East Cobb Middle School
“Where we Educate with Positivity!”
Ms. Leetonia Young, Principal
Ms. Marianne Mitchell, Assistant Principal, 8th grade
Ms. April Gwyn, Assistant Principal, 7th grade
Ms. Dreina Gary-Robinson, Assistant Principal, 6th grade
Ms. Linda Decker-Glick, Student Support Administrator
ECMS Outdoor Classroom
Annual Title I Parent Input Meeting
East Cobb Middle School invites all parents
to attend our Annual Title I Parent Input Meeting.
When: Thursday, April 27, 2017
Time: 10:00AM - 11:00AM and 6:00PM -
Where: ECMS Parent Resource Room
Please see the attached letters in English and Spanish with
links to provide feedback online for those who cannot attend.
Title I Parent Input Letter
Title I Parent Input Letter - Spanish
Come join an infusion of cultures with
samplings of traditions, history, customs, food, performances,
and talents of our students, staff, and community.
When: Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Time: 6:00PM - 8:00PM
**Students must be accompanied by a parent or
Are you a representation
of another culture, from another country and would love to share
part of your homeland with us? Were you born in America,
but have a heritage that you are proud of and want to celebrate
your roots? We are looking for ECMS students and families
to serve as “Diplomats of Culture” and share their ethnic
entertainment, food, and/or information about their culture.
If you would like to volunteer, please
return the form below to your child's homeroom teacher by
Tuesday, May 2, 2017.
Night Volunteer Form
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
Rising 6th Graders' Tours
Rising 6th graders will be visiting East Cobb with their classes
in May. At this time, they will be able to meet
administrators, teachers, and other East Cobb staff. Also,
they will be able to tour the East Cobb campus. Below is
the schedule for each elementary school's visit.
Wednesday, May 3rd: Sope Creek Elementary
Powers Ferry Elementary
Thursday, May 4th: Sedalia Park
Tuesday, May 9th: Brumby Elementary
Wednesday, May 10th: Eastvalley
7th Grade Immunization Requirements
If you are the parent of a rising 7th grader, please read the
immunization requirements linked below.
Grade Immunization Requirements
7th Grade Immunization Requirements - Spanish
Title I Survey
To our Families:
Cobb County School District Title I Department appreciates the
partnerships we have with our families. As the parent/guardian
of a child attending a Title I school you are an important part
of the Title I team. Your input is vital in the planning and
implementation of the family engagement program and activities
in our schools and those provided by the District. The focus of
all Title I programs is to help eligible students meet the same
high academic achievement standards expected of all children,
regardless of their socioeconomic status and background. The
following surveys are confidential and will be used to assist us
with future planning for family engagement initiatives and
We appreciate your feedback and thank you for taking the time to
complete the survey.
Middle School Survey:
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.
: 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 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
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
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
Office Depot Give Back To School Program
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
Click here to learn
more about Office 365.
2016-2017 Dress Code
here for specific information about the ECMS Dress Code.
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)
Title I Parent Involvement Survey
As partners in your child’s education, your input is valued.
Please take a few minutes to respond to this brief parent
survey. This information will be used to help evaluate and
strengthen parental involvement within our school. Please click
on the link below for the school parent survey. Thank you!
Como socios en la educación de su hijo, su participación es muy
valiosa. Por favor, tómese unos minutos para responder esta
breve encuesta para padres. Esta información será utilizada para
evaluar y fortalecer la participación de los padres en nuestra
escuela. Por favor, clic en el enlace para la encuesta. Gracias!
An important message for
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:
ECMS on Instagram:
Please submit requests for posts, pictures, report abuse, etc.,
or any other questions about ECMS social media accounts to
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
Middle School Awarded
$20,000 Goizueta Foundation Grant to
Start Project Lead The Way
Project Lead The Way is the nation's leading provider of
science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs.
Selected 6th grade students
take Design & Modeling and Automation & Robotics
7th grade PLTW students who have completed the foundation
course will take Medical Detectives and Science of Technology
grade students interested in PLTW may apply and take the
Selected 6th grade students
take Design & Modeling and Automation & Robotics
grade PLTW students who have completed the foundation course
will take Medical Detectives and Science of Technology
Additional 7th grade students interested in PLTW may apply and
take the foundation courses
8th grade PLTW students who participated in 6th and/or 7th
grade will take Flight & Space and Magic of Electrons
Additional 8th grade students interested in PLTW may apply and
take the foundation courses
To learn more about this new curriculum coming to East Cobb
Middle School, click
Read more about
Project Lead The Way.
Student Accident Insurance
Parents/Guardians who are interested in
information regarding Student Accident Insurance, please click
Cell Phones At School?
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
More information will be provided in the Student Code of Conduct
(Middle School) in the first day of school folder.
From Cobb County School District Food & Nutrition Services
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
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
If your child has a food allergy and requires
accommodations to school meals, visit this website for more
Seeking Bus Drivers!
The Cobb County School
District is seeking professional, safety-minded individuals for
school bus drivers.
*Starting rate is $14.51 per hour
*Apply online at
*For more information, click
Become a Mentor
If you are interested in becoming a mentor,
please go to
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
Enrollment Protocol Memo
Parent Letter regarding Ebola Protocol
Download the Parent Letter regarding Ebola Protocol in Spanish
Download the Parent Letter regarding Ebola Protocol in
Download the Parent Letter regarding Ebola Protocol in Korean
District Direction for Continuous
here to review the District Direction for Continuous
Framework for Leading and Operating
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
What is all this talk about P.B.I.S
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)
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.
School supplies (pencils,
grippers, pencil pouches)
Patio lunch pass
Morning Announcement Shout Out
9Rounds- One week/Two Weeks or a
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
LaTanya Walker, Academic Coach at
LaTanya.Walker@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