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Welcome to Gotha Middle School!

Gotha Update 3/27/2023

Monica Emery

Hello Gotha Families!  

I hope you had a great weekend.  The first week back from break was a great one.  We kicked off our kindness campaign by recognizing 13 students and our first weekly winner was Pamela Centeio.  Pamela was translating for a student who has been struggling with school and during the translation she offered to help her with her assignments even though they are not in the same classes or grade level.  Way to go Pamela!  Enjoy your kindness shirt!

In the past, I have asked parents and family members for STAFF shout outs.  As we begin working toward the end of this school year, I’d love to hear from all of you about instances where a staff member has gone above and beyond for your Gotha student!  Please send your shout outs to me at [email protected] 

The state of Florida requires students to have all of their required immunizations before a child enters 7th grade. This is a friendly reminder that if you have an eleven year-old they are eligible for the Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis immunization also known as Tdap. This is a required shot before entering 7th grade. There is an immunization event happening here at our school on April 11th. The required Florida 680 form needs to be completed. It has been sent home with your child.  If you would like your child to receive this immunization at school, please sign and return the form to the school with your child.  If you have any questions please contact our LPN, Nurse Williams @ [email protected] 

As a reminder, if you need to drop your student off prior to 9:00, please register for the YMCA Before School Program.  The cost is $25/ week, however scholarships are available.  Our YMCA After School Zone is completely FREE.  There is no supervision at the front of the school after 4:30pm.  If you cannot pick your child up before 4:30 they will need to be registered for the YMCA ASZ.

LITERACY FOCUS OF THE WEEK I know that as we get closer to the summer and as the kids get older, it is harder and harder to get books into their hands.  Check out these TIPS on motivating middle schoolers to read.  

CODE OF CONDUCT REMINDER OCPS Code of Student Conduct  Gotha School Wide Discipline Plan

Please remind your students about the importance of getting to class on time.  Many are hanging just a little too long in the courtyard and then running to class.  This week we had an injury because the students were racing each other.  If they walk directly to their next class, I promise they will get there on time safely.    

THIS WEEK AT THE SCHOOL To wrap up Women’s History Month, we are having a Female Empowerment Spirit Week!

Monday 3/27 - “Empower Her” - write something you love about yourself on a shirt

Tuesday 3/28 -  “Tutus and Tennis Shoes” - dress up in your cutest tutus and tennis shoes; Honor Roll Recognition at lunches

Wednesday 3/29 - “We Wear Pink” - wear your best pink outfit inspired by the Pink Ladies; Q3 Report Cards available on Skyward Family Access

Thursday 3/30 - “Like a Boss” - dress up in your best boss lady attire; Q3 Grizzly Greats Recognition Breakfast

Friday 3/31 - “Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History” - dress to celebrate women who have become a symbol of American feminism and strength

Please contact the school if you have any questions at all.  Have a great week remember to be safe and be kind and as always, IT’S A GREAT DAY TO BE A GRIZZLY!

Monica Emery Principal Gotha Middle School 407-521-2360 2022 GOTHA Resilience LipDub



Our 2022-23 Gotha Yearbooks are already for sale and RIGHT NOW they are the cheapest they will be all year.  Click here to go to our Gotha MS website where you can order books, buy ads for your favorite Gotha student and upload pictures! 

If you would like to donate a kindness shirt, you can visit our Wish List HERE.   We will also be using the generous donations to our Gotha Community Spirit and Incentive Fund.  We’re excited to continue to spread kindness!

As we begin work toward the end of this school year, I’d love to hear from all of you about instances where a staff member has gone above and beyond for your Gotha student!  Please send your shout outs to me at [email protected] 

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