News From Across GMRSD

GFMS is pleased to announce that Girls on the Run is happening this spring! Interested students and families can visit (www.girlsontherunwesternma.org) for more information and to register!
1. Where can I find information on school practices and policies? All school committee policies may be found on the school committee page of the district’s website at the link: GMRSD Policy Manual. The policy that speaks most directly to civil rights is Policy AC – Nondiscrimination. Related procedures are found at ACAB – Discrimination/ Harassment Grievance Procedure 2. Where can I find information on the secondary school’s disciplinary system? Student handbooks provide this detailed information. These are found in the student and parent dropdowns of each school’s webpage of the...
•Happy Valentine’s Day! Some classes exchanged Valentines, while others chose to make cards as a community service project, but it was a day to enjoy friendships. •In honor of Black History Month, each morning after a fifth grader recites the pledge of allegiance over our loudspeaker, they read about the contributions of influential black Americans to our culture. Pictures and what’s been shared adorn a bulletin board on the first floor. •There is an All School Meeting tomorrow, Friday, February 15 in our auditorium from 2:15-2:45. All families are welcome to attend. •School...
Nomination papers for the annual town election to be held on Monday, May 20, 2019 for School Committee seats are available at the Gill-Montague Regional School Superintendent’s Office, 35 Crocker Avenue, Turners Falls, MA. Completed nomination papers are due in the Superintendent’s Office no later than 4:00 PM on Monday, April 1, 2019. Please note that all papers must be picked up and returned to the Superintendent’s Office and not the Town Clerk’s Office. There is one 3-year Gill School Committee seat open and one 1-year Gill School Committee seat open and two 3-year Montague School...
Good afternoon and happy Friday from Gill Elementary. We are quickly approaching our February recess, though recent temperatures may have you mistaking it for our April one. Given the recent wet weather, and some inquiries about our recess policies, I thought it would be worthwhile to send them out. We try to go outside for recess unless there is a danger to kids’ safety. With that in mind, we will go out in drizzle and snow. We generally use the cutoff temperature of 20 degrees to determine if it is too cold. However, that is a bit suggestive. It if is a calm 18 with the sun shining...
  Hillcrest Elementary School Friday News February 8, 2019   Dear Hillcrest Families, Did you know that Wednesday marked our 100th Day of School?  Our students really enjoyed celebrating this milestone. The school was filled with all kinds of 100th Day activities . . . guessing the contents of 100th Day Mystery Bags in preschool, creating 100th Day crowns in kindergarten, and building structures from 100 mini-marshmallow building blocks in first grade.  Interspersed with all this fun and creativity was plenty of counting and writing (Can you write...

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