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FFA Food Drive
Published by Mary Ellen Oxendine on November 8, 2019
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FFA is doing a food drive to support the Gray’s Creek Community Center.  Please donate to our food drive.  We are looking for pastas, rice, sauces, jellies, cereal, and canned food items that have not expired.

        
Winter Sports Tryouts
Published by Mary Ellen Oxendine on November 8, 2019
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Winter Sports Tryouts will be on Wednesday, November 13 thru Friday, November 15th 

Below you will find all the details you need for tryouts…..

Arbiter-Athlete Instructions and Forms

In order for your child to participate in athletics, parents and students must complete the online registration at Arbiter-Athlete by uploading the student-athlete physical, participation, and concussion forms. A few tips: We’ve learned this works best if you are sitting with your child(ren) and on separate devices. Remember to “Refresh” your page as you go through this process, as it is helpful when you are not seeing a form you uploaded. If have any questions or concerns, please contact Mr. Jackson.  Follow the steps below to complete pre-participation registration:

1) Read the Athletic Handbook at CCS Athletic Page

2)  If you plan to take your child with you from the game(s) you need to fill out the following form.  GCMS Ride With Parent Form 19-20 (you will need to print this form and turn it in to your coach).

2) Create Accounts: Both a parent and student are required to create separate accounts.

  • Go to Planet HS Create your parent account, then a student account. *Creation of accounts can be done on all devices with internet connection: Computers, Smart Phones, Tablets, iPads, etc.
  • Home School selection- this is the school that you/your student attends/studies. Do NOT select the school district in which your school resides.
  • What if my student plays for both the Middle School and High School?! If your student plays on both a middle and high school team, upon account creation, select the home school in which your STUDENT STUDIES. You will be able to select the secondary school within the Additional Schools section after creating your account.

3) Link Parent & Student Accounts:

  • Once logged in, you will be prompted to link the parent and student account. Enter the email address to send an invitation to the parent/student. The invited person clicks on the link via email or text message to finish the linking process. The invited person can also login and accept the link request, via the prompt after logging in.
  • Why do I have to link accounts?Forms required by your school, often require both a parent and student signature to mark the form as completed. For the PlanetHS system to know what student and parent will be viewing and signing the proper forms, a linked parent/student account is required.

4) Athletic Forms button: Click the Athletic Forms button to move to the Pre-Participation Forms Overview Page and complete the required digital forms.

5) Select the Sports in which you will participate: In the Sports Interest section, check all the sports in which you will be participating. Note: Additional Schools (If Applicable) If you/your student participate in sports at multiple schools, add the additional schools here. If you/your student do not play for multiple schools, leave this section blank.

6) Complete & Sign Digital Forms: Click on each form link, complete each form, and click the Sign & Submit button.

  • Both the parent and student must complete this step.
  • Your school/district chooses which forms require the student, parent, or student AND parent signatures.
  • Parents will only see example forms until the parent and student accounts are linked.Once the accounts are linked, the parent example forms will convert to web-forms for completion. *The student will always see the webforms to complete and sign, even before the accounts are linked. This gives the ability for students to send a parent linked account request and to upload the physical exam signed by the physician during group physicals.
  • Upload Buttons are shown when you are required to upload a document instead of completing the web-form. For example, the physical exam form your physician completes or a birth certificate. These forms can be uploaded by either the parent or student but require the parents signature.

7) Accepted Forms Notification: When your school has accepted all forms, a notification will be sent to you stating all forms have been accepted. You will be notified via email and/or text message (only if you have selected the text message option during account creation) if a form has been denied by your school. You will be given the reason for denial and link to review and resubmit your changes back to the school.

8) Students should listen to announcements and participate in tryouts. Students who miss tryouts will miss the opportunity to be on the team.
9) Attend the mandatory Concussion training (usually scheduled immediately after open house) &
10) Check the CCS Athletics page for the most current schedules, directories, and other information at http://athletics.ccs.k12.nc.us/

Additional Information

Please visit the Cumberland County Schools Athletics Department for the most current games and schedules, or to view only Middle School Schedules, use the link:  NC Prep Sports.

Some of the requirements for participation in athletics are as follows:

1. You must attend Gray’s Creek Middle School.
2. You must have be in attendance for 85% of the previous semester – absent no more than 13 days – at an approved school.
3. You cannot fail more than 1 core course and 2 electives in previous semester.
4. You must get a current physical each year, to remain on file at GCMS.
5. Cannot become 15 years of age before August 31st of the current school year.
6. You must have a current concussion on file in the athletic office.
7. Football for grades 7th & 8th only.
8. GPA must have a weighted 2.0 or 77 average for the previous semester (2.0 or 70 average beginning Spring 2016).
9. For more details, read the handbook at: Cumberland County Schools Athletics Department

–  Game time will be at 4:00 pm.
–  All games count towards Division Title.
–  Admission is $4.00 (may be subject to change).
–  Parents must pick up students promptly after games end.
–  Students who are repeatedly picked up late at school events risk being banned from participating in after-school activities.

        
Holidays at the Creek
Published by Mary Ellen Oxendine on October 31, 2019
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Holidays at the Creek!!!!

Gray’s Creek Middle School Cafeteria

Saturday, November 23, 2019

9:00 AM-3:00 PM

  • Holiday Photos-$5 for each pose (bring your own device)
  • Food- hot dogs, pizza, popcorn, and desserts
  • Crafts
  • Music
  • Direct Sales
  • Jewelry
  • Kids’ Games
  • Performances

Holidays at the Creek Flyer with a red bear holding a Christmas Tree and wearing a Santa hat.

        
School Angels Watch Program
Published by Mary Ellen Oxendine on October 21, 2019
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Image of students and teachers walking along the sidewalk. Cumberland County Schools' School Angel Watch Program working to keep our schools safe

        
2019-20 School Dress Code
Published by Mary Ellen Oxendine on October 21, 2019
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Student DRESS CODE as stated in the 2019-20 Student Handbook

Students should dress appropriately for school each day. Clothing should not be a distraction of the learning environment and should be comfortable for all school activities. The education of our students is our highest priority and students’ clothing should not serve as a hindrance to that purpose. Clothing must cover all undergarments and the midriff. Logos or garments that promote alcohol, drugs, tobacco, gang affiliation, nudity, or profanity are not allowed.

• Earbuds and Headphones are not allowed without a teacher permission.
• Students must wear shoes at all times. Flip Flops, bedroom slippers. athletic slides, or sport sandals WILL NOT be permitted. All shoes, must have a strap on the heel.
• Shorts and skirts should be fingertip length all the way around.
• Students may not wear halters, tube-tops, or see through clothing. The necklines of shirts and blouses must not expose cleavage.
• Females may wear sleeveless tops and tank tops with shoulder straps that are at least 2 inches in width; but no fishnet tops.
• Males may not wear sleeveless or cutoff/altered tops. T-shirts with sleeves must be worn under basketball jerseys.
• Clothing must not be excessively tight. (ex. Bicycle shorts, yoga pants/leggings/jeggings). If wearing leggings/jeggings, students must have on a shirt that is fingertip length all the way around.
• Clothing must be worn so that it does not expose undergarments or navels; no sagging. Pants must be worn around waist. Students wearing pants below the waist will require a change of clothing.
• No holes, slits or shredded areas allowed on jeans.
• Sunglasses, bandannas, or headgear may not be worn in the building. Students may not possess or display bandannas on GCMS property (including buses) at any time during the day.
• Students may not wear chains, wallet decoration or otherwise pocket accessories.
• Jewelry or accessories that could be used as a harmful object may not be worn.
• Clothing, jewelry, or other accessories depicting alcoholic beverages, weapons, controlled substances, or anything obscene or offensive in nature will not be worn.
• Students may not wear designer underwear as outer garments (boxers, long johns, pajamas, undershirts).
• All heavy/long coats must be kept in students’ lockers during the day.
• All items of a fad nature or deemed as a distraction (to be determined by the administration) are prohibited on the school campus.
• No wide-band head-wear and no ears.
• No hoodies on the head.
• Blankets are not allowed.
• No drawing on your body.
Final judgment on student dress is left to the school administration. Parents of students who are in violation of school dress code will be called to provide appropriate clothes. Students will be held in ISS until the appropriate clothes are provided. If you think your item or outfit might be questionable, then choose to wear something else!!

        
Every Minute Counts
Published by Mary Ellen Oxendine on September 24, 2019
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Informational slide advertising Every Minute Counts with a teacher standing in front of her students reading while students are wearing virtual reality visors sitting at tables and a caption of From start to finish, class time matters on a gray banner with the CCS logo

        
Educational Partner – Harris Teeter
Published by Mary Ellen Oxendine on September 24, 2019
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Harris Teeter Neighborhood Food and Pharmacy Kid wearing glasses with a book on his head. Celebrating 20 years.

You may link your VIC card to GCMS by go to the link below:

        
Free Breakfast
Published by Mary Ellen Oxendine on September 23, 2019
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Slide let everyone know that we have 65 schools in CCS that will be providing students with a breakfast and lunch free of charge when school is in session.

        
Student Accident Insurance Info
Published by Mary Ellen Oxendine on September 6, 2019
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children playing tug of war