4010 King Springs Rd. | Smyrna, GA  30082
Office: (678) 842-6917 | Fax: (678) 842-6919
Registration/Records Fax: (678) 842-6924

Welcome to
Griffin Middle School

 



DONATE

      
Visit the GMS Foundation webpage
for more information: http://www.cobbk12.org/griffin/Foundation.aspx


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Griffin Stakeholder Input Survey
Please Complete by July 12


Griffin parents and staff please complete the
following survey to provide feedback
to help us plan and meet the future needs
of our school community.

Your participation is greatly appreciated!

Parent Survey
Click HERE to complete the survey

Staff Survey
Click HERE to complete the survey



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OPERATION GRIFFIN RESTORATION
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!


Saturday, June 29th: Volunteers are needed for Griffin Restoration project to get the school ready for when the kids & teachers return to school. Parents & volunteers can sign up to help in the AM or PM. The focus will be on painting indoor walls and touch-ups throughout the school.

This is a great opportunity for students needing Community Service hours for Jr. Beta, Beta, IB, or Scouts!

Sign up at http://loveatlanta.com. Go to the date of June 29 and chose Operation Griffin Restoration AM (9-12) or Operation Griffin Restoration PM (1-4).


CONTENT NEEDS ASSESSMENT
PARENT SURVEYS


6-8 Needs Assessments for HPE, Fine Arts, and CTAEZ

Health/PE

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RG9QJCM

Visual Arts

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RY7BVVZ

Chorus

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BZW2HSL

Dance and Theatre

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RQVBWB5

Band and Orchestra

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9P9CHTH

CTAE

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/L93G2DX


PLEASE READ:
TRANSPORTATION UPDATE AS OF 6/12/2019
Transportation will only be provided to students from Fair Oaks, LaBelle, and Norton Park. Transportation will not be provided to students at King Springs, Nickajack, or Belmont Hills due to the close proximity to Griffin Middle School and available transportation coordination & logistics through the county.
Students who signed up for PM transportation from Fair Oaks, LaBelle, and Norton Park will leave Griffin at 3 PM on July 22 & 23, which is one hour prior to the 4 PM academy end time.
We appreciate your understanding as we work to provide the best experience for our incoming 6th grade students.



Sign up English: https://bit.ly/2VNDEUd



Sign up Spanish: https://bit.ly/2UXXbEl


COBB SUMMER READING CHALLENGE 2019
SPONSORED BY THE GMS LIBRARY & THE
COBB COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARIES
Link: Cobb County Summer Reading

Link: Biblionasium
Wildcats! We challenge you to read 1500 minutes in the Cobb Summer Reading Challenge through Biblionasium! Top reader in each grade-level will win an Amazon Gift Card!

PARENT LETTER
Click on the "Parent Letter" link to access more information including how to login to record your summer reading minutes!


REQUIRED SUMMER READING



6th Suggested Reading List
6th Grade Reading Assignment AC
6th Grade Reading Assignment

7th Grade Suggested Reading List
7th Grade Reading Assignment AC
7th Grade Reading Assignment

8th Grade Suggested Reading List
8th Grade Fiction Assignment
8th Grade Non-Fiction Assignment


STUDENT AWARDS
BE HERE BE READY BE RESPECTFUL
BE GREAT BE GRIFFIN


1st Nine Weeks Honor Roll
2nd Nine Weeks Honor Roll
3rd Nine Weeks Honor Roll
4th Nine Weeks Honor Roll

6th Grade Year End Awards
7th Grade Year End Awards
8th Grade Year End Awards


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Students have access to continued learning opportunities
through Cobb Summer Link. Click on the link below for math
and literacy resources for grades K-8.



Click
HERE for learning resources


Rising 8th Grade
Fall 2019 Savannah Trip
For information, please contact:
Email: alexa.lacey@cobbk12.org

Registration Info:
https://www.myvlink.org/GMSptsa/event.php?ID=33718
Brochure: 2018-2019/Brochure Savannah.pdf





For information on school transfers,
please click on the link below:
www.cobbk12.org/generalinfo/transfers/schoolchoice.aspx


ParentVue

Griffin Parents! Do you have a ParentVue account? If not, please visit student support to get your access code. Progress reports and report cards will no longer be printed. Parents will need to login to ParentVue to access this information. Contact kacie.phipps@cobbk12.org if you have additional questions about access to ParentVue.

 


REMINDER:
2018-2019 NO CELL PHONE & Electronic Devices POLICY

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Dear Parents:
Because we have seen an increase in cyber bullying nationwide, and we have seen a decrease in social interaction between students, we as a faculty and staff have decided that cell phones will not be allowed at Griffin this 2018-19 school year.

Please be prepared . Students will not be allowed to have their cell phones
out. Cell phones must be turned off at school.  If they need to contact you, they may visit the front office and use our school phone that is designated just for students. If you need to contact your child during the day, you too can call the front office, and we can call them out of class (678-842-6917).Thank you for your cooperation and support as we try to shape our students into outstanding citizens. 
For more information, see page 7 of Student Handbook.

Paul Gillihan
Principal

 

Happy Birthday to You!

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Advertise your student's birthday on the Griffin Middle School Marquee! Use the form below and submit it to our school bookkeeper, Sarah Martinez. Once received, your birthday wish will be displayed for all to see.

Click on this link: Birthday Marquee Form


NEW! ONLINE PAYMENT SYSTEM!

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MyPaymentsPlus (www.MyPaymentsPlus.com) is an online service that provides families with the convenience of managing student school accounts. This system speeds up the registration process for various programs, eliminates the need to send checks to school or worry about lost or forgotten money, and ensures that your child is enrolled in all of the activities you wish for them to be involved in.
At no cost, MyPaymentsPlus allows any family to:

-Create a free, secured account to manage all of your student's accounts
-View all school-related fees and optional activities 
-Make a payment towards any student fees, or enroll in activities using an e-check, credit card, or debit card at www.MyPaymentsPlus.com.

For the 2017-2018 school year, we strongly encourage all parents (even if you do not wish to make a payment at this time) to create an account at no cost.
TO SIGN UP
visit www.MyPaymentsPlus.com and
click on ͞Register Now
You will need your student’s ID number to complete registration.
If you don’t know your child’s student ID, please contact your school to
obtain this information. Once you finish registration, you may log-in to begin
managing your student’s account instantly!


2018-2019
Bell Schedule
2nd Semester

Printable Bell Schedule


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School Hours

9:15 AM
to
4:15 PM


School Council News

For the latest news and updates from our school council, please click here.




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The Griffin Middle School student
dress code policy is available in your student's agenda. Please review the policy with your student.

Administrators & teachers shall enforce the dress code rule, and the principal or designee shall be the final judge as to the appropriateness, neatness and cleanliness of the wearing apparel, or whether or not apparel is disruptive, unsafe, or in violation of the dress code.

Students not following school dress code will contact parents to bring them a change of clothes. If students are not able to contact their parents, they will be placed in In-School Suspension (ISS) for the entire school day. Thank you for your cooperation.

CCSD Guidelines for Student Illnesses & Returning to School

You may send your student back to school after 24 hours of:

-last incident of vomiting
-last incident of diarrhea
-being free of fever
(under 101 degrees F)
-being on antiobiotics for an illness

Thank you for helping to keep our students & staff healthy!


Griffin
Relay for Life

Donations

DONATE HERE


Join our PTSA!

Visit:
PTSA Website
HERE


Scholastic Books Orders
Click Here or on the LOGO below to order books online! All orders support the Learning Commons.

Add your child and use classroom code: PXV4X


OFFICE 365



9am-Noon M-F

Registration Clerks

Email:
Tomeca Seacrease-Brown


PTSA
School of Excellence


Wildcat of the Week



WOW Nomination Form
(Staff Use Only)