5235 Austell-Powder Springs Rd.
Austell, Ga. 30106
Office: 770-819-2466
Fax: 770-819-2468

Welcome To Garrett Middle School!

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Important Dates:

March 13 Early Release: Local School Professional Learning Day
(Students dismiss at 1:30 P.M.)
March 15 Understanding Assessments Parent Night (EOG, RI and MI)
March 21 Educating and Empowering Workshop for Latino Families
9:30 - 11:30 A.M.
April 1 - 5 Spring Break


News and Announcements


All Transportation changes for students must be requested through our Front Office before 12:30 p.m. due to school safety protocols.


Annual Title I Surveys

We invite you to provide feedback as part of our ongoing continuous improvement process.  This allows us to make more informed decisions related to Title I School Improvement Plans and Family Engagement Policies. The survey results will enable our Title I Program to measure stakeholders’ perceptions and help target improvement strategies focused on student achievement as well as school and district effectiveness.  The survey will be available through April 30, 2019. All responses to this survey will be anonymous. In order to complete the survey, please use the links below.      

District Survey                                                                      Middle School Survey

English                                                                                    English

Portuguese                                                                              Portuguese

Spanish                                                                                   Spanish

Thank you for your time and attention as we work together for student achievement.

CCSD Title I Department and Garrett Administration


THE GARRETT SCHOOL STORE IS HIRING FOR 19-20 SCHOOL YEAR.

Would you like the opportunity to be part of the School Store next school year? Would you like to develop leadership skills AND get some experience interviewing and being a part of the workforce? If your answer is “yes”, then the information linked below is for you. Click this link for more details and the application process.


Free Vision Screenings/Eye Exams/Glasses for Students

The Atlanta area Vision To Learn mobile clinic will return to Cobb County Public Libraries during Spring Break 2019, April 1st – April 5th. The Cobb County and Marietta City school districts have provided impactful support by promoting the Vision To Learn visits at Cobb libraries. VTL provides free vision screenings, eye exams and free glasses to children.

Cobb families may download the VTL registration forms at www.cobbcat.org. The dates listed below include links to the calendar entries and registration forms. Space is limited.

The upcoming Spring Break VTL events include:

We thank VTL for providing vision screenings, along with the volunteers from Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation and area Lions Clubs, and others who play a significant role in elevating vision as a critical early literacy issue.


8th Grade End of Year Activities

The end of the year is rapidly approaching, and we have many amazing activities planned for our 8th graders. We are requesting that students pay an $80 activity fee in order to participate. Click this link for a flyer for details. The deadline for payment is Friday, March 29, 2019. Please contact Mr. John Chandler, 8th Grade AP, for more details via email at john.chandler@cobbk12.org.

Kaleidoscope Showcase

The Kaleidoscope Fine Art Showcase was at the Mable House Arts Center from January 12th - 31th which showcasing the following students’ artwork: Romarion Murray, Stephanie Hernandez, Zaire Felizor, Jasmin Valdivia-Vargas, Evelyn Espinoza, Khristian Mitchell, Faith Lovejoy, and Avery Sunday.

The Garrett Middle School Jazz Orchestra played some beautiful music after the reception from 12:00-12:20 p.m. on January 12th.

The Kaleidoscope Fine Art Showcase will occur each year in the same location and time schedule at the Mable House Arts Center (5239 Floyd Rd SW, Mableton, GA).

CCSD Promotion/Retention Policy

Please review Cobb County School District's Promotion and Retention Policy here.


Garrett Substitute Teacher Survey

At Garrett, we value our substitute teachers and would love to get your feedback so that we can make your experience better. Please complete the following survey  so that we can continuously improve your experience.

Substitute Teacher Feedback Survey


Inspired by the HeART Art Show

The Inspired by the HeART art show will again be in February at The Art Station. This amazing exhibition is from February 7th – March 1st at The Art Station – Big Shanty (2050 Kennesaw Due West Road, Kennesaw, GA 30152). A reception will take place Thursday, Feb 7th from 6:00 - 8:00 P.M.

 Garrett Middle School artists are: 
  • Diego Ramirez-Acevedo
  • Wallace “Sammy” Williams
  • Jaiz O. Ajia Abidogun
  • Yanira L. Gonzalez-Ritchie
  • Tayshawn Humphrey
  • Jazlynn Henderson
  • Isaiah Oppong
  • Aaron Smith
  • Al Boyd

Elective Course Catalog for Rising 9th Graders

Will your child be attending South Cobb or Pebblebrook High School next year? Be sure to take a look at the Elective Course Catalog with your child before they complete their elective request form (forms to due to South Cobb on February 27th). Click here to find out what is being offered!


New Partnership with MUST Ministries

We are proud to have opened the 30th MUST Ministries food pantry! Through the efforts of the Garrett Middle School staff and community, our new food pantry will help feed and assist Garrett families in need as a part of MUST's Save It Forward Program. Approximately 40 families have visited the food pantry and shopped for items such as groceries, school supplies and more. For more information or how to get involved, contact our school secretary, Shannon Fritts through email or by calling 770-819-2466.

 

 


Tutoring Sessions for Students

Garrett Middle School is now offering tutoring sessions for students. Click here for Garrett's Tutoring Session schedule.


7th Graders' Participate in a Middle East Discovery Session

On September 9th, our 7th grade Social Studies classes embarked on a learning journey that focused on the cultural, religious, physical and political geography of the Middle East.  Students were able to discover artifacts, analyze primary source documents, and ask questions about contemporary issues impacting this region. Please select the pictures to view a larger size.





New Student Registration

New Student Registration

Are you planning to join the Garrett Gator community? We believe that a smooth transition into a new environment is important for academic, social, emotional, and career success! In order to make that process as smooth as possible for families joining our Garrett Gator community we've provided important information about our registration process along with important documents that must be completed.

Please click here to learn more about enrolling your student!

New student registration will be held on the following days and times: 

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 - 11:30 am

  • Wednesdays from 1:00 - 3:00 pm


2018-2019 Bus Routes

The transportation department has provided schools with a list of all the bus routes for this school year, and it includes the morning pick-up and the afternoon drop-off times.  If you already know your bus number, click this link to see the bus routes.  If you need help determining your bus route, go to the district homepage at www.cobbk12.org and follow the links under the "Parent" menu.  We have also provided a list of where our buses will line up in the afternoon.  Click this link to see the bus lane for your assigned bus.   


Standard School Attire
Garrett Middle School requires Standard School 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. To view our Standard School Attire, click this link.


School Supply List

Please click this 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.

ParentVue

ParentVue is a portal where you can access your student's grades, attendance and more. Parents who are in need of a ParentVue account should come to the front office. Please be sure to bring identification with you. You will need to fill out a release form in order to get your activation key. If you have any questions, please contact John Chandler via email at john.chandler@cobbk12.org.


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.


Office 365 for Students

Cobb County 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 view the Office 365 Support Page for Parents.


Student Work Permits
The GA Department of labor requires a permit for minors to be employed. Please click on the following link for more information and forms -https://dol.georgia.gov/get-youth-work-permit-online.

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 Math Connect.

Garrett Middle School Tours will be available each Tuesday from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM.


Promotion, Placement, and Retention Information

For students in grades 6-8, Cobb County School District promotion and retention policy indicates that in order to earn promotion to the next grade level, the student must meet all of the following criteria:

          (1) Pass math, English/language arts and one additional core subject for the year or demonstrate minimum proficiency on the appropriate     state-adopted assessment in math, English/language arts and one additional core subject.

          (2) Earn a combined overall passing average for all scheduled courses for the year; and

          (3) Demonstrate an appropriate level of reading comprehension as measured by Lexile score. 

Students who were ‘promoted,’ earned promotion by meeting all of criteria set forth in the county’s policy (detailed above).  Students who were ‘placed’ did not earn promotion by meeting all of the criteria and were moved into the next grade level.  Students who were ‘retained’ also did not earn promotion by meeting all of the criteria but were not moved into the next grade level and will repeat their previous grade level.

 Please read Cobb County School District’s complete promotion and retention policy online at


We Believe:

  • 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.

Calendar of Events


Our cafeteria providing motivation to our students.

 

Please use the button above to vote for our NOVEMBER Teacher of the Month.  Voting has been expanded to include the input of students, colleagues and parents!  We are excited to celebrate our outstanding teacher leaders - vote for a teacher today!

The voting window will close by the end of the day Friday, November 9.

 

Pro Tem Mayor of Austell, GA, Ollie Clemons, visits with teachers
and students at Garrett Middle School
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Garrett Serve Day
July 14, 2018