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Home of the G.A.T.O.R.S.!
(Giving All The Opportunity to Realize Success!)

Important Dates:
May 19: Registration Deadline for June Academy and New Gator Camp

May 24: Last Day of School


News and Announcements

June Academy 2017 for Rising 7th and 8th Graders

June 5 - June 22 (Monday - Thursday Only)

8:30 AM - 1:00 PM


This summer, we will be offering a three-week, project-based learning experience for rising 7th and 8th grade students.  Project-based learning is a student-centered approached where students learn through tackling complex challenges.  There is a strong emphasis on technology integration and critical thinking skills.  Bus transportation will be provided to all Garrett families who register by May 19th.  Students will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided for all students who attend.  Please email Michael Clayton at michael.clayton@cobbk12.org with any questions.  Register at http://tinyurl.com/GMSJuneAcademy2017

New Gator Camp 2017 for Rising 6th Graders

June 5 - June 15 (Monday - Thursday Only)

8:30 AM - 1:00 PM


This summer, we will be offering a two-week long summer camp to rising 6th grade Garrett students. The goal of the New Gator Camp is to help bridge the transition from elementary to middle school.  During the camp, teachers will provide exposure to the 6th grade curriculum through highly engaging lessons facilitated by 6th grade teachers. Through the use of technology, students will gain a sneak peek into next year’s academic expectations.  Bus transportation will be provided to all Garrett families who register by May 19th.  Students will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided for all students who attend.  Please email Bre Sanders at bre.peeler@cobbk12.org or call (770) 819-2446 ext. 258 with any questions.  Register at http://tinyurl.com/GarrettNGC2017












Title I Parent Surveys


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 events. We appreciate your feedback and thank you for taking the time to complete the survey. District Survey:
English – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Title1FY17
Spanish – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5CRBNVD
Portuguese – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5JCCY2X
Middle School Survey:
English – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/W33L9YG
Spanish – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5WB5DH6
Portuguese – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5SK3YL8



Title I Parent Input Sessions


A core belief of our school is that being involved with your child’s education is essential to his/her academic success. To honor our commitment of providing the best possible educational experience for your child, we would like to invite you to help us develop and/or revise the 2017-2018 School Wide Plan, Parent Involvement Policy and School­-Parent Compact for Garrett Middle School. For your convenience, we are offering several ways in which you may participate.

  • You may come to Garrett Middle School anytime during the week of April 17 – 21, between the hours of 8:30am and 4:00pm.

  • In joint collaboration with our cluster schools, we are offering an evening session located at South Cobb High School, 1920 Clay Road, Austell, GA 30106, on Thursday April 20, 2017 at 6:00pm.

  • Or, upon request, your student can pick up a copy of the Input sheet for you to complete and return.

Your input is vital to our success.  A copy of our 2016-2017 School Wide Plan, Parent Involvement Policy and School-­Parent Compacts can be found on our school website under the Title I link.  Please feel free to provide feedback to Paula Griffin, Parent Liaison, by filling out the Garrett Middle School Annual Title I Parent Input Form. The revised version of the 2017-2018 Policy and Compacts will be given to you during our annual Parent­-Teacher Conference held in October, 2017.


Eighth Grade End-Of-Year Activities

We are excited about all of the events in store for the eighth graders as they prepare to end their journey as middle school students and start their high school career.  Please click this link to see a full list of activities in store.  Be sure to mark your calendar.  Contact Mr. Chandler if you have any questions.


The Garrett No Pet Left Behind club enjoys an active membership of over fifty students.  Meeting twice a month, the club hosts guests who teach our students about the care, rescue, rehabilitation of many species of animals.  We support non-profit rescue groups through our fundraising efforts.  Our motto is Educating Our Community About The Care Of Animals So No Pet Is Left Behind.

Summer Camp Offerings

Please check our counselors' blog for updated information about summber camps held during the summer of 2017. New information will be posted throughout the rest of the school year on the counselors' blog.

New Student Registration - UPDATED TIMES

Families who will need to enroll their students in Garrett Middle School are invited to complete the process on campus on the following dates and times:

  • Tuesday's from 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Wednesday's from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Thursday's from 9:30 am - 11:30 am 

** No Registration on Mondays, please. **

 It is extremely important to bring all necessary documents in order to complete the process.  The following links will assist you in preparing for the enrollment / registration process.  Please bring the completed forms when you come to enroll your students.  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Donnella Hughes at 770-819-2466 x 223 or via email at donnella.hughes@cobbk12.org.

Garrett Intramurals

August 29th - May 5th, Monday - Friday
Please drop off students between 7:40 - 8:00 AM. Students will not be allowed to enter intramurals after 8:00 AM. Sign-up is not necessary for students to participate.

ParentVue Login Credentials

Parents who are in need of ParentVue login credentials may come to the school and receive the document. Please be sure to bring identification.  These are available in the main office during the school day. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Chandler via email at john.chandler@cobbk12.org.

Transportation Change Requests

In order to accommodate transportation changes, we are asking parents to fax or email the request with a copy of the guardian's ID. Transportation changes will not be received via phone call. All requests will have to be submitted in person, fax or email with the guardian's ID attached and requested transportation change. This will ensure that all of our students are safe.

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, Shannon Hester, or print this form.

School Supply List

Please click this link to get a list of suggested school supplies. If there are any questions or clarification is needed, please do not hesistate to contact the school.

Office 365 for Students:

Cobb County School District is pleased to offer Microsoft Office 365 to its employees and students! Parents of Cobb County Schools students have a choice of two different methods for giving consent for Office 365. Please view: Office 365 Support Page for Parents.

Student Work Permits


The GA Department of labor requires a permit for minors to be employed. Please click on the following link for more information and forms.


*Click here for our School Supply List*

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.

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.
Gators Of The Day

Alex Munguia
Liz Mendez
Karina Ramirez
Endy Pierre
Michael Chavez


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