Open House
Posted on 08/16/2021














OPEN HOUSE

GAINESVILLE MIDDLE SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS AND SCIENCES

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2021

 

Welcome GVMS Hawks to the 2021-2022 school year! We are so excited for you to join us for our annual beginning of the year Open House event. Open House is a great opportunity for students and parents to become more familiar with the building, find their classes, receive their PWCS issued laptop and charger, and purchase P.E. workout gear and/or GVMS spirit wear. Come enjoy outdoor music or purchase a snow cone from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

 

8:30 – 9:30 AM           6th Grade Last Name A – L

 

9:30 – 10:30 AM         6th Grade Last Name M – Z

 

11:00 – 12:00 PM       7th Grade Last Name A – L

 

12:00 – 1:00 PM         7th Grade Last Name M – Z

 

1:30 – 2:30 PM           8th Grade Last Name A – L

 

2:30 – 3:30 PM           8th Grade Last Name M – Z

 

4:00 – 6:00 PM           All students unable to attend earlier

 

Some important reminders:

  • The student and a parent/guardian must both attend Open House.
  • If the student is unable to attend Open House, his/her packet and laptop/charger will be distributed on the first day of school.
  • Any returning GVMS Hawk students with outstanding library books or payments for lost books can bring those items with them to Open House.
  • We have made adjustments to our locker usage plan this year. More information is forthcoming; however, students should not bring their school supplies to Open House but should plan to bring them in their backpack on the first day of school. 

 

*Please adhere to the mask guidance provided by PWCS. Information can be found here: Mask Guidance for the New School Year.


Device Loan Agreement

The Device Loan Agreement must be completed BEFORE a laptop will be issued to the student. The Device Loan Agreement located in the 2021-2022 *New School Year Packet (Returning PWCS students)* in ParentVue. 

Once in ParentVue, you will need to go to the "Online Records" button at the top-right of the screen

Online Records Button in ParentVUE 

Prior to the start of the school year, you will need to complete the "New School Year Packet" for Returning PWCS Students (or the online registration for new students)

There will be lots of information to verify or change, but the device loan agreement will be part of the Documents area where you will have to agree to the terms for the Code of Behavior and for your Device Loan. 

Insurance

1. We highly encourage each family to take advantage of the optional insurance being offered through a partnership with Securranty and Prince William County Public Schools.  This is a group policy discount that provides coverage for the HP Probook laptops that are issued to each student for accidental damage, flood, fire, vandalism and more.  Families will be responsible for any damage, including accidental damage, that occurs to student laptops and this insurance coverage can help provide peace of mind.

The link below includes more information about this insurance policy as well as a portal to purchase the insurance directly. We have also attached the insurance flyer for your review. The cost of this insurance is $32.95 for one year, per device

Prince William County PS Technology Insurance 

Student Laptop Insurance Flyer (PDF)

2. 
Optional accident insurance is available to provide medical coverage for students


Passwords

Student passwords are expiring this year and will need to be reset.  We ask that prior to coming to pick up their devices, students reset their passwords at home.  

Families can reset their password with the PWCS Password reset website. You will need your student’s username, student number, and birthdate. The username and student ID number can be found in ParentVue/StudentVue.

Once they pick up their devices, students will have the opportunity to login with their new passwords on their new devices. This will make it possible to login at home as well.  We will have staff on site to assist if needed!