APRES October SWIM '21

An Extraordinary Place to Learn

A Message from Principal Wilson

Greetings Dolphins!

Can you believe it is already October! October is a month of awareness for many causes and we will do our best to support and represent for each of them over the next 31 days. Please encourage your scholars to participate.

This year we are bringing back Trunk-or-Treat. In collaboration with our PTA we are hosting our version of Trunk-or-Treat by having Book Character Day. Each class will select a book to read and dress as characters from the story. Your classroom teacher will share more information about that. If you are a member of the PTA, you will receive information from our President detailing how you can support. In Thursday's VIP folder all parents will receive a form letting us know if you will be able to donate candy for this event. All treats must be store bought, prepackaged and individually wrapped. We will provide treat bags for students to collect their candy and treats. We will begin accepting "candy" donations on Wednesday, October 13th in the front office.

Again, all of the items must be store purchased, pre-packed and sealed. No open candy is allowed at the event. It is also important to note, that scholars are not permitted to pass out candy or distribute candy at Randolph ES. Any candy being distributed by our scholars will be confiscated and discarded.

We are still celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and this week is our Hispanic Heritage Spirit Week.

Monday: Wear Neon Colors

Tuesday: Wear Flowers or a Sombrero

Wednesday: Wear your favorite Soccer Jersey/Cooking with Principal Wilson

Thursday: Western Wear

Friday: Hispanic Heritage Attire

As we move into October, we are digging into Unit Assessment Data and reviewing our student academic risk reports. In addition, our 2nd and 4th grade students will complete the MAP Assessment, beginning this week. The window for the MAP Assessment is October 4-15. As a result of our data analysis we will begin Extended Learning and High Dosage Small Groups. Parents will receive invitations for their scholars to participate in additional learning programs. This is a unique learning opportunity for your scholar, and we sincerely hope that you will enroll your scholar in the learning programs as they are a true benefit to their academic success. Extended learning is scheduled to begin October 18th. Please check with your scholar's teacher if you have not received an invitation and would like for your scholar to attend extended learning.

This is a reminder that school starts promptly at 7:40 AM. In order to maximize our instructional day, we need our scholars here on time. The building opens at 7:10 AM for scholars and breakfast is served until 7:35 AM. Please make sure you are arriving on time so that scholars do not miss any classroom instruction.

Please talk to your scholars about the appropriate use of cell phones. When a scholar enters the building, his/her cell phone is to be powered off and placed in the backpack. Students are not to make phone calls or text during the school day, including lunch and recess. Parents, please refrain from calling and texting scholars during the school day, as it is a distraction to the learning environment. Should you have an emergency and need to communicate with your scholar during the instructional day, please contact the front office at 470-254-6520. The instructional day ends at 2:20 PM.

Thank you parents who have donated masks, wipes, and snacks to our classrooms. You are EXTRAORDINARY! Please remind your scholar to wear his/her mask each day. It is critical in our efforts to maintain a safe environment for all students and staff. Far too many car riders are exiting the car with no masks. We greatly appreciate your attention to this matter.

Dolphin family, as always thank you for your support, your feedback, open lines of communication, and your commitment to Randolph. The partnership between parents and the school is a key factor in our success. Thank you for helping us make A. Philip Randolph "An Extraordinary Place to Learn!"

In Partnership,

Principal Wilson, Proud Dolphin

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Attendance Matters!

Our school day starts at 7:40 AM daily and ends at 2:20 PM. Late arrivals and early dismissal has an impact on academic growth.

Please be sure if your student is absent that he/she returns to school with an excuse for the absence.

Late Start Days: Read, Plan, Prepare

All Fulton County schools will participate in a total of six Late Start Mondays. Schools will reserve the time for collaborative work in PLC's and job-embedded professional learning.

The research is clear: when teachers plan and collaborate about student progress, students benefit. While Late Start Mondays will not impact the regularly scheduled arrival or breakfast times for students, they are afforded an additional hour for arrival on these days. Therefore, we highly encourage parents to use this additional time to create opportunities for bonding time with your scholar. Consider a shared breakfast at home, dialogue and discussion and an opportunity to review with your scholar their grades and progress. Let's make our Late Start Mondays an impactful time for our scholars.

On late start days, scholars may arrive at school as late as 8:40 with no penalty, however breakfast will end at 7:35 in preparation for lunch. The school day will end at its regular time of 2:20.

Students who arrive on time will be located in designated supervised areas while the teacher is in his/her PLC.

The remaining late start days are below:

  • October 25: Late-Start Monday
  • November 15: Late-Start Monday
  • January 24: Late-Start Monday
  • February 28: Late-Start Monday
  • March 21: Late-Start Monday
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COVID-19 Reporting and Mandatory Masks

It is imperative that if your scholar has come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID19, if your scholar has tested positive for COVID19, or if he/she is awaiting test results, that this information is reported to the district Parent Reporting Portal immediately. The link below provides access to the Reporting Portal.

Parent COVID19 Reporting Portal

Please DO NOT send any students to school exhibiting any signs of illness, particularly those resembling COVID19 symptoms. Any student with the following symptoms will be required to be picked up from school immediately and asked to remain home until they are symptom free for 24 hours.

  • Fever
  • Congestion or Runny Nose
  • Cough
  • Headache
  • Stomach ache accompanied with vomiting or diarrhea

Any child exhibiting any of the above symptoms will be sent to the nurse's office and immediate pick up is required.

Do know that it is our priority to continue to keep our staff and students safe and we need your support with doing so.

All students are required to wear a mask to school every day. Please refrain from sending your scholar to school with out an appropriate face covering. We have noticed a number of scholars arriving without masks and while we have replacement masks on hand, we are not prepared to provide masks to every scholar every day. Please help us by making sure your son/daughter has a mask when leaving the house each day. We are accepting donations of youth size masks

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Home COVID19 Testing

Dear FCS Parents,

Fulton County Schools is partnering with the Fulton County Board of Health (FCBOH) to provide FREE At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits to families in our community. The goal of this initiative is aimed at reducing community spread by allowing more flexibility and access to testing. Your school falls within one of the zip codes identified by the FCBOH for these free tests.

All you need to do is fill out the At-Home Test Kit Request Form to reserve your family’s kit. The kits will be available to families on a first come, first served basis.

You will need to pick up your reserved test kit bundle at the school you select on the form on October 18, 2021, between 2:30PM and 4:30PM.

We are excited to partner with FCBOH and hope this effort will increase testing in our communities, get people into care sooner, and protect others from COVID-19 illness. This initiative is part of the Say YES! COVID Test At-Home Testing Challenge initiative which is a cooperative effort with local boards of health and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the CDC and other national partners.

Link and QR Code for At-Home Test Kit Request Form

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The links below are for Domestic Violence resources:

On the Horizon


11- Columbus Day (No School)

12 - Teacher Work Day/ Parent Conference Day (No School for Scholars)

15 - Pink Out Day (Wear Head to Toe Pink)

25 - Late Start Day

25-29 - Red Ribbon Week

26 - Virtual SGC Meeting 4:00 PM

26 - Virtual PTA Meeting 5:30 PM

26 - Virtual Literacy Night 6:00 PM

29 - Character Day (Dress as your favorite Book Character)

29 - Fall-O-Ween 12PM-2PM (Students Only)


15 - Late Start Day

22-26 - Thanksgiving Holiday

30 - Virtual SGC Meeting

30 - Virtual PTA / 2nd Grade Showcase of Learning

District Information

Use links below to access district information.