Welcome to
East Cobb Middle School


“Where we Educate with Positivity!”

Ms. Leetonia Young, Principal
Ms. Marianne Mitchell, Assistant Principal,  8th grade
Ms. April Gwyn, Assistant Principal, 7th grade
Ms. Dreina Gary-Robinson, Assistant Principal, 6th grade
Ms. Linda Decker-Glick, Student Support Administrator

outdoor

ECMS Outdoor Classroom


ECMS Summer Office Hours

summer hours

In an effort to conserve energy and be fiscally responsible,

the school district will adopt a four-day workweek beginning

Monday, June 5 and ending Friday, July 14, 2017.

 

ECMS Office Hours

Monday-Thursday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

                                    1:00 PM –   5:00 PM

 

Closed Fridays through July 14, 2017

 

Due to summer vacation and off campus training, the front office will also be closed on the following dates: June 15, June 26-30, July 3-4.


New Student Registration

summer registration

Wednesday, July 12, 2017:

8:45AM - 5:30PM
                                                   

Additional registration hours will be available July 24th - 28th as follows:

July 24th:
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
July 25th:  1:00PM - 4:00PM
July 26th:  9:00AM - 12:00PM
July 27th:  1:00PM - 4:00PM
July 28th:  9:00AM - 12:00PM
                                          

Beginning July 31st, registration will operate Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 1:00PM

Registration requirements:  http://www.cobbk12.org/aboutccsd/enrollment/


Rising 9th Graders

Rising ECMS 9th graders received their list of courses for 9th grade on May 17.  Please read the back page of the list for more information. You will notice that there is a deadline for making any changes.  The link to make any changes is on the WHS Home Page as “Course Request Changes.” Actual schedules for 9th grade will not be available until mid-July and can be accessed through Student/Parent Vue.  Their Individualized Graduation Plans (IGPs) for high school were distributed to each of them as well.


6th Grade Camp

Date:  Thursday, July 20, 2017

Time:  9:00AM - 12:00PM

Location:  ECMS Theater

All rising 6th graders and their parents/ guardians are invited to join us for interactive and engaging activities to welcome you to East Cobb Middle School.  An information meeting for parents/guardians will begin at 9:00AM.  You may leave at the conclusion of the meeting and students may be picked up promptly at 12:00PM.

To register for 6th Grade Camp, click here or return the bottom portion of the attached flyer to East Cobb Middle School.

6th Grade Camp Flyer


Summer Reading

Summer is here, and it’s time for Summer Reading!  Reading throughout the summer helps students maintain learning gains made in school, and can help them start the new school year off right.

We encourage all students to keep those reading and learning skills sharp by reading great books all summer long.

How does it work?
Students visit http://www.scholastic.com/summer to log how many minutes they have read.  Students were given an information sheet with their username and password.

Summer Reading Letter

Summer Reading FAQ

If a student didn’t receive an information sheet, or has forgotten his or her username, please contact your public library or contact Scholastic at summerchallengehelp@scholastic.com or call 1-800-SCHOLASTIC.

Visit http://www.cobbsummerreading.com for access to reading resources, free e-books, book suggestions, and links to learning resources such as the Cobb Digital Library.

Visit your local public library to check out books and attend fun, free events all summer long.  Visit http://www.cobbcat.org/srp for more information.

Have a GREAT summer and keep reading!!


ECMS School Council

The ECMS School Council is looking for new members!  There are two teacher seats and three parent seats available for the 2017-2018 school year. 

Parent nominations can either be brought to the school or e-mailed to Ms. Reade at Marilyn.Reade@cobbk12.org. Each nomination must include the person's name, phone number, and an e-mail address, if available.

The election date has been scheduled for Wednesday, August 16, 2017 for the 2017-2018 school year.

Please click here for specific information about the School Council.

ECMS School Council Nomination Form


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


Title I Survey

To our Families:

Cobb County School District Title I Department appreciates the partnerships we have with our families. As the parent/guardian of a child attending a Title I school you are an important part of the Title I team. Your input is vital in the planning and implementation of the family engagement program and activities in our schools and those provided by the District. The focus of all Title I programs is to help eligible students meet the same high academic achievement standards expected of all children, regardless of their socioeconomic status and background. The following surveys are confidential and will be used to assist us with future planning for family engagement initiatives and events.

We appreciate your feedback and thank you for taking the time to complete the survey.

District Survey:

English –  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Title1FY17

Spanish https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5CRBNVD

Portuguese https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5JCCY2X

Middle School Survey:

English https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/W33L9YG

Spanish https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5WB5DH6

Portuguese https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5SK3YL8


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, 2017.

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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.


2016-2017 Dress Code

Click here for specific information about the ECMS Dress Code.


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)


Title I Parent Involvement Survey

Dear Parents/Guardians,

As partners in your child’s education, your input is valued. Please take a few minutes to respond to this brief parent survey. This information will be used to help evaluate and strengthen parental involvement within our school. Please click on the link below for the school parent survey. Thank you!

Parent Survey

Estimados Padres/Tutores:
Como socios en la educación de su hijo, su participación es muy valiosa. Por favor, tómese unos minutos para responder esta breve encuesta para padres. Esta información será utilizada para evaluar y fortalecer la participación de los padres en nuestra escuela. Por favor, clic en el enlace para la encuesta. Gracias!


Parents/Guardians

An important message for parents/guardians:

Instagram Letter


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.


East Cobb Middle School Awarded
$20,000 Goizueta Foundation Grant to
Start Project Lead The Way

Project Lead The Way is the nation's leading provider of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs.

2016-2017 
Selected 6th grade students take Design & Modeling and Automation & Robotics *application process

7th grade PLTW students who have completed the foundation course will take Medical Detectives and Science of Technology


Additional 7th grade students interested in PLTW may apply and take the foundation courses


2017-2018 
Selected 6th grade students take Design & Modeling and Automation & Robotics  *application process

7th grade PLTW students who have completed the foundation course will take Medical Detectives and Science of Technology

Additional 7th grade students interested in PLTW may apply and take the foundation courses

8th grade PLTW students who participated in 6th and/or 7th grade will take Flight & Space and Magic of Electrons

Additional 8th grade students interested in PLTW may apply and take the foundation courses

                      

To learn more about this new curriculum coming to East Cobb Middle School, click here.

Read more about Project Lead The Way.


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 LaTanya Walker, Academic Coach  at LaTanya.Walker@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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