Welcome to
East Cobb Middle School


“Where we Educate with Positivity!”

Ms. Leetonia Young, Principal
Dr. Nicole Sheppard-Floyd, Assistant Principal,  8th grade
Ms. April Gwyn, Assistant Principal, 7th grade
Ms. Dreina Gary-Robinson, Assistant Principal, 6th grade
Ms. Linda Decker-Glick, Support and Services Administrator

new building

Junior Wildcat Day

Jr. Wildcat Day will be Tuesday, July 31st.  A ribbon cutting with Chris Ragsdale, Cobb County Superintendent, is scheduled for 9:00AM.  No one will be allowed to enter the building prior to the ribbon cutting.

Ribbon Cutting Invitation


Schedule for Junior Wildcat Day:

6th grade:  9:00AM - 10:30AM
7th grade:  10:45AM - 11:45AM
8th grade:  12:00PM - 1:00PM


As We Say Farewell To Holt Rd....

We have spent so many years here and built so many fond memories in this building, but there comes a time to say goodbye. It is bittersweet with so much excitement! This school year and our time at 380 Holt Rd has come to a close.  We are looking forward to entering our new and improved digs, our “High Rise Resort” at 825 Terrell Mill Road!  Meanwhile, summertime is always a great opportunity to spend time relaxing, going to the pool, park, movies, reading, visiting friends and family, or just hanging out! Hopefully you will find some rest and rejuvenation throughout the summer months.

As always, the end of school is both a happy and a sad time.  We look forward to summer vacation with much excitement; everyone is tired, ready to be done with early bedtimes, studying and homework. However, this time also means saying goodbye to friends and moving forward to new experiences and challenges.

We wish a heartfelt farewell to our 8th grade class, and hopes of much success in their high school journey. We feel confident that the three years they spent at East Cobb Middle School afforded them the academic tools and life skills that will enhance all of their future endeavors. I wish them all the absolute BEST!

Report cards will be mailed on Friday, May 25th.  There will be information concerning summer reading. Promoting your child’s love of reading is one of the most important things you can do to help ensure academic success. Most successful summer reading programs involve parents, other family members, or even friends.  Read and talk about books together.  Because we will be starting school in a brand new school building, we will also provide information regarding Rising Camps planned for July for our rising 6th, 7th & 8th graders.

The entire administrative team – Ms. Mitchell, Ms. Gary-Robinson, Ms. Gwyn, Ms. Deckner-Glick and myself are here to help you in any way we can to make this upcoming school year a productive and successful one. We will continue to work together to ensure a quality education for all of our young people.

Sincerely, 

Leetonia Young

Principal


ECMS Summer Hours

In an effort to conserve energy and be fiscally responsible, the school district will adopt a four-day workweek during the summer beginning Monday, June 4th and ending Friday, July 13th, 2018.

Due to East Cobb Middle School's relocation to a new building, there will be limited access to the school/records.  Please continue to monitor updated school information on this website.

East Cobb Middle School Office Hours:

Monday through Thursday
8:00AM - 12:00PM
1:00PM - 4:30PM


Summer Registration

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
8:45AM - 6:00PM

Additional Registration Dates
July 25th  9:00AM - 12:00PM
July 26th  1:00PM - 4:00PM
July 27th  9:00AM - 12:00PM
July 30th  1:00PM - 4:00PM
July 31st  9:00AM - 12:00PM

Beginning August 1, 2018:
Registration will operate Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 1:00PM


Grade Level Supply Lists

6th Grade Supply List 2018-2019

7th Grade Supply List 2018-2019

8th Grade Supply List 2018-2019


Summer Reading 2018

The Cobb County School District's Library Media Education Department, in conjunction with the Cobb County Public Library, Smyrna Public Library, and
Marietta City Schools, challenges all students to read 1,500 minutes this summer.

Learn how to record your books, minutes, and more by clicking on the link below.

Summer Reading 2018


2018 ECMS Title I Survey Results

Please click on the links below to view the 2018 Title I survey results for East Cobb Middle School.

Survey Results
Survey Results - Spanish


Cobb County is Looking For Substitute Teachers

Are you interested in substituting?  Cobb County is looking for substitute teachers!

*All levels are needed - elementary, middle and high school
*No prior experience needed
*Competitive rates

Click here to apply.

Click here for more information.


2018-2019 Welcome Brochure

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Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year at East Cobb Middle School!  Please read our Welcome Brochure to learn specific information about our school day, policies, grading, clubs, and more.

Welcome Brochure



2018-2019 Dress Code

Click here for specific information about the ECMS Dress Code.


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SOAR - Safe, Orderly, And Respecful

ECMS students participated in a program called SOAR.  This program discussed bus safety issues at the bus stop.  Please review the handout that was given to our students and discuss the greatest areas of concern with your family.

SOAR Handout


Middle School Matters

Attention rising 6th graders and families!!  Please read
Middle School Matters for wonderful information regarding the transition to middle school.


7th Grade Immunization Requirements

If you are the parent of a rising 7th grader, please read the immunization requirements linked below.

7th Grade Immunization Requirements
7th Grade Immunization Requirements - Spanish


Project Lead The Way

East Cobb Middle School offers a pre-engineering curriculum for students who plan to apply for admissions into related science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs.

Program: Intended to meet the educational needs of academically strong students in mathematics and science and who have demonstrated an interest in and aptitude for technologies.

Admission: Admission into this program is both a selective and competitive process offered to incoming 6th grade students. Students will be notified directly by East Cobb Middle School regarding their acceptance status.

For more information and to apply, click here.

The application deadline is July 1, 2018.

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Parent Resource Room

Come visit the Parent Resource Room at ECMS.  There are resources available such as computers, a printer, a scanner, and games/activities available for checkout.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

For more information, click here.


Office Depot Give Back to School Program

ECMS can earn credits when you shop at Office Depot.  Please pick up a card in the school front office that you can use at checkout at Office Depot.  To learn more about the program, please click below.
Office Depot Give Back To School Program


Office 365

Office 365 is a FREE resource available to all CCSD students.  This resource gives students 1TB of storage to save content to the cloud and provides students with the opportunity to collaborate on schoolwork with peers and teachers utilizing Microsoft products. 

Parents must provide digital consent for their child to utilize Office 365.

Click here to learn more about Office 365.


Office 365 Parent Information Links

Office 365 Support Page for Parents

Consent via Email (Video on how parents can give consent via an email message from CCSD)

Consent via Synergy ParentVUE (Video on how parents can give consent via Synergy ParentVUE)


Parents/Guardians

An important message for parents/guardians:

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ECMS on Social Media

ECMS is on social media!  ECMS social media accounts are monitored by the ECMS PTSA Communication Co-Chairs.  Submissions sharing announcements, good news, and ECMS general interest are welcome. 

ECMS on Facebook:
East Cobb Middle School, Marietta, GA

ECMS on Twitter:
@ECMSWildcats

ECMS on Instagram:
@ecms.wildcats

Please submit requests for posts, pictures, report abuse, etc., or any other questions about ECMS social media accounts to
ecms.wildcats@gmail.com


Blackboard Connect

The Blackboard Connect portal allows you to add or modify the ways in which you want Cobb County Schools to reach you using Blackboard Connect.  You will be able to add or delete phone numb3e3rs and email addresses, add text messaging, and even turn off certain types of notifications.

To access Blackboard Connect and for more information, please click here.


Student Accident Insurance

Parents/Guardians who are interested in information regarding Student Accident Insurance, please click below:

Student Accident Insurance


Cell Phones At School?

YES!  There are a few guidelines that must be followed:

  • It should not be seen.
  • It should not be heard.
  • It should not be used unless directed by a
    staff member for instructional purposes.  

More information will be provided in the Student Code of Conduct (Middle School) in the first day of school folder.


GrEAT Things
From Cobb County School District Food & Nutrition Services

Payment Information

Register online with www.mypaymentplus.com where you can make payments to meal accounts, get low balance alerts, and see detailed purchase history online.  You can also make payments by sending cash or check to school with your child.

Free & Reduced Meals Applications

Did you know that your approved benefits are good for both breakfast and lunch at participating schools?  Online applications will be available this summer in English and Spanish at http://mealapps.cobbk12.org.
Paper applications will still be available in the student folders and at local school cafeterias.  Please fill out only one application per family either online OR on paper.

Allergy Information

If your child has a food allergy and requires accommodations to school meals, visit this website for more information:
www.cobbk12.org/centraloffice/foodservices/allergens_special_needs.htm

Contact Us

www.cobbk12.org/centraloffice/foodservices

770-426-3380


Seeking Bus Drivers!

The Cobb County School District is seeking professional, safety-minded individuals for school bus drivers. 

*Starting rate is $15.62 per hour
*Apply online at
www.ccsdbusdriver.com
*For more information, click here.


Become a Mentor

If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please go to www.cobbmentoringmatters.org and read about the program and how to become a mentor for an East Cobb Middle School student.

You can make a difference.



CCSD Updates Enrollment Protocol

The health and safety of our students and school staffs is our highest priority. National and international health authorities are currently working to manage an ongoing outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in several countries in West Africa. The Cobb County School District has released an update to the Enrollment Protocol as well as a letter to parents informing them of the changes. Please see the links below.

Download the Enrollment Protocol Memo

Download the Parent Letter regarding Ebola Protocol

Download the Parent Letter regarding Ebola Protocol in Spanish

Download the Parent Letter regarding Ebola Protocol in Portuguese

Download the Parent Letter regarding Ebola Protocol in Korean


District Direction for Continuous Improvement Chart

Please click here to review the District Direction for Continuous Improvement Chart.


Framework for Leading and Operating Schools

By June 2015, state law requires all Georgia school districts to choose a framework for leading and operating schools. The Cobb County School District currently saves almost $44 million annually through state waivers no longer available after July 1, 2015, unless a contract is developed to become either a charter system or an Investing in Educational Excellence (IE2) system. The Cobb County Board of Education will continue the IE2 proposal discussions.  For more information about the Investing in Educational Excellence (IE2) system click here.


What is all this talk about P.B.I.S and REP?

We know that schools are successful when they help children grow academically, socially and emotionally.  For this to happen it imperative that we have a safe environment that is supportive and conducive for growth.  By setting forth clear social and behavior expectations and directly teaching students about those expectations, it is our goal to create a positive atmosphere for optimal learning.

The P.B.I.S. system has four (4) components:  (1) a matrix of behavior expectations, 2) lesson plans to teach students the behavioral expectations (3) an acknowledgment/reinforcement system and (4) behavioral infraction notice.

Our plan is based on P.B.I.S. - Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports.  The staff and students kicked off this initiative in August with an introduction to all Wildcats during the first few weeks of school.  We have three (3) school-wide expectations:

·         Demonstrate Respect

·         Demonstrate Effort

·         Demonstrate Pride

The P.B.I.S. system encourages consistent positive rewards to celebrate student success.  Students who are “caught” following the behavioral expectations are rewarded with REP Reward Cards.  These cards may be used to purchase school supplies in the classroom or other items and privileges Thursday during lunch at the REP Rewards Store.  Store items change as donations are made from our Partners in Education, parents, community members. etc. 

Sample items:

·         School supplies (pencils, grippers, pencil pouches)

·         Locker pass

·         Homework pass

·         Patio lunch pass

·         Morning Announcement Shout Out

·         Birthday Announcement

·         9Rounds- One week/Two Weeks or a month pass

·         After school basketball

Our goal is to teach children alternate behaviors to ensure a school environment that is safe, fun and free from distraction, and ultimately helps all children reach their maximum learning potential. 

 To make a donation please contact Cheryl Evans, Academic Coach, at Cheryl.Evans@cobbk12.org or 770-578-2740 x226.


No habla Inglés? Necesita ayuda?

Las familias que no hablen Inglés y necesiten ayuda con el proceso de matriculación de sus hijos en la escuela pueden llamar al Centro Internacional de Bienvenida al (678)331-3134 o (678)331-3086.

Note: Non-English speaking families in need of assistance with registration in the ESOL Program may call the International Welcome Center at (678)331-3134 or (678)331-3086.


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