The Titan Times

Georgie D. Tyler Middle School

Information for the week of September 9th - 13th

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Greetings GTMS Parents and Students!

On 9/11/19, we will reflect and remember the brave responders and those who lost their lives in this tragic event. Students will participate in activities during classes that focus on these events and ways to come together and show gratitude for the sacrifice of others.

Parent Information

This is Mrs. Harding with a few reminders as we start the new school year:


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


Yesterday, students 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!

We are off to a great start!

IWC County Fair

Thursday, Sep. 12th, 5pm to Sunday, Sep. 15th, 6pm

21311 Courthouse Highway

Windsor, VA

Future Duke Night at Windsor High School

Friday, Sep. 27th, 7-10pm

24 Church Street

Windsor, VA

Come join us for some Friday night lights fun as the GTMS "Future Dukes" hit the field during half time at Windsor High Schools football game!

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. 9/12- School Board meeting
  2. 9/27- Future Duke Night @ WHS
  3. 10/8- Fall Picture Day
  4. 10/2- Progress reports go home
  5. 10/16- Academic Jacket Ceremony @WHS
  6. 10/25- Fall Dance