January 13, 2023
Building Excellence Successfully Together
Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!
First Grade Explorers
First Grade has been very busy the past week! We loved learning and playing games to learn all about Theodore Roosevelt, and all of his accomplishments. We have been working so hard on reviewing all of our PBIS expectations after our long break.
Second Grade Explorers
Happy New Year from Second Grade! The school year is flying by! We are all so excited to be back and getting into the swing of things. Second graders are working on developing a realistic fiction piece in writing. They are becoming pros at using adjectives to describe their characters’ traits. We are plugging away in phonics and are becoming stronger when sound mapping words. Students are transferring what they’ve learned in phonics into their everyday assignments, and we couldn’t be happier! Everyone is looking forward to a fantastic second semester!
Congratulations to our November/December Positive Office Referral Recipients
Know Your Going to be Absent? Use the Pre-Approval Absence Request Form
Students should be present in school every day unless illness or other extenuating circumstances exist. The Georgia Board of Education lawfully excuses students for the following reasons: personal illness, death in the immediate family, religious holidays, and other educational days as pre-approved by the school principal.
Parents/guardians must notify the principal of their request by completing the request form located on the school website at least five school days prior to the absence. Submission of parental/guardian request does not guarantee approval. A school administrator or designee will contact the parent/guardian upon the final decision. As in the past, absences for illness, death in the family or religious holidays can be approved by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The principal/designee approval form is to be used for extenuating circumstances only.
- One form is required per student.
- Submit the completed, signed, and dated form to email@example.com.
- Your student’s attendance record will be taken into consideration when reviewing your request.
- A copy of the decision to accept, decline or amend your request will be emailed back to you.
If you would like to request a pre-approved absence, the Absence Request Form is available on our website under Attendance.
Handbook Highlights - Late Arrival/Tardy
Late arrival is any time a student arrives after the beginning of the instructional day. If you are not in the building by 7:40 am, you are considered tardy. If this occurs, parents must accompany their student in the building and sign them in at the front office.
Save Time For You, Less Stress For Your Student
This school year we've upgraded to an integrated attendance system where there is one laptop designated for checking students in and out. While the new process is efficient; a line can form when there are multiple tardies. Save yourself time waiting to check in; and lessen the stress for your children by arriving before 7:40 am.
Hardship Transfer Deadline - February 28
Hardship Transfer applications are available beginning Jan. 1 for parents who wish to apply for a 2023-24 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.
NEW - Georgia K-12 Math Standards
-Ms. Evangelista, CST
Have You Joined Infinite Campus Parent Portal?
The Infinite Campus Parent Portal provides quick and easy access to information for all enrolled students in their household. Find grades, attendance, assignments, schedules, ID numbers, school announcements and more. If you haven't already joined, please do so today as Fulton County Schools is transitioning to managing everything via the portal.
For more information, access the Parent Portal Booklet for Infinite Campus here.
Parents, please encourage your students to check regularly for lost items in the Lost and Found. Please mark all student belongings clearly with the child’s name so that it can be identified. Unclaimed items are donated to local charities after the last school day of every month. January’s date is Monday, January 30th.