Back to School

It’s here, New Year’s Eve.  For most of us educators the dawn of a new school year is like our new year.  What will the new year look, feel and sound like?  How will the students transition?  How will I transition?  Did I do everything I wanted to do over the summer?  How will I make this year great? These are just some of the questions we ask ourselves as we get ready to welcome your children to school in September. 

Don’t forget to ask your children to look back on August and spend some time talking about what they did/ you did as a family that was their favorite thing.  I think mine was ice cream.  I tend to do 3 day cleanses and focus on eating clean.  The month of August has been full of ice cream for me. LOL.  It was hot… if it wasn’t raining it was 90+ degrees outside.

Important Topics for your to Know

  • We did the 5th and 6th grade tours this week and they were very well attended.  Thank you to all who came out.

  •  Ms. Russo will be doing the  7th and 8th grade tours on the 30th at 1pm at the North Building.

  • First day of school is Wednesday 9/1.  Friday 9/3 is a half day for teacher professional development. Dismissal is 11:30. Monday 9/6 is Labor Day no school and we will see your children back here on 9/7.

  • Band- Band will take place with masks and bell covers that will be provided.

  • Chorus- Chorus will take place with masks.  Ms. Stone will be teaching Chorus with masks, students will remain seated, and they will not sing full songs; ie: singing for shorter periods at a time.  Both Mr. DeStefano and Ms. Stone will be sending out a memo to their families with more information.

  • Schedules are 99% complete.  I can’t say 100 % because they are never at 100% until the students begin. 

  • I have not forgotten those of you who offered to work with me on the School Council or the PTO. I will be reaching out once I get school up and running.  My focus right now is on the first 6 weeks of school and what that will look, feel and sound like for our middle school community.

  • We are still looking for lunch monitors. If you are interested in being a lunch monitor please email Ann Russo at

This from the Assistant Superintendent: NEW WEBSITE AND APP: We’re thrilled to announce Groton-Dunstable Regional School District’s new app and website! The website is 'live' at Download the app on Android: or iPhone: The app and website will have a concise way for our staff and parents to access documents, events, news updates, and more!  We look forward to working together to make this a great hub of communication for each other and for all of our families in Groton and Dunstable.  Please be looking to the website for my weekly communication.  I will be using this platform only in the coming weeks.

Sincerely, Wendy Salvatore your GDRMS Principal