GIS School Newsletter

September 2023

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Important Dates

Tuesday, September 5 ... First Day of School 7:44 - 2:30

Tuesday, September 26 ... Picture Day

Friday October 6... Progress Reports

Monday, October 30 ... Picture Retakes

Wednesday, November 1 ... No School for Students (Staff PD)

Friday Nov. 10 ... Report Cards Go Home

Meet the Principals


Thank you for attending our GIS Open House. This year we had 87% of our student body represented. We appreciate you taking the time to have your student visit our school and meet their teacher for this year. Please click on the button below to access the student handbook. We are excited for a great school year!!

OKAY2SAY Program

Safety and Security is top priority for Gaylord Community Schools and we wanted to provide a link for the state wide OK2SAY program. OK2SAY is the student safety program which allows students to confidentially report tips on potential harm or criminal activities directed at students, school employees, and schools. It uses a comprehensive communication system to facilitate tip sharing among students, parents, school personnel, community mental health service programs, and law enforcement officials about harmful behaviors that threaten to disrupt the learning environment.


Student Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

  • Student Arrival/Dismissal - The 2023-24 school day is 7:44 AM - 2:30 PM. Students being dropped off prior to 7:44 have a choice between coming in the building to enjoy a breakfast in the cafeteria, or being dropped off in our parent parking lot for the playground. (Noted on the GIS Traffic Flow List) Student supervision begins at 7:25.
  • Traffic Pattern - Please click the link GIS TRAFFIC FLOW for an image of drop off and pick up traffic flow. Please note that county road signage states when exiting the GIS Stadium parking lot that it is a RIGHT TURN ONLY. This helps with traffic flow during student drop off and pick up.
  • Bus Riders - Bus riders will enter the gym doors at 7:44AM and go directly to their classrooms unless they are eating a breakfast. Students should NOT be dropped off or picked up in our gym parking lot due to bus safety.

GIS Office Hours: 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM Monday - Friday