Good evening Groton Dunstable Regional Middle School Families, Today is National Day of Encouragement. I hope you had an opportunity to enjoy this wonderful weekend weather.
We successfully completed our first round of COVID Safety Checks this past week. This week we will do things a little differently. The North building will test on Tuesday and the South Building will test on Wednesday. This is the link again regarding close contacts. DESE Updated COVID-19 Flowchart. I am also including Dr. Chesson's fall reopening plan if you have any questions. Fall Re-Opening 2021- 2022 School Year
We have had to remind students quite a bit this week about wearing their masks the correct way. Please take a minute to remind your children that masks are to be worn with them covering both our mouths and our noses. Thank you for your partnership on this.
Important Topics for your to Know
Flag football. It is that fabulous time of the year again, Groton Dunstable Community Education courses are getting ready to begin. We would like to provide you with the link to our new website, which allows families to browse, register and pay for programs all in one convenient location. www.Connected.gdrsd.org
At this time we can not have students switching busses in the afternoon. Because we are still wearing masks and following COVID protocols we know who rides what bus and we can not play with that attendance at this time. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Dismissals are happening like they did pre COVID. Please send your child in with a note and when you arrive to pick them up please come into the office wearing a mask.
Starting on September 13th, the GD Volunteers Club will be working with Catie’s Closet to host a two-week clothing drive through Florence Roche, Swallow Union, GDRMS, and GDRHS. This nonprofit organization collects and distributes clothing to special “closets” in schools with large numbers of homeless students. These closets provide the attire needed to feel comfortable and confident in school. There will be collection bins located outside of the offices of each school in order to create a safe and contactless transfer. Any new or gently used clothing or shoes would be greatly appreciated.
Catie’s Closet Website: https://www.catiescloset.org/
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 to you this week.
I have asked the staff if anyone is offering any clubs this year. Thus far I have heard of two clubs, A Diversity Club and a Minecraft club. Details will be in next week's memo.
We will be using the new website/app for our communication starting in October.
Open House - We will have an Open House next Tuesday 9/21
In an effort to minimize the amount of adults/ people in a room we have divided Open House into two sessions based on your child’s last name.
We are asking that you attend the open house for your child's last name. Session 1 will run from 6:00 pm -6:50pm. Session 1 A-K your child’s last name.
Session 2 L-Z will take place around 7:05-7:57 based on your child’s last name.
All parents will be required to wear a mask at all times.
You will have 7 mins in each class.
Teachers will meet with you and discuss what we have been working on in the first 4 weeks of school to support your child's Social Emotional Wellness and Academic needs.
NEW WEBSITE AND APP: We’re thrilled to announce Groton-Dunstable Regional School District’s new app and website! The website is 'live' at http://gdrsd.org. Download the app on Android: https://bit.ly/3ed36NY or iPhone: https://apple.co/3k91J6Q. 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.
Sincerely, Wendy Salvatore your GDRMS Principal