Georgia School of Excellence
First Day of School
August 3, 2015
Parents/Guardians, have questions or need specific information
upcoming school year?
Have specific grade level or student services questions?
6th Grade & STEM -
7th Grade, Gifted, Scheduling -
8th Grade & Innovative Practices -
Student Support Services (Special Education & 504) -
Instrument Test Drive
The Band & Orchestra Instrument
Test Drive for 6th Graders is on August 8. Every 6th
Grade student and parent/guardian is invited to attend.
The event is from 10-2. Please plan to arrive by 1:30.
You can drop in at anytime and take your time to test
drive any or all of the different instruments and have
an opportunity to chat with the directors. We hope
everyone will plan to attend this event. Please park in
the back of the building in the bus lanes, enter through
the black gates, and proceed to the performing arts
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
School Council Elections Will Be Held This Night
Open House will be for all grade levels.
Overview of a School Day
Don't forget, middle schools in CCSD begin at
To help you plan for your adjustment to middle school,
below is an overview of what a typical day looks like.
Students arriving after 8:00 am should report to
the theater for study hall.
Students should not arrive prior to 8:00 am.
At 8:50 am students will be released to their homeroom
teacher. Students arriving after 8:50 am should report to
their homeroom teacher.At 9:10 am students will be released to their
lockers to get their books for 1st period.
At 9:15 am the tardy bell will ring, the Daniell
News Network will aired, and classes will
Parents arriving after the tardy bell has rung
to sign their student in tardy at the
Students will attend seven
classes which are 50 minutes in length.
Students will have scheduled locker access.
Students should not share lockers or give out their
locker combinations to others. Students who have
PE/Health will also have a locker in the gym area.
Students should not share this combination either.
At 4:10 pm afternoon announcements will be given to
students. Dismissal will be at 4:15 pm.
Other important first day of school information
be assigned to students as they return all their back to
school paperwork with parent signatures.
For students who did not get to attend Sneak-A-Peek
Friday, alphabetical lists by grade level of student
homerooms will be posted in the lobby and around the building.
Students just need to locate their name on the list, see who their
homeroom teacher is, and go to that room. Maps and adults will be
present throughout the campus to help students locate their rooms.
The homeroom teacher will have the schedule for the student. If a
student isn’t on the list yet, they just need to go to the learning
commons for assistance. If there is a missing class or problem with a
schedule once a student picks it up from their homeroom teacher,
just take it to Mrs. Parrinello in the learning commons.
Parent Vue will not be active for a few weeks. We
will notify you as soon as the district launches it. For questions
about ParentVue, email
Questions as to what bus you should ride?
As always, don't forget that at the middle school
and high school level schedules are subject to change once school
starts as classes will have to be balanced. This is always dependent
upon the number of new enrollees to the school and the number of
families who have moved over the summer.
For 6th graders, be sure to remind your student
that they will only have five classes out of their seven scheduled
at this point. Their connections classes (band, chorus, technology,
art, orchestra, PE, etc.) will be scheduled for them once they have
rotated through the classes during the first couple of weeks of
Bus Route Information
Bus Route Information
Click here to obtain
the paperwork for registration.
New Student Grade Survival Guide
Click here for information
about school dress code.
Breakfast and Lunch Information
Student Breakfast $1.25
Reduced Breakfast $0.30
A la carte milk $0.60
Student Lunch $2.30
Reduced Lunch $0.40