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Mission and Vision

Mission

Empowering students for tomorrow’s global society

Vision

By embracing our diverse community, we will provide individualized support for students to become well-rounded, successful leaders who take pride in themselves and their education.

This community empowers students by:

  • setting high expectations
  • differentiating for rigor and intervention
  • making learning relevant

Student Mastery Connect

Guidance Department

EPMS Counseling Corner:

A Judgement Free Zone for Smart, Happy, & Connected students!


To visit the Our Counselor's website click, here.

Our Mission: The EPMS School Counselors' mission is to support students as they develop social/emotional, academic, and career skills in preparation for tomorrow's global society. We empower students by:


  • Setting high expectations
  • Providing individualized support services, meeting students where they are
  • Creating teachable moments in every student interaction


Meet the Guidance Department



Catherine Anderson, IST (Instructional Support Teacher)

Ms. Catherine Anderson has been working in Special Education since 1985 at both public and private schools in both Illinois and Georgia. She graduated from Illinois State University with a degree in Learning Disabilities and Social/Emotional Disorders. She completed her Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Literacy from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA and her Educational Specialist Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, TN. As the Instructional Support Teacher, Ms. Anderson supports the teachers in writing and implementing effective IEPs for students with disabilities, she works closely with the Graduation Coach, teachers, and school psychologist in identifying and evaluating students for services, she provides training to the teachers, and works with parents to make sure they understand the processes outlined by state rules and regulations. This is her tenth year in Fulton County and her third at Elkins Pointe Middle School. She has worked at three high schools in the Northwest Learning Community prior to this school year. Outside of school, Ms. Anderson enjoys spending time with her family and cheering for the Georgia Bulldogs and the Chicago Cubs.

Phone: 470-254-8362
Email: andersonc6@fultonschools.org

Amy Cross, School Social Worker

Ms. Amy Cross is a native Georgian. She graduated from Berry College with a Bachelor's degree in Spanish. She earned a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Georgia. During her years as a social worker, Ms. Cross has worked for the state government, a private adoption agency, a therapeutic provider and for the school system. She has been in Fulton Schools for 3 years. As the school social worker, Ms. Cross works to support students' success by connecting them and their families to various resources within as well as community resources.
Phone: 470-254-8368
Email: crossa@fultonschools.org

​​​Traci Dease, Guidance Counselor

Ms. Traci Dease is a former Midwesterner, having lived in Michigan until moving to Atlanta in 1994. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Middle Grades Education from Clark Atlanta University with a concentration in Language Arts and Social Studies. During her nine years as an elementary and middle school teacher in DeKalb County, Ms. Dease served as a Teacher Support Specialist (TSS), Grade Level Chair and Reading Specialist. With a strong interest in education and counseling, she completed her Master's Degree in School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health at Mercer University. As a professional school counselor, she enjoys supporting middle school students with academic, career, and personal/social goals and celebrates the opportunity to carry out the mission of EPMS. Ms. Dease enjoys listening to music of varied genres and volunteering in her community. She also enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and two children.
Phone: 470-254-8367
Email: dease@fultonschools.org

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Lesia Griffin, Graduation Coach

Ms. Lesia Griffin is a native Georgian. She graduated from Florida A&M University with a Bachelor's Degree in Math, Clark Atlanta University with a Master's degree in Education, Lincoln Memorial University with an Educational Specialist Leadership Degree, and a Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction. As a Graduation Coach, she works to ensure a successful transition of all students from elementary to middle school and middle school to high school by identifying at-risk students, tracking their progress and providing appropriate interventions. Ms. Griffin also works in the instructional support capacity to provide professional learning, technical guidance and best practice resources and materials. She also serves as the AVID and Afterschool Enrichment Program Coordinator. Ms. Griffin enjoys spending time with family and watching movies.

Phone: 470-254-8382
Email: griffinl@fultonschools.org

​​​​Dr. Deirtra Duncan, 504 Coordinator

​Phone: 470-254-2892

​Email: duncand@fultonschools.org

​​​​Will Jones, Guidance Counselor

Mr. Willie Jones earned his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Georgia State University. After developing and operating his own youth empowerment program Mr. Jones earned his Master's in Education in School Counseling from American Public University. As a counselor with diverse experiences, knowledge, and passion in his role, Mr. Jones feels that everyone has their own unique contribution to offer all children in helping them achieve their dreams and goals. Mr. Jones has served students and their families in many different roles, committing himself and every resource he has to help children succeed. Mr. Jones loves to travel, watch movies, play sports and spend time with his family, while always looking for opportunities to expand and grow in every aspect of his life. He comes to the Titan family with the motto, "Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard", and he is proud to be a Titan!!!

Phone: 470-254-8366
Email: jonesw3@fultonschools.org

​​Ellen Walsh, Guidance Secretary

Mrs. Ellen Walsh was born and raised in New York City where she worked 8 years for JP Morgan Bank on Wall St. She and her husband relocated to Roswell in 1976 and raised three children. Mrs. Walsh has been with Fulton County for 21 years and started at Elkins Pointe when it opened in 2001 as the Media Assistant. She began her career in the Counseling Office in 2007 and handles all student records, registrations, and withdrawals. She enjoys meeting new families enrolling at Elkins and telling them all the wonderful things about living in Roswell.

Phone: 470-254-8365
Email: walshe@fultonschools.org

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Announcements

S.T.A.R. House Extended Learning

  • More information soon...


IMMUNIZATIONS


PROOFS OF RESIDENCY


DISMISSAL SAFETY GUIDELINES

  • See below

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PTSA "Beyond the Clasroom"

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We invite YOU to JOIN the PTSA

and to DONATE to our

"Beyond the Classroom"

PTSA Enrichment Fund

2017-2018 Annual Campaign

Download the Membership Form (English or Spanish​)

or

Donate & Join ONLINE​ with a​ credit card!

Reflections

​​Elkins Pointe PTSA website


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REFLECTIONS CONTEST!

The theme is: "Within Reach"

Entries Due 9/29/2017

  • ​​​Do you like to draw or paint?
  • Do you write stories or poetry?
  • Do you enjoy composing your own music or creating new dances?
  • Taking photographs?
  • Making your own videos on a smart phone or iPad??

Then you should...

ENTER THE REFLECTIONS CONTEST!​​

REFLECTIONS is a national PTA arts recognition and achievement program for grades Pre-K through 12. Submissions from students are judged on creativity and interpretation of the chosen theme in six different categories: film production, visual arts, photography, musical composition, literature, and dance choreography. Entries are judged at the school level. Winners from each grade in each category move on to compete against other entries from North Fulton schools, with an opportunity to advance to state and national levels. There is no limit to the number of entries a student can submit. All winners and honorable mentions will be recognized at a breakfast held at the school in mid-October.


  • Click here to download entry forms & contest rules
  • Entry forms rules can be picked up at the front desk
  • All Reflections entries must be turned into the front office by Sept. 29th.

PARENT UNIVERSITY

Parent University


Parent Resource Center







​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Elkins Pointe Middle School is a Title I School and we have a Parent Resource Center located in the Media Center. Parent University Workshops are held monthly. For more information about our Parent Resource Center, Parent University Workshops or volunteering in the classroom or in the school, contact our Title I Parent Liaison:Lisa O’Hanlon Cowles, ohanlon@fultonschools.org

Parent Resource Center Invitation ~ Centro de Recurso para Padres

MEDIA CENTER

Media Center Body

DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP

Titan Techie Program: Computer Skills

6th Grade Getting Started Guide


SORA-OVERDRIVE

Elkins Pointe Middle School is committed to bringing unique learning opportunities to our students. We are pleased to introduce a new, free reading service providing digital books through Sora–OverDrive, the new student reading app that’s now available on Launchpad!

Letter to Parents

Getting Started with Sora Guide

Slide Presentation

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LINKS FOR PAPER/PENCIL LESSONS

6th Grade – Watch this link with “Digital Life 101”
6th Grade – No video needed for “Cyberbullying: Be Upstanding”

7th Grade -Watch this link with “Which Me Should I Be?”
7th Grade – Watch this link with “Safe Online Talk”
8th Grade – Watch this link with “Cyberbullying: Crossing the Line”
8th Grade – Watch this link with “Trillion Dollar Footprint”

Digital Citizenship for Teachers

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​​​​​OUR MISSION

The mission of the Elkins Pointe media center is to provide ​​a collaborative space and atmosphere which will empower our life-long learners with the ability to access and process information and ideas, to support Personalized Learning, and to foster the growth of SMART, HAPPY, and CONNECTED students!​​​​​​​

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LOGIN TO PERSONALIZED LEARNING


Click on the LaunchPad logo to begin searching our
eResources Library.

(Log in using your FCS login & password)


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VISITING THE MEDIA CENTER

  • Students may visit the media center from the classroom by using a signed agenda as their pass.
  • It is preferred for students to have their agenda with them in order to check out materials.
  • Teachers may plan with the media specialist for a class to visit the media center forbook-talks, research, or other collaborative lessons.
  • Students are expected to bring necessary materials with them to the media center (paper, pen/pencil, etc).
  • Students must show a pass as they enter the media center.
  • Media Center computers are for online catalog and school assignment research ONLY. Parent permission (in student agenda) is required for internet use. Internet “surfing” or computer games are NEVER allowed in the media center.
  • Color printing is 25¢ per page.

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CHECK OUT POLICY

  • Most print & audiobooks may be checked out for 21 days.
  • Magazine back issues, reference books, & reserved books are overnight checkout ONLY and due before homeroom the next morning.
  • Students may check out up to three (3) books at a time, including one (1) book on tape.
  • YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR NOTING THE DUE DATE & RETURNING MATERIALS ON TIME!

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ONLINE RESOURCES


Animoto
(create videos using photos and video clips)
http://animoto.com

Armored Penguin (puzzle maker)
http://www.armoredpenguin.com/

Concept maps https://bubbl.us/

Cool Tools http://tinyurl.com/q2n7k28

Diigo (social bookmarking website) https://www.diigo.com/

Dipity (timeline/slide creation)
http://www.dipity.com/

DropBox https://www.dropbox.com/

Edmodo (social networking)
http://www.edmodo.c om/

EverNote http://evernote.com/

Fotor (photo editing) http://www.fotor.com/

Glogster http://edu.glogster.com

Go Animate! http://goanimate.com/

Google Docs www.google.com/docs

MeoGraph http://www.meograph.com/

Ow.ly (shorten URLs) http://ow.ly/url/shorten-url




Page Flip-Flap
(online page turner) http://pagef​​lip-flap.com/

Popplet

http://popplet.com/

Prezi (presentation tool) http://prezi.com/

Shmoop (literary analysis) http://www.shmoop.com/

Slideshare (slide hosting) http://www.slideshare.net/

Tagxedo (tag/word cloud) http://www.tagxedo.com/

Timeline creation http://xtimeline.com

Vimeo (video-centric social networking)
https://vimeo.com/

Voicethread (unique presentation tool) http://wcpss.ed.voicethread.com

Voki (create a personalized speaking avatar) http://www.voki.com

Wallwisher (online post-it/discussion app) http://www.wallwisher.com/

Weebly (website creation) http://www.weebly.com

Wordle (word clouds) http://www.wordle.net/

Youtube http://www.youtube.com/

Zamzar (online file conversion) http://www.zamzar.com

GET CONNECTED TAB

Get Connected

Get Connected @ Elkins Pointe with our activities, clubs, sports, and offerings

Elkins Pointe offers several opportunities activities to Get Connected. Please read our newsletter, "Titan Talk," to find out about the things going on throughout the year.


GET CONNECTED PRESENTATION HERE. Take the GET CONNECTED NIGHT Survey HERE.


Coming Soon in 2019...Stay tuned for more information in Titan Talk!

  • Coding Club - Mrs. Temeske with Coding Specialists from the Coder School of Roswell to assist with Coding Club for the first 20 applicants
  • Spirit Squad
  • Flag Club
  • Multicultural Club


Afternoon Clubs/Tutoring/Activities:

  • Drama Club - Mrs. Georgia Bickel
  • STAR House - Ms. Liz Cote
  • Robotics - Ms. Thomas
  • Titan Tech Team - Ms. Lynette Lindesay
  • Halen Ruffin Reading Bowl Club -
  • Hampton Flim Academy - Mr. Keith Hamption
  • Titan Academic Bowl (not currently active; looking for a teacher & parent chair)



Afternoon Extra-mural Sports:


  • Extra-mural Sports - Soccer, Tennis, Track, Volleyball, Gymnastics, Basketball
  • Hoops for Hearts - In-school fundraiser through the PE Department
  • All Sports Club - Coach Broach


Clubs in the Mornings:


  • Jr. Beta - Ms. Micheaux White
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes - Mr. Billups
  • Interact/Be the Voice - Mrs. Streeter
  • Student Council - Mrs. Mikalah Williams


Connections Class and Offerings:

** Application process


  • AVID - Mrs. Meredith Tongue
  • Yearbook - available to 8th graders only - Mrs. Marcie Suckow
  • 9th-grade Intro to Art - available to 8th grader only - Mrs. Marcie Suckow


Connections Music Offerings:


  • Band - Mr. Todd Wilson & Mrs. Kathleen Burhardt
  • Chorus - Mr. Charles Baugh
  • Orchestra - Mr. Seth Gamba


Leadership/Academic Opportunities:

** These are by application or nomination


  • WEB - 8th grade (application at the end of 7th grade) - Ms. Traci Dease
  • 8th Grade Savannah Trip - an 8th-grade trip based on the Social Studies Curriculum - Mrs. Norma Toner
  • Pointe Team - 6th grade (6th-grade students are nominated by a teacher) - Mr. Traci Dease
  • Duke Tip - Invitation based on GA Milestone grades



Ways for Parents to Get Connected:

  • PTSA - Parents, Teachers, and Students are invited to JOIN!
  • Dads Club - Mr. Will Jones
  • Rosetta Stone to learn English - Senora Koritza Rodriguez


World Language Extras:

  • Japanese National Honor Society - Johnson Sensei
  • Middle School French Acting Competition - Monsieur Mendy






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Forms Necessary to Participate in Athletics:


GHSA Concussion Awareness Form_Rev-2018.pdf

GHSA Pre- Participation Physical Form.pdf

2018-19 Intramural Registration.pdf

FCS Transportation Release 2018-19.pdf

FCS Emergency Contact Form 2018-19.pdf

FCS Application to Participate 2018-19.pdf

Insurance Verification 2018-19.pdf

ABOUT DROP DOWN

About

Elkins Pointe Middle School is a part of the Fulton County School System.

Principal, Kindra L. Smith, Ed.S.

Our address is 11290 Elkins Road, Roswell, GA 30076


Telephone 470-254-2892 - Fax 470-254-2898


Map to our location


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AVID ABOUT A CLIMATE OF COLLEGE & CAREER: We employ AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) school-wide to promote a “College & Career” climate throughout the building. College pennants line our hallways, teachers decorate doors with their college logos, and on Fridays students and teachers wear college t-shirts. Our AVID trained teachers use specific instructional strategies for critical, high-level thinking by focusing on writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading. By teaching students life skills, such as leadership and goal-setting, we have created a climate where students are empowered to create a pathway to their future.

CROSS-TRAINED TEACHERS (TAG/SIOP): Over 90% of our teachers are Talented and Gifted (TAG) certified and 80% are trained for Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP). Cross-training allows teachers to be equipped with highly effective instructional strategies to support all types of learners in the classroom, i.e., Gifted or English Language Learners. Through professional development, teachers can collaborate cross-curricular within their grade levels and Professional Learning Communities. Educating the whole child means believing every student is capable of growth and deserves the same opportunity to develop their interests and talents.

ON-SITE COUNSELING FOR THE WHOLE CHILD: Our partnership with Summit Counseling Center benefits the whole child by addressing students' social and emotional needs (e.g. anxiety, stress, peer relations, family challenges, etc.). The On-Site therapist comes every week to host individual and group therapy. This critical support allows every student to connect with a guidance counselor, social worker, school psychologist, or the On-Site Summit therapist. Students are able to receive professional therapy free of charge, regardless of socio-economic income. Fostering student success for the whole child means building a strong framework of social-emotional health.

TITAN ADVANTAGE PROGRAM: An enrichment opportunity offered on Saturdays, free of charge. All students are invited to maximize or remediate in the content mastery areas which are assessed on GA Milestones (ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies). To fuel students through two, one-hour blocks of uninterrupted instruction, students are treated to a hot breakfast, snack, and pizza. National Honor Society high school students are brought in to help tutor students 1-on-1. The academic sessions are taught by dedicated expert staff members committed to student success for all Titans!


PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

Principal Kindra L. Smith

Kindra Smith is the proud Principal of Elkins Pointe Middle School. ​

Originally from Centerville, TN, Mrs. Smith has called Georgia and Fulton County Schools "home" for over 20 years. Mrs. Smith received her undergraduate degree on a basketball scholarship from the University of North Alabama, her master's degree from Kennesaw State University, and her specialist degree from the University of West Georgia in Educational leadership.

After teaching at the elementary level for seven years, Mrs. Smith served as an assistant principal for eight years at Northwestern Middle School in Milton, GA. In 2010, Mrs. Smith was selected as principal of Roswell North Elementary where she passionately led one of the largest elementary schools in the district. In 2014, Ms. Smith was named Fulton County's Principal of the Year for her unwavering commitment to seeking success for all students through innovative practices and creative programming.

Ms. Smith enjoys watching her children play sports, listening to music and rooting for the Falcons. Ms. Smith currently resides in Canton with her husband Michael and their two children Tori and Trey.


Mrs. Kindra L. Smith, Ed.S​

smithkl@fultonschools.org



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Greetings!

I am excited to share yet again, Elkins Pointe Middle School has received another 5-Star School Climate Rating. A 5-Star rating is the highest rating for a school to earn in Georgia. The School Climate Rating measures the “culture” of a school. Georgia School Superintendent, Richard Woods, said, "If your school has a positive climate, it's giving students the environment they need to learn. You'll likely see high achievement there – or a school that's on the right track toward high achievement."



At Elkins Pointe, we continue to be guided by the strategic plan that calls on us to:

  • Seek academic success for all
  • Provide a personalized learning experience to drive interest
  • Link our students to our school and community through service and technology

In simpler terms, we are here to help ensure our Titans are SMART, HAPPY, and CONNECTED!


SMART

As we roll into our second full year of our AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program, we progress towards our goal of utilizing AVID resources and tools across the school to promote college and career. We have expanded our AVID elective offering to include a second teacher who will pick up an additional AVID class. We are seeking parent volunteers to serve as AVID tutors. Our Titan Binder system proved positive for most of our Titans this past year. This research-based approach helps our students organize their resources and be fully prepared for learning each day.



We are happy to share exciting news about three different donors including North Point Community Church, and one of our very own Titan neighborhoods stepped forward to support students. One donation was specific to just the 6th grade class...6th graders need not purchase a binder thanks to the generosity of our donor! The other donations, not grade specific, will be used to support Titans in the 7th and 8th grades, on an as-needed basis. Rising 7th and 8th grade students may reuse their binders from last year. If replacing your child's binder is a hardship, please contact our school counselors, Mr. Jones or Ms. Deese, and arrangements will be made to discretely provide one for your child.



HAPPY

Thursday Clubs will continue offering our students over 40 different choices. Here is a sampling of the many interest-based, multi-grade level clubs: golf, karate, henna, yoga, creative writing, newscast, film, cooking, personal fitness, friendship, photography, guitar, yearbook, drama, recycled art, etc. We invite parents to volunteer, either on behalf of your company or to partner with a staff member. Also, we will continue with our Positive Behavior Incentive Program (PBIS), which allows us to celebrate and reward Top Titan students who make good choices.



CONNECTED

Our WEB (Where Everybody Belongs) program begins with 6th grade orientation, Camp Titan Up, on July 31st! Our 8th grade WEB leaders will mentor our incoming 6th graders into middle school, and be a guiding presence for 6th graders throughout the year.



A child’s best advocate is his or her parent/guardian and we invite you to be a strong partner in your child’s education. The first step begins by joining PTSA on August 2nd at our open house on Information Day. This kicks off our annual fundraising campaign and we appreciate your tax-deductible donation to fund enrichment in our building.



My vision for Elkins Pointe is for us to constantly demonstrate our commitment to creating smart, HAPPY, CONNECTED students. I look forward to another great year at Elkins Pointe!



Sincerely,



Kindra L. Smith, Ed.S

Principal
Elkins Pointe Middle School


Home of the Titans!


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Main body

Elkins Pointe School Governance Council


Congratulations to our newly elected SGC Members


Marnie Allen - Parent

I truly care about the future direction of EPMS, and I want to support our school community and leaders by being on the SGC. This position will allow me to put my leadership skills, energy, and dedication to work. I have four daughters ages 20, 18, 16, and 12. My older daughters graduated from Elkins so I have been a part of this school community for a long time. I have a vested interest in the success of the students here as I know what it takes to be successful in high school and college. I have been a stay-at-home mom for 20 years, and I have held many leadership positions. I served on the PTO at Sweet Apple as the chairperson for the fundraising campaign, and then later as the Vice President of Fundraising and Membership. I was a room parent, in charge of Fifth Grade Finale Week events, served on the Employee of the Year Committee, was on the Local School Advisory Committee, and chaired Grandparents' Day for 3 years. At Elkins, I served as Secretary on the PTSA, have chaired the 8th Grade Dance Committee, helped plan the 6th Grade Dance, served on the Teacher of the Year Committee, helped at International Night and with Honor Roll Breakfasts. I have been a huge supporter and proponent of Elkins Pointe and will continue to be. I believe that my experience at Elkins and Roswell and Milton High Schools make me well suited to provide input to the SGC and help develop strategic plans that continue to put the success and the needs of each of our students above all else.



Monique Erskine - Teacher


I have been an educator for 13 years. I have experience with all sub-groups of students including special education, ESOL and Gifted. I am certified in mathematics grades 4-12 with a Masters in Secondary Education and Ed.S in Instructional Technology. I pride myself on being able to steer my students in the direction of being better mathematicians. However, I am looking for avenues where I can make a greater impact on all students and not just the ones I teach. I believe SGC is a great opportunity for that. Having taught in three school districts, I have experienced what makes a school great. I think I would have a lot to add to aid in making Elkins even better. I believe in the vision of the school where students are happy, smart, connected but do believe that does not look the same for every student, as their needs are different. I would like to work with the team to ensure that sub-groups and individual students receive what they need every day that they walk into the doors of Elkins Pointe.




Helpful Links:


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Elkins Pointe RFF Renewal Application for 2018-2019

Request for Flexibility Waiver
To further develop students' critical thinking skills and academic achievement, the Council requested a waiver to increase the amount of time to provide remedial interventions, extensions, and enrichment for all students. This concept of this RFF is called Flexible Seat Time for Personalized Learning.

Although the SGC does not plan on using it this RFF until the 2019-2020 school year, the council is renewing this for the period of 2020-2022. Once approved, the RFF may be implemented as part of it the school schedule in the future. We are asking for feedback for the Elkins Pointe MS RFF Proposal. Thank you.



Request for Flexibility Renewal Public Comment Form


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Overview

The purpose of the School Governance Council is to provide parents, school staff, and community members with a leadership role in the management of the school. The School Governance Council is a governing body that is representative of the community and the school but operates under the control and management of the Board of Education. The Council is responsible for making decisions regarding the strategic direction of the school including:

  1. Approve the school strategic plan and updates

  2. Approve the annual budget recommendations and resource allocations

  3. Participate in hiring of the principal (in the case of a vacancy)

  4. Provide annual feedback on principal performance

  5. Interface with the schools’ Title I Committee

  6. Manage the Request for Flexibility process

Regulations and Guidance Resources:

School Governance Council Members

Member

Email Address

Position

Term End Date

Kindra L. Smith

smithkl@fultonschools.org​Principal - Ongoing - n/a -

Tongue, james

tongue@fultonschools.orgChair, 2-Yr Elected Teacher​06/30/2019

Stacy Lampert

lamperts@fultonschools.orgVice Chair, ​2-yr Elected Parent06/30/2020

Carpenter, Kathleen

CarpenterK@fultonschools.orgParliamentarian, 2-Yr Elected Teacher​06/30/2019

Kristen Patterson

pattersonk2@fultonschools.org2-Yr Elected Parent06/30/2020

Nancy Lahey

lahey@fultonschools.orgStaff Representative - Assistant Principal​- 2-Yr Appointed School-based Employee06/30/2020

Rawlings Emory Johnson

johnsonem2@fultonschools.org2-Yr Elected Teacher​06/30/2020

Kristine Allen

allenkm@fultonschools.orga2-Yr Appointed School-based Employee06/30/2019

Caitlin Zygmont

zygmont@fultonschools.org2-Yr ​Community Representative06/30/2019

Sara Ippolito

ippolitos@fultonschools.org2-Yr ​Community Representative06/30/2020


2018-2018 SGC Committees

  • Budget and Finance Committee: Kristen Patterson (Chair) Kindra Smith, Kristine Allen, James Tongue, and Katheleen Carpenter
  • Outreach and Communication: Rawlings Johnson (Chair), Nancy Lahey, Caitlin Zygmont, Stacy Lampert, and Kindra Smith
  • Principal Selcetion Committee: James Tongue, Caitlin Zygmont, Nancy Lahey, and Kristen Patterson

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Request for Flexibility Proposals 2016-2017

The LSGC held a public comment period on the RFF proposals during the November 16, 2016, meeting.
RFF EPMS Interest Form 2016.pdf
EPMS RFF Seat Time Sep 2016.pdf


Strategic Plan 2014-2015

2014-2015 Strategic Plan Overview
2014-2015 Strategic Plan

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SEED Fund Proposal for 2017-2018

The LSGC voted to approve the SEED Fund proposal during the December meeting.

EPMS SEED Fund Application December 2016

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Capital Plan 2022 & Splost

Capital programs provide the resources our students and staff use every day including the school buses our students ride, the construction and renovations of our school learning environments, the technology and equipment used for learning and teaching, safety enhancements that protect our students, the fields our students play on, and even the furniture students and staff sit on each day.

2022 Capital Planning

CP2022 Information Sheet

CP2022 Information Sheet in Spanish

CP2022 FAQ

CP2022 FAQ in Spanish​​​​

RFF Documents


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Select or deselect this item

RFF Decision Letter 2015

Select or deselect this item

RFF Early Release Draft with all edits 10-11-2014

Select or deselect this item

RFF EPMS Flexible Seat Time Final Approved

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Elkins Pointe Strategic Plan

Elkins Pointe Middle School Plan 2020

Plan 2020 de la escuela media de Elkins Pointe

FCS District Strategic Plan

Fulton Country Schools SGC Plan​​​

SGC Funding/Monitoring:

Strategic Plan Monitoring Tool

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SGC Meeting Dates:


August 10, 2018

September 14, 2018

October 12, 2018

November 9, 2018

December 14, 2018

January 11, 2019

February 8, 2019

March 8, 2019

April 12, 2019

May 10, 2019


SGC meetings will be held in the Elkins Pointe Teachers Lunchroom from 7:45 am to 8:30 am (unless noted otherwise)

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SGC Meeting Documents​

2018-2019


Mtg Date: 05/10/2019

Meeting Agenda







Mtg Date: 04/12/2019

Meeting Agenda
​Summary of Meeting Actions
DRAFT Minutes
Approved Meeting Minutes​ 03.08.19


Mtg Date: 03/08/2019

Meeting Agenda
​Summary of Meeting Actions
DRAFT Minutes
Approved Meeting Minutes​ 02.08.19





Mtg Date: 02/08/2019


Meeting Agenda
​Summary of Meeting Actions
DRAFT Minutes
Approved Meeting Minutes​ 01.11.19

Mtg Date: 01/11/2019

Meeting Agenda
Summary of Meeting Actions
DRAFT Minutes
Approved Meeting Minutes​ 12.14.18

Mtg Date: 12/14/2018

Meeting Agenda
Summary of Meeting Actions
DRAFT Minutes
Approved Meeting Minutes​ 11.09.18


Mtg Date: 11/09/2018


Meeting Agenda
Summary of Meeting Actions
DRAFT Minutes
Approved Meeting Minutes​ 10.12.18


Mtg Date: 10/12/2018


Meeting Agenda
Summary of Meeting Actions

DRAFT Minutes
Approved Meeting Minutes​ 09.14.18

Mtg Date: 09/14/2018


Meeting Agenda
​Summary of Meeting Actions
DRAFT Minutes

Approved Meeting Minutes​ 08.10.18

Mtg Date: 08/10/2018


Meeting Agenda​


Summary of Meeting Actions
DRAFT Minutes
Approved Meeting Minutes​ 05.11.18



2017-2018


Mtg Date: 05/11/2018

Meeting Agenda
​Summary of Meeting Actions
DRAFT Minutes

Approved Meeting Minutes​ 04.13.18


Mtg Date: 04/13​/2018 ​​

​Meeting Agenda


Summary of Meeting Actions

DRAFT Minutes

Approved Meeting Minutes 03.16.18​ ​



​Mtg Date: 03/16/2018

Meeting Agenda

Summary of Meeting Actions

DRAFT Minutes

Approved Meeting Minutes​ 2/16/2018​​​

Mtg Date: 02/16/2018

Meeting Agenda

Summary of Meeting Actions

DRAFT Minutes

2018 EPMS SGC Plan - DRAFT​

Approved Meeting Minutes​ 2/02/2018


Mtg Date: 02/02/2018 (Rescheduled)​​


Meeting Agenda

​Summary of Meeting Actions

DRAFT Minutes

Approved Meeting Minutes 12/08/2017​



Mtg Date: 01​​​/19/2018 (Canceled)


Meeting Agenda Note: The Jan. 19, 2018 7:45 AM – 8:30 AM meeting was canceled due to snow days. The SGC Meeting was rescheduled for​ February 02​, 2018 at 7:45 AM in the media center.



Mtg Date: 12/08/2017



Meeting Agenda


​Summary of Meeting Actions

DRAFT Minutes

Approved Meeting Minutes 11/10/2017​


Mtg Date: 11/10/2017
​Meeting Agenda
​Summary of Meeting Actions

DRAFT Minutes

Approved Meeting Minutes

Mtg Date: 10/20/2017
Meeting Agenda
​Summary of Meeting Actions


DRAFT Minutes

Approved Meeting Minutes 09/22/2017​


Mtg Date: 09/22/2017
Meeting Agenda
Summary of Meeting Actions


Draft Minutes

Approved Meeting Minutes 8/22/2017



Mtg Date: 9/13/2017 (Rescheduled Due to inclelment weather)



Mtg Date: 9/11/2017 (Rescheduled Due to inclelment weather)


​Mtg Date: 8/22/2017
Meeting Agenda

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2017-2018

PAST SGC MEETING DATES​​​

September 22, 2017 - 7:45

  • Sept​ember 13, 2017 - 7:45 am (Mtg will was rescheduled due to inclement weather)
  • September 11, 2017 - 7:45​​ (Mtg was ​rescheduled due to inclement weather to 9/13/2017 @ 7:45 am)

August 22,2017 - 4:30 PM​

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2016-2017

PAST SGC MEETING DATES​​

  • August 18, 2016 - 7:45 AM
  • September 14, 2016 - 4:30 PM
  • October 13, 2016 - 7:45 AM
  • November 16, 2016 - 4:30 PM
  • December 8, 2016 - 7:45 AM
  • January 11, 2017 - 4:30 PM
  • February 15, 2017 - 7:45 AM
  • March 15, 2017 - 4:30 PM
  • April 12, 2017 - 4:30 PM
  • May 9, 2017 - 7:45 AM









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Minutes EPMS SGC 05-09-17



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Community Outreach Committee Meeting Agenda 20 JAN 2017



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Community Outreach Committee Meeting Minutes 25 OCT 2016


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2022 Capital Planning



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Choice Parent Advisory 9 22 15



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Personalized Learning - community meetings



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SGC Guidance Documents

TITLE 1 TAB

Title I Body

Title I

​​​​​ What is Title I?

Title I is a federally funded program designed to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic standards and state academic assessments.


The Title I program focuses on the academic needs of the most disadvantaged students.



What is the aim of Title I in Fulton County Schools?

Title I schools receive federal money to provide additional resources to:

  • Support student instruction
  • Improve teaching strategies
  • Increase family engagement



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What is the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)?

Elkins Pointe Middle School participates in the Title I, Part A, Section 1116 of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) school-wide program. Title I is a federally funded program designed to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic standards and state academic assessments. Our School-wide Title I program focuses on the academic needs of all students, and the most disadvantaged students.


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Elkins Pointe Middle School is a Title I School,

what resources do you have for parents?


As a Title, I School, EPMS has a Parent Resource Center located in the Media Center. We hold Parent University Workshops and have a Title I Parent Liaison.


If you would like more information about Title I, our Parent Resource Center, Parent University Workshops or volunteer at the school, please contact our Title I Parent Liaison:



Lisa O'Hanlon Cowles

ohanlon@fultonschools.org


Title I Side Bar

(Updated Oct. 31, 2018)

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TITLE I DISTRICT INFORMATION

Title I District Webpage

Fulton County Schools Title I LEA Parent and Family Engagement Plan2018-2019


Title I de las Escuelas del condado de FultonPlan de la LEA para la integración familiar y de los padres2018-2019


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ELKINS POINTE TITLE I PROGRAM


Title I School-Wide Plan for 2018-2019


Parents' Right Know​ 2018-2019 /Derecho de los padres a saber​​​ 2018-2019



Title I Schoolwide Program Eligibility 2018-2019 /Elegibilidad para el Programa de Título I en toda la Escuela​ 2018-2019



Parent and Family Engagement Plan for 2018-2019/ Plan de Participación de los Padres y las Familias para 2018-2019

School-Family Compact for 2018-2019/ Compacto Escuela-Familia para 2018-2019

Signature Page of School-Family Compact for 2018-2019/ Página De Firmas para El Compacto para 2018-2019

Invitation to Annual Title I Parent Meeting - August 22, 2018 / Invita a Reunión Anual de Padres de Título I - 22 de Agosto, 2018



Annual Title I Parent Meeting PowerPoint Presentation / Presentación anual de PowerPoint de la reunión de padres de Título I

Annual Title I Detailed Meeting Minutes - August 22, 2018 / Acta de la reunión anual detallada del Título I - 22 de agosto de 2018


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GET INVOLVED!

Visit the Parent Rerource Center


Title I - Parent Resource Center ​ / Título I –Centro de Recurso para Padres

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Join our Team

School Community Team Interest & Parent Feedback Title I Form / Equipo de la Comunidad de la escuela y Forma de Comentarios Título I

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Give Your Input


School Family And Community Engagement (FACE) Annual Survey 2018-2019


Encuesta Anual de Compromiso Familiar y Comunitario Escolar (FACE) 2018-2019



STAKEHOLDER INPUT for 2019-2020: PARENT, FAMILY, TEACHER/STAFF & COMMUNITY


ENTRADA PARA EL GRUPO DE INTERÉS para 2019-2020: PADRE, FAMILIA, MAESTRA Y COMUNIDAD



Parent Feedback Form 2019-2020


Formulario para Comentarios de los Padres 2019-2020


Spring Stakeholder Survey FY20


Encuesta de partes interesadas de primavera FY20



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-GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION(GADOE)

GADOE Home Page

Federal Programs, Title I

Information for Parents​

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