5235 Austell-Powder Springs Rd.
Austell, Ga. 30106
Office: 770-819-2466
Fax: 770-819-2468

Welcome To Garrett Middle School!

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Important Dates:

December 12-14 & 17-18 Scholastic Book Fair in the Media Center
December 20-21 Early Release
11:30 a.m. - High School
12:30 p.m. - Elementary School
1:30 p.m. - Middle School
December 24 - January 2 Winter Holidays
January 3 Student Holiday/Teacher Workday
January 4 Student Holiday/Professional Learning Day


News and Announcements


Girls Who Code Club

All 6th-8th grades girls are invited to join Girls Who Code. As members, girls will have a special opportunity to meet after school to learn coding through an interactive online curriculum (sponsored by the Girls Who Code™ programming). All materials will be provided and there is no cost to you. Club meetings will be Thursdays starting in January 2019. Please complete the parent permission slip and return to Mrs. Zimmerman in the Media Center by Friday, December 21st.

Shop Our Scholastic Book Fair

We invite parents, students, community members and Garrett staff to visit and shop from the upcoming Scholastic Book Fair. Please visit our Online Book Fair where parents are able to shop as well as use our new feature, the Book Fair eWallet.

Online shopping will be available December 7th - 20th and is open 24 hours each day!

 

Shopping in person is just as easy! We will be open on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, December 12th (8:40 AM - 7:00 PM; Orchestra Concert begins at 7:00 PM)

  • Thursday, December 13th (8:40 AM - 4:15 PM)

  • Friday, December 14th (8:40 AM - 4:15 PM)

  • Monday, December 17th (8:40 AM - 4:15 PM)

  • Tuesday, December 18th (8:40 AM - 4:15 PM)


New Partnership with MUST Ministries

We are proud to have opened the 30th MUST Ministries food pantry! Through the efforts of the Garrett Middle School staff and community, our new food pantry will help feed and assist Garrett families in need as a part of MUST's Save It Forward Program. Approximately 40 families have visited the food pantry and shopped for items such as groceries, school supplies and more. For more information or how to get involved, contact our school secretary, Shannon Fritts through email or by calling 770-819-2466.

 

 


Tutoring Sessions for Students

Garrett Middle School is now offering tutoring sessions for students. Click here for Garrett's Tutoring Session schedule.


8th Grade Field Trip to Savannah

Garrett Parents, we are pleased to present this year's 8th Grade Trip to Savannah, Georgia. Please click this link to open the PowerPoint Show with trip details. If you have specific questions regarding the trip, please contact Mr. John Chandler, 8th grade administrator, via email at john.chandler@cobbk12.org

7th Graders' Participate in a Middle East Discovery Session

On September 9th, our 7th grade Social Studies classes embarked on a learning journey that focused on the cultural, religious, physical and political geography of the Middle East.  Students were able to discover artifacts, analyze primary source documents, and ask questions about contemporary issues impacting this region. Please select the pictures to view a larger size.





New Student Registration

New student registration will be held on the following days and times: 

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 - 11:30 am

  • Wednesdays from 1:00 - 3:00 pm

It is extremely important to bring all necessary documents in order to complete the registration 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 Donnella Hughes at 770-819-2466 x 023 or via email at donnella.hughes@cobbk12.org.


Garrett School Store - NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

Do you want to be great??? Would you like to develop leadership skills AND get some experience interviewing and being a part of the workforce? If your answer is “yes”, then the SCHOOL STORE is just what you need.  Click this link for more details.

 


2018-2019 Bus Routes

The transportation department has provided schools with a list of all the bus routes for this school year, and it includes the morning pick-up and the afternoon drop-off times.  If you already know your bus number, click this link to see the bus routes.  If you need help determining your bus route, go to the district homepage at www.cobbk12.org and follow the links under the "Parent" menu.  We have also provided a list of where our buses will line up in the afternoon.  Click this link to see the bus lane for your assigned bus.   


Standard School Attire
Garrett Middle School requires Standard School 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. To view our Standard School Attire, click this link.


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.

ParentVue

ParentVue is a portal where you can access your student's grades, attendance and more. Parents who are in need of a ParentVue account should come to the front office. Please be sure to bring identification with you. You will need to fill out a release form in order to get your activation key. If you have any questions, please contact John 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.


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 the 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.

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.


Promotion, Placement, and Retention Information

For students in grades 6-8, Cobb County School District promotion and retention policy indicates that in order to earn promotion to the next grade level, the student must meet all of the following criteria:

          (1) Pass math, English/language arts and one additional core subject for the year or demonstrate minimum proficiency on the appropriate     state-adopted assessment in math, English/language arts and one additional core subject.

          (2) Earn a combined overall passing average for all scheduled courses for the year; and

          (3) Demonstrate an appropriate level of reading comprehension as measured by Lexile score. 

Students who were ‘promoted,’ earned promotion by meeting all of criteria set forth in the county’s policy (detailed above).  Students who were ‘placed’ did not earn promotion by meeting all of the criteria and were moved into the next grade level.  Students who were ‘retained’ also did not earn promotion by meeting all of the criteria but were not moved into the next grade level and will repeat their previous grade level.

 Please read Cobb County School District’s complete promotion and retention policy online at


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.

Calendar of Events


Our cafeteria providing motivation to our students.

 

Please use the button above to vote for our NOVEMBER Teacher of the Month.  Voting has been expanded to include the input of students, colleagues and parents!  We are excited to celebrate our outstanding teacher leaders - vote for a teacher today!

The voting window will close by the end of the day Friday, November 9.

 

Pro Tem Mayor of Austell, GA, Ollie Clemons, visits with teachers
and students at Garrett Middle School
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Garrett Serve Day
July 14, 2018