Griffin Middle School

    To Advocate for and Empower the Learning of All Students

Dr. Loralee Hill, Principal

Cathie Seibert-6 | Roderick Langston-7 | Eric Gray-8 | Kacie Phipps-Scheduling & Testing | Rockette Anderson-Curriculum & Instruction | Dr. Kristin Willis, SSA
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!
Be here. Be Ready. Be Respectful.


      
Visit the GMS Foundation webpage
for more information:
Give to Griffin Annual Fundraiser 2019-20
Please complete this donation form prior to making a donation 
via PayPal so you can be credited for your contribution. Thank you."



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Our 2nd Annual Family Literacy Night is Wednesday, October 30, 5:30-8:00 PM. We are excited to host local Georgia author, Laurel Snyder in the Griffin Theater beginning at 5:30 PM followed by a book signing at the school book fair in the library and 6-8 content literacy sessions, literacy games, silent auction, Reading Plus demos, and student literacy awards. In addition, we are happy to welcome back, local Georgia author, Matt Laney, during the school day! We hope you join us for this event that received rave reviews last school year!


It's that time of year! We are working on one of our best haunted houses yet and need your help. Please view the Sign Up Genius and see how you can contribute.

Tickets are no on sale! Purchase online by October 24th, or at school in the mornings before school begins.



Sign-up Here:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0D4CA5AF2DA3FD0-gmshouse

Purchase Tickets Here:

https://my.cheddarup.com/c/griffin-middle-house-of-horrors




PTSA MEMBERSHIP
2019-2020

Please complete the following link for PTSA Membership & Volunteer opportunities. Thank you!

Click on this link:
https://bit.ly/2Z6LUEB


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PTSA Reflections Contest

Reflections Contest deadline is Oct 11: The six categories are: Visual Arts Photography, Literature, Music Composition, Dance Choreography, or Film Production? All of the details, including rules for each category & entry forms, can be found on our PTSA web site at:

https://www.myvlink.org/GMSptsa/event.php?ID=35076

Last year, a Griffin student entry was recognized at the National level!

Questions? Please contact our Art Teacher, Ms. Wong at heidi.wong@cobbk12.org or Kathy McGill at klmcgill913@gmail.com

English Entry Form & Official Rules
Spanish Entry Form & Official Rules


2019-2020
Regular Bell Schedule

**Please note: the bell schedule may change at times due to special school
events, early release days, and testing. Thank you!**



Printable PDF: Regular Bell Schedule
Printable PDF: Wellness Wednesdays

Be Here! Be ready! Be respectful!
Be Great! Be Griffin!


SOS Signs of Suicide
Prevention Program

Dear Parent/Guardian, 
We are excited to announce that Griffin Middle School is utilizing a brand new resource, the SOS Signs of Suicide Portal, as a part of our school-wide suicide prevention efforts. Log in to this free educational site for information on warning signs and risk factors for youth suicide, access useful resources, and to learn more about the key message all students will learn: ACT (Acknowledge, Care, Tell).
You can preview the video your student will watch and take an anonymous online mental health screening on behalf of your child. To access this mental health resource, visit 
www.sossignsofsuicide.org/parent.
Also please review the consent letter. The counselors will start providing classroom lesson after fall break.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Stella Mejia at 678-842-6917 X033 or email stella.mejia@cobbk12.org.
Forms:
Consent Letter (English)
Consent Letter (Spanish)
Referral Resource Flyer (English)
Referral Resource Flyer (English)
SOS (English)
SOS (Spanish)


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Important Information about students walking
to and from Griffin via King Springs Elementary

 Students can continue to walk to and from Griffin down the path through King Springs ES during construction. If this changes throughout the project, we will communicate this to parents and students in multiple methods. Students need to be alert and watching where they walk. I know many parents wait in the parking lot of King Springs Elementary for their student(s) to walk up. With the construction and limited parking for KSE, this could be challenging so please be mindful of this as we all work together during construction.


NEW this year!
Purchase a Business Ad for the 2020 Yearbook!
Local Smyrna businesses, it's a perfect way to advertise while supporting our Yearbook Connections class students.

Complete click the link below to purchase your business ad today!
2020 Yearbook Business Ad



Questions? Email: lori.quintana@cobbk12.org


Purchase Your Yearbook Early
for the LOWEST Price!

$25 until September 13
$30 September 14-October 31
$35 November 1 until Sold Out

Link to purchase: https://bit.ly/2T38Z4L


Purchase an 8th Grade Student Ad
through November 1, 2019
Final Deadline!

Link: https://bit.ly/2Koof8s



2019 8th Grade
Career Fair and Expo!

Click on the link below to sign-up:
Vendor Sign-up


Click on the Flyer for PDF


Digital Resources & Textbook Access



Link to Access: https://bit.ly/2GBpO1K





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:
2019-2020 NO CELL PHONE &
Electronic Devices POLICY

    

 

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!


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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


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Email:
Tomeca Seacrease-Brown


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