Garrison Mill Elementary School

Kyle Giesler, Principal

Niki Bristow, Assistant Principal

4111 Wesley Chapel Rd
Marietta, GA 30062
Phone: (770) 642-5600
FAX: (770) 642-5602

News and Announcements

Summer Hours

Order School Supplies Online

Order school supplies for 2016-2017 securely online starting now through June 25! Please note: The site closes 6/25/2016. Once the site closes, all sales are final and no refunds will be available.

1.  Go to
2.  Enter the school ID GAR141
3.  Follow the directions to complete your order
4.  Keep your online confirmation as your receipt
Kits will be available for pickup at Sneak-a-Peek in July.
For questions, please contact Belinda Draft at

Let the Summer Reading Challenge Begin!

Join in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge and log your reading minutes! Summer reading helps maintain academic gains and can start next year off right.  For more information and reading resources, visit:

Kids Day at the Atlanta Falcons Mini Camp

When: Wednesday, June 15
Time: Gates open at 12:30 p.m. and practice begins at 2 p.m.
4400 Falcon Pkwy, Flowery Branch, GA 30542
For more information:  Kids Day Mini Camp

GM Students Participate in Mabry Park Groundbreaking Ceremony

The Garrison Mill student council was invited to participate in the groundbreaking ceremony for Mabry Park. They were asked to be a part of the event because of the fundraising the students did a few years ago. The event took place on Wednesday, May 18.  Check out the front page article of the Marietta Daily Journal!

Registration Information

When you register your child, please bring the necessary information which can be found here:
Here is some helpful Kindergarten Information

Kindergarten Screening for Gifted Services

At Garrison Mill, all kindergarteners will automatically be screened in the spring for potential need of gifted services. The parents of only students requiring further evaluation will be contacted. For further information about the screening process please read: Kindergarten Screening

Microsoft Office 365 for Students

The Cobb County School District is offering a free copy of Office 365 for students. Parents should have received this offer via email. Before students can download their copy, parents must choose one of the three Parental Consent options from the original email and use the student information provided in the follow-up email. Please utilize the following links to download Office 365 and access additional CCSD Office 365 Resources.

Iowa Assessment Information

Students are assessed in the fall on the Iowa Assessments. This is a norm-referenced assessment that measures student achievement in comparison to other students nationwide. Students in grades 3, 5, and 7 are tested in Reading, Mathematics, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies. Read More...

Blackboard Connect Parent Portal

The Blackboard Connect Parent Portal is an online system designed to allow you to customize how you receive notifications from your child's school as well as from the district. Notifications can now be received by phone, text message, or email.

Download: Parent Instructions for Setting Up Your Blackboard Connect Account


ParentVue helps parents stay informed and connected by allowing parents to access near real-time information on assignments and scores, attendance, and demographic information. ParentVUE offers parents a single sign-on to view all of their children’s information regardless of school.

Create an account: download instructions.

Review the Acceptable Use Policy: Download Agreement


Kyle Giesler
Asst. Principal
Niki Bristow


Upcoming Events

General Information

Start Time:  7:50 AM
Dismissal Time:  2:20 PM

If your child arrives after 7:50 AM, you must sign the child in at the PTA desk in the lobby. No transportation changes or dismissal is permitted after 1:40 PM.

Inclement Weather

We encourage our staff and parents to listen to News/Talk 750 WSB (750 on the AM radio dial) when winter weather threatens. In addition, the News/Talk 750 WSB website provides a complete and frequently updated list of school closings online at:

In the event of an early dismissal due to inclement weather, the After School Program (ASP) will also be closed.

Bus Pass

Students are permitted to ride a different bus or get off at a different stop, if there is a childcare need. The Bus Pass form must be completed in advance and returned to the front office for authorization. Students may not ride a different bus for playdates, parties, sleepovers, etc.