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Letter from the Principal

April 24, 2017

 

Dear Gallup Middle School Parents & Students,

 

I am writing to inform you that I have accepted a new position as one of the three GMCS Directors of Curriculum and Instruction. I will transition from Gallup Middle School to Central Office on May 3, 2017. Richy Ferguson has been named the new Gallup Middle School Principal. He brings years of educational experience and plans to work diligently to continue our momentum forward. Robin Holder will complete the new Gallup Middle School administrative team as the Assistant Principal.

 

Please join me in welcoming them to the GPM school community!

 

I would like to thank everyone for their support over the past four years. I am honored to have been the instructional leader of such an academic-focused school as Gallup Middle. Gallup Mid is blessed to have a highly-qualified staff that is student centered and driven by a collaborative mission to provide ALL students with a rigorous education. Day in and day out, I am amazed by the abilities of our students. They have risen to the challenge of meeting the demands of the Common Core State Standards and as a result afforded Gallup Middle School the reputation of being a quality school. I am truly humbled to have served such a dedicated staff and hardworking group of students.

 

 

With love and Mustang Pride Always- Your Principal

 

 

Carrie A. Lovato, Ed. D

Principal, Gallup Middle School

Gallup McKinley County Schools

505-721-2720

Announcements

  • Yearbooks from the years 1983-2015 are available for FREE in the main office.  First come, first served, No Holds.
  • Final Report Cards are available for pick-up in the man office.
  • All Fines need to be paid by Friday, June 16th.
  • Summer Hours will be 8-3 through June 21st.  The office will be closed June 22nd - July 16th and will resume 8-3 hours on July 17th.

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 provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: 504 District Contact—Tim Bond,  505-721-1018; Title IX —Ronald Donkersloot, Director of Personnel, 505-721-1061