NMPED Secretary Of Education, Chris Ruszkowski
CELEBRATES GALLUP MIDDLE SCHOOL
for growth in proficiency on the PARCC Exam!
Friday, September 1, 2017
Extra packets in the front office
Gallup Middle School Parents:
As you are all aware of by now, there will be a partial solar eclipse affecting our area on Monday, August 21, 2017. This eclipse will occur between 10:21 am and 1:13 pm. According to many Native American Cultures, the time during a solar or lunar eclipse is a time for reverence. A common belief is that the moon, sun, and earth are in a sacred time and place, and therefore, viewing this event may affect individuals mentally and physically. Due to this rare event, we will allow the following accommodations:
- Parents may keep their student at home for any period of time during this day and the absence will be an excused absence. The child only needs to provide a note from the parent/guardian to have an excused absence.
- If students come to school and express their desire to recognize the tradition of this event by providing a note from a parent/guardian, they will be able to go to the Library at 10:00 am. This building has no windows, but other facilities are available for students. Alternative assignments will be provided for these students. Students who take advantage of this accommodation will eat lunch at 1:15 pm and then return to their regular schedule.
- With the safety of our other students in mind as well, we will have no outside activities during this time. Physical education classes will meet in the main building and students will not be allowed outside during lunch. Staff will close window shades and provide quiet activities as much as possible.
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!”