Parents are asked to report any COVID-19 symptoms, exposure, or positive test results to the school principal or your student's grade level administrator.
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:
Please also keep students home they are presenting with two or more of the following symptoms: headache, fatigue, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, nausea/vomiting, or diarrhea. Speak with your doctor and/or have your student get tested for COVID.
Parents, We Need You! There are various opportunities for you to get involved and help our school community. Below is a list of current needs for volunteers:
The NHI Lab and Mathia Lab will be available this week on Tue/Wed AM, from 7:30-8:30 AM in the Media Center and Tue/Thu, from 3:30-4:30 PM in the Media Center.
Teachers will facilitate a lesson on wellbeing on Thursday during RAM Time. Contact your student's grade level school counselor if you have any questions. The lesson titles and focus are included below.
We appreciate parents being proactive with keeping students home who aren't well. Help us keep GMA open on an in-person basis by keeping students home and getting them tested for COVID if they are presenting with a new or worsening cough, change of taste or smell, or difficulty breathing. Please also keep students home they are presenting with two or more of the following symptoms: headache, fatigue, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, nausea/vomiting, or diarrhea. Speak with your doctor and/or have your student get tested for COVID.
The latest time for an early dismissal is 2:30 PM. Students are reminded to bring their Student ID daily and have them on prior to entering the building. If a student needs a replacement ID, please send in $5. Students should charge Chromebooks nightly so there is a full charge for the entire school day.
As always, thank you for your support of Greenville Middle Academy! Let's have a great week!
Baseball, softball, and soccer tryouts will begin on Feb. 14. A physical and permission form must be turned in to Mr. Hall before tryouts. Please communicate with the coaches to inform them of your intent to tryout. Coaches' contact information can be found on the sports websites under the student link of the GMA webpage.
Our school Book Fair will be here soon! February 7 - 11 our Book Fair will be open for our students. We appreciate our PTA volunteers who encourage our students to read. If interested in volunteering, please sign up to volunteer at our Book Fair here. A new feature is for parents and guardians to set up an eWallet or digital payment account for students to shop. Visit our Greenville Middle Scholastic homepage to learn more or shop online.
In February, we will be administering the ACCESS assessments for our multilingual learners. This is the parent letter with the dates. These assessments test student proficiency in the English language. Please mark your calendar, if your student will be participating in these assessments. Students should get plenty of rest and be present for these test dates. The schedule for testing will be:
Nominations for the 2022 ACE Awards are now being accepted! The ACE Awards (Advocates for Character and Education) was created by Greg Blatt, Founder and Executive Director of Coaches 4 Character. It is an annual award given to one male and one female student from each of the Greenville County middle and high schools. The award is designed to honor true “unsung heroes” who all too often are not recognized for their accomplishments. The selection process focuses on identifying and selecting students who often go unnoticed for one reason or another, but who have accomplished great things in their community, church or school.
If you would like to nominate a Greenville County 8th or 12th grader, please submit your nomination through the attached link: www.coaches4character.com/ace-awards. (Paper nomination forms are available at each school as well.) All nominations must be submitted by January 31, 2022 An ACE Advisory Committee at each school will choose finalists from among those nominated to complete an application for the ACE Award. One male and one female will be chosen from each middle and high school in Greenville County.
There's nothing else like your school yearbook. Get your hands on the limited edition collection of our stories from the year. Share it with your friends today and hang on to it for years to come! Click on the Order Your Yearbook Today link to order your student's yearbook today.
Learn more about Greenville Middle Academy. We would love to have your child be a part of the GMA community!
Applications are now available as a fillable PDF document. They can be completed online, saved to a personal device, and submitted as an attachment in an email to email@example.com . If you complete the application online, the student’s statement must be typed. Any additional required documents for out-of-district applicants must be uploaded and attached to the application before it is submitted. Parents and students may also print the application and complete it by hand. Hand-written applications can be uploaded and attached to an email sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped off in the front office of the school. All applications submitted via email will not be complete until the parents receive a “return receipt” from GMA’s Magnet Coordinator. Parents who submit an applications in-person will be required to sign a document in the front office of the school to verify the application’s submission.
If you have any questions about the magnet programs at GMA or you are interested in setting up a tour, please contact Susan Simpson at email@example.com or 355-5660. Below, access information on the magnet application process, our school program, and virtual tour. Here are some of the frequently asked questions about magnet schools answered.
Greenville County Schools and Rethink Ed have partnered to provide you access to our online SEL program. This program provides videos and activities for both adults and children to support your social and emotional wellbeing. You will have access to strategies and tools that will help you and your child recognize and manage emotions, build stronger relationships, and develop skills to lead happier and healthier lives.
For information about the program and how to register for a parent account, please download and review the Rethink Ed Parent Letter (English | Spanish). Parents are also encouraged to visit the Let's Talk:GCS Mental Health Resources posted to the district webpage.
Attention all rising 7th grade parents: South Carolina law states that ALL students are required to have the Tdap vaccine BEFORE they enter 7th grade. 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 (864-355-5607).
Thank you to our current Friends of the Ram for their support:
Scott & Marcia Baker
Dan & Francesca Fried
Mary Duff & Michael Rayneri