APRES Dolphins SWIM-April '21

An Extraordinary Place to Learn

A Message from Principal Wilson

Greetings Dolphin Families,

We are approaching the final 6-weeks of the school year with our extraordinary dolphin scholars. While this year has been unique in many ways, one thing is consistent, our scholars continue to strive for excellence and thrive despite their academic setting and the challenges many have faced this school year. Our dolphins are resilient and because of you, their parents and support system, in partnership with teachers and our administrative team, they have survived what is sure to be one of the most unpredictable school years they will face. As we wind down this year, I want to assure you that our team is committed to continuing to provide high levels of instruction to your scholar, remaining diligent in providing support to fill academic gaps, and focusing on preparing each scholar for next school year.

The Georgia Milestones Assessment is quickly approaching. Scholars in grades 3, 4 and 5 who have elected to take the assessment will begin testing on April 27, 2021, and testing will conclude on May 7, 2021. Students who are in Remote Learning will have asynchronous lessons during the testing sessions. Live lessons will resume each day after the testing session is complete.

We are currently planning our end of the year celebrations. We recognize that many adults have received vaccines and we have been intentional about our COVID-19 protocols. However, we have decided that it will be best to hold virtual end of the year celebrations considering that the potential for COVID transmission is still present. Our virtual celebration schedule is below and you will receive direct communication for your classroom teacher regarding the individual class programs, attire and participation expectations.

May 18th (TEAMS links will be shared by teacher)

o Pre-K 9am-10am

o Kindergarten 10am-11am

May 19th (TEAMS links will be shared by teacher)

o First Grade 9am-10am

o 2nd Grade 10am-11am

May 20th (TEAMS links will be shared by teacher)

o 3rd Grade 9am-10am

o 4th Grade 10am-11am

May 25th (TEAMS links will be shared by teacher)

o 5th Grade 6pm

Teacher Appreciation week is the week of May 3-7th. Please be on the lookout for our teacher appreciation week activities. We hope you plan to shower your teacher with tokens of appreciation during the week. For those students who are remote, a list of virtual suggestions will be shared.

The last day of school for students is Wednesday, May 26th. Please plan accordingly as there is NO SCHOOL on Thursday or Friday, May 27- 28, 2021.

Parents, thank you for your continuous support, feedback, and partnership. Your commitment to Randolph is extremely valuable and much appreciated. The greatest influence in a students academic success is the partnership between parents and the school.

In Partnership,

Principal Wilson, Proud Dolphin

Georgia Milestones Assessment System 2021

The Georgia Milestones Assessment System (GMAS) will be given April 27 - May 7, 2021, to students in grades 3, 4 and 5. Students whose families have not elected to take the GMAS will receive asynchronous instruction during the testing window. Students who have elected to take the GMAS this school year must adhere to the following:

  • Arrive at school on time (no later than 7:40 AM each day)
  • Complete the Device Check on April 20, 2021 (face-to-face students will complete this with the classroom teachers, students in remote learning who plan to report for milestones must complete the device check from home)
  • Device check includes: (1) Is the device an FCS issued device? (2) Is the device functioning properly? Are all keys in tact? Is the screen visible? Does the mouse work? (3) Have all updates been run on the device? (4) Is the DRC Insight App on the Desktop?
  • All Remote Learners who are coming in to take the GMAS must arrive on time, and be picked up after the exam.

Face-to-Face students who have elected not to take GMAS will also complete asynchronous assignments during the testing window as all 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade teachers will be administering the exam.

Summer School 2021

Summer School for Randolph ES students will be held at Cliftondale ES this summer. Invitations for Summer School were mailed to students meeting the criteria to attend on Friday, April 16, 2021. Only those families receiving the invitation should register for Summer School. Registration is done online and the registration link can be accessed on the Fulton Schools website or by using the link below.


Should you have any questions about Summer School, please contact Ms. M. Mack, Assistant Principal at mackm2@fultonschools.org or 470-254-6520.

Kindergarten Round Up

Each new year brings on an exciting opportunity to welcome our newest dolphins to the family. Our kick-off event is called Kindergarten Round Up. This year Randolph will host our virtual round up on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. Please share this link with any families in our community with a rising Kindergarten scholar.

Join on your computer or mobile app

Click here to join the meeting

Or call in (audio only)

+1 470-705-1712,,364379422# United States, Atlanta

Phone Conference ID: 364 379 422#

We are so excited to welcome new families and new dolphins to our EXTRAORDINARY school.

Zone 3 is also hosting a Kindergarten Round Up event for all schools in the Zone in the event families are unable to attend the local school round up. Please share this flyer with families in your community as well. Thank you for partnering with us to ensure our newest families are informed.

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Virtual Career Day

We will be celebrating College Is In My Future Week the week of May 10-14. As a part of this important college and career readiness week we are asking our parents to partner with us and record a brief video sharing information about your career. Please use the information below to submit a video that will be shared with our scholars during our Virtual Career Day event.

Asa Philip Randolph Elementary’s

Virtual College and Career Readiness Week

May 10 – 14, 2021

Pull out your cellphones for Randolph Elementary’s 2021 Virtual Career Day!!!

Parents, Guardians and Stakeholders are invited to participate in Randolph’s Virtual Career Day by creating a 3 – 5-minute video about your career using a cellphone or Microsoft TEAMS.

The purpose of Career Day is to broaden students’ exposure to various careers and opportunities.

If you are interested in participating, please click on this link (2021 Virtual Career Day Sign Up Form)to sign up by Friday, April 23, 2021.

Please email your video to Ms. Scott, the school counselor at scottk@fultonschools.org by Monday, May 3, 2021.

Possible questions you can answer in your video:

  1. How long have you been in this position/industry/field?
  2. What is a typical workday like?
  3. What led you to your current career/job?
  4. What type of interests, abilities, and skills would help a person to be successful in your occupation?
  5. How do you use math, reading, writing, science, health and/or foreign language skills in your daily work?
  6. What advice would you give a student interested in this career?

We Love Visuals!

Videos may also include:

  • a brief video tour of your work environment
  • any tools or equipment you use
  • a brief demonstration of how you carry out your job

Examples of Career Day Videos:

Data Scientist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkRtzJXwLnQ

Artist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rApcz8hIlY

Physical Therapist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pn1mRYEyf-M

Registered Nurse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01yyQpmmLD0

Teacher Appreciation Week May 3-7, 2021

We are celebrating National Teacher Appreciation Week May 3rd-7th. Please take this opportunity to show your scholar's teacher how much you appreciate him/her. A list of suggested virtual activities is in the flyer below.
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Cub Scout Pack 2020

Is your scholar interested in joining the Cub Scout Pack 2020! This is an opportunity you won't want to miss.
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Dates on the Horizon


27 - May 7 - Georgia Milestones Assessments Window (Grades 3-5)


3-7 - Teacher Appreciation Week

18-20 - Virtual Awards Day Programs (Pre-K - 4)

25 - 5th Virtual Awards Day Program

26 - Last Day of School


Happy Birthday to our Dolphins who celebrated in March.

District Info

Use the links below to access district information.