NEWS:


BCPS TECH SUPPORT 


NEED TO REGISTER YOUR STUDENT....please make an appointment with our Guidance Dept.   443-809-0261

Student Schedules:

Please review the directions to access the student portal in FOCUS that are provided. Students are encouraged to save their schedules in their phones (photo if needed) or to print them prior to the start of the school year. Copies of schedules will be given to each student on the first day of school.

All students must know the name and room number of their HOMEROOM teacher. This will support a smooth opening day on August 30th! Our school counselors are continuing to work on students schedules all the way up to the first day of school and through the first week of school. 

Directions for Accessing FOCUS.docx 

GRMS Schedule .docx 


2022-2023 GRMS Magnet Showcase

Join us in the GRMS Magnet Showcase on October 18, 2021, at 6:00-7:30 PM. Sign up to register for the event using the link below. We will provide more details about the event in the later time.

View our Postcard

(https://www.mycreativeshop.com/shared/5iupiux3blcsdjp#.YS5MWqvXj-k.link)

for more information!

Sign Up to Register to the Magnet Showcase HERE.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0E4EA8AB2AA3F94-golden

Magnet Program Application

Magnet Programs Timeline

Magnet brochure is NOW available online. - check out the various high school magnet programs offered in the county. Download it HERE.

Sept. 14, 2021- Online application release- Applications may be submitted online (most preferred mode). Information regarding High School assessments are released through the Magnet Programs Office (Magnet Programs - Division of Curriculum and Instruction (bcps.org)

Sept. 18, 21-23, 20221 - Magnet Application meetings. Be sure to pre-register on the Magnet Programs' website.

October 2021- Attend showcase events

Nov. 5, 2021- Application DEADLINE. 

December 2021-January 2022 -High school magnet assessments administered

March 4, 2022 - Release of high School magnet decisions from the BCPS Magnet Programs

For questions or inquiries, please contact:

Edralin Pagarigan (epagarigan@bcps.org or 443-809-0130)

Magnet Coordinator, Health Sciences magnet program

Magnet Liaison, GRMS

Golden Ring Middle School Health Sciences Magnet Program

Our magnet program focuses on developing awareness on critical health issues through schoolwide thematic instruction, Health Sciences curriculum and related courses, and community involvement and partnerships. The Health Sciences curriculum offers the foundations of the health care fields (6th grade), study of the human body systems and diseases (7th grade), and applications to basic safety and health care including patient care, CPR, allergy ambassador, and others (8th grade).

To Learn more about our Health Sciences Program:

View this Sway:

 

Watch this video:  

Virtual Tour in GRMS:


  SCHOOL SUPPLIES:

  In order to maximize your potential and success at GRMS, we encourage you to have the following supplies with you on the first day of 

school and every day after that. 

Back to School Info Snapshot 2021 22.docx 

Code of Conduct (Panther Pledge) 2021-22.doc 

School Supply list 2021-22.pdf

This list contains the basic supplies that students will need to begin the school year.

Supply List

Spiral Notebooks for each class (7 -9 total)

2-pocket Folders for each class (7-9 total)

Book Bag

1 package of pens (blue or black ink)

1 pack of pencils

1 (red or green) marking pen

1 set of highlighters

1 ruler with both standard (inch) and metric (centimeter) units

1 pack of 3x5 index cards

Optional/Additional Suggested Supplies:

  • Earbuds/Headphones
  • 1 pair of school scissors
  • 3-5 sheet protectors
  • Flash/thumb drive for saving assignments
  • Suggested Supplies for Art Class:
  • Sketchbook (80-100 sheets)
  • Drawing Pencils
  • Erasers

Notes:

*      Students will be required to bring their device (charged) and charging cord with them to school each day!

**     Students will be allowed to carry bookbags with them at all times.

***   Lockers will only be provided in special circumstances.

Updated 7/22/2021


AB Day Calendar SY 2021-2022.pdf.pdf
AB day schedule


MASKS REQUIRED!

After careful consideration and solicitation of feedback from medical experts, including staff from Johns Hopkins, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Department of Health, and considering the most recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the American Academy of Pediatrics, BCPS will require universal masking for all students and staff indoors in schools for the fall of the 2021-2022 school year. This includes all students and staff wearing masks while on BCPS buses. Please see the attachment.

Keep_BCPS_Healthy.jpg 

MAsk_Policy.jpg 

072821-BCPS COVID-19 Update July 28 2021 (1).pdf 

Please see attached information about “Vaccines” and when to “Stay Home” per BCPS guidelines for the 21-22 school year. 

Vaccine-Poster-8.5x11.pdf 

Stay_home.pdf 

Arrival & Dismissal Procedures:

Arrival

· All students who arrive by bus, car or foot will wait outside until invited inside to go to Homeroom.

Grade 6- Near Cafeteria

Grade 7- Basketball Courts

Grade 8- Near Front Door

· Students who wish to get breakfast must pick up their meal at the food kiosk near their designated entrance area and before arriving in homeroom.

· Students will not be permitted to use lockers!

Dismissal

· All students will remain in classrooms until an announcement is made for walkers and car riders to be dismissed bus riders will report to the dismissal location designated by their bus number.

· Students should exit the building via the closest exit to their classroom.

In case on inclement weather, indoor facilities will be available for students from 8 am until Homeroom at 8:10am.

Grade 8- Gym

Grade 7- Activity Room

Grade 6- Cafeteria

Screening & Testing (Safety is Our True North)

· All families should screen students for symptoms prior to leaving home.

· Please use this checklist to determine if a student should or should not go to school.

· Persons with COVID-19 symptoms in school will be required to be tested or will be placed on quarantine, in alignment with guidance from the Maryland Department of Health.

Face Covering (Safety is Our True North)

Requirements: All persons, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a face covering while inside a school. Exceptions to this requirement are:

· The person is alone in a private space.

· The person is eating or drinking.

· The person has a documented physical or developmental disability that makes wearing a mask unsafe.

· The person is under the age of two.

The person is a student athlete engaged in the sport in the field of play.

Social Distancing (Safety is Our True North)

Requirements: Physical distancing of students from each other and between students and adults will be provided to the greatest extent possible, considering school enrollment and facility constraints. Strategies include:

· Use of classroom and cafeteria configurations that provide maximal separation between students.

· Plans for arrival, dismissal and change of classes to reduce gathering of students in any area.

· Restriction of field trips to day trips only, with plans to reduce exposure to large crowds.

· Plans for supervision of restrooms, locker rooms, and school lockers to prevent congregation of students

Hand Hygiene (Safety is Our True North)

Requirements: Employees and students have been instructed to adhere to best practices in hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette.

Times for handwashing or use of hand sanitizer to include before and after meals, upon arrival to schools’ offices and home, before and after use of any shared items, after use of the restroom, after sneezing/coughing and other time hands are contaminated.

Breakfast & Lunch


Supplies & Devices:

· Students should bring a charged device to school each day.

· Students are encouraged to bring their chargers but charging stations will not be available in all classrooms.

· All assignments will still be submitted online.

· Students should bring a face mask and a back up should be kept in their bookbag.

· Students must bring their own school supplies (pencils, pens, highlighters, markers, folders, spiral notebooks)

· Cell phones should be off/silenced and stored during classroom instruction.

· Cell phones are allowed during arrival, dismissal and at lunch time.

· Headphones and earbuds are not permitted unless they are compatible with school device and used in the classroom as a designated instructional tool by the teacher. 


Visitors (Safety is Our True North)

· To visit a BCPS school, visitors must have an appointment.

· Visits will be conducted remotely or outside, whenever possible.

· If an indoor visit is required, visitors will be required to wear a face coverings and practice social distancing.

· The number of people admitted to the building will be limited.

Athletics (Secondary)/Extra Curriculars

Information will be shared later in September.

Cleaning/Disinfecting (Safety is Our True North)

Requirements: BCPS staff will continue to provide safe and clean school environments by ensuring daily cleaning of buildings using Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved germicidal agents that kill coronavirus. BCPS staff will:

· Perform frequent cleaning and disinfection of high-contact surfaces and any shared items, at least daily.

· Promote hand washing before and after touch of shared use items.

· Maintain sufficient supplies of soap, paper towels, and hand sanitizer.


BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT

Please save the date of September 8th, 2021, which will be our 2021-2022 Back to School Night from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. The event is planned to be in person at GRMS. Our virtual Back to School Information Session will be held on Wednesday September 22nd.


Pay close attention to the pick-up times listed. This is only the AM pick up times. It is important that students are at their bus stop prior to that pick up time so that buses can make it to their next stops in a timely manner. Thanks so much for your support and if you have any further questions please contact the school at 443-809-0130. Remember, this is for am pick up only!!
Bus Stop List.pdf

Bus Stop 1
Bust Stop 2

Bus Stop 3
Bus Stop


School Newspaper Vol 2 2021

Newspaper 2020 - 2021 vol 2 Word publish.docx (open to view whole paper!)
Newspaper 2020 - 2021 vol 1 Word.docx  (Open to see with pictures and correct formatting)

 

Golden Ring Vision

Golden Ring Middle School is a student- centered community that focuses on nurturing students, building respectful relationships, delivering rich content knowledge and preparing students to be critical thinkers and responsible global citizens.

 Mission Statement

As a community we will create, sustain, and invest in a culture of deliberate excellence for every student, in every class, with every teacher.