Notification from: Gilford Middle School

Good morning. I hope my live broadcast this morning wasn’t too painful to watch. If I got the kids to at least smile once (or even roll their eyes at me) then I call it a victory. As you could probably tell, we’re pretty much lost with the students here.

Our two-week, distance learning adventure begins on Monday. Here are some things that you and your child(ren) should know to, hopefully, make it go smoothly:

Be sure that they are checking their school email and Google Classrooms frequently.

They should not be afraid to email their teachers with any questions or if they need help. The students should also lean on each other for help via email or Google Hangout.

If you have any technology issues, please let me know and I will get in contact with the appropriate member of our IT Department.

Internet speed/availability will be better before Noon before the West Coast totally “wakes up.”

Even though the building is closed to “outsiders” you can still reach me, Mr. Walsh or any office staff via phone and/or email.

Student work should be completed by Monday, April 6. Even though some teachers may assign “daily” work they will not be penalized as long as it is in by 4/6. It is important, however, not to let the work pile up so much that it becomes overwhelming.

There will be resources for students on teachers’ Google Classrooms and there is also a “Remote Learning” tab on our school’s webpage with resources for both parents and students that will be updated periodically.

There will be an email next week with instructions on how to access Trimester 2 Report Cards online.

Counselors and Special Education Case Managers and Paraprofessionals are also available to help with any needs both academically and emotionally.

Most teachers’ Office Hours are from 8:00-Noon each day. However, some have staggered them to provide multiple opportunities to reach them:

Mrs. Barbour = 8:00-Noon (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri) & Noon-4:00 (Wed)

Mr. Bowler = 7:00-9:00 & 2:00-4:00

Mr. Caron = 7:00-9:00 & 4:00-6:00

Mrs. Damato = 10:00-2:00

Mr. Demko = 8:00-10:00 & 1:00-3:00

Ms. Goyette = 9:00-11:00 & 1:00-3:00

Mr. Marzahl = 8:00-10:00 & 5:30-7:30

Mrs. McLane = Noon-4:00

Mr. Meyers = 8:00-10:00 & 5:00-7:00

Mr. Neveln = 7:30-9:00 & 1:00-3:30

Mrs. Nichol = 9:00-11:00 & 4:00-6:00

Mr. Parker = 9:00-1:00

Mrs. Rollins = 9:00-1:00

Mr. Schiff = 8:00-11:00 & 6:00-7:00

Ms. Scudder = 10:00-Noon & 4:00-6:00

Mrs. Seager = 7:30-10:30 & 4:00-5:00

Mrs. Stephenson = 10:00-2:00

If you need ANYTHING, please do not hesitate to contact me. The staff has been pretty much awesome throughout this; they’ve let me lean on them a lot for help. I am very lucky. We are all in this together and will get through this together. Please take care of yourselves and your family.


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