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IWCS CTE Parent Information Session for Rising 9th Graders

Isle of Wight County Schools is proposing innovative changes to specific Career and Technology Education (CTE) programs. These changes include a unique scheduling model that will enhance opportunities for students to transition to high-skill, high-wage, high-demand careers. Today, our 8th grade students were given a presentation and provided valuable feedback on the proposal. Isle of Wight County Schools will be sharing this information with parents through community meetings. If your child(ren) have interest in the following programs, we highly encourage you to attend: Agriculture, Building Trades, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Global Logistics (warehousing), Nursing, Welding. The first Parent/Community Forum will be at Windsor High School on Monday, December 3rd at 5:30 pm in the auditorium. A second Parent/Community Forum will be Tuesday, December 4th at 5:30 pm at Smithfield High School in their auditorium. Please join us either night as we discuss the future of our CTE programs.

If you have any questions, please contact the main office at 757-242-3229.

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GTMS Booster Club is seeking gently use winter clothing items for the clothes closet

Recommended items include but are not limited to:




Long sleeved shirts



Please email with any questions you may have. Your donations are greatly appreciated!

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There will be prizes for the Ugliest Holiday Sweater!

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Parent Reminders

Cell Phones:

The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy is designed to challenge students academically. Students are required to abide by the policy. Students are permitted to use their own devices in classrooms, at the discretion of their teachers. Please note, devices are not to be used for personal or leisure activities during school hours. Students who do not abide by the policy are subject to disciplinary action. Please review the policy with your child and contact administration with any questions.

Dress Code:

The student dress code, as outlined in the student handbook, is as follows:

Dress guidelines are designed to promote a standard of appearance that complements the learning environment.

* Appropriate clothing must be worn at all times.

* Dresses, skirts, or shorts are permitted as school attire as long as when the student stands, the bottom of the attire extends from the waist to below the fingertips (even when tights, leggings, or “jeggings” are worn). Skirts with slits that are above the extended fingertips may not be worn. Soffe shorts are prohibited.

* Items of clothing that expose midriffs or bare shoulders (i.e. tube tops) may not be worn.

* Tank tops or sleeveless shirts may be worn; however, the straps must be at least three inches in width.

* Tank top style undershirts may not be worn as shirts.

* The wearing of hats, bandanas, curlers, or sunglasses is forbidden.

* No student will be allowed to wear his or her pants below the waist exposing undergarments.

* See-through clothes may not be worn at any time (e.g. lace shirts in which undergarments can be seen).

* Shirts, tops, dresses, blouses, may not be worn that expose cleavage.

* Items of clothing with advertisements of cigarettes, alcoholic beverages, pictures of weapons, offensive, obscene, or suggestive language/pictures may not be worn.

* Clothing that is distracting or hazardous (bedroom slippers, pajamas, etc.) to the normal operation of school is not allowed.

* Flip Flops and slides may not be worn (this causes a hazard on the stairs during emergencies).

* The administration reserves the right to deliver the final decision regarding appropriate dress. Students who are dressed inappropriately may be asked to change into an appropriate outfit. If necessary, the parent may be notified to bring appropriate clothing or pick up the student.

Students who are in violation of the dress code will first be asked if they have a change of clothes with them and given the opportunity to change. If the student does not have a change of clothes, they will be directed to the nurses office to determine if a change of clothes can be provided and/or to call home for a change of clothes. Thank you for your support in this matter.


Did you know? Research shows that children who are in school most of the time do better on state tests. Studies also show that kids who are absent more often score lower on state tests. Being late for school hurts a child’s learning, too. A student who is 10 minutes late every day will miss 30 hours of instruction during the year. Thank you for partnering with us to provide your child with the best possible education.

Please note, when students are absent they are required to bring documentation of that absence upon their return to school.

Board Policy:

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Isle of Wight County Schools continues its partnership with the Isle of Wight County Sheriff’s Office to provide a safe learning environment for all students and staff. One aspect of this partnership is the periodic use of K-9 units throughout the year to ensure campuses are drug-free. During these visits, schools will be placed on a modified lockdown to allow officials unobstructed access to the building. Families will be notified after K-9 units have completed their activities on school property. Through continued collaboration with the Sheriff’s Office, and support from parents and guardians, Isle of Wight County Schools will continue working to eliminate conduct that threatens the safety and security of our students and staff.
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Click below for GTMS Booster Club Information!

Please consider participating in our 2018-2019 fundraiser. All proceeds go towards the support of students and staff.

Booster club—

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Important Reminders and Updates

  • School hours are 7:25AM -2:35PM. Students can arrive starting at 7:20AM. There will be no adult supervision before 7:20AM.

  • Breakfast is served in the cafeteria starting at 7:25AM each morning. The cost of breakfast is $1.25 and lunch is $2.65. You may upload money onto your child’s account at or send in cash or a check. Please don’t forget to complete and turn in the school lunch form.

  • Please see nurse Mallory Host for prescription medicine intake. All medicine must be accompanied by a parent and include a physician’s prescription. Students are not allowed to transport medicine to school.

  • Please ensure that you have completed or updated all yearly forms in powerschool.

Please click below for the 2018-2019 GTMS Drop off and Pick up Procedure Form

***Please be reminded that during drop off and pick up times, it is our expectation that all participants will remain respectful of all traffic laws. While we know that everyone is in a hurry to pick up their child, we ask that you please be aware of your surroundings and look both ways before pulling out. The safety of all participants is most important to us. Drop off and pick up times usually last about 10 minutes on average.***

Please click below for a copy of the 2018-2019 IWCS school calendar

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Dates to remember

1. 12/7: Holly Ball 6-8 pm in the cafeteria

2. 12/11: Chorus Concert in the auditorium @ 6pm

3. 12/12: Band Concert in the auditorium @ 6pm

4. 12/13: Progress Reports go home