Bulldog Newsletter

Clairemont Elementary August 1, 2019

Greetings Clairemont CREW,

On behalf of the staff at Clairemont Elementary, I am happy to welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year! We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure that our students achieve their highest potential. We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children will need support from both home and school. We know a strong partnership with you will make a great impact on your child's education. As partners, we share the responsibility for student success and want you to know that we will do our very best to reach that goal.There are a few things that we would like for you to know as we begin the school year.

City Schools of Decatur Vision

We build the foundation for all children to do their best, achieve their dreams and make the world a better place.
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City Schools of Decatur Mission

Our mission is to work with and inspire students to grow and develop their ability to learn, think, and inquire through meaningful, motivating and rewarding learning experiences supported by highly qualified caring adults in a safe, supportive and inviting community.


Decatur CREATES Leaders


CARING: We show empathy, compassion and respect so that we all feel physically and emotionally safe. We care.


REFLECTIVE: We honor our need to stop and think, make connections and use our strengths to grow as a learner and person.


ENGAGED: We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning through perseverance, collaboration and craftsmanship.


ALTRUISTIC: We do good things for others to help make the world a just and better place.


THOUGHTFUL: We pause to think critically and creatively to make sense of the world and respond positively in learning situations and interactions.


EXCEPTIONAL: We approach each day with an attitude of excellence balancing our responsibility to self and others.


SCHOLARS: We collaborate locally and globally to discover and engage in learning that is personal, meaningful, and authentic.



*Each week, The Clairemont Bulldog will feature a District Initiative Update to help communicate the ways Clairemont promotes CSD's District Improvement Plan to: Advance Educational Equity, Accelerate Student Achievement and Build a Positive Culture and Climate. We are grateful for your support and partnership and please let us know if you have any questions.

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Clairemont CREW Transportation

All of our students have the option of being able to ride a bus to and from school. This is a great resource for all of our Clairemont CREW. If you are interested in having your child ride City Schools of Decatur transportation bus to Clairemont Elementary, please feel free to contact the transportation department. The transportation department will tell you your bus number and your child's bus stop location. The transportation department is located at 540 Kentucky Street Scottdale, Georgia 30079. The contact number for the City Schools of Decatur Transportation is (470) 237-0368 Ext. 7603.

Clairemont CREW School Routines

  • School begins at 8 am. If your student arrives after 8 am then you will need to check them in at the school's main office.
  • We were so excited to see everyone at the Meet and Greet, however, we do understand that the whole Clairemont CREW was not able to attend this exciting moment. During the meet and greet parents were asked to complete a student health form. Please fill out this form at your earliest convenience and have your child return it to their homeroom teacher at Clairemont Elementary. If you did not receive a copy of this form, one will be made available on August 8th in your student's Thursday folder.
  • We feel that your child's health is very important to us here at Clairemont Elementary. If you have not called or emailed Nurse Cox please do so if your child has any allergies or other health concerns. Nurse Cox's contact information: chuff-cox@csdecatur.net or (404) 370-4450.
  • Parents, beginning August 8th a Thursday folder will be sent home with your child each week. Please review the contents of the folder and return any requested information to your child's homeroom teacher.

Clairemont CREW PTA Membership

It is that time of the year again, where we are asking for the Clairemont CREW to sign up for membership . If you would like to know more about the Clairemont CREW PTA please visit their website at https://www.clairemontpta.org/. As a parent, if you would like to know about the new and exciting things that are happening with the parents and students then please follow the Clairemont CREW PTA facebook page https://m.facebook.com/ClairemontElementary/. PTA membership fees are $10 per person or $20 per household.