Good Afternoon Parents,

 Today (12/2) during period 9, we conducted our second Lockdown Drill of the year.  The conduct of your children was exemplary and we, as a Building Emergency Response Team, continue to learn and improve our safety protocols at GFMS.  Thank you to Mr. Barrie and the B.E.R.T for their continued efforts.

 Please feel free to contact the school if you have questions and/or concerns about the drill.

 John Piscitella

George Fischer Middle School Principal

845-228-2300 ext. 525


Be sure to check the school calendar for important dates and school closings. 




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  • GFMS Warm Hearts & Toys for Tots

    George Fischer Middle School
  • 7pm, Winter Concert, GFMS

    Freshman Choir, Carmel Chorus, Concert Choir, Bella Voce
    CCSD Music Department
  • Bus Safety Drills, CHS & GFMS

    Carmel Central School District
  • Bus Safety Drills-Elementary Schools

    Carmel Central School District
  • 7pm, GFMS PTA Mtg., GFMS Library

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Piscitella Posts

 Dear 8th Graders and Parents/Guardians:  

As the Washington DC trip approaches in the spring, it is the time for payments to be made.  An initial payment of $325.00 is due the week of November 7th.  You can send the payment to your child's social studies teacher.  Our final arrangements for hotels, buses, dinner cruise, etc. is based upon the receipt of this deposit.  The balance for the trip ($325.00) will be collected the week of January 23, 2017.  At that time you will receive a balance due sheet which will also take into account any fund raiser money that will be credited to you.  Please refer to the Washington letter attached.   Washington Trip letter 2016.pdf 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.  


John Piscitella

George Fischer Middle School Principal



Quarter 2 Progress Reports are available through Home Access on Friday, December 16

Winter Concert Series begins ; all concerts start at 7 pm

      Gr 8 - December 15     Gr 7 - December 19       Gr 6 - January 11     Gr 5 - Demonstration -  January 12

Holiday Recess - December 26 through January 2








SAVE THE DATE:  Saturday, February 25, 2017

Applications deadline:  February 15, 2017

 2017 APPLICATION NEW science fair.pdf 

PTA Corner


PTA is part of a national organization volunteering their time to make our students successful in many ways.    Membership is $10 for the year.  Membership applications are on the parent site for your convenience.  So get involved in your school and help them make learning fun and become a new member today to support our students, your children. It is a good thing! Deadline is December 1st.

Please see the Parent and Community tab for more details and contact information. 

REFLECTIONS CONTEST information sponsored by the PTA

 2016-2017 Student Entry Form Filled-English.pdf     2016-2017 Summary of Rules for Participation scan.pdf      2016-2017 Student Entry Form filled-Spanish.pdf 



We have a newly established protocol for the music ensemble groups. Please be aware that if you withdraw from band, orchestra or chorus, the deadline for grades 6,7, 8 is September 16; grade 5 deadline is September 30.  If you consider withdrawing from one of these groups after concerts, please contact the Ensemble teacher directly.

G.O. Events

Warm Hearts & Toys for Tots - December 5 - 16

Information Packets

Washington DC  Trip - May 15-18   Parent Agreement.pdf 

Forms to be returned to school include - handbook page and emergency early dismissal information page, summer reading log, no photo request, Stay in Touch...

 Student Handbook Agendas 16-17.pdf  ( Includes 2 pages to sign and return)      Code of Conduct Summary 2013.pdf  (updated 2016)

 2016-17 No Photo.pdf        Stay in Touch.pdf