APRES Summer SWIM '22

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Message from Principal Wilson

Greetings Dolphin Family,

I hope everyone is enjoying the summer break! We are working extremely hard to prepare for the 2022-2023 school year. I wanted to touch base with you all to give you a preview of upcoming dates and events as well as critical changes to some of the district policies for this year. I also just wanted you to know I am looking forward to seeing each of you soon. I can't wait until school starts in a few weeks.

In case you haven't heard...Randolph is officially an IB Primary Years Programme School. YES!!! We received IB PYP authorization during the 2021-2022 school year. We were the first elementary school in South Fulton to do so. What does this mean for your scholar? It means we will continue to deliver rigorous instruction with an emphasis on transdisciplinary learning (content integration) using a global minded approach. Congratulations to our students and staff for their hard work in making this happen for our school community.

This year's theme is "Focused on the W.I.N." The acronym W.I.N. stands for What's Important Now. It is my personal goal this school year to continue to remain focused on those things that guarantee the success of EVERY child EVERY day. By keeping our attention on the small things that make a BIG difference, we can be certain that our scholars and the entire school community will be successful.

I am excited to share that this year, parents will be able to walk scholars into the building each morning. As we reinstate this process, it is important to remember that mornings are not a time for parent/teacher conferences. Our staff will be busy supervising scholars and will not be able to engage in extended conversations with parents during this time. This time should be used to make sure your scholars have a great day and to wish them the best. All parents will be required to exit the building no later than 7:35 am, so that we may begin our instructional day. Students will not be allowed to enter the building before 7:10am. Breakfast ends at 7:35am and any student arriving after 7:40am is tardy. Parents arriving with scholars after 7:40am will not be allowed to escort them through the building as we will have begun our instructional day. Afternoon pick up begins at 2:20pm and ends at 2:45pm daily.

On campus visitation during the school day will be by appointment only to avoid disruptions to instruction throughout the school day. Should you wish to schedule an appointment to visit during the school day, please contact the front office at least 48 hours prior to schedule visitation time. Classroom visits are limited to a 30-minute observation window and the parent must be escorted by a member of the administrative team for the duration of the 30-minute visit. Classroom visits are not a time for parent/teacher conferences.

We are highly encouraging uniforms this school year. Our uniform top is blue, yellow, or white and the bottoms are khaki or navy blue. No logo is required for the uniform top. I will be sharing vendor information with you soon and at our Open House "Sneak Peek" in August.

As you know students thrive when there is intentional collaboration between the school, families and community. I have been in conversation with our new PTA president and am excited about the collaborative work that will come from this organization this year. You may ask how you can help. Join PTA ($20 for parents - more information to come); be sure your contact information is updated in the Infinite Campus (IC) system; and follow us on Twitter @RandolphDolphin for updates on events and the exciting things happening each day at Randolph.

All 3rd grade through 5th grade scholars will continue to receive laptops for the school year. This device will be used during the upcoming school year. Thank you in advance for ensuring scholars are taking care of the devices loaned to them by the district. If your student receives a notification to update his/her device, please follow the steps for the Windows updates being pushed out by the district. There is a replacement fee for damaged parts or broken devices. Parents will be required to sign acknowledgement of this fee when scholars devices are issued. Please support with encouraging your Dolphin to be responsible in taking care of his/her device.

The first 10 days of school are the most critical days of the school year. These are the dates the district uses to determine if enrollment has met the requirements to keep the entire staff at a school. Please make sure if you have a scholar you have not registered you do so as soon as possible. There will be no class changes prior to the first 10 days of school. All scholars must be accounted for before we consider any class changes. The form to request class changes will be made available after the 10 day window, and class changes are at the discretion of the assistant principal, Ms. Mack, and are not guaranteed. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

A. Philip Randolph will be a cashless school during the 2022-2023 school year. All payments will be made through the Online School Payment (OSP) system. Grade-level and class fees and payments will be paid a la carte by activity and each payment must be made through OSP.

As you continue to enjoy your summer vacation, please encourage your child(ren) to read, work on math facts, and engage in some academic activity each day. We look forward to seeing you on August 4th at the "Sneak Peek" and on August 8th for the first day of school. Stay safe and have fun!

In Partnership,

Principal Wilson, Proud Dolphin

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Registration for New Dolphins

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays

8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Important changes have been made to the FCS Discipline Code of Conduct

Our goal is for our scholars to be safe, educated, and have fun at school. To ensure scholars and staff have a safe environment conducive to learning and teaching please make sure you familiarize yourself with Fulton’s Student Code of Conduct prior to the school year beginning.

Student Code of Conduct

School Supply Lists 2022-2023 School Year

Use the links below to access the grade level supply list for your Dolphin.

Every Child Reads

"Every Child Reads" is a campaign to get all scholars reading on grade level. The district is investing a lot of dollars to ensure scholars are reading. Many parents wonder how they may be a part of this movement. Here are some tips:

  • Read to your child every day
  • Practice sight words
  • Practice letters and their sounds
  • Ensure your child reads at least 30 minutes a day
  • Ask your child questions about what they are reading

This are just some ways to increase reading ability. Take a look at the article below to understand how to improve reading fluency.

"11 Ways to Improve Reading Fluency"

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Be in the Know for Back to School (Important Info)

Student Arrival: 7:10 a.m.

  • Students are not permitted to wait inside or outside of the building without supervision; students must remain in their vehicles, if dropped off, until 7:10 a.m. No students are permitted on campus prior to approved student arrival times.

Student Dismissal: 2:20 p.m.

  • Dismissal begins promptly at 2:20 p.m. Early checkouts must occur prior to 2:00 p.m. Students are engaged in learning the last 20 minutes of school, and may not be checked out after 2:00 p.m. Parents are encouraged to ensure proper planning is in place for dismissal


*Uniforms are highly encouraged to wear to school every day; Wednesdays are College Days and Fridays of each week are spirit days!

  • The standard school uniform consists of a polo top and khaki or navy skirts, shorts or pants. A logo patch is optional, but are not required

    • Khaki bottoms are preferred with uniform tops, however, jeans are allowed to be worn with uniform tops, as well. *No frayed or ripped jeans are allowed*

  • Uniforms are worn on Monday – Thursday.
  • Wednesday is College Day! Students may wear a college shirt!
  • Every Friday is Spirit Wear and Free Dress Day. ****


*Randolph ES does not endorse any uniform vendors. Vendors may be present at open house.


All students who will be car-riders will receive a new car rider number for the new school year; tags will need to be placed in the car window for a more efficient car-rider process. You can secure your car rider number during our Open House "Sneak Peek" on August 4th.

On-Site After School Care with APEC

The mission of APEC After School Enrichment Program is to provide meaningful programming for school age children during out of school times. We accomplish this by using a holistic approach to child development that involves enrichment of the mind, body and spirit through academic, physical and social development. We strategically collaborate with the schools and the community to provide unsurpassed support for the children and families we serve.

APEC After School Enrichment @ Randolph Elementary School

5320 Campbellton Road Atlanta GA 30331Office: 404-287-9709

After School Enrichment – Constructive programming for children including homework assistance and recreational activities.

APEC on Facebook!

Register Here

Pay Tuition Online

APRES Summer Hours

Our summer office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Our data clerk, Ms. Patterson, will be available to process Registrations and Withdrawals on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays between the hours of 8:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.

Our office will be closed for Registration and Withdrawal the weeks of June 20 -July 8, 2022.

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Back to School "Sneak Peek"

We are excited to welcome our Dolphins back!

Every family will have the opportunity to meet your classroom teacher, receive transportation information and meet with our after school care providers, as well as join PTA and meet members of the SGC. Some vendors will be on site as well.

Please adhere to the grade level times listed on the flyer and below in order for us to successfully accommodate all families.

Pre-K -2nd Grade Meet & Greet

4:00PM - 5:00PM

3rd - 5th Grades Meet & Greet

5:00PM -6:00PM

Families with students in multiple grade levels are asked to join us near the end of the youngest scholar's Meet & Greet window if at all possible to ensure the opportunity to meet with teachers across grade levels. Our goal is to do our best to accommodate all families.

Parking will be located in the parking lots to the left of the school. No parking will be available in the upper lots of the school due to vending or along the side driveway to avoid ticketing.

Directional signage will be posted for an orderly flow of traffic. Please adhere to the signage when you arrive.

There will be opportunities to meet with administrative team members during the Meet & Greet. Be reminded that no schedule change requests will be considered until after the first 10 days of school.

For those families who are unable to attend in person or who would prefer a virtual option, classroom teachers' information will be uploaded to our website and the link to our virtual school tour is there as well.

We look forward to seeing you all on Thursday, August 4th!

On the Horizon


19 FCS Board Meeting @4:30 pm -South Learning Center

30 First Day Fulton @ Banneker HS from 10am-2pm

Healthy South Fulton Family Fun & Sports Day at Sandtown Park from 11am-3pm


4 APRES Open House from 4pm-6pm

8 Fist Day of School for FCS Students

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Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to our Dolphins who celebrated in May and June!