It is “Celebrating BCPS Principal Excellence” week in Baltimore County Public Schools May 17-21, 2021. This year, for the very first time, we are honoring and celebrating ALL principals in our school system. They have demonstrated remarkable leadership, commitment, and dedication to our students, families, and teachers. On your school’s website, social media platform, and/or marquee, display the provided celebratory message:

#ThxBCPSprincipals for demonstrating ongoing remarkable leadership, commitment, and dedication. @teambcps #teambcps

*You may also want to include the image attached.

Text Description automatically generatedYou are invited to join this monumental celebration by sharing your testimony of a time this school year when a principal demonstrated outstanding leadership, commitment, dedication and/or support. Please use one of the sentence starters below to briefly describe the what, when, why, and how of your experience. Because your testimony will be shared with ALL principals, we ask that you do not name any specific principal(s).  We want ALL principals to be able to connect and see themselves in your testimony.

Use the links below to post your brief testimony. You may upload a video or type your response. Please submit your testimony on or before Wednesday, May 12, 2021.

  • Use Kudoboard if you prefer to type your post and use features like GIFs, photos, and video uploads.   
  • Use Vidday if you are interested in video recording your testimony.

Sentence Starters

1.       My principal is special to me because…

2.       My principal made my day when he/she…

3.       The best thing about my principal is…

4.       My principal is the best principal ever because…

5.       My principal rocks because…

Golden Ring Middle School Reopening Information

(Arrival at 8:10 am and Dismissal at 2:40 pm)

In order to maintain the health and well-being of the students, faculty, and staff of Golden Ring Middle School, the following practices and procedures will be put into place. 

Arrival & Dismissal Procedures:


  • All students who arrive by bus, car or foot will wait outside until invited inside to go to Homeroom.
  • Students who wish to get breakfast must pick up their meal at the food kiosk near their designated area and before arriving in homeroom.
  • Students will not be permitted to use lockers.


  • All students will remain in classrooms until an announcement is made for walkers, car riders or bus numbers to be dismissed.
  • Students should exit the building via the closest exit to their classroom.
  • Students will not be permitted to use lockers.


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

Face Covering:

  • Face coverings are required for all persons in a BCPS facility or vehicle as well as on BCPS property.Face coverings are required during transportation to/from school on a bus as well as outdoors on campuses.
  • Each school, office, and school bus will have a supply of disposable face coverings for students and employees who forget their face covering or whose face covering becomes soiled or damaged.

Screening & Stay Home When Appropriate:

  • All employees and students are expected to screen themselves daily for symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Remain home if you have symptoms, confirmed COVID-19 illness, had recent contact with a person with COVID-19 and/or awaiting test results.
  • Parents will receive a screening checklist and magnet with the screening practices.
  • Contact our school nurse (Mrs. D’Alto) at 443 809 6388 if you have questions.

Social Distancing:

  • Classroom furniture is arranged to provide 6-feet separation between students, when possible.
  • Reduce gathering of students in any area – refer to changes in arrival and dismissal procedures and movement in the hallways.
  • Distinct Movement patterns have been established within the building. Students should follow these patterns.
  • Directional stairways (up and down) have been established and students must follow these routes.

Hand Hygiene:

  • 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.
  • Hand Sanitizer stations are provided in each Hallway and every classroom has hand sanitizer pumps.



Breakfast & Lunch:


  • All students will be provided breakfast.
  • Students who wish to get breakfast must pick up their meal at the food kiosk at their designated area and before arriving in homeroom.
  • Food is not permitted to be shared.



  • All students will remain and eat in classrooms after Period 2 (Mon & Thurs) or Period 5/6 (Tues & Fri).
  • Students who wish to get lunch will be escorted to the food kiosk closest to their classroom.
  • Students will not be permitted to use lockers. ll lunches, drinks or snacks must be carried with them.
  • Students are encouraged to bring a water bottle to school each day. The use of water fountains is not permitted. Water stations will be located on each hallway near restrooms.

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.
  • Students will need to bring headphones that work with their school device.
  • Students must bring their own school supplies (pencils, pens, highlighters, markers, folders, paper)
  • Students will not change or be permitted to use the locker room during Physical Education or Dance class, so students should wear athletic clothing and shoes on days they are scheduled for Phys Ed and Dance.


  • To visit a any 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 covering and practice social distancing.
  • The number of people admitted to the building will be limited.
  • GRMS will conduct parent conferences virtually or by phone when possible.



  • Buses will operate at a limited capacity – up to one student in every seat, with two seats behind the driver vacant.
  • Students will be required to wear face coverings on the bus.
  • Students must follow posted rules on the school bus. Failure to follow rules or cooperate with the bus driver could result in the loss of transportation privileges.
  • Students must ride the bus they are assigned. Students will not be permitted to ride another bus for any reason.

Late Arrival:

  • Students arriving late to school (after 8:30) must report directly to the main office.
  • Students will be required to sign in at the main office and will be given a pass to enter the classroom.


    Early Dismissal:

  • Students leaving school early should bring a note from the parent to the main office before 8:30 am.
  • Upon arrival at school, parents should call the main office. Parent visitors will not be permitted in the building unless they have an appointment.
  • Students will be escorted to the parent. Parent must have a credible ID.
 Green Team

Golden Ring Middle School's ongoing task of establishing and building our community school relationships/pa

rtnerships/collaborations have paid off literally. As we prepare for reopening, we reached out to

 one of our consistent partners, the Freedom Church congregation, requesting help for school-wide initiatives. One project is with the Golden Ring Green Thing after school club.

With the arrival of spring just around the corner, the Golden Ring Green Thing wanted to beautify and fresh up 

the grounds and our meditation garden. We asked for some indoor and outdoor plants, mulch, and etc. Well, Freedom Church gave a Beautificatio

n Donation of $500.00. We were amazed at how generous and gracious they have been. Anytime we have needed support for families, Freedom Church answers the call. We appreciate how they can be supportive and demonstrate respect and leave our families’ dignity intact. We are so excited and ready for Spring.

Our outside Beautification Day, is scheduled for April 21st 5:00-6:30.

Volunteers are wanted and welcomed.

Please contact Mrs. Hamond, at or 443-809-4940 to sign up to volunteer.

“Don’t Be Trashy. Clean It Up!” from The Golden Ring Green Thing


 Bus Stop Cohort A and B.pdf


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FARE Awards $14,000 in Funding to Title I Schools Across the U.S.

Grants are part of the organization’s inaugural Collaborator Community Impact Awards: Back to School, dedicated to food allergy awareness and education programming

McLean, Va. (November 9, 2020) – Today, FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education), the world’s leading non-governmental organization engaged in food allergy advocacy and the largest private funder of food allergy research, announced $14,000 in funding to 20 different schools, school districts, and Parent Teacher Associations (PTA) across the country as part of its inaugural Collaborator Community Impact Awards: Back to School program.

FARE partnered with the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and National Association of School Nurses (NASN) to invite their members to apply for funding of up to $750 for food allergy education programming and support in Title 1/Title 1-eligible schools. Title 1 schools are defined as schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families which are receiving federal funding assistance to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards.

“More than 5.6 million children live with potentially life-threatening food allergies – that’s about one in 13 children, or two in every classroom,” said Lisa Gable, chief executive officer of FARE. “A critical part of FARE’s mission is making sure underserved communities have the resources they need. In these under-resourced schools, everyone from teachers to the school nurse to the cafeteria staff plays a role in creating a safe environment for students with food allergies.  FARE is committed to doing our part to help everyone better understand this disease, which can be fatal and for which there is no cure.”

Funded program activities include adding allergy-friendly foods to a school food pantry, purchasing storage cabinets for epinephrine auto-injectors, and creating public service announcements. 

Partial support of the awards was made possible by a gift from the Emily Zaltsman Memorial Scholarship Fund.

For more information on FARE’s Collaborator Program, please visit:

GRMS Student Schedule with Bell Schedule Times







7:55 am


On Duty



On Duty

8:10- 9:00 In person

8:10 am-8:30 am

(Breakfast and SSR)


8:30 am – 9 am

Homeroom for all







9:10 – 10 am





Individual and Small Group Support


PER 3/4/5

10:10 – 11 am




PER 5/6/7

Individual and Small Group Support


PER 5/6/7

11 – 12 pm





Lunch Bunch & Clubs



12 – 12:45 pm



Independent Work

Independent Work

Individual and Small Group Support

Independent Work

Independent Work

12:50 – 1:40 pm



PER 10

PER 7/8/9

Independent Work

PER 10

PER 7/8/9

1:50- 2:40 pm



PER 11

Independent Work

Independent Work

PER 11

Independent Work

2:40 to 2:55

Dismissal In Person


On Duty



On Duty

New schedule

Back to School Headquarters:  A toolkit for Parents, Students, and Teachers, preparing you for this year's unique back to school experience. (Addressing your back to school concerns).

GRMS Health Sciences Virtual Presentation...


School Supply List 2020-2021

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

Supply List

Spiral Notebook/Composition Book for each class (7 or 8)

2 pocket Folder for each class (9 or 10)

1 package of pens with standard blue or black ink  

1 pack of pencils

1 pencil sharpener

1 red/green marking pen

1 set of highlighters

1 packet of white printer paper

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


1 pack of 3x5 index cards

Optional/Additional Suggested Supplies:

            Screen cleaner & screen wipes

1 pair of school scissors

  • 3-5 sheet protectors

Algebra/Geometry Students Only: Graphing Calculator such as TI-84+

(the online DESMOS application will also be available for student use at

Suggested Supplies for Art Class:

  • Sketchbook (80-100 sheets)

  • Water Color Pencils  

  • Paint brush (at least 2 or 3 brushes)

  • Markers

  • Drawing Pencils

  • Color Pencils

  • Erasers

  • Oil Pastels

Updated 8/11/2020

Helpful Links:



Attached  is a letter as that provides information about our school recently receiving its 18-19 School Report Card from the Maryland State Department of Education.

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Pamphlet with information on how to apply:

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.