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Greenville Middle Virtual Tour & Virtual Magnet Open House

Please view Greenville Middle's Magnet Virtual Open House video to learn about our unique curriculum and the application process. Applications will be available online November 2. For more information, contact our Magnet Coordinator, Alonda Rollison at 355-5670 or email arolliso@greenville.k12.sc.us. Explore our facility and peek into some of our classrooms at Greenville Middle Academy, please visit our Virtual Tour link.


Magnet Virtual Open House


COVID-19 Reporting

Parents are asked to report any COVID-19 exposures as well as quarantines within the home to the school principal

The CDC recommends avoiding all non-essential travel and both the CDC and SC DHEC asks persons returning from international travel within the past 14 days to monitor their health, stay home as much as possible and wear a mask while in public.  Staff and students can return to school after U.S. or international travel provided they have not been knowingly exposed to COVID-19 and do not have symptoms of illness, in addition to adhering to all precautionary measures in place at the school. 

Parents are strongly encouraged to screen their students daily, at home, for COVID-19 symptoms (see below). If a student takes a COVID-19 test because he/she is symptomatic, the student should not be physically present in school until the test results are returned.

Keep students at home if they present with any of the following symptoms:

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. We will be sure and let you know if these notification requirements change.  Additional information is available on the GCS Parent Resource webpage.


GMA Principal Update - Week of October 26

Link to School Bulletin: https://www.smore.com/2pefj 

This week, 6th grade students will take the Science Benchmark on Monday and Tuesday and students who were absent for the Math and ELA Benchmark will take the Make-up Benchmark on Wednesday and Thursday. 

Report Cards will be accessible through Parent Backpack on Thursday. We will send a copy of the report card home on 11/2 for M/W students and on 11/5 for T/Th students. Directions for creating a Backpack account can be found on our website and in this school bulletin.

Upcoming Dates:

In this week's GMA Bulletin, you'll find information about:

As always, thank you for your support of Greenville Middle Academy! Let's have a great week!


Red Ribbon Week

Students and staff are encouraged to participate in the Red Ribbon Week themed days, as we try to raise awareness of living a drug-free life. Students are encouraged to participate in our Red Ribbon Week Contests. The winner of each contest will be recognized on our school website and social media pages and receive a $25 gift card! RED


Basketball Tryouts

Basketball tryouts will begin November 9. Students must be in 7th or 8th grade to be eligible. Arrival times will be assigned once the required physical forms, waivers, and permission forms are turned in.  Turn in these documents to Mr. Hall, email nihall@greenville.k12.sc.us.  

Any interested 7th and 8th graders should reach out to the coaches or Nick Hall for more information.

Coach Booker (boys) - email abooker@greenville.k12.sc.us 

Coach K (girls) - email ekillingsworth@greenville.k12.sc.us 

Athletic Director Hall - email nihall@greenville.k12.sc.us 


GCS to Provide Free Meals to all Students

Greenville County Schools has been approved by the SC State Department of Education to provide free meals to all students until the congressional appropriated funding runs out; this will include students attending school in person as well as those attending the Virtual Program.

It is important that parents & guardians continue to complete Free and Reduced Price Meal Applications. The online Free and Reduced Price Meal Applications are available for the 2020-2021 school year. They can be accessed at http://greenville.schoollunchapp.com. The online Free and Reduced Price Meal Application process is the quickest and most accurate method to apply for Free and Reduced Price Meals.


Take-Home Meals Process

On Attendance Plans 1 and 2, students can receive take-home breakfast and lunch for days they are NOT in attendance. The meals will be available for pickup near the end of the day. Students participating in after-school programs or activities can have their meals held for pickup until they are leaving the premises.

Meals are provided at no cost to families (through December 31, 2020). In order to assist our cafeteria staff better prepare for the number of meals needed to be sent home, we are asking families, interested in this meal option, to complete this form no later than Sunday for the upcoming week. A form should be completed for each student receiving the meals. TAKE HOME MEALS FORM

If you have not completed the Free and Reduced Price Meal Application, we encourage you to do so. The online application can be found on our school website.


Parent Backpack

Backpack LogoWhat is Parent Backpack?

Parent Backpack is an online application that replaces the PowerSchool Parent Portal. With Parent Backpack, you are able to view your child's grades, school attendance, and any discipline incidents when you are logged into the system. Best of all, Parent Backpack works on any device and is mobile friendly. To access Parent Backpack, go to https://parents.gcsbackpack.com and create an account. Please access directions by clicking on Creating a Parent Backpack Account.

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To view a video on how to create your Parent Backpack, click on the blue Backpack icon. An additional Student Backpack link is provided, however many homes have restrictive firewalls or pop-up blockers that may make access difficult.

PLEASE NOTE:

Report Cards will be accessible through Parent Backpack. Report Cards will only be mailed if a parent contacts the school to make this request.