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The "Why" behind Tutorial


Examples of Persevering


Directions for Accessing Plus Time


Step by Step Directions for Plus Time

Step 1: Click on the Plus+Time Student Tutorial Login


Step 2: Enter your school email address.



Step 3: Enter your password which is the same for everyone today: gryphons


Step 4: Find your name in the upper right hand corner and click on it.  Choose edit profile.  Change your password.  Choose something you will remember and that no one else will know.


Step 5: Make sure you read the announcements each week.


Step 6: Under “Activities” you will see a drop down menu.  (If you have a Tutorial offering already in that box, this indicates that one of your teachers feels that you need more support in that skill--and this is the Tutorial offering you will attend).  If you have a blank box, use the drop down menu to choose which offering you believe will benefit your academic growth.  Make sure that what you choose is offered to your grade level.

Step 7: To ensure that your choice has been recorded in the system, please sign out and sign back in.  Your choice should be in the box.



"Parenting 2017 and Beyond" Conference

The San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs' presents an annual parent education conference that specializes in topics and information related to children in preschool through high school and targets parents, educators and community members. 


When: Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 8AM-3PM

Where: Dougherty Valley High School, 10550 Albion Road, San Ramon

Cost:  $35 before February 17 ($45 after)

For more information and registration, go to:


Workshops include topics such as:

Family Dynamics & Self-Esteem
College Funding Strategies & Options

I’m Ready for College, but Where’s My Backpack?

Multicultural Parenting

Nutrition for Healthy Sleep & Stress Reduction

Raising a Special Needs Family in a Neurotypical World

Supporting Students Through College & Career Exploration

Tools to Guide My Gifted Child Through School & Beyond

Drug Abuse & Trends Among Teens

Engaging Students Through CLR

Manifesting Mindfulness as Kindfulness

Preparing Your Child for the Online World

Cyberbullying, Sexting & Consequences

How to Talk to Your Kids About Sex in the Media

Are Immature Brains Responsible for Immature Behaviors?








Are you a middle school or high school student who wants to express your thoughts and knowledge while representing your fellow teens for the San Ramon community? If so, then look no further than applying for the Teen Council Ambassador Program.
The City of San Ramon’s Teen Council is selecting 3 teens from each local high school and middle school to be a part of this program. Each representative will be able to provide input on pressing teen issues, communicate with Teen Council Members and Ambassadors, and assist with the promotion of City and Teen Council programs. The applications are available online and are due January 27th to the San Ramon Community Center.
Visit the Teen Council tab at for the full application!

Please join us for coffee and refreshments with our principal Sue Goldman and your Special Needs Representatives from GRMS and WRMS. Come to discuss the topic of self-esteem and make connections with other parents of children with Special Needs.


We will meet in room C107 at GMRS at 8:30am, Friday January 27th


Book Drive Against WRMS!


GR & WR are competing to see who can collect the most books for their respective sister schools.


All GR books collected will be donated to Lincoln Elementary in Richmond, CA.


New or Gently Used books for grades Kindergarten - 5th can be brought to the student's homeroom/1st period class. 


Let's go GRYPHONS, let's beat those Falcons!



23rd Annual "Youth to Youth" Middle School Conference Registration is Now Open!


When: Saturday, March 4, 2017, 8AM-10PM

Where: Castro Valley High School, 19400 Santa Maria Ave., Castro Valley

To register: Click here to register and for more info


This AMAZING conference is an opportunity for middle school teens to spend the day with high school leaders who believe in themselves and making healthy choices and decisions such as being drug, alcohol, and tobacco free. But this conference is about so much more than drug and alcohol prevention it's about leadership, self-confidence and empowering young people to make positive choices that impact their future.


This fun filled all day event, consists of games, team building activities, inspirational speakers, workshops, small groups sessions, and so much more all focusing on helping teens to make positive choices in their lives. The days ends with an awesome DJ and dance!


We look forward to inspiring your teen at this amazing conference. This conference will no doubt sell out, so make sure you register early and get the early bird discount.


Please pass this info on to your child's friends. We wouldn't want them to miss out on this life changing experience! 



Kim Gallagher, Y2Y Conference Facilitator &

Tori Karlson, Student Workshop Coordinator



Principal's Message

January 2017
Happy New Year!  There is always something special about welcoming January into our lives—all the hope and promise that comes with the beginning of a new year.  
There is a very different feel with the 1st semester coming to a close before Winter Break.  Hopefully, you found it more relaxing for your children without the worry of finals looming over them.  
We will be kicking off the year with a month of kindness and gratitude with a special lesson that was presented during Tutorial this past week.  Make sure you ask your student what gratitude means to them and what they gained from this important lesson.  Additionally, we will offer suggestions for Random Acts of Kindness throughout the month of January.  We will take advantage of the entirety of 2017 to celebrate all the diversity that exists on our campus, beginning with African American History Month in February.
As we head into the second half of the year, it’s a great time to set goals and re-commit to good habits.  Getting enough sleep each night is a good place to start.  Our children can easily spend too much time on their devices—I know this well, with two teens of my own!  Set time limits for social media and keep cell phones in the kitchen while they sleep.  Help your children balance their lives with work and play; GRMS follows the District’s Homework Policy and I encourage you read through it to ensure your child is getting the correct amount.
Please join us for our annual Talent Show on February 1 at 7:00pm.  It is always one of my favorite nights, as I get to witness the extraordinary talent we have here at GRMS.  We will also be observing Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday on January 16, so school will not be in session.  Additionally, there will be a minimum school day on January 23, with school dismissal at 11:49am.
Looking ahead to February, please be aware that February 2, 13 and 14 are also minimum days, with school being dismissed at 11:49.
Have a fantastic January!  
Sue Goldman, GRMS Principal


Upcoming Events

Safety Reminders During Student Pick-up & Drop-Off

Greetings Parents and Students,

We want to thank our entire Gale Ranch Middle School community as we exercise patience and safe driving practices. We need a combined effort from the entire Gale Ranch ...more

Anti-Bullying Survey Results

If you would like to see the results from the 2013-14 survey, please click here

For more information on SRVUSD's bullying policy and the form for suspected bullying click here. 

Contact Info


Phone: 925-479-1500

Attendance Line: 925-479-1598

Fax Number: 925-479-1595


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Monday - Friday

7:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m


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