FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions: This page contains answers to common questions of students and parents.
  1. What is needed to enroll a student at GMS?
  2. How long must a student be at school to be counted present for the day
  3. What needs to be done when a student is absent?
  4. Can a family trip be considered an excused absence?
  5. Is there a dress code at GMS?



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)
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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)
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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).
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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.
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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.
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Greenbrier Middle School 2450 Hwy. 41 South, Greenbrier, TN 37073 615-643-7823
Last Modified: Wednesday, May. 06, 2009