Welcome to McCleskey MS
Principal: Claire Lyons
News and Announcements
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
LABOR DAY-NO SCHOOL
COLOR FUN RUN
The McCleskey Foundation is hosting a Color
Fun Run on Wednesday, September 9th 2:15-4:00.
This is a major fundraiser to help purchase I-Pads for the
school. Parents and students please register and pledge on
Run 2015 Volunteer Form .docx
PATRIOT DAY-WEAR YOUR RED,WHITE AND
6TH GRADE BAND CARNIVAL AT KELL
FIT CLUB- STAIR CLIMB
Please review the CCSD Dress Code Policy with your student!
McCleskey Text Message Code Correction
Sorry...... We gave you
the wrong phone number!
During Open House we
erroneously provided you with a phone number
that could be used to receive text messages from
McCleskey Middle School.
Please note the CORRECT information for
signing up for text and email messages
from McCleskey Middle School PTSA.
You have 3 options to Opt-in:
1) You can text the code
"81010" to @mccles from your cell phone or
2) You can text the code
"81010" to 470-235-4144 from your cell phone or
3) Use this link to
YOU MAY ALSO SHARE PHOTOS
FOR THE YEARBOOK!
McCleskey SCHOOL STORE is now OPEN
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:40a - 9:10a
Care Items, Snacks,Drinks School
Supplies…..Notebooks and graph paper, pencils,
highlighters, colored pencils, crayons,
proceeds from the school store go to help fund
PTSA activities such as dances, staff lunches,
Office 365 Local School Support FAQ’s
What is my child’s username and/or password?
The child’s username is sent to the parent
via email if the parent selects either
Option 1 or Option 2.
student has the same name as another student in
the district, each student will have a 3 digit
number appended to their last name, i.e.,
Passwords for Office 365 are the
same as the CCSD Network login. The
password that the student uses to
log into a school computer is the
password for the student to log into
Media Specialists and/or Lab Managers have
the ability to view Office 365 login
usernames for students and change student
passwords if necessary.
I am having trouble downloading the Office
Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote).
the Microsoft Office Suite is not required
in order to use Office 365; however, if a
parent would like to download the Office
Suite, please send the following to the
parent. Please note, the Cobb County
School District does NOT support non-CCSD
computing devices. Parents should
contact Microsoft directly for technical
to watch the Parent
Video on Office 365
ALL STUDENTS BORN ON OR AFTER
JANUARY 1, 2002 AND ENTERING, ADVANCING OR TRANSFERRING INTO 7TH
GRADE IN GEORGIA NEED PROOF OF PERTUSSIS(WHOOPING COUGH-tdap AND
MENINGOCOCCAL (mcv 4). PROOF OF BOTH VACCINES MUST BE ON GEORGIA
IMMUNIZATION CERTIFICATE FORM 3231.
STUDENTS NEEDTO HAVE THE
APPROPRIATE DOCUMENTS IN THEIR PERMANENT RECORD IN ORDER TO BE
ENROLLED IN MIDDLE SCHOOL.
PLEASE PROVIDE THESE
DOCUMENTS BEFORE THE START OF THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR 2015/2016.
From the CCSD Director of Accountability and Research:
Showing up for school every day on time has a huge impact on a student’s
academic success starting in kindergarten and continuing through
high school. Even as children grow older and more independent,
families play a key role in making sure students get to school
safely every day and understand why attendance is so important
for success in school and in life.
Regular attendance is
critical to your child’s success at McCleskey and we encourage
you to have your child at school all day every day unless sick.
Attendance is also an important component is our CCRPI
score. Once a
student reaches 6 or more days absent, whether excused or
unexcused they do not count for our attendance data in both the
CCRPI and the 5 Star Climate Survey.
Students who are present less than 65% of their
enrollment period have standardized state test scores that do
not count for McCleskey on the CCRPI. Please support your child
and our school by having your child in attendance each day.
McCleskey appreciates your
support in having your child at school all day every day.
Below is the web address for the CCRPI
scores. This link takes you to the GADOE site and then you
must choose Cobb and then the school.
following Civil Rights Compliance Notices:
Civil Rights Compliance Notice
Civil Rights Compliance Notice-Spanish
CCSD Asbestos Mgmt Plan information:
AHERA Flyer 2014.pdf
Click on the following links for information for Parents to
manage Blackboard Connect Portal for Cobb County School District
See the following documents for Vaccination Requirements:
Effective July 1, 2014, all children born on or after January 1, 2002 who are entering
7th grade, and new entrants* to Georgia schools in grades 8-12 will be required to have Tdap (Tetanus, Diptheria and
Pertussis) and meningococcal conjugate vaccines before entering school for the 2014-2015 school year. Visit Cobb
Public Health or your private physician to get these vaccines NOW.
*New entrants include anyone that is entering Georgia schools for
the first time or is returning to a Georgia school after being gone for more than 12 months or one school year.
For more information, call Cobb Public Health at 770-514-2349 or visit www.cobbanddouglaspublichealth.org.
Parents Encouraged To Review New Common Core Standards
The Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS)
are being implemented. Learn more about
how these new standards will better prepare Cobb County
students for future college and career choices on a special section of the District website.
Clubs and Activities
Intramurals begin at 8:00 am.
Please enter at the front and remain in the lower
lobby until a PE teacher comes to get you.
No students are admitted to intramurals after 8:00
3rd Wednesday -PM TBA
and 4th Friday –AM
Robotics Tuesdays and Thursdays
-415PM - 515PM
1st and 3rd Thursday
Fit Club FITNESS
Congratulations to the 2015 Teacher of the Year
And the 2015 Classified Employee of the Year
Ms. Darcy Rohan!
Click the link below to donate funds to our school through the Cobb Schools Foundation in partnership with our McCleskey Foundation!
Be sure and select McCleskey Middle School under the Gift Designation drop down
menu to ensure that your gift is directed to our school.
You can also donate using the form below:
McCleskey Middle School Foundation Donation Form.docx
The McCleskey Foundation grade level T shirts
will be on sale in the front office.
PARTNERS IN EDUCATION
Kroger Community Rewards
McCleskey is now officially
enrolled in Kroger's
Rewards program. Once you have gone online and
enrolled YOUR Kroger Plus Card with McCleskey,
EVERY TIME you use your card at
checkout, all eligible purchases will earn our school a
rebate! Just for presenting your card like you
normally do! All it takes is about 5 minutes of your
time to enroll. See link below for instructions
Seeking professional, safety-minded individuals for
School Bus Drivers!
Starting rate is $14.51/hour
MIDDLE SCHOOL...WHAT PARENTS
What Parents May Need to Know (4)2015.doc