S.O.A.R Weekly

Freedom Park Newsletter

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Weekly COVID-19 Update

The Richmond County School System works daily to ensure the health and well-being of our students and staff by developing, implementing, and delivering school health services throughout the year. Occasionally, extraordinary efforts are required to meet particular challenges, such as the recent concerns about coronavirus (COVID-19).

We are currently following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Georgia Department of Public Health (GDPH), the Georgia Department of Education and other local, state, and federal agencies. The following page has been established to provide resources and communications from the system to our community.

Sign Up for Infinite Campus

Please ensure your parents are signed up for Infinite Campus. This program will be used to communicate important information to parents this school year. To sign up please visit: https://campus.rcss-k12.org/campus/portal/richmond.jsp?

Did you forget your activation code? https://campus.rcss-k12.org/campus/K12_Custom/cParent/index.jsp?appName=richmond

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Need Help With Homework?

All Richmond County Students have access to FREE tutoring 24/7!

FEV Tutor provides engaging, 1-to-1 virtual tutoring services that are driven by data and personalized for each student. The result is a live service designed to truly drive student achievement gains. Please visit https://www.rcboe.org/Page/60670

Interested in School Council?

According to the Georgia School Council Institute, " a School Council brings communities and schools closer together in a spirit of cooperation to solve difficult education problems, improve academic achievement, provide support for teachers and administrators, and bring parents into the decision-making process. If you are interested, please complete the following survey: https://s.surveyplanet.com/CSXHkZMRn
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Please Keep Sick Students Home

We are seeing an increase in students arriving to school sick or exhibiting symptoms after the medication has worn off. Students must be free of COVID symptoms(without medication) for 24 hours to attend school. Please remind parents to keep their students at home if they are sick. If students exhibit one or more the following symptoms, they should remain at home until they are free of the symptom for 24 hours without medication:

  • Fever greater than 100.4
  • Chills
  • Sore throat
  • New cough or runny nose
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Muscle or body aches
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Shortness of breath
  • Difficulty breathing

Bus Stop Finder

Looking for your bus stop? Want to know the ETA of your student's bus. Check out the Stop Finder app @ https://www.rcboe.org/Page/38851

Arrival and Dismissal Tips

Arrival Procedures

Arrival Time:

Please do not drop students off before 6:50 am. Please use the carline (at the rear of the school) to drop off students. Do not use the parking lot in front of our building or the bus lane to drop students off. This is an unsafe practice.

Early PickUps

Classroom Interruptions

Constantly calling rooms for dismissal so that individuals can “beat the lines” interrupts the last minutes of instruction and confuses our students. It is also hard for students to hear all calls due to the movement in the building. We will not call students for dismissal after 1:45pm.

Poor Attendance

Checking students out early results is a tardy even if it is a few minutes before dismissal. Three tardies result in an absents. The school day ends at 2:30 pm. Please help us to keep a great attendance record.

Hassle Free Dismissal Tips

The following are tips to make your dismissal experience pleasant.

Dismissal by Surname. Please use the last name of your oldest student.

  • If your last name begins with A-M please arrive at 2:15 for the car line and wait patiently in your car.
  • If your last name begins with N-Z please arrive at 2:30. The lines will be much shorter and you will have less time to wait in your car.
  • Talk with your student about moving quickly to the carline when they are called for dismissal. While we understand the need for goodbyes and last minute conversations, it is not conducive to an efficient dismissal.

There are no parent walkups or pickups from the front office to walk home with your students. This is in an effort to keep our staff and students safe in this COVID season. #keepemsafe

Communication @ Freedom Park

At Freedom Park we understand communication is key to a successful partnership between parents, students, and the staff. Below are a few ways we will communicate with you throughout the school year.

  • Weekly newsletter
  • School website: www.rcboe.org/freedompark
  • Robocalls/ Robotext
  • Email
  • School Dojo
  • Class Dojo (please contact your teacher)
  • Remind (please contact your teacher)
  • Social Media Pages