Welcome To Garrett Middle
Home of the G.A.T.O.R.S.!
April 19 - 26: EOG Milestone Testing
April 20: Title I Parent Session @ SCHS
News and Announcements
EOG Milestone Testing
Starting Wednesday, April 19th, students will
begin taking the State Mandated End of Grade Milestone
Assessments. A complete
calendar of the specific dates of each test as well as readiness
tips can be found by
clicking this link.
Title I Parent Surveys
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
Middle School Survey:
Title I Parent Input Sessions
A core belief of our school is that being involved with your
child’s education is essential to his/her academic success. To
honor our commitment of providing the best possible educational
experience for your child, we would like to invite you to help
us develop and/or revise the 2017-2018 School Wide Plan, Parent
Involvement Policy and School-Parent Compact for Garrett Middle
School. For your convenience, we are offering several ways in
which you may participate.
You may come to Garrett Middle School anytime during the
week of April 17 – 21, between the hours of
In joint collaboration with our cluster schools, we are
offering an evening session located at South Cobb High
School, 1920 Clay Road, Austell, GA 30106, on Thursday April
20, 2017 at 6:00pm.
Or, upon request, your student can pick up a copy of the
Input sheet for you to complete and return.
Your input is vital to our success. A copy of our 2016-2017
School Wide Plan, Parent Involvement Policy and School-Parent
Compacts can be found on our school website under the Title I
link. Please feel free to provide feedback to Paula Griffin,
Parent Liaison, by filling out the Garrett Middle School Annual
Title I Parent Input Form. The revised version of the 2017-2018
Policy and Compacts will be given to you during our annual
Parent-Teacher Conference held in October, 2017.
Eighth Grade End-Of-Year Activities
We are excited about all of the events in
store for the eighth graders as they prepare to end their
journey as middle school students and start their high school
click this link to see a full list of
activities in store. Be sure to mark your calendar.
Contact Mr. Chandler if you have any questions.
The Garrett No Pet Left Behind club
enjoys an active membership of over fifty students.
Meeting twice a month, the club hosts guests who teach our
students about the care, rescue, rehabilitation of many species
of animals. We support non-profit rescue groups through
our fundraising efforts. Our motto is
Educating Our Community About The Care
Of Animals So No Pet Is Left Behind.
Summer Camp Offerings
Please check our counselors' blog for
updated information about summber camps held during the summer
of 2017. New information will be posted throughout the
rest of the school year on the counselors' blog.
New Student Registration - UPDATED TIMES
Families who will need to enroll their students in Garrett
Middle School are invited to complete the process on campus on
the following dates and times:
- Tuesday's from 9:30 am - 11:30 am
- Wednesday's from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday's from 9:30 am - 11:30 am
** No Registration on Mondays, please. **
It is extremely important to bring all necessary
documents in order to complete the process.
The following links will assist you in preparing for the
enrollment / registration process.
Please bring the completed forms when you come to enroll
your students. If you
have any questions, please contact Ms. Donnella Hughes at
770-819-2466 x 223 or via email at
August 29th - May 5th, Monday -
Please drop off students between 7:40 - 8:00 AM. Students
will not be allowed to enter intramurals after 8:00 AM. Sign-up is not necessary for students to participate.
ParentVue Login Credentials
Parents who are in need of ParentVue
login credentials may come to the school and receive the
document. Please be sure to bring identification.
These are available in the main office during the school day. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Chandler via email
Transportation Change Requests
In order to accommodate transportation
changes, we are asking parents to fax or email the request with
a copy of the guardian's ID. Transportation changes will not be
received via phone call. All requests will have to be submitted
in person, fax or email with the guardian's ID attached and
requested transportation change. This will ensure that all of
our students are safe.
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,
Shannon Hester, or
print this form.
School Supply List
link to get a list of suggested school supplies. If there are any questions or clarification is needed, please do
not hesistate to contact the school.
Office 365 for Students:
School District is pleased to offer Microsoft Office 365 to its
employees and students! Parents of Cobb County Schools students have a choice of
two different methods for giving consent for Office 365. Please
Support Page for Parents.
Department of labor requires a permit for minors to be employed. Please
click on the following link for more information and forms.
*Click here for our School Supply List*
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.
- 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.