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Georgie D. Tyler Middle School
INFORMATION FOR THE WEEK OF Nov. 19th - Nov. 23th
Wednesday 21st - Friday 23rd: All IWC Schools will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday
Congratulations to Olivia Barnett for winning the Patriot's Pen Essay Contest on the local level!
GTMS students enjoying kick back and read time!
Mrs. Hazel's chorus class giving kind, specific, and helpful feedback
Parent Reminders 11.16.18
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.
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.
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 www.lunchprepay.com 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 click below for a copy of the 2018-2019 IWCS school calendar
Dates to remember
1. 11/21 - 11/23: Thanksgiving Break (No School)
2. 12/7: Holly Ball 6-8 pm in the cafeteria
3. 12/11: Chorus Concert in the auditorium @ 6pm
4. 12/12: Band Concert in the auditorium @ 6pm
5. 12/13: Progress Reports go home
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