Parents at the Gulf Shores Elementary School partner with teachers and administrators to support student achievement and educational excellence. Communication systems facilitate the home-school connection.This page includes important links, information and resources for the school year.
- Alabama Action Plan for Literacy: Parent Resources
- Arrival, Dismissal, and Traffic Safety
- Breakfast/Lunch Menus
- Child Nutrition Program
- Bus Transportation
- Code of Conduct
- Dress Code
- Health Services
- School Supplies
- Special Services
- Statement of Non-Discrimination
- Student Support Services
- Student Handbook
- Traffic Flow Procedures
- Volunteers and Chaperones
First bell rings at 7:45am and your child is tardy at 7:50am.
Students will be dismissed at 2:50pm.
During the school year, pedestrian and vehicle traffic related problems increase. We are asking for your assistance in making the area around our school as safe as possible when dropping off and picking up your child. Our school has a procedure that allows parents to drop off and pick up students safely. We ask that you use patience and caution when you drop off and pick up your child. There are signs and street markings around the school to assist you. Please read and comply with them and encourage your children to do the same. Likewise, it is imperative that children only walk on the path when entering and exiting the back of the school. Our staff parking lot is a live lot and cars are constantly arriving and leaving, making it unsafe for anyone walking through the parking lot.
GSCS Expected Dress for All Students
Gulf Shores City Schools in collaboration with the Gulf Shores parents, students, and employees have created the following dress code for Gulf Shores Elementary, Gulf Shores Middle, and Gulf Shores High Schools. The process was thoughtful, intentional, and focused on ensuring an updated dress code.
Gulf Shores City Schools recognize the importance of student appearance, including the need to partner with parents/guardians in maintaining a positive learning environment that is free of distraction due to clothing and/or accessories. Students are expected to dress with respect toward self, family, school, and community using reasonable standards of cleanliness and decency throughout various situations. All students must follow the dress code while attending school, riding buses to and from school, and participating in school functions, unless otherwise indicated by the principal. Final dress code interpretation is at the discretion of the administration.
GSCS requires that students follow the following clothing and/or accessories guidelines:
● No pictures, emblems or writings on clothing that are lewd, offensive, vulgar or obscene. Attire or accessories that directly, by innuendo, or look-alike promote alcohol, drugs, sex, profanity, violence, gangs, may not be worn.
● Spaghetti straps and strapless tops are not permitted. No garments that are see-through or show midriff, lower back or cleavage. Fabric should cover your front, back, sides, and under the arms.
● No oversized or overly tight tops.
● Tank tops or undershirts are not permitted to be worn as tops.
● Tops and bottoms must overlap at all times, including when arms are raised. Pants:
● No sagging or baggy fit and must be worn at the waist.
● No see-through pants/leggings may be worn.
● Leggings may be worn only under shirts or dresses that come to the top of the thigh.
● No oversized or tight pants.
● No holes in jeans in inappropriate areas.
● Sweat pants and warm-up suits are permitted.
● Pajama pants are not permitted.
● Must be visible under shirts.
● Spandex, biker, or see-through shorts are prohibited.
● Shorts must have a minimum of a four inch inseam - including athletic shorts (i.e. - Nike shorts).
Dresses & Skirts:
● Spaghetti straps and strapless dresses are not permitted.
● Bottom of skirt and/or slit cannot go above mid-thigh.
● Elementary Students: Shorts/Leggings must be worn under all dress/skirts. Shoes:
● Must be worn at all times and fastened properly.
● No bedroom slippers.
● Classes may require certain shoes. Example: P.E., Chemistry.
● Elementary Students: Tennis shoes or totally enclosed shoes are required for the school day.
● Hats, caps, sweatbands or other head covering will not be worn in the school building (religious and themed dress-up day are exceptions). Headbands are allowed but not as head covering. Students may have specific attire required for certain field trips, classes or labs.
Students are expected to adhere to these requirements as directed by the teacher.
Progressive Disciplinary Action for Dress Code Violations:
1st Offense. Warning and student changes clothes using available clothes at school or calls parent/guardian to bring a change of clothes. If neither of these options is available, student spends the day in OCS. Parents must be notified that dress code policy has been violated.
2nd - 3rd Offenses. Break detention and student changes clothes using available clothes at school or calls parent/guardian to bring a change of clothes. If neither of these options are available, student spends the day in OCS. Parent must be notified of break detention placement.
4th Offense. Meeting with a counselor to discuss violations, appropriate clothing, and needs. Student changes clothes using available clothes at school or calls parent/guardian to bring a change of clothes. Parent must be notified of meeting with counselor and invited to attend the meeting.
5th Offense. 1 Day OCS and student changes clothes using available clothes at school or calls parent/guardian to bring a change of clothes. Parent must be notified of OCS placement.
6th Offense. 2 Days OCS and student changes clothes using available clothes at school or calls parent/guardian to bring a change of clothes. Parent must be notified of OCS placement.
7th+ Offenses. 1 Day suspension. Parent must be notified of suspension.
Pre-K Wish List 2020-2021
Please Note. This list is optional, but greatly appreciated. Thank You!
1 Pack 9x12 Construction Paper
1 Watercolor Paints (8 colors)
2 Packs 24-count Crayola Crayons
1 4-pack of Play-dough
8 Elmer Glue Sticks (Jumbo)
1 Ream of White CARD STOCK (8 1/2 x 1 1)
1 Ream Copy Paper (white)
2 Rolls of Paper Towels
2 Boxes Facial Tissue
3 Clorox/Lysol Disinfecting Wipes
1 Box of Quart Size Zip-Loc Bags (Zipper not Slider)
1 Box of Gallon Size Zip-Loc Bags (Zipper not Slider)
1 Pack of Baby Wipes
1 Beach Towel (NO Rest Mats or Blankets)
Kindergarten School Supply List 2020-21
4 24 count Crayola Crayons
2 Pronged plastic folders with pockets (green and blue)
2 4 Packs of large Elmer's Washable glue sticks
1 Bottle of Elmer's White glue
1 10 ct. Broad Tip Crayola Classic Colors Original formula marKers
1 Pair Fiskars child scissors rounded tip
2 Sharpened #2 Yellow Woodcase American pencils 12ct. box
1 Pack Black Expo Low Odor Dry Erase Marker chisel tip
1 Rest mat vinyl cover 5/8
1 Paper towel roll
1 Box of Kleenex
1 Plastic pencil box about 5x8 inches, labeled with name (.50 - $1.00)
2 Disinfecting wipes such as Clorox or Lysol for surfaces (can be store brand)
1 Pair headphones (no ear buds, please)
1 Box gallon Ziploc bags - (girls)
1 Box quart Ziploc bags (boys)
1 Pack of baby wipes
1 Ream of copy paper
1 Ream of cardstock
1 Change of Clothes including SOCKS and undergarments jn a Ziploc bag and labeled with child's name
Please ONLY label your child's nap mat, pencil box, change of Clothes and headphones with their name. Please don't write it on any other items.
First Grade Supply List 2020-2021
1 Zipper Supply Bag
3 Packages of Ticonderoga Pencils Pre-Sharpened
1 Pair Fiskars Scissors
12 Glue Sticks
4 Boxes of 24 Crayola Thin Crayons
2 Boxes of Classic Crayola Markers
1 Pair of Headphones Now-Replaced as Needed
1 Box of Gallon size Ziplock Bags
1 Box of Sandwich Size Ziplock Bags
4 Canisters of Antibacterial Wipes
1 Container of Baby Wipes
1 Box of Kleenex
2 Rolls of Paper Towels
1 Ream of Paper
1 Large Container of Germ-X
Second Grade School Supply List 2020 - 2021
1 package of pencil cap erasers
48 pre-sharpened pencils (Ticonderoga are best!)
2 boxes of 24 count Crayola crayons
1 box of 12 or 24 count Crayola colored pencils
1 box of THIN Crayola markers
1 pair of children's scissors
4 plastic folders with pockets and prongs (any solid color)
1 bottle white Elmer's glue
4 pack of Elmer glue sticks
2 Composition notebooks (lines on paper)
1 small school supply box (5 x 8 size is perfect)
2 packages of wide-ruled notebook paper
1 Headphones for daily use (cheap ones don't last long)
1 box of Kleenex
Boys — Ziploc gallon size bags
Girls — Ziploc quart size bags
** Please do not put names on these items!
Third Grade Supply List 2020-2021
I pair of headphones/earbuds
2 pks Crayola 24 count crayons
8 large Elmer's glue sticks
2 folders with pockets and brads (l red, 1 blue)
1 half-inch 3 ring binder
4 marbled composition notebooks
1 pencil box/bag (approximately 9in x bin)
40+ #2 Ticonderoga pencils *preferably pre-sharpened, NO mechanical pencils
I pair of Fiskars scissors
2 large pink erasers I boxes of tissues
I pkg paper towels
I large container of disinfectant wipes
White copy paper
Color copy paper
I box of gallon Ziploc bags
I box of quart Ziploc bags
I pk of wide-ruled notebook paper. *wide-ruled, NOT college-ruled.
*Brand specific ensures quality, based on past experience.
Fourth Grade Supply List 2020 - 2021
1 Pair of headphones or ear buds (REQUIRED)
1 Pair of scissors
1 Box of tissues
1 Roll of paper towels
2 Packs of 24 yellow #2 SHARPENED pencils
3 Glue sticks
1 80Z or bigger of hand sanitizer
1 Pack of wide ruled paper
1 Canister of disinfectant wipes
4 Composition books
1 2-inch binder
1 Plastic folder WITH BRADS
Boys:1 box of gallon size plastic bags
Girls: 1 ream of copy paper
Fifth Grade School Supply List 2020-2021
Students Must Have- Personal set of Ear Buds and Personal Pencil Box
2 Pack of pre-sharpened pencils
2 Vinyl folders with pockets and brads
1 Pack of Notebook paper
3 Composition notebooks
1 Pack of Colored Pencils
1 Pack of Markers
1 Box of tissue
1 Roll of paper towels I-Pack of Copy Paper
Boys also Bring:
1 Clorox Wipes or 1 Large Hand Sanitizer
1 Pack of Highlighters
Girls also Bring:
1 Lysol Disinfecting Spray or 1 Large Hand Sanitizer
1 Pack of Dry Erase Markers
Gulf Shores City Schools (GSCS) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:
For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit the Office for Civil Rights website for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.