LAST DAY DISMISSAL - On Thursday, June 25th, school will be dismissing at 9:45 to allow for the 8th grade graduations to take place.  The campus will be extremely busy that morning and our faculty will be parking in the rear of the building to allow for our 8th grade parents to park in the main lot.  This will cause major delays with student pickups that morning so we are encouraging all students to ride the bus home from school.  If you need to pick up, please note that priority will be given to our school buses and 8th grade parents who are on campus to attend graduation.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.                                              

 John Piscitella, Principal

Summer School 2015

Summer School registration will take place on Tuesday, June 30 in the Middle School Guidance Office from 8 am until 1 pm.  Summer School program will be July 6 through July 30, Mondays through Thursdays from 8:00 am - 11:30 am at Carmel High School.  Please click here for registration papers and Summer School Policy.  Summer School 2015-2016.pdf

FROM THE NURSES' OFFICE: Parents are reminded to pick up all non-daily medications from the nurses by the last day of school.  Medications that are left in the office after June 25th, will not be available for pick up until next September.

Again, the last day to pick up medications from the nurses office is on June 25th.


Our 8th grade graduation will take place on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 11:15 am and 2:00 pm.  The following is the list of homerooms scheduled for each time.


Grad letter and dance letter 2015.pdf

GRADE 6 TO 7 WORLD LANGUAGE SELECTION  Recently a memo went home to all 6th grade parents requesting that they select a world language for their incoming 7th grader for 2015-2016.  Please see the attached link to download the form which should be returned to homeroom teachers by May 29.

Parent Letter 2015.pdf


Attention parents of students who went to Washington:  If your child brought medications on the trip to Washington, please pick up these meds in the Nurses' office as soon as possible.  All medications must be picked up by the end of the school year.

Check out the SCIENCE FAIR 2015 RESULTS on the "Student Resource" tab under Science and Technology Fair.  Congratulations to all participants...job well done!

TRANSPORTATION UPDATE (3/16/15) - Please note that there are several bus routes that are filled to capacity and will not be allowed to take new passengers. 

These routes include:  route and number on the bus: 116 (298), 124 (332), 128 (335), 108 (299), 131 (354), 118 (370). 


For other bus routes, if an emergency situation, and only an emergency situation, arises for a particular day, a student should bring a note to the Main Office at the beginning of the day.  Notes should request permission (state reason for request) to ride another bus (indicate bus number they will be riding) and a contact name and phone number.  A pass will be authorized in an emergency only.


Today, 7/1/2015
High: 80 Low: 65
Rain showers likely
100% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 7/2/2015
High: 80 Low: 59
Isolated thunderstorms
20% chance of precipitation.

To Report a Student Absence

To report a student absence, please call
845 225-8441, ext. 454.

Message from the Principal

 Grades 5 - 8   "Teaching Children; Building Futures"

June 22, 2015

Hello Parents/Guardians

Please know that on June 25th, Graduation Day, 8th grade students do not need to attend school.  They should come with their families to the campus 30 minutes prior to their scheduled graduation.

For the 11:15 ceremony, students should report to the gym at 10:45.  The doors to the auditorium open at 10:45 as well.

For the 2:00 ceremony, students should report to the gym at 1:30.  The doors to the auditorium open at 1:30 as well.

Students from one ceremony are not permitted access to the other, so students need to be with their families that day.  In the event that your party exceeds 3 guests, an overflow viewing area will be provided in our library.

The schedule for the last week of school is as follows:

Monday, June 22 – Dismissal 10:15 am         Tuesday, June 23 – Dismissal 10:15 am

Wednesday, June 24 – Dismissal 10:15 am    Thursday, June 25 – Dismissal 9:45 am (only gr 5, 6, and 7 attend) 8th graders report for graduation only.

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

Wednesday, July 1
BOE Organization Meeting, CHS Library, 6:00 p.m.