For the parents and patrons of the Fulton School District
November 22, 2019
A message from the Superintendent
Dear Parent and Patrons,
Many suggestions are made that a late start, as other districts have implemented, might be an effective option for FPS on inclement weather days such as November 12th. Due to the potential effect on parent/caregiver work schedules, we have not arbitrarily considered a late start option. Hence, a brief survey to gather opinions from parents, faculty, and staff was sent last week. Thank you for responding to the ‘Late Start’ survey. The survey response rate was 41% with 67% indicating that a late start option should be considered.
The only Late Start Option that will be considered is a 2-hour option. If implemented all, start times will be adjusted by two hours. For example: If there is a 2-hour late start, START times would be pushed back by 2 hours with normal release times. If your child normally gets on the bus at 7:30, he/she would get on the bus at 9:30. If your child's building start time is 8:05, the start time for that building on the late start day would be 10:05. BacPac would open at 8 a.m. instead of 6 a.m. Breakfast would NOT be served.
Future inclement weather decisions will continue to be assessed based on current road conditions, the ability of various agencies clearing roads, FPS parking lot conditions, reasonably expected weather conditions and conditions of normal walkways. Our current practice of striving to make inclement weather cancellations by 5:30 a.m. will continue, when at all possible. Cancellations are announced via FPS text messaging, phone calls, and the web site. Local television news stations are also notified.
As we approach the Thanksgiving Holiday, I trust you will be able to relax and spend time with your family and friends.
Thank you for sending great kids for us to work with.
Jacque A. Cowherd, Ed.D.
The video below is the first of many informational segments you'll see because we are concerned about suicide and OUR kids. Even though some may think this is normal because of the national trend, Fulton Public Schools does NOT want to be normal.
2020-21 and 2021-22 FPS Annual Calendars
These calendars are also available on our website at https://tinyurl.com/m8v3eqn.
Wednesday, November 27 - Friday, November 29--Thanksgiving Break
Monday, December 9 --NO SCHOOL-- Professional Development Day
Wednesday, December 11-- Board of Education Meeting 7 p.m. FHS Library
Monday, December 23 -- Friday, January 3 -- Winter Break
Monday, January 6 --NO SCHOOL-- Professional Development Day
Tuesday, January 7 - Classes Resume for 2nd Semester