Welcome ~ Go Greyhounds!
A referendum will be held Tuesday, March 21, 2017 to extend the tax another five years.
For voting information please see
CCSD ED-SPLOST V.
News and Announcements
|For Must Ministries Summer Lunch Program
|FEBRUARY 27 – MARCH 17
|BRING IN NEW AND GENTLY USED BOOKS
|DROP THEM OFF IN THE GM MEDIA CENTER
|Sponsored by Student Council
|In Celebration of Read Across America
Read Across America Week
||Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and
awareness program that calls for every child in every
community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of
beloved children's author Dr. Seuss.
|To see Garrison Mill's activities for the week, please see Ms.
Across America flyer.
A Must-Attend Event!
Save the Date: Thursday, March 23, 5:30 PM
Kindergarten registration will be held on March 29, 2017.
Please join us for an informational meeting on February 8. For
meeting information, please access the
For registration information, please access the county website:
Here is some helpful
CCSD School Transfer Applications
The Cobb County School District is again offering School Choice (HB 251 and SB10) transfers
for the 2017-2018 school year. Beginning on Wednesday, February 1, 2017, parents/guardians can
apply for the transfers. The district will only accept online applications. For additional information, please
see the Newsletter.
Garrison Mill Night at the Hawks
Cheer on the Hawks as they battle the Indiana Pacers.
tickets before they sell out!
||Sunday, March 5th
Breaking News (December 9, 2016)
Garrison Mill’s College and Career Ready Performance
Index (CCRPI) score for the 2015-2016 School Year is 95.3! This is the
highest score of any elementary school in Cobb County! For more
information about CCRPI, please visit the Georgia Department of
CCRPI Website. For more details about the Cobb County School
District results, please see this
Release. For a complete list of CCRPI scores for all schools in
Cobb and Marietta click here.
Microsoft Office 365 for Students
The Cobb County School District is offering a free copy of Office 365 for students. Parents should have received this offer via
email. Before students can download their copy, parents must choose one of the three Parental Consent options from the
original email and use the student information provided in the follow-up email. Please utilize the following links to
download Office 365 and access additional
CCSD Office 365 Resources.
Kindergarten Screening for Gifted Services
At Garrison Mill, all kindergarteners will automatically be screened in the spring for potential need of gifted
services. The parents of only students requiring further evaluation will be contacted. For further information about
the screening process please read:
Iowa Assessment Information
Students are assessed in the fall on the Iowa Assessments. This is a norm-referenced
assessment that measures student achievement in comparison to other students nationwide. Students in
grades 3, 5, and 7 are tested in Reading, Mathematics, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies.
Blackboard Connect Parent Portal
The Blackboard Connect Parent Portal is an online system designed to allow you to customize how you receive notifications from
your child's school as well as from the district. Notifications can now be received by phone, text message, or email.
Parent Instructions for Setting Up Your Blackboard Connect Account
ParentVue helps parents stay informed and connected by allowing parents to access near real-time information on assignments and scores,
attendance, and demographic information. ParentVUE offers parents a single sign-on to view all of their children’s information regardless of school.
Create an account: download instructions.
Review the Acceptable Use Policy: Download Agreement
Start Time: 7:50 AM
Dismissal Time: 2:20 PM
Late Arrivals and
For the safety of all students, if your child arrives after 7:50 AM, you must sign
your child in at the PTA desk in the lobby.
There are no transportation changes or dismissals permitted after 1:40 PM.
We encourage our staff and parents to listen to News/Talk 750 WSB (750 on the AM radio dial) when winter weather
threatens. In addition, the News/Talk 750 WSB website provides a complete and frequently updated list of school
closings online at: www.wsbradio.com.
In the event of an early dismissal due to inclement weather, the After School Program (ASP) will also be closed.
Students are permitted to ride a different bus or get off at a different stop, if there is a childcare need.
The Bus Pass form must be completed in advance and returned to
the front office for authorization. Students may not ride a different bus for playdates, parties, sleepovers, etc.