year with transportation notices. Please review the emergency contact form and, even if there are no changes, send it in with your student the first week of school.

All other forms will be sent through ParentSquare as a fillable form. These include:

  • Parent/Student Handbook Sign-Off
  • Chromebook Agreement
  • Publishing Rights Release and Electronic Access Form

Physical and Vaccine Requirements

Incoming 6th graders need to have a Tdap vaccine or a scheduled appointment before 9/23/22 to remain in school.

Students entering 7th grade need to have their meningococcal vaccine or a scheduled appointment with their physician by 9/23/22 to prevent exclusion from school. 7th graders also need a NYS mandated physical.

Medications (over the counter or prescription) cannot be given out without a note from the doctor. Please use the OTC Medication Form or Permission to Administer Medication Form found on our website.

Any 7th or 8th grader registering for sports needs to have a physical dated within 1 year from the start of practices to participate. Outdated, unsigned or missing forms will prevent your student from trying out.

All medical forms can be found under the Health Services & Information part of the Gananda Middle School website. Or you can click the button at the bottom of this section.

If you have any questions, please email the school nurse at kroach@gananda.org.

School Day Times

Classes begin at 7:30 am. Parents bringing their students to school may start dropping off at 7:10 am. Busses will start arriving at 7:15 am. Breakfast will be available in the cafeteria upon arrival.

Dismissal is 2:19 pm. Students that are bussed or walk will be dismissed first. Students getting picked up will be dismissed when busses exit the bus loop.

If you have questions about bus routes, bus numbers or pick up and drop off times, please contact the transportation department at 315-986-4278.

School Supplies

Student school supplies are provided by the district. These will be given out the first day of school, along with Chromebooks.

The only items parents need to provide are a backpack and water bottle.

Picture Day

We have partnered with Inter-State Studio/SLR Photo for School Pictures again this year. They will be at our school on Wednesday Sept 21, 2022 to photograph our students and staff.

You may go online to view package options and pre-order your picture packages by going to the link, and using the code below. You can pre-order up until noon on Sept 22 2022, or you can send a check or cash order in with your student on picture day. Just follow the directions on the paper flyer. These will be available in the main office when school begins.

Website: www.inter-state.com/order

Order Code: 70181H

Please be sure to call the Inter-State Studio Office at 585-310-7781 for any questions in regards to this information.

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Modified Sports Registration

Registration is open on Family ID for any 7th and 8th grader interested in participating in modified sports.

Practice begins on August 24th for modified football. The first practice is September 6th for modified boys and girls soccer and girls volleyball.

Any 7th or 8th grader registering for sports needs to have a physical dated within 1 year from the start of practices to participate. Outdated, unsigned or missing forms will prevent your student from trying out.

For more information and to register, please go to Family ID by clicking on the button below, or going to Departments-Athletics from the Gananda Central School District website.

Questions or Comments?

If you have any questions or comments about any of the information in this newsletter, please contact the building secretary, at sharrison@gananda.org or call 315-986-3521, xt. 8-2423