The Ridgy Report
Grove Middle School
Sept 1, 2023
NO SCHOOL/Labor Day
Monday, Sep. 4th, 8:15am
This is an online event.
NO SCHOOL/Professional Development
Tuesday, Sep. 5th, 8:15am
This is an online event.
Title I Committee Meeting
Tuesday, Sep. 12th, 8am
517 West 10th Street
GMS Literature Fair Due Dates
Google Slides Presentation
Slides 10-17 Due Mon. Sept. 25th
Book Boards (Provided by the school)
*They will be using classtime to complete the boards Sept. 25th-29th
Drop off and Pick up instructions
Pick-up in the afternoon is still NOT in the "Drop off zone" but rather in the Middle School parking lot. You will park in a parking spot and wait for your student to meet you at your vehicle. We do this to keep traffic for the Lower Elementary and the Early Childhood Center flowing. Please refrain from parking and waiting in the Drop off zone or the fire lane to wait for your student.
Semester Test Exemptions are BACK!
Semester tests will be given at the end of each semester. The policy states that students
will be exempt from taking semester tests if they meet the following criteria in a class:
A 3 or fewer
B 2 or fewer
C 1 or fewer
All students with a grade of D or F must take semester tests. School activity absences are
the only absences that do not count against the student, or disqualify them from a
semester test exemption. Students that enter the district after the first nine weeks of the
semester do not qualify for exemptions.
GMS Bell Schedule
GMS Attendance Policy
The state of Oklahoma considers a student “chronically absent" if he/she is in attendance less than 90% of the time. This means that a student may miss no more than 8 days per semester. The only absence that will not count toward the student's overall absences are school sponsored activities. A student will not receive credit or be in compliance with the school law on attendance if he/she misses more than 8 days in a semester. It is the responsibility of the school to notify the district attorney if the law is not being followed.
The Board of Education of the Grove Public Schools believes that a student dress code is
appropriate to maintain good order and decorum as an essential part of the school
district’s educational mission. Students are expected to dress appropriately and to
conduct themselves in a manner that will bring credit to themselves, their families and the
Clothing must conceal undergarments at all times. No halter tops, strapless tops or
dresses, spaghetti straps, or low cut tops will be permitted. Tank tops or dresses that have
thin shoulder straps must measure 2 inches across at all parts of the strap. Muscle shirts,
undershirts, or cut out sleeves are not to be worn. All shirts must be able to be tucked in
when the arms are extended above the head.
Pants, shorts, skirts, and dresses must be no shorter than 8” from the seat of a hard chair
with the student’s knee bent placed in the chair. Holes, rips or tears must be below this
Students in violation will be asked to change their attire on the first offense. If they cannot reach someone to bring them new clothing they will be detained in ISI until the dress code
violation is corrected. Future violations will result in Administrative discretion.