Cougar News

February 16th-19th, 2021

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Students in grades 3-5 take district Interim Assessments this week!

  • Students will take tests to show if they have mastered the grade level content being taught.
  • Be sure students are focused and do their best
  • Parents ensure your child is at school on time (in person or remote)
  • Take this and any assessment seriously!
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Extended Learning Details...

  • Extended Learning

    • The Extended Learning Window will close February 5th for 3rd – 5th grade students
    • The next Super Saturday Academy will be held on Saturday, Feb. 6th at 8:30 a.m.
  • NO TRANSPORTATION PROVIDED - CAR RIDER only
  • Math and Reading Instruction to address learning gaps
  • Wednesday & Thursdays (starting Jan. 20)
  • Face to Face and Remote
  • 2:30-4:30
  • Click Here to Register
  • For More information Contact Ms. Tyson, CST, - tysonjl@fultonschools.org 470-254-9132

If you registered for extended Learning...

  • Be sure your child remains after school if they are face to face
  • Ensure students log in for class ON TIME
  • MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD ATTENDS - We are putting resources in place to support students, this includes teachers staying afterschool and working on Saturday's to provide needed support. Please be sure you do your part in getting students online or to sessions scheduled during the week or on Saturdays.
  • We are here for the success of all Students... Help us make it happen!
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The SGC elections are a way for parents and teachers who are elected onto the council to have a role in the vision and direction of the school. Thank you for your interest.

Candidate Declaration Form



Please review the following dates for the 2021 SGC Election:

Candidate Declaration Period: February 3 - February 26

Get to Know the Candidates: March 1 - March 15

Voting Window: March 17 - March 24


Questions?

SGC Elections
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Title I Parent University- Put Reading First Workshop

Monday, Feb. 22nd, 6-7pm

This is an online event.

All are encouraged to attend this specially designed workshop to equip parents in supporting their students in the area of reading.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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Reporting Portal has translation now...

The Fulton County Board of Health and Fulton County Schools have developed an on-line portal for FCS parents/guardians to report student COVID-19 related cases. The portal has been updated for Spanish, Korean, and Chinese. FCS parent/guardians will find a dropdown at the top right for translations. www.fultonschools.org/ReportCOVID Please make a report to the FCBOH when your student is COVID-19 positive, has a pending COVID-19 test result, or has been in direct contact with a COVID-19 positive person. Also, please use this resource for official reporting rather than alerting the school and/or teacher. If you must engage the school/teacher, please do so after you have made an official report to the FCBOH. Lastly, to ensure the protection of our school community, please do not allow your child to attend school or school-sponsored events when he/she is ill and/or has any of the above COVID-19 concerns.
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Effective immediately, all FCBOE staff and students who are directed to quarantine by FCS Health Services/Fulton County Board of Health will be assigned a standard COVID-19 quarantine period of ten (10) days. There will no longer be an option to reduce the quarantine period to seven (7) days with a negative tes
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WHY IS MY CHILD BEING COUNTED ABSENT?? WHY IS MY CHILD'S GRADE LOW?

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What Parents Need to Know about how students are graded and counted present for instruction!

Be online, Be engaged, Complete Assignments... Be Counted! Pay attention to reminders below:


  • Student attendance is monitored.
  • A student's minutes online, assignment completion and participation, are important aspects of being engaged in learning and being counted as present.
  • Please ensure that your students are in class on time and are engaging in Literacy, Math, and other content areas to be counted present for the day.
  • Students that fail to return for classes will be documented as "skipping". This will result in a referral to our student support team.
  • Parents should provide written documentation for early check-out for medical appointments in both face to face and remote settings. (documents can be emailed to the front office at hallsr@fultonschools.org )
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Introducing-- the COVID NINE-TEEN Project! An international Project to support students (not an FCS activity)

WHAT IS THE COVID NINETEEN PROJECT?


Teens mentor elementary school students to keep them motivated and active during quarantine, as well as taking stress off parents by providing daily activity sessions and one-on-one tutoring. (This is not a Fulton County Schools Project... teens are from all over the world)


ACTIVITY HOURS


Monday - Friday: 2:00 - 5:00 PM PST

Saturday - Sunday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM PST


TUTORING HOURS


Monday - Friday: 2:00 - 3:00 PM PST & 5:00 - 6:00 PM PST

Saturday - Sunday: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST & 2:00 - 3:00 PM PST


ACTIVITIES

  1. Explore the 50+ student-led sessions we are providing this week.
  2. Sign up for the activities by clicking the button below.
    • Don't forget that our Late Sign Up Policy, where you must sign up for your session(s) by 9 PM PST the night before the session for your submission to be recorded, is in motion!
  3. An email with the Zoom link will be sent 2 hours prior to the start of the session.

    • All supplies needed for the activity will be added onto our website prior to the session.


SIGN UP HERE


TUTORING

  • You may now only sign your child up for ONE HOUR per day.
    • Signing up for one hour does not guarantee your child a full hour due to high demand and time constraints.
    • Our Late Sign Up Policy still applies (you must sign up by 9:00 PM PST the night before the session for it to be recorded).
  • You will be sent 2 Zoom links.
    • You can choose either, but if you have a tutor preference, be sure to check the daily schedule attached to the email to see who will be in each session. However, we cannot guarantee that you will be matched with the specific tutor of your choice.
    • Additionally, if the Zoom session your child is in becomes full, you may be asked to use the second link you were provided and switch to the other session.


SCHEDULE SESSIONS NOW


For each day of this week, we have listed one featured activity. This is only a handful of the hundreds of other incredible activities we have to offer!


MONDAY


Treat People With Kindness
2/15 at 2:30 - 3:00 PM PT
In a world like ours, empathy and compassion is of the utmost importance. In Treat People With Kindness, students will learn how to create better relationships with each other and treat people with kindness!
Taught by Litzuly C., Charley G. and Regina S.


TUESDAY


Little Ninjas Martial Arts
2/16 at 1:00 - 1:30 PM PT
Martial arts is a fun way to stay active, while learning super fun punching and kicking combinations!
Taught by Sophie C.


WEDNESDAY


Sport Skills
2/17 at 4:00 - 4:30 PM PT
Athletes will develop specific and general athletic skills through a full-body workout. Targeting overall fitness and athleticism, kids will improve strength, endurance, speed, and coordination.
Taught by Simone B.


THURSDAY


Hangman

2/18 at 2:00 - 2:30 PM PT
We'll have kids guess in a hangman game and if they get it right, they get a virtual high five! We put up blank spaces for the amount of letters in a name, and then players try to fill it out.
Taught by Julia C.


FRIDAY


Cool Down and Color
2/19 at 2:30 - 3:00 PM PT
Whether you love coloring or just need a relaxing break in your day, come and join us in Cool Down and Color! Each session, we will all be coloring a provided printable coloring page while talking about our day and sharing our magnificent work!
Taught by Michelle Z.


SATURDAY


Bake Mania
2/20 at 1:00 - 1:30 PM PT
¾ cup of creativity, ½ tablespoon of fun, and 2 cups of an amazing recipe are all you need to join this baking class! We will be teaching students how to make delicious and themed foods while using kid-friendly ingredients!
Taught by Eliana J. and Jessica C.


SUNDAY


DIY Animal Cards

2/21 at 1:00 - 1:30 PM PT
Students will learn how to make different types of animal themed cards that can be used for all sorts of occasions. It will be a fun way for students to channel their creativity and create unique pieces of art.
Taught by Tiffany W. and Luke B.


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Hardship Transfer Applications Open Now!

Hardship Transfer Deadline: March 1, 2021

Hardship Transfer applications are available beginning Jan. 1 for parents who wish to apply for a 2020-21 hardship transfer or to renew a current hardship to another Fulton elementary, middle or high school. Parents will use an online form to enter and submit their information.

Get more info and access the application here.


Important things to note:


  • Student hardships are only available for residents within the Fulton County School district. Employee hardships are the exception.
  • Transportation to and from the transfer school is not provided by Fulton County Schools.
  • Transfers for siblings ARE NOT guaran-teed with any of the transfer options.
  • Student hardship transfers must be renewed each year.
  • Transfer applications are for the upcoming school year.



Hardship Transfer Guidelines


Attendance

  • Students who have missed schools in excess of the following number of days will be automatically denied a hardship transfer. Students currently attending a school on an approved hardship, but failing to maintain a satisfactory attendance record will be subject to revocation of the existing transfer.

    • Student has been tardy to school 15 or more times;
    • Student has been absent from school 5 or more days, unexcused.
    • If absences are excused or medical but exceed 5 days, parents must provide written explanation of why the absences occurred.
Discipline
  • Students who have not maintained satisfactory behavior in school are not granted permission to transfer under hardship policy. Students currently attending a school on an approved hardship, but failing to maintain satisfactory behavior will be subject to revocation of the existing transfer.

    • Elementary school students who have been involved in 5 or more incidents;
    • Elementary school students who have received more than 3 days Out of School Suspension;
    • Middle or High school students who have received more than 5 days Out of School Suspension or In-School Suspension.


Hardship Transfer Applications are ONLY accepted

  • between Jan 1 - Mar 1 each year.



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Carpool will close at 7:40 for teachers to begin instruction. Students are counted Students participating remotely will be counted tardy when logging in after 7:40AM for class or absent if they are not present, participating in instruction and submitting assignments. Students will be referred for Skipping class when they fail to return for instruction they are scheduled for.

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Meal Kits will still be available for virtual learners & community members

To accommodate lunch service for face-to-face students, the hours of Curbside Pick-Up have been updated.


Curbside Pick-Up will be open Wednesdays from 9:30-10:30 .


• Families need to pre-order grab & go meal kits each week. Grab & go meal Kits need to be pre-ordered online by Tuesday at 11:59 p.m.


CLICK HERE for the online pre-order form.



. • Pick-up a FREE & go meal kit from any Fulton County School near you. • Children do not have to be present to receive a FREE grab & go meal kit. • A student’s ID number is not needed to receive a FREE grab & go meal kit.


• To maximize social distancing, drivers are not to leave their vehicles; however, walk-ups are allowed.

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