Abbotts Hill Updates
April 2, 2021
Mark Your Calendar
4/5 - 4/9 - Spring Break (school closed)
4/12, 4/13 and 4/14 Remote Learning for ALL students
4/15 Face to Face learners return to school
4/19 - 4/23 AHE 20th Year Celebration Week!
4/22 AHE Anniversary t-shirt drive through pick up (prepaid remote students only)
4/22 Sprit Night - Peace, Love and Pizza (Old Milton location)
4/22 PTA Virtual Bingo Night (make it a family pizza and bingo night!)
Remote Learning Days for ALL Abbotts Hill Students April 12-14
Updates From Dr. Stabler
April 5, 6, 7, 8, 9: Spring Break
April 12, 13, & 14: Universal Remote Learning Days
It is hard to believe we are nearing spring break. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff, students, and parents for their flexibility, continued support, and hard work throughout the semester. We appreciate everything that you have done behind the scenes to support our students. A special thank you goes to the PTA and families for delivering a truly wonderful and memorable Teacher Appreciation Week! You have pampered us and have given us the red-carpet experience! I look forward to a strong ending to our 2020-2021 school year and 20th year anniversary. Thank you for your partnership. Have a safe and restful well-deserved spring break! We cannot wait to see you soon!
Update Your Calendar
Universal Remote Learning Days All FCS schools will be participating in Universal Remote Learning on Monday, April 12 – Wednesday, April 14 in order to support the district’s efforts to provide the 2nd round of vaccinations for all school personnel. Teachers will be posting additional details in their Seesaw following Spring Break. We look forward to “seeing” everyone on TEAMS April 12-14. You can click here for more information.
Milestones - Attention 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Families
The schedule for Milestones Testing has been set. Testing for remote and face-to-face students will take place at Abbotts Hill Elementary School. Testing will begin as soon as school begins each day. It is important that your student arrives to school on time on these days.
If your student is a remote learner, he/she can ride the school bus to school that morning, or you can drive your student to school and use the carpool lane for drop off. Remote students will need to be picked up after testing completes, which will be at approximately 10:00AM each day. Families of remote students will receive more specific information in the coming weeks.
If you have refused testing for your child, teachers will provide asynchronous lessons for your student to complete while testing is taking place in the building. Face-to-Face learners will complete these asynchronous lessons in an alternate location in the building. Remote learners will complete these asynchronous lessons at home. After testing completes, students will resume their learning following a revised schedule that will be used on testing days. Schedules will be posted via Seesaw in the coming weeks.
Teachers are working hard to prepare students and may provide at home practice opportunities as well. These assignments are appropriate for all students as they are grade level standards-based and not specifically Milestones related. Below are some resources for your information about the test. Students may also want to review the formatting of the test by visiting: http://www.gaexperienceonline.com/
Resources for Families
End of Grade Study/Resource Guide: Study/Resource Guides
Parent’s Guide to End of Grade Student Report: Brochure
Understanding the Georgia Milestones Achievement Levels: Achievement Levels
Parent Lexile Guide: Lexile Framework
Fulton County Schools COVID-19 Information Site
The FCS COVID-19 site provides updates regarding resources, cases, positive trend rates, and pediatric reports. For the latest information on COVID-19 in Fulton County, please click here to access the site.
Fulton County Board of Health COVID-19 Reporting Site
The Fulton County Board of Health and Fulton County Schools have developed an on-line portal for FCS parents/guardians to report student COVID-19 related cases. The portal has been updated to include Spanish, Korean, and Chinese language options. FCS parent/guardians will find a dropdown at the top right for translations. Please make a report to the FCBOH when your student is COVID-19 positive, has a pending COVID-19 test result, or has been in direct contact with a COVID-19 positive person. Also, please use this resource for official reporting rather than alerting the school and/or teacher. If you must engage the school/teacher, please do so after you have made an official report to the FCBOH. Lastly, to ensure the protection of our school community, please do not allow your child to attend school or school-sponsored events when he/she is ill and/or has any of the above COVID-19 concerns. Please click here for more details and consider posting this document in a visible location, i.e. the refrigerator, for easy access. www.fultonschools.org/ReportCOVID.
Spirit Night: Order from the Old Milton location of Peace, Love & Pizza on April 22nd. Mention Abbotts Hill Elementary when ordering and the school will receive 10% of the sales.
Virtual Family Bingo Night: Join us on April 22nd from 7-8pm for a free virtual bingo night. There are a limited number of Bingo cards available. You MUST email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your card(s) by April 15th. Make it a pizza and bingo night by ordering from Peace Love & Pizza (Old Milton location).
Staff Appreciation Week: Thanks to everyone for helping make Staff Appreciation Week a big success!
NEWS FROM THE CLINIC
The pacer test will begin in P.E right after the Spring Break. So if your child needs an inhaler for exercise induced asthma, please make sure they have one available in the clinic for use as needed. The paperwork to give medication at school can be found electronically under clinic on Abbotts Hill website https://www.fultonschools.org/abbottshilles or by contacting me at email@example.com/ (470)254-9023.