Welcome to
East Cobb Middle School


“Where we Educate with Positivity!”

Ms. Leetonia Young, Principal
Dr. Nicole Sheppard-Floyd, Assistant Principal,  8th grade
Mr. Andri Cooke, Assistant Principal, 7th grade
Ms. Dreina Gary-Robinson, Assistant Principal, 6th grade
Ms. Linda Deckner-Glick, Support and Services Administrator

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2018 ECMS Angel Tree

It's time for the annual ECMS Angel Tree!  Please stop by the front office and select an angel from the tree.  We are supporting 16 families, and there are 240 presents to be shared. 

All gifts are due in the office by Friday, December 7th.

Be an angel and support an angel!

Click here for more information.


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Georgia Student Health Survey 2.0

A growing body of research indicates that schools with positive school climate ratings have better test scores and higher graduation rates.  School climate refers to the quality and character of school life.  The first step to improving school climate is to measure and analyze it with a school climate survey instrument. 

The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) is a national leader in the collection and analysis of school climate data through the implementation of its annual Georgia Student Health Survey 2.0 (GSHS 2.0).  The GSHS 2.0 is an anonymous, statewide survey instrument developed by many divisions within the GaDOE including the Assessment and Accountability Division and in collaboration with the Georgia Department of Public Health and Georgia State University.  The GSHS 2.0 identifies safety and health issues that have a negative impact on student achievement and school climate. 
Please note that the school climate surveys for the 2018-2019 school year will be administered Monday, November 5 through Friday, November 16. A copy of the survey is available for review in the main office upon your request.

If you do not want your child to participate in this survey, please complete the
parent opt-out form available on the Georgia Department of Education webpage.

Parent Opt-Out Form

Georgia Parent Survey

The Georgia Parent Survey is also modeled after the student survey and contains 24 questions. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphone, or tablet.

All parents are encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis.

The Georgia Parent Survey is also available in Spanish. Parents may select the Spanish version within the survey. The Georgia Parent Survey link is posted below.

Georgia Parent Survey


ParentVue

Do you have access to ParentVue?

It is important to have because ParentVUE gives to you access to your student’s schedule and grades.
In order to receive your activation email, follow these steps:
1) Scan the QR Code below with a QR Code reader available FREE from the App Store on your cell phone
2) Fill in the form
3) Send back to East Cobb Middle School via email. (Our email address/contact person is automatically filled in) The parent name and email you submit must match that of the enrolling adult when you registered your child.

Upon receipt of the activation code from the school registrar’s office, go to the East Cobb Middle School webpage and open the Synergy/ParentVue tab - select ParentVue and follow instructions to complete the setup.


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Right To Know

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ECMS Groundbreaking to Ribbon Cutting

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Message from Mrs. Young

What an awesome, incredible, fantastic, etc. 1st day at the NEW East Cobb Middle School. We have a few updates for you regarding transportation.

1. Cobb Dot, CCSD transportation, and SPLOST Dept. were on campus today to ascertain the traffic flow and make suggestions and a plan of action to address the traffic. 
2. If at all possible, please ride the bus to/from school. You can find your bus route here: http://edulogwebs1.cobbk12.org/edulog/webquery/
3. If you carpool to school...
*For safety, please be aware that you should not drop students off on Terrell Mill Rd and only let students out on the sidewalk in front of the school in the Car Rider Line.
*Please use the entrance at the red light.
*Please remember that as of July 1st the Hands Free Law went into effect. This means you cannot touch your phone while driving (which is any time the vehicle is not lawfully parked): You can find more information about it here: https://georgia.gov/blog/2018-06-26/hands-free-law-and-others-taking-effect-july-1
*Try taking the bus tomorrow to school. 
4. Be patient with us. The traffic flow will continue to improve.

Registration

Beginning August 1, 2018:
Registration will operate Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 1:00PM


Grade Level Supply Lists

6th Grade Supply List 2018-2019

7th Grade Supply List 2018-2019

8th Grade Supply List 2018-2019


2018 ECMS Title I Survey Results

Please click on the links below to view the 2018 Title I survey results for East Cobb Middle School.

Survey Results
Survey Results - Spanish


Cobb County is Looking For Substitute Teachers

Are you interested in substituting?  Cobb County is looking for substitute teachers!

*All levels are needed - elementary, middle and high school
*No prior experience needed
*Competitive rates

Click here to apply.

Click here for more information.


2018-2019 Welcome Brochure

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Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year at East Cobb Middle School!  Please read our Welcome Brochure to learn specific information about our school day, policies, grading, clubs, and more.

Welcome Brochure



2018-2019 Dress Code

Click here for specific information about the ECMS Dress Code.


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SOAR - Safe, Orderly, And Respecful

ECMS students participated in a program called SOAR.  This program discussed bus safety issues at the bus stop.  Please review the handout that was given to our students and discuss the greatest areas of concern with your family.

SOAR Handout


Middle School Matters

Attention rising 6th graders and families!!  Please read
Middle School Matters for wonderful information regarding the transition to middle school.


7th Grade Immunization Requirements

If you are the parent of a rising 7th grader, please read the immunization requirements linked below.

7th Grade Immunization Requirements
7th Grade Immunization Requirements - Spanish


Project Lead The Way

East Cobb Middle School offers a pre-engineering curriculum for students who plan to apply for admissions into related science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs.

Program: Intended to meet the educational needs of academically strong students in mathematics and science and who have demonstrated an interest in and aptitude for technologies.

Admission: Admission into this program is both a selective and competitive process offered to incoming 6th grade students. Students will be notified directly by East Cobb Middle School regarding their acceptance status.

For more information and to apply, click here.

The application deadline is July 1, 2018.

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Parent Resource Room

Come visit the Parent Resource Room at ECMS.  There are resources available such as computers, a printer, a scanner, and games/activities available for checkout.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

For more information, click here.


Office Depot Give Back to School Program

ECMS can earn credits when you shop at Office Depot.  Please pick up a card in the school front office that you can use at checkout at Office Depot.  To learn more about the program, please click below.
Office Depot Give Back To School Program


Office 365

Office 365 is a FREE resource available to all CCSD students.  This resource gives students 1TB of storage to save content to the cloud and provides students with the opportunity to collaborate on schoolwork with peers and teachers utilizing Microsoft products. 

Parents must provide digital consent for their child to utilize Office 365.

Click here to learn more about Office 365.


Office 365 Parent Information Links

Office 365 Support Page for Parents

Consent via Email (Video on how parents can give consent via an email message from CCSD)

Consent via Synergy ParentVUE (Video on how parents can give consent via Synergy ParentVUE)


Parents/Guardians

An important message for parents/guardians:

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ECMS on Social Media

ECMS is on social media!  ECMS social media accounts are monitored by the ECMS PTSA Communication Co-Chairs.  Submissions sharing announcements, good news, and ECMS general interest are welcome. 

ECMS on Facebook:
East Cobb Middle School, Marietta, GA

ECMS on Twitter:
@ECMSWildcats

ECMS on Instagram:
@ecms.wildcats

Please submit requests for posts, pictures, report abuse, etc., or any other questions about ECMS social media accounts to
ecms.wildcats@gmail.com


Blackboard Connect

The Blackboard Connect portal allows you to add or modify the ways in which you want Cobb County Schools to reach you using Blackboard Connect.  You will be able to add or delete phone numb3e3rs and email addresses, add text messaging, and even turn off certain types of notifications.

To access Blackboard Connect and for more information, please click here.


Student Accident Insurance

Parents/Guardians who are interested in information regarding Student Accident Insurance, please click below:

Student Accident Insurance


Cell Phones At School?

YES!  There are a few guidelines that must be followed:

  • It should not be seen.
  • It should not be heard.
  • It should not be used unless directed by a
    staff member for instructional purposes.  

More information will be provided in the Student Code of Conduct (Middle School) in the first day of school folder.


GrEAT Things
From Cobb County School District Food & Nutrition Services

Payment Information

Register online with www.mypaymentplus.com where you can make payments to meal accounts, get low balance alerts, and see detailed purchase history online.  You can also make payments by sending cash or check to school with your child.

Free & Reduced Meals Applications

Did you know that your approved benefits are good for both breakfast and lunch at participating schools?  Online applications will be available this summer in English and Spanish at http://mealapps.cobbk12.org.
Paper applications will still be available in the student folders and at local school cafeterias.  Please fill out only one application per family either online OR on paper.

Allergy Information

If your child has a food allergy and requires accommodations to school meals, visit this website for more information:
www.cobbk12.org/centraloffice/foodservices/allergens_special_needs.htm

Contact Us

www.cobbk12.org/centraloffice/foodservices

770-426-3380


Seeking Bus Drivers!

The Cobb County School District is seeking professional, safety-minded individuals for school bus drivers. 

*Starting rate is $15.62 per hour
*Apply online at
www.ccsdbusdriver.com
*For more information, click here.


Become a Mentor

If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please go to www.cobbmentoringmatters.org and read about the program and how to become a mentor for an East Cobb Middle School student.

You can make a difference.



CCSD Updates Enrollment Protocol

The health and safety of our students and school staffs is our highest priority. National and international health authorities are currently working to manage an ongoing outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in several countries in West Africa. The Cobb County School District has released an update to the Enrollment Protocol as well as a letter to parents informing them of the changes. Please see the links below.

Download the Enrollment Protocol Memo

Download the Parent Letter regarding Ebola Protocol

Download the Parent Letter regarding Ebola Protocol in Spanish

Download the Parent Letter regarding Ebola Protocol in Portuguese

Download the Parent Letter regarding Ebola Protocol in Korean


District Direction for Continuous Improvement Chart

Please click here to review the District Direction for Continuous Improvement Chart.


Framework for Leading and Operating Schools

By June 2015, state law requires all Georgia school districts to choose a framework for leading and operating schools. The Cobb County School District currently saves almost $44 million annually through state waivers no longer available after July 1, 2015, unless a contract is developed to become either a charter system or an Investing in Educational Excellence (IE2) system. The Cobb County Board of Education will continue the IE2 proposal discussions.  For more information about the Investing in Educational Excellence (IE2) system click here.


What is all this talk about P.B.I.S and REP?

We know that schools are successful when they help children grow academically, socially and emotionally.  For this to happen it imperative that we have a safe environment that is supportive and conducive for growth.  By setting forth clear social and behavior expectations and directly teaching students about those expectations, it is our goal to create a positive atmosphere for optimal learning.

The P.B.I.S. system has four (4) components:  (1) a matrix of behavior expectations, 2) lesson plans to teach students the behavioral expectations (3) an acknowledgment/reinforcement system and (4) behavioral infraction notice.

Our plan is based on P.B.I.S. - Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports.  The staff and students kicked off this initiative in August with an introduction to all Wildcats during the first few weeks of school.  We have three (3) school-wide expectations:

·         Demonstrate Respect

·         Demonstrate Effort

·         Demonstrate Pride

The P.B.I.S. system encourages consistent positive rewards to celebrate student success.  Students who are “caught” following the behavioral expectations are rewarded with REP Reward Cards.  These cards may be used to purchase school supplies in the classroom or other items and privileges Thursday during lunch at the REP Rewards Store.  Store items change as donations are made from our Partners in Education, parents, community members. etc. 

Sample items:

·         School supplies (pencils, grippers, pencil pouches)

·         Locker pass

·         Homework pass

·         Patio lunch pass

·         Morning Announcement Shout Out

·         Birthday Announcement

·         9Rounds- One week/Two Weeks or a month pass

·         After school basketball

Our goal is to teach children alternate behaviors to ensure a school environment that is safe, fun and free from distraction, and ultimately helps all children reach their maximum learning potential. 

 To make a donation please contact Cheryl Evans, Academic Coach, at Cheryl.Evans@cobbk12.org or 770-578-2740 x226.


No habla Inglés? Necesita ayuda?

Las familias que no hablen Inglés y necesiten ayuda con el proceso de matriculación de sus hijos en la escuela pueden llamar al Centro Internacional de Bienvenida al (678)331-3134 o (678)331-3086.

Note: Non-English speaking families in need of assistance with registration in the ESOL Program may call the International Welcome Center at (678)331-3134 or (678)331-3086.


Calendar of Events

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