Parents are asked to report any COVID-19 exposures as well as quarantines within the home to the school principal.
TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS: Per the CDC, all air passengers entering the US from a foreign country are required to produce written proof of a negative COVID test taken no more than three days before departure or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19. Air travelers will also be directed to get tested again 3-5 days after arrival and stay home for 7 days post travel.
EXCLUSION FROM SCHOOL: Keep students at home if they present with any of the following symptoms:
In order for your student to return to school, please provide one of the following:
Return to school note from your student's medical provider indicating a medical evaluation has determined symptoms are related to another cause
OR Documentation of a negative COVID-19 test
Per DHEC regulations, any staff or student identified as having spent 15 minutes or more within six feet of a positive case are considered close contacts and will be excluded from school for a minimum of 14 days. Students and staff who were not close contacts will be allowed to remain at school. Additional information is available on the GCS Parent Resource webpage.
It was so good to be back at GMA this week! I missed our students and staff so much. Just a few reminders for this week:
Check out this week's GMA Bulletin!
May 7 - eLearning for In-Person Students / SC READY Math Test for Virtual Students
As always, thank you for your support of Greenville Middle Academy! Let's have a great week!
Helpful Parent Links about Testing
School Testing Information
Testing Dates for: In-Person Students
|Test Area||Test Dates|
|ELA 1||Tuesday, May 11|
|ELA 2||Wednesday, May 12|
|Math||Tuesday, May 18|
|Science (6th Only)||Wednesday, May 19|
|EOC Algebra I||Wednesday, May 26|
eLearning Dates for: In-Person Students
Thursday, April 29
Friday, April 30
Friday, May 7
Testing Dates for: Virtual Students
|Test Area||Test Dates|
|ELA 1||Thursday, April 29|
|ELA 2||Friday, April 30|
|Science (6th Only)||Thursday, May 6|
|Math||Friday, May 7|
|EOC Algebra I||Wednesday, May 26|
Students referred to Greenville Middle's Summer Bridge Program should now sign up online to attend the program. The purpose of the program is to provide additional academic support to prepare students for the next grade level and to support learning loss from the pandemic. For more information, reach out to Randy Jenkins at 355-5617.
As we are preparing for the next school year's registration, it is most important that we have your correct address information on file. This determines the school your student will attend.
Also, keep in mind that the final report cards are mailed at the end of the school year. All address changes require proper documentation (two proofs of residency) to be presented to the school. If you have moved or will be moving, please email Sherry Coleman, our Registrar, by email at email@example.com or phone at 864-355-5604.
In preparation for 2021-2022, we need to know if your student's transportation method will change for the new school year.
If the method of transportation is going to change, we need you to complete the 2021-2022 Transportation Request Form (English | Spanish) and return it to Ms. Coleman, our Guidance Clerk, as soon as possible. This applies to current virtual and brick-and-mortar students.
If the transportation method is not going to change for next year, you do not need to complete the form.
Help your Greenville Middle Academy PTA by making a donation. Your donations will help fund:
The PTA Nominating Committee is now accepting nominations for the Executive Officer positions for next year's PTA Executive Committee. We welcome all nominations and will strive to create a diverse and balanced roster of applicants that accurately represents our school's demographic.
Our goal is to see that every parent has a voice on our PTA and is given the chance to become actively involved in enriching the educational opportunities at our school. Nominate yourself or others! Complete one nomination form for each submission.
For more information on registering for our Greenville Middle Band email Heidi Templeton at firstname.lastname@example.org. Enjoy the Greenville Middle School Band Video. In the second video meet our Band Director and see what band instruments are available to learn to play.
The Eastside High School Eagle Regiment Color Guard is hosting several free clinics for anyone interested in learning more about what color guard is! Rising 8th and 9th graders are welcome. The clinic dates are March 17, April 15 and April 29, and May 6 and May 20 from 4:15-6:00 PM in the Eastside High School Band room. Not all dates are required. Come to as many as you want.
Attention all 6th grade parents: South Carolina law states that ALL students are required to have the Tdap vaccine BEFORE they enter 7th grade. This means that your 6th grader should get the vaccination during his/her annual doctor visit this year. The Tdap vaccine can be obtained at your primary health care provider, the Health Department, or various walk-in clinics.
Please make sure your student has the Tdap vaccine this year and have the vaccine certificate sent to school as soon as it is completed. If your child already had the Tdap vaccine, please send a copy of the immunization form into school to ensure that we have it on record. Your child will not be able to attend the 7th grade until we have this form on record at school.
Thank you in advance for your help. Please feel free to contact GMA's School Nurse, Catherine Manske, with any questions.
Immersion students who enrolled in the GCS K8 Virtual Program for the 2020-2021 school year will maintain their magnet slots at their magnet schools for the 2021-2022 school year. Upon re-enrollment, these students will be scheduled to take an assessment in their target language of study to determine how the school can best support their re-entry into the immersion programs. However, if an immersion student plans to re-enroll in the GCS K8 Virtual Program for the 2021-2022 school year, the student will forfeit his/her magnet spot. Upon any subsequent return to a brick and mortar school setting, the student would attend their home-based school.