Gayman Gazette

Going the Extra Mile! August Back to School Edition

Mark Your Calendar

Click here for the 2022-2023 District Calendar.


August:

  • Wednesday, August 24th @ 1:00 - 2:00PM - Kindergarten Orientation & Bus Ride
  • Thursday, August 25th @ 11:00AM - 12:00PM - Open House (1st - 6th Grade Students)
  • Monday, August 29th - First Day of School
  • Tuesday, August 30th & Wednesday, August 31st - Back to School Nights


Aug. 30th @ 5:45PM: Kindergarten & Grade 1

Aug. 30th @ 7:15PM: Grade 2 & Grade 3

Aug. 31st @ 5:45PM: Grade 4 & Grade 5

Aug. 31st @ 7:15PM: Grade 6


September:

  • Friday, September 2nd: CBSD Schools Closed
  • Monday, September 5th: CBSD Schools Closed (Labor Day)
  • Friday, September 9th: First Friday, Spirit Day! Wear Gayman gear or Gayman colors (blue, purple, or white)
  • Friday, September 9th @ 5:00PM: GHSA Popsicles on the Playground
  • Wednesday, September 14th - Friday, September 16th: GHSA Book Fair
  • Tuesday, September 26th: CBSD Schools Closed (Rosh Hashanah)
  • Friday, September 30th: Picture Day
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Kindergarten Orientation

Welcome to our newest mighty mustangs!


On Wednesday, August 24th at 1:00PM, kindergarten students and their parents are invited to join us for a special orientation at Gayman Elementary School.


Our kindergarten students will have the opportunity to ride a school bus and complete a building-wide scavenger hunt. While parents, will be able to meet Ms. Cell and learn about the school day.

Specialist: Back to School Night

In addition to our general and special education teachers, our specialists will be available at Back to School Night to answer any questions that you may have. Please feel free to stop by their office or classroom.


Tuesday, August 30th:

  • Hanna Fili, Speech (5:45-6:15PM)
  • Heather Kehoe & Laura Halpin, Reading Specialists (5:00-5:45PM)
  • Beth Moran, School Psychologist
  • Jennifer Noone, Art
  • Jesse Shaw, Quest
  • Hannah Thomas, Library


Wednesday, August 31st:

  • Dan Foster, Physical Education
  • Liz Meier, School Counselor
  • Michelle Rhodes, PEN (6:45-7:15PM)
  • Hannah Thomas, Library

Popsicles on the Playground GHSA Social

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Gayman School Hours

School will begin before Labor Day on Monday, August 29th.


We will remain an "A" or early school, and our hours are 8:35AM to 3:15PM.


The morning kindergarten session hours are 8:35AM - 11:10AM. The afternoon kindergarten session will run from 12:40PM - 3:15PM.


For a complete listing of all CB School Hours, click here.

Breakfast and Lunch Information

The federal waiver - administered through U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service - that made it possible for us to serve school breakfast and lunch meals to students for free throughout the COVID-19 pandemic - has expired.


Breakfast costs $1.65; lunch costs $2.60. To view or add money to your student’s account please visit MySchoolBucks. To apply for free or reduced-price school meals please fill out the School Lunch Application.

August/September Elementary Lunch Menu

Click here to access the August/September lunch menu.

Transportation Information

The Transportation tab in your Parent Portal Account will list your child(ren)'s bus number, as well as pick up/drop off times.


Your child may ride only the bus to which he/she has been assigned unless an Alternate Bus Stop Request has been approved. The Central Bucks Transportation Department may approve requests for childcare or shared custody situations. A form must be submitted every year: Alternate Bus Stop Request.


Please read the following message from the Transportation Department:


We ask parents to be patient during the first two weeks of each new school year. Drivers need time to adjust to new stops on their runs and to the needs of their passengers. We suggest students arrive 10 minutes early until a routine is established. We are especially mindful of the kindergarten and first grade students during this time. Additionally, individual schools extend the time for loading each bus to ensure that all students are placed on the correct bus.

Walkers

All students who walk to and from school will enter and exit via the back playground doors. Please meet your child on the sidewalk on Burnt House Hill Road, at the end of the day.

Drop Off and Pick Up Car Riding Procedures

Drop Off: Students who are car riders should enter the parking lot via the Burnt House Hill Road entrance. Please stay to the right and park your car along the sidewalk, in front of the Gayman Library entrance. Kindergarten through 3rd grade students will enter through the 3rd grade door, while 4th through 6th grade students will enter through the library door. Parents will remain in their cars. Gayman staff members will be available to assist children.


Pick Up: Each family will receive a "pick up placard" on the first day of school that can be displayed in your car window. Write your child's last name and grade level(s) on the placard. A staff member will call your child's name to exit the building. Please be patient during the first week of school, as this may take our students a little longer to remember this routine.


For our students' safety, please drive slowly and remain in a single lane in front of the school building. Do not pass other cars. Do not talk/text on your cell phone. Thank you!

Attendance Information

All absences may be entered through the Parent Portal.


Click here for more information, including directions on how to upload a student absence:

Managing Student Attendance.

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Before and After School Care for 2022-2023

Before and After Care registration is now open!


Visit the CBSD childcare program site for more information: Registration Information.

iPad & Laptop Distribution

All Central Bucks’ students will either receive a device this year or continue to use the device that was issued last year. Gayman Elementary School will issue devices during the first week of school.


Steps to Complete (prior to the handout):

  1. All families in grades 3-12 should visit: https://www.cbsd.org/1to1.
  2. Parent/Guardian and Student will click on and read the 1:1 Handbook.
  3. Parent/Guardian signs the user agreement and pays the user fee via MyPaymentsPlus (MPP). Upon submitting the fee and MPP agreement, you are confirming that you have reviewed the information with your child.


The Fee Table:

  • Kindergarten - 2nd grade: $0 (iPad that stays in school)
  • 3rd - 6th grade: $15 (Lenovo Laptop)


For more 1 to 1 Information visit: https://www.cbsd.org/1to12022.

Required Health Exams for New, 3rd, and 6th Grade Students

The state of Pennsylvania requires students in certain grades to have health exams.


  • Kindergarten and New students: Dental and Physical Exams
  • Grades 3 and 7: Dental Exam
  • Grades 6 and 11: Physical Exam


The dental and physical forms can be found HERE. The completed health forms are due to Mrs. Sara Hedges, our school nurse, no later than October 15, 2022. You can upload your completed exam forms to your child's Parent Portal account. Please keep a copy of the health forms for your records.

Annual Student Information "How To" Video

Click here for a 3-minute video on how to update your child's information in the Parent Portal.

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Children's Health Insurance Program Application

Click here to access the application.

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