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Georgie D. Tyler Middle School

Information for the week of Dec 2nd - 6th

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Impact Aid Forms

Isle of Wight County Schools is currently participating in the federal government's Impact Aid Program. Impact Aid is a federal grant program designed to help pay for the education of federally connected children. The amount of funding is based on the number of IWCS students whose parents are connected with the federal government. To determine if our school system is eligible for funding, each school will need to conduct a survey. The information from these surveys will be used to support our request for Impact Aid funds. The forms were sent home with each student's report card. A copy of the form is also included in this newsletter/ or attached to this e-mail. All information that you provide on the Impact Aid Program Survey Form will be treated confidentially.

Please return the signed form to school by December 2, 2019.

Thank you for your assistance with ensuring we have proper documentation for our Impact Aid application.


Jessica Harding

-Principal

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Parent Information Update

Parents,


Over the summer, our student information system, PowerSchool, went through a significant upgrade. One of the changes affected how contact information (phone numbers, email addresses) is stored in PowerSchool, which, in turn, impacted how Connect 5 pulls this information. We have been made aware that some of our families may not be receiving emails to primary, or multiple, email addresses, or possibly calls to certain numbers. These issues can be resolved by setting up a Parent Portal Account in Connect 5. To do this, you will need your child's school ID number to complete the process. Just follow the detailed steps on the attached document found at the bottom of this message. If you previously created an account, it's possible that you need to associate your child to the account, or you may need to update your contact information. The document will walk you through those steps as well. If you have any issues creating or updating your account, please call the main office at 757-242-3229. You may also drop by and office staff can update the information for you. Please be sure to bring a valid ID.




Connect 5: Mass Notification System Directions

https://drive.google.com/file/d/18SbvtXgZuu22TQO9gzI7CWbhw3mK_UB1/view

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Food Services Reminder: Please send a note to the school (main office) if you do not want your child to have breakfast, lunch or snacks from the cafeteria. Once a note is received, this information will be placed on your child’s account.

Parent Information

This is Mrs. Harding with a few reminders:


If your student is a walker, they have received a permission slip that needs to be signed and returned to school as soon as possible. Students must walk home and are not allowed to walk to any other location. You can find the permission slip Here


Students have received an Annual student update and agreement registration form. There is a unique number on this form that you will need in order to update your registration information. If you need another copy, please stop by the main office


Please ensure that all of your information is up to date in powerschool so that you do not miss any division phone calls or weekly parent newsletters.


Please also note that there is no adult supervision at school before 7:25 am. Please refer to the student handbook below for more information.


Lastly, we are asking that there be no parent pick up after 2:15 pm with the exception of emergency only. All students are released at 2:35 pm. Please refer to the student handbook below for more information.


You may also find the weekly parent newsletter on the GTMS website and on our Twitter page.


Thank you!

Important Information in the GTMS Student Handbook

BYOD: Students are expected to adhere to the procedures set forth by their teachers regarding cell phones and devices. AT NO TIME ARE STUDENTS PERMITTED TO USE THEIR PHONE FOR SOCIAL MEDIA, TEXT MESSAGING, OR PHONE CALLS. DEVICES ARE ONLY PERMITTED FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES.


PICK UP PROCEDURES: Changes to transportation must be made in writing and turned in to the main office. Phone requests for changes to emergency contacts or transportation information will not be granted. NO EARLY DISMISSALS WILL TAKE PLACE BETWEEN 2:15 AND 2:35. Students being picked up after 2:15 will be released at 2:35 through the front door.


DRESS CODE: See the handbook for the full dress code. *NOTE* Slides and flip flops are not permitted, dresses and shorts must be finger tip length when standing up, mid drifts may not be exposed. Administration reserves the right to deliver the final decision regarding appropriate dress.


ATTENDANCE: Please make every effort to have your child present from 7:40-2:35 daily. Students who are absent must bring a valid note stating the reason for absence upon returning to school. Notes are due on the day the student returns to school and should be turned in to the main office.


Important Reminders and Updates

  • Tuesday, September 3rd - First Day of School.

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

  • 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.

  • New Technology Allows Parents to apply for School Meal Benefits Online - http://LunchApplication.com allows for secure, quick, anonymous, and paperless applications online http://edl.io/n1079763

  • Please see nurse Jennifer Pierce 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.

  • 7th grade students must have a completed T-Dap form on file in order to remain at school.

  • The IWCS Parent resource page is located here: https://www.iwcs.k12.va.us/apps/pages/parentresources

Dates to remember


  1. Thanksgiving Break 11/27 - 11/29
  2. Holly Ball 12/6 6-8 pm
  3. Jr. Beta Induction 12/3 6-7 pm
  4. Winter Chorus Concert 12/10 6-8 pm
  5. Winter Band Concert 12/11 6-8 pm