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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.
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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.
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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!
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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

Confidentiality Notice: This email message, including all attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and contains confidential student information. Unauthorized use or disclosure is prohibited under the federal Family Education Rights & Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. §1232g, 34 CFR Part 99). If you are not the intended recipient, you may not use, disclose, copy or disseminate this information. Please contact the sender by reply email or by contacting 414-3254 immediately and destroy all copies of the original message, including attachments.
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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
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After School Events--Parent Pick Up

Parents as a reminder...
Students need to be picked up within 10 minutes of the end of an after school activity. This includes athletic games, dances, practices, etc. If a parent fails to pick up their student, AISD Police and an administrator are notified if either aren't already in attendance at an activity. Late pick up may result in students being denied the privilege of attending upcoming after school events. More information related to after school activity expectations can be found on pages 8 - 9 in the GMS student planner.

Athletic events do not have a set end time, especially volleyball games. Administration and AISD Police tell all students during the last game to call home. If a student is waiting until after the game is over to call home, they are not following directions and probably will not be picked up within the 10 minute expectation.

As another reminder, GMS administration does not attend all athletic events, only the ones that are considered home games. This means events at Burger Stadium/Gym may not have a GMS administrator on site. This is a large facility and students could be monitored by another AISD administrator and Police Officer.

Thank you,

Cathryn Mitchell, Ph.D
Diane Gorzycki Middle School Principal
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