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Principal's Message

Welcome to Gotha Middle School!

Gotha Update 5/13/2024

Monica Emery

Hello Gotha Families!

I can’t believe we have made it to the final week of this school year!  If you haven’t already been checking, please make sure you are accessing Skyward to ensure your student has been on top of his or her grades and potential missing assignments.  

Congratulations to Jamie Smith.  Jamie is this week’s Cambridge Learner Attributes Student of the Week.  He was nominated by Ms. Soper and Ms. Hopkins for being a RESPONSIBLE student and brother.       

Laptop and charger collection will continue this week.  Please check your student’s device.  Please make sure it is clean, free from stickers, and in good condition.  Fines will be assessed for damages, if there are any.  Collection will be filtered through Social Studies classes as follows:

7th grade will be on 5.20.24
6th grade will be on 5.22.24

If you haven’t yet purchased your student’s yearbook, books will be on sale through the last day of school, or until they are sold out.  They are $50 and students can bring cash or a check made out to Gotha Middle School.  

LITERACY FOCUS OF THE WEEK
Join OCPS for our Summer Reading Celebration and help us reach our goal of reading 3 million minutes by logging minutes in Beanstack from May 20 - August 1, 2024. As students enjoy reading throughout the summer, they can earn special badges and be entered to win a custom book box. Middle school students are invited to read The Liars Society by Alyson Gerber and watch her author video with family and friends. Check out this title and more eBooks, digital magazines and audiobooks on Sora too!

CODE OF CONDUCT REMINDER
OCPS Code of Student Conduct
 
Gotha School Wide Discipline Plan
  
Please remind your student that misbehaviors and infractions are still being tracked through the very last day of school, and consequences will be issued if needed.  We want to make sure students get to enjoy every bit of the last week of school.  

For your planning purposes, there will be NO backpacks Thursday or Friday.  If your student has purchased a ticket to the Glow Party on Wednesday, they should not bring their backpack Wednesday either.     

THIS WEEK AT THE SCHOOL 
For your planning purposes, there is no YMCA After School Zone on Thursday or Friday this week.  Students must be picked up by 4:30pm.  

We are having a last week of school SPIRIT WEEK!  

Monday 5/20 - Hawaiian Day 
Tuesday 5/21 - EXTREME GOTHA SPIRIT Day; 2024 Lipdub filming!  Students report to 2nd period in the morning.
Wednesday 5/22 - Lemonade and Neon Day (wear bright colors); Glow Party
Thursday 5/23 - Sunglasses Day; NO BACKPACKS, NO YMCA ASZ
Friday 5/24 - Extreme Summer Drip Day; NO BACKPACKS, NO YMCA ASZ; Last day of school!

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 

The YMCA offers a summer cost to middle school students at no cost to families June 3rd through July 25th.  The camp will be held at Southwest Middle School and a bus will be provided to transport kids from Gotha to Southwest and back to Gotha each day.  Parents must sign students up each week.  Flyers are available at our After School YMCA program, our front office and on our website. 

Questions about your student’s course selection for next year? Reach out to their school counselor:

Rising 8th Grade & 7th Grade A-K - [email protected] 
Rising 6th Grade & 7th Grade L-Z - [email protected]

Please click on the links below for more information!

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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