Results from the School District’s recent Feedback Survey for Fall 2020 Re-opening are now available here.

Have a new thought or idea about the upcoming school year that you haven’t yet shared? Go to, click on Feedback Form and share them with us there!

Important Dates:

The School District — including all offices and summer school programs — will be closed on Friday, July 3.

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Grover Washington Jr. Middle School

Covid 19 Letter to Families – Please read the attached letter regarding refunds for trips

Letter to Families COVID 19 – K- Grade 8 Schools 5 26 2020 (1)

Attention- Important notice about Lunches

Late last week Pennsylvania was approved to issue Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) benefits to families of school-age children who no longer have access to free or reduced-price school meals due to public school closures. This includes every student at Grover and all other public schools in the school district. Families will receive approximately $365 per school-district child. The P-EBT card will arrive to the guardian (in the mail) of the address on file.

To change your address, please email a picture of 2 forms of ID and your child’s name to Ms. Myra, our Secretary, at

Important Notice from the school nurse

Attention Parents of 5th and 6th graders

Over the summer all potential 6th graders are required to have a history and physical completed by their primary care physician or at a health clinic prior to the start of school. And all potential 7th grade students are mandated to have both the TDAP and MCV vaccines prior to the start of school in the fall.

Parents of 5th graders

Attention all current 5th grade students and parents:  Please remember that you are required to have a medical history and physical form completed before the start of 6th grade in the Fall! The required form to be completed by your primary doctor or health clinic physician can be found at Thank you!

Staff list and contact email information

If you are looking for contact information for our staff, go to about us, a drop down link to staff list will come up. or clink on the link below, if you don’t see who you are looking for click next. more teachers will come up.


Staff/Teacher's NameGrade / ContentEmail (
Nancy Hoover7th Grade
Kimsye Wade5th Grade Counselor/5th Grade Social Skills
Michael GeneralEmotional Support
Robert GelbAutistic
Gwendolyn Huett5th Grade –
Jennifer NewmanAutistic
Charron Fayall5th Grade –
Paula Krupit5th Grade –
Robert Tate6th & 7th Dean/SS
Julia Smith5th & 8th Dean/PE 7 Health
Cynthia SmallLife Skills
Catherine BrowneLife Skills
Christine Zlobinsky5th Grade –
Ronald PersiaPE/
Sarah SquicciariniIntensive Learning Supportssquicciarini
Kristen Tamburini5th Grade – Learning Supportktamburini
Brad Portnoy6th Grade – Math/
Michele McQuade6th Grade – ELA/
Lorraine Valentine6th Grade – ELA/
Scott Brown6th Grade –
Ericka AndrewsSEL- Special Education Liaison
Dawned Young6th Grade – ELA/SS/
Patrice Parks6th Grade – Learning
Brett Dunlap7th Grade & 8th – Math and 6th/8th Grade – Math Enrichment
Matthew Eisen7th Grade –
Randal Holly7th Grade – Science & 6th Grade Science
Joanne Minus7th Grade –
Tammie Harley7th /8th Grade Learning
Scott Jasner7th Grade – ELA/
Amy GottesmanMath SbTL/Math
Shannon BlairELA SbTL/ELA
Robert FreedTTL/
Kaitlyn Smicherko8th Grade – Science/TDA
Filomena Glackin8th Grade – Social Studies/Yrbk/
Denise Rouse8th Grade –
Dr. Romeo Cochrane8th Grade – ELA / Youth
Kathleen Murphy8th Grade –

Online Learning Information

There is a schedule of all the teachers google meet times and office hours. It can be found by clicking on the link. Look though and click next until you find the teacher you are looking for  

Staff NameDays of the WeekTeaching ScheduleOffice Hours
11am - 107 SS/Sci
12pm - 107 Reading
12:30- Math

10:00-11:00 am
1:00 pm
FayallMon-Fri12pm - 109 ELA
12:30pm - 109 Math
11:00pm -11:30 (T/R) SS/Sci
KrupitMon-Fri10:30am - 110 Math
11:00am - 110 ELA
11:30am - SS/Sci
ZlobinskyMon-Fri10:00am - 121 ELA
10:30am - 121 Math
11:00am - 121 SS/Sci
McQuadeMon-Fri10:00am - 208 ELA
10:30am - 204 ELA
12:00pm - 204/208 SS
PortnoyMon-Fri10:00am - 204 Math
10:30am - 208 Math
11:30am - 204/208 Sci
BrownMon-Fri10am - 209 Math
10:30am - 210 Math
11:30am - 211 Math
ValentineMon-Fri10am - 210 ELA
10:30am - 211 ELA
11:30am - 209 ELA
YoungMon-Fri12-12:30pm - 209/210/211 SS/Sci10:00-12:00

9:30-10:00am- 317
10:00-10:30am - 313
10:30-11:00 am- 320
M/R/F 12:00-1:30
T/W 2:30-4:00
1:00PM – 7320 / 2:30PM 7312, 13, 17
11:00AM – 7320 / 2:30PM – 7312, 13, 17
11:00Am – 7320 / 2:30 PM 7312, 13, 17
1:00PM – 7320 / 2:30PM 7312, 13, 17 1:00PM – 7320 / 2:30PM 7312, 13, 17
HollyMon-Fri9:00am - 312 Sci
9:30am - 313 Sci
10:00am - 317 Sci
12:30pm - 320 Sci
EisenMon-Fri8:00am - 312 ELA
8:30am - 317 ELA
9:00am - 313 ELA
T/W 11:00-12:30
M/R/F 1:00-2:30
DunlapMon-Fri12:00pm - 218 Math (w/ Murphy)
2:00pm - 312, 317 Math
MurphyMon-Fri10:00am - All Sections Math
12:00pm - All Sections Math
CochraneMon-Fri11:00am - 215 ELA
1:00pm - 7320
2:00pm - Youth Court
2:30 - 218
RouseMon-Fri11:00am - All Sections ELA12:00-1:00
GlackinMon-Fri9:30am - All Sections SS
12:00pm - 7th Grade
12:30pm - All Sections SS
SmicherkoMon-Fri8:30am - 8th Grade Sci
9:30am - 5th Grade Sci
NewmanMon-Fri8:00-11:30, 12:00-1:001:30-3:30
BrowneMon-Fri10:00-12:00, 2:002:30-3:00
9:00am - 313
9:00am - 320
11:00am - 108
10:00am - 211
10:00am - 209
11:30am - 217
12:00pm - 109
Mon-Fri 8-9:00 am

Mon-Fri 12:30-1:00 pm
FreedMon-Fri10:00-11:00 - All Sections8:30-10:30
9:30am - 108/116
9:30am - 208/210
11:30am - 313
11:30am - 217
MaherM-F9:30 - 10:30 Open to All sections10:30-1:00
11:00am - 109
11:00am - 220
11:30am - 121

Topic: Parent & Guardian Question Session

Time: 8:30 AM every week on Tuesdays, until Jun 16, 2020

May 5, 2020 08:30 AM

May 12, 2020 08:30 AM

May 19, 2020 08:30 AM

May 26, 2020 08:30 AM

Jun 2, 2020 08:30 AM

Jun 9, 2020 08:30 AM

Jun 16, 2020 08:30 AM

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Please click on the link below to view the most recent Parent Involvement Surveys about our school

2019-2020 Grover Family Involvement Survey results (2)

Do you feel lonely, stressed, sad, angry, or confused?

Do you miss your friends and routines?

Hope is only a phone call away! Philly Hope Line

Text or Call 833-745-4673 or 833-PHL-HOPE

Mondays-Fridays 12 PM – 9 PM, Holidays, Saturdays and Sundays 12-4 PM

Philly Helpline is a free helpline sponsored by Uplift Center for Grieving Children and The School District of Philadelphia. It is staffed by Masters Level Clinicians from Uplift and is open to all Philadelphia School District students and families.

August 2019

Dear Students and Families:

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year!  It was an honor to serve as the Principal of Grover Washington, Jr. Middle School this past year.  The staff and I are excited to continue the progress of our students with the implementation of a Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) Program.  What does this mean? It means the students, staff, and families will be recognized publicly for their efforts to maintain dignity and pride for Grover!

I still have an “Open Door” policy and look forward to working with the members of the Grover family. I believe in transparency. It is the building block for positive relationships between the school, families, and the community.  As you are aware, my first core value focuses on the safety of all students (physical, mental, and emotional) as well as ensuring that all students are engaged in rigorous learning. My second core value that I would like to introduce is focused accountability; this means that students, staff, and the community will be held accountable for our students’ growth. I am eager to maintain your trust and forge the relationships necessary to do the hard work of educating our children and instilling in them the desire to achieve.

Our new slogan to promote our PBIS Program is #OnthePATHtoSuccess. These middle years are critical in their development to be successful in their future academics.  Our expectation at Grover Washington, Jr. Middle School is that all students will acquire the academic and personal skills needed to succeed in their education, a global society, and the pursuit of their dreams.  We invite families to become actively involved in our school because every parent/guardian has something to contribute. You know your children best. Parents/guardians may be asked at times to complete a survey, serve on a committee, or attend an assembly program. We hope you will become an active partner and frequently commit to Grover Washington, Jr. Middle School. Collaboration is key, hence, our new slogan of #OnthePATHtoSuccess.

This handbook offers suggestions on how parents/guardians can help to support our goal of success for every student.  Please review this handbook to become more familiar with our school, and keep it handy for reference throughout the school year. Regular and open communication is important to us. Please contact us immediately whenever you have a question or concern.


Ms. T. Joi Blunt

PROUD Principal