Welcome to Garfield Middle School


1. All students attending the trip MUST arrive at school by 8AM.

2. If you receive free or reduced breakfast, free or reduced breakfast
will be available to you. Breakfast will also
be available for
3. The bus will depart promptly at 8:35, DO NOT be late!

4. Lockers are available for a fee.

5. Students MAY bring a bag for their belongings.

6. Chaperones/GMS are not responsible for your belongings if they
are lost or stolen.

7. You may bring food/drinks on the bus but food/drinks are not
permitted in the park.

8. Lunch will be provided. You must bring your own money if you
wish to purchase anything else.

9. Towels are provided by Aquatopia; however, we recommend you
bring a beach towel and flip flops/water shoes with you.

10. Bring a change of clothes with you. 

11. You are responsible for arranging your pickup, the buses will
return to GMS by 7:00. Be sure parents arrive promptly for pick
up at GMS. If you are walking home a note must be submitted
signed by your parent/guardian.

*Please see Mr. Fasolo with ANY questions*

June 6th is a One Session Day!

To 8th-grade parents,


Your child's Middle School graduation will be here before you realize it. We want to inform you about the upcoming 8th Grade Graduation Ceremony, which will be held on TuesdayJune 20, 2023, at 6:00 PM in the Garfield Middle School gymnasium. Students should arrive at the school around 4:45-5 PM. We encourage parents to stay after dropping off their child, as parking and seating will become challenging to find.

This ceremony is an essential milestone in your child's academic journey, and we look forward to celebrating their achievements with you. However, to ensure the safety and comfort of all attendees, we must adhere to the maximum capacity regulations set for our gymnasium. As a result, we regretfully inform you that we can only provide 2 tickets per student for the ceremony. These tickets will grant entry to two individuals accompanying each student. We understand that this limitation may cause some inconvenience for larger families or close relatives who wish to attend.


We assure you that we make every effort to accommodate as many guests as possible within the constraints. However, if you require additional tickets or have any special circumstances that need to be considered, please get in touch with the school administration as soon as possible. We will do our best to assist you and address your concerns on a case-by-case basis, although we cannot guarantee extra tickets due to capacity limitations.


We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in ensuring a safe and enjoyable event for everyone involved. The 8th Grade Closing Ceremony is a significant occasion, and we encourage you to support your child's classmates as they celebrate this milestone together. Again, thank you for your ongoing support, and we look forward to commemorating this special moment with you and your child.


Warm regards,

Garfield Middle School Principal

Richard “Riggs” Rigoglioso

Teacher Of The Year
Mr. Sean Leonard

Sean Leonard



Workshop Replay:

Poppin Popcorn Fundraiser

Dear Sellers,

Please join our fundraiser by clicking the link below:


Once registered, you'll be able to log in and start selling by simply posting a link to your Facebook page. Log in from your mobile device to send text messages to close family & friends. Or, you can also send your fundraiser link via email. Good luck and have fun selling!

Congratulations to the following students listed below. 


They were recognized and rewarded with commendations by our Bergen County Executive, James J. Tedesco, III and our Bergen County Commissioners; Thomas J. Sullivan, Germaine M. Ortiz, Mary J. Amoroso, Steven A. Tanelli, Joan M. Voss, Ramon M. Hache, and Tracy Zur., for their participation in the "Unity in Bergen" Sticker Contest. 


Garfield Middle is very proud of these students and commends their creativity!


Juliana Alfonso Olivia   Jachym
Michelle Barba Waseem Jamhour
Sara Bogeska Jina Jordan
My'yair Bostick Daniella Jovanoski
Emilia Buczek Kristine Jvaridze
Mateo Calderon Nil Dila Kizilirmak
Arianny Cando Natalia Lapczynski
Adrian Carrazzone Wendy Mahmutllari
Liliana Czerepak Megan Martinoski
Ryleigh D'Angelo Emily Repasy
Lylah Davila Kevin Rodriguez
Kenya Delgado Emily Sudol
Juliana Escobar Omar Toubasi
Katerina Filiposka Savier Triado
Rashel Fuentes Thomas Villamil
Ethan Gonzalez Nazahri Williams
Diana Grytsiv

Library Open House

Welcome, GMS students, to our Library Open House! Every Wednesday from 6 pm to 8 pm, we are excited to provide you with an immersive experience that combines technology and creativity. Come and join us on Wednesdays to step into a virtual world with the Oculus virtual reality headset, play games, and relax with some coloring. Whether you're a tech enthusiast or simply looking for a fun way to spend your Wednesday evening, there's something for everyone to enjoy. So come on in, get comfortable, and have some fun every Wednesday from 6 pm to 8 pm!

GMS Dress Code for 2022-23

Dress Code

2022-2023 School Year Dress Code


Grade 6 Dress Code - Gray

Counselor: Ms. Kunz x3291


Grade 7 Dress Code- Navy Blue

Counselor: Mr. Cipollone x3296


Grade 8 Dress Code- Green

Counselor: Ms. Porco x3295


GMS School Schedule 2022-23

Full Day Schedule
Period Begin End
8:45 AM 9:39 AM
2nd 9:41 AM 10:35 AM
Homeroom 10:37 AM 10:49 AM
3rd 10:51 AM 11:45 AM
4A 11:47 AM 12:15 PM
4B 12:19 PM 12:44 PM
4C 12:45 PM 1:13 PM
5th 1:15 PM 2:09 PM
6th 2:11 PM 3:05 PM
One Session Day Schedule
Period Begin End
1st 8:45 AM 9:25 AM
2nd 9:27 AM 10:07 AM
Homeroom 10:09 AM 10:18 AM
3rd 10:20 AM 11:00 AM
4A 11:02 AM - 11:22 AM
4B 11:23 AM - 11:43 AM
4C 11:44 AM - 12:04 PM
5th 12:06 PM 12:46 PM
6th 12:48 PM 1:28 PM
Delayed Opening Day Schedule
Period Begin End
1st 10:00 AM 10:44 AM
2nd 10:46 AM 11:30 AM
Homeroom 11:32 AM 11:37 AM
3rd 11:39 AM 12:23 AM
4A 12:25 PM - 12:47 PM
4B 12:48 PM - 1:10 PM
4C 1:11 PM - 1:33 PM
5th 1:35 PM 2:19 PM
6th 2:21 PM 3:05 PM

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Recent News & Upcoming Events


Rich Rigoglioso- Principal
Amy Sabani- Vice Principal
David Gray- Vice Principal
Anna D'Agostino- Language Arts Curriculum Supervisor 
Liz Mierzewjewski- Math Curriculum Supervisor 
Lisa Porco- Guidance 
Jessica Piskuloski- Chair
Christian Cipollone- Co-Chair 
Frannie Schoch- Language Arts
Kelly Notar- Language Arts
Jon Piela- Math Teacher
Mark Pieklo- Math Teacher

Upcoming Events

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Dean of Students

Christopher Caiazzo
[email protected]
973.272.7020 ext. 3284

GMS Anti-Bullying Specialists

Nadia Kotsev
[email protected]

David Gray
GMS Vice Principal
[email protected]

District Anti-bullying Coordinator

Jessica Ribaudo-Piskuloski
[email protected]
973.272.7020 ext. 3297

State School Safety Coordinator

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