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GMS Summer Reading Assignment (click for link)

UPDATE: GMS Summer Reading Assignment--The summer reading assignment is for all academic (on-level) and pre-AP students

We hope you and your family are enjoying your summer. We wanted to send a quick reminder about your child's summer reading assignment. All Gorzycki students are expected to read two books by the time they return to school on August 20: one whole grade novel and one free choice novel. They will be held accountable for this reading and use it as a springboard for their first lessons of the year in their ELA classes.



Whole Grade Novels

Incoming 6th Graders: Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Incoming 7th Graders: Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick

Incoming 8th Graders: Refugee by Alan Gratz


Free Choice Novels
Link below

https://docs.google.com/document/d/102Cw8-QOFqVEFdyAsNzerv4Ign9pNcNYIv81BvkuJGI/edit


Thank you for supporting your child's literacy development. We look forward to a great 2018-2019 school year!

New Student Orientation: Thursday, August 9, 2018 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

All students who are new to Gorzycki Middle School are invited to attend this orientation. This includes any incoming 6th graders who do not attend the 3-day transition camp.
We will break the students into grade level groups.
You do not need to register. Just drop your child off at the front with our student counselors at 8:30 a.m. Pick up will be in the circle drive at 10:00 a.m.

GMS Summers Hours

To all our students, parents and staff, school has ended. We wish you a safe and restful summer. The school office is operating on summer hours. We have a limited staff on duty from 8-4 PM through June 13. After which we will be closed until July 30 when we resume 8-4 PM hours.

ONLINE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR

If you haven’t yet registered your student online for school next year, you may do so at any time. You will need to have or sign up for a Parent Cloud account in order to register online. For instructions on how to set up a Parent Cloud account, please visit www.austinisd.org/technology/parents-guardians/cloud

The Parent Cloud also allows you to access Parent Self-Serve to check your student’s grades, assignments, and attendance.

Please remember to write down your password for future reference.

To access Online Registration, click on the Student Registration icon on the Cloud Desktop. If you have students at other AISD schools, you should see them and can register all of your students at once. If you have any problems with online registration, please call your child’s campus or the Parent Technology Support Help Line at 512-414-9187. For more information, please visit www.austinisd.org/enroll.

If you prefer not to register your student online, you may complete the paper registration forms, which will be sent home with your student during the first week of school (August 20-24).

For incoming Gorzycki parents, please join our GMS Newsgroup to receive important school information. Go to our website, www.gmstigers.org, select GMS Newsgroup, and enter your email address. Please follow us on Facebook too!

STAAR TESTING--May 14--17

GMS Parents:
On May 14th thru the 17th GMS will be administering the STAAR test. Our campus will be closed to all visitors. Please make sure your child does not have any appointments on these days.

Monday, May 14th- 6th and 7th graders will be taking the Math STAAR test and 8th graders will be operating on a modified school day.
 
 6th and 7th grade students need to bring a sack lunch, book, and pencil to testing. Students will be able to purchase a sack lunch if they need one on the day of testing.
Students are not allowed to have an electronic device, cell phone or Blue Tooth watch in their testing room. We encourage students leave these items at home on testing days.
 

Tuesday, May 15- 6th and 7th Grade students will take the Reading STAAR test and 8th graders will be operating on a modified school day.
 
 
6th and 7th grade students need to bring a sack lunch, book, and pencil to testing.  Students will be able to purchase a sack lunch if they need one on the day of testing.
Students are not allowed to have an electronic device, cell phone or Blue Tooth watch in their testing room. We encourage students leave these items at home on testing days.

Wednesday, May 16th and 17th- 8th graders will take the Science and Social Studies STAAR tests. 6th and 7th graders will have a regular school day.
8th grade students need to bring a  book, and pencil to testing.  (NO sack lunch needed on these days.)
Students are not allowed to have an electronic device, cell phone or Blue Tooth watch in their testing room. We encourage students leave these items at home on testing days.

 



Patti Hodges M.Ed.
7th Grade Counselor 
Gorzycki Middle School
 

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New Procedures at GMS

March 20, 2018

Dear Gorzycki Families,

Family involvement at GMS is important and a huge part of the culture. However, after reflecting on the safety protocols at Gorzycki, there are a few procedures that need to be added to increase campus safety. The following procedures will be made effective starting on Monday, March 26th, 2018.

1. When visiting a student on campus, the visitor must be on the student's registration form. This will be a new procedure for lunch. For lunch, visitors must be on the student's registration form and eat in the commons with only that student. For efficiency, parents may make a reservation by sending a note in the morning with their child stating that they will be on campus for lunch. Students can submit the note before school (like when students leave during the day) and the office will check status.

2. During the school day, visitors are only allowed through the front doors in order to check in at the office before entering areas with students.

3. The visitor’s badge given to you by the office staff when you check-in must be worn on your shirt and must be easily visible for the entirety of your visit. Badges will identify specific locations for visitors. Visitors must remain in the area specified. Visitors without badges or that are in the wrong area will be escorted to office. Please remember to sign out in the office before leaving Gorzycki.

4. When on campus, do not open any outside doors for another person.

5. Visitors need to park in parking lots and not in fire lanes.

I realize that these are new procedures to practices that have been in place at Gorzycki for many years. However, the safety of your children is a priority and these protocols add another layer of protection. Visitors not following these safety procedures will be asked to leave the campus and might be prevented from future visits.

I appreciate your support and help in providing a safe campus for our students.

Cathryn Mitchell, Ph.D
Diane Gorzycki Middle School Principal
http://gorzyckiprincipalsblog.blogspot.com/
@GMS_DrMitchell

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Calendar

Football Parent Meeting
Date: 8/15/2018, 5 PM 6 PM
Location: GMS Gym
Theatre Officer Work Day
Date: 8/16/2018, 1 PM 4 PM
Location: GMS Rm. 327, 512, & Cafe.
Theatre Arts Field Trip (see description)
Date: 8/16/2018, 4 PM 7 PM
Location: Blazer Tag (1701 W BEN WHITE Blvd, Austin, TX, United States)
First Day of School
Date: 8/20/2018
Location: Gorzycki Middle School (7412 W Slaughter Ln, Austin, TX, United States)
GMS Student Picture Day
Date: 8/23/2018
Location: Gorzycki Middle School (7412 W Slaughter Ln, Austin, TX, United States)

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