Staff Updates: February 1-28

Hornet's Monthly Quote:

"If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love."

Maya Angelou

Mission: Roswell High School's mission is to create a positive and safe learning environment, to foster the development of each student's potential, and to provide pathways to success after graduation.

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Happy February!

February 06, 2023

February’s Principal’s Newsletter: Click here to stay connected and review important school information!

Congratulations to our Hornets on successfully finishing the first semester of the 2022-2023 school year. Grades have now been finalized and are posted to students' transcripts. Parents are encouraged to reach out to teachers and counselors if their student(s) struggled last semester. It's a great practice to check in on their current progress. We have several support options available to help students who may have fallen behind, including High Dosage Small Group tutoring and the opportunity to make up classes through Fulton Virtual School (FVS). We want to support our student(s) sooner rather than later with their learning needs so they can successfully complete all of their courses. In addition, the district will be offering its Summer Learning program again this summer for students who do not pass their classes. Complete information on summer learning offerings and how to register will be available on March 1st at fultonschools.org/summerschool.

We are excited about the second half of the school year and look forward to helping our students to continue to learn and grow this semester.

We are also very pleased to share the following information with our community. Our senior class will participate in their graduation exercises on Monday, May 22, 2023.

  • Monday, May 22, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. (Ameris Bank Amphitheatre)

Let’s continue to duplicate our successes, together as a team! Again, I am so proud to be a part of such an team! It truly does take a village to normalize excellence!

Thank you for all that you do to partner with our team of teachers, support staff and administrators to ensure a successful and memorable experience for each and every Hornet!

What are the instructional priorities within your PLC? How do they align to the goals you have set? Are the goals within reach?

Your Partner,

Principal Miley

Congratulations to our TOTY and POTY SY24! We are so PROUD of Christi and Erika!

Items for Review & Action: February 6-28

Action Items

Staff SMORE-Reminders & Updates

Student Success Skills***

Quest-4-Excellence-Student Recruitment-PROGRAM BEGINS THIS WEEK!

  • Student Recruitment

  • Science and math teachers (Action Required-Reference the SMORE)

  • Applications: Teachers, please email Ms. Little the names of the students you would like to recommend for the program.

Faculty Meeting

  • Tuesday, February 21st (8:30 a.m.)


ACCESS Testing: ACCESS for ELLs is administered annually to all English learners in Georgia. ACCESS for ELLs is a state-mandated, standards-based English language proficiency test designed to measure English learners’ social and academic proficiency in English.

  • Tuesday (2/07)

  • Wednesday (2/08)

  • Thursday (02/09)

Course Verification Advisement Schedule (reference schedule in the Staff SMORE)

  • 9th Grade: 2/6-2/10

  • 10th Grade: 2/13-2/17

  • 11th Grade: 2/22-2/24

BSU-Black History Spirit Week (2/20-2/24)

  • Monday- College day (Students and Staff are encouraged to wear their HBCU merchandise if they own any, take a pic and tag BSU on it. IG @Roswellhs_bsu Twitter @roswell_bsu)

  • Tuesday- Durag & PJ Day (Students and Staff are encouraged to take a pic of and Tag BSU on it.@Roswellhs_bsu Twitter @roswell_bsu)

  • Wednesday- African American Celebrity/ Athlete Legend (Students and staff are encouraged to dress up as their favorite African American celebrity or athlete)

  • Thursday- 80's - 90's Day (Students and staff are encouraged to dress up in their favorite 80's 90's attire.

  • Friday- Color Wars Freshman (Yellow), Sophomores (Red), Juniors (Green), Seniors (Black); Soul Train Night Dance

Annual Perception Survey (2/13-2/24)

Click here to take the survey if you are school staff or use the QR code.

School Governance Council Elections

  • The window for parents and teachers to declare candidacy for their school’s SGC will open on February 1, 2023.

  • During this time, individuals interested in serving a 2-year term (July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2025) will need to complete a Candidate Declaration Form which will be available on the Charter System Website.

  • The declaration window will close on March 24, 2023. Interested parents and teachers can click here to access requirements for candidacy.

The Quest-4-Excellence Pilot Program (Site Coordinator)

  • Paid opportunity/2 hours per week (Teacher/Paraprofessional Opportunity)-More information is provided in the Staff SMORE

  • Email Valerie Rogers by February 10, 2023, if interested

The Roswell Class of 2023 Graduation Exercises

  • Monday, May 22, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. Ameris Bank Amphitheatre

Professional Development Days

SY23-Professional Development Days

Be on the Look Out:

BOLO (Be on the lookout):

Principal’s Advisory Council-PULSE CHECK

Each week, the council will send in a pulse check from their team. I will select 1 to 2 GROW(s)

and GLOW(s) to share in hopes that we will combine our strength and achieve greatness together! Chasing greatness is a feat in itself! It’s important to me to check-in and make sure we are all moving forward toward our goals. I appreciate the hard work and dedication of our team members! Together, we are stronger!

  • Glow: Vending machines-less students are getting out of class to go use the vending machines; thank you to admin, teachers and staff for holding tight to expectations.

  • Grow: Grade reporting; clarification and detailed reporting; a schedule may be shared as an exemplar.

Leadership Pathways (Review information in the Staff SMORE)

  • Assistant Principal Pathway

  • IST Pathway

Upcoming School Holidays/No School for Students

February 20: Presidents' Day-Holiday Observance for students and staff

February 21: Professional Development Day-No School for Students!

Exceptional Children’s Week: March 6-10

  • Please join the SEC Department in celebrating Exceptional Children’s Week! Prepare for a weeklong celebration (Power in Our Differences)

ACT Day: March 7, 2023

  • Seniors will have a remote asynchronous day

  • Teachers, please plan for remote assignments/asynchronous for Seniors only!

Survey-New Grading Policy

  • The New Teacher Project (TNTP) is conducting an implementation evaluation of the new grading policy; select teachers will receive a survey, March 6. Please complete the survey prior to March 10.

Tips for the Week!

TIP for the week:

Let's celebrate the great things and great people at the NEST!

  1. Congratulations to our SY24 Professional of the Year, Ms. Erika Zeidler! We are so proud of you! Thanks for leading the way!
  2. Retirement Worthy…Yes, it’s true, and we will miss them dearly! The following staff members are setting sail into retirement, and we are so thankful for their commitment and service to RHS and FCS!
  3. Susan Murphy, Professional Assistant to the Principal, PAIII
  4. Lisa Sinon, Teacher-Adaptive PE
  5. FCS Retirement Celebration: FCS is hosting a reception to celebrate this year’s retirees on Thursday, June 8 from 3-5 p.m. at Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center (1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs). Each retiree receives 1 guest ticket.
  6. Newsworthy information: Click here to share information with the Buzz and to request a feature on the Buzz.
  7. Celebrating our Teacher-of-the-Year Nominees: Congratulations to our amazing teachers! We are proud to announce the following Teacher-of-the-Year Finalists for SY23: Laura Barrett, Christi Chilton, Emily Hoza, Sonya Miller and Whitney Sweet!
  8. Celebrating our Professional-of-the-Year Nominees: Erika Zeidler, Laura Routt and Andrea Bailey. We are proud of you all!
  9. Stop by and say, "Hello" to our newest Hornets: Lauren Addington (ELA), Carly Bassen (ELA), Curtis Shipper (Social Studies-IRR), Ned Granville (Science), Nichole Armour (Counseling Services-PAII), Tina Cairo (Support Services/Social Worker-Intern), Ana Cardenas (Spanish teacher)

FCS Teacher Recruitment Fairs

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Morning Announcements: Click here to submit your info.

Announcements are approved for up to 5 days; The cut-off time for submissions is 4:00 p.m., daily. Announcements are posted to the website every Tuesday. Late submissions may not be read until the following day.

Weekly Student Success Skills: Lesson Completion Form

Lesson Plan Guidance: (Monday): Please play the video for your grade level (Wednesday): Follow up on Wednesday with an activity/discussion


Exceptional Children's Week: March 6-10

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FCS Gifted In-Field Endorsement Program

Student Recruitment: Quest 4 Excellence Extended Learning Program

ISS Inspiration Station is a hands-on introduction to gravity experience. Students have an opportunity to engage in active learning, higher level thinking and to continue to foster the development of metacognition. After completion of their research and software submission, students upload their software to the ISS and the results are returned, after review for further analysis.

The whole experience us to inspire students to raise the horizon for what they think is possible.

  • Introduction to Space
  • Convection, Conduction, and Radiation heat experiments
  • 12-hour curriculum
  • Arduino coding

  • 25 Selected Students

Science and math teachers, we would like to invite students who would benefit from extra support in Science or Math. The pilot program is designed to foster higher level thinking skills and to foster the development of metacognition for students who need additional support.


  • Teachers, please email Ms. Little the names of the students you would like to recommend for the program.
  • Applications will be delivered directly to the student; an electronic copy will be sent to the parent, as well.


  • February 27-March 27

Program Coordinator

  • Barbara Townsend


  • Melissa Little

Social Worker

  • Valerie Rogers (Community Liaison)
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Soul Train Night Dance!

FRIDAY February 24th "Soul Train Night Dance!" Come out and Join the Soul Train Line Friday 2/24/23 @ 6:30pm-9:30pm (Students and Staff are encouraged to dress up in 80's and 90's clothes and shake their tale feather). So Pick Out Your Afros and Dust Off Your Platforms and Join In!!!!!


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Aspiring Assistant Principal Pathway

We are pleased to announce that the Professional Learning & Leadership Development (PLLD) will launch the inaugural Aspiring Assistant Principal Pathway that will start in June 2023.

This new pathway is designed around a set of academic and site-based experiences that provide knowledge and skills for candidates seeking a stronger understanding of the Assistant Principal role. Participants are emerging leaders who are eager to further develop their own capabilities and desire to serve as Assistant Principals in FCS.

If interested, please attend this informational session held virtually via Microsoft Teams on Monday, February 6, 2023 at 6:00 PM.

Informational Session Meeting Link: Click here to join the meeting

Informational Session Flyer: Aspiring Assistant Principal Pathway Flyer.pdf

Program Description: Aspiring Assistant Principal Program Description (2).pdf

Please direct any questions to Tara McGee, Coordinator of Leadership Development, mcgee@fultonschools.org.

Aspiring IST Pathway 2023-2024!

The SEC Department is excited to announce that we will be hosting information sessions for FCS teachers interested in participating in our Aspiring IST Pathway 2023-2024! The pathway will consist of seven modules that cover a range of topics from instruction to compliance. Two information sessions will be held for interested applicants on Thursday, February 9th and Thursday, February 16th.

The pathway will:

  • Begin July 2023 and end March 2024
  • Offer mock interviews with principals, HR, and SEC staff for candidates who successfully complete the seven modules

We look forward to supporting our teachers in their professional growth as well as supporting principals by offering a pool of candidates to fill future IST vacancies in schools.

Aspiring IST Pathway 2023-2024 Requirements

Aspiring IST Pathway 2023-2024 Information Sessions

For questions, contact Yvette Glover, Program Specialist, SEC, at glovery@fultonschools.org

It's Not to Late to Join PTSA! We are the "T" in PTSA!

Our goal is always 100% of our teachers and staff will serve as a member of the PTSA! Have you joined?

Take a moment and join the RHS PTSA today. Just follow the link https://roswellhsptsa.new.memberhub.store/store

We will soon begin the raffle of surprises! But, you must be a member to receive a surprise!

PTA Founders Day is February 17, 2023!

Congratulations to our Teacher of the Year Finalists & Overall Winner, Ms. Christi Chilton!

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Staff-of-the-Excellence! Congratulations on your nomination and representation of Excellence! We Appreciate You!

Student Success Skills

Student Success Skills observations will occur weekly; not all classes may receive a visit (Monday and Wednesday); Once you have completed the lesson with your students, please sign off on the MS FORMS

Coordinator: Steffen Mathis

Course Verifications Advisement Schedule

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The Grading Policy Asynchronous Sessions are now available! Please go here for directions on how to access the sessions through Atlas.

The five asynchronous sessions are now available for anyone who wants to begin prior to pre-planning! Please go here for instructions on how to access the sessions through Atlas. Daria Butler can assist anyone who may need Atlas assistance: butlerdn@fultonschools.org.

Internal FCS Grading and Reporting Hub:https://fultonk12.sharepoint.com/sites/GradingandReportingHub

  • Session 1: Majors, Minors, and Practice
  • Session 2: Missing & Late Work, and Recovery
  • Session 3: Non-Academic Skills
  • Session 4: Grade Reporting & Infinite Campus (available July 18)
  • Session 5: Instructional Calendar Planning

Every nine weeks:

2 Majors

3 Minors

3 Practices

Friendly reminder that M’s should be entered into the gradebook instead of zeros. All assignments are given a point value of 100, if you change the points IC will update every hour and revert back to 100 points. If a student is failing your class, Please use PLP in IC for your parent contact log. If you need assistance or help with IC, please use this link for teacher resources. Please ensure you communicate with parents and keep your communication log about any failing student.

Reserved Testing Days!

Major assessments should be announced at least one week in advance. Each department has two days when major assessments may be given. This schedule does not apply to major projects, research papers, etc. as those due dates are shared with students well in advance. In a week preceding an extended school holiday (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Spring Break) this schedule should govern administration of major tests and quizzes.

Grade changes for end-of-semester grades must be submitted on the Grade Change form. This form must be completed fully, submitted to the Curriculum Assistant Principal for approval, and submitted to the Data Clerk for processing. Proper documentation is essential for any grade change to take place.

Per Board Policy, a course syllabus should be provided to students, and posted for parent and student review, at the beginning of each semester. All teachers are expected to adhere to the district’s new grading policy.

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FCS: No School Days/

Semester One
  • September 05: Labor Day
  • October 10: Columbus Day
  • October 11: Professional Development Day
  • October 12: Teacher Workday
  • November 21-25: Thanksgiving Holiday
  • December 19-30: Winter Break

Semester Two

  • January 2: Winter Break (continued)
  • January 3: Teacher Workday
  • January 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
  • February 20: Presidents' Day Holiday
  • February 21: Professional Development Day
  • March 13: Professional Development Day
  • March 14: Teacher Workday
  • April 3-7: Spring Break

Professional Development/Remote = Digital Learning Days for ALL Students!

Student will not attend school on-site. Teachers will complete work assignments independently.

Asynchronous classes offer learners the flexibility to study in a self-paced manner. While most asynchronous classes still have submission deadlines, students can connect with materials, peers, and instructors on their own schedules, often over an extended period of time. Teachers may prescribe an order of operations for the materials, but learners can often choose how much or how little time they spend in each area.

  • September 6, 2022
  • November 08, 2022
  • December 6, 2022 (New-Run-off Election Day)
  • January 17, 2023
  • February 21, 2023
  • March 13, 2023

Student Code of Conduct-Updates

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School Meetings

Great News to Share: Email Principal Miley!

Click here to email Great News! Updates will be added weekly and shared with our staff and stakeholders!

Go Hornets!

Click here to check out our Parent/Student Newsletter & Student Highlights!

Teacher Resources/Grants

Quest 4 Excellence Pilot Program (2/27-3/27)

What is Quest-4-Excellence?

What is the Staff Coordinator's Role?

The Quest for Excellence Curriculum is pre-designed and limited planning is needed for the Staff Coordinator. The program facilitators and community mentors will be onsite executing all activities. The Staff Coordinator will serve as the liaison for the program.

What are the requirements of the Site Coordinator?

The site coordinator will work with our community partner to manage the program. The program is led by trained community volunteers who will work with a small group of students for 90 minutes per week (group size <25). The site coordinator must remain on-site with the students and the volunteers, one day per week for 2 hours to allow for program execution.

How long is the pilot program?

The Quest 4 Excellence Program will last 5 weeks (When: 2/27-3/27)

Day of the week: TBD

Ms. Barbara Bell will serve as the Site Coordinator for the Q4E Program.

If interested, please email Ms. Rogers (Deadline to advise of your interest is February 10, 2023)

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Open: Teacher Leadership/Sponsor Roles

  • All current roles are filled; stay tuned for new opportunities to serve as a teacher-leader!

Please email Miley if you are interested

PAGE Educator Grants!

PAGE is offering $500 educator grants again this second semester.

The deadline to apply is January 29, 2023. Here is the link for more information or to apply:


The Roswell Woman’s Club: Teacher Grants!

The Roswell Woman’s Club offers grants to local teachers based on their desire to conduct projects or acquire educational materials for the benefit of their students. Our resources are made available by fundraising during the current year. In May of 2022, thirty-four teacher grants were awarded totaling over $25,000.

Refer to our website at roswellwomansclub.org for eligibility, rules, and access to the application. Applications must be completed online by March 1, 2023. All questions should be directed to grants@roswellwomansclub.org.

Tutors Needed for Students identified as Homeless/Foster

We need tutors for our homeless and foster care students. Tutoring can happen virtually or face to face. The new rate of pay is $31 per hour. Teachers are also compensated for planning, preparation, and any meetings attended for orientation. Ms. Blanche Bello will provide more information once the application is received. Please share the attached flyer with your staff. If you have any questions, please reach out to Cindy Stroud, stroudc@fultonschools.org.
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Connect with the Teaching Museum

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FCS Employee Report Portal-COVID-19

Fulton County Schools require all employees to submit a COVID-Report when an employee is COVID-19 positive. Employees no longer need to report an exposure/direct contact with a positive individual or a pending COVID-19 test result.

Roswell High School Employee Handbook SY-2023

This guide is designed to answer frequently asked questions concerning policies, procedures, benefits, services, work rules and other areas of concern to employees.

Roswell High School Student Handbook SY-2023

The Student Handbook is the official statement of school policy and procedure by the Roswell High School Administration. The Roswell Administration reserves the right to amend or change policies within this handbook.

Roswell High School's Website

Roswell High School Our mission is to create a positive and safe learning environment, to foster the development of each student's potential, and to provide pathways to success after graduation.

2022-23 District Professional Learning Days

Please review this year’s district professional learning days catalog of offerings.

We Are Roswell: Go HORNETS!

Stay connected weekly by reviewing the Staff SMORE. Updates are added weekly.