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Welcome to Gotha Middle School!

Gotha Update 9/18/2023

Monica Emery

Hello Gotha Families!

If you see Deputy Vignali this week, our SRO, please give him a shout out.  He was chosen as a West Orange Times Influencer of the Week.  You can check out his article here.  Thank you, Deputy Vignali, for all that you do!

Congratulations to Asiah Coxson.  She is our Cambridge Learner Attribute Student of the Week for being CONFIDENT!  She was nominated by Ms. VanEgmond for working hard and showing what she knows in class!  

Friday we kicked off our Fall Gotha Grooves Silent Disco Fundraiser!  Our goal is to raise $15,000 to support the school, students and staff.  Throughout the fundraiser we will be promoting the Cambridge attributes.  Reminder to REGISTER your student on MYBOOSTER.COM to be entered into the daily sweepstakes.  Reminder: Please select your 7th period teacher when registering. Any student who registers with a parent or guardian’s email before tonight at 11:59 pm will be entered to win our first sweepstakes prize… an Amazon Gift Card!  The winner will be announced TOMORROW (Monday, September 18th).

Our Fall Scholastic Book Fair begins on Monday!  You can set up an eWallet HERE!  Kids will have a chance to shop during the day through their Language Arts classes.  The Book Fair will also be open in the Media Center during Open House on Tuesday.

Open House is Tuesday from 5:30 - 7:30.  Open House is a chance for the students to show YOU what they’ve accomplished since the start of the school year.  If you are unable to attend, no worries!  Check out this virtual Open House Video Message.  We will have a table set up to request parent conferences with teachers since the time allotted will not allow teachers to spend much time with each individual parent.   Bubbalou’s on Conroy Road is also hosting a Gotha Spirit Night on the 19th ALL DAY.  Stop by before or after Open House to grab some bodacious BBQ.

We're putting together a dance compilation video and if your Gotha student approves, we’d love it to be a community video!  We're using the song "I Feel Like Dancing" by Jason Mraz!  Your job is to submit a video, no more than 15 seconds long, of you - by yourself, with some friends, with students, with a pet - dancing to the song! Videos must be shot in landscape, meaning your phone needs to be sideways when it records.  Have fun!  Videos are due by Sunday September 24th so you have a little over a week.  


Remember that students should be reading at home nightly and logging their minutes on Beanstack through Gotha’s “Reading is an Adventure” Challenge to earn brag tags and be invited to different literacy events on campus.  Check out these images to help you find Beanstack and challenges.  

OCPS Code of Student Conduct 
Gotha School Wide Discipline Plan 
Did you know that students (and you) have 24hr access to the FortifyFL app?  The students can find it on their OCPS device.  This app should be used to report anything worrisome anonymously.  That notification goes to us at the school as well as law enforcement.  For issues that are not severe in nature, please encourage your student to speak to an adult on campus.      

This week is Start With Hello Week.  It is a time to focus on kindness and acceptance and ways to end social isolation.  

Monday 9/18 - Soccer @ HOME vs. Memorial 5:30 (Boys Only) Adults- $5.00/ Students-$2.00  
Tuesday 9/19 - Open House 5:30 - 7:30; Spirit Night @ Bubbalou’s BBQ 
Wednesday 9/20 - Gotha Spirit Day
Thursday 9/21 - Progress Reports available on Skyward Family Access; Wear
GREEN in support of Sandy Hook and Start with Hello Week 
Friday 9/22 -  

Please contact the school if you have any questions at all.  Have a great week.  Help your student make choices that are confident, responsible, innovative, engaged and reflective.  As always, IT’S A GREAT DAY TO BE A GRIZZLY!

Monica Emery
Gotha Middle School
2023 “Another Gotha Day” Lipdub



From now until September 30th the 2023-24 Gotha Yearbook will only be $35.   You can purchase a book online at 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 - [email protected] 

  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

Aktivate Athlete Registration Guide/Tutorial- English 
Aktivate Athlete Registration Guide/Tutorial- Spanish

Deadline Dates for packet submittal on Aktivate: 
Volleyball- Athletic Packet Deadline- October 6th- 11:59 P.M.
Basketball- Athletic Packet Deadline- December 18th- 11:59 P.M.
Track- Athletic Packet Deadline- February 16th- 11:59 P.M.


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

NEW School Hours 2023-2024
9:30a.m. - 4:04p.m. (MTRF)
9:30a.m. - 2:54p.m. (W)


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