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2017-2018 Uniform Policy


 

Please visit our Uniform Policy page with information regarding our school's uniform policy for the 2017-2018 academic year. All incoming and returning Griffith students must adhere to the uniform policy.

Questions regarding our uniform policy may be answered by calling our Main Office.

 

Uniforms can also be purchased through the school's online store

 

Posted by: Karmin Mendoza Published:7/25/17
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Beijing Students Visit GMS



This summer Griffith STEAM Magnet Middle School  hosted 12 students from Beijing Yanqing No. 3 Middle School in Beijing, China.  For two days, the visiting students toured and observed Griffith classrooms. 

Posted by: Karmin Mendoza Published:7/25/17
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Teacher and Student of the Month

CBS 2 Coverage of our teacher and student recognition. We are so proud of our GMS family!

Posted by: Karmin Mendoza Published:7/25/17
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Teacher and Student of the Month

Congratulations to our very own Mrs. Irma Carrillo for being recognized as Teacher of the Month and student Noe Rivera-Chacón for his recognition as Student of the Month! 

 

Posted by: Karmin Mendoza Published:6/12/17
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All Griffith community members are welcome!


 

Posted by: Karmin Mendoza Published:5/8/17
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College Workshops for Students

Visit our ELAC workshops presented by an East Los Angeles College Student Ambassador and learn valuable information regarding ELAC, college success tips, and enrollment processes.  The workshop is FREE to all Griffith students!
 

Posted by: Karmin Mendoza Published:5/2/17
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SBAC Testing Schedule

 


 

Posted by: Karmin Mendoza Published:5/1/17
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You are cordially invited!


 

Posted by: Karmin Mendoza Published:4/24/17
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Spring Break

Spring Break begins Friday, April 7.  There will be no school Monday, April 10 through Friday April 14. 

Posted by: Karmin Mendoza Published:4/7/17
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Parent Conferences

Parent Conferences will be Thursday from 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm. 

Students will be dismissed at 12:33 pm. 

 

Friday, April 7 will also be a minimum day with student dismissal at 12:33 pm. 

Posted by: Karmin Mendoza Published:4/3/17
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Free Eye Exam & Glasses

Queens Care healthcare's Summer Mobile Vision Program is accepting appointment request for LAUSD students grades 5-12. Exams will be conducted during the summer months in June through August. Information flyers can be picked up in the Main Office or call Queens Care at 213-915-5237.

Posted by: Karmin Mendoza Published:3/30/17
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Bulldogs Run LA!


Congratulations to our Griffith Marathon team for completing the Los Angeles Marathon this past Sunday, March 19, 2017. Your hard work has paid off!

Thank you to their coaches Ms. Tamanaha, Ms. Mendez, and Ms. Godinez for supporting our students the students every step of the way!

Posted by: Karmin Mendoza Published:3/24/17
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Science Fair


Congratulations to each grade level winner of our annual Science Fair! 

Posted by: Karmin Mendoza Published:3/9/17
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PARENT INVOLVEMENT POLICY

To access the PARENT INVOLVEMENT POLICIES and the PARENT COMPACT in English and/or Spanish, please click the attachments provided below.

Posted by: Rose Anne Ruiz Published:1/12/17
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SDMC Meeting 9/14/16 at 3:15 PM

FIRST SDMC MEETING for 2016-17 is on 9-14-16 at 3:15 PM.  See attached agenda.

 

TIME:   3:15 PM  to 4:15 PM

 

LOCATION:  Principal's office.

Posted by: Rose Anne Ruiz Published:9/12/16
Audience: Rose Anne Ruiz, Homepage, Academics, Students, Our School, Parents, Staff, STEAM Magnet, Principals, Sys Admins and Teachers


Transportation for last day of school

This is a reminder that Friday, June10, 2016, will be a Minimum Day with dismissal at 12:33 p.m. However, students who take the Magnet District bus will be picked-up at 2:05 p.m.

 

Students who receive transportation through the Special Education unit will be picked-up at 1:40 p.m.

 

Also, please note that the first day of school for the 2016-2017 school year will be August 16, 2016

Posted by: Rose Anne Ruiz Published:6/9/16
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Culmination and Last Day of School

This Friday, June 10, Griffith Middle School will host the Culmination ceremony at East Los Angeles College. The event will begin promptly at 9:00am. Congratulations 8th Graders.

 

Last Day of Instruction for 6th and 7th grade students will be Friday, June 10, 2016. Dismissal time will be 12:33pm.

Posted by: Rose Anne Ruiz Published:6/7/16
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School Site Council Meeting - 06/08/16

SSC will meet this Wednesday June 8, 2016 in Library from 3:15pm - 4:30pm. Please click on attachment to open agenda.

Attachments:
Posted by: Rose Anne Ruiz Published:6/6/16
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Minimum Day Dismissal 4/29/16

This is a reminder that Friday, April 29, 2016 will be a Minimum Day dismissal at 12:33 p.m. However, students who take the magnet and special education District bus will have their regularly scheduled pick-up.

In addition, the following date is the only remaining Minimum Day schedule for the rest of the school year.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Please note May 2, 2016 is NOT a Minimum Day.

Posted by: Rose Anne Ruiz Published:4/26/16
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Parent Conferences April 7, 2016

We are proud to invite you to our Parent Conference on April 7, 2016 from 1:30 p.m. to5:00 p.m. This is also a reminder that April 7, and April 8 are minimum days with dismissal at 12:33 p.m. Students who take the Magnet and special education bus will have their regularly scheduled pick-up.

 

The following dates are the remaining minimum days for the school year.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Friday, June 10, 2016

 

Posted by: Rose Anne Ruiz Published:4/4/16
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California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress TEST

This year, students will take the CAASPP tests from April 11, 2016 through June 3, 2016. For additional information about CAASPP tests, you and your child can visit the Parent and Student tab of the California Department of Education at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/

You can also contact Victor Flores, Testing Coordinator 323-266-7429

Posted by: Rose Anne Ruiz Published:4/4/16
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Open House

This Thursday 3/10 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm, Griffith Middle School faculty and staff will be hosting Open House. Parking will be available for parents on the upper and lower fields.

Posted by: Rose Anne Ruiz Published:3/8/16
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College Day Thursdays

On November 5, we will kick off College Day Thursdays here at Griffith. The purpose of college day Thursday is to create a college-going culture among students at Griffith, and to inspire and support students in their pursuit of a college education. Every Thursday, students and staff members are encouraged to wear shirts, sweatshirts, jackets,and sweaters of their favorite
university.

CLICK HERE for flyer

Posted by: Rose Anne Ruiz Published:11/3/15
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Bulldog Word of the Week

approximate

1. close to the actual, but not completely accurate or exact.

2. almost correct in value or amount

Examples: approximate time, cost, count and location:

Posted by: Rose Anne Ruiz Published:10/28/15
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7th Grade Spirit Week

Here are some pictures from this months 7th Grade Spirit Week. Thank you to all students you participated and showed Griffith 7th Grade PRIDE.


Crazy Hair Day

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Twin Day

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College Day

Posted by: Rose Anne Ruiz Published:10/28/15
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ESC East Magnet Fair Saturday, October 3, 2015

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schools on the eastside have to offer!

The 2015 East Area Choices Fair will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the ESC East Office located at 2151 N. Soto St. Los Angeles 90032. At the fair, elementary, middle and high school Magnet schools will have representatives on hand to provide information about their unique Magnet programs. This is an excellent opportunity for parents and students to discover everything that Magnet schools in Local District East have to offer. Please click on the pdf below for information.

This year, the Choices/Opciones Magnet application window is from Oct.1 through Nov. 13. All parents are encouraged to apply online at http://echoices.lausd.net/; however, paper Choices/Opciones brochures/applications will be accepted and are available at all LAUSD schools, offices, and public libraries during the application period. For more information about our Magnet programs and the online Magnet application process, parents may visit the District’s Magnet website: http://echoices.lausd.net/
 

Posted by: Rose Anne Ruiz Published:9/20/15
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Accessing The Meal Application


Parents and guardians can submit a meal application online.

The online application will be processed within 24 hours, and you will not have to fill out a paper application and mail it or hand it over to the Food Services Manager at your child's school.
 
The meal application process is federally mandated and the Food Services Division must follow all applicable regulations in order to continue to receive reimbursement funds. Each year the California Department of Education, Nutrition Services Division, must approve our meal application. Once approved, we begin the annual process of qualifying students for free and reduced meal benefits. We realize the process can often be quite confusing for parents and caregivers. Parents and guardians can submit a meal application online. 
***By clicking on the link below you can access the online meal application***
 
Posted by: Rose Anne Ruiz Published:8/29/15
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Tdap Reminder for All 7th and 8th Grade Students

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All students entering and advancing to the 7th grade will need proof of a Tdap booster vaccine.

Children must have required immunizations before they can attend school in
California. Parent/Guardian must present their child’s Immunization Record to
school staff as proof of immunization prior to admission. Please be sure that your child receives his/her Tdap vaccination prior to entering or advancing into the 7th grade and that the proof of Tdap immunization is on file in our Nurse's Office. Please click on link below for more information on LAUSD's immunization guidelines. Thank you.

 

Immunization Guidelines for School

Posted by: Rose Anne Ruiz Published:8/29/15
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Beyond the Bell Afterschool Program

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Partnerships between schools and communities that provide safe and exciting learning, health, social services, cultural and recreational programs after school, and on weekends for elementary, middle, and high school students.

Beyond the Bell Application
 

Posted by: Rose Anne Ruiz Published:8/29/15
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After-School All-Stars

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After-School All-Stars (ASAS) provides comprehensive after-school programs that keep children safe and help them succeed in school and life.

Our vision is for our All-Stars to be safe and healthy, to graduate high school and go to college, to find careers they love and then give back to their communities.

Posted by: Rose Anne Ruiz Published:8/29/15
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Parent Student Handbook
Posted by: Rose Anne Ruiz Published:8/12/15
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New Student Orientation

This is an invitation to Griffith Middle School’s incoming 6th and 7th grade Parent Orientation Program for the 2015/2016 school year. We sincerely hope you can attend our school at 10:00AM or at 4:00 PM on Thursday, August 13th for this orientation.  Our meeting location will be in the auditorium.  Both meetings will provide the same information and will both be in English and Spanish.  There will be staff at the front door to assist you.

 

The orientation program will begin promptly at 10:00AM and 4:00 PM, and we ask that you make every effort to arrive promptly. Parking can be a challenge.

 

We look forward to welcoming you into the Griffith family. Our goal is to work closely with you to provide a cooperative and supportive environment where every child can learn. Together we can achieve this goal.

 

School will start on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 7:56AM to 1:28PM.  6th grade teachers will meet in the auditorium at 7:50 am and sit in a designated row in the front of the auditorium. 6th graders will meet their first period teachers in the auditorium, and go to their period one class from there.  New incoming 7th grade students will check Student Locators, posted throughout the campus, for the location of their FIRST PERIOD.  

 

Students Please Arrive Early!

 

I look forward to seeing your child on the first day of school and working with you throughout the year to ensure their continued success.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Rose Anne Ruiz

Principal

 

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Posted by: Rose Anne Ruiz Published:8/4/15
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Welcome Letter

Dear Parent/Guardians, 

Welcome to a new year at David Wark Griffith Middle School! 

I am excited to be back with our Griffith family and we are ready to have another great year. For those of you who are new to our family, my name is Ms. Rose Anne Ruiz, and I have worked as an educator for the Los Angeles School District for over 12 years. I have worked in the field of special education for over eleven years, and I have been an assistant principal at two different schools, Stevenson Middle School and Garfield High School. 

I came to Griffith Middle School having served in the District for 14 years.  Last school year, we implemented our College-Going-Culture thanks to a partnership with East Los Angeles College.  Our students were enrolled in college classes that transfer to high school credits and college units.  We will continue to offer this program to our students.  We are the only middle school in Local District East to have a seven period day.  This means we will provide our students with elective classes.  We are committed to providing our children with a quality education and ensuring that our students are prepared for high school.   

We have fully implemented the Common Core State Standards.  These standards focus on “real-world applications” for learning.  One of the major goals of Common Core is to prepare students to meet the demands of 21st century job market and we will offer programs that will enhance student learning.  I am confident that our students will excel. 

Please take a moment to read the following information, which outlines dates and other information that will help get your child’s school year off to a great start.  If you have any questions after reviewing this information, please stop in or call our school office at 323-266-7410.   

The first day of school is Tuesday, August 18, 2015.  Students’ classroom assignments will be posted in front of the school. We look forward to seeing you, and especially your student(s) very soon! 

Sincerely, 

 

Rose Anne Ruiz 

School Hours: 

 

Monday-Wednesday- Friday                         

7:56 am- 2:58 pm 

Tuesday

7:56 am – 1:33 pm

 

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Posted by: Rose Anne Ruiz Published:8/4/15
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Online Meal Application

PLEASE NOTE:

Parents and guardians may submit a meal application online. The application will be processed within 24 hours, and you will NOT have to fill out a paper copy.

To access the online meal application please visit:

 

https://www.applyforlunch.com/Application#

 

Paper Application

English

Spanish

 

Posted by: Rose Anne Ruiz Published:8/4/15
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