Good Afternoon Parents,


On the heels of the Acts of Terror in Paris, France, we conducted a moment of silence just prior to the start of 9th period.  The following is a transcript of what was read to the students:


Good Afternoon Students and Staff. 

On Friday evening, an unspeakable tragedy took place in Paris, France where 129 people, including one American, lost their lives in an act of terrorism.

The people of Paris have asked that we not only keep them in our thoughts, but that we keep all people who suffer in our thoughts.  As with so many tragic events we look at the world at times as a chaotic place.  Each of us, however, has the ability to make positive changes in our communities and we do that all the time at GFMS.  Never forget the good that each of you do.

As the world stood with the United States after 9-11, please stand for a moment of silence for the French people and particularly for those who lost loved ones on Friday.

Thank you.

John Piscitella


Attention 8th graders: Travel to Washington DC is scheduled for Monday - Thursday, May 16-19, 2016. Total cost of trip is $615.00.  First payment of $300 is due the week of November 9. Please refer to Mr. Piscitella's letter and submit the permission slip with your first payment. 

Washington letter and permission slip 2016.pdf

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"


November 25, 2015

Dear Parents/Guardians:


As we hit the middle of November, I want to remind you that the Thanksgiving recess is November 26 and 27.  Students will return on November 30.


I wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving.

Warmest 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 

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