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


Important Dates:
March 16 - S.T.E.M. Night hosted by the South Cobb Hight School S.T.E.M. program
Location: 7th grade from 6-8 PM
April 3-7: February Break
Schools closed for students & staff


 

News and Announcements

2017-18 School Choice

 

The Cobb County School District is again offering School Choice (HB 251 and SB10) transfers for the 2017-2018 school year. Individual school capacity information and applications will be available beginning February 1, 2017 on the District website. For more information, please see our 2017-18 School Choice webpage. Deadline for applying is Tuesday, February 28, 2017.The web address for the link is: http://www.cobbk12.org/generalinfo/transfers/schoolchoice.aspx.

High School Course Registration for 8th Graders

It’s time that our 8th grade students begin selecting their courses for freshman year. This process is extremely exciting as it allows for students to explore their interests beyond the core academic classroom. We encourage parents and students to use the course catalog at their zoned high school to get a thorough understanding of all of the classes that will be offered. Electives are a very important part of this process, so be sure to choose these classes carefully.  Please click the link below to access the catalog from your zoned high school.


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.

Georgia Parent 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. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphones or tablet. The URL for the Georgia Parent Survey is posted below. If you do not have access to these devices, technology is available at the school for your convenience.

Survey Link: http://apps.gadoe.org/schoolclimate/parents.nsf/Survey.xsp

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.

https://dol.georgia.gov/get-youth-work-permit-online

*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

Jahreese Parker
Jorge Villalta
Mekhai Mercer
Demi Delarosa
Markcharles Ogunjiofor

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