School & Office Hours
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School Supply Lists
School supply lists for the upcoming school year have been posted and are available below:
Field Trips & Volunteers
All school-sponsored trips are considered an extension of the classroom; therefore, students are expected to follow all school rules for conduct and attitudes while on field trips or representing the school in other fashions.
Chaperones are vital to a successful field trip. We will not take field trips without adquate supervision; therefore, we encourage parents/guardians to become GCS volunteers. In order to be able to chaperone and/or attend a field trip, the following must be completed:
Each teacher will be arranging the field trips for his/her own class. Oregon State law mandates that our students are adequately secured in an appropriate child restraint whenever traveling in a vehicle with seat belts. Siblings are not to accompany chaperones on any field trip.
Students are reminded that radios, mp3 players, iPods, iPads, tablets, laptops, headsets, and other music paraphernalia are not to be brought to school activities. If chaperones or teachers wish to play music, it is their perogative to do so, accepting responsibility for the content of what is shared. Students are to treat chaperones with the highest respect. Obedience and quick compliance to their requests is expected at all times. All GCS students must wear a Gaarde T-shirt or sweatshirt on every field trip. Gaarde Wear is ordered at the beginning of each school year by submitting a Gaarde Wear order form.
Car line is quick and efficient. Note: All students must use the car line system unless the student is escorted by the parent/guardian into the main building and into their classroom.
AM Drop Off: All vehicles must enter the campus via the upper driveway marked “ENTER.” Follow the arrows around, staying to the back of the parking lot, pulling forward to the stop sign. A student/staff member will open the door to unload your student from the car. All vehicles must exit from the premises from the lower driveway marked “EXIT.” Students may not be dropped off in the front or back parking lot after the close of car line.
All Class Pick-Up Requirements: A Gaarde provided placard must be prominently displayed in your front passenger-side window. Your student's teacher should always be notified if another individual will be picking up your student. Any individual other than the parent of the student must be listed on the student's enrollment form, otherwise, the student will not be released. Any student not picked up at the end of the designated car line time will be escorted to the front office, and parents will be called.
Preschool classes (11:30a/11:45a/3:30p): A Gaarde provided placard must be prominently displayed in your front driver side window. All vehicles must enter the campus via the upper driveway marked "ENTER." Pass the circle island (on the right), go around the island (stays to the right) and a staff member will open the vehicle door to load your student.
Half Day Kindergarten (12:30p): No PM car line is available for half day kindergarten students. Parents must park and pick up their students from the front office.
PM Preschool Class Drop Off: No car line is available for preschool classes beginning at 12:45p. Parents must park and walk their student into class.
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