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Principal's Message

Welcome to Gotha Middle School!

Gotha Update 3/4/2024

Monica Emery

Hello Gotha Families!

Congratulations to Austin Montville!   Austin is our Cambridge Learner Attribute Student of the Week.  He was nominated by Ms. Lentine for being RESPONSIBLE.  Austin has shown tremendous academic and social growth this quarter. He has been responsible in class, asking questions, participating and completing all assignments. 

8th grade families, the 8th grade dance, The Candyland Sneaker Soirée, will take place this Saturday from 5-8 pm. PTO is still selling tickets online at gothapto.ptboard.com through Wednesday. Our PTO is providing Chick-Fil-A for dinner and DonutNV for dessert.  There will be a DJ and the student-voted 8th Grade Superlatives will be announced.  

The 2024 Annual Stakeholder Survey window will open Monday, March 4, 2024, and close April 12, 2024.  I personally use the family survey data to gauge the community’s satisfaction with how we are serving you and your student.  We look for positive responses to see what we are doing well.  To facilitate access for families, the district (http://ocps.net) and school webpage (http://gothams.ocps.net) will include a tile that links directly to the family survey. Parents can take the survey more than once for students who attend different schools. If you have more than one student enrolled at our school we ask that you take the survey with your oldest student’s experiences in mind. Please help us reach our goal of 250 families participating in the survey by April 12th.

Last week we said goodbye to Mrs. Woodward as she is moving on to a school closer to her home.  She will be greatly missed.  Our new counselor, Ms. Lewis, starts with us when we return from Spring Break.  If you have any questions and your school counselor was Mrs. Woodward, please let me know.  

LITERACY FOCUS OF THE WEEK
Spring Break is quickly approaching and it’s not too late to get your Orange County Library card!  The libraries have fun and free events throughout the week.  Sign up for your card HERE

CODE OF CONDUCT REMINDER
OCPS Code of Student Conduct 
Gotha School Wide Discipline Plan  
Our third quarter incentive day on March 12th.  This is a celebration for all kids who have NO referrals in Q3.   Please remind your student that they have four minutes to get to class.  There should be no hanging around in the courtyard.  Four minutes is plenty of time if they use it wisely.     

THIS WEEK AT THE SCHOOL 
There are no specific events going on at the school this week, however there are only 9 days remaining in the 3rd quarter.  Please make sure you are helping your student monitor Skyward for missing assignments.  

Please contact the school if you have any questions at all.  If your student is late to school, remember that they must be signed in at the front desk after 9:40.  Please make sure your student is getting to school on time.  Have a great week.  Help your student make choices that are confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and engaged.  As always, IT’S A GREAT DAY TO BE A GRIZZLY!

Monica Emery
Principal
Gotha Middle School
407-521-2360
2023 “Another Gotha Day” Lipdub

 

A FEW REMINDERS 
You can purchase a Gotha Middle School yearbook online at www.BuyTheYearbook.com and our school code is 715596.  

Please follow the instructions HERE to fill out the OCPS forms for the 2023-2024 school year.

Questions about your student’s classes? Reach out to their school counselor:
6th Grade A-K & 7th Grade - 
6th Grade L-Z & 8th Grade - [email protected]

Please click on the links below for more information!

YMCA Before and After School Programs

8th Grade Behavior Contract - PARENT FORM

 

http://www.ocps.net

  

 Office Hours
8:00a.m. - 4:30p.m. Mon-Fri

School Hours
9:30a.m. - 4:04p.m. (MTRF)
9:30a.m. - 2:54p.m. (W)

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