August 14, 2014
Dear Amazing Gale Ranch Families,
I want to officially welcome all of you to the 2014-2015 school year. Summer is quickly coming to an end and it’s almost time to get those alarm clocks ready! There are many exciting changes happening over here at GRMS and we have been busy getting the campus ready for the arrival of 1100 middle-schoolers! We have had several staff members move on to different opportunities this past year and we are fortunate to welcome fourteen new staff members! We hope you will join us at our Welcome Back Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 from 3-5pm, where you will get to meet many of them. If you would like to volunteer during this event please click on the Sign-Up Genius link here.
I am privileged to have the opportunity of returning this year to be your Principal and I am honored to work with such an outstanding and dedicated staff, supportive parent community and of course, our amazing students. The middle school years lay the groundwork for high school and beyond and I am dedicated to making the years at GRMS the most memorable for your children.
Gale Ranch Middle School has gone through some changes over the past couple of months—most noticeable are the three new portable classrooms located on the black top. They are equipped with the same technology as our other classrooms and will be instrumental in accommodating our growing student body.
First Day of School: Minimum day schedule (8:15 – 11:49)
I’m sure that students are excited about finding out what teachers they have—and this will be available on the first day of school. We will be handing out schedules beginning at 7:30am in the MPR. We will also have Leadership students helping new students find their way to class. We understand it may be scary for some parents to leave their 6th grader at the entrance gate, but they will be in good hands! The entire staff will be on hand to help them find their way to class. Other important reminders:
PE Clothes, planners and ID cards will be distributed during the first week of school.
Photos will be taken on the second day of school and can be purchased here.
Back to School Night will be held on Thursday, September 4, 2014 from 7 – 9 pm
We have also had lots of requests for the school supply lists. The following is a suggested list of general supplies; you should receive teacher specific recommendations during the first week of school:
GRMS Binder Reminder (available during the registration process)
Organizer (notebook, binder or expandable files of your choosing)
1 inch binders (for math and science)
College ruled binder paper
Pencils, pencils, pencils!
Ball point pens (black, red)
Small stapler and staples
Scissors (blunt end)
In closing, please enjoy what remains of your summer break. I look forward to an amazing year and seeing all of you during the next two weeks.