Week of August 26th

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2019 EOG/Milestones Score reports were distributed on Friday, August 23, 2019 for 7th and 8th grade students. We are still awaiting delivery of our 6th grade score reports from all of our feeder elementary schools and anticipate the distribution of their reports by week’s end.

Morning Help & Assessment Sessions began August 12, 2019 and are available to students each morning at 8:15AM in the WildCat Lab, Room 245. Students who report to school between 8:15AM- 8:45AM must and report to Help Sessions.

Intramurals began last Monday.   Students must be present by 8:10AM in the café in order to participate.

Students attending morning band should enter through the band door on the side of the building. The door that has been indicated by the band directors.

This Thursday August 29, 2019 is Spirit Night at the Lower Roswell Zaxby’s location. Come join us for dinner at Zaxby’s from 5PM – 8PM! A portion of proceeds are allocated to support East Cobb Middle School.

Early Release: Parents, middle school students will be dismissed at 1:30PM on Wednesday, August 28, 2019. Please be sure to discuss any changes in transportation for that day. Car-riders must be picked up by 1:30PM

No School: Labor Day is Monday, September 2, 2019 and school will be closed.

Early check-out time ends at 3:45PM. If a student must be checked out, it must be prior to 3:45PM.


Week of August 19th

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Morning Help & Assessment Sessions began August 12, 2019 and are available to students each morning at 8:15AM in the WildCat Lab, Room 245.  Students who report to school between 8:15AM- 8:45AM must and report to Help Sessions.

Intramurals began today.   Students must be present by 8:10AM in the café in order to participate.

All students recently participated in Team Talks.  During these “Talks”, topics of discussion included but were not limited to: academics, retention, attendance, behavior, and goals. Click on Fall Behavior Expectations 2019 to review a copy of the letter your child was given on Monday, August 12, 2019.

The Admin “Team Talk” Presentation that was shown during Back to School Night will be available on our website this week for your reference.

We urge you to allow students to ride the bus!  Cobb County School District now has a School Bus Tracking App for Parents “Here Comes the Bus”.
Sign-Up Instructions for Parents:  https://herecomesthebus.com/

If a student is in possession of a cellphone/device upon entering a classroom… The Cellphone/Device must be docked in the pocket docking station upon entering class. (STUDENTS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO RETURN THE DEVICE TO THEIR LOCKER, IF THEY ARE IN POSSESSION OF IT UPON ENTERING CLASS, IT MUST BE DOCKED IN THE ASSIGNED DOCKING POCKET IN THE CLASSROOM).

Early check-out time ends at 3:45PM. If a student must be checked out prior to 3:45PM.  Announcements each day begin at 4:10PM in order to dismiss car-riders right at 4:15PM.

If a student’s phone/device is not docked in a pocket, which would indicate that the student is not in possession of a phone/device in the classroom.  Students who fail to follow the rules will receive consequences related to insubordination.

Early Release: Parents, middle school students will be dismissed at 1:30PM on Wednesday, August 28, 2019. Please be sure to discuss any changes in transportation for that day. Car-riders must be picked up by 1:30PM


Week of August 12th

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Student drop off is at 8:45AM. There is no one to supervise students until that time.

Morning Help & Assessment Sessions began August 12, 2019 and are available to students each morning at 8:15 in the WildCat Lab, Room 245.  Students who report to school between 8:15- 8:45 must and report to Help Sessions.

Intramurals will begin next week August 19, 2019 and students must be present by 8:10 in the café in order to participate.

We are excited to announce upcoming events that your child will be invited to attend this Fall at East Cobb Middle School. To provide a safe and orderly environment at these events, we have implemented a behavior expectations plan. All students recently participated in Team Talks.  During these “Talks”, topics of discussion included but were not limited to: academics, retention, attendance, behavior, and goals. Stay tuned as the letter will be linked on this blog for your reference.  Your child was given the letter on Monday, August 12, 2019.

We urge you to allow students to ride the bus!  Taking the bus is the easiest, safest, most efficient way to get 1400+ students to and from school.  Cobb County School District now has a School Bus Tracking App for Parents “Here Comes the Bus” tracking features indicates:

  • Real-time location of your child’s bus on a map
  • Gives scheduled and actual arrival times at home and school for bus routes
  • Provides push and email notifications when the bus is near.

Sign-Up Instructions for Parents:  https://herecomesthebus.com/

Cellphones/Devices must be docked in the pocket docking station upon entering class. (STUDENTS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO RETURN THE DEVICE TO THEIR LOCKER, IF THEY ARE IN POSSESSION OF IT UPON ENTERING CLASS, IT MUST BE DOCKED IN THE ASSIGNED DOCKING POCKET IN THE CLASSROOM).

Cellphones/Devices should not be seen or heard in the classroom, café, or at school unless it has been deemed appropriate for instructional use ONLY by a teacher, enacting BYOD Bring your own device); which will be communicated prior to or at the beginning of class.-Up Instructions for Parents:  https://herecomesthebus.com/

Be mindful as not turn in at the bus only entrance. Traffic must enter at the traffic light to turn into East Cobb Middle School. Violators are not only risking the safety of others but also run the risk of being ticketed.

Early check-out time ends at 3:45PM. If a student must be checked out prior to 3:45PM.  Announcements each day begin at 4:10PM in order to dismiss car riders right at 4:15PM.  There is no after school care at Middle Schools.

Please join us for Back to School Night for all grade levels, Thursday, August 15th starting with PTSA and directions from Ms. Young at 5:15PM in the café followed by your student’s schedule rotation. Make sure to know who your student’s homeroom teacher is. We are asking that parents come to Back to School Night without students to provide enough space for parents to sit, meet and hear from the teachers.

Picture day is this Friday, August 16, 2019!  Everyone will take a picture for the yearbook on Friday.  Parents, your students received picture packets in homeroom last week.  Please send money for the selected packet if you plan on purchasing pictures.


Week of August 5th! Welcome Back…

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Greetings Jr. Wildcats!  The Administrative Team would like to welcome you to East Cobb Middle School where we educate with POSITIVITY!  It’s been a great start to the 2019-2020 school year! Students and staff are excited and ready to get to work! Every week, Ms. Young, principal will post weekly phone message with greetings, updates, reminders. Those post will also be available on this blog should you need to refer back for clarity or reminders.

Middle school officially begins at 9:15AM.  Student drop off is at 8:45AM. There is no supervision at ECMS until 8AM. Parents may drop off students between the 8:45AM-9:10AM.   We begin serving breakfast at 8:45AM.

Parents for morning drop-off, please remember that the curb (red) in front of the school is a fire lane and is for drop-offs only. Please do not park. Some parents have been parking and waiting; which hinders other students from being dropped off. If you are here early and wait to let your student out of the car, please park in the parking lot and then drive to the drop off lane to let your student out in front of the school.  Students must be picked up and dropped off at the red-curb lane right in front of the school. Students are never to cross over the car-rider line to the parking lot or vice-versa.

Parents are reminded that when picking up or dropping off students in our car-rider line to be alert, exercise patience and caution and be KIND! Those drivers who are impatient, uninformed or apathetic pose a great threat to our children, staff, and themselves during this time.

There will be opportunities for early morning activities such as intramurals and morning band shortly.  Scheduled morning tutoring/help sessions will begin the week of August 12th each morning at 8:15 in the WildCat Lab, Room 245.

 

We urge you to allow students to ride the bus!  Taking the bus is the easiest, safest, most efficient way to get 1400+ students to and from school.  Cobb County School District now has a School Bus Tracking App for Parents “Here Comes the Bus” tracking features indicates:

  • Real-time location of your child’s bus on a map
  • Gives scheduled and actual arrival times at home and school for bus routes
  • Provides push and email notifications when the bus is near.

Sign-Up Instructions for Parents:  https://herecomesthebus.com/

Be mindful as not turn in at the bus only entrance. Traffic must enter at the traffic light to turn into East Cobb Middle School. Violators are not only risking the safety of others but also run the risk of being ticketed.

Early check-out time ends at 3:45PM. If a student must be checked out prior to 3:45PM.  Announcements each day begin at 4:10PM in order to dismiss car riders right at 4:15PM.  There is no after school care at Middle Schools.

Please join us for Back to School Night for all grade levels, Thursday, August 15th starting with PTSA and directions from Ms. Young at 5:15PM in the café followed by your student’s schedule rotation. Make sure to know who your student’s homeroom teacher is. We are asking that parents come to Back to School Night without students to provide enough space for parents to sit, meet and hear from the teachers.

The ECMS Foundation is having the Chick-fil-A dunk tank Spirit Night for our school on Tuesday, September 10th from 5-8pm. There will be some awesome ECMS teachers signed up to participate, come see which teacher you can dunk in the tank!

Front Office Deliveries & Messages:

Our front office at East Cobb Middle School is very busy all of the time. In the past, the front office has been inundated with parents dropping off lunches, cheerleading clothes, sportswear and equipment, instruments, keys, and money along with phone calls instructing them to relay messages to students about transportation and other personal reminders. Parents make sure that students bring lunch with them or that you provide money for them to buy lunch each day. Emergencies happen and we will be happy to assist in those instances. If you are going to bring forgotten items such as lunch or after school items for your child to pick-up from the front office, make sure that they are aware and they may come by during their lunch or at dismissal to retrieve. We cannot continue to subject our front office to serve as the liaison for personal deliveries and reminders.
Also as a reminder, students will never be called to the front office for early dismissal until the parent arrives to check the student o out. We are committed to not disrupting instructional time until absolutely necessary.

Dress Code Highlights: Dress code information was sent to all feeder schools and placed on the website. Shorts and skirts should be no more than 3 inches above the knee.  Additionally, the following is NOT permitted:

  • No leggings
  • No holes in clothes
  • No slides
  • No flip-flops

Regarding the Cellphones/Device Policy-A letter of notification was sent home in the first day folder.  If a student is in possession of a cellphone/device upon entering a classroom:

  • Cellphones/Devices must be docked in the pocket docking station upon entering class. (STUDENTS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO RETURN THE DEVICE TO THEIR LOCKER, IF THEY ARE IN POSSESSION OF IT UPON ENTERING CLASS, IT MUST BE DOCKED IN THE ASSIGNED DOCKING POCKET IN THE CLASSROOM).
  • Cellphones/Devices should not be seen or heard in the classroom, café, or at school unless it has been deemed appropriate for instructional use ONLY by a teacher, enacting BYOD Bring your own device); which will be communicated prior to or at the beginning of class.

The correct password for the CCSDWireless network is: cobb2019