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Back To School Information

For all students:


6th Grade


7th Grade



For individual documents contained inside the Back to School Packet or First Day Distributions, visit our Back To School Page.


Bridge Program Open House

Bridge students and their parents are welcome to an open house on Friday, August 28th from 11 AM to noon. Come and meet the new and returning teachers and see the Bridge classrooms.

Outdoor Education Open House

Grade 6 Residential Open House at the LE Smith Center is on Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 from 5:30pm - 8pm.


Click on the Flyer for more details! 

Open House Flyer in Amharic, Chinese, French, Korean, Spanish and Vietnamese.



Students are encouraged to purchase a graphing calculator (TI 83+) for Algebra I and higher. If you choose not to purchase one, students will have the opportunity to borrow one from GMS. Students who lose or damage a borrowed graphing calculator must be assigned a financial obligation for the cost of the calculator. Parents are requested NOT to purchase book bags with wheels as these items will not fit into lockers.

Students may be expected to bring:

  • Three-ring binder (2” or 2.5”) with notebook paper
  • #2 pencils
  • Package of colored pencils
  • Notebook pencil pouch
  • Highlighters (2)
  • Black & white composition books (2)
  • Ball point pens - blue or black (3)
  • Notebook dividers
  • Set of fine line markers
  • Red checking pens
  • Spiral notebooks (3)
  • Pocket folders (5)
  • Other supplies as designated by teachers

Los estudiantes pueden comprar una calculadora gráfica (TI 83+) para Álgebra I y las clases avanzadas de matemáticas. Si no desea comprar una, los estudiantes tendrán la oportunidad de pedir prestado uno de GMS. Los estudiantes que pierdan o dañen una calculadora gráfica prestada serán responsables por el costo de la calculadora. Favor de no comprar mochilas con ruedas ya que no caben en los armarios.

Se espera que los estudiantes traigan:

  • carpeta de tres anillos (2" o 2.5") con papel
  • lápices de #2
  • lápices de colores
  • cartuchera de lápiz para el cuaderno
  • marcadores para subrayar texto
  • libros de composición ( los de negro y blanco) (2)
  • bolígrafos - azules o negros (3)
  • separadores de papel
  • conjunto de marcadores de línea fina
  • bolígrafos rojos
  • cuadernos con espirales (3)
  • carpetas para guardar papeles(5)


Parents of 7th Graders Take Note

All children entering 7th grade in August 2015 must have received a vaccination known as Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis) as well as a meningococcal meningitis vaccination. Call you health care provider to discuss if your child has had these vaccines, or schedule an appointment for your child to receive a Tdap and meningococcal vaccination. Provide a copy of your child's updated immunization record to the health room at school as soon as possible. Your 7th grader will not be allowed in school without these vaccinations next fall. Students that are enrolled in Medicaid (MA, MCHP, CFK), or do not have private health insurance or are under-insured (have health insurance that does not cover vaccines) can go to the Montgomery County Immunization clinics (see this schedule). You must have a copy of your child's immunization record to receive vaccines at the clinic. In addition, there will be a clinic on the last day of school, Monday June 15 at 1 PM at GMS for current 6th graders who have not received their Tdap and meningococcal vaccines.  There is no charge for the vaccines but a parent must accompany his/her child and sign a consent form.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact the health room at 301-840-4565.


  • In Gaithersburg We Live, Learn & Play Together

    The City of Gaithersburg is hosting and sponsoring a variety of activities to celebrate CHARACTER COUNTS! month in October. Some are open to the public, others are open to select audiences. All of them embrace the Six Pillars of Character: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship.

  • Kids RideOn For Free Year Round with Smartrip Card

     The Montgomery County Department of Transportation, Division of Transit Services, continues its Kids Ride Free program in 2015. The Kids Ride Free program provides free rides on county Ride On buses and certain Metrobus routes within Montgomery County on weekdays

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