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Grand Saline Middle School

     Ricky Laprade, HS Principal            Ryan Simmons, MS Principal

     Robin Goff, HS Counselor               Debbie Carson, MS Counselor


Dear GSHS and GSMS Parents and Guardians,
In the event of an extended school closure beyond this week, we will be providing your child’s education in an online format beginning Monday, March 23rd. Your child will need to check their school google email regularly as this will be the primary communication mode between teachers and students. Teachers have begun planning for this drastic change in how we will operate day to day. We ask you to please be patient as we work through such unknown circumstances. Likewise, this is new for our students and we as a staff will be patient with these new and sweeping changes in how we teach and learn. For those that are concerned about internet access/usage, you should check with your internet/cell service provider as many companies are waiving internet data restrictions during this time.

For those unable to access the internet, you can request a hard copy of your child’s assignments. Please email if you are in high school and if you are in middle school. We will give this request to your child’s teachers. The teachers will provide the school with each week’s homework packet by Friday beginning this Friday, March 20th. We will coordinate homework packet pickup with our meal pickup time and location. You can pick up the homework packet on Monday of each week beginning Monday, March 23rd between 11:00 and 12:00 at the covered drive-thru on the east side of the elementary building where morning student drop-off currently takes place. Please contact your campus principal if you have a conflict with this time. Your homework packet will need to be submitted to your teacher by Google classroom, email, or Remind 101 (each teacher will provide direction for mode of submission).
Should you have questions, you can reach your child’s teacher via email. All teacher emails can be found on the Grand Saline ISD website at or at their Google email, which is first name.lastname@gsisdschoolsnet.

Please help your child understand that school looks differently at this time but that their responsibility is to continue in their studies and work must continue. We suggest you keep your child on a daily schedule to assist them in staying on task and not getting behind. We want your child to get what they need to be prepared for success in their next grade level.

Dual credit students should continue logging in to their TJC classes and submitting their assignments. Current face-to-face dual credit classes will transition to an online format. Continue checking your email for how these changes will occur.

To our seniors and senior parents, please understand this situation is fluid and changing daily. Students are expected to graduate on time; given all graduation requirements have been met. We will keep you posted of any changes in graduation related activities should changes occur.

In the days ahead, please continue to keep each other in thought and prayer. While we cannot know what the coming days and weeks will look like, please rest assured we will continue to support your children and educate them in the best manner possible. Do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions.

Our Best,

Ricky LaPrade
HS Principal
903-962-7533 ext 202

Ryan Simmons
MS Principal
903-962-7537 ext 301


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Child Advocacy Center

The Children's Advocacy Center of Van Zandt County will be at our campus on November 11-12, 2021 conducting a presentation on personal safety.

The Children's Advocacy Center utilizes a curriculum developed by the Tarrant County Women's Center called "Play It Safe." The program helps students recognize unsafe behavior and provides children with tools they can use to be safe if ever in an unsafe situation.

If you have any questions, you may refer to the website, or contact Sharyn L. Casey at 903-567-1212.

If you would like to opt-out of your child viewing this program, please inform your child's teacher in writing.



6th Grade- Text @fa8cfd to 81010
7th Grade- Text @gfffhh to 81010
8th Grade- Text @3acb39c to 81010

Google Classroom Codes:
6th Grade- 63uqwwa
7th Grade- zpi5fbu
8th Grade- opdrtab

In the event that we are still experiencing school closure, assignments will be pushed out through Google Classroom starting Monday, March 23, 2020.  If you do not have access to the internet where you live, we will have paper copies of all assignments available for pick up Monday, March 23, 2020 from 11:00-12:00 at the Elementary campus.


Respiratory Etiquette: Cover Your Coughs and Sneezes

To help stop the spread of germs, during the cold and flu season, here are a few simple respiratory etiquette tips to keep in mind:

  1. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.

  2. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your elbow, not into your hands.  When you blow your nose, throw away the tissue and wash your hands immediately.

  3. Don’t touch your face (nose, ears, eyes, mouth) with your hands – this minimizes the chance of getting sick!

  4. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

  5. Carry a hand sanitizer for times when you don’t have access to soap and water.

When it comes to respiratory etiquette, a few good manners are good for everyone.    

Stay Well!!!


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About GSMS :

Our Campus Mission Statement:
"We believe our students at GSMS will achieve  GREATNESS  and  CHANGE THE WORLD . This will be done through the gift of teaching to inspire our students to discover and develop their talents. We encourage community support throughout their educational journey."
Library books  Every student is expected to check out a library book. In order to encourage reading fluency, upon arrival to the gym in the morning, students will read until tutorials begin. Students should be reading at home at least 10 minutes per/night. We also encourage students to record books they read to go toward the "40 Book Challenge"!

Our amazing students do community service in our city. We believe that serving the community is a vital part of learning leadership. The students and faculty work very hard for two days to give a fresh look to the facility. 

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GSMS is a " NO BULLY  " Zone!
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For more information about "Bullying"
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