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Monday, September 29, 2014 the following will be in effect:

Gamble Rogers is implementing a new policy for students who arrive tardy to school (this means checking in after 7:50 AM) multiple times during a Quarter. Any student who accumulates more that 5 Unexcused Tardies during a Quarter will serve Lunch Dentention for each tardy thereafter during that Quarter.

Detentions will either be served in the In-School Suspension room or in the Overflow room of the cafeteria under the supervision of our school’s Resource Officer, Deputy Harrell.

NEW (2)GRMS Annual Food Drive Begins:
                    Wednesday, October 1st
IndianNon-perishable food items, cash, gift cards or any other food items would be greatly appreciated.
    All contributions will benefit GRMS families!

Stingray Spirit Week…Begins October 6th

Day 1 – Memorabilia Monday
Represent your favorite Pro or College Sports Team

Day 2 – Twin Day
Dress like your BFF

Day 3 – WaCkY HaIr & SoCkS DaY
Be creative! Do something wacky! Just have fun!

Day 4 – TEAM Spirit Day
Wear your school colors: Maroon & Silver

Day 5 – Flashback Friday
Dress like the 70′s & 80′s & Flashback Dance

This year through a new app called Remind 101
I will be sending text updates to our community about important class information.

See directions below on how to set up the app:
To sign up for GRMS notifications, please visit

Thank You,
Greg Bergamasco
               AVID Program
                Parent Information Meeting
                 Tuesday, September 30th 
                 GRMS Auditorium @ 6PM

     (Recommended for 6th Grade AVID Parents)

                  School Access Form
You MUST complete this form if you plan to enter the school building before and/or after-school for any conference, lunch with a student, or meetings, etc.

        After-School Clubs
                    Drama Club
                  Running Club 
            Student Government

Wednesday, October 1st
            6th Grade health screenings
             Do you have a 
Do You Have A
           about the school year

                  click below:

             2014-2015 School Year

      Sports Corner
       NEW (2)
Boys/Girls Soccer Try-Outs: 
                 September 30th, 2014
                      2:00pm – 4:00pm

                  You must register online at                        http://www.sjmsaa.com/sports/soccer/ 

2014 Gamble Rogers Football Schedule

2014 Stingray Volleyball Schedule

Basketball Tryouts Coming in December!

Early Checkout Procedure…

 As indicated in the Student Handbook 2014-2015:

As a safety precaution, students will only be released to the parent/guardian or the Emergency Contact listed on the Emergency Card. A current driver’s license or state issued ID must be presented in the front office to check a student out early. The following procedure will be strictly enforced: NO student may be signed out after 1:30 p.m. every day except Wednesday. The latest early checkout on Wednesday is 12:30 p.m. Parents must arrive in the front office no later than 1:30 p.m. (or 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday) in order to sign their child out early.              
               Empowering Excellence in Educators
triple-eLearn about St. Johns County School District’s new instructional evaluation system that will advance student growth and academic achievement.

Stingray Brick 

Gamble Rogers Middle School will celebrate its 20th year throughout the 2014-15 school year. Personalized $25 Engraved Pavers are available for purchase.

For more information contact Isabelle Pitcher @ 407-417-1633 or

Click here for a Stingray Legacy Brick Order Form 

Helpful Websites…

St. John’s Middle School Athletic Association

Parents’ Guide to Student Success


Literacy Resources

Tips Reading and Math

The Florida Parental Information
and Resource Center of FIND


School Book Reading

Focus on Health

Local School News

 Pedro Menendez High






Dates to Remember

October 1st
GRMS Annual Food Drive Begins

October 6th-10th
Stingray Spirit Week

October 10th

70′s & 80′s Dance

October 16th & 17th

(District Formative Assesment)

October 20th & 21st

(District Formative Assesment)

October 23rd
First Quarter Ends

October 24th
Teacher Planning Day

(No School)

October 25th
19th Annual Ancient City Kids Day

October 30th

Picture Retakes

October 31st
Report Cards Issued
(Wear“Pink” today)

 Glance Ahead… 

November 4th
Spelling Bee

November 11th
Veteran’s Day

November 26th – 28th
Thanksgiving Break

     BULLHORN      Attention!
th Grade Parents/Students
2015 DC Trip Information

                             DC Trip Itinerary

          D.C. Trip Payment Options :
           To make a payment of $250.00 click below


To make full payment of $750.00 click below 


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6th Grade Health Screenings 
Wednesday, October 1st
       How to prepare for FLU season!

CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting against this serious disease. While there are many different flu viruses, the seasonal flu vaccine is designed to protect against the top three or four flu viruses that research indicates will cause the most illness during the flu season. People should begin getting vaccinated soon after flu vaccine becomes available, ideally by October, to ensure that as many people as possible are protected before flu season begins.

In addition to getting vaccinated, you can take everyday preventive steps like staying away from sick people and washing your hands to reduce the spread of germs. If you are sick with flu, stay home from work or school to prevent spreading flu to others.
Message from the School Nurse…
When Do You Keep A Sick Child Home? 

Consider keeping children at home for an extra day of rest and observation if they have:
* Fever greater than 100 degrees
* Chills
* General tiredness or not feeling good
* Frequent congested (wet) or croup-sounding cough
* Lots of nasal congestion with frequent blowing of nose

 Stomach symptoms are not a part of cold or flu symptoms  but for good health sake follow these guidelines for staying home and preventing spread of disease:
* Vomiting (even just once)
* Diarrhea
* Symptoms of cold or flu

A cold or flu spreads most easily during the first 48 hours. A child who has a fever should remain at home until the fever
has been 100 degrees or lower for 24 hours. Usually, antibiotics are not given for simple colds and flu. Strep throat or ear infections may require antibiotics. A child taking antibiotics should be on the medication for 24 hours before returning to school. A child may awaken with unclear complaints, which could be a cold or flu. If this happens, it is wise to observe him or her at home for an hour or two before deciding whether to bring him/her to school. Many of you do this already!

Consider keeping children at home for an extra day of rest and observation if they have: 
* Very stuffy or runny nose, and/or cough
* Mild sore throat (no fever, no exposure to strep throat)
* Headache

A child should be physically able to participate in all school activities when returning to school. Keeping a sick child at home will help reduce the spread of colds and flu in the classroom. It is a very long day for a child who is sent to school sick. 

For additional information, we recommend the following websites:

                                           * KidsHealth.org
* WebMD.org
                                 * CDC.gov

Home Access Center provides online access for parents to view attendance, grades, buses, report card, etc. Please read the instructions first. Now you are ready to log in. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Karen Evans, Guidance Secretary at Karen.Evans@stjohns.k12.fl.us or call 904-547-8696 for more information.

NEW (2)The Jan La Belle Scholarship Program

 SJCSD Exceptional Student Education (ESE)
Please visit the website for updated information
          Information on Common Core
                       Common Core at a Glance
                       Common Core FAQ’s


Are you living in a shelter, motel, vehicle, or campground; on the street; in abandoned buildings; or living with friends or relatives due to an economic hardship, are you a teenager and living independently or with someone other than a parent or legal guardian; then you may be eligible to receive services provided under the McKinney-Vento Act. Contact Computer Operator, Martha Fulford or your Homeless Liaison – Mr. Chris Stone @ 904-547-7589 for more details. You may also visit


The Daddy imagesDaughter Dance
Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village
Saturday, October 25th
5:30pm – 9:30pm
$85 per couple
   Please Register at
girlsincjax.org by 10/20/14
Character Counts