June 19, 2018
Good Day Parents/Guardians, Today we performed a lockdown DRILL with staff and students only (no police) at GFMS. This drill was originally scheduled for mid-February, but in the days following the Parkland, Florida school shooting, we did not feel that the timing was appropriate. We chose to do team-building activities instead. We then had two other dates that were cancelled due to weather-related school closings. In discussing the timing of this drill today, our Building Safety Team felt this would be a good test for our students. Besides the fact that it was a total surprise, students are understandably excited about the end of the school year approaching. Our students performed in an EXEMPLARY manner today with one of our best lockdown drills we have ever had. I would like to thank all of our students and staff who demonstrated professionalism this morning. Best wishes to all this summer.
May 3, 2018
As the warmer weather seems to be here, we would like to remind you that George Fischer Middle School has a dress code. You can find the Dress Code on pages 11 and 12 in the Student Handbook. For your review, we have printed it here.
Part 5: Dress Code
Examples of inappropriate apparel include, but are not limited to:
- Any clothing that displays undergarments
- Apparel or jewelry with spikes or chains
- Clothing with inappropriate words or pictures
- Flip-flops or any footwear that does not secure to the front and back of the foot
- Gang related apparel
- Halter tops, belly shirts, tops with spaghetti straps, or where undergarments are visible
- Hats, bandanas, visors, hoods, or any other head coverings
(Unless being used for medical/religious reasons)
- Jackets are for outside use only
- See-through clothing
- Shorts, skirts and dresses above mid-thigh
- Students wearing any clothing that is deemed inappropriate, suggestive, or disruptive to the educational process will be required to change their clothes or risk disciplinary actions.
Thank you for reinforcing our dress code.
April 17, 2018
Good Evening 6th grade parents, The sixth grade travels to Medieval Times in New Jersey on May 10, 2018. We have
attached documents below with specifics regarding nutritional and food allergy information for this trip. Please review all of this information to understand the meals served at this venue.
Warmest regards, John Piscitella, Principal
Matinee_Meal_Allergens.pdf Matinee_Nutritional_Analysis.xlsx Matinee_Ingredients.pdf
George Fischer Middle School Principal
845-228-2300 ext. 525
Grade 8 - J. Piscitella email@example.com
Grade 7 - C. Barrie firstname.lastname@example.org
Grade 6 - M. Kirk email@example.com
Grade 5 - N. Cyrus firstname.lastname@example.org
Reminder to 8th grade parents: Your next Washington trip payment of $325.00 is due at the end of January. Checks can be made out to GFMS Washington trip and sent in to the social studies teacher. Permission slip link 2018 Permission Slip.pdf
Attendance and Punctuality is a major point of emphasis this year. Students must be in the building by 8:04. We encourage our students to ride the bus, but if you must drop off, please make sure students are IN THE BUILDING by 8:04. Students who are habitually late are subject to school discipline. In addition, study after study shows the correlation between school attendance and punctuality are major points of emphasis, so please do your best to limit absences.
A reminder to pick up your children in the rear of the building (small cafeteria) if you arrive after 2:15 PM. From 2:20 to 2:33 we cannot do pick-ups unless there is a family emergency. In this case, please call the main office in advance so we can have your child ready.
I know that many questions will arise as the year unfolds and our office staff and teachers are happy to assist. Please do your best to contact the appropriate office for questions regarding your children (845-228-2300).
Grade 5 – Ms. Cyrus, ext. 503
Grade 6 – Mr. Kirk, ext. 511
Grade 7 – Mr. Barrie, ext. 507
Grade 8 – Mr. Piscitella, ext. 525
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