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GKMS Newsletter 10/8/2020
GKMS Newsletter 10/8/2020
Craig Butcher
Thursday, October 08, 2020

Greetings GK Families,

Quarter 1 will be ending in just 3 weeks on October 30th.  The student’s will have a long weekend, with no school tomorrow(Teacher Institute Day) or Monday(Columbus Day).  This is a great time for students to take time and reflect on their grades and complete any missing or incomplete assignments.  The Encore 1 rotation ends today.  On Tuesday when students return they will begin Encore 2 and have a new Encore class(LCS, 21st Century Skills, Art, Careers).

It looks like the weather will be perfect this weekend for putting down those screens and checking in with your student.  Head out for a walk, play a board game, go for a bike ride; any activity you can get a middle schooler to participate in.  Speaking of participating, encourage your student to join one of our awesome Clubs.  Check out the announcement page on the school website for more information.

If you currently have a student that is Full Remote and would like them to switch to In-Person Hybrid please let me know by emailing me at or calling me at 815-784-5222.  Requests are due by 3pm on October 16th.  We are able to accommodate all requests to return to In-Person Hybrid instruction.  We will continue to follow the safety recommendations and guidelines set forth by  ISBE(Illinois State Board of Education) and IDPH(Illinois Department of Public Health).  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.  

Have a Cogtastic Weekend!

Craig Butcher

Principal GKMS

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