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Principal's Message

Welcome to Gotha Middle School!

Gotha Update - Week of 5/23/2022

Monica Emery

Hello, Gotha families!  

We have just three days left in this 2021-22 school year.  I cannot believe it.  Thank you to our PTO, our volunteers and our community for such tremendous support during yet another very different year.   I am humbled and appreciative.  I am looking forward to a very positive end to our school year!

As a reminder, the OCPS Code of Student Conduct can be found in its entirety here.    We are enforcing the Code of Conduct through the last day of school.  Please note that consequences received this week have the potential of going into next school year.  Let’s work together to make sure kids are making good choices right up until the end.  

We are excited to once again have our One Book, One School, One Summer program!  Our rising 7th and 8th graders will receive the book Schooled by Gordon Korman.  Follow us on Facebook this summer to hear our Gotha staff members’ thoughts about the book and tag us in pictures of your Gotha student reading!  Students will have activities in their Language Arts courses when we return in August and information about a Family Literacy Night to celebrate our summer readers will be sent out at a later date.  There will also be summer reading competitions through Beanstack, which all students have access to on Launchpad.

Student laptops will be collected prior to summer break this year.  Device collection will continue this week.  7th grade students will be turning them in on Monday and 6th graders will be turning them in on Tuesday.  Students will need to turn in their laptop and charger.  All stickers need to be removed from the devices.  No 8th graders should have a backpack this week.  Once devices are turned in, there is no reason to bring a backpack.  If students feel comfortable bringing their laptop in without a backpack, we prefer there to be NO backpacks at all this week.  On Wednesday NO ONE should bring a backpack.  

We are celebrating our athletes on Monday May 23rd beginning @ 9:30 a.m. We will make an all call for student athletes to report to the cafeteria.  Coach Davis has a small token of appreciation for each athlete.  All athletes MUST have their uniforms turned in.  We appreciate our student athletes and their commitment to our school!

Our 2022 School-wide LipDub is tomorrow, Monday May 23rd!  If students do not have a specific themed part, either solo or with their class, we are asking that they wear EXTREME Gotha Spirit Monday.  Our previous LipDubs have made it all the way to the Today Show, so we want the video to show how AWESOME our school is!

Just a reminder, if you already attend the YMCA ASZ, please note that it will be closed the last three days of school, May 23-25.  Students need to be picked up at dismissal, at 4:00PM.  

SCHEDULE THIS WEEK 

Monday 5/23-     LIPDUB!!!  7th Grade Device Collection; no backpacks for 8th grade   

Tuesday 5/24-     6th Grade Device Collection; no backpacks for 7th and 8th grade

Wednesday 5/25 -      Gotha Spirit Day! LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!  NO BACKPACKS

 

If you don’t already, consider following the school on Facebook.  It’s a great way for you to see what’s going on during the school day and in extra-curricular activities with our students!

As always, be safe, be kind, and remember - It’s a GREAT day to be a grizzly.

Monica Emery
Principal  

www.ocps.net

 

 

  

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

School Hours
9:30a.m. - 3:57p.m. (MTRF)
9:30a.m. - 2:54p.m. (W)

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