APRES SWIM September '21

An Extraordinary Place to Learn

A Message from Principal Wilson

Greetings Dolphin Families!

We have successfully completed the first month of school. Can you believe it? Our scholars and teachers are working harder than ever to make this the most extraordinary year ever and they are off to a great start. Please continue to reach out to your teachers with any concerns you may have regarding your scholar's academic needs. The classroom teacher is the best line of support for classroom specific information.

Thank you for your support and flexibility as we had a few staffing changes that impacted some of our Kindergarten and second grade students. All of our scholars are settled in with their new teachers and classmates and are doing well.

Dolphins, we appreciate your attention to and intentionality when it comes to keeping our scholars and staff safe. Thank you to those who have sent masks and ensure that your scholar arrives at school each day with a mask on. Also, thank you for keeping your students home when they are sick. The best mitigation plan to decrease/stop the spread of COVID is to not send students to school when they are not well. Should your son/daughter begin to develop symptoms such as a runny nose, congestion, cough, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, or severe headache, it is necessary to keep him/her home until those symptoms clear for 24 hours. If a scholar arrives at school with any of the symptoms listed, he or she will be sent home. Safety is our number one priority.

Be reminded that early checkout/dismissal ends promptly at 2:00PM. Anyone arriving to pick your student up after 2:00 PM will be required to wait for our dismissal process to take place as usual. Your attention to this expectation is greatly appreciated. If you are planning to change your scholar's mode of transportation home, please inform the homeroom teacher as well as email the front office to ensure that all parties are aware.

We continue to ask for your support as we navigate this next month of school. Please plan to attend our next PTA meeting on 9/28 at 5:30 PM. If you missed the first one, information on how to join is available in this SMORE. We Need You!!!

Dolphins, it is a privilege to serve such extraordinary families. Thank you for all you do to continue to make our partnership strong and meaningful. Have an extraordinary week, Dolphins!

In Partnership,

Principal Wilson, Proud Dolphin

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Code of Conduct 2021-2022

  • Fulton County Schools is making its Student Code of Conduct & Discipline Handbook available online in PDF format (click the link below). Once you have read the electronic version and have reviewed the contents with your student(s), please take a moment to complete the Acknowledgement of Receipt Form by using the provided link below. All parents and student (over 10 years old) MUST sign this form found within your INFINTE CAMPUS PARENT/STUDENT PORTAL ACCOUNT. This form will be available AFTER Aug 2, 2021. If you would like a paper copy of the Handbook, you or your student can pick one up in your school's front office.

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COVID-19 Reporting and Mandatory Masks

It is imperative that if your scholar has come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID19, if your scholar has tested positive for COVID19, or if he/she is awaiting test results, that this information is reported to the district Parent Reporting Portal immediately. The link below provides access to the Reporting Portal.

Parent COVID19 Reporting Portal

Please DO NOT send any students to school exhibiting any signs of illness, particularly those resembling COVID19 symptoms. Any student with the following symptoms will be required to be picked up from school immediately and asked to remain home until they are symptom free for 24 hours.

  • Fever
  • Congestion or Runny Nose
  • Cough
  • Headache
  • Stomach ache accompanied with vomiting or diarrhea

Any child exhibiting any of the above symptoms will be sent to the nurse's office and immediate pick up is required.

Do know that it is our priority to continue to keep our staff and students safe and we need your support with doing so.

All students are required to wear a mask to school every day. Please refrain from sending your scholar to school with out an appropriate face covering. We have noticed a number of scholars arriving without masks and while we have replacement masks on hand, we are not prepared to provide masks to every scholar every day. Please help us by making sure your son/daughter has a mask when leaving the house each day. We are accepting donations of youth size masks.

Late Start Mondays: Read, Plan, Prepare,

All Fulton County schools will participate in a total of six Late Start Mondays. Schools will reserve the time for collaborative work in PLC's and job-embedded professional learning.

The research is clear: when teachers plan and collaborate about student progress, students benefit. While Late Start Mondays will not impact the regularly scheduled arrival or breakfast times for students, they are afforded an additional hour for arrival on these days. Therefore, we highly encourage parents to use this additional time to create opportunities for bonding time with your scholar. Consider a shared breakfast at home, dialogue and discussion and an opportunity to review with your scholar their grades and progress. Let's make our Late Start Mondays an impactful time for our scholars.

On late start days, scholars may arrive at school as late as 8:40 with no penalty, however breakfast will end at 7:35 in preparation for lunch. The school day will end at its regular time of 2:20.

Students who arrive on time will be located in designated supervised areas while the teacher is in his/her PLC.

The late start days are below:

  • September 20: Late-Start Monday
  • October 25: Late-Start Monday
  • November 15: Late-Start Monday
  • January 24: Late-Start Monday
  • February 28: Late-Start Monday
  • March 21: Late-Start Monday


Enrichment will begin September 16, 2021.

Don't forget to register by September 14, 2021.

School Uniforms and Dress Code


*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. ****


*Randolph ES does not endorse any uniform vendors.

On the Horizon


20 - Late Start Monday (Students may arrive at 8:40 a.m.)

22 - Title I Annual Meeting 9:00 AM

28 - SGC at 4:00 PM

28 - PTA at 5:30 PM


20 - APRES Unity Day

25 - Late Start Monday (Students may arrive at 8:40 a.m.)

26 - SGC at 4:00 PM

28 - PTA at 5:30 PM

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to all Dolphins who celebrated birthdays in August!

District Information

Use the links below to access FCS district information.