4010 King Springs Rd. | Smyrna, GA  30082
Office: (678) 842-6917 | Fax: (678) 842-6919
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Archived Griffin Information

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7th Grade Immunizations
(Students in 7th Grade for 2017-2018)

Students who will be transitioning from 6th grade into 7th grade for the 2017-2018 school year, please review the following information about required vaccinations.

If you have questions, please contact your student's school counselor. Thank you!



6th Grade Letter-Immunization Info (Spanish)

6th Grade Letter-Immunization Info

Griffin Cell Phone
& Electronic Device Policy

CCSD's policy is: "Students shall not use, display, or turn on communication beepers, cellular phones, video phones, or electronic devices during instructional time, class time, breakfast, or lunch."

The principal shall determine specified times on
campus when electronic devices may be used for instructional purposes."

The principal shall determine specified times on
campus when electronic devices may be used for instructional purposes."


1. Cell phones are to be off and out of sight at all times-they cannot be used in hallways, cafeteria, gym, restroom, learning commons, or classroom.
2. GMS is in the process of renewing our yearly BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) application to the county which would allow teachers who are trained to get permission from parents for students to use cell phones in class for instructional purposes. GMS was BYOD last year, but we must go through the training & application process each year. This means that there will be no BYOD for the first few weeks until everything is completed.
3. Because lunch time is a time that students have to socialize and talk with friends, this year students may not use their cell phones. Each week, grade-levels will be given the chance to earn the right to use cell phone on Friday by displaying positivie behavior as a whole grade during lunch. This will be evaluated each week.

Parents, please share this information with your students, and help us to keep things orderly and safe at Griffin. Remind your student to be a responsible citizen and to follow these policies.

Additionally, please refrain from using your child's cell phone to communicate with them during the instructional day. Please call student support (678) 842-6917, ext. 061 if you need to give your student a message.

Thank you for always helping us to make a Greater Griffin.

Letter to Parents from Mr. Gillihan: CLICK HERE

Be Here. Be Ready. Be Respectful
Be Great! Be Griffin!

ELA Required
Summer Reading List

Each grade level is assigned required summer reading along with assignments that are due when students return to school in late summer. See below for the book list and the assignment links.

These books are highly recommended,
but students may feel free to select
a novel of high interest that aligns with their specific reading level.


8th Grade AC
Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley
Adventure of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle


8th Grade
Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick
H.I.V.E. by Mark Walden
Sherlock Holmes, The Legend Begins by Andrew Lane Young
Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne


7th Grade AC
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Man from the Other Side by Uri Orlev
Ender in Exile by Orscot Scott Card


7th Grade
Hunger Games by Stephanie
Enders Game by Orson Scott Card
Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz
A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Neilsen


6th Grade AC
The Big Field by Mike Lupica
Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis


6th Grade
Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson
Behemoth by Scott Westerfield
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Ergon by Christopher Paolini

2017 Summer Reading List