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Georgie D. Tyler Middle School
Have a wonderful and safe summer break!
I would like to thank everyone for an exciting and productive school year. I would like to wish our rising 9th graders the best of luck next year and I can not wait to welcome our new 6th graders! Please make sure your students take this time to rest, relax and read! Summer office hours are Monday through Thursday 8:00 am until 4:30 pm. The school number is 757-242-3229. Please call if you have any questions or concerns. Have a wonderful Break!
- Mrs. Harding
The Schoolhouse Museum presents a Juneteenth celebration
The Schoolhouse Museum presents a Juneteenth celebration
Saturday, June 15, 1:00 PM, Main Street Baptist Church (517 Main Street), Williams Mission Center
Commemorating the end of slavery in the United States on June 19, 1865, the Schoolhouse Museum’s Juneteenth celebration presents a program of song, dance, African drums and a reading of the Emancipation Proclamation. A light lunch will be served at the conclusion of the program. Admission is free.
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WHS Athletic Booster Club
Each year parents serve the school through the WHS Athletic Booster Club. This organization provides scholarship opportunities for students, concessions at sporting events, and funds many additional needs for our athletic teams. Due to a lack of consistent participation this organization will dissolve at the end of this school year if additional parents do not volunteer to help. A interest meeting will be held on June 5th at 5:30. If you would like to see the WHS Athletic Booster Club continue, please attend this meeting.
Future Duke Cookout
Parents, below is digital copy of the 2017-2018 Superintendents Annual Report. You may pick up a hard copy in the main office or request that one be sent home with your child
Visitors to the school are not permitted to park in the fire lane in the front of the school unless it is dismissal time. Dismissal begins at 2:35 and finishes around 2:45. Please do not park in the fire lane or block the handicapped parking spaces during any other time of day. Thank you for your cooperation with this matter.
Information Regarding Student Arrival Times and Supervision
Georgie D. Tyler Middle School doors open at 7:25am daily and students are released at 2:35pm unless there is an early release day. We do not currently offer a before school care or after school care program at GTMS. Staff are obligated to be in the building to receive students by 7:25am. We do not offer student supervision prior to the start of the school day. Also, our school nurse does not arrive until 7:25am. I do understand that as the weather changes, it may not be beneficial for students to arrive prior to 7:25am as temperatures have recently been in the 20's and 30's in the morning. I would like to remind parents that we do offer transportation services to all students who are zoned to attend GTMS. Students who take the bus will remain out of the elements until the bus is unloaded at 7:25am. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the main office at 757-242-3229. Thank you for your assistance with this matter.
Student Lunch Accounts
Please check with the cafeteria manager to ensure that you are up to date with your student's lunch accounts. Letters have been mailed home to the parents of students who owe money on their accounts. If you have any questions, need to fill out a free or reduced lunch form or would like to know the balance of your student's account, please call the main office at 757-242-3229.
The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy is designed to challenge students academically. Students are required to abide by the policy. Students are permitted to use their own devices in classrooms, at the discretion of their teachers. Please note, devices are not to be used for personal or leisure activities during school hours. Students who do not abide by the policy are subject to disciplinary action. Please review the policy with your child and contact administration with any questions.
The student dress code, as outlined in the student handbook, is as follows:
Dress guidelines are designed to promote a standard of appearance that complements the learning environment.
* Appropriate clothing must be worn at all times.
* Dresses, skirts, or shorts are permitted as school attire as long as when the student stands, the bottom of the attire extends from the waist to below the fingertips (even when tights, leggings, or “jeggings” are worn). Skirts with slits that are above the extended fingertips may not be worn. Soffe shorts are prohibited.
* Items of clothing that expose midriffs or bare shoulders (i.e. tube tops) may not be worn.
* Tank tops or sleeveless shirts may be worn; however, the straps must be at least three inches in width.
* Tank top style undershirts may not be worn as shirts.
* The wearing of hats, bandanas, curlers, or sunglasses is forbidden.
* No student will be allowed to wear his or her pants below the waist exposing undergarments.
* Students are not allowed to wear ripped jeans that expose areas above the knee
* See-through clothes may not be worn at any time (e.g. lace shirts in which undergarments can be seen).
* Shirts, tops, dresses, blouses, may not be worn that expose cleavage.
* Items of clothing with advertisements of cigarettes, alcoholic beverages, pictures of weapons, offensive, obscene, or suggestive language/pictures may not be worn.
* Clothing that is distracting or hazardous (bedroom slippers, pajamas, etc.) to the normal operation of school is not allowed.
* Flip Flops and slides may not be worn (this causes a hazard on the stairs during emergencies).
* The administration reserves the right to deliver the final decision regarding appropriate dress. Students who are dressed inappropriately may be asked to change into an appropriate outfit. If necessary, the parent may be notified to bring appropriate clothing or pick up the student.
Students who are in violation of the dress code will first be asked if they have a change of clothes with them and given the opportunity to change. If the student does not have a change of clothes, they will be directed to the nurses office to determine if a change of clothes can be provided and/or to call home for a change of clothes. Thank you for your support in this matter.
Did you know? Research shows that children who are in school most of the time do better on state tests. Studies also show that kids who are absent more often score lower on state tests. Being late for school hurts a child’s learning, too. A student who is 10 minutes late every day will miss 30 hours of instruction during the year. Thank you for partnering with us to provide your child with the best possible education.
Please note, when students are absent they are required to bring documentation of that absence upon their return to school.
Important Reminders and Updates
School hours are 7:25AM -2:35PM. Students can arrive starting at 7:25AM. There will be no adult supervision before 7:25AM. Office hours are 7:00am - 4:00pm
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.
Please see the school nurse 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.
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