Fulton Focus Back-to-School Edition

For the parents and patrons of the Fulton School District

August 21, 2020


In this edition of the Fulton Focus, you will find NEW and Updated information as well as the information sent last week that has remained unchanged. (NEW and UPDATED information will be labeled as NEW or UPDATED) Please remember that information is fluid and changes daily. We are doing our very best to keep you updated as new information is available.

If you have questions on something that has not been covered here or by the building principals, please reach out and ask!

It's a great day to be a Hornet!





ALL Building Open House Information can be found at the link below.


1st Day of School

August 24, 2020 - Students enrolled in virtual education through Launch.

August 26, 2020 - Students attending in-person


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ALL things BAC PAC can be found at the link below. Included is information on registration, fees, and the handbook.


BAC PAC will continue as it has in past years with morning and afternoon care at Bartley, Bush, and McIntire Elementary Schools.

If you have questions, please email the BAC PAC Director, Phyllis Garnett, at pgarnett@fulton58.org.


Please help us stay in school by following these procedures EVERY day PRIOR to heading to school!
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Thermal Camera Questions ANSWERED!

Below are the questions asked most frequently and the answers in regard to the thermal cameras.
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Personal Dividers

**The clear plastic dividers (see below) for each student are on a truck from California. They are scheduled to arrive next week but may not be here until the first day. We are tracking their progress daily.

ALL students attending in-person schooling will receive a personal divider to aid in social distancing. The picture below is what the dividers will look like.
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August 14, 2020

UPDATED Return to Learn Plans

What has been updated?

FPS feels the face-covering requirement will give us the best chance to be in school, in-person. We are all in this together and it will take everyone to make this successful #forOURkids.

Face Covering Requirement for students in grades 3-12; Strongly encouraged for PreK - 2. See guidelines on Page 13 of the District Return to Learn Plan below.

Virtual Education Enrollment has been reopened. THE DEADLINE IS TUESDAY, AUGUST 18 AT NOON. FPS must have time to get all Chromebooks ready for distribution and to get all students enrolled.

If you would like to change your enrollment back to in-person school, please call 573-590-8000.

If you would still like to sign up for virtual education through Launch, fill out the form at this link


Notification of FPS Positive COVID-19 Cases

Beginning August 27th, the number of positive COVID-19 cases within Fulton Public Schools will be reported on our website, http://www.fulton58.org under Return to Learn at the following link https://www.fulton58.org/vnews/display.v/SEC/Return%20to%20Learn%7CFPS%20COVID-19%20Cases

Updated Plans

District Return to Learn Plan

District Return to Learn Plan Parent FAQ

Individual Return to Learn Plans

Distance Learning Plan

Fulton Public Schools is fully prepared in the event school is shut down again due to COVID-19. The following Distance Learning Plan was developed by FPS Staff this summer. Ongoing Professional Development is in process and will continue once teachers return to school next week.

Please reach out if you have any questions.


Important B2S Dates

All school offices are OPEN! First Day – Aug. 26

School Start/End Times


7:45 a.m.--3:00 p.m.


7:50 a.m.--3:10 p.m.


8:10 a.m.--3:25 p.m.


7:55 a.m.--3:10 p.m.


8:05 a.m.--3:20 p.m.


7:45 a.m.--3:15 p.m.

Online Registration

Online Registration is open and can be done from any computer with an Internet connection.

Chrome Book Distribution (Grades 6-12)

Distribution for Launch students – FHS Circle Drive Thursday, Aug 20, 11-6 p.m. and Friday, Aug 21, 9-12 p.m.

Distribution for 6th – 9th grade – Wednesday, August 26, during the school day


Kindergarten ONLY MONDAY, August 24th 4 – 6 p.m. Drive through Supply Drop-off

Virtual Open House FRIDAY, August 21st


Kindergarten ONLY MONDAY, August 24th 4 – 6 p.m. Drive through Supply Drop-off

Virtual Open House FRIDAY, August 21st


Kindergarten ONLY MONDAY, August 24th 4 – 6 p.m. Drive through Supply Drop-off

Virtual Open House FRIDAY, August 21st


Supply Drop-off

MONDAY, August 24th 4 – 6 p.m. for Love, Quick, Thomas, Higgenbotham

TUESDAY, August 25th 4 – 6 p.m. for Forbis, Poss, Nardi, Wilkerson, Gorsky

Virtual Open House FRIDAY, August 21st


6th Grade Orientation and Supplies WEDNESDAY – FRIDAY, August 26-28 during class time

Virtual Open House FRIDAY, August 21st

FMS sports practices begin MONDAY, August 17th 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Need proof of physical

FMS Meet the Hornets VIRTUAL THURSDAY, September 3rd


Virtual Open House FRIDAY, August 21st

Freshman Orientation VIRTUAL, MONDAY, August 24th

FHS Meet the Hornets VIRTUAL, MONDAY, August 31st

Schedules and Teacher Assignments will be accessed through the Parent Portal or Student Portal. Instructions on how to find this information is coming soon!

Online Registration

It's time to complete the 2020-21 Online Registration for Fulton Public Schools!

For returning students: Please log in to your parent portal at https://sdm.sisk12.com/FL360x3/login to access. If you need help with your password, please call 573-590-8000 for assistance.

For NEW students: Please email vballard@fulton58.org to get the enrollment process started.

You can also complete registration through the Tyler SIS Student 360 APP on your smartphone. Download the app, enter 65251 for the zip code, and then choose Fulton 58.

Online Registration is required for ALL student(s) to attend FPS this fall whether in-person or online through Launch. Please make sure you click "submit" when complete.

It's a great day to be a Hornet!



Parent Tutorials

Feedback from surveys this summer indicated an interest in learning more about commonly used educational technologies such as Google Classroom and Google Meet. Teachers and staff met this summer to develop training materials. Additionally, tutorials over G Suite - Google Apps for Education, Remind, and SIS 360 have been developed to support the educational process. These can be found on the FPS website at www.fulton58.org or at the link below.