APRES Dolphins SWIM - March '21

An Extraordinary Place to Learn

A Message from Principal Wilson

Greetings Dolphin Families!

We are quickly approaching the end of 3rd quarter! Our scholars have a few more days to complete missed assignments, prepare for upcoming classroom assessments, and finalize their plans for Spring Break, which will be here in the next few weeks. Can you believe it?

As we prepare to go into the final quarter of this school year, which by the way, has been like none we've ever experience, it is important that we maintain our focus on academic achievement and student achievement. I am aware that there have been some errors in the attendance reports recently. This concern has been shared with our district level team and will hopefully be addressed in the coming days.

What can parents do to assist with this? Please be sure if your student is learning online, that he/she logs in by 7:40AM each day and actively engages in every learning block. If your student is face-to-face, please be sure to arrive by 7:35AM, so that your son or daughter is ready to begin the school day promptly at 7:40AM. Make sure that you scholars are completing and submitting assignments on time and that you maintain communication with your teacher as concerns arise. The classroom teacher is always the first point of contact with concerns about attendance or grading.

Our 3rd-5th grade scholars are working diligently in our SWIM Success Academy Model which allows our teachers to spiral in standards that were taught earlier this year to make sure that they are refreshed and ready for the Georgia Milestones Assessment Series (GMAS) coming in April. More information will be shared with parents about the GMAS after Spring Break. Look for an invitation from our Assistant Principal, Ms. Mack to attend a GMAS parent informational in early April.

Spring Break is fast approaching. This year Spring Break is the week of April 5-9, however, you should have received communication recently from the district that all schools will remain in Remote Learning the week of April 12-16, 2021. What does this mean? It means that while students will be expected to log in to class the week of April 12-16, they will work remotely from home. The building will not be open for staff or students during that week.

Also on the horizon, all Elementary Schools in Fulton County will be in Remote Learning on March 22-24, 2021. Please plan accordingly as the school building will not be open for students on those days.

Don't forget there is NO SCHOOL for students on this Friday, March 12th and Monday, March 15th. School will resume in both F2F and RL on Tuesday, March 16, 2021.

Please do not send your scholar to school if you or someone your scholar comes in contact with is pending a COVID test result or has tested positive for COVID. Thank you for ensuring we are all surviving during this pandemic.

Pay special attention to the district website (www.fultonschools.org) for COVID-19 updates, protocols for reporting, and any changes that may impact schools.

Dolphin family, I cannot thank you enough for your words of encouragement, your diligence in making sure our scholars stay the course and continue to work hard each day despite the circumstances, and for your commitment to making Randolph Elementary extraordinary. Parents like you make the work we as educators do, even more rewarding. We are so happy to share in this journey with you. As always, feel free to contact me directly with questions or concerns.

In Partnership,

Principal Wilson, Proud Dolphin

No School and Remote Learning Days Coming Up

March 12-15 - NO SCHOOL

March 22-24 - Remote Learning ALL SCHOLARS

April 5-9 - SPRING BREAK

April 12-16 Remote Learning ALL SCHOLARS

Student Learning Environment for Final 9-Weeks

Friday, March 12th is the last day to make any changes to your scholars learning environment for the last 9-weeks of the semester. If you wish to move your scholar from Face-to-Face to Remote or from Remote to Face-to-Face you must contact our data clerk Ms. N. Blake via email at blaken@fultonschools.org no later than 12 noon on March 12, 2021 to make the request.

Please be reminded that parents do not have the option for their scholars to switch back and forth between learning environments at will. If you have chosen a learning environment that is the only way your scholar is expected to access school each day. You may not have your scholar attend Remote Learning one day and switch to Face-to Face the next or vice versa. Once you have committed to the learning environment your scholar must remain there through May.

There will be no considerations for changing any scholars learning environment after Friday, March 12th!

Parent and Scholar Safety Expectations During the Pandemic

Parents, you will be called to pick your child up if your child does not feel well, is complaining of a stomach-ache, headache, or any other symptoms of COVID-19. You will have a maximum of 30 minutes to pick up your scholar when you are informed that he/she is ill. Please have a plan in place for when your scholar feels sick and needs to be picked up. Failure to pick up your sick child will result in a Social Worker referral. Thank you for your continued support in keeping everyone safe.

I want to encourage you to stay vigilant about your adherence to those important COVID-19 preventative measures: wearing a mask, washing your hands, and maintaining a social distance of six feet. And if your scholar is ill or has been exposed to a positive COVID-19 individual, he/she is NOT allowed to come to school or to any school-sponsored events.

In effort to keep our scholars and staff healthy and safe, we want to share a few reminders:

  1. Students are expected to arrive to school wearing and required to wear a face covering/mask while at school. Staff are also required to wear face coverings.
  2. If your child is sick, please keep them at home and make sure they are fever free for at least 24 hours before return.
  3. If anyone in your household has tested positive for COVID-19 and you have been advised to isolate or quarantine, please adhere to the public health guidance and do not send your student to school until after the noted timeframe. You are required to report this to the student reporting hotline (see link below).
  4. Encourage your student to wash hands frequently.
  5. If your child becomes sick while at school, you will be expected to be pick-up your child immediately.
  6. Please alert school administration of any COVID-19 related concerns.

Please see important school-based expectations below:

  • No visitors are allowed in the building.
  • If your child is a car rider, they will need to be dropped off in the car rider area no earlier than 7:10 a.m. Temperatures will be taken prior to exiting the vehicle. You must plan to assist your child with exiting your vehicle.
  • Parents will not be allowed to escort children to class.
  • If your child is a bus rider please be at the stop 15 minutes ahead of time for drop off and pick up.
  • Parents are not allowed to visit with teachers in person. We encourage you to communicate with your child’s teacher via email and phone calls.

Supplies Needed:

  • Student Masks
  • Refillable water bottles (water fountains are used only for filling)
  • Learning supplies-Paper, pencils, headphones etc. (students will not be allowed to share materials)
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Monitoring Academics and Attendance

All report cards are located in Infinite Campus. If you have not set up your account yet please do so as soon as possible. Report Cards will not be mailed home.

Report Cards will be available March 18, 2021, in the Parent Portal

Daily attendance can be monitored in the Parent Portal as well.

If you have not set up your parent account in infinite campus, use the link below to do so.

Doors do not open for scholars until 7:10AM

Instruction begins promptly at 7:40AM. All scholars are expected to arrive on time.

(Excessive tardiness will be reported to our School Social Worker)

Breakfast service ends at 7:35 AM. Students arriving after 7:35 will not receive breakfast.

A Message from the PTA President

Greetings Dolphins!

We have just finished the month of February! A month when we celebrated love and Black history. In the month of March, let’s show love and make history for our extraordinary school by joining the PTA; it’s not too late. A special reduced membership fee of $10/person for the 2020-2021 school year is being offered. There are two simple options to sign-up:

1. Go to Randolph PTA’s Member Hub website to sign up. (Preferred method) https://randolphpta.memberhub.store/store/items/713425

2. Send your PTA fees via Cash App to $RandolphPTA03. In the note please be sure to put your First and Last Name and email address.

Our wonderful teachers, staff, and scholars have shown amazing resilience and dedication during this unprecedented time so let’s finish off the year strong by showing our support and advocacy!

Other ways to support our extraordinary Dolphins which takes only a few minutes.

· Consider making a donation to the PTA via Member Hub or at $RandolphPTA03 (in the note section write “donation” )

· Enroll in Club Publix, click Publix Partners, and select Randolph Elementary. Then enter your phone number or use pay with the Publix app every time you check out. Publix will give back to our school.

· Enroll in Kroger Community Rewards. Follow the instructions to create an account and link A. Philip Randolph. Kroger will give back a percentage to our school based on your purchases.

Donations will be used for school supplies and support for our teachers and staff.

Upcoming Events

· 2021-2022 PTA Board Member Elections – send an email to aprandolphptapresident2021@gmail.com to inquire

· Easy, no-fuss, Spring Fundraiser (more information to come)

LaWanda Lee, PTA President

Fulton County Schools K-2 Language Resource Adoption - Update

The first public review (November 30, 2020 - January 22, 2021) assisted in narrowing the K-2 ELA Textbook Adoption to two potential resources: “Benchmark Workshop” and “Wonders.” As the final part of the review process, parents and stakeholders can visit any elementary school to view physical samples of the materials until Friday, March 26.

Virtual presentations from both vendors being considered for adoption also are included on the K-2 ELA Textbook Adoption Website.

Please remember that all stakeholders who view the materials at a Fulton County Schools site must wear a mask and follow all posted safety protocols.

For more information and to provide feedback on the resources, please visit the K-2 ELA Textbook Adoption Website.

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Meal Distribution from the FCS Nutrition Department

Greetings Families,

The Fulton County School Nutrition Program is dedicated to serving all students nutritious, safe and customer acceptable meals in support of academic achievement. School meals give students the fuel they need to keep learning throughout the day. Fulton County Schools will continue to offer FREE school meals to all children 18 and under, or under the age of 21 for youth with special needs.

Face To Face Students:
Students attending school face to face will continue to receive student favorites for FREE at breakfast and lunch. To support safety, students attending school will either eat in their classrooms or with socially distanced seating in the cafeteria. Meals will be accounted for using a no-contact cashiering method.

Remote Students & Children In The Community:
Meal Kit Distribution will continue at your local school on Wednesdays. The FREE weekly Meal Kits will now include 14 meals, 7 breakfasts & 7 lunches, to include meals for the weekend. Middle & High Schools are open on Wednesdays from 9:30-10:30.

  • For a full listing of Curbside Pick-Up Locations please visit HERE.

Meal Kits need to be pre-ordered each week by Tuesday at 11:59 p.m. A variety of kid-friendly meals, fresh fruit & veggies, plus whole-grain rich products are provided in Meal Kits. Meal safety, reheating instructions, and a menu will also be included. CLICK HERE for the online pre-order form & follow the on-screen instructions.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the Fulton County School Nutrition Program at 470-254-8960 or schoolnutrition@fultonschools.org. Visit www.fcsnutrition.com for menus & more information.

Fulton School Nutrition Program | Fulton County Schools

6201 Powers Ferry Road NW | Atlanta, GA 30339

Phone: 470-254-8960

Fax: 470-254-1241


Building Parent Capacity Through Hands On Math Experiences

It is important for us to engage scholars in hands on experiences both at school and at home. As we approach Spring, many of us will take advantage of planting flowers while enjoying the outside air. See the link below for ways to engage your scholar in gardening while using some of the skills learned in math.


On March 30, 2021, our scholars will experience a day filled with hands on Math and Science integrated activities. We will end the day with our Annual Title I Math Night at 6PM. Please join us virtually (link forthcoming) for Pancakes with Principal Wilson, where we will explore the Math and Science of Cooking and also have a panel discussion as to how parents can support scholars at home with Math. The QR Code for your shopping list and the link to join will be provided. We look forward to sharing in this experience with our Dolphins. We are committed to working together to bridge the gap between school and home. See you virtually at 6:00PM on March 30th.

Black History Month 2021

We had an Extraordinary Black History Month Celebration on February 26, 2021. Our teachers, scholars, and community joined together to showcase our theme: The March Continues!

We were excited to acknowledge and spotlight our namesake Mr. Asa Philip Randolph and his contributions to America. Because of him, we are extraordinary!

Use the link below to see the presentation. Enjoy!

Important Dates On the Horizon


1-19 - Pre-K Registration for Lottery

12- Teacher Workday (No School for Students)

15 - Professional Development Day (No School for Students)

17 - Virtual GMAS Parent Meeting 9AM and 4PM

22-24- Remote Learning ALL Scholars

23 - Virtual SGC Meeting @4PM

29 - Pre-K Lottery 9AM

30 - Virtual Title I Stakeholder Input Meeting

30 - Virtual Math Night @6PM

31 - Kindergarten Registration (2 Days Only)


1 - Kindergarten Registration (Last Day)

5-9- Spring Break

12-14 - Remote Learning ALL Scholars

TBD - Georgia Milestones Assessments (Grades 3-5)


3-7 - Teacher Appreciation Week

TBD - Virtual Awards Day Programs (Pre-K - 5)

26 - Last Day of School

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to all of our Dolphins who celebrated in February!

District Information

Use the links below to access district information.