LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - On Thursday, June 23rd, school will be dismissing students in grades 5, 6 and 7 at 9:45 to allow for the 8th grade graduations to take place.   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 at 9:45, 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, as always, for your cooperation.  John Piscitella, Principal


Traditionally, the last week of school (June 20-23) has shortened days for all grades. Dismissal is 10:15 on June 20 - 22. Only Grades 5, 6 and 7 report to school on Thursday, June 23, their last day - Dismissal at 9:45.  8th graders will join us for graduation. We will follow the schedule as set up here TIME SCHEDULE FOR JUNE 20-23.docx

8th Grade Graduation will take place on Thursday, June 23, 2016.  8th grade students come to school for the graduation time only.  Graduates should come with their families to the campus 30 minutes prior to their scheduled graduation. Students should report to the gym at that time.   The doors to the auditorium will open then as well. Graduation is at 11:15 am and 2:00 pm, according to homeroom.  

11:15 am - Ms. Brusie, Ms. Vandemark, Mr. Mazzotta, Dr. Mendes, Ms. Schmidt, Mr. Torzilli,, Ms. Tully, Ms. Rosenbaum-Altman, Ms. Appelle

2:00 pm - Ms. Bowe, Ms. Monroe, Ms. Murphy, Ms. Power, Mr. Espositio, Ms. Ramos, Ms. Steisel, Ms. Zimmerman, Ms. Calderon

**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 is provided in our library.

Attention Grade 4 Parents

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Our 4th grade Parent Orientation took place last night with a slide presentation given by the Administrators.  You may click on the link to see the slide show and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. parent slides gr 4-5 May 2016.pdf


John Piscitella, Principal

Washington Trip Pictures 2016  Washington DC

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.  Parent/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 your child when they return to school.  At GFMS students will give the note to their homeroom teacher.

GFMS in pictures


Message from the Principal

Grades 5 - 8   "Teaching Children; Building Futures"

Upcoming Events for your calendar

As this school year comes to an end, we are busy taking finals and getting ready for the summer. Keep in mind that the last week of school has an abbreviated schedule and that 8th graders to not attend school on June 23, their graduation day.

There is a half day schedule for students in grades 5-8 on June 20-22, dismissal at 10:15 am; early dismissal for grades 5-7 on June 23 is at 9:45 am and graduation for 8th graders on June 23.

Graduation for 8th graders is Thursday, June 23 either 11:15 am or 2:00 pm.  See the listing for the homerooms and times for graduation.

Have a great summer and be safe!

Warm regards,

John Piscitella, Principal

George Fischer Middle School

(845) 228-230

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


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