Principal’s Welcome

August 2018

Dear Galloway Ridge Families,

Welcome back to another exciting year at Galloway Ridge Intermediate School (GRIS). Our staff and administration can’t wait to get started on another year of academic learning and building relationships, not only with students but with families.

As part of this excitement, let me personally invite you to our Open House/Curriculum night on Monday, August 20. We will begin meeting with our 5th grade students and parents at 5:00 p.m. At this time, you will have an opportunity to meet with teachers, visit the classrooms, and tour the building until approximately 6:00 p.m. If you are a 6th grade parent, you will begin your visits and tour at 6:30 p.m. During both of these time periods, you will have an opportunity to meet with staff members from our Unified Arts classes, as well as our special education teachers. In addition, our office staff and administration will also be available to answer any of your questions.

Prior to attending the open house, it would be of benefit to you and your child if you access the Parent Portal and PayPAMS websites that are addressed later in this newsletter. These programs provide access for you to view your child’s academic success as well as the procedure used to pay fees and purchase meals for your child. Our staff on August 20, will be available to assist you if you have trouble accessing these sites. Your family will receive information regarding your student’s transportation schedule during the next week. If you have not, please call our office at (614) 801-8850, or email one of our secretaries, whose addresses are listed below. Homeroom assignments will be available on the Parent Portal on Friday, August 17.

If you have any questions about anything in this newsletter or just concerns in general, please feel free to contact me or our assistant principal, Mrs. Amy O’Neal, at the phone number listed below. Please keep in mind that we are here to serve you and your child. Soon the year will begin, YEAH!.

Timothy F. Barton,


Galloway Ridge Intermediate School

(614) 801-8850