APRES Dolphins S.W.I.M. August '22
An Extraordinary Place to Learn
A message from Principal Wilson
Greetings Dolphin Family,
It is hard to believe Summer is over and our scholars are headed back to school on August 8th. It was great seeing so many of you during Open House. I am filled with excitement about what this year will bring. We have worked really hard this summer to ensure our scholars will experience the best academic year, while enjoying learning. Our goal this year is to WIN each day and ultimately WIN the year!
You can expect to receive weekly communication from me regarding important events and dates on the horizon for our school. You will also receive the link to our monthly newsletter, "The Dolphin S.W.I.M. the first week of each month. The link to the S.W.I.M. will continually be placed in the weekly information blasts as well. Please review the newsletter regularly for any updates.
In case you haven't heard...Randolph is officially an IB Primary Years Programme School. YES!!! We received IB PYP authorization during the 2021-2022 school year. We were the first elementary school in South Fulton to do so. What does this mean for your scholar? It means we will continue to deliver rigorous instruction with an emphasis on transdisciplinary learning (content integration) using a global minded approach. Congratulations to our students and staff for their hard work in making this happen for our school community.
This year's theme is "Focused on the W.I.N." The acronym W.I.N. stands for What's Important Now. It is my personal goal this school year to continue to remain focused on those things that guarantee the success of EVERY child EVERY day. By keeping our attention on the small things that make a BIG difference, we can be certain that our scholars and the entire school community will be successful.
I am excited to share that this year, parents may walk scholars into the building each morning. As we reinstate this process, it is important to remember that mornings are not a time for parent/teacher conferences. Our staff will be busy supervising scholars and will not be able to engage in extended conversations with parents during this time. This time should be used to make sure your scholars have a great day and to wish them the best. All parents will be required to exit the building no later than 7:35 am, so that we may begin our instructional day. Students will not be allowed to enter the building before 7:10am. Breakfast ends at 7:35am and any student arriving after 7:40am is tardy. Parents arriving with scholars after 7:40am will not be allowed to escort them through the building as we will have begun our instructional day. Afternoon pick up begins at 2:20pm and ends at 2:45pm daily.
On campus visitation during the school day will be by appointment only to avoid disruptions to instruction throughout the school day. Should you wish to schedule an appointment to visit during the school day, please contact the front office at least 48 hours prior to schedule visitation time. Classroom visits are limited to a 30-minute observation window and the parent must be escorted by a member of the administrative team for the duration of the 30-minute visit. Classroom visits are not a time for parent/teacher conferences.
We are highly encouraging uniforms this school year. Our uniform top is blue, yellow, or white and the bottoms are khaki or navy blue. No logo is required for the uniform top.
As you know students thrive when there is intentional collaboration between the school, families and community. I have been in conversation with our new PTA president and am excited about the collaborative work that will come from this organization this year. You may ask how you can help. Join PTA ($20 for parents) scan the QR code at the entrance of our building or stay tuned for our memberhub link information; be sure your contact information is updated in the Infinite Campus (IC) system; and follow us on Twitter @RandolphDolphin for updates on events and the exciting things happening each day at Randolph.
All 3rd grade through 5th grade scholars will continue to receive laptops for the school year. Thank you in advance for ensuring scholars are taking care of the devices loaned to them by the district. Devices for students will not be issued until after all diagnostics assessments are completed for our students. Once your child receives his/her device, if he/she receives a notification to update the device, please follow the steps for the Windows updates being pushed out by the district. There is a replacement fee for damaged parts or broken devices. Parents will be required to sign acknowledgement of this fee when scholars devices are issued. Please support with encouraging your Dolphin to be responsible in taking care of his/her device.
The first 10 days of school are the most critical days of the school year. These are the dates the district uses to determine if enrollment has met the requirements to keep the entire staff at a school. Please make sure if you have a scholar you have not registered you do so as soon as possible. There will be no class changes prior to the first 10 days of school. All scholars must be accounted for before we consider any class changes. The form to request class changes will be made available after the 10 day window, and class changes are at the discretion of the assistant principal, Ms. Mack, and are not guaranteed. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
A. Philip Randolph will be a cashless school during the 2022-2023 school year. All payments will be made through the Online School Payment (OSP) system. Grade-level and class fees and payments will be paid a la carte by activity and each payment must be made through OSP.
As we embark on this EXTRAORDINARY school year, please encourage your child(ren) to read daily, work on math facts daily, and to enjoy the learning experience. We look forward to seeing you on August 8th for the first day of school. Have an extraordinary year!
Principal Wilson, Proud Dolphin
Infinite Campus Student and Parent Portal
The Infinite Campus portals - Campus Parent and Campus Student - provides access to information for all enrolled students in their household. Information includes grades, attendance, assignments, and school announcements.
Note: Parents must register the first time they are accessing their account. All students have access to Campus Student via ClassLink.
FCS Student Code of Conduct
Uniforms are highly encouraged to wear to school every day; Wednesdays are College Days and Fridays of each week are spirit days!
The standard school uniform consists of a polo top and khaki or navy skirts, shorts or pants. A logo patch is optional, but are not required
Khaki bottoms are preferred with uniform tops, however, jeans are allowed to be worn with uniform tops, as well. *No frayed or ripped jeans are allowed*
- Uniforms are worn on Monday – Thursday.
- Wednesday is College Day! Students may wear a college shirt!
- Every Friday is Spirit Wear and Free Dress Day. ****
ABSOLUTELY NO SHREDDED, RIPPED OR FRAYED JEANS/JACKETS ARE ALLOWED. *NO CROP TOPS OR TANK TOPS ALLOWED
ALL SHOES MUST HAVE A STRAP; NO SLIDES or HOUSE SHOES MAY BE WORN TO SCHOOL
*Randolph ES does not endorse any uniform vendors.
Fulton Dress Code-I.13a Improper Dress
Students in the school system are expected to dress and groom themselves in such a way as to reflect neatness, cleanliness and safety. All students shall dress appropriately so as not to disrupt or interfere with the educational program or the orderly operation of the school. Examples of inappropriate dress and grooming include lack of cleanliness in person or dress; shoelessness; "short-short" clothing; bare midriffs; "tank tops"; "see-through" clothing or apparel which designates gangs or similar organizations or any dress that is disruptive to the educational process. Designated dress involving school activities approved by the principal shall be acceptable. The principal or other duly authorized school official shall determine whether any particular mode of dress or grooming results in a violation of the spirit and/or the intent of this rule.
Fulton County Schools offers healthy meals daily. This year all Randolph students will receive free breakfast and lunch. Parents can load money on their student’s account for extra sales, view account balances and purchase history, and set up low-balance reminders by visitingwww.mypaymentsplus.com. Cash payments may also be made at your student’s school.
While we are a free breakfast and lunch school, parents who may qualify for free and/or reduced lunch are highly encouraged to complete an application each year. A NEW application must be completed for the 2022-2023 school year. Due to COVID-19 National Waivers, families did not have to complete an application during the last school year. However, these waivers are no longer in effect and all families must complete an application for SY22-23 if they wish to be considered for additional benefits this year. Free & Reduced Meal Applications are available anytime online beginning July 25, 2022. Visit www.fulton.schoollunchapp.com to begin the online application process. Families may obtain a paper application from any school cafeteria. If able, families are encouraged to complete an online application.
APEC After School Program
APEC After School Enrichment @ Randolph Elementary School5320 Campbellton Road Atlanta GA 30331Office: 404-287-9709
After School Enrichment – Constructive programming for children including homework assistance and recreational activities.
APEC on Facebook!
Here Comes the Bus: School Bus Information
If you do not know your scholar's bus stop times or location, log into our transportation portal for this information.
To do this, visit http://edulogweb.fultonschools.org/livewq/webquery/ and type in your street name and number (It works best if you leave off the Rd, St suffix, i.e. Cascade instead of Cascade Rd.)
Due to a bus driver shortage, transportation challenges are expected to affect bus routes and on-time arrivals at schools this year. Parents and students are encouraged to sign up for our free “Here Comes the Bus” app that allows students and parents to track their bus in real time. Alerts notify parents when the bus is just a few blocks away from the bus stop, offering safety for students and peace of mind for parents.
- Morning car rider drop-off will take place in the front of the school. Randolph staff will be present at the carpool loop to receive students from 7:10am until 7:40am daily. Parents must park vehicles and escort students into the building and sign-in after 7:40am.
- Bus rider parents, school busses depart our campus at 2:25pm daily. The FCS Code of Conduct applies to all students transported by school bus.
- Afternoon car riders will be picked up in the front of the school. Cars will enter through the main entrance to the school from Campbellton Rd. Please have your car rider number ready in the window.
- Afternoon car rider parents, please make sure your scholar is picked up by 2:45pm.
- If picked up from school after 2:45pm, your scholar will be seated in the front office. Please park and come in to sign your scholar out. Parents who fail to pick up their scholars before 2:45pm in excess of 3 times will be required to either use bus transportation or secure after school care. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. Safety is our priority.
- Early student pick-up ends at 2:00pm daily. Please contact the school if in need of emergency early pick-up.
We are excited to welcome volunteers back into our building this year! We love having volunteers in our building on a regular basis. Please remember that if you are going to volunteer at Stonewall Tell ES in any capacity (in the classroom, in the media center, cafeteria, or at a school event, etc.) you must watch the volunteer video and fill out the volunteer form prior to being in the building. Once you complete the training, it takes up to 48 hours to process your approval. All approved volunteers must re-apply for volunteer status every two calendar years.
Please follow the link to Fulton County’s website, to complete the necessary volunteer online training and application. The link below will direct you to the district's volunteer process.
Grade Level School Supply Lists
Who Do I Contact for What?
We Need You
Thank you to those who joined our PTA during Open House. If you have not had the chance to join, please scan the QR code located at the front entrance of our school. Membership for parents is $20 and student membership is $10.
School Governance Council
Our School Governance Council works to meet the innovative and flexible needs of our school. Please join us at our public SGC meetings. Your voice is important!
We Are a Title I School
Randolph ES is a Title I School. We will host Parent Engagement events throughout the school year. We will solicit your input on the Parent Family Engagement Plan (PFEP), the Family School Compact, and your support by attending our engagement activities.
We Need You
School Governance Council
Important Dates on the Horizon
8 - First Day of School
23 - SGC Meeting 4PM
5- Labor Day (No School for Students)
6- Professional Development Day (No School for Students)
27 - SGC Meeting 4PM
-PTA/Curriculum Night 6PM
10 - Holiday (No School for Students)
11 - Professional Development Day (No School for Students)
12 - Teacher Workday (No School for Students)
25 - SGC Meeting 4PM
8 - Professional Development Day (No School for Students)
21-25 Thanksgiving Holiday Break (No School for Students)
16- Last Day of Fall Semester
19-Jan 2 - Winter Break (No School for Students)