News From Across GMRSD

Hello GFMS and TFHS Families, Perhaps a little earlier than expected, we are preparing for possible winter weather delays and cancellations, and want to remind you of the following information. In terms of notifying families about delays or cancellations for the Gill-Montague Regional School District, we communicate this news through the following channels, usually between 5:45 and 6:00 am: announcements on radio station WHAI, TV 22 and TV 40 automated phone calls to all current family main household phone numbers district...
Tomorrow, Friday, November 9 is dress as your favorite book character. This is not a ‘have to’ but ‘if you want to’. Please no make up or hair dyes. · There is a book fair happening again tomorrow, November 9 in our library from 8:30-9:00 and 12:00-3:00. · Community Action Family Center located at 90 Federal Street in Greenfield is offering the following workshop: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren . If you are a Grandparent(s) raising grandchildren or have children placed with you through a kinship placement- come, get support and overcome the challenges together. A group to support the...
  Dear Hillcrest Families, Happy November!  November often feels like a “short” month as far as school days are concerned.  There are several holidays and early release days this month which really impact our school calendar. Rest assured that we’ll take full advantage of the November school days we’ve got by staying super-focused on maintaining predictable schedules and a high level of student engagement! A few items to note: We’d like to extend a special Thank You to Firefighter Luke and Firefighter Trish of the Turners Falls Fire Department for...
In 2014, Community Health Center of Franklin County started a mobile dental hygiene program designed to provide care to children in various schools throughout our region. They currently serve 19 schools, which include Sheffield, Gill, and Hillcrest.  They perform screenings, provide sealants, cleanings, xrays, fluoride applications, and recommendations for follow up.  Here at Sheffield we are very excited to offer these services two times a year: fall and spring.  Please consider enrolling your student in this valuable and timesaving program! For more...
We conducted a bus evacuation drill with all grades this morning. Daylight savings time is this weekend, remember to turn clocks back one hour Saturday night. ( This is also a perfect time to change the batteries in all your smoke detectors.) Mobile dentist was here today to begin seeing students whose families signed them up. If they were not seen today, mobile dentist will return to complete dental services on November 6. November 8 and 9 are both half days with a noon dismissal . We have parent/teacher conferences both of these days , and a book fair in our library....
What are head lice? Head lice are small, wingless parasitic insects. They are typically 1/6 -1/8 inches long, brownish in color with darker margins. The claws on the end of each of their legs are well adapted to grasping a hair strand. Female head lice glue their grayish-white to brown eggs (nits) securely to hair shafts. The eggs are difficult to remove without a special “nit-comb”. The nits are generally near the scalp, but they may be found anywhere on the hair shaft. A child cannot “catch nits”. Nits (lice eggs) can only be laid by live lice. Interesting Facts on...

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