Fulton Focus

For the parents and patrons of the Fulton School District

June 29, 2017

A message from the Superintendent

Dear Parents and Patrons,

At their recent June 14, 2017 meeting, the Board of Education took action to finalize the 2017-2022 Strategic Plan and 2017-2018 (FY 18) Budget. The Strategic Plan, which was discussed in the last Focus, can be found at https://goo.gl/iev5u7. This document will guide the thinking and actions of Fulton Public Schools for the next five years. It is divided into core areas of Facilities and Infrastructure, Leaders and Teachers, Curriculum, Parental Engagement and Technology. Each area has specific goals and action steps to implement. The plan is reviewed annually and updated when appropriate.

The approved Budget is found at https://goo.gl/abveNG. It contains significant support information regarding budget development, revenue and expenditures by code, and a variety of comparative data. Perhaps the most informative information for a general understanding is contained on pages one through ten. The narrative and charts indicate the assumptions used for both revenue and expenditures. I will always find time to answer your budget questions or review any portion of the document with you. Please feel free to contact me.

Today, any communication would be incomplete without addressing the student hit by a car on Bluff Street on Wednesday. Obviously, an extremely unfortunate incident. As a District, we will continually stress personal safety to all students; however, most teenagers feel they are invincible. Please encourage your student to be aware of their surroundings and constantly look out for their own safety.

Thank you for sending us great students to work with!

Jacque A. Cowherd, Ed.D.


Big picture

2017-18 School Year is COMING SOON!

As the 2017-18 School Year knocks on our door, there are several items FPS would like to bring to your attention to help make the start of school go smoothly. Information can be found below. As always, if you have questions or concerns, please call Central Office at 573-590-8000.

Online Registration is OPEN!

Go to goo.gl/uHLM4f to log into your Parent Portal to register your child(ren) for the 2017-18 School Year. If you have forgotten your username and password, please call the Technology Office at 573-590-8040 or email helpdesk@fulton58.org for assistance. The deadline for Online Registration is August 4, 2017.

In addition, your Fulton 58 Web Store has a new look! You will now be able to log on to the Web Store https://fulton58.revtrak.net/ from any mobile device and make a payment. There is no need to download an app, just visit the Web Store through the Internet browser on your mobile device. It’s that easy.

You will enjoy the following features with the new update:
- Quick, two-step checkout process
- Convenient login window
- User-friendly design
- And more!

Enrollment Information (for those new to FPS)

In order to complete enrollment, the following items are needed:

1. Birth Certificate and Social Security Number (Requested)

2. Current Immunization Record (Required)

3. Proof of Residency (Required)- must include one item from Group A and one item from Group B:

Group A: Rental Contract, Lease or Rent Receipts (with address), Real Estate Contract signed by all parties, Deed of Trust, Current Real Estate Tax Receipt, Current Mortgage Statement.

Group B: Utility Bill, Employment Document with Address (Payroll, W-4), Bank Statement, Government Acknowledgement of Address (Social Security Letter, Voter Registration Card, TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) Letter, Personal Property Tax Receipt).

If you are unable to provide one item from both groups or have further questions regarding enrollment or placement, please call Central Office @ (573)590-8000.

Enrollment forms can be found at www.fulton58.org under the For Parents tab or at https://goo.gl/FRCzeG

Where can I find Important Information?

Provided below are links to a few essential items pertaining to the start of school. This information can also be found on our website at www.fulton58.org on the Home Page or under the For Parents tab.

Back to School Dates

Building Start and End Times

School Supply Lists

Building Handbooks

Annual Calendar

Immunization Requirements

Chrome Book Agreement

Meal Prices


FHS Fall Athletic Schedules

FMS Fall Athletic Schedules

Important Dates

First Day of School - Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Board of Education Meeting - Wednesday, August 9, 2017 FHS Library

Eclipse 2017 - Monday, August 21 Partial phase start: 11:46:28 AM

No School - Labor Day - Monday, September 4, 2017

No School - Teacher Professional Development - Monday, September 11, 2017

Fall Homecoming - Friday, September 29, 2017

No School - Teacher Professional Development - Monday, October 13, 2017