Welcome To Garrett Middle
Home of the G.A.T.O.R.S.!
February 14 - Progress Reports Distributed
February 20-24: February Break
Schools closed for
students & staff
News and Announcements
2017-18 School Choice
County School District is again offering School Choice (HB 251
and SB10) transfers for the 2017-2018 school year. Individual
school capacity information and applications will be available
beginning February 1, 2017 on the District website. For more
information, please see our
School Choice webpage. Deadline for applying is
Tuesday, February 28, 2017.The web address for the link is:
High School Course Registration for 8th
It’s time that our 8th grade
students begin selecting their courses for freshman year. This process is extremely exciting as it allows for
students to explore their interests beyond the core academic
encourage parents and students to use the course catalog at
their zoned high school to get a thorough understanding of all
of the classes that will be offered. Electives are a very important part of this process, so
be sure to choose these classes carefully.
Please click the link below to access the catalog from
your zoned high school.
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.
Georgia Parent Survey
Each year, 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. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer,
smartphones or tablet. The URL for the Georgia Parent
Survey is posted below. If you do not have access to these
devices, technology is available at the school for your
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.