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Hours 7:55 - 2:25
Block 1 7:55-9:55
Break 9:55-10:40
Block 2 10:40-12:20
Break 12:20-1:05
Block 3 1:05-2:25

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WELCOME TO GMS: Click on the link to watch our welcome video.

BUSSING UPDATE: September 17: As was shared with families on Wednesday afternoon, due to a severe driver shortage that resulted in the cancellation of Route V60 at Goulbourn MS, OSTA is revising Route V60, V61, V62 and V63 to provide service to students with no transportation. New route assignments were made available on the Parent Portal on Thursday, Sep 16th and will take effect on Monday, September 20, 2021. A few students will be reassigned to van service and OSTA will be calling those families directly. GMS parents and guardians with students on routes V60, V61, V62 and V63 are asked to access the Parent Portal for their child's revised transportation assignments taking effect on Monday.

Also, according to the OSTA website, V99 is anticipated to return to service on Tuesday, September 21st. We would ask that all parents and guardians with children on route V99 double-check the OSTA website on Tuesday morning to make sure that it is indeed back up and running.

All parents and guardians should regularly check the posted cancellations lists for OCDSB on the OSTA website to confirm bus route status; the cancellation list is updated daily. 

TERRY FOX: This year marks the 18th year that GMS will be participating in the Terry Fox Run. We will be facilitating our school run in our class cohorts over a three-week period with the hope that GMS students and staff may reach our school goal of running, walking, and wheeling 5373 km. Last year, we almost reached our distance goal. From September 20th-October 8th, classes will collect donations. Students may create their own online student page that connects to GMS through to share with family and friends or donations can be made through our school page

At GMS, we are passionate about this event and we look forward to this experience and making a positive difference. Together, we will continue Terry’s legacy.

MEET THE STAFF: As per COVID protocols, GMS will not be hosting an in-person Meet the Teacher this month. Instead, staff is preparing a Google presentation for each homeroom that includes a wealth of information including introductions by the staff working with your child, goals and expectations for the year, a few photos of what the classroom looks like and how to contact your child’s teachers if you have any questions or concerns. The virtual presentations will be shared with families at the end of the day on Wednesday, September 29th.

COVID-19 PROTOCOL: As per the district protocol, all students and staff are to masked at all times while inside the building and on the school bus, with the exception of while eating. Please refer to the district's webpage for most up to date information about how COVID-19 is being addressed in schools. 

COVID-19 PROTOCOL: As per district protocol, all students and staff must complete the screening tool daily, prior to attending school, regardless of their vaccination status. Click to access the screening tool: COVID 19 SELF SCREENING 

TRANSPORTATION PLAN: Click here to review the pick up and drop off plan. 
A big thank you to all of the GMS parents and guardians who are patiently following the drop off and pick up expectations. We appreciate your help in keeping all of our students safe as they arrive and leave school. Please note that UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD STUDENTS BE DROPPED OFF ON HUNTLEY ROAD. It is a 70 km/h zone in front of our school, and without any sidewalks it is not safe for pedestrian traffic. We would also ask that everyone respect the neighbouring driveways and do not block our neighbours access to their homes.

We strongly encourage all students to take the bus whenever possible as the limited size of our parking area and priority access to the numerous OSTA vans and yellow school buses make for long wait times for parent/guardian drivers to enter the school drop off and pick up zones.

Due to the ongoing driver shortage, please note that there may be daily cancellations of bus routes. It is vital that parents and guardians regularly check the posted cancellations lists for OCDSB on the OSTA website to confirm the routes’ status. Please review your child’s information on OSTA’s Parent Portal and then check the posted list below to confirm the route’s status. The list will be updated daily with any new cancellations reported the morning that service occurs.

EMERGENCY CLOSURE FORM :  Please print out the form, fill it out and send it to school by September 17. Students, give it to your Centre teacher.


ELECTRONIC FORMS: All families are asked to complete the following TWO electronic forms for their children by September 17. These forms must be completed before students will be able to access technology at the school.


THE RETURN OF BORROWED TECH: As part of our ongoing effort to ensure that all students have equitable access to digital tools to support their learning, we are asking that all students who borrowed Chromebooks during the school closures last year please return the device to the school by Friday September 23, 2021.

It is important that all devices be returned to the school so that we can accurately inventory, repair and update all Chromebooks and other technology devices. Our Learning Technology Specialists are ready to clean, repair, reset, and prepare the devices so that our students can continue to use these valuable learning tools.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES: The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board has developed a common list of recommended personal use items for students in grades 6-8. Additionally, students are asked to bring a full water bottle to school daily as the regular water fountains will not be used for drinking purposes. There will be two fill-up stations available.

STUDENT HANDBOOK: Click on the link to check out the student handbook.

If your child will be absent, you can call and leave a message OR email the school at This helps us complete our safe arrivals check in a timely manner each day.

LATE ARRIVAL: If you are late arriving at school (after 7:55 AM), your child must come through the main office. Students should NOT wander to the back of the school grounds as doors are locked and supervision ceases at the 7:55 AM bell.

STUDENT SUCCESS SITE:  The GMS Guidance Team is here to help. Click on the link to access the Student Success website. Fill out the Guidance Form if you would like to speak to an adult about social, personal or academic concerns.

VIRTUAL LIBRARY: Mrs. Judd has created a website for families to access a wide variety of online resources. Please take a moment to check it out: Virtual Library

STITTSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL UPDATE :  The new opening date is September 2023. Click here for more information.


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