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Monday, March 30, 2015 3032 East Gap Creek Road * Greer, South Carolina 29651 * (864)355-5800 * Fax (864)355-5880
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Spirit Week is April 6-10
Spirit Week is April 6-10. We will be collecting bathroom supplies for Greer Christian Learning Center. Please bring any donations to the Main Office or send with a student any day that week. Friday's pep rally will recognize Winter and Spring sports, as well as our Special Olympics athletes. For more information please call Mrs. Rosemond at 355-5860

Important Medication Information

Spring has sprung...So has allergy symptoms. 

We have had a large number of student come to the health room with allergy type symptoms. Those can include, runny nose, nasal congestion, sore, scratchy throat, headache. If the student does not have a fever greater than 100 we do not have to send them home with these symptoms. There are many good over the counter solutions available to combat seasonal allergies. Your child's physician is the best resource for what is the most appropriate medication to be used. If you need to send a medication to school, we need to have the proper paperwork filled out. There is also absolutely no medication on the bus. If your child comes to school with a medication, prescription or non-prescription they may have administrative discipline. This is district policy that will be enforced. If you have questions please call Mrs. Neely or Mrs. Edwards at 355-5807.

Meet the String Instruments Night!

Attention Rising 6th graders

Meet the String Instruments Night! Thursday, April 16th 6:30-7:30 PM Greer Middle School Cafetorium Please join us for this hands on opportunity to try out the different string instruments in the orchestra and to see which one you like best! Presented by Bernhardt House of Violins and GMS Orchestra Directors Mrs. J. Hutton and Miss S. Rose    Learn a new skill that will enrich your life forever!   Play a string instrument ! 

Tdap Immunization Required for Rising Seventh, Eighth Graders

Clinics offered in all GCS middle schools

Parents are reminded that rising seventh and eighth grade students must have the Tdap vaccination or they must submit an objector’s statement to their child’s school for students to attend school prior to the first day of school in August.

The Tdap vaccine protects against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough). State Law began the requirement for the Tdap vaccination in the 2013-14 school year.

Greenville County Schools will partner with the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) to provide Tdap clinics at all 20 GCS middle schools between Monday, April 13 and Friday, April 24. Contact your child’s school for specific dates and times.

Consent to Vaccinate forms will be sent home with all sixth grade students the week of March 2. The properly completed form must be returned to the school nurse by Thursday, March 12 if you would like for your child to receive the vaccine.

Snow Makeup Days Announced by GCS
Makeup Days – The three makeup days, March 9, April 6 and June 5, become student attendance days. A decision about the fourth missed day (and any additional days if needed) will be made later this year. Please note that legislation in previous years forgave missed days beyond the three required by law. Students will be expected to attend school during the makeup days.  

8th Grade Job Shadowing Rescheduled April 7th
8th grade job shadowing is rescheduled for Tuesday, April 7. Students originally scheduled to job shadow on February 24 need to see Mrs. Rosemond for an updated permission form, which is due March 3. Click here for updated form.

Yearbook Ordering Information
GMS Yearbook are always in short supply at the end of the year. Order yours now. Click here for the latest ordering information.

Eighth Grade IGP Conference Information

8th grade IGP conferences begin on January 27. This week, each 8th grader will receive an appointment letter for the student and parent/guardian to meet with Guidance personnel. Students will receive information about courses for 9th grade, IB, Bonds Career Center and, will choose a career cluster of interest. Contact Allison Rosemond/Career Specialist with questions at 864-355-5860.