S.O.A.R Weekly

Freedom Park Newsletter

Monday - October 30th - Wear Orange

On Monday, we are asking everyone to wear orange for bullying prevention awareness. Please put on your class dojo.

Give to United Way

On 10/30, it will be hat day and 11/3 will be PJ day. Students must pay $1 per day to participate each day.

Character Day - October 31st!

Students and staff may wear their book character costumes October 31st. No masks or weapons allowed. Costumes must meet dress code requirements.
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Brian Jordan Challenge - 1st & 2nd Grade

Don't Forget: Please ask your first and second grader where they are with the Brian Jordan reading challenge. Let's be the top school in Richmond County!


R is for reading to exercise your brain

E is for expanding your imagination

A is for asking questions and seeking answers

D is for dedicating time every day to read

Young Georgia Authors

Please talk to your student's home room teacher for more information.

The purpose of the Young Georgia Authors (YGA) writing competition is to encourage students to develop enthusiasm for and expertise in their writing, to provide a context to celebrate their writing successes, and to recognize student achievement in arts and academics. This prestigious competition has been engaging Georgia students for more than two decades and is open to any student currently enrolled in Georgia public schools, grades K -12. The competition is sponsored by the Georgia Language Arts Supervisors (GLAS) and the Georgia RESA Network with support from the Georgia Department of Education.

Need Help This Christmas?

It's that time of year! The FPS Christmas Assistance program is open for our families. Parents sign-up is also available through the school's website.

Communication @ Freedom Park

At Freedom Park we understand communication is key to a successful partnership between parents, students, and the staff. Below are a few ways we will communicate with you throughout the school year.

  • Weekly newsletter
  • School website: www.rcboe.org/freedompark
  • Robocalls/ Robotext
  • Email
  • School Dojo
  • Class Dojo (please contact your teacher)

Arrival and Dismissal Tips

Arrival Procedures

Arrival Time:

Please do not drop students off before 6:50 am. Please use the carline (at the rear of the school) to drop off students. Do not use the parking lot in front of our building or the bus lane to drop students off. This is an unsafe practice.

No Entry After 1:45pm

There is no entry into our building after 1:45 pm each day throughout the school year. We will not open the door until after dismissal has begun and students are safely in their designated area for dismissal. We also will not call students for dismissal after this time. We do this for several reasons:

Student Movement

All students are moving around the building to their dismissal locations at this time. We do not want people standing in the hallways, walking the hallways, or grabbing students out of line. This is an unsafe practice.

Classroom Interruptions

Constantly calling rooms for dismissal so that individuals can “beat the lines” interrupts the last minutes of instruction and confuses our students. It is also hard for students to hear all calls due to the movement in the building.

Poor Attendance

Checking students out early results in a tardy even if it is a few minutes before dismissal. Please help us to keep a great attendance record.