The Fort Report

September 3, 2021

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FDES Families

Our staff is working diligently to support our students in learning at their highest levels! Who says, that we can't be THE premier school where children thrive and achieve? We hope you will partner with us to do that. The better our schools are, the better our Dacula community will be! Thank you for being committed to helping us make this happen!



Proud to Be Your Principal,

Dr. Tucker


Administrative Team:

Barbara Tucker, Ed.D., Principal

Jennifer Hicks, Ed.S., Assistant Principal (PK, 1st, 3rd and 5th Grades)

Candace Williams, Ed.S., Assistant Principal (Kindergarten, 2nd, and 4th Grades)

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Friendly Reminder: Please Arrive to School On Time!

Arrival: Students may enter the building between 7:45 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. Students may eat breakfast from 7:45 a.m. to 8:12 a.m. To be counted present for the entire day, students must

attend at least the equivalent of half the school day.


Tardy: Tardiness is a part of attendance. Students are considered tardy if they are not in their classrooms by 8:15 a.m. Parents must sign their child in at the front office. A.M bell. If your child arrives to the classroom after 8:15 A.M, they will be counted as tardy. As the parent, you will need to accompany your child to the sign-in desk to obtain a tardy slip. Ideally, your student should arrive to school by 8:00 A.M. Our buses almost always have all students present by 8:00A.M. Remember... instruction will begin at 8:15 A.M.

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Congratulations to Ms. Brumbalow's class for being the August Dojo Points winner!

Dojo points & Model Mountaineers are how Specials teachers reward good behavior in their classrooms & in the hallways. ~ WAY TO GO MS. BRUMBALOW'S 4TH GRADE CLASS!!

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Coach G Recognized Joshua and Andrea as Our Model Mountaineers for their Citizenship and Behavior! Great Job!

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Liam from Kindergarten was the first student to receive a Reading Token this year. Way to go Liam!

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Please remember to send your child to school each day with a mask. Thank you for your cooperation!

Health & Safety: We Need Your Help!

We are noticing students coming to school with runny noses and 2 or more symptoms below. If your child has these, please don't send them to school. We do have some students and staff who have been struck with this virus unfortunately, and we want to reduce the spread as much as possible. Please help to keep our students and faculty safe.


1. Fever or chills

2. Cough

3. Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

4. Fatigue

5. Muscle or body aches

6. Headache

7. New loss of taste or smell

8. Sore throat

9. Congestion or runny nose

10. Nausea or vomiting

11. Diarrhea

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PTA News: How Can You Support Your Child's School? Be sure to join PTA through My Payments Plus!

PTA Meeting Tuesday, September 7th at 10:00AM. Limited capacity for social distancing.

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Click for the GCPS Student Calendar

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