News From Across GMRSD

June 3, 2020 Dear District Families, We would like to invite you to take a brief survey about what this spring’s remote learning experience has been like for your students and for your household.  The survey may be found at this link and you may take it multiple times if you have multiple students: PARENT SURVEY FOR REMOTE LEARNING We plan to use the information provided in this survey to help inform changes to any remote learning we may need to provide in the fall.  I expect your feedback will be quite useful in this regard.  So, thanks, in advance, for taking a few...
  Hillcrest Elementary School Friday News May 29, 2020   Dear Hillcrest Families, Whoa! How have we already arrived at the last Friday in May? Time has passed so strangely this spring and all of our schedules and routines have been completely disrupted.  This is the time of year when our students would be making visits to their next year’s classrooms, they would be creating year-end projects like memory books and collages, and we would all be gathering for Field Day.  Instead, we are all apart and are creating new ways to bring the school year to a...
May 28, 2020 Press Release – Announcement of Next Gill Elementary School Principal From: Michael Sullivan, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools I am pleased to announce the appointment of our next Gill Elementary School Principal -- Ms. Lisa Desjarlais. Ms. Desjarlais was enthusiastically selected as a finalist for the position by the initial search committee and then chosen as our candidate after finalist interviews. A contract agreement with Ms. Desjarlais has been reached and she will begin work on July 1. Here is some biographical information about Ms. Desjarlais. She has served...
Principal Newsletter for May 28, 2020 ● All School Sing Celebration is what we would normally be planning this time of year to celebrate everyone moving on at our June sing.  This tradition has evolved to include the entire Sheffield school.  We recognize our volunteers, we hear our chorus sing, our band play, Ms. King leads everyone singing songs that our fifth graders pick from the repertoire of songs taught throughout the year, and I provide a short speech about moving forward, then the families of fifth graders are invited to join their child in our cafeteria to eat...
  Hillcrest Elementary School Friday News May 22, 2020   Dear Hillcrest Families, As many of us pause in honor of Memorial Day, I am reminded of the many missed learning opportunities the Covid-19 crisis has brought to schools.  Typically, each of our Hillcrest students would have learned about several national holidays throughout the school year. And, in May, they would have been introduced to the importance of Memorial Day.  This year, we won’t be gathering for our May All School Meeting in which our students might sing a song or share a poem or...
Principal Newsletter for May 21 ,2020 ● i-Ready is a computerized tool we purchased as a district because it is tailored to your child’s learning for both reading and math.  It is recommended that your child engage with this tool for 30 minutes a day for each subject.  Minutes will not show up unless your child is on; a Mac, Windows, Chromebook, or an ipad.  If your child is accessing i-Ready from your phone, the minutes will not show up. ● If you see/view a diagnostic on i-Ready, please do not have your child take this test.  They should continue with the...

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