Lost and Found:
Students who find lost items are asked to take them to the office. Students who lose articles should report them to the office as soon as they are missed. Students are encouraged to label all belongings so they can be identified and returned to the owner. The lost and found will periodically be cleaned out and unclaimed items will be donated to a local charity.
School insurance is available to all students. A packet will be available for each student at the beginning of school. Purchase of this program is optional. Only students playing in the sports program must provide signed evidence that they are covered by adequate insurance if they choose not to purchase this package.
PTA operates a small school store for the convenience of our students and parents. The school store stocks items such as paper, notebooks, binders, pencils, pens, T-shirts, combination locks, and various other items. The School Store is open during all 3 lunch periods and closes 5 minutes before the end of each lunch.
The Counseling Department sponsors many student groups which will meet on a regular basis. Contact your assigned counselor for additional information.
Every teacher will have a private phone in the classroom and the phone number is listed on the Gorzycki website. This phone will ring in the class, but teachers will not answer it during instructional time. Voice mail will record messages and the teacher will check for messages regularly. Students will not use the teacher phone for personal calls except in case of emergency and with teacher permission.
THINGS TO BE LEFT AT HOME:
Due to the possibility of theft, damage, etc., for which the school cannot be responsible, we are requesting that the following items, or other similar items, be left at home. Disciplinary consequences will result for possession of items on the list, which constitute a danger to school safety and security (toy guns, fireworks, lighters, matches). These items will not be released to students. In some cases, items may be returned to students if parents have provided a written request for the item(s) to be returned, or have made arrangements to pick up the item(s) themselves.
- Skateboards and roller blades
- I-pods, MP3 and tape players, radios, CD players, cameras, electronic devices
- Chewing gum
- Electronic games, personal TV’s, game cubes, playstations, playing/trading cards
- Permanent markers
- Cellular phones, pagers
Cellular Phones, Pagers, and Electronic Devices:
It is against school policy for any student to carry cell phones or other electronic devices to classes. Students may have cellular phones, pagers, and electronic devices on campus if they are locked inside the student’s locker and turned off. Any cell phones, pagers or electronic devices taken up from a student in classes or other areas of the school are turned over to the front office. The parent should contact the front office to make arrangements for picking the item up. The parent must comply with a forty-eight hour wait period and bring proof of ownership to the school. Parents may then pick up the confiscated items and pay the $15.00 fee by money order or cash. Students will also be subject to disciplinary consequences for any electronic devices that have been confiscated during testing. After the second confiscation, cellular phones, paging devices, or any other electronic device will be held until the end of the school year and must be picked up by a parent.
Selling Items at School:
Students are strictly prohibited from selling any item for personal profit such as candy, gum, lighters, breath spray, etc., on school grounds. This includes outside fundraising items. Any student caught selling items will be subject to disciplinary action by the school administration.
Students should bring only the amount of money needed for lunch or other school expenses to be used on a given day. Likewise, students are discouraged from bringing bracelets, purses, expensive or valuable items, etc. The school accepts no responsibility for personal items.
Parents/guardians are welcome and encouraged to visit GMS. Please enter by the main entrance to the administrative office, sign in, stating the reason for your visit, and pick up a visitor’s badge. For safety purposes we ask that visitors travel only to and from the destination stated on the badge and not roam the building. Visitors not wearing a badge will be escorted to the office to acquire one. If a parent/guardian wishes to visit a classroom, please schedule an appointment in advance with the teacher.
We are always pleased to have parents/guardians join the students for lunch. Student visitors from other schools not associated with our school activity cannot be accommodated in the cafeteria or in the classroom. Visitor badges are not necessary for assemblies, performances, and athletic events.
Procedures for visitors to the Gorzycki Campus:
1. Make appointments with teachers prior to visiting classrooms.
2. Sign-in at the office and obtain a visitor’s badge. (State issued ID required)
3. Wear the visitor badge prominently.
4. Be certain to only visit the specified area noted on the badge. (Please no wandering.)