This parent page includes important links and resources for the school year.
- ACT WorkKeys
- Advanced Placement
- Band Boosters
- Code of Conduct
- College Planning Guide
- Dress Code
- Dual Enrollment
- Freshman Parent Information
- School Health
- Special Services
- Statement of Non-Discrimination
- Student Handbook
- Student Services
- Traffic Flow Procedures
- Volunteers and Chaperones
The Island Band Boosters Non-Profit Organization was established to provide funding and support for our island bands—Gulf Shores Middle School and Gulf Shores High School. In general, the Boosters routinely provide for repairs on school instruments, music, flags for the color guard, busses to competitions and meals during practices. Additionally, we help staff band camp by providing snacks and drinks during rehearsals, lunch and dinner during meal time, and doing uniform fittings. Booster parents also help during football season with equipment and hydration for the band. To accomplish this, our organization conducts fundraisers throughout the year to help provide for our band.
As you can see, it takes a lot of parent participation to make all of this happen and we would love to have you! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me anytime! Together, our students can enjoy the life-long impact of making music while we as a community MAKE WAVES!
Visit our webpage at: https://gulfshoresbands.wixsite.com/website
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.
- Lockers are optional. It’s a $5 fee should your student want one.
- PE Uniform – no uniform is required. They only need to wear dress code appropriate attire including shoes.
- Fees can now be paid on-line. You’ll start on the district page and click on the eSchool Payment button, then select the high school. There is a blue arrow on the left side that displays the 2 fees you can currently pay on-line. Registration $45 and locker fee (optional) $5. Please save your email confirmation/receipt and bring it to schedule pickup on the 6th of August at 6pm
- Additionally class fees will be paid to the individual teacher once schedules are finalized after school starts.
- Yearbooks (optional) can be purchased from a yearbook staff member at schedule pick up or online at www.yearbookordercenter.com code #1798.
- T-Shirts purchases (optional) will be available at schedule pick up also. I believe it’s $15 but it won’t be more than that.
- Should your student participate in sports, band or other extracurricular activities then there will be fees associated with those. You’ll need to speak directly with the sponsor or coach for the amounts.
GSHS PTSO 2021-2022 Officers and Board Members
Ali Jennings President
Kelly Kendall Vice President
Christie Barkley Treasurer firstname.lastname@example.org
Misty Tipler Secretary
Karen Harmon Media/Advertising
Kimberly Ray Hospitality/Events
Asha Colvin Member at Large
Jessica Burkett Member at Large
Visits us on Facebook at Gulf Shores High School PTSO!
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.