Week of February 24th

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Q3 Progress Reports were made available online in StudentVue and ParentVue Wednesday, February 12, 2020. Envelopes with other pertinent information was also sent home. Please sign the envelope on the appropriate line indicating that you have viewed your child’s report card and the information inside of the envelope. Students are to return the signed envelope to their homeroom teacher by the close of next week. If you have not obtained your ParentVue code to view your child’s grades, progress reports, and report cards check with Student Services to get signed up.

8th Grade Students: Permission slips for the 8th grade Civil and Human Rights field trip were sent home last week and are due back by Friday, February 14, 2020. It is imperative that permission slips are returned by the due date. Students not returning permission slips with parent signature will not be permitted to attend the trip. Although, Foundation is paying for this trip for our 8th grade students, a $10 donation is requested if possible to offset the cost. Mark the envelope with Foundation/Civil and Human Rights and place it in the box in the front office, NOT THE SAFE. 8th grade parents, we’d love it if you would serve as a chaperone for the Human and Civil Rights Museum on the day their student attends. Please contact Ms. Karen.Searles@cobbk12.org to sign-up.

6th Grade Students: 6th grade students will be going on a field trip on Thursday, April 2, 2020 to the College Football Hall of Fame. The cost is $20 and a signed permission slip. The permission slip was given to students by their homeroom teachers. Permission slip and money is due March 12, 2020!

Parents, you are welcome to take advantage of shout outs/special messages displayed on our digital marquee in the front of the school. See the PTSA’s website to sign-up for a special shout-out/message on the ECMS marquee.

Parents please refrain from allowing students to bring valuable items and electronic devices to school. When they do, it is at their own risk. We will not expend resources to police lost or stolen items. Please reiterate this message at home. It is in the best interest to leave expensive and valuable items at home.

Cell Phones: 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). Cellphone/Devices should not be seen or heard in the classroom, cafe, hallway or at school unless it has been deemed appropriate for instructional use ONLY by the teacher, enacting BYOD; which will be communicated prior to or at the beginning of class. If a student’s phone is not docked in a pocket, which would indicate that the student is not in possession of a phone in the classroom. Students who violate the cell phone policy will receive consequences related to insubordination.

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.


Winter Break!

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No school! Winter Break – The Cobb County School District will be closed for Winter Break – February 17, 2020 – February 21, 2020. Students will report back to school on February 24, 2020!


Week of February 10th

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Rising 6th Grade Parent Night is TONIGHT, Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 6PM in the East Cobb Middle School Theater. After an information session, there will be a tour of 6th grade!

Bring Your Parent/Guardian to School Day – This week!
East Cobb Middle School teachers and staff will host “Bring Your Parent/Guardian to School Day!” Parents, take advantage of the opportunity to shadow your child for half of their regular academic school day; traveling with your child from class-to-class and learning what they learning. You may shadow for the first half of the day (9:10AM until Lunch) or the second half from (Lunch until 4:10PM). Looking forward to seeing you here at East Cobb Middle School!
6th Grade – Wednesday, February 12, 2020
7th Grade – Thursday, February 13, 2020
8th Grade – Friday, February 14, 2020
Parents…
• Be mindful that classroom rules and procedures will be followed – please adhere to the ECMS cell phone policy
• No conferences will to be held, as the teachers are still teaching a normal school day
• Parents will not be able to stay for lunch as there is no room.
• Please leave your child’s Homeroom Teacher’s name in the comments section of your signup
Links for registrations can be found on our school’s website.
Feb. 12th – 6th Grade: https://bit.ly/2OlDdi0
Feb. 13th 7th Grade: https://bit.ly/397v8FB
Feb. 14th 8th Grade: https://bit.ly/2OnELsa

Join us for an upcoming Parent Workshop on February 12, 2020 with the Sewell Mill Library and Cultural Arts Center an excellent part of the Cobb County Public Library System.
from 5:45PM to 6:45PM. Parents will learn about all of the wonderful opportunities and programs available to them. Our parents will also be introduced to Mango, which offers free and easy-to- comprehend computer-based language instruction in over 60 different languages. You can register in ParentVue? Don’t miss out! Walk-ins are welcome.

8th Grade Students: Wheeler High School Field Trip will be rescheduled! Stay tuned.

8th Grade Students: Permission slips for the 8th grade Civil and Human Rights field trip were sent home last week and are due back by Friday, February 14, 2020. It is imperative that permission slips are returned by the due date. Students not returning permission slips with parent signature will not be permitted to attend the trip. Although, Foundation is paying for this trip for our 8th grade students, a $10 donation is requested if possible to offset the cost. Mark the envelope with Foundation/Civil and Human Rights and place it in the box in the front office. 8th grade parents, we’d love it if you would serve as a chaperone for the Human and Civil Rights Museum on the day their student attends. Please contact Ms. Karen.Searles@cobbk12.org to sign-up.

Wheeler High School is hosting Rising 9th Grade Parent Night, Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 6:30PM.
We are collecting 8th grade baby photos for the yearbook. Information is on the ECMS website, Facebook, and scrolling announcements, we don’t want anyone to miss out!

6th Grade Students: 6th grade students will be going on a field trip on Thursday, April 2, 2020 to the College Football Hall of Fame. The cost is $20 and a signed permission slip. The permission slip was given to students by their homeroom teachers. Permission slip and money is due March 12, 2020!

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.


Week of February 3, 2020

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We are excited to announce upcoming events that your child will be invited to attend this spring at East Cobb Middle School. To provide a safe and orderly environment at these events, we will be implementing 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. Please click on the link below to obtain a copy of the detailed letter that your child was given on Tuesday, January 14, 2020.

6th Grade Expectations for Spring 2020

7th Grade Spring Behavior Expectations 2020

8th Grade Expectations for Spring 2020

Parents, you are welcome to take advantage of shout outs/special messages displayed on our digital marquee in the front of the school. See the PTSA’s website to sign-up for a special shout-out/message on the ECMS marquee.

8th Grade Students: Remember to bring in the permission slip to attend the Wheeler High School Field Trip. Students do not want to miss it. It’s a great opportunity to see what’s on the horizon as students will soon be 9th graders! Permission slips are due Tuesday, January 28, 2020. Please turn permission slips in as soon as possible. The field trip is Friday, February 7, 2020. We don’t want any of our 8th graders to miss out.

8th Grade Students: Permission slips for the 8th grade Civil and Human Rights field trip were sent home last week and are due back by Friday, February 14, 2020. It is imperative that permission slips are returned by the due date. Students not returning permission slips with parent signature will not be permitted to attend the trip. Although, Foundation is paying for this trip for our 8th grade students, a $10 donation is requested if possible to offset the cost. Mark the envelope with Foundation/Civil and Human Rights and place it in the box in the front office.

Wheeler High School is hosting Rising 9th Grade Parent Night, Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 6:30PM.

We are collecting 8th grade baby photos for the yearbook. Information is on the ECMS website, Facebook, and scrolling announcements, we don’t want anyone to miss out!

6th Grade Students: 6th grade students will be going on a field trip on Thursday, April 2, 2020 to the College Football Hall of Fame. The cost is $20 and a signed permission slip. The permission slip was given to students by their homeroom teachers. Permission slip and money is due March 12, 2020!

Spread the word that Rising 6th Grade Parent Night is Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 6PM in the East Cobb Middle School Theater. After an information session, there will be a tour of 6th grade!

 


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.