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Parent & Family Engagement Survey 2017

Surveys were sent home with students 3/22!  If you did not receive a survey, have no fear!!!  There is a digital Title 1 Parent & Family Engagment Survey in the right hand column of the Title I page. Also, you can find the Title l Parent & Family Engagement Surveys to print in the right hand column of the Title I page or in the front office and Parent Resource Center.

Mark your calendar! Parent Input Meeting is May 11, 2017 in the Learning Commons at 9:30 am.  Thank you in advance for giving your input, it is greatly appreciated.  Any questions, please contact Donna Merritt-Byrd byrdd@fultonschools.org or 470-254-8437.

​Math Standards of Excellence Parent Night
Alexis Farmer 8th Grade Math Chair will be the speaker for the hour.  Parents will learn strategies to help their child with resources for home and math preperation for Ga Milestones. All parents are invited March 23rd @6pm in the Learning Commons.

School Governance Council Elections 
vote.PNGIt is SGC elections season. Elections will take place March 22nd-28th for parent/guardian representatives and teacher representatives.  Each candidate has prepared a statement introducing him/herself and explaining why he/she wants to serve on the Council.  As you prepare to cast your vote, please read to learn more about the candidates so that you can make an informed decision about your Council representatives.  Hard copies of the candidate statements are available in the school office for your viewing as well.  Each parent will receive an email with a unique link allowing you to vote in this year's election.  Please make sure the school has your correct email address on file.

 Information on voter eligibility and voting procedures can be found by visiting:


Digital Citizenship

As part of our schoolwide technology initiative, all students are required to complete activities surrounding digital citizenship. Please see the below flyer for information about the program and what your student is required to complete.

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Digital Compass Info Flyer.pdf

Start of the School Year Forms

In an effort to conserve paper and resources, we have decided to convert the "Start of the School Year" forms into PDFs.  Please review and keep for your records.  You may opt to print and complete a few of the forms...

     *PTA Membership
     *GA DOE Parent Occupational Survey
     *Intramural Registration - Required for your child's participation in the sports program

If you would like a Student Accident Insurance Plan application, please contact Mr. Glenn Johnson (Counselor) at johnsong1@fultonschools.org or have your child come by the Counseling Office and ask for one.        

Click here to access all the forms.          

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​Below are documents with directions on how to locate your student's bus route. Please check it out to make sure you have the necessary information for the first day of school!

 Transportation - Bus Routes website

Transportation Directions_English.pdf

Transportation Directions_Spanish.pdf

TAG Screening and Referral Process

The consideration for gifted services may be reported or automatic as defined by the GaDOE Resource Manual for Gifted Education Services.  The Fulton County School System screens all students for eligibility for gifted services twice a year. Fulton County uses a systematic approach to identify highly capable students who may qualify for gifted services. Please review the following documents for further information.


QA TAG Screening Referral.pdf

2016-2017 School Supply List

Holcomb Bridge is tackling a school wide initiative to improve our students' organizational skills. Our school supply list for next year will give students the tools needed to be successful. We will incorporate binder set up and organization checks into our content classrooms and Hawk 30 lessons. All students must keep ONE binder for all their classes.

Please consider supporting Holcomb Bridge Middle by donating school supplies to be used at our 1st Annual Back to School Bash. You can drop off your donations to the school directly or the bin at the East Roswell Library. We are specifically looking for: highlighters, loose leaf paper, 8-tab dividers with pockets, pencil pouches, markers, pencils, and 3 inch-3 ring canvas zipped binders. No donation is too small!

​Holcomb Bridge Ranked #8

Niche.com recently released its 2016 rankings for schools. They ranked Holcomb Bridge #8 among all middle schools in GA. We are #1 in Fulton County!!! #1!!! This is a testament to the dedication and relentless efforts of teachers, the hard work and commitment of the students, and the incredible support of our parents. It is truly a reflection of the strong team effort of the Holcomb Bridge community.

​Student Happenings

We have a few new updates.  Check it out!!  #HBMSHawksRock

Climate Star Rating

Holcomb Bridge Middle School has received top honors from the state for its school climate. Holcomb Bridge Received a 5 star climate rating, the highest possible rating. The honor went to only seven other Fulton County schools, and puts Holcomb Bridge in the top 15% of all state of Georgia schools. The following message about Climate Star Ratings comes from the Georgia Department of Education:

School climate refers to the quality and character of school life – the "culture" of a school. A sustainable, positive school climate fosters youth development and student learning, which are essential elements for academic success, career-skill improvement and overall quality of life. The School Climate Star Rating helps determine whether a school is on the right path to school improvement.

"Research has shown us that school climate has a strong impact on student achievement," State School Superintendent Richard Woods said. "The data used to develop the 2014 Star Ratings proves this once again. If your school has a positive climate, it's giving students the environment they need to learn. You'll likely see high achievement there – or a school that's on the right track toward high achievement."  

Each school in Georgia received a 1-5 star ratings, with five stars representing an excellent school climate, and one star representing a school climate most in need of improvement. School Climate Star Ratings are an informational tool for schools, administrators, and parents; they do not affect the school's College & Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) score.

Interpretations of the star ratings are below; this information can also be found in the School Climate Law.

'5-star' schools ranked excellent according to the school climate index;

'4-star' schools ranked above average according to the school climate index;

'3-star' schools ranked average according to the school climate index;

'2-star' schools ranked below satisfactory according to the school climate index, or

'1-star' schools ranked unsatisfactory according to the school climate index.

School Climate Star Ratings are required by law; they also serve as a companion to the Department of Early Care and Learning's Quality Rated program, which includes an assessment of the learning environment.

"Students cannot learn in environments that do not support them," Superintendent Woods said. "Georgia is committed to measuring the quality of its learning climates, and this aligned approach helps us assess that quality from preschool all the way through 12th grade."


​3rd 9 Weeks6th grade​7th grade​8th grade
78:55 - 9:45​8:55 - 9:45​​​8:55 - 9:45
​89:48 - 10:38​9:48 - 10:38​9:48 - 10:38
​3 (HAWK 30)​10:41 - 11:07​​10:41 - 11:07​​10:41 - 11:07
​4​11:10 - 12:00​11:10 - 12:33​11:10 - 12:33
​1​12:03 - 1:26​12:36 - 1:26​12:36 - 1:26
​2​1:29 - 2:19​​1:29 - 2:19​​1:29 - 2:19
​5​2:22 - 3:12​​2:22 - 3:12​​2:22 - 3:12
​6​3:15 - 4:05​3:15 - 4:05​3:15 - 4:05

​1st: 12:50 - 1:20
2nd: 12:56 - 1:26

1st: 11:15 - 11:45
2nd: 11:20 - 11:50

​​1st: 11:58 - 12:28
2nd: 12:03 - 12:33



When you are viewing grades in the Home Access Center, please pay attention to the drop down window that allows you to choose which "run" you would like to view. Please be sure to select "All Runs" if you want to see the average for the semester. If you choose "1" or "2," it will only calculate the grade for that grading period. Since grades for non-Connections courses are calculated by semester, not quarter, "All Runs" will give you the correct average.





2700 Holcomb Bridge Road
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Ph: 470-254-5280
Fax: 470-254-3333
Chris Shearer, Principal

School Hours:  8:55 AM-4:05 PM
Office Hours:   8:00 AM-4:30 PM

Student Supervision:  Please drop off students no earlier than 8:00 AM to ensure proper supervision. 







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Through a rigorous application and a full day committee visit…the Georgia National Lighthouse School to Watch committee re-designated Holcomb Bridge Middle School a high-performing school that is academically excellent, developmentally responsive and socially equitable.

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4/3/2017 12:00 AM SPRING BREAK 
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