School Supply List 2021-2022

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


*      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

Q & A with GRMS for incoming 6th Graders 
Q and A with GRMS!.pdf

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)

A Graduation Message

Graduation is a

Time to remember

And a time to dream,

A time to look back

And a time to reach forward,

A time for songs of laughter

And a time for tears of joy.

A time for letting to

And a time for discovering

Hopes and dreams that are yet unborn,

A time to say good-bye to yesterday

And a time to greet tomorrow

With courage,

A time for loving hearts to gather

And a time to celebrate all that you are…

And all that you may become.

Retrieved By: The Newspaper Club (Pintrest)

Congratulations Golden Ring School 8th Grade Students!!!!

Mental Health

May is mental health awareness month. Our mental health is our social well-being. Our mental health can determine how we act, feel, think, and handle stress. To maintain our mental health, we all just need to take a break, keep active, or ask for help! Stress can block hormones and you might not even know it! You should also try and take a break from social media, while seeing other’s accomplishments it might make you feel disappointed at where you are. Remember our mental health is just as important as our physical health.

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/partnerships/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 Beautification 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.

“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 group.

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

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.

19-20 Maryland Report Card Letter to Families (1).p

Health Science word imageGolden Ring Magnet

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.