For the parents and patrons of the Fulton School District
October 20, 2017
A message from the Superintendent
Dear Parents and Patrons,
Perhaps you realize Thursday afternoon, with the outside lock down at Bush Elementary and Fulton Middle School, was stressful. However, we were pleased with each building’s response that ensured your student(s) were safe. Two busloads of Bush students, returning from a field trip during the lockdown, were directed to a safe school until an ‘all clear’ call was given to return to Bush Elementary. Parents were notified by e-mail and text messaging. FPS Staff were notified by e-mail; however, the staff text messaging failed and has been corrected.
Of note, at Bush Elementary the phone system was overwhelmed with calls during this time. We will take every opportunity to keep you informed with reliable information during emergency periods. IF this incident was a total building lock down, all staff and students would be secured and phones would not be answered.
Perhaps you might have noticed that the voice messaging was not used. A conscious decision has been made not to use voice messaging during the day. The trend seems to indicate individuals choose to return a call rather than listen to their voicemail resulting in overwhelmed phone lines and system delays.
Thank you for sending great kids to work with!
Jacque A. Cowherd, Ed.D.
Also, if you would like to receive text messages, you MUST text "Y" or "YES" to 67587 on your mobile device to "Opt In" to our system. You will NOT receive text messages until you do this.
Thank you for taking care of this so FPS has the most current information possible.
Parent Teacher Conference Dates
October 24 from 3:30 - 6:30
October 26 from 4:00 - 7:00
October 23 from 3:45 - 7:00
October 24 from 3:45 - 7:00
October 24 from 3:35 - 7:00
October 25 from 3:35 - 6:30
November 1 from 3:30 - 6:30
November 2 from 3:30 - 5:30
October 25 from 3:30 - 7:00
November 1 from 3:30 - 7:00
October 24 from 3:30 - 7:00
December 13 from 3:30 - 7:00 (Preparing for finals Cocoa and Cram Session)
It's never too early......
No School - Earned Day Off - Friday, October 27, 2017
Board of Education Meeting - Wednesday, November 8, 2017
No School - Teacher Professional Development - Monday, November 13, 2017
No School - Thanksgiving Holiday - Wednesday, November 22 - Friday, November 24
No School - Teacher Professional Development - Monday, December 11
Board of Education Meeting - Wednesday, December 13, 2017
No School - Winter Break - Friday, December 22 - Tuesday, January 2
(Classes resume Wednesday, January 3, 2018)