PARCC testing begins Tuesday, April 17th and goes until Thursday, May 3rd. The Gallup Middle staff is committed to making this a positive experience for our students with minimal stress.
Here are things you can do to prepare your student to do their best on the PARCC tests:
- Don’t underestimate your influence and impact on your children. Being interested and supportive in what they are doing at school is a great way of helping them prepare for tests and will certainly have a positive impact on them.
- Make sure your child has eaten a good breakfast on test days. (Breakfast is available for all students at school).
- Make sure your child has plenty of sleep before each test session. Students need at least 9 to 10 hours of sleep each night.
- Make the mornings of test days pleasant and stress free, it is important not to create or increase test-taking anxiety.
- Make attendance a priority. Please do not schedule doctor or dental appointments on testing days. (Let us know in advance if it is an appointment that cannot be rescheduled).
- Be sure that your student makes it to school on time so that they do not miss breakfast and can be in the classroom to receive instructions and settle in before the test begins.
- Students will have water and snacks provided during testing sessions.
- 8th grade will be testing on Tuesdays, 7th on Wednesdays, and 6th on Thursdays.
Gallup Middle School
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.
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
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
- 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
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.)
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!”