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Griffin Middle School

    To Advocate for and Empower the Learning of All Students

Dr. Loralee Hill, Principal

Cathie Seibert-6 | Roderick Langston-7 | Eric Gray-8 | Kacie Phipps-Scheduling & Testing | Rockette Anderson-Curriculum & Instruction | Dr. Kristin Willis, SSA
4010 King Springs Rd. | Smyrna, GA  30082
Office: (678) 842-6917 | Fax: (678) 842-6919
Registration/Records Fax: (678) 842-6924


Welcome to

Griffin Middle School!
Be here. Be Ready. Be Respectful.


      
Visit the GMS Foundation webpage
for more information:
Give to Griffin Annual Fundraiser 2019-20
Please complete this donation form prior to making a donation 
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Public Health Request

Dear Griffin Community,

Please read the following public health request from Cobb and Douglas Public Health.

Please help remind students that while schools are closed, they need to be social distancing (that includes play dates…) and with the amount of cases we have in the area, everyone should be self-monitoring for symptoms.

For more information: 
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/ and https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/index.html.

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Food Assistance

Link to List of Resources



Do You Need Help?

Griffin Family: We miss your students and we hope that digital learning is going well. If you have questions or concerns regarding your student’s online assignments, please have the enrolling adult reach out to your student’s teachers via email.
Thank you and we hope to see you soon.

Familia Griffin: Extrañamos a sus estudiantes y esperamos que el educación virtual vaya bien. Si tiene preguntas o inquietudes con respecto a las tareas en línea de sus alumnos, si el padre/tutor quien registró al alumno se comuniqué con los maestros de su estudiante por correo electrónico. Si habla español y tiene preguntas sobre el trabajo de su estudiante, póngase en contacto con los miembros que se enumeran a continuación.

6th Grade/6to grado: Rebecca Tapia

Rebecca.Tapia@cobbk12.org

7th Grade/7o Grado: Lizbeth Cervantes-Maldonado

Lizbeth.Cervantes-Maldonado@cobbk12.org

8th Grade/8o Grado: María Gálvez-Munoz

Maria.Galvez-Munoz@cobbk12.org


MUST Ministries
Volunteers Needed

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MUST Ministries will be distributing boxes of food to families tomorrow (Wednesday) between 9:30 AM-12 PM at Griffin. They will need volunteers to assist in the distribution.
Please use the sign-up link below to volunteer.

Volunteer Sign-up
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b4bacae2ea3fe3-cobb


Thank you for your help!


COBB INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY

DIGITAL LEARNING RESOURCES





Link to PDF:

Digital Learning in Action


Get Your Teach On
Teaching Resources



Multiple FREE Resources
for Distance Learning

Link to website:

https://bit.ly/39XDEIq


Resources for our Community

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Donate to the Cobb Schools Foundation and designate which of Cobb’s 113 communities you’d like your money to help during this time of uncertainty for students and families.

Your donation will go directly to the students and families who you choose and can be made in less than 5 minutes by clicking here:

https://4agc.com/donation_pages/28e16f8c-8206-4



FREE Sora Reading App
Digital & Audiobooks
 https://soraapp.com/welcome

BEST source for reading at home.
Download the Sora app. Select Cobb County School District.
Students may also link their public library card to Sora for access to even more e/audiobooks! Available in the App or Google Stores.


Thank you to the GMS Foundation for awarding the Griffin Library with a Teacher Foundation Grant worth $1500 to build our Sora Digital Library! We appreciate you supporting reading!



PTSA MEMBERSHIP
2019-2020

Please complete the following link for PTSA Membership & Volunteer opportunities. Thank you!

Click on this link:
https://bit.ly/2Z6LUEB


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2019-2020
Regular Bell Schedule

**Please note: the bell schedule may change at times due to special school
events, early release days, and testing. Thank you!**



Printable PDF: Regular Bell Schedule
Printable PDF: Wellness Wednesdays

Be Here! Be ready! Be respectful!
Be Great! Be Griffin!


SOS Signs of Suicide
Prevention Program

Dear Parent/Guardian, 
We are excited to announce that Griffin Middle School is utilizing a brand new resource, the SOS Signs of Suicide Portal, as a part of our school-wide suicide prevention efforts. Log in to this free educational site for information on warning signs and risk factors for youth suicide, access useful resources, and to learn more about the key message all students will learn: ACT (Acknowledge, Care, Tell).
You can preview the video your student will watch and take an anonymous online mental health screening on behalf of your child. To access this mental health resource, visit 
www.sossignsofsuicide.org/parent.
Also please review the consent letter. The counselors will start providing classroom lesson after fall break.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Stella Mejia at 678-842-6917 X033 or email stella.mejia@cobbk12.org.
Forms:
Consent Letter (English)
Consent Letter (Spanish)
Referral Resource Flyer (English)
Referral Resource Flyer (English)
SOS (English)
SOS (Spanish)


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Important Information about students walking
to and from Griffin via King Springs Elementary

 Students can continue to walk to and from Griffin down the path through King Springs ES during construction. If this changes throughout the project, we will communicate this to parents and students in multiple methods. Students need to be alert and watching where they walk. I know many parents wait in the parking lot of King Springs Elementary for their student(s) to walk up. With the construction and limited parking for KSE, this could be challenging so please be mindful of this as we all work together during construction.


Digital Resources & Textbook Access



Link to Access: https://bit.ly/2GBpO1K





For information on school transfers,
please click on the link below:
www.cobbk12.org/generalinfo/transfers/schoolchoice.aspx


ParentVue

Griffin Parents! Do you have a ParentVue account? If not, please visit student support to get your access code. Progress reports and report cards will no longer be printed. Parents will need to login to ParentVue to access this information. Contact kacie.phipps@cobbk12.org if you have additional questions about access to ParentVue.

 


REMINDER:
2019-2020 NO CELL PHONE &
Electronic Devices POLICY

    

 

Happy Birthday to You!

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Advertise your student's birthday on the Griffin Middle School Marquee! Use the form below and submit it to our school bookkeeper, Sarah Martinez. Once received, your birthday wish will be displayed for all to see.

Click on this link: Birthday Marquee Form


NEW! ONLINE PAYMENT SYSTEM!

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MyPaymentsPlus (www.MyPaymentsPlus.com) is an online service that provides families with the convenience of managing student school accounts. This system speeds up the registration process for various programs, eliminates the need to send checks to school or worry about lost or forgotten money, and ensures that your child is enrolled in all of the activities you wish for them to be involved in.
At no cost, MyPaymentsPlus allows any family to:

-Create a free, secured account to manage all of your student's accounts
-View all school-related fees and optional activities 
-Make a payment towards any student fees, or enroll in activities using an e-check, credit card, or debit card at www.MyPaymentsPlus.com.

For the 2017-2018 school year, we strongly encourage all parents (even if you do not wish to make a payment at this time) to create an account at no cost.
TO SIGN UP
visit www.MyPaymentsPlus.com and
click on ͞Register Now
You will need your student’s ID number to complete registration.
If you don’t know your child’s student ID, please contact your school to
obtain this information. Once you finish registration, you may log-in to begin
managing your student’s account instantly!


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The Griffin Middle School student
dress code policy is available in your student's agenda. Please review the policy with your student.

Administrators & teachers shall enforce the dress code rule, and the principal or designee shall be the final judge as to the appropriateness, neatness and cleanliness of the wearing apparel, or whether or not apparel is disruptive, unsafe, or in violation of the dress code.

Students not following school dress code will contact parents to bring them a change of clothes. If students are not able to contact their parents, they will be placed in In-School Suspension (ISS) for the entire school day. Thank you for your cooperation.

CCSD Guidelines for Student Illnesses & Returning to School

You may send your student back to school after 24 hours of:

-last incident of vomiting
-last incident of diarrhea
-being free of fever
(under 101 degrees F)
-being on antiobiotics for an illness

Thank you for helping to keep our students & staff healthy!


Griffin
Relay for Life

Donations

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Join our PTSA!

Visit:
PTSA Website
HERE


Scholastic Books Orders
Click Here or on the LOGO below to order books online! All orders support the Learning Commons.

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