The G.O. Camp Herrlich trip has been re-scheduled due to the inclement weather anticipated for Monday.  The Field trip will now take place on Tuesday, October 13th.  Please dress appropriately as we will be outdoors most of the day.   Lunch will be provided.

Our school pictures will be taken at GFMS on Tuesday, October 13 and Wednesday, October 14 during the PE class.  All students must take a picture for ID purposes.  Picture packages may be purchased online or at the camera the day of the pictures.  More details will be forthcoming soon!

NEW ATTENDANCE PROCEDURE: There is no longer a requirement to place a morning call to report an absence.  Your student will be marked absent in homeroom and a call/email will go out.  Upon returning to school, please send a note stating the reason for the absence. This note can be given to the homeroom teacher.  The school will then record the absence with the appropriate reason.

PTA WELCOME  - The PTA would like to welcome you back to a new school year at George Fischer Middle School.   They have an exciting year planned with fund raisers to help your students throughout the year.  Please help support them and get involved in the activities that are planned.  Click on the links below for more information and have a great new year!

George Fischer Middle School Welcome Letter.docx



Here are the summer reading lists for each grade level for 2015-2016. 

Summer Reading for Incoming 5th Graders (2015)015)

Summer Reading for Incoming 6th Graders (2015)

Summer Reading for Incoming 7th Graders (2015)

Summer Reading for Incoming 8th Graders (2015)

School Supply lists can be found under Student Resources, Supplies


Today, 10/8/2015
High: 65 Low: 52
Partly sunny
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 10/9/2015
High: 71 Low: 49
Rain showers
80% chance of precipitation.

New Procedure to Report Student Absences

Beginning with the 2015-2016 school year, every parent/guardian will receive an attendance call when their child is absent no matter what the reason. Parents/guardians will no longer call to report student absences. The parent/guardian will then be asked to send a written documentation of the reason for the absence with their child when they return to school.  At GFMS students will give the note to their homeroom teacher.

Message from the Principal

 Grades 5 - 8   "Teaching Children; Building Futures"

September 2015

Greetings Students, Parents and Family,

As we near the mid-point of our first quarter, I would like to remind you that you may sign on to Home Access to review your child's progress throughout the year.  Home Access is an efficient way to see what is going on in your child's world.  If you have any trouble signing onto Home Access, you may contact the school and any of the administrative assistants can assist you.

I also remind you to check on the websites for updates on things happening in our schools.

With Regards,

John Piscitella, Principal

George Fischer Middle School

(845) 228-2300

Principal- Mr. John Piscitella        
Asst. Principal - Mr. Ed LoPresti  
Asst. Principal- Mrs. Wendy Gentile
Dean of Students- Mr. Chris Barrie 

Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 8
Cycle 1
Friday, October 9
Cycle 2
Early Dismissal Drill
All schools will be dismissed 15 minutes earlier than regular dismissal time
Monday, October 12
Columbus Day -- No School

Tuesday, October 13
Cycle 1
GFMS School Pictures
During PE classes