• Cycle Days at GFMS

    Monday, Sept 18- Day 4

    Tuesday, Sept 19- Day 5

     Wednesday, Sept 20- Day 6

    Thursday, Sept 21- No School

    Friday, Sept 22- No School

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  • Meningococcal Vaccine

    This vaccine is now required for students in grades 7, 8 and 12. Please call your child's Doctor with any questions.

    George Fischer Middle School

    George Fischer Middle School
  • Welcome to the Principal's Office

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Daily Announcements

6 Day Cycle Calendar   6 day cycle calendar.pdf 

 TODAY IS Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Art Club  Art Club is now Full!! No more applications will be accepted.

Dignity Club will be meeting every Tuesday after school in Room 236. Stop in to sign up and pick up a permission slip. Our first meeting will be Tuesday, September 26.

Leadership Workshop Series  All 6th Graders: Mrs. Gentile is starting a Leadership Workshop Series after school this year. The 1st workshop will be Wednesday, September 27th after school from 2:35 to 3:20pm. Permission slips and sign up sheets are in Mrs. Gentile’s Office.


Spotlight will be meeting the first Monday of each month starting October 2nd. Stop by Room 236 for sign up and permission slips.


Modified fall sports   and     coaches are:

Girls Tennis – Rick Bishop      Mod Volleyball – Nicole Rollo       Mod Girls Soccer- Stefanie Sabatini 

Mod Boys Soccer- Vasiliy Shevelchinsky       Mod Cross Country- Dana Schwark and Elizabeth Matrician

Mod Field Hockey- Lisa Palmieri




GFMS Ram TV, Jr.


  • 7pm, GFMS PTA Mtg., GFMS Library

  • GFMS 1st Quarter Midpoint

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  • Early Dismissal Drill-All schools will be dismissed 15 minute earlier than regular time

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  • Homecoming

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Special Events

A new beginning ...

 Home Access is the way to see your child's attendance, grades and assignments.  The  login and password are case sensitive and unchangeable.   If you have any questions, please contact any administrators' office for help.


Our year is off to a great start.  We are lucky to have such great weather and this enables us to practice our emergency drills.  We will be doing these drills to ensure that all students and staff are aware of what to do and where to go in an emergency.


Attendance and Punctuality is a major point of emphasis this year.  Students must be in the building by 8:04.  We encourage our students to ride the bus, but if you must drop off, please make sure students are IN THE BUILDING by 8:04.  Students who are habitually late are subject to school discipline.  In addition, study after study shows the correlation between school attendance and punctuality are major points of emphasis, so please do your best to limit absences.


A reminder to pick up your children in the rear of the building (small cafeteria) if you arrive after 2:15 PM.  From 2:20 to 2:33 we cannot do pick-ups unless there is a family emergency.  In this case, please call the main office in advance so we can have your child ready.


I know that many questions will arise as the year unfolds and our office staff and teachers are happy to assist.  Please do your best to contact the appropriate office for questions regarding your children (845-228-2300). 

Grade 5 – Mr. LoPresti, ext. 503

Grade 6 – Ms. Gentile, ext. 511

Grade 7 – Mr. Barrie, ext. 507

Grade 8 – Mr. Piscitella, ext. 525


John Piscitella, Principal

George Fischer Middle School Principal

845-228-2300 ext. 525

The Carmel Central School District educates the whole student through partnerships to become lifelong learners in an ever-changing world.







Students in band, orchestra or chorus participate in two performances throughout the school year.  If there is a reason to consider dropping these courses, we have set up specific dates to do so. The dates for dropping BOC are:


Grades 6-8: 2 Full Rotations (Sept. 20th)

Grade 5: 3 Full Rotations (October 2nd)

 We will not drop these courses after these dates. 



Supply Lists, Photo Permission, District Stay in Touch...

Summer Information packets are now available

  Photo Permission-English 17-18.pdf 

Photo Permission-Spanish 17-18.pdf  

Stay in Touch -Spanish.pdf                           

Stay in touch-English.pdf 

Supply lists for each incoming grade level 2017-2018

 Supply Ltr Gr 5.pdf         

 Supply Ltr Gr 6.pdf          

Supply Ltr Gr 7.pdf          

Supply Ltr Gr 8.pdf 

Code of Conduct

Refer to these pages with questions for disciplinary actions.  If you need further explanation, contact the grade level administration - Mr. Piscitella, gr 8; Mr. Barrie, gr 7; Mrs. Gentile, gr 6; Mr. LoPresti, gr 5 

web page Code of Conduct.pdf

web page DASA page.pdf  

  web page ROCK page.pdf 


The Guidance Department is available for incoming new registrants.  Appointments can be made by calling 845-228-2300 ext 530.

NYS Assessments

ELA Testing Dates - 2017-2018 dates to follow

Math Testing Dates - 2017-2018 dates to follow

Summer Reading Corner

Summer is here and with all the fun activities ahead, we encourage all to enjoy the world of reading.  The Middle School has required reading and a packet for each grade level.   Click here and take a look at what the requirements are for the summer of 2017.


Notes from the Nurses


July 11th and August 1st- Carmel HS 7AM



August 14th ALL JV/V sports begin

August 21st ALL Freshmen sports begin

Modified sports will begin with a meeting the second day of school- TBA (once we get our calendar)


Check your email boxes for information from Jostens, our yearbook publisher regarding the 2017-2018 yearbook.

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