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Yes! You can pre-order school supplies again this year and save the hassle of running around for last minute supplies the first week of school. Your student won't have to take them on the bus and you won't have to deliver them to the school. Just follow the link below and they will magically appear during the first week of school.

Incoming 7th & 8th graders
We need all orders by June 15th so don't delay! Supplies for incoming 7th graders are $49.00 ($50.50 including the processing fee), and $56.00 ($57.70 including the fee) for incoming 8th graders. Please follow the link of the grade your child will be in NEXT YEAR.

7th grade payment link:

8th grade payment link:

Students will pick up their packs during their Excel period one day during the first week of school. Teachers will be directing the students where to put supplies during that period, so you should not see supplies coming home this year! (If you do, send them back.) Big items are being bulk shipped, so there will not be any locker issues.

Incoming 6th graders
Have an incoming 6th grader? 6th grade school supplies are $56.00 ($57.70 incl. fee) and can be ordered here: https://austinisd.schoolcashonline.com/Fee/Details/5607/63/False/True

PE Shirts & Shorts
New this year! You can also order your PE shirts/shorts now through June 15th. (A PE uniform is mandatory at GMS.) They will not be sold during Transition Camp this summer so either pre-order them through the link below, or your child can purchase them at Tiger Mart during lunch. All orders will be distributed by August 31st in PE class. You can also order Strength & Conditioning shirts (orange shirts) if you need a new size. Order through School Pay Online: https://www.schoolpay.com/parent/mip/McAv. Shirts and shorts are $10 each.

Questions? Email renaegillisdonus@gmail.com.


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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8th grade field trip permission slip--Click for form

On Wednesday, May 23 the 8th grade class will be going to Shady Springs Party Barn for their end of the year field trip. We will be leaving school at approximately 9:00am and returning at approximately 3pm. Shady Springs has a swimming pool with life guards, basketball courts, sand volleyball, a pavilion with music, and more. The students will also be provided with a lunch of hot dogs, chips, fruit, and water. We are super excited to offer this trip at NO cost to the student! Students will be allowed to wear their bathing suit underneath shorts and a shirt to school that morning. They are encouraged to bring a towel, sunscreen, any extra food or drink that they would like, sunglasses/hat, and a change of clothes in a shoe bag. Please make sure to mark your things with your name! Students with unresolved attendance issues will not be eligible to attend the field trip. Students who have received discipline referrals between April 30th and the day of the field trip, resulting in an in school or out of school suspension, may not be eligible to attend the field trip. (Administrative Discretion on case by case basis.) We will also be needing parent volunteers to meet us at Shady Springs to help with food distribution, clean up, and monitoring students. If you are available, please provide your email address below and someone will be in contact with you. Please return this permission slip even if your student does not plan on attending the field trip by Friday, May 4. We are looking forward to a great day!


The 8th Grade Teaching Team!


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!

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

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6th Grade Locker Cleanout
Date: 5/25/2018
Location: Gorzycki Middle School (7412 W Slaughter Ln, Austin, TX, United States)
LifeSkills End of Year Luncheon
Date: 5/25/2018, 12 PM 2 PM
Location: GMS Rm: 523 & Lower Parking lot
GMS Student/Faculty Volleyball Game
Date: 5/25/2018, 2:03 PM 2:49 PM
Location: GMS Gym
GMS Student/Faculty Basketball Game
Date: 5/25/2018, 2:54 PM 3:40 PM
Location: GMS Gym
6th Grade End of Year Field Trip
Date: 5/29/2018, 9 AM 2:30 PM
Location: Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane (5701 W Slaughter Ln, Austin, TX, United States)

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