Middle School Weekly Update
Knights of the Week!
Addison - 6th
Addison helped out a friend who had a badly hurt ankle. She showed extreme empathy and concern, remained calm and assuring, and offered to help by retrieving her things from her locker. This exemplifies a genuine act of kindness and service to a peer.
Daily Schedule 2023-2024
The schedule for the 2023-2024 school year is posted below and will be posted on our website soon.
If you have questions regarding the daily schedule, please feel free to ask them HERE and I will post a FAQ in an upcoming newsletter.
Dress Code Reminder
As warmer weather arrives, we are noticing some clothes that are in violation of our dress code policy. Shorts should be seen, meaning shirts/sweatshirts should not be longer than shorts. Also, crop tops exposing cleavage or the belly button area should not be worn to school.
Below is a reminder from our GS Student handbook about Dress Code:
Students should attend school in appropriate and respectable attire and shoes. Please
use your good judgment and consider whether your clothing choices meet the
standards and values set by your own families. If your fashion choices disrupt the
learning environment, we reserve the right to ask you to alter them accordingly.
Teachers and administrators will encourage students to consider their fashion choices
with reminders and consequences that develop good habits of self-discipline, respect
for school norms, and respect for self. We expect students to respond affirmatively and
constructively when a staff member asks the student to remove a hat while in class or
identifies an item of clothing that detracts from the learning environment. Parents, we
appreciate your support at home as students make choices about what to wear to
Examples of inappropriate dress include, but are not limited to:
- Clothing that displays or suggests sex, alcohol, drugs, or violent acts
- Clothing that has offensive logos, labels, or phrases
- Clothing that does not fully cover undergarments
- Clothing that exposes private areas, cleavage, and belly buttons
- Shorts and skirts (including pants with holes) that are not at an appropriate length suitable for an academic environment.
- Hats and hoods should not be worn inside during the academic school day.
Friday, March 31 - Half-day - Dismissal at 11:55 - NO LUNCH SERVED
Saturday, April 1 - 8th Grade Dance 7-10pm
Friday, April 7 - No School - Spring Break Begins
Monday, April 10 - Friday, April 14 - Spring Break
Thursday, April 27 - 7th Grade Field Trip to Old Salem in Winston-Salem, NC
Friday, April 28 - Half-day - Dismissal at 11:55 - NO LUNCH SERVED
Mobile Phone Policy
There has been a noticeable increase in the use of mobile phones during the school day. Restrooms and Locker Rooms are STRICT no phone zones. Please take a moment to read the mobile phone policy below:
Students in the middle school are not permitted to use mobile phones during the instructional day unless given direct permission to do so by a teacher or staff member. This means mobile phones should remain in lockers or in backpacks and TURNED OFF or set on SILENT so no notifications or sounds disturb instruction. Yes, this also includes lunch time. We want students to learn how to talk to each other face to face and build friendships during these social times as opposed to having their focus on a screen.
If a student needs to call home, they need to notify a teacher and can use the office phone to make the call. In efforts to protect instructional time, if you need to reach your child, you can call the front office 704.463.0567 to leave a message for them or to notify us that you need to speak to your child.
If students have a phone out at any time during the instructional day without permission they will be given a warning and asked to put away the phone. If it becomes a repeated offense, the device will be taken and held in the the front office for the day. In some situations, a parent/guardian will be notified and asked to come to the office to retrieve the phone.
Oh The Places You Will Glow - 8th Grade Dance
Here is information about the 8th Grade Dance on April 1st. This dance is semi-formal and is only for GS Students.
Students, tickets will be sold to GS 8th grade students at the door. Tickets are $10, cash only. Come join us for “Oh the Places You Will Glow”.
Parents, if you would like to volunteer to set up the dance, chaperone or donate snacks all help would be greatly appreciated.
Volunteer Opportunity for Students 14+
Lunch Menu for March 27-31
Our final Extended Period Day Schedule is on April 27 & 28. This means that Friday, April 28th will be a half-day for students with a dismissal of 11:55.
See the information below for the latest about tickets and attendance for SPRING Athletic events:
Knights & Families,
If you plan to attend home spring sports events, remember that all of our home athletic events use digital ticketing. There is no cash accepted at the gate. There is no admission charge for tennis or golf.
Tickets can be accessed multiple ways:
2. Gray Stone Day website - under Athletics
3. GoFan App
4. GoFan.co - search Gray Stone Day
All Sports Passes are available on GoFan. If you purchased an All Sports Pass earlier this year - they are good for the entire school year!
Individual event tickets may be purchased anytime.
Ticket prices are set by our respective conferences and are as follows for the spring:
MIDDLE SCHOOL: $5 adults, $3 students - no change from the fall
HIGH SCHOOL: $8 for all *we allow elem. aged (and younger) in free
If you have purchased a ticket or pass and have technical difficulty (ex. someone doesn't have a smartphone) - contact Coach Wolfe. You can print out a paper ticket for a single event, or we have paper passes available if needed. You will purchase the ticket/pass online and just share the receipt.
Please note the number of home events for your sport when comparing passes or individ. tickets.
Contact us if you have questions. Thanks for your support of our programs.
Gray Stone Day School
Spirit Shack Volunteers Needed
We need volunteers in our Spirit Shack! Sign up here:
The Spirit Shack is full of new GSDS wear! Check out our online store at https://gray-stone-store.square.site. Select your items and pay online. We will have your order ready for pickup the following Friday at the Shack. The Spirit Shack is also open during all lunches on Fridays.
Check out the Spirit Shack commercial created by the HS Broadcasting Class
Please email email@example.com with questions.
Don't forget to reserve our spirit wall for upcoming special occasions. Renting the wall will allow you to display school spirit, celebrate your child’s birthday, or post staff/student appreciation. Please read the guidelines attached in the below PDF before contacting the front office to reserve.
Reservations will be available on a first come, first served basis.