Findley Flyer 9/2/21
Dear Findley Families,
I have had a few questions regarding automated attendance letters that are going out through Infinite Campus. These messages are being sent regardless of the type of absence (unexcused or excused) Here is the letter that went out in teacher newsletters on August 13. I hope that this will answer any questions that you may have.
Welcome back to school! For students in Fulton County Schools (FCS) to learn and achieve to their fullest potential, it is critical they attend school and are engaged in the learning process. Student absences, whether excused or unexcused, impact a child’s ability to succeed in school.
FCS has implemented a new attendance notification process. Parents/guardians will be notified more often on absences, regardless of whether a student is excused or unexcused. Families will be notified of student absences via daily robocalls. Students who accumulate multiple absences will receive letters to notify them of missed learning time, and staff will follow up with supportive strategies for families and students.
Elementary School students’ attendance is taken within the first hour of the instructional day to record who is physically present. Students must be present for half of the instructional day to be marked present for the day.
We understand that students get sick, have family emergencies, and things do come up. If a parent needs to excuse a student from attendance, notify the child’s school as soon as possible. The following must be included in a written note or email sent to your child’s homeroom teacher.
· Student Name
· Student FCS ID Number (lunch number)
· Parent/Guardian Name
· Parent/Guardian Email & Phone Number
· Reason for Excuse
Parents/guardians can monitor their child’s attendance using Infinite Campus. More detailed information about our attendance policy can be found here. We look forward to seeing your student in school every day to ensure a successful school year.
In addition, you can access our student absence forms on our website. These forms are located on our website under Students and Families.
Pre-approved absence forms must be submitted 5 days prior to the absence.
Participate remote absences must be requested prior to the start of the school day.
Student absence forms must be submitted within 5 days of returning to school from an absence.
I wish all of you a safe and relaxing Labor Day!
9/6-Labor Day Holiday-Schools Closed
9/8-PTA Board Meeting
9/20-Late Start Day
9/22-School Governance Council Meeting
iReady Fall Diagnostic Reports
Here are two resources to help you understand your child's diagnostic results:
Late Start Days
For Findley Oaks, late start means that the classes will start at 8:40 am. Students who arrive after 8:40 am will be considered tardy. Parents have the option to have their child(ren) ride the bus which will run at the normally scheduled time. We will have our normal carpool time from 7:10-7:40 am and then again from 8:20-8:40.
The first late start day is Monday, September 20. To view the FCS calendar and other late start days, click here.
COMMUNITY NIGHTS 21-22
THE SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY NIGHT IS TO TAKE A BREAK, SPEND TIME WITH FAMILY & FIND BALANCE! NO HOMEWORK ASSIGNED. NO GRADED ASSESSMENTS THE FOLLOWING DAYS:
Thursday, September 23rd
Wednesday, October 20th
Thursday, November 11th
Wednesday, January 26th
Thursday, March 24th
Wednesday, May 4th
Tweet your community night photos and tag @FindleyOaks
Breakfast and Lunch-Week of 9/7
MONDAY Labor Day
Blueberry Nutrigrain Bar with Cherry Yogurt
Waffles and Sausage Links
Yogurt with a Golden Graham Cereal Bar
MONDAY Labor Day
Teriyaki Chicken with Brown Rice
Cheese Pizza Pack
Tex Mex Nachos
Black Bean Taco Salad
Southern Breaded Chicken
Mini Cheese Calzones
Yogurt & Cheese Pack
Cod Nuggets with Macaroni and Cheese
Student's Artwork Chosen for Annual Comprehensive Financial Report for the 2020-2021 School Year
STEM Program Receives Delta Community Credit Union Grant
- As a reminder, if your child is sick, please have him or her stay home.
- All FCS staff and students are required to report a confirmed positive case of COVID-19, a pending COVID-19 test result (regardless of the reason for testing), and a direct contact with person who is COVID-19 positive.
- FCS student/parents must use the Parent Reporting Portal to make the COVID-19 report.
- Reporting staff and students must wait for further guidance from the FCS Health Services Team, Talent Department, or public health officials after submitting a report.
- The FCS COVID-19 Response Team will case investigate all reports in consultation with public health officials. Staff and students are required to cooperate with response team/public health department nurses and respond truthfully to all questions.
- The district will update positive COVID-19 cases once a week on the FCS website.
Please Sign-FCS Student Code of Conduct
Parents and students are asked to annually review the FCS Student Code of Conduct. Please take a moment to review and sign the Acknowledgement of Receipt Form.
All parents and students (over 10 years old) MUST sign this form found within your INFINTE CAMPUS PARENT/STUDENT PORTAL ACCOUNT.
Code of Conduct Handbook - click here to view.
Click here for directions on completing the form.
Notification to Parents of the Screening and Referral Process for Gifted Students 2021-22
Partnership with Chris 180
Chris 180 is proud to be in partnership with Findley Oaks ES to provide support to students and staff. Some of the issues we can help with are trauma, anxiety, depression, anger outbursts, self-esteem, peer relationships, suicidal thoughts, and many others.
Counseling services can be a positive support to all students with a wide range of needs. Over time, these services can help students:
• Cope with their feelings which should lead to fewer calls home
• Understand why they are having difficulty and learn better ways of
• Improve focus in the classroom
• Maintain better relationships with family, friends, and school staff
Your identified Chris 180 therapist is Zaqayvia Johnson. Zaqayvia has a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Fort Valley State University and is currently in the process of working to become a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor. Zaqayvia is passionate about education, trauma informed spaces for adolescents, and social and emotional expression. We look forward to working with you!
Check out the Findley Oaks Counseling Page!
Change of Dismissal Information
Changing Dismissal Method -- If a student has a need to leave the school in a manner different from his/her normal routine, it will be necessary for the student to bring a “Change of Dismissal” form from the student’s parent/guardian to the classroom teacher. This should be sent prior to the date of need or immediately upon arrival to school the day of the change. Change of Dismissal forms are provided on the Findley Oaks website or can be requested from the classroom teacher at any time. Please remember bus changes will be made on an emergency basis only.
If there is a need to change your child’s dismissal during the school day, please send an email to 160-DismissalFOE@fultonschools.org. Emails to the teachers and phone calls will not be accepted. Change of dismissal will not be accepted after 2:00 pm.
Here Comes the Bus
Interested in Joining Cub Scouts?
Findley Oaks families with kids in grades K-5 are invited to join Cub Scout Pack 1143!
Our fall calendar is full of family activities including pack and den meetings. We will be planning a fun camping trip , Building and racing Pinewood derby cars, an overnight trip to the Zoo and many more family activities and adventures.
Check out information in the attached PDF.
If you are interested in joining Cub Scouts, please join us for our Scout Sign Up Night
Thursday Sep 2nd, Findley Oaks Cafeteria at 6:30 PM
For any questions or further information, please email our membership coordinator, Alka, at email@example.com.