What is needed to enroll a student at GMS?
The following information is needed when registrating a student:· Data form completed and signed by legal guardian· Proof of legal residence· Proof of immunizations· Proof of date of birth· Proof of current physical (applicable only for first time admission in Robertson County)· Home language survey form filled out· Proof of appropriate grade placement (transfer slip preferred) must be documented by testing if transfer is from non-approved school· Release of records request signed· Custody papers (if applicable)Back to Top
How long must a student be at school to be counted present for the day
To be counted present, a student must be in school at least 3.5 hours (3.5 hours are 7:55-11:25 or 11:25-till end of day)Back to Top
What needs to be done when a student is absent?
When a student returns to school, he or she needs to bring a signed note from parent or guardian stating reason for absences to the office at the start of the school day (7:40-7:50).Back to Top
Can a family trip be considered an excused absence?
Most family trips can be counted as excused absences if the student gets pre-approval from administration. To get pre-approval, a student needs to bring a signed note from parent or guardian listing the dates of the trip and nature of trip (family trip). This note needs to be presented to administration 2 weeks before the scheduled time of the trip.Back to Top
Is there a dress code at GMS?
The building principal shall be responsible for developing, interpreting, and enforcing a student dress code. Students shall dress and groom in a clean, neat and modest manner so as not to distract or interfere with the operation of the school.School dress codes must include, but are not limited to, the following areas:No head covers, except yarmulkes, Muslim scarves No bare midriff, revealing necklines Appropriate length of shorts and skirts (must come past finger tips when hands are hanging down sides of legs) No tube, tank, see through tops (no spaghetti straps)No sagging pants No attire promoting alcohol, tobacco, or drugs No dusters or trench coats No clothing containing advertising for objectionable causes or offensive language No unnatural hair color, only conventional hair coloring will be permitted No facial piercing, earrings only No gang related clothing Shoes/sandals must be worn at all times (tied/fastened) Outer clothing which resembles lounge wear, pajamas, or underwear is prohibited No spikes, chains or other items that cause a safety concern More specific guidelines appropriate for each level of school (elementary, middle, junior high and senior high) may be developed. Principals, faculty members, parents and students shall be involved in the development of each appropriate set of guidelines.All faculty and staff share a responsibility to enforce the school dress code policy.When a student is attired in a manner that violates the school dress code, or is likely to cause disruption or interference with the operation of the school, the teacher and/or principal shall take appropriate action.Back to Top