Principal's Message

Principal's Message

A Message from the Principal

FALL 2022

Garfield Heights Middle School Families,

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the Principal of Garfield Heights Middle School. Along with the teachers and staff, I will work towards building positive relationships with parents, students, and community partners. I am excited and eager to work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child's success.

This is going to be a great year! We have new administrators, teachers, and, of course, new students! We recognize that students may be feeling anxious with the start of a new school year and we will continue to place a strong emphasis on social and emotional learning while focusing on building a school community.

We will continue to use Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), the use of data to drive instruction, and to provide consistent implementation of the curriculum in a rigorous manner so that we can increase students' achievement.
As your principal, it is important to me that everyone who steps through our doors is excited to be here! This attitude enables us to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun, and nurturing environment. Most importantly, I bring a belief that students are at the center of all school-related decisions.

I am excited to unite my experience, my openness to learn, and my child-centered approach to supporting our students. Because the relationships between families and the school are vital to the success of our students, I encourage you to become involved in every way possible. I look forward to meeting you soon!

Mrs. Clotman
Every Child, Every Day, Together!

? Tuesday, August 23rd: Back to School Kickoff
? Wednesday, August 24th: 6th Grade Orientation and New Students to the District
? Wednesday, August 25th: 1st Day of School
? Wednesday, August 31st: Meet the Teachers Night

Please look for procedural updates communicated to you from Garfield Heights Middle School.
We value our partnership with families as we navigate together. Please don’t hesitate to reach
out to us with questions or concerns. Stay safe!

Mrs. Clotman, Principal Mr. Freilino, Assistant Principal
Ms. Komora, Assistant Principal
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