The Fort Report Weekly News
November 20, 2020
The Principal's Desk
November is such a wonderful time to stop and remind all those who keep us going how grateful we are for them. So, with that said, thank you for YOU, your amazing kids, our teachers, our community, and the amazing support staff. Together we are making Fort Daniel a school we all love!
I know some of you are pondering the decision for returning your child to in-person instruction for the second semester. In the newsletter, I have put the information for a great resource for all of our families (GCPS Learning HUB) https://www.gcpsk12.org/Page/25809 . You can continually find COVID19 information on the GCPS website. Our staff and students are doing a wonderful job at continually cleaning, washing hands and sanitizing. Our students are currently learning 60% in-person and 40% digitally.
As your child's principal, I will continue to support our students and families with whatever decision they make for next semester with all my energy and heart. Our teachers are heroes, and they continue to amaze me everyday. As shared previously in district communication, to best support all of our students, the decision you make for your child's instructional setting for second semester will have to be for the entire semester. I do appreciate your understanding and support. This will help us prepare and support all of our students.
A BIG Thank You to All Students Who Participated and to Coach G! Everyone Made This Such a Fun Event!
1st - Sahrae Crippen
2nd - Adriana Rivera Diaz
3rd - Halle Nwaigwe
1st - Austin Dowdy
2nd - Tommy Croke
3rd - Griffin Treadwell
Third Grade Wins Pajama Day!
Friday Night Food Fight Results: Community vs. Covid
K with 138
2 with 175
3 with 245 (Winners of Pajama Day)
Thanks everyone for your generous donations!
Reminder from the Clinic
Hello! As we head into cold and flu season, please follow these important guidelines so we can continue to have a safe, healthy and fun school year!
Please keep your child home if they have any of the COVID-19 symptoms:
-Fever of 100.4 or above -headache -sore throat
-cough -loss of taste or smell -congestion or runny nose
-fatigue -nausea or vomiting -diarrhea
-shortness of breath -muscle or body aches
If a student has symptoms consistent with those of COVID-19 while at school, they will be sent to the isolation room and you will be notified to pick them up immediately. We will be evaluating suspected cases on a case by case basis according to the Department of Public Health guidelines for when they can return to school.
AKS At Home: How to Support Your Child's Learning
You are an important partner with your child’s teacher, whether your child is learning at home or at school. To help you support your child’s learning, GCPS is launching a new initiative called AKS at Home. With this project, families will learn ways to help their child practice skills they are learning in class as part of the district’s Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS) curriculum.
Where: Virtual meeting via Zoom, links can be found here http://publish.gwinnett.k12.ga.us/gcps/home/public/parents/content/general-info/aksat-home/aks-at-home
Who: All Families of students in K - 5
Why: To learn an activity to help support your child at home in math and language arts.
If you are unable to attend the meeting, you can find the parent tip sheet and a recording of the meeting on the county website:
1. Visit or click on this link: nash.schoolholidayshops.com
2. Click the “enter here” button
3. Click on the hallway door and enter code: fd6034
4. Start Shopping!
*See the flyer below for more details