Welcome back to GHS!

August 2023

Welcome Back!

GHS Updates

The Gaylord Community School's maintenance crew, as well as outside contractors have been hard at work this summer making Gaylord High School look its best. Here are some pictures of the great work that has been completed this summer. This improvements include fresh paint in the gym, fresh paint in the commons as well as new tables in the cafeteria, new stairs at the front entrance, and new concrete at the gym entrance.

Important Dates

Thursday, August 31st: Freshman Orientation, 11:45-2:00

Tuesday, September 5th: First day of school, 8:09-2:42

The Gaylord High School office will be closed on Friday, September 1st and Monday, September 4th.

GCS Student Handbook

Please follow this link to view the K-12 Student Handbook:



ALL students taking medication during the school day must complete the appropriate form(s). There have been some changes by the state of Michigan in regards to prescription medication at school. Now ALL prescription medication must have a doctor's signature. Our prescription medication forms have been updated across the district. Here are links to our updated prescription medication form and our over the counter medication form to help you get a head start.

Prescription Medication Form

Over the Counter Medication Form

New Staff Members

GHS is excited to welcome our newest staff members to the school. Even if you don't have a class with one of the teachers listed below, please join me in giving them a warm welcome to GHS.

Ms. Church, Instructional Assistant

Mr. Huffman, Math

Mrs. Schubert, Instructional Assistant

Mr. Tithof, Math

In addition, please join me in welcome Mr. Sargent to his new role as GHS Assistant Principal. Mr. Stefanski is retiring later this fall.

Bell Schedule

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Pictures and Schedule Pickup

10th-12th grade students may pick up their schedules and get their school pictures taken on August 30th and 31st from 8:00 AM- 3:00 PM.

School Supplies

If students are in need of school supplies, please talk to your counselor. GHS has supplies available for students in need.

Schedule Changes

Drop/Add forms must be filled out completely and signed by a parent before counselors will begin making changes. Counselors will not begin working on schedule change requests until Tuesday, September 5th. Students should attend all classes as printed on their schedule until they receive confirmation of a change from their guidance counselor. The last day to submit a drop/add request is Friday, September 8th.

Guidance Counselor Assignments:

Students with last names A-G are assigned to work with Mrs. Hempenstall

Students with last names H-O are assigned to work with Mrs. Fortier

Students with last names P-Z are assigned to work with Mr. Hervela

Student Employment Opportunity

Gaylord Community Schools is seeking Child Care Aids for our After School Child Care Program!

  • We are seeking individuals that enjoy working with children and are able to assist the child care staff in supervising students and maintaining a safe and positive environment.
  • Positions are available at Gaylord Intermediate School, North Ohio Elementary School, and South Maple Elementary School after school each day until 5:15 p.m.
  • Applicants must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Rate of pay: $13.50/hour.

Please contact GCS Director of Licensed Programs, Karla Hawkins, at 989-731-0856, Ext. 1561 or hawkinsk@gaylord.k12.mi.us