NOTICE: Inclement Weather Update

All evening activities after 6 p.m. on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, are cancelled due to possible hazardous road conditions. All elementary After School Programs (ASP) will remain open until 6 p.m.

Todas las actividades nocturnas luego de las 6pm, para el 9 de febrero de 2016, están canceladas debido a posibles condiciones peligrosas en las carreteras. Todos los programas de por la tarde, de las escuelas elementales (entiéndase ASP) permanecerán abiertos hasta las 6pm.

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(Giving All The Opportunity to Realize Success!)



Important Dates:
February 11 - Buddy & Club Group Pictures  
February 11 - 8th Grade Night for Parents & Students at Pebblebrook High School 6:30-8:00 PM in the PHS Theater
February 12 - Valentine's Dance 4:30-6:30 PM
February 15-19: Winter Break
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schools closed
 
February 25 - Parent Information Night 5:45-6:30 PM
February 29 - Parent Climate Survey Window Closes (see post below)  
March 3 - Milestone Information Meeting Time TBD
March 25 - South Cobb High School Pep Rally (8th grade only) 12:45 PM in the theater


News and Announcements

Help A Child Smile Dental Program

The "Help A Child Smile" mobile dental program will be coming to our school soon. The program provides comprehensive dental care directly to children at school which may include cleanings, x-rays, flouride treatment, sealants, and cavity repair at the school. Your student will be bringing hom an authorization form to you to complete and send back to school if you would like to request dental services for your student. Please contact Jeff Godwin, Help A Child Smile outreach team, at 770-617-6989, if you have any questions. Please continue to check our website for updates on the scheduled program visit.

Student Work Permits

The GA Department of labor requires a permit for minors to be employed. Please open this attachment for instructions on how to obtain a work permit.  

School Council

School Council minutes from November 16, 2015 are now available online. November 16, 2015 Minutes

Grade Recovery

Grade recovery for classes will begin this month. The math recovery sessions will be on Tuesday, January 19th; Wednesday, January 20th; and Thursday, January 21st from 4:30 PM until 5:45 PM. The English language arts recovery sessions will be on Tuesday, January 26th; Wednesday, January 27th; and Thursday, January 28th from 4:30 PM until 5:45 PM. Transportation must be provided by parents. Flyers for this program were sent home by students.  For more information, please contact the main office.

Parent Climate Survey

Each year, parents are requested to take an online survey to assess the climate of the school. The percentage participation rate, along with the parents’ scores, directly influence our CCRPI score. Parents are asked to rate the school in the following areas:  Safety, Relationships, Teaching and Learning, and Institutional Environment. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. Individual data results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online. The URL address for the Georgia Parent Survey is posted below. The survey will open until February 28, 2016. http://apps.gadoe.org/schoolclimate/parents.nsf/Survey.xsp


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Standard School Attire

Garrett Middle School requires Standard Dress Attire. We will also have Standard Student Attire for Physical Education classes. Please view our dress code by clicking the picture.

Parents, students and teachers can now show their Gator support by purchasing a school logo hoodie. Order forms are available from our bookkeeper or print this form.

Garrett Intramurals

Students may be a part of intramurals each week from Monday - Friday, August 24th - April 29th in the gym. Please drop your student off at the bus port area between 7:40 AM and 8:00 AM. Students will not be allowed to enter intramurals after 8:00 AM. Sign-up is not required.

CCRPI from the GaDOE

When the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) announced the College & Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) scores on December 8, district administrators noticed that specific information for calculating a portion of the score was not included in the released score for each middle school. Therefore, the middle school CCRPI scores showed an inaccurate drop across the district. The issue was immediately addressed on December 9 by the district with the GaDOE Accountability and Assessment Department and is currently being resolved.

Once the new data is incorporated into the recalculation, correct scores for CCSD middle schools will be released and published by the GaDOE at the end of January. Based on internal preliminary calculations by district administrators, the results show that the CCRPI score at every middle school, as well as the overall district score, will increase. The corrected scores will be issued by the State within the next 45 days.

Parent Visitation: School Tours

Garrett Middle School is excited to open the doors to our community for parents, both veteran residents as well as new to Austell, to visit our school and tour our amazing campus.

You will have an opportunity to see where our 6th, 7th and 8th Grade core courses are being taught as well as where our Connection classes are being held, such as Drama, Band, Chorus, Art, Physical Education, Read 180 and Math Connect.

Garrett Middle School Tours will be available each Tuesday from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM.

Parent Vue

Parent Vue is active! If you need assistance with your login and/or password, please bring a valid picture I.D. to our school's front office for help with this information.


We Believe:

  • that all students are capable of meeting or exceeding state standards in all disciplines given adequate time and instructional support.
  • that it is the shared responsibility of teachers, staff, administrators, students, parents, and the community to ensure learning and social success for all students.
  • that the collaborative efforts of our school community will enable each student to become a responsible, contributing citizen.
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Gators Of The Day

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