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Letter from the Principal

August, 2016

Gallup Middle School Parents,

My name is Carrie Lovato and I have enjoyed serving the Gallup Mid School community for the past three years. It has been a true honor to serve as the head Principal for the second year. I have worked in the Gallup McKinley County School District for the past sixteen years in a variety of capacities. These experiences have provided me with a solid foundation of instructional leadership and heightened awareness of the greater GMCS school community. I will utilize my knowledge, skills, and abilities to support Gallup Mid in fulfilling its mission to provide a quality, holistic education that moves all students forward to be responsible, vested community members. This mission is guided by a servant philosophy of positive attitude and acceptance of necessary change to best serve student and stakeholder needs.

Gallup Middle School will continue to work diligently to provide a high quality education to all students. All courses are designed to support rigorous, critical thinking skills as outlined by the Common Core State Standards. We set high expectations and believe fundamentally that all students can learn and achieve at high levels. Collectively and collaboratively, we will strive to serve individual students’ unique needs.

 Effective communication is an essential component of successful schools; therefore I will work with staff to provide pertinent information through various means on a regular basis. Messages will be sent through the Parent Link system and you can also check out our school website http://gpm.gmcs.k12.nm.us/ and Facebook page www.facebook.com/gallupmid for up-to-date information and news.

If you have questions or concerns, please stop in and see me. Your ideas and suggestions are valued, and your active involvement in our school community is appreciated- my door is always open! Please do not hesitate to contact me. I can be reached by email at clovato1@gmcs.k12.nm.us or by phone at 505-721-2700.

 

Thank you,

 

Carrie A. Lovato, Ed. D

Principal

Gallup Middle School

Gallup McKinley County Schools

505-721-2721

505-721-2700

Dress Code

DRESS CODE
Students are expected to be neat, clean, and appropriately dressed for learning while on campus or on school sponsored activities and field trips.  Interpretation of the following dress code is subject to administrative discretion.  All uniforms and school clothing must be clear of any writing from pens/markers.

POLO SHIRTS             

SHORT/LONG SLEEVES
SOLID COLORS: WHITE, PINK, GREEN, ORANGE, YELLOW, TAN, GRAY, OR PURPLE
UNDERSHIRTS must be polo shirt colors only.  Shirts must hang or be tucked in. Shirts may NOT be tied or knotted in front, side, or back of the shirt.
Shirt or undershirt may not be longer than wrist length.
Shirts must have buttons and only the top two buttons may be open.
Undershirts must not be see-through or low-cut in the front or have any inappropriate symbols or innuendo

PANTS

COTTON SLACKS OR DRESS PANTS
LONG OR CAPRI LENGTH
BLACK, NAVY BLUE OR KHAKI SOLID COLOR
Pants must be worn at the waist and FIT properly. No saggy, baggy, oversized or tight fitting, stretch pants.  No denim, sweatpants, wind pants, or warm-ups or Spandex/stretch pants are allowed.  No over-sized cargo pockets that hang open or are larger than 7 inches across

SHORTS

  • COTTON SHORTS
      6 INCH INSEAM
    BLACK, NAVY BLUE OR KHAKI SOLID COLOR
    Short length should not be more than 2 inches above the knee
    NO denim, or athletic type shorts are allowed.
    No over-sized cargo pockets that hang open or are larger that 7 inches across

SKIRTS

BLACK, NAVY OR KHAKI SOLID COLOR.  Skirts must reach the top of the knee or longer (no miniskirts).

SWEATSHIRTS and SWEATERS
GMS Spirit Sweatshirt or plain grey crew neck sweatshirt only
Sweaters - Plain pull over grey sweater or cardigan with no embellishments (sequins, writing, logos, etc.)

Electronics Policy

GMCS Cell Phone and Electronic Device (ED) Usage Policy 

The phones/devices must be TURNED OFF upon arrival to the campus to the last bell of the day.

1st Offense:  Electronic device will be confiscated, parent may recover electronic device from school’s administrative office at the end of the day.

2nd Offense: Parent/guardian will be notified that it is the student’s second offense and may re- cover the electronic device from the school’s administrative office at the end of the semester.

3rd + Offense(s): Charge of 12.22  Misbehavior, and parent/guardian may recover the electronic device from the schools administrative office at end of the school year.

The District shall not be liable or responsible for the loss of, or damage to, any electronic device confiscated from a student pursuant to this policy.

The use of a cell phone by anyone during a Lock Down is strictly prohibited for the safety of all students and staff. 

The USE of a CELL PHONE during standardized testing could result in a charge of DDT (Dangerous and Disruptive Tactics), short-term suspension and attending a District Hearing. Cell phones must be stored in lockers during mandated testing days. 

We will not investigate any electronic devices that have been lost or stolen as per board policy.

“If You Want “It” to Keep,

Turn “It” OFF!”

NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION

Gallup-McKinley County Schools (GMCS) recognizes the diversity and worth of all individuals regardless of national origin, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation in any educational programs, activities or employment. GMCS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability or age in its programs and activities. GMCS provide equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Title IX —Ron Donkersloot, Director of Personnel, 505-721-1061; 504 District Contact—Mike Hyatt, Associate Superintendent, 505-721-2248.