Welcome! New Gulliver Families

The opportunities at Gulliver are abundant as students have the chance to discover and nurture their unique abilities and talents. Below is some information for you to review before the beginning of school.

Health and Visa Forms

Florida Department of Health Immunization Requirements
As proof of immunization, the State of Florida required HRS Forms 680 and 3040 for school attendance. In-state families can obtain the originals from their current school after withdrawing. Out-of-state families must obtain them from a Florida doctor.

*Forms 680 and 3040 must be on file before a student can attend school.

Non - US Citizen Information and Requirements (If Applicable)
Gulliver complies with US Homeland Security requirements. Each student must be in compliance with these requirements. If the student is not a US citizen, a copy of the following documents must be submitted and will be placed in the student's file.

Non-US Citizen Form

*Student(s) may not begin classes until a copy of a current "F" visa is submitted to Gulliver.

Parent Portal and My Backpack

The Gulliver website provides a parent portal (My Gulliver Login), which can always be accessed at the top of the page at www.gulliverschools.org. The parent portal offers a single sign-on for current parents, students and faculty/staff to access real-time information on a broad spectrum of topics (e.g. back to school documents, teacher pages, grades, etc.). An email will be sent out during the summer inviting families new to Gulliver to use the parent portal.

ACCESSING THE GULLIVER PARENT PORTAL

Access is set up for each individual parent and only you will have access to your child's records, classes, teacher, activities, athletic pages, etc. Your login will be the same user name and password that you used when you completed the online enrollment process. We ask that your user name and password remain confidential.

If you need help retrieving your user name and/or to reset your password, please email ITSupport@gulliverschools.org or call IT Support at 786.709.4099.

Parking and Security at Gulliver

On behalf of the Gulliver Security Team, welcome to Gulliver. Providing a secure environment for students, faculty, parents and visitors is our foremost priority. Both the Academy-Marian C. Krutulis Campus and the Prep campuses have staffed guard gates during school hours. Additionally, we use and monitor closed-circuit cameras, building alarms, an emergency alert system, on-campus traffic control, and an inclement weather siren. Our staff also conducts visitor screenings, comprehensive employee background checks, and bi-yearly safety training.

During evening hours and weekends, security can be contacted by dialing any Gulliver campus and the extensions listed below or to the direct security cell phone:

Academy - Marian C. Krutulis Campus: 305.665.3593 ext. 3911 or 305.775.5130
Prep Campus: 305.666.7937 ext. 1911 or 305.775.4914
Miller Drive Campus: 305.775.5367

Photo ID badge
Vehicles and drivers are screened upon entering Gulliver, except during drop-off/dismissal. During these times, it is required to display the Gulliver decal on vehicles and present a Gulliver photo ID badge.

A Gulliver photo ID badge may be obtained from the front desk personnel at the Academy - Marian C. Krutulis, Prep and Miller Drive campuses by presenting a valid photo ID. Photo IDs or guest pass identifications are required to be worn during school hours while on campus.

Gulliver Athletics and Youth Sports

Students in Grades 6-12
In order to be eligible to try out for a team or participate in any pre-season training, each student must have the following forms completed and filed in the athletic office no less than one day prior to the first day of tryouts or training. Each athlete is required to make an appointment with a doctor or health facility to receive his or her physical during the summer. A delay in submitting all five completed forms will prevent a student from participating, thus causing him or her to miss tryouts and the opportunity to be placed on a team.

Students in Grades Sr.K-5
The Gulliver Youth Sports Program works to develop students into athletes at a young age. From the first day of practice, coaches work closely with students to teach the fundamentals of different sports and good sportsmanship. The overall aim of the program is for each child to learn, while also having fun.

After logging into the Parent Portal via My Gulliver Login, youth sports registration can be found by clicking on "Extended Learning, Youth Sports and Tennis" on the left-hand side navigation on the Parent Portal. Registration is open throughout the school year.

Gulliver Uniforms

Uniforms must be purchased at AA Uniform with the exception of shoes, socks, belts and some outerwear. Uniforms may be purchased at the retail location or online.

AA Uniform
8807 SW 132nd Street
Miami, Fl 33176
Tel.: 305.254.0000 or Fax: 305.254.0303

Bring Your Own Device (Grades 5-12)

The integration of digital technology has a transformative effect on learning both in the classroom and outside. As part of the strategic plan, all Gulliver students, grades 5-12, are required to provide their own computer for use at school. Ensuring your son or daughter has an appropriate device is very important and should take into consideration the following factors: battery life, weight, processing speed (processor plus RAM), possible software requirements, and price. In an effort to help guide your decision as to which device is best suited for your child, we have listed our recommendations for appropriate devices.

Laptops and MacBooks are preferred at the Preparatory and Miller Drive campuses as they support all software that may be required at all levels. Some courses may require student computers to have more processing power such as engineering, computer programming, AV/Multimedia, etc. Your child would be best informed on laptop suggestions by the teachers of those programs.

In addition, Chromebooks are an option for Academy and Montgomery Drive students in 5th through *8th grade.

Minimum Recommended Specifications – PC / MacBook

Below is a list of specifications that should be considered when deciding what laptop or MacBook to purchase. You can take these specifications to your local computer store and they’ll be able to guide you.

  • Processor: Intel i7 Dual Core or Intel i5
  • RAM: Minimum 4GB
  • Screen: 11″ or bigger
  • Battery: Recommended Minimum of 5 hours
  • Antivirus: Recommended
  • Operating System: Windows 8.1 or higher / OS X 10.9 (or better)
  • Hard Drive: Solid State Drive (SSD) recommended

Minimum Recommended Specifications- Chromebook

Chromebooks work in an app environment (similar to tablets) and software cannot be installed onto them. A Chromebook can be used for most, if not all, tasks in 5th-8th grade. While there are no specific brand recommendations for Chromebooks, battery life, size and weight should be taken into consideration. *If you are purchasing for an 8th grader, you may consider the MacBook or PC option instead since they will be at the Preparatory or Miller Drive campus the following year.

Notes When Buying:

SSD vs HDD – A SSD (Solid State Drive) is less susceptible to failure due to movement and bumps as they are solid and not mechanical. However, they are more expensive than a traditional HDD (Hard Disk Drive).

Life of Device – Devices and hardware have a limited lifespan. Device lifespans are often affected by the rapidly changing technology environment and the way the user treats their device. A well-built laptop that is treated well may last a student up to 3 years before it begins to have issues with speed, but it may work well for up to 5 years.We recommend that families invest in a hard case that will protect their student’s laptop while it is in their bag if available.

Software Management – Having a fast computer is good but managing software installed on your device is also important. A computer with a lot of software installed will run more slowly and reduce the battery life. Installing software from unknown or untrusted locations may invite malware and other harm to your computer further causing it to slow it down. Students need to be aware of what they install on their machine and carefully manage their installed software.

Student Device Care and Security

  • Portable devices should be protected by a username and password. This should not be disclosed to other students.
  • Always store the laptops in a protective case. Do not store anything else inside the laptop case. (Chargers, papers)
  • Avoid storing your laptop at the bottom of your school bag – pressure from books can damage the screen and hinges.
  • Carry your laptop within its protective case inside your normal school bag. Do not overfill your school bag. (Pressure on the laptop can cause permanent damage to the screen and other components)
  • Never lift the laptop by the screen. This will stress the hinge mechanism, which also carries the data and power supply to the screen.
  • Never leave your laptop in unsupervised areas during the school day.

The security of a student-owned device is the responsibility of the student. Where possible, laptops should be labeled or personalized with the student’s name.

Warranty – Most machines come with a 1-year warranty and a 3-year optional warranty. The majority of laptop warranties cover hardware problems that were not caused by the owner, such as defective keyboards, monitor problems or other issues with internal components. The laptop warranty generally covers the parts and labor for repairs. A warranty will not cover damage inflicted by the owner or someone else.

Virus and Malware Protection – Ensure that the virus and malware protection on applicable portable devices is kept up to date. Some popular and reliable systems include: Norton, Kapersky, McAfee, and AVG (Ultimate version).

Saving and Backup – Students have access to Google Drive via their school account with unlimited storage for the duration of their enrollment at Gulliver. Students are responsible for any data backups not saved to Google Drive.

Get Engaged!

Gulliver is defined by the strength of our community. Deepening your engagement with Gulliver, EMPOWERS you to advance our school mission while gaining meaningful experiences that positively impact your entire family. Share how you want to become engaged - visit gulliver.life/parentengagement

PARENTS’ ASSOCIATION
Meet and collaborate with fellow parents to plan and host a variety of events throughout the school year that enhance the student & faculty experience.
Prep Parents Association Chair, Karlene Punancy: parentassn9-12@gulliverschools.org
Academy Parents Association Chair, Adriana Perry: parentassnprek-8@gulliverschools.org

BREAKTHROUGH MIAMI AT GULLIVER
Gulliver is a proud partner school for Breakthrough Miami, an academic enrichment program for underserved students. Get involved by volunteering your time, treasure and talent. Students have opportunities to serve as tutors and interns. Parents can support the program through the Healthy Lunch Initiative, facilitating field trips or electives, or philanthropically investing. For more information contact Dwanita Fields, Director at fieldd@gulliverschools.org

COMMUNICATION RESOURCE
We want to herald student and alumni stories and accomplishments. Share your news, notes and photos with us or help showcase the Gulliver experience from a parent’s perspective through blog posts and articles.
Prep and Alumni news, contact Maegan Azpiazu: azpm@gulliverschools.org
Academy news, contact Stephanie Sanchez: sans@gulliverschools.org


SPECIAL EVENTS
Become a part of Gulliver’s annual traditions. Our volunteer leaders help conceptualize, plan and execute Gulliver’s four largest fundraising events each year, Raider Fest at Make a Splash, Holiday Marketplace, Raider Challenge Golf and Tennis Tournament our annual Gala.

To volunteer or gather further information please contact:
Marie Dieppa, Special Events Coordinator, diepm@gulliverschools.org