Principal Update for Week of August 8

We hope to see many of our students and their families at Rising Ram 6th Grade Orientation and Meet the Teacher this week. It's going to be an amazing year!

Included in our School Bulletin this week is helpful and important information for families:

Mark Your Calendar:

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As always, thank you for your support of Greenville Middle Academy!

School Bulletin - Week of August 8

Rising Ram Orientation for Rising 6th Graders

Join us for our Rising Ram 6th Grade Orientation on Wednesday, August 10. Students will spend the afternoon with teachers and learning about things to help students transition to middle school. This 6th Grade Orientation is a students-only event. However, we will have a Parent Orientation at 4:15 PM. At the Parent Orientation, parents and guardians will learn more about middle school and ways to help ensure your student has a great transition to 6th grade.

Ready to Sign Up? Complete the Rising Ram Orientation form below or contact Megan Giordani, 6th Grade School Counselor, at 355-5653 or email at

Rising Ram Orientation

Meet the Teacher

Meet the Teacher will be held on Wednesday, August 10 between 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM.

Parents and students will have the opportunity to meet teachers, self-tour the building, drop off medications with Nurse Catherine, add funds to lunch account before the 1st day of school, and visit stations in the cafeteria/gym (PTA, Spirit Wear, Bus Routes, etc). 

Meet the Teacher

Ice Cream, T-Shirts, Raffle…and More!

Be sure to visit the GMA PTA in the cafeteria during Rising Ram Orientation / Meet the Teacher so you can:             

Cash, check, and credit cards will be accepted, except for purchasing Frosty Friday ice cream treats, which is cash only.

Beat the lines by purchasing most of these items now by going online:

Free and Reduced Meal Applications for the 2022-2023 School Year

The federal government allowed schools to offer free meals to all students during the pandemic, but Congress did not extend this benefit for this school year. Families that are eligible for free or reduced-price meals must apply to receive them, and all other students must pay full price ($2.50) for their lunches. Breakfast is provided free of charge to all Greenville County students, regardless of their meal status.

The online application process for free and reduced-price meals is now live and can be accessed here

Hard copies of the meal applications will be available during Meet the Teacher. However, the online application process is the most efficient method to apply for these meal benefits. Apply HERE. If you have filled out an application prior to July 5, 2022 you will need to complete another application for the 2022-2023 school year.

If you have any questions about the Free and Reduced Meal Application process please contact Bonnie Hogue, Free and Reduced Project Manager at (864) 355-1251 or by email at

School Supply Lists

Our School Supply List has been updated for the 2022-2023 school year! Please click below to access the supply list:

Is Your Address Up-to-Date?

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. 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, at or call 864-355-5604. 

Extended Day Registration 2022-2023

Early registration for our Extended Day Program (EDP) is now open. Please use the links below to access the EDP Handbook and EDP Registration link.

EDP Registration

EDP Handbook

Tdap Requirement for Rising 7th Graders

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 DHEC South Carolina immunization form to the school to ensure that we have it on record. Your child will not be able to attend the 7th grade, or pick up a schedule the week before, until we have this form on record at school. Please note that vaccine records after June 30, 2022,  can only be accepted if it is on the official DHEC SC immunization form. Thank you for your help. Please feel free to call the GMA health room with any questions.

Catherine Manske GMA School Nurse 864-355-5607.

Summer Reading Incentive

Complete the GMA Sweet Summer Reading Log and return it to Mrs. Carey by Friday, September 2, 2022. Everyone will earn a sweet treat! The more you read the more your name will be entered into our prize drawing. Read or listen to audiobooks and fill in the Sweet Summer Reading Log.

Read or listen to participate, you select the titles you're interested in. Visit the Media Center website for details of how to use Sora to read ebooks or audiobooks with your student login.

Summer Reading Log 

Car Line Procedures



Remember, we’re all learning procedures during the first few weeks of school, so please be patient.

PLEASE NOTE:  Crossing Guards do not direct traffic. If you have a concern regarding traffic or crossing guards, please contact the Greenville County Sheriff's Department.

Enrollment for 2022-2023

Are you new to the area and zoned for Greenville Middle Academy? 

Please see below for important information regarding enrollment for the 2022-23 school year.  This does not apply to returning students nor to rising 6th graders who are already zoned for Greenville Middle.

Not sure what school you are zoned for? Visit the Find Your School website!

Questions? Contact Sherry Coleman at or 864-355-5604.

Beginning August 8, we are open weekdays from 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM 

Summer Enrollment Information

GCS Virtual Program Chromebook Pick-Up

Students enrolled in the GC Virtual Program should plan to pick up their student-issued Chromebook on Thursday, August 11, anytime between 9:00 - 4:00 PM. Students who did not return a Chromebook from the 2021-2022 school year will not be issued another Chromebook. 

If you are unable to pick up the Chromebook on August 11 from 9:00 - 4:00, please contact Principal Andrews by email at