Attendance Highlights


  • If your child will be absent for all or part of the day, call 860-446-4200, press 1 for the attendance line
    • Leave your name, your child’s name, grade and reason for absence
    • This absence will be recorded in Power School as UNEXCUSED (UNX)
    • When Ms. Halliwell receives a handwritten note from a parent/guardian the absence will be EXCUSED (EXC).
    • You may send an email to


  • Early dismissal - please have your child bring a note to the office before homeroom.

    • Your child will be given an early dismissal pass so they may come to the office at dismissal time
    • Please call the office, 860-446-4200, to speak with Ms. Halliwell or email to report an unplanned early dismissal
    • A valid i.d. is required when picking up a student from GMS even if you have been to the school many times
  • Tardy
    • Your child will be marked TARDY (T) if they arrive at 7:50 am and later. Homeroom starts at 7:50 am
    • There will be consequences for students with three or more tardies
  • You will receive an automated attendance call stating your child is absent, UNVERIFIED (UNV) in Power School, if:

    • You do not call the school to report your child's absence
    • Your child does not come to school
    • Your child does not report to their class on time


  • Although we encourage your child to email their teachers and Ms. Halliwell, they cannot excuse themselves from school.


2021 - 22 School Year Calendar

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Sun, Jun 26
Mon, Jun 27
Tue, Jun 28
Wed, Jun 29
Thu, Jun 30
Fri, Jul 1
Sat, Jul 2
Sun, Jul 3
Mon, Jul 4
Tue, Jul 5
Wed, Jul 6
Sat, Jul 9
Sun, Jul 10
Fri, Jul 15
Sat, Jul 16
Sun, Jul 17
Fri, Jul 22
Sat, Jul 23
Sun, Jul 24
Fri, Jul 29
Sat, Jul 30
Sun, Jul 31
Mon, Aug 1
Tue, Aug 2
Wed, Aug 3
Thu, Aug 4
Fri, Aug 5
Sat, Aug 6

Calendar & Category Legend:

  • GMS