Welcome To Garrett Middle
Home of the G.A.T.O.R.S.!
|February 11 - Buddy
& Club Group Pictures
|February 11 - 8th Grade
Night for Parents & Students at Pebblebrook High School
||6:30-8:00 PM in the PHS Theater
|February 12 -
|February 15-19: Winter
- schools closed
|February 25 - Parent
|February 29 - Parent
Climate Survey Window Closes (see post below)
|March 3 - Milestone
|March 25 - South Cobb
High School Pep Rally (8th grade only)
||12:45 PM in the theater
News and Announcements
Help A Child Smile
The "Help A Child Smile" mobile dental
program will be coming to our school soon. The program provides
comprehensive dental care directly to children at school which
may include cleanings, x-rays, flouride treatment, sealants, and
cavity repair at the school. Your student will be bringing hom
an authorization form to you to complete and send back to school
if you would like to request dental services for your student.
Please contact Jeff Godwin, Help A Child Smile outreach team, at
770-617-6989, if you have any questions. Please continue to
check our website for updates on the scheduled program visit.
Department of labor requires a permit for minors to be employed. Please open this attachment for instructions on how to obtain a
School Council minutes from November 16,
2015 are now available online. November 16, 2015 Minutes
Grade recovery for classes will begin
this month. The math recovery sessions will be on Tuesday,
January 19th; Wednesday, January 20th; and Thursday, January
21st from 4:30 PM until 5:45 PM. The English language arts
recovery sessions will be on Tuesday, January 26th; Wednesday,
January 27th; and Thursday, January 28th from 4:30 PM until 5:45
PM. Transportation must be provided by parents. Flyers for this program were sent home by students. For
more information, please contact the main office.
parents are requested to take an online survey to assess the
climate of the school. The percentage participation rate,
along with the parents’ scores, directly influence our CCRPI
score. Parents are asked to rate the school in the following
areas: Safety, Relationships, Teaching and Learning, and
Institutional Environment. Survey responses are anonymous
and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of
Education for analysis. Individual data results from the
Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and
will not be posted online. The URL address for the
Georgia Parent Survey is posted below. The survey
will open until February 28, 2016.
*Click here for our School Supply List*
Standard School Attire
Garrett Middle School requires Standard Dress Attire.
We will also have Standard Student Attire for Physical Education classes. Please view our dress code by clicking the picture.
Parents, students and teachers can now show their Gator support by purchasing a school logo hoodie. Order forms are available
from our bookkeeper or
print this form.
Students may be a part of intramurals each week from Monday - Friday, August 24th - April
29th in the gym. Please drop your student off at the bus port area between 7:40 AM and 8:00 AM. Students will
not be allowed to enter intramurals after 8:00 AM. Sign-up is not required.
CCRPI from the GaDOE
When the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) announced the College & Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) scores on
December 8, district administrators noticed that specific information for calculating a portion of the score was not
included in the released score for each middle school. Therefore, the middle school CCRPI scores showed an inaccurate
drop across the district. The issue was immediately addressed on December 9 by the district with the GaDOE
Accountability and Assessment Department and is currently being resolved.
Once the new data is incorporated into the recalculation, correct scores for CCSD middle schools will be released and
published by the GaDOE at the end of January. Based on internal preliminary calculations by district administrators,
the results show that the CCRPI score at every middle school, as well as the overall district score, will increase. The
corrected scores will be issued by the State within the next 45 days.
Parent Visitation: School Tours
Garrett Middle School is excited to open the doors to our community for parents, both veteran residents as well as new to Austell, to visit our
school and tour our amazing campus.
You will have an opportunity to see where our 6th, 7th and 8th Grade core courses are being taught as
well as where our Connection classes are being held, such as Drama, Band, Chorus, Art, Physical Education, Read 180 and
Garrett Middle School Tours will be available each
Tuesday from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM.
Parent Vue is active! If you need assistance with your login and/or password, please bring a valid picture I.D. to
our school's front office for help with this information.
- that all students are capable of meeting or exceeding state standards in all disciplines given adequate time and instructional support.
- that it is the shared responsibility of teachers, staff, administrators, students, parents, and the community to ensure learning and social success for all students.
- that the collaborative efforts of our school community will enable each student to become a responsible, contributing citizen.