APRES Dolphins SWIM Oct '22

An Extraordinary Place to Learn

A Message From Principal Wilson

Greetings Dolphins!

We are officially in the final week of first quarter. Your presence and active engagement in our school this year has been amazing. I am so appreciative of the kind words and gestures displayed by our parents, families and community on a consistent basis. We are truly WINning because of you.

October will be an extremely busy month at Randolph and I am so excited about it.

October is Bullying Prevention Month. We kicked off the month with our first Anti-Bullying Spirit Day, by wearing blue as a show of our commitment to KINDNESS toward others. Each week in October we will participate in another act of unity against bullying.

Bullying is unacceptable and detrimental to positive school/classroom culture and student well-being. Bullying is a deliberate misuse of power in relationships through repeated verbal, physical and/or social behavior that intends to cause physical, social and/or psychological harm. Bullying can involve an individual or a group misusing their power, or perceived power, over one or more persons who feel unable to stop it from happening. Let's work together to tackle this issue by speaking with our students about the principle of "treating others as one wants to be treated."

We are looking forward to Red Ribbon Week during the last week in October. The national theme for Red Ribbon Week 2022 is "Celebrate Life Drug Free". Each day will be a themed dress day, and the week will conclude with Book Character Day and the Randolph Annual Trunk-or-Treat Fall-o-ween celebration.

As you are aware, October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month. On Fridays in October we are aiming to have a "Pink Out"! We are encouraging every student and staff member to wear pink on Fridays throughout the month of October.

Picture Day is October 5th. If you are planning to prepay for pictures, please be sure your scholar brings the envelope with payment to school on Wednesday, October 5th.

Westlake High School is inviting our scholars to their 2nd Annual Trunk-or-Treat on Monday, October 31st from 6PM-8PM on their school campus. This provides our Dolphins with a safe place filled with fun and treats as well as a haunted hallway.


3 - SGC Meeting 4PM

5 - Picture Day

7 - Wear Pink

10 - Holiday (No School for Students)

11 - Professional Development Day (No School for Students)

12 - Teacher Workday (No School for Students)

14 -Wear Pink

19 - Unity Day (Wear Orange)

21 - Wear Pink

25 - SGC Meeting 4PM

25 - Family Literacy Night 6PM

24 - 28 Red Ribbon Week

28 - Fall-o-Ween/Trunk-or- Treat at Randolph

31 - Westlake High School Trunk-or-Treat 6PM-8PM

Thank you to those of you who came out to our first PTA and Curriculum Night. Our teachers worked very hard to plan engaging activities for families. I would like to thank our PTA Executive Board for hosting the first PTA meeting of the school year. If you have not done so, please join our PTA. The PTA not only supports our teachers; this partnership also helps our staff create extension experiences for your scholars.

In addition to joining the PTA, please consider volunteering your time. We are seeking volunteers to support with morning and afternoon carpool, as well as lunch duty. In order to volunteer, you must be cleared by Fulton County Schools. Once you have received clearance you will be added to our data base as a volunteer. For those of you who are unable to volunteer your time, we are most appreciative of your in kind donations.

Thank you again for making first quarter EXTRAORDINARY! Let's keep it up for the month of October.

In Partnership,

Principal Wilson, Proud Dolphin

Attendance Matters: Arrive On Time

We have noticed an increase in the number of Dolphins who are arriving to school late. Please be reminded that our start time is 7:40 AM daily. Students arriving after 7:40 AM are considered late to school.

Excessive tardiness results in a loss of instructional time for not only your scholar, but for the scholars and teacher who are being interrupted by late arrivals. Please make it a priority to bring your Dolphins to school on time. Dolphins who arrive late in excess of 10 times are subject to the residence verification process.

We are thankful for those of you who choose to walk your scholars to class each day. Please be reminded that pajamas, and head scarfs or bonnets are not appropriate dress when entering the building. Our school is a professional environment and must be treated as such. Your compliance with this request is appreciated.

Calling All PTA Members

We are seeking PTA members to volunteer for our Fall-o-Ween festivities. Be sure you have completed the volunteer process on the FCS district portal. Flyers were sent home in VIP folders to sign up to volunteer. If you have not joined PTA, please do so!

Uniting Through Action October 19

On the third Wednesday of October, plan to wear and share the color orange—as a tangible representation of the supportive, universal message that our society wants to prevent bullying, and is united for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion.

Red Ribbon Week

The Red Ribbon Campaign® is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation, reaching millions of young people each year. Red Ribbon Week®, October 24th - October 28th, is a way for students and the community to unite and take a visible stand against drugs. Show your personal commitment to a drug-free lifestyle through the symbol of the Red Ribbon, October 23rd - 31st.

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Who Do I Contact at A. Philip Randolph ES?

The relationship between the school community and families is critical. It is important that our staff is able to meet the needs of our stakeholders in the most effective way possible. In order to best serve you, please use the "Who Do I Contact" list as a guide for which team member can best support you.

Infinite Campus Parent Portal

The Infinite Campus portals - Campus Parent and Campus Student - provides access to information for all enrolled students in their household. Information includes grades, attendance, assignments, and school announcements.

9 Week Progress Reports will be available in Infinite Campus next week. You must have a parent account to access your scholar's progress report.

Note: Parents must register the first time they are accessing their account. All students have access to Campus Student via ClassLink.

Fulton county Schools Code of Conduct 2022-2023

Fulton County Schools is making its Student Code of Conduct & Discipline Handbook available online in PDF format (click here). Once you have read the electronic version and have reviewed the contents with your student(s), please take a moment to complete the Acknowledgement of Receipt Form. The acknowledgement of receipt must be signed off in the IC Parent Portal.
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School Uniform and Dress Code

Uniforms are highly encouraged to wear to school every day; Wednesdays are College Days and Fridays of each week are spirit days!

  • The standard school uniform consists of a polo top and khaki or navy skirts, shorts or pants. A logo patch is optional, but are not required

    • Khaki bottoms are preferred with uniform tops, however, jeans are allowed to be worn with uniform tops, as well. *No frayed or ripped jeans are allowed*

  • Uniforms are worn on Monday – Thursday.
  • Wednesday is College Day! Students may wear a college shirt!
  • Every Friday is Spirit Wear and Free Dress Day. ****



*Randolph ES does not endorse any uniform vendors.

Fulton Dress Code-I.13a Improper Dress

Students in the school system are expected to dress and groom themselves in such a way as to reflect neatness, cleanliness and safety. All students shall dress appropriately so as not to disrupt or interfere with the educational program or the orderly operation of the school. Examples of inappropriate dress and grooming include lack of cleanliness in person or dress; shoelessness; "short-short" clothing; bare midriffs; "tank tops"; "see-through" clothing or apparel which designates gangs or similar organizations or any dress that is disruptive to the educational process. Designated dress involving school activities approved by the principal shall be acceptable. The principal or other duly authorized school official shall determine whether any particular mode of dress or grooming results in a violation of the spirit and/or the intent of this rule.

Here Comes the Bus

Thank you to those of you who have made sure you are at the bus stop to receive your scholar or for making arrangements for someone to be there. The number of scholars being brought back to the school has decreased. If your scholar is brought back to the school more than 3 times, you will be requested to enroll him/her in an afterschool program. Scholars being brought back to the school creates a hardship for our bus drivers and our administrative staff as they are not able to attend after school meetings or complete work tasks while supervising the students who have been returned.

Please download the Here Comes the Bus App to assist you with knowing when to report to the bus stop to meet your child(ren).

If you do not know your scholar's bus stop times or location, log into our transportation portal for this information.

To do this, visit http://edulogweb.fultonschools.org/livewq/webquery/ and type in your street name and number (It works best if you leave off the Rd, St suffix, i.e. Cascade instead of Cascade Rd.)

Due to a bus driver shortage, transportation challenges are expected to affect bus routes and on-time arrivals at schools this year. Parents and students are encouraged to sign up for our free “Here Comes the Bus” app that allows students and parents to track their bus in real time. Alerts notify parents when the bus is just a few blocks away from the bus stop, offering safety for students and peace of mind for parents.

Arrival and Dismissal

  • Morning car rider drop-off will take place in the front of the school. Randolph staff will be present at the carpool loop to receive students from 7:10am until 7:40am daily. Parents must park vehicles and escort students into the building and sign-in after 7:40am.
  • Bus rider parents, school busses depart our campus at 2:25pm daily. The FCS Code of Conduct applies to all students transported by school bus.
  • Afternoon car riders will be picked up in the front of the school. Cars will enter through the main entrance to the school from Campbellton Rd. Please have your car rider number ready in the window.
  • Afternoon car rider parents, please make sure your scholar is picked up by 2:45pm.
  • If picked up from school after 2:45pm, your scholar will be seated in the front office. Please park and come in to sign your scholar out. Parents who fail to pick up their scholars before 2:45pm in excess of 3 times will be required to either use bus transportation or secure after school care. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. Safety is our priority.
  • As with students arriving tardy, students who are excessively picked up late are subject to residence verification.
  • Early student pick-up ends at 2:00pm daily. Please contact the school if in need of emergency early pick-up.


We are excited to welcome volunteers back into our building this year! We love having volunteers in our building on a regular basis. Volunteers must be pre-approved and scheduled to support in areas of greatest need. Parents will not be allowed to volunteer in their scholar's classroom during instructional time to avoid distraction.

Please remember that if you are going to volunteer at Randolph ES in any capacity (in the classroom, in the media center, cafeteria, or at a school event, etc.) you must watch the volunteer video and fill out the volunteer form prior to coming to the building. Once you complete the training, it takes up to 48 hours to process your approval. All approved volunteers must re-apply for volunteer status every two calendar years.

Please follow the link to Fulton County’s website, to complete the necessary volunteer online training and application. The link below will direct you to the district's volunteer process.

Building Parent Capacity

It is important for parents to have access to resources to support their scholars at home. Please use the link below to access resources aligned to our instructional programs to support your scholars at home.
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Important Dates for Your Calendar


3 - SGC Meeting 4PM

5 - Picture Day

7 - Wear Pink

10 - Holiday (No School for Students)

11 - Professional Development Day (No School / Remote Learning for Students)

12 - Teacher Workday (No School for Students)

14 -Wear Pink

17 - Ms. Warren's Community Meeting - Westlake HS 6PM

19 - Unity Day (Wear Orange)

21 - Wear Pink

25 - SGC Meeting 4PM

25 - Family Literacy Night 6PM

24 - 28 Red Ribbon Week

28 - Fall-o-Ween/Trunk-or- Treat at Randolph

31 - Westlake High School Trunk-or-Treat 6PM-8PM


8 - Professional Development Day (No School for Students)

10 - Ms. Warren's Community Meeting - Stonewall Tell ES 6PM

13 - World Kindness Day

21-25 Thanksgiving Holiday Break (No School for Students)


12 - Ms. Warren's Community Meeting - Wolf Creek ES 6PM

16 - Last Day of Fall Semester

19 -Jan 2 - Winter Break (No School for Students)

District Information

Use the links below to access district information

Happy Birthday Dolphins

Happy Birthday to our Dolphins who celebrated in the month of September.