GIS School Newsletter
A Message From The GIS Principals
We have had an excellent start to the school year! It has been great seeing our students back in the classroom and excited to learn. Feedback from students has been extremely positive and the start of this school year looks more like our pre-pandemic learning environment. As we continue to navigate the school year we thank you for your patience and support in providing your student(s) a quality education. Here are just a few reminders to help keep the school year running smoothly:
- Transportation Changes - Please call the school office as early in the day as you can (before 1:30 PM) if your child will need to go home in a manner that is different than s/he normally does. Students who do not have written parental permission or a phone call note from the office are not to make changes in how they go home or where they go after school.
- Updated Contact Information- Please make sure your contact information is up to date with our main office.
- Parent Portal- is a great resource for parents to support their student's academic success. (More on Parent Portal in the Newsletter)
- Morning Drop Off- Drop off is much different than years past. Students have the option of being in the cafeteria or on the playground. If your student is choosing to go on the playground prior to 7:44, please utilize the 4th grade drop off/pick up in the stadium parking lot. (Picture of drop off on the left & traffic flow diagram is below.)
Mr. Byram and Mr. Dawe
Meet Mr. Dawe our new Assistant Principal
I am very excited to have this new role at GIS as the Assistant Principal. I am entering into my 16th year in education, with this being my first as a principal. My family and I moved to Gaylord 5 years ago when I became a 5th grade teacher at GIS. We love to experience all Gaylord has to offer and calling this community our home!
Meet the GIS School Nurse
Responsible Thinking Process RTP
If students at GIS are not meeting school or classroom expectations they will be asked questions designed to allow the student to take ownership in their behavior. If they continue to not meet the expectation they will be referred to our Responsible Thinking Classroom, RTC. In RTC students will discuss the behavior and formulate a plan to meet the expectation in the future. Once the plan has been completed they will meet with the adult that has referred them and debrief the incident to help strengthen a positive relationship. (A deeper summary of RTP can be found in the Parent Handbook)