BACK to SCHOOL 2022!

Gettys Middle School - Easley, SC

Let's "Make Gettys Great" in 2022-23!

Welcome to Gettys Middle School!

We hope all of our families have had an enjoyable summer. We look forward to having all of our students back on August 2. Our school will open at 7:45 am daily and the student's first class begins at 8:30 am. The first two weeks will be a time for all students and parents to learn our procedures. Please allow more time for transportation during the first two weeks while students, families and buses learn their new routines.


Gettys Middle is a 1:1 device school and textbooks are digital. Families should be sure to pay their technology fee of $25 for device insurance by July 28. You must pay online at MySchoolBucks by July 28. Parents should complete two items prior to their child receiving a device: the Registration Gateway as well as paying the required $25 device insurance fee. 7th grade students must also show TDAP immunization prior to receiving a student schedule. Several large chain drugstores offer walk-ins for this immunization as well as other medical facilities.

Meet the Teacher: Back to School Event July 28

GMS 7th and 8th grade drop-in during the times of 9:00 am -12:00 in gym.


6th Grade Registration in the gym by first letter of last name from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm.

• Student Last Name A-C is 1:00-1:45 pm

• Student Last Name D-H is 1:45-2:30 pm

• Student Last Name I-O is 2:30-3:15 pm

• Student Last Name P-Z is 3:15 to 4:00 pm


Additional Schedule Only Pickup for any grade 4:30-5:30 pm in gym.


Makeup Schedule Pickup Date is August 1, Monday from 12:30-2:00 pm Main Office.


During Meet the Teacher, students receive their schedule, can visit in classrooms, stop by informational tables setup in our gym for questions about transportation, after school programs, PTO, medical information with our nurses and other helpful information.

MySchoolBucks Online Payments

Pay the Tech It Home fee right here! The $25 fee must be paid annually. To pay for device insurance fee of $25, parents must use MySchoolBucks on a computer. Please do not use the MySchoolBucks app on your phone as that payment will only go towards your lunch account and the app payments will NOT go to your device. Just use a computer and view our School Store for a list of purchases like our $25 tech insurance fee.
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7th Grade Tdap Requirement

Don’t forget that your 7th grader must have the Tdap shot before they register for classes. This is a booster vaccination required by law for 7th grade students and is a protection against the whooping cough. This required documentation to be eligible to start school should be dropped off in our main office for our nurses prior to Meet the Teacher July 28. If you bring on Meet the Teacher day, you must report to the cafeteria to turn in your form and receive your child's schedule.

Bus Transportation Form

Please complete the district's transportation form so we can plan for your bus. If you need additional bus information you should contact the Easley Bus Office at 397-1175.

Rising 6th Graders Additional Information

Welcome to all of our rising 6th grade students and their families. We look forward to serving you over the next three years! Reminder: during your first year in a SDPC you show proof of residence and you can do this at Meet the Teacher simply by showing your proof at the table where you will pick up your child's schedule in the gym. Acceptable proof is a current electricity, gas, water or cable/satellite bill in the parent/guardian’s name. The bill must show the service address. There is a school map below in case you missed them during the tours Spring Semester.


GMS School Map

SDPC Free and Reduced Lunch Application

This year the lunch and breakfast program is no longer free for all students. Families applying for free and reduced lunch application must apply each year. The application is only provided online. We encourage you to review and complete if needed.

Registration Gateway: Update Family Information To Receive School Information

School Registration for the 2022-2023 school year will require you to go online to update your student’s personal information. You should have received an email from SDPC with all needed instructions. Please note that this is a required step that must be completed before the start of the school year.


o Link to Gateway Update

o Username - Student’s ID Number (located on report cards)

o Password - Student’s DOB - Ex: mm/dd/yyyy (include symbols)


If you have any questions, please call the GMS main office at (864) 397-3900.

GettysU: Our After School Program Starts September 1

Our after school program is provided free for students with free and reduced lunch from an SDE grant. Full pay lunch students can attend at a cost of $10 per day for 3:15-5:30 pm. Must attend majority of each week to be enrolled. The after school program director, Alecia Gilcrease, will be at a table in the gym during Meet the Teacher if you have any questions or want to sign-up. At dismissal each day it provides an after school snack, then students go with one of our teachers for homework help in the first hour, followed by a period of clubs or games.



Gettys University

Director: Mrs. Alecia Gilcrease


Office phone: 864-397-3900 extension 3941 or Cell phone: 864-270-8133

Email: aleciagilcrease@pickens.k12.sc.us

Car Line Pick-Up View

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Traffic Loop Procedures

We accept students at 7:45 am and parents must keep students in cars until our school opens at 7:45 am. Classes begin 8:30. Our car line pavement is done for opening day but you may still see temporary fencing being used until the permanent fence is installed and other landscaping enhancements that are ongoing.


We need all families cooperation with our Traffic Loop Procedures to ensure safety for all of our students and communicate traffic flow patterns around S. Pendleton Street. All vehicles should enter the Gettys car loop in the morning and afternoon procedures. We have supervision of students and safety when using our procedures and all students can be picked up or dropped off in the order that you arrive. Families should not park at local businesses or side roads or residential areas for any of these procedures. No parking on South First Street, Wyatt Avenue or West Second Avenue. Walkers must live within walking radius of school and are required to stay on sidewalks and crosswalks and avoid any private property or that could result in trespassing charges.


Our dismissal this year is 3:15 pm and car rider students sit in their grade level area for pick-up and should look for their vehicle. In the morning drop-off students will report to the cafeteria if they are having breakfast or wait in the gym holding area until our homerooms open up with teachers around 8:10 am.

Dress Code: Moderation and Modesty Should Govern Student Dress

Per SDPC Board Policy:


  • Garments worn on the legs (pants, shorts, skirts, dresses, etc) must have a length that comes to within one inch of the top of the knee; with no holes or slits above this line. No sagging, baggy pants are permitted.
  • Bare midriffs will not be permitted. The standard used will be that no midriff is visible when the student is engaged in normal movement such as walking, sitting down, standing up, etc.
  • Headwear is not permitted.
  • Any student found not in compliance will be subject to the following consequences:

    First Offense

    The student will have to correct the violation before being given permission to return to class. The student will be given a formal warning that will be documented in the student’s discipline record.

    Second and Subsequent Offenses: The student will have to correct the violation before being given permission to return to class. The student will be considered disobedient and an appropriate disciplinary consequence will be assigned based on the context of this situation in the student’s discipline record for the year.

Our Student E-Handbook Link

Families should review our school rules and procedures with each student.

Breaker Football Reminders:

Begin on August 2nd from 3:15 to 6:00 pm on Brice Field at GMS.


Aug 2 - 12: T-shirts/Shorts/Cleats/Tennis Shoes (no contact)

Aug 15- 17: Helmet & Shoulder Pads (no contact).

Aug 18: Full Pads (full contact).


Practice every day after school: stretching will begin at 3:45, practice from 4-6pm.

Head Coach: Twon Austin email leeaustin@pickens.k12.sc.us


2022 Football Schedule with combined 7th and 8th grade team.

Breaker Volleyball Reminders:

Volleyball tryouts will be August 3-4 in the GMS Gym. Must have a physical on file at school prior to participation. We have two teams: 7th grade team and an 8th grade team. Tryouts are closed to the public and each player will be notified individually after August 4 of the results.


Wednesday, August 3rd - 8th grade 3:30 until 5:00 and 7th grade 5:30 until 7:00 pm

Thursday, August 4th - 8th grade 3:30 until 5:00 and 7th grade 5:30 until 7:00 pm


2022 Volleyball Schedule

GETTYS CALENDAR OF EVENTS

  • July 28: Meet the Teacher Day.
  • August 1: Makeup Schedule Pickup in Main Office from 12:30-2:00
  • August 2: All student schedules are available online in each student's Schoology account
  • August 2: Opening day for students and they should arrive to homeroom by 8:25 am. Car riders can drop-off starting 7:45 am. First academic class begins at 8:30 am. Student dismissal is 3:15 and parents can pick up any time after that until 4:00 pm.
  • August 3-4: Volleyball Tryouts
  • August 4: 7th graders that paid Tech Fee by July 28 will receive devices
  • August 5: 8th graders that paid Tech Fee by July 28 will receive devices
  • August 8: 6th graders that paid Tech Fee by July 28 will receive devices
  • August 25: PTO Kona Ice Day available for purchase during lunches
  • August 29: Volleyball (H) at RC Edwards
  • August 31: AOP Football Jamboree at PHS
  • September 1: Volleyball (A) at Wren Middle
  • September 5-6: No School Holiday
  • September 6: Volleyball (H) vs Seneca
  • September 7: No School for Students due to Teacher In-Service
  • September 7: Volleyball (H) vs Robert Anderson
  • September 8: Football (A) at Powdersville
  • September 19: Spirit Week Begins
  • September 23: Fall School Dance 4:00-6:00 pm Gym

A Tradition of Excellence in Easley Since 1962

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