Welcome To Garrett Middle School
Principal: Dr. Fredrick B. Harris
Home of the G.A.T.O.R.S.!
CRCT Night for
Students and Parents
In an effort to continue to support
your student and to make him or her successful, we are having
CRCT NIGHT. This will be a time for you to receive
information, ask questions and become familiar with what your
student will be expected to do during CRCT testing week. More
importantly, you will be given strategies, web sites, practice
exercises, formulas and rules students are learning, which will
make you better equipped to guide and give assistance at home.
Light refreshments will be served.
Event: CRCT Night
Date: Thursday, March 20th
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 P.M.
Location: Your student's grade level commons area
The Georgia Department of Education
is asking parents to participate in the Georgia Parent Health
Survey. The Parent Survey has 20 questions and should not take
any longer than 5-10 minutes to complete.
Data results will not be posted online or be made
available to the public.
The survey is
administered electronically and you will be able to complete the
survey using your personal computer or internet-accessible
After you open
the link, a drop-down menu will appear.
Use the drop-down menu to select your child’s school,
Thank you for taking the
time to complete the Georgia Parent Health Survey.
Click here to access the Georgia Parent Health Survey.
Team 2014-15 School
The Cobb County School District is again
offering School Choice (HB 251 and SB10) transfers for the
2014-2015 school year. Applications will be available
beginning February 10, 2014. For more information, please
2014-15 School Choice website.
On The Run
We invite our 6th - 8th grade girls to join our afterschool
program, Girls On The Run. Certified volunteer coaches
will lead the girls through running games and interactive
activities while incorporating life skills lessons. Teams
will meet twice weekly for 90 minutes beginning the week of
Registration is open NOW through February 15th. For
Purchasing Information for School Logo Hoodies
students and teachers can now show their Gator support by
purchasing a school logo hoodie.
Order forms are available from Mrs. Eastwood, our bookkeeper,
BYOD Pilot Program (Bring Your Own Device)
Garrett Middle School has applied to become a BYOD Pilot school for the 2013-2014
school year. BYOD stands for Bring Your Own Device. Students, with parental approval, may bring internet accessible
technology to school to use for instructional purposes in specified BYOD classrooms only.
You may view an informational slideshow below. This was the presentation shared with
parents during Open House on September 17, 2013.
BYOD permission forms will be sent home with students who are in the following BYOD pilot classrooms:
- E. Howard
- L. Boggess
- L. Burr
- P. Mitchell
- S. Blackwell
- K. Couch
- M. Denney
- M. Dickson
- M. Hobbs
- A. Walker
- S. Wilson
Once the BYOD form is returned, students will be given a BYOD sticker that should be placed on their agenda.
Device use will begin on a date to be determined for those students who have returned their permission forms. Students will
only be allowed to use their devices if they have their sticker displayed and at the sole discretion of the BYOD teacher.
A rollout date for the BYOD Pilot Program will announced at a future date. Please check back here for upcoming
CCSD Synergy ParentVue & StudentVue
StudentVue and ParentVue are available to all students and
Parents must have a signed Acceptable Use Policy and User
Agreement in order to gain access to student grades. Valid
photo identification is required. Click on the link to
your left to access your grades, attendance reports and
View this document for more information.
New Student Registration
The following items are REQUIRED to register your child at
Garrett Middle School.
If any of these items are not present at the time of
registration, your child may not be able to be enrolled at that
- 2 Proofs of Residence(see list below)
- Immunization form 3231 completed for school admission (must be up-to-date)
- Dental/Vision/Hearing form 3300 completed for school admission
- Photo ID of parent or guardian (we will copy)
- Registration form (we will provide this 2-sided form for you to complete and sign)
- Student’s Social Security Card (we will copy)
- Student’ Birth Certificate (we will copy)
- Clinic Card (we will provide this form for you to complete and sign)
- Withdrawal Form from previous school including grades. If registration is in the summer,
the final report card from spring semester with promotion, placement or retention indicated will be required.
- Records Release Form signed (we will provide this form for you to complete and sign)
- Special Education Records Release Form signed (we will provide this form for you if your student received special
education services in his/her previous school) We will also need a copy of your student’s current IEP.
- Medication Form: if your child needs to take medication while in school
It is MANDATORY that you provide TWO proofs of residence. This may include two of the following items with YOUR
name and address on them:
- lease or rental agreement
- current utility monthly statement
- current Georgia driver's license
- Georgia identification card
- current bank, credit union, or other financial institution documentation
- mail delivered by the United States Postal Service
- employer documentation
- a Cobb County property tax statement
- voter registration documentation from Cobb County
- a current motor vehicle registration (tag receipt)
If you just moved into your residence, the utility departments will print a receipt for you with your name and address printed
on that receipt. You may bring that as ONE of your proofs, the other proof would be your lease or housing contract.
Parent Volunteers Needed!
Do you have a talent for organization and office skills? Do you enjoy working with your
hands?; Do have a desire to give back to the community? We are looking for volunteers in all
areas of the building, from assistance in the classroom or front office to being a cafeteria monitor!
We can pair you with the area that best fits your interests and skills. If you would like to know how you can
volunteer or to get ideas on serving our students, please contact Paula Griffin via email
or phone at 770-819-2466, x231.
Standard School Attire
We will be observing a Standard School Attire for all students. We will also have
Standard Student Attire for Physical Education classes. Please review the links below for specific guidelines as well
as retail and online sources.
Click the logos below for the Uniform Source or Mableton Pharmacy to visit their website.
For more information on purchasing from Uniform Source, view their
For more information on purchasing from Mableton Pharmacy, view their
His Hands Youth Connections
His Hands Youth Connections is a youth
intervention outreach program offering educational,
social development workshops, and more. His Hands
Youth Connections are offering free workshops every
Tuesday from 5:00 - 6:00 PM. Click
for more information.
Electronic Resource for
In conjunction with the Success for all Students Program
the Cobb County School Social Work department has
an electronic resource database!
There are close to 1,000 agencies and resources
available to school staff, parents and the community at
To access these resources, visit
You can search by service type (i.e. food, clothing,
rental assistance, tutors, etc.), agency name (i.e.
Department of Family and Children Services, Sylvian
Learning Centers, etc) or zip code.
Garrett Middle School Watch
(Dads Of Great Students)
Dads, uncles, Granddads,
etc., be on the lookout for information about this new
program that will give our school an increased male
presence to monitor and help out in our building!
Get more info here and
Garrett Middle School PTSA
Take the time to check out the
PTSA page for the latest news and updates! If
you are interested in volunteering or joining our PTSA
Organization, please contact our school office at: (770)
819-2466 Ext. 221 OR email us at
We would love for YOU to assist us in "Making Garrett
- that all students are capable of meeting or exceeding
state standards in all disciplines given adequate time and
- 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,